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  1. Transfer Talk Topic

    I don't see what Grealish brings that would improve what we have. His position is #10 and Pulisic, Mount, Haverz are all better than him in that position. He would struggle to get starts.
  2. Has anyone mentioned Les Fridge, yet? Disappointing is not usually a word I would bandy about. He had a good season with the Juniors and so was given a debut. We lost 5-1 to Watford. He never played again. To be fair, he had to cope with Doug Rougvie as a defender.
  3. Our first tv was a Teleton portable TV in the '70s. We only got it because my uncle worked in the warehouse and was really cheap with his discount. I would have been about eleven or twelve. Even once we got it, we still mainly used the radio or, as my parents would have it, the wireless. Now that I am writing this, I wonder how they might have thought it could be wired! The sort of thought that, if voiced, would earn me a clip round the ear. I still do use the radio more than the TV. Anyway, the TV broke down a few years later, and we discovered it would cost more to replace than repair. Dad briefly toyed with building his own. He had built a record deck, amp and tape recorder, and he worked at the valve company, so he ought to be able to get the tubes. But, with Dad, enthusiasm for this kind of thing often quickly waned. He never liked the TV much anyway, probably because it came courtesy of an uncle he did not like much.
  4. Dad worked on Magnetrons in the early 70s. No, they are not robots that can morph into vehicles. They were valves that were used to generate the microwaves used in radar systems. But unlike your domestic microwave, they were rated in Giga-Watts. That's the kind of microwave that would not so much cook your dinner as instantly vaporise it. :-)
  5. Euro (2020) 2021

    He knows that the most important in football is support, especially for an England manager. He has to pick players from Man Utd and Liverpool because they are the most supported clubs in England. An England manager never picks the most talented players for the squad or a team of players most able to work together to get results, but rather a team that satisfies the prejudices of a media that slavishly follow narratives. We have known this since Hudson was ignored by Alf Ramsey or the desperate attempts to squeeze the likes of St. Stevie or Paul Scholes into an England midfield despite the penchant of the former for losing possession by ill-judged long balls and the second for scissor tackles. I stopped watching them after the 2006 finals because I could see that the England team had not substantially changed in my lifetime and probably never would. I can't see the point anymore.
  6. How's your German? Supporting the right mannschaft is very important.
  7. Super Cup is in Windsor Park, Belfast in August against Viilareal and we will also have the Club World Cup in the New Year along with the usual three domestic competitions and the CL. We are going to need our big squad.
  8. Lovely
  9. Khobar's Legacy

    The Bluemoon website is the nearest thing to victimhood in its purest form outside the boundaries of Liverpool FC. Apparently, everyone is against them including commentators, pundits, match officials, the FA, Premier League and UEFA. It's sad to see a club railing against the world for the unfair disadvantages they have suffered.
  10. Khobar's Legacy

    The easiest way to cure yourself of that feeling is to spend a couple of minutes looking at the comments on their fan sites. Talk about entitlement.
  11. Khobar's Legacy

    As my lecturers keep telling me: Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
  12. Official: Willian Departs And Signs For Arsenal

    The way RM are going, they might be fined considerable sums by UEFA (along with Barce and Juve). Of course, they will probably be let off on the grounds of the damage it could do to the marketability of the Champion's League. I would take back Hazard but if he could sort out his dietary issues. I am not sure how I would fit him into the team though. He is not a 6 but a 10 and so would be competing with those playing between the lines (I.e. Mount and Ziyech). He could play on the left, I suppose.