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Everything posted by Fierce_LiNk

  1. Game of Thrones

  2. Football Season 2018/19

    Another horrible performance. I'm seriously concerned about the club's transfer policy. What exactly do we look for when we scout or buy a player? Our players can't pass, they don't shoot, they don't move, they can't defend and they don't make others around them perform better. I look at City's squad over the last decade and you could probably count the number of flops on one hand. It's our simple passing and moving that annoys me. Such a lazy team. I didn't see anything today from the team that demonstrated that this is an important derby game.
  3. Football Season 2018/19

    I wasn't hugely optimistic going into the Everton game, so I thought we'd maybe lose 1-0 or 2-1. Was not expecting a 4-0 battering! Team were aawwwwfuuuullll. Everton completely bossed the midfield and tore our right hand side into shreds. Imo, this Everton team have talented players, but I felt that we still had enough in our squad to cause them problems. The easiest game of football that Pickford is ever going to have. Didn't have a single shot on target until the 85th or 86th minute.
  4. Funny Stuff Thread

    This is simultaneously the best and the worst thing that I've seen today. It's an advert that somebody made to promote a property in Australia. More info can be found here.
  5. Football Season 2018/19

    I was out tonight so didn't get a chance to watch the match. Sounds like a crazy game and what a dramatic finish with the disallowed goal. It's all set up nicely for Ajax to come in as the underdogs and swoop in for the trophy. (United were disappointing last night)
  6. I made it halfway through your post before realising that you were on about the Vita. Forgot it existed. Maybe they'll ditch the numbers and call it something else. Playstation Beyond? Playstation Next. Who knows, eh?
  7. Game of Thrones

  8. Game of Thrones

    I get what you're saying about:
  9. Game of Thrones

    A bit of an over exaggeration.
  10. Star Wars has always been very "soap opera in space", so anything goes. If they want to bring back Sidious/Palpatine/whoever, then do it. We've already had Leia flying through space in her Mary Poppins moment, so let's just see how far we can take this! I'm completely fine if they ignore almost everything that happened in Episode 8, btw.
  11. Can you please show your disgust in gif form. Asking for a friend.
  12. It makes sense that we use this as the official thread for PS5 chat, rather than having the discussion in various locations and getting lost. I've also edited the title to make it less clickbaity.
  13. Unlucky, @Choze. We've already got a thread for this in Other Consoles, complete with a misleading clickbait title! You can find it here. I'll lock this one, so we can carry on the discussion in the other thread.
  14. Football Season 2018/19

    I've toyed with the idea of getting an account there, but I just lurk and read at the moment. Biiiig forum though and quick moving, especially the match day threads. I'm the same as you in that I see it as a long term project, too. First thing the club needs to do is work out what's going on with the current squad and which contracts are going to be renewed or not. Looks like Herrera is off, so we'll probably need to get another midfield in the summer. We're probably looking at a centre back, right back (either first choice or to contend with Dalot for the spot), centre midfield and up front. Possibly a right winger, too. Ole has his work cut out!
  15. Football Season 2018/19

    I quite like the look of Dalot and hopefully he'll get better with more playing time. Looks quite comfortable on the ball and isn't afraid to go forward. I like to see that in a right back. Hmm, I'd say it's a combination of things. The injuries have all seemed to arrive at once and there's been a bit of disruption with things like the internationals and cup games. The momentum has been lost a little and that's been reflected in some of the performances, which have dipped slightly. There's also been a run of tough games, especially away and you get the feeling that players are mentally tired. From reading the RedCafe forums, I think most of the fans there are quite realistic and would agree that Ole has done very well, but that the club needs work going forward. I also think the contract or transfer talk around certain players isn't helping (Herrera, De Gea, Pogba) and it has been a very long and rollercoaster season. Personally, I'm enjoying watching the games and there's never a dull moment, but I can also see that we need to go through another rework. You also get the odd one or two who are negative no matter what happens, and there are the ever-optimists who always believe that things will get better. Realistically, we're somewhere in the middle. The team of Ole, Carrick and Phelan looks good to me and I do think that we'll improve. Months ago, we were well out of the top 4 race and now we're in it. We still could turn the Barcelona tie around, too. So, there is a lot to be optimistic about. If we play like we did yesterday but take more shots at goal, then we can still do it.
  16. Football Season 2018/19

    I went through about a dozen different emotions last night. The defending for the goal was terrible and I really feared that we'd go on to lose by more than we actually did. As the first half went on, I thought that the team did well to put Barcelona's defence and midfield under pressure. My personal man of the match was between McTominay and Fred, who were both awesome with their pressing and passing and never letting Barcelona settle. But you are right about Young and a few of the others. For me, Ole brought on the right players but took off the wrong ones, too. Dalot should have been kept on and moved to right back, with Young being the one to make way. He was awful last night. We had the ball on the right hand side so many times and just needed that one great cross into the box. Young couldn't pass, couldn't tackle, couldn't defend or attack. It was really clear last night that he isn't a natural right back, so he probably deserves some slack. Maybe. Overall, I think the result is slightly meh. We didn't do enough up top, especially with the lack of shots on target. There were so many moments where I was screaming for someone to shoot, but instead we'd pass it out to the right as normal. The team just needed to be a bit braver and take more shots on. We managed to get at them in midfield and had enough of the ball to do something with it, but just lacked a bit more. On a side note, the referee was appalling and should have sent off Busquets after 20 minutes. Lingard got a yellow card straight after coming on for absolutely nothing. Busquets made at least 3 yellow card "tackles" in the game and should have walked.
  17. Marvel's Phase Three

