Jon

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  1. Football Season 2018/19

    Abramovich would save himself a fortune in compensation if he didn't give every new manager a 3 year deal, that final year is never needed.
  2. FIFA World Cup: Russia 2018

    Game changed when Sterling went off, yes he was pony in front of goal but his pace gave them an outball and in absence of him they just resorted to long ball's that did nothing. Harry Kane faded badly in the last two games and Rashford offered nothing when he came on throughout the tournament. Really there was only one option. Danny Welbeck Certainly no disgrace from England, did way better than expected, just a shame to let such a great opportunity slip away. Regardless of who won last night, I feared for them against France in the final.
  3. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    You really do not need to be doing higher than a set of 5 for Deadlifts, if you drop the reps and up the weight. I usually do a couple of lighter sets before doing 3 sets at my working weight.
  4. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    Last year I ran two half marathons in a 3 week period. I trained for 12 weeks leading up the first one which I did in 1:33:34, finishing 180th overall. 3 week later I did the Amsterdam one and ran it in 1:39.01. Looking back on this I wouldn't go two so close to each other again, unless it was literally a week. You go from such a high to the low of going back to training for the 3 weeks between races and it's really hard to run the long run in between again. So much of doing a good time is down to conditions. It was 30 degrees for the Amsterdam race and it was absolutely mind over matter. I saw people collapse on the course from exhaustion and the heat and personally it was the worst experience of my life, the last few miles in particular were brutal. The reason I mention all this? Starting training for the Hackney Half Marathon on Monday. Hoping for a sub 1 hour 30 minutes time hopefully!
  5. Wasn't overly impressed with this. Like The Force Awakens, it seems to be be a myriad of recycled plot ideas from the original trilogy with no substance. The whole space scene with Leia was frankly absurd and really had no time for Luke's arc at all.
  6. bad stuff thread.

    Been a rough few weeks of late. My grandma passed away after a long battle with dementia and two days ago my cat died. He went in for a minor operation on his tooth, came through it unscathed but sometime later he stop breathing. The vets tried to resuscitate him but to no avail. Breaks my heart to think he was there all alone and I really can't imagine going back home for Christmas now knowing he won't be there.
  7. Uber loses its license to operate in London

    Can't speak for London but I have used Uber hundreds of time in Edinburgh and cannot recommend it enough. Taking options away from people is never a good thing and keeping down technological advances won't wash for long. I understand Uber need to improve their business practices but a lot of this seems like smoke and mirrors used to disguise that they don't want to take away from the black cab business.
  8. Weight Loss & Fitness 2017

    Signed up to run two half marathons in 3 weeks which start in a couple of months. Scottish Half Marathon on September 24th and then the Amsterdam Half Marathon on the 14th of October. Feels strange to kinda of abandon the gym (still go at least once a week) for running every day but training is going pretty well so far and I'm aiming to get somewhere near the 1 hour 30 minute mark for the first one. If anyone fancies donating to my charitable cause, would much appreciate it http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/fundraiserPortalHome.action
  9. Rudiments of Music

    It really depends on what you want to learn? Do you want to more about the theory of music? reading music, understanding time signatures and music notation? Or are you interested in learning more technically about an instrument like the guitar for example. How notes relate to each other? what makes a chord? Switching chords? building musical sequences.
  10. Do you get offended?

    I don't really get offended that much and I definitely agree with what most people have said. Dead baby jokes don't personally offend me but as Moogle said they are in no way a joke, it's not humour, it's just dark twisted. I guess for me the only time I would be offended is if someone took maybe some insecurity or issue I had and used it to make a joke at my expense. Probably wouldn't be too big a fan of that. As Flink has said, a lot of it comes down to context, if you think someone might take offence to a particular joke, be it because of race, personal history etc, don't make that "joke".
  11. bad stuff thread.

