Fierce_LiNk

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  1. I thought it would make sense this time around to un-date this thread, so that we could just have a continuation year-on-year. I'm quite conscious that I didn't get as much exercise done last year as I had hoped, usually due to work. I'm trying to make a deal this time around to leave work sooner so that I can come home and get my exercise done and out of the way. I'm also looking to re-join a squash club, partly for the cardio, but also because it was quite fun and I miss playing it. Already got my third workout in of the new year, but my legs took a hammering the day before yesterday and are still quite sore now. I don't think I worked out legs for about 3 weeks, so I was anticipating this. It's a nice feeling to get back into it!
  2. Stranger Things

    I've seen a few people mention this show already in various threads, so I thought I'd start a new one and we could all talk about it in one place. We just started watching this yesterday. I'm really enjoying the vibes of it all. It sort of reminds me of those old coming of age films like Stand By Me and The Goonies. The way they've filmed it to get that retro look is great and I'm also digging the soundtrack. About to start the third episode in a second.
  3. Football Season 2021/22

    Today's result and performance are both the worst I have ever seen. The performance was embarrassing. Couldn't defend, couldn't pass, couldn't tackle, couldn't find a system, couldn't stick to the system, couldn't discipline ourselves, couldn't motivate and couldn't inspire. It was abysmal. Very unprofessional.
  4. Brexit - UK negotiates a deal

    It has been 2 and a half years since the EU Referendum was held and there are now less than 79 days to go until we will be out of the European Union. It has certainly been a rollercoaster ride during the last few years, with the result of the referendum and the fallout resulting in a very tumultuous time in British politics. For reference, I voted Remain and I have not seen anywhere near enough evidence to suggest that the decision to leave the EU will result in the UK being in a better position than it is currently, in a multitude of ways. I feel that the country has effectively been on pause for this duration, with other important issues having to be brushed aside whilst the Government seems to be fumbling and struggling to come up with a solution of how to make this work. We've seen a Prime Minister resign (in what feels like such a long time ago, now), snap elections caused, a hung parliament, Brexit secretaries come and go, all the while whilst not one, but two national scandals are experienced in Grenfell and Windrush, with both dominating headlines but are now seemingly pushed aside with Brexit taking full focus. It's been a while since we've discussed this on the forum, so it will be interesting to hear other people's views on this. In my opinion, the most important UK political event to happen in our lifetime.
  5. What song(s) are you really into at the moment?!

    I gave Kanye West's Donda a listen to yesterday. I thought it was finally time to take a deep breath and give this a go yesterday. I'm not going to give my thoughts on every individual track, because there's near-30 of the fuckers, and nobody has time to read that.The first track is...I don't even know what it is.The first minute of Jail actually had me feeling a tinge of optimism that there may be some good in this album. But then, it just doesn't go anywhere. There's a good song in there somewhere, but it sounds like he jumped into recording that when he had, say, a quarter of the song. He had idea 1, but should have waited for ideas 2,3 and 4 before finishing it. It's the most frustrating thing on the album for me because you're waiting for something to happen next, but then it just doesn't. The ultimate insult is that there's a part 2 to Jail, which...is another 5 minutes of nothing. The frustrating thing is that it could have been something. You're about a minute or a minute and a half into the song and you have the inclination to believe that it's going to move on, or the drums will kick in, or some other new exciting element will be added...but nope.Unfortunately, I found the rest of the album like that. It's...just very dull. There's no movement there. It's quite empty and doesn't really have a place. There's no catharsis there, no singalong factor, no ability to dance to it or nod your head to it, and other special moments. There are small ideas littered throughout the album, but no "whole" ideas.I have to talk about the amount of writers and producers because...it's utterly, fucking ridiculous. Jail alone has 8 writers and 6 producers. How?! Hurricane has 13 writers and 7 producers...The section on the album's wikipedia where they list the writers and producers is like an essay! When you take all of that into consideration, the amount of people, talent, and how expensive that must have made it to put together, this is nothing but disappointing. You would expect a lot more than what is on the record. I wouldn't even class it as minimalism or stripped back. How can you have that amount of personnel working on an album and class it as minimalism. It's failed extravagance.I had huge reservations about the length of the album and the amount of tracks before listening. My thoughts on the album length and how this hinders the replayability remain the same. I'm in no rush to go through all of that again, for seemingly little reward.
  6. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    I feel like this deserves its own thread. I wasn't feeling too much hype beforehand, but I've found myself glued to it this morning. Just watched the Judo and Swimming medley events!
  7. Football Season 2021/22

