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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« on: August 25, 2014, 05:22:12 PM »
Tiger Woods and Sean Foley parting company.

This is very bad news for everyone else on the tour(s).

What Foley has done to Tiger's game (at Tiger's direction) has been painful to watch. It was an interesting experiment, but it failed, and even with all of the injury issues, time should have been called on this a long time ago...

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 25, 2014, 04:44:28 PM »
anyone else think that Kagawa would be a great fit at Liverpool, or is he maybe a little bit too close to coutinho?

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 22, 2014, 07:42:07 PM »
http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2892/transfer-zone/2014/08/22/5052949/etoo-undergoes-medical-ahead-of-liverpool-switch?ICID=OP

Reports that both Samuel Etoo and balotelli are having medicals for Liverpool today with the former on a one year deal.

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General discussion / Re: 2014/2015 Premier League.
« on: August 18, 2014, 03:44:23 AM »
Man City  15/8     
Chelsea  15/8   
Man Utd  11/2     
Liverpool  15/2     
Arsenal  9/1   
Tottenham  50/1   
Everton  80/1   

Odds for the main players.

Too early in the window yet to set out hopes for Utd but a return to the top 4 is a must.
 

with the first weekend over- not much change (paddy power prices)
chelsea 2.75
man city 3.2
arsenal 6
man U 9
liverpool 11
spurs 51
everton 101

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 17, 2014, 03:51:16 PM »
Was surprised that Can didn't start in place of Lucas. Lack of sharpness today. A lot of sloppy last balls and balls to nowhere without checking the runner. Southampton looked very good and will shape up nicely through the year.  Koeman and van Gaal may be renewing their old battles.

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General discussion / Re: Most Dominant Champion
« on: August 13, 2014, 08:10:36 PM »
Jahingar Khan in squash, unbeaten competitively for 5 years. Pretty impressive...

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General discussion / Re: USPGA
« on: August 12, 2014, 04:01:06 AM »
Mcilroy would do well to take more from Mickelsons book in terms of class and he will have the success as well as having the love of all golf fans across all globe.

Lads,
going to have to go with a significant disagreement on this one and its not just about "class" or "love of all fans". Mickelson is a professional sportsman, of the very highest calibre. He is uniquely talented and can do more with a golf ball and a club than pretty much all of the humans on the planet that have ever tried. Additionally he is a sponsor's dream, he shows up early and prepared for every engagement, he and his caddy are well briefed and prepared and he and Bones can charm a room. He is whip smart, engaging, dedicated and ruthless when the chips are down, pretty much the model professional athlete.

You will however be expecting a but here, and there is one, though I don't know if it relevant. Golf is a singular profession, the essence of the solo athlete, the pressure, the drive, and the focus required to make it as a professional golfer especially one who has one multiple majors in this competitive era leaves very little room for the nice guy. Known on the tour as FIGJAM (f**k I'm good, just ask me) Mickelson is legendary for the singular nature of his focus, which is very much on him. He is also far from loved by all golf fans, and far from loved by his fellow tour players. I do not agree with the putting of athletes on pedestals for anything other than their ability and success, so I very much admire the brilliance with which Mickelson plays the game, but to dismiss McIlroy for some perceived lack of class is, I think, not being aware of the context.

McIlroy is a highly intelligent young man, and he was very aware of the the situation on 18, Mickelson is also no slouch. The rules officials indicated that the last 4 players would be treated as a four ball on the last hole (very possibly after a McIlroy prompt), and were able to tell the US tv officials.

It appears, (as we can't hear what the official says) that Mickelson was informed only that the last twosome would hit up, as Bones says something like "tell them wait 30 seconds and then fire away". It was only when they got to the green after Mickelson and Fowler stood around for a while that the second hit up was made clear to Fowler and Mickelson, who was visibly annoyed by the ruling and was even at odds with the four ball ruling the officials had indicated. Two reasons, one it meant Mickelson had to wait some additional time to play his shot in the quickly disappearing light, but secondly that McIlroy would have more light to read his putt(s) for the PGA, or that he would have to make the call and come back and finish ion the morning knowing what he had to do for a major.

McIlroy's presentation speech was genius, he thanked Mickelson and Fowler for allowing them to play up, (despite the fact that they had been told to play as a 4 ball by the officials which they did not) and calling it a very sporting gesture. This then left Mickelson in no position to bitch in the post presentation interview in which he was very gracious, and indeed came out looking like Mr Magnanimous, so everyone came out a winner right?

Well everyone except Phil and Fowler. Had PM played a normal two with Fowler, he would have and a better read of his chip, which he came damn close to holing out which would have put significant additional pressure on Rory, and also Rory's depth perception in the bunker would have been worse, and his ability to read the putts on the green on 18 would also have been worse. Fowler was also left waiting longer on his putt, and the lip out showed how difficult the reads were becoming. That lip out cost him $500,000 from 2nd to share of third. The ruling tilted the result in Rory's favor, and for that Phil should rightfully be pissed, however his public persona can not allow that to come out on tv (too much) and Rory pre-empting him on the acceptance speech.

