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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: November 27, 2018, 05:19:26 PM »
Jeez Seanie that's a pathetic clickbait piece I'm genuinely surprised at you...

The author, Andy Mitten, would be well respected in Man Utd circles I would have thought. Editor & founder (I think) of Man Utd fanzine “United We Stand”.

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General discussion / Re: Belfast
« on: November 25, 2018, 01:21:09 PM »
Mannys fish and chip shop just off Castle Street would be a good one. Not sure about opening hours.

Used to be one in the Kennedy Centre and it was stinking

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 25, 2018, 11:37:15 AM »
Have only a passing interest in the college game, why are Bama so dominant year after year, even after losing so many players to the NFL ? Is it player recruitment, Saban?

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General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: November 24, 2018, 07:34:51 PM »
Cruise control

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General discussion / Re: The Best Burger?
« on: November 22, 2018, 06:26:41 PM »
What are the prices guys, I've never been but judging by the comments they must be bad.

I did look online but cunningly the menu didn't have prices

I remember going about two years ago and got a burger, fries & a drink and it was a very competitive £14

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 21, 2018, 10:24:12 PM »
Smith is in his 13th season. He's by no means a failure. He's not Manning or Brady but he's not Jamarcus either.

Yeah Smith was no bust by any stretch just took him a while to show his worth, like a lot of young QBs drafted at the top of the first round they are often rushed into a shitty situation on a bad team. He was viewed unfavourably for a few years as he was taken #1 and Rodgers dropped to 20 something.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 21, 2018, 01:00:17 PM »
Wow! Hard to believe.  Some going.  What's the thoughts on these two teams? Obviously amazing on offence but will they come a cropper in the play-offs?

They will both be there or thereabout. Rams and Saints are the cream of the NFC. Steelers/Pats/Chiefs in the AFC

If Kansas can hold onto number 1 they'll be dangerous. They have to overcome Andy Reiditis in the playoffs, but that will be easier at Arrowhead.

In fairness to Andy Reid i don't think he has ever had a QB as good as Mahommes. I think they're the front runner in AFC. So much depends on staying healthy from here on in but i'd still have them as slight superbowl favourites even after last nights defeat.


Did Donovan McNabb ever have weapons like Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt and Sammy Watkins? QB production is a function of several things, only one of which is ability. Mahomes is doing really well but he has only played 11 games in the NFL.....lets not send him to Canton already.

Yeah Mahomes looks very good but he has been drafted into a good situation too, I suppose that’s what good teams do

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General discussion / Re: The Best Burger?
« on: November 20, 2018, 10:04:54 PM »
Five guys prices are a joke, and I see they are opening another one on Boucher rd so there must be enough mugs out there

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 16, 2018, 03:19:27 PM »
Starmer is the leader in waiting i think and might be more palatable to the electorate. Imagine if they had have appointed the other Miliband at the time. We might not be where we are.

Labour with Starmer at the helm would cruise a general election, but hard to see the way Labour elect leaders how he could unseat Jeremy unless Jeremy steps aside and he isn't inclined to do that.

Jeremy is too wishy, washy on Brexit and whilst sailing into a sitting duck in May yesterday he should have realised that what she had on the table was as close to Labours 6 targets as anyone is ever going to get.

Yeah he is opposing an agreement that represents his position, go figure

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: November 15, 2018, 09:15:25 PM »
May certainly is determined

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:05:12 PM »
Bell made the right choice. The Steelers were planning to run him tho the ground this season. I hope more players treat this as a business and forget about the nonsense eminating from teams and supporters.

How is leaving $855,000 a week on the table a good “business” decision? that money can never be recovered. His agent and the NFLPA advised him against it.

The Steelers raved about Conners in training camp, he was going to get touches this season

The Steelers raved about Conners because they wanted to pressure Bell into returning. They’ve tried so many dirty tricks with continual leaks to the media that using that as an arm of your arguement is misguided at best.

Staying healthy and knowing your worth is rarely the wrong choice. Fûck another 400 plus touches for a team that’s going to try to use you up with no regard to your future.

Whatever, as they say

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 14, 2018, 05:21:34 PM »
Bell made the right choice. The Steelers were planning to run him tho the ground this season. I hope more players treat this as a business and forget about the nonsense eminating from teams and supporters.

How is leaving $855,000 a week on the table a good “business” decision? that money can never be recovered. His agent and the NFLPA advised him against it.

The Steelers raved about Conners in training camp, he was going to get touches this season

To clarify, I hope nothing untoward happens Conner as its a great story. I do want the Steelers to fail though because of what they done with Bell. If you are the de-facto best RB in the league, and maybe the 2nd best receiver on your own team, surely you should be offered more than 1 guaranteed year. Basically the Steelers were banking on Bell having another MVP like year, then cutting him loose or worse hoping he gets hurt. Bell done exactly what the rest of us would do in the same position.

He wasn’t offered one year guaranteed, the tag for any player is only one year, he was offered $33m gtd over two years in the summer. Teams usually tag players with a view to working out a long term deal. That’s what the Steelers did.

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:46:24 PM »
Bell made the right choice. The Steelers were planning to run him tho the ground this season. I hope more players treat this as a business and forget about the nonsense eminating from teams and supporters.

How is leaving $855,000 a week on the table a good “business” decision? that money can never be recovered. His agent and the NFLPA advised him against it.

The Steelers raved about Conners in training camp, he was going to get touches this season

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: November 14, 2018, 01:20:39 PM »
Just finished American Crime Story: People vs OJ Simpson - thought it was terrific.

Sure everyone knows how it plays out - but being young at the time never realized how badly the prosecution bungled the case.

Gonna try the 2nd season now - about the death of Gianni Versace

There is a great 5 part ESPN one Gabe if you haven’t seen it, goes into even more detail, think it’s the 30 for 30 people. OJ: Made in America

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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:28:50 AM »
@AndrewBrandt is a good follow on Twitter on this type of stuff, he used to be the GM in Green Bay

His pinned tweet is funny

From his Sports Illustrated article today -

Deadlines spur action … or not. As discussed here often, Le’Veon Bell has boycotted his weekly $855,000 paycheck since the start of the season, and as someone who negotiated contracts as both and agent and team executive for a decade each, I have never understood that decision. In an apparent strategy of “saving himself,” Bell will forfeit $14.5 million this season, with no guarantee of making it up, money that is no pure savings—both in cash and cap—to the Steelers. We will find out in March if there is any positive outcome to Bell’s strategy, one that I am told was not endorsed by either the NFLPA or his agent, but my sense is that is money lost for good. A wish or hope is not a plan.

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