    Not to shit on anything you said as I know first hand what it's like to go through something like that. I had to wait the best part of 4 years before I could get throat surgery and unfortunately i couldn't afford to go private and there were very few surgeons who able to carry out what I needed. Anywayyyy, I still am very grateful to the NHS for everything they did for me, certainly wasn't an ideal amount of time to wait but I didn't really have any alternative.
  12. General TV Thread

    That would depend on what season of Veronica Mars you are referring too.
  13. Netflix

    Really? Jessica Jones was such a borefest for me, so little character development. The best character (Killgrave was well underused and so there were so many filler episodes. I thought JJ just whined the whole time and it was never really all that apparent what her abilities were. I really didn't think they paced the story well at all.
  14. Netflix

    For the most part I enjoyed it. My biggest issue was that each episode was just too long, far too much filler content that could have been removed to improve the timing and pacing. Good to see a show tackling a difficult subject matter and not shirking away from showing the harrowing moments.
  15. Football Season 2016/17

    I think you need a wee bit more variety than 3 teams there haha.
  16. Weight Loss & Fitness 2017

    You really don't need to stretch before a workout, in fact most "experts" will say it can actually harm you. You want to dynamic moves, nothing static. After a workout is different, static stretching when you're muscles are activated is good and will vastly improve your flexibility.
  17. Weight Loss & Fitness 2017

    I went back to it after a few months and the worst part for me was the damage to my hands. Probably went too heavy to start with and it ripped a good bit off my hand, took a couple of weeks before I could lift at heavier weight again without having to use straps.
  18. Football Season 2016/17

    The question has to be asked, why the fuck was Ashley Young captain against Chelsea? I know the team lacked an established captain but looking at that line up, surely Valencia or De Gea were better choices than one of the scummiest players the league has seen?
  19. Weight Loss & Fitness 2017

    The most important thing now though is to come up with a name for it that invokes the thought of terror and pain whilst also sound trendy and hip.
  20. Football Season 2016/17

    Best thing for Arsenal would be to miss out on the top 4. Then god forbid when Wenger does sign on again, he can't bang on about continually getting us into the champions league.
  21. Football Season 2016/17

    I've never heard one bashing of Leicester regarding European co-efficients haha. It's like the equivalent of a posh putdown.
  22. Football Season 2016/17

    Wenger should announce he's leaving now, so the next few months can be about the celebration of the man. Last night was no surprise, we only know how to play one way. We have no tactical fluidity and we literally fell apart when Kos came off. Kieron Gibbs being given the captaincy was the icing on the cake. Last season we should have won the league when everyone else was falling apart, we didn't. Year after year we fall way, who gives a fuck about last 16 of the UCL, we're never a factor to win it. Ozil has been pony for months but he can do what he wants because Wenger doesn't have the backbone to give him a rollicking or drop him. It's beyond laughable that our club is still ruled by one man's iron fist. The club is in a prime position to be taken over by one of the young up and comers like Tuchel, all the foundations are there, we just need a new vision. People keep on banging about the "What Wenger has done" narrative, no Arsenal fan questions the legacy the man has the club but surely now everyone looks at the last 10 years and we've won 2 FA and challenged for nothing else. The time for change has long since passed. Beyond fucking delusion that the board have already offered him a new deal, just goes to show that as long as Stan is getting his dolla, he ain't giving a single fuck.
  23. Weight Loss & Fitness 2017

    I think what @Daft has to do is post one of his pre-workout era photos alongside his current demigod status, see what is possible with a lot of hardworking and commitment.
  24. Football Season 2016/17

    They're going by what history has given them. Big talk mid season, always falling away by the end.
  25. Macbooks

    It's very much a personal preference really. Personally i've used Macs for the past 10 years and wouldn't go back. I spend a lot of time using Macs for film work, using pretty system intensive programs like AVID, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Cinema 4D and Photoshop, so it's really important to me to have a stable system that doesn't crash. Not to say you can't get that on Windows but for me, I can count on one hadn't the amount of system crashes i've had since I started using Macs many years ago and that wasn't the case for me back in the Windows days. Probably the creative in me too but I just love the whole Mac Aesthetic, and pre-brexit the price was overly terrible. They are a bit steep now which might make many people hold off jumping onboard.