Rory is doing very well, he is maturing and growing in the public eye in a very very intense position. It's a tribute to the granite with which he must be hewn, that he is dealing with the year that he's had so well, and is pulling an unbelievable victory out of the bag with not only incredible talent, but also a very sharp mind.

That young man will be around the top of leader boards for a very long time to come and that, well to me that's class.

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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:00:57 PM »
actual quotes from wedding websites as compiled by the new yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/excerpts-wedding-web-sites-wedding-season)

ColinAndMaryTieTheBowTie.com:

DRESS CODE: Think Wes Anderson’s characters as they’d dress if they were being interviewed by Howard Stern, and Teddy Roosevelt if he were displayed in a taxidermy museum, mixed with Audrey Hepburn as she appears in everything. Children are welcome to dress as their favorite woodland creature. Canines, come as you are. There will be red-velvet dog cookies.

For those of you currently practicing “free the nipple,” we will supply robes for the ceremony.


PaulAndChrisBecomeOne.com:

We trust that the saplings we sent you two summers ago are now blossoming under your attention and care. We appreciate the time it took for you to sing Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” to them daily. We will be planting them during the reception in what will henceforth be called The Love Forest. (For a tree-hauling service near you, contact 1-800-BIG-HAUL)

SaraAndGabeJoinTheClub.com:

A short eight-hour drive from your lodgings is an air shuttle to the summit of Mount McKinley. Please grab an emergency protein bar before entering the Cessna. Because of the D.I.Y. nature of this affair, you may have to share an oxygen mask with your neighbor. (Remember: three breaths, then switch.) Update: Because of an avalanche that killed four tourists last week, we ask that you not make any quick or jerky movements during the ceremony.

FelixAndBettyMadeAWebsite.com:

We do not believe in weddings, as they are exclusive, unjust, and essentially a means of societal and governmental control. In order to take back ownership of our relationship, we are supplying you with a new lexicon to use at our nuptials complicitous gaining of a life partner:

Wedding = The gathering

The Big Day = The Great Day

Ceremony = The show

Vows = The important word exchange

Bride = Woman of the gathering

Groom = Man of the gathering

Cocktail hour = Time chunk of spirits

Cutting of the cake = The sacrifice

Reception = Shebang

Honeymoon = Maplesaturn

We appreciate your adherence and look forward to mingling with you after the sacrifice.

WhatIfYouWereAChinchilla.com:

As many of you are already aware, the bride and groom are currently on a hunger strike to show their support for The People Against Chinchilla Farming. We will not be supplying food. Please do not bring food. Love will fill us up. Long live chinchillas.

SamAndGretaUntilEvenAfterDeath.com:

Our signature cocktail, the Heart Thumper, will feature vodka infused with the tears that Greta shed after I asked her to marry me. We are so thrilled to share real artifacts from our courtship with you, our closest friends and family.

LittleSpoonBigSpoon.com:

The bride and groom, as you know, are community-minded and believe foremost in philanthropy. They ask that you not bring gifts, but ask instead that you honor their union by coming prepared to donate your hair.


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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:59:47 PM »
Cavani's agent claims he has spoken to the pool, replacing one Uruguayan with another?

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AZ,
I'm renewed ignore my personal message
PEBKAC...
HB

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 07, 2014, 04:17:32 PM »
I would take 2 from that list blewuporstuffed

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:44:20 PM »
very surprised at the Falcao bid:


Liverpool have made an eye-catching attempt to bring Radamel Falcao to Anfield only to be informed the Monaco striker is destined for Real Madrid this summer.

The Colombia striker was subject to an inquiry from Liverpool several days ago as Brendan Rodgers attempts to secure a replacement for Luis Suárez. Liverpool’s approach revealed the 28-year-old, who missed his country’s captivating World Cup campaign with a cruciate ligament injury, is set to follow James Rodríguez out of Monaco but that a deal with European champions Real is close to being agreed. The inquiry from Liverpool has gone no further.

Falcao is keen to return to Madrid having enjoyed a successful two-year spell in the Spanish capital with Real’s local rivals, La Liga champions Atlético. He left that club for a reported £50m last summer but has not settled in Monaco and suffered the knee injury that destroyed his World Cup hopes in a French cup tie in January.

Manchester City have also shown interest in the former Porto forward, with both Premier League clubs understood to be keen on a loan deal with an option for a permanent transfer. However, Falcao appears Real-bound

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General discussion / Re: USPGA
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:36:25 AM »
I have to say I would love to see Tiger win this weekend. I just don't think he can. ..

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General discussion / Re: USPGA
« on: August 06, 2014, 11:39:35 PM »
Patrick Reed and Ogilvy as the outsiders, with Lowry as well (all each way). Rory on the nose.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: August 06, 2014, 04:10:24 PM »
that kid you have Tyler Blackett, he did very well on the US trip. He looked better than Smalling and very comfortable on the ball under pressure. Is he in with much of a shout of the UTD starting team? he's as good as any of the current crop no?

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