    Such a good film. Loved seeing it in the cinema and still listen to the soundtrack often. Would love to play a Spiderman game in that graphic style! We're attempting to watch all of the MCU before End Game comes out. I had already seen Ant-Man and Black Panther fully, and then bits and pieces of films such as Iron Man and Thor. So far, we've seen the first Captain America, Iron man 1 and 2, and watched the first Thor yesterday. According to the list we've been following, Avengers is next. Not going to watch any TV series stuff as I can't be arsed. The films are enough.
  18. good stuff thread.

    I've managed to find a way to get around all of the hassle. Luckily, we have one which is less than a 2 minute's drive from us and I've already worked out the timings of when it's busy or quiet. They never seem to have more than one person working at a time and the people that work there all seem lovely. Haven't had a bad experience yet, so I seem to have hit the jackpot there. Never been there waiting with more than 2 people in front of me. The chitchat is also quite minimal too, so you haven't got to think quickly for interesting stuff to say. I just tell them, "I'm a teacher. I'm tired." They soon leave me alone! The worst places that I've found are the ones that seem to have a different guy working there each time. Where do they find these people?! I had a terrible experience in Newport once where this geezaaaaar told me he was "going to give me the best haircut in all of Newport, blud". By then, it was too late and I was already in the chair and barber-bibbed up. Easily the worst haircut of my life. It was shoooooort. Not short enough to count as bald, not long enough to do anything with it. Just one size all the way around. He did the whole thing with the mirror where they show you the back. Yup, just as shiiiit as the front thanks, blud.
  19. Languages

    Get baaack on iiiiit. I need to do the same, too. Definitely not an easy language to pick up casually. It requires a lot of effort, but I imagine the payoff will be great. Maybe assigning a few minutes a day or a specific day where you can concentrate on it. You may get better results that way. Cheers for that. I've had a look at it and it could be quite useful. I may look to see if there's another multiplatform site out there, just to vary it up a bit as my interest is also in hibernation.
  20. Languages

    I've been having a refresh with Spanish recently and have put quite a few hours in. To just freshen things up a little, I'm going to make more of an effort to read some Dutch and Spanish news sites to at least brushen up on my reading. I use VRT NWS for Dutch (used to be called deredactie) and have had a little look at El Mundo for Spanish. Anyone got any other news sites in these languages that may be worth a look? Quite like VRT and I usually look at that when in Belgium anyway. Any good Spanish radio stations? For Dutch/Flemish, I listen to Stu Bru, which is actually my favourite station now. Brilliant station.
  21. House buying is the worst

    Our hallway has that horrible, dreaded artex on the walls and on the ceiling. We have a small area at the bottom of the stairs where our front door is (like a mini-hallway) that has it, and the entire walls and ceiling above the stairs has it. It's grim, disgusting stuff. We painted over it to begin with, which made it look mildly better, but we have finally decided that enough is enough and have hired someone to sort it out. We have two guys who are plastering the walls and ceiling right now. It's going to take around 3 days, apparently. Whoever thought artex was a good idea needs shooting in the face!
  22. Brexit 2019

    So...May wants another extension, but doesn't want the UK to take part in the European Elections. So, it's again unlikely we'll be leaving in 10 days and will be looking to leave some time before 22nd May. Disappointed with the votes again yesterday, but the results seemed a bit closer. Again, there's something of an appetite for a customs union and/or final vote.
  23. April Fools 2019

    Time to get on that Memrise tiiiime! I quite liked Duolingo's April Fools this year:
  24. Exercise & Fitness: 2019 Edition!

    My left calf muscle was feeling a bit tight on Wednesday, but I didn't think too much of it. Just felt heavier than normal and I put that down to tiredness. I had to cover somebody's dinner duty at school and that meant that I had to supervise a loooad of kids on the sports fields. I normally play a little bit of football with them, so I thought that I'd do that again for some fun. The ball came to me on the right hand side and one of my team mates was in the box waiting for a tap-in. As soon as I swung my right foot to cross the ball into the box, my left calf muscle felt like it was being pulled in about 30 different directions at once. Not sure if I planted my foot wrong on the ground, or over-stretched it too far, but the pain was killer. To make matters worse, I have to help lead lots of sports activities on Wednesdays, but I could barely lift my leg off the ground and plant it again without feeling like shit. Had to try realllllly hard not to let out a fuckton of swear words! I spent all of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday dragging my leg around like I was some sort of mummy. Must have looked like Kevin Spacey in the Usual Suspects at times. It's feeling a bit better now, but I am trying my best to let it recover. Haven't done any cardio or leg exercises since.
  25. April Fools 2019

    I was actually able to translate most of that (about 85-90%). @Eenuh has explained to me the joke, but she's not sure she fully gets it herself as she is of the Flemish variety.