    Very satisfying. Completely trashed Leeds, who are lucky we didn't put 10 past them the way we played today. Bruno and Pogba were just unreal. The unveiling of Varane before the game was also just absolutely fucking awesome. What a day. Wish I had Groundhog Day-syndrome so that I could experience this over and over again.
  8. Grand Theft Auto Remastered Trilogy

    That is Rockstar's logic. "If we release GTA III in 2001 and then again in 2021...that's GTA III + GTA III which makes GTA VI!"
  9. Grand Theft Auto Remastered Trilogy

    Nice try, Rockstar. Just drop GTA VI on the table and leave quietly.
  10. The Exercise & Fitness Thread: The Struggle Is Real

    Looking juicy as fuuuck, @Ashley. Well done!
  11. Football Season 2021/22

    The Messi situation is very distasteful to me. Yes, the player is one of the greats, there's no arguing with that. However, he's jumping/being pushed/whatever from a Spanish team that has enjoyed many (illegal) benefits from the Spanish government to a French team that is funded by the Qataris. It seems to be that in order to get ahead in football these days, you need to be backed by a state. Of course, millions of fans will flock to PSG now because the modern day fan follows the player, rather than the team. I'm hoping football just folds in own itself and we start to see more of a drive towards academy players or youth prospects. It's just become silly and is growing further and further out of touch. What we now have is real life Ultimate Team in PSG.
  12. Football Season 2020-21

    New season, new thread! Arsenal have just scored the first goal of the new season. Could it be a huge year for them? How will Chelsea's new signings settle in? Will Fernandes continue to lift United higher in the league? Here is the link for the new N-Europe Fantasy Football League League code is: lvnod7 in case you need this.
  13. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    Go full WWE. Every athlete to have their own theme music, pyrotechnics, ring announcements, the lot. BAH GAWD, IT'S BOLT. BOLT WITH A CHAIR! DAMN HIM TO HELL!
  14. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    I'm really enjoying the competition. Rugby Sevens, the gymnastics, and the hockey have all been highlights for me. However, it has been a pain trying to follow the coverage of it. It seems all over the place and it's very hard to tell what's live and what isn't, due to the timings. It's also tricky trying to work out who is on and when. So, if you wanted to watch, say, GB play Rugby Sevens, it's not easy to see what exactly that is. Or maybe there is a way that I haven't come across. The actual competition side of things is great. Argentina beating South Africa whilst a man down was so exciting to watch. Tbf, there hasn't been anything that I've watched yet that I haven't liked.
  15. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    Major congratulations to Tom Daley and company who won their medals today. I have to admit that even I was choking up a little watching him again on the news just a few moments ago, as he finally ended his wait for an Olympic Gold medal.
  16. That's the key bit right there. These are people who have dedicated their passion, careers, and lives towards science and medicine. Furthermore, it's not a small handful of scientists and medical professionals urging people to take the vaccine, but the overwhelming majority, across many countries and continents. It's unanimous. On a very related note, I had my second vaccine today. I had a slightly sore arm last time around, as if somebody had given me a really hard punch. It was still very surreal being at the vaccine centre as one of the last times I was there (pre-Covid) was to take a group of children ice skating at Christmas, a few years back. Aside from that, the whole process was efficient and the people working there today were just as lovely as they were the first time around.
  17. Football Season 2020-21

    Rashford mural defaced FA review after fans break into Wembley Racist abuse of England players condemned by FA and Boris Johnson 49 arrests in London following the final For such a beautiful game, football sure has its many ugly parts.
  18. Football Season 2020-21

    That was after Grealish came on, which was a major step in the right direction. It could have happened a lot earlier, though. After Chiesa went off for Italy, they weren't really creating as much as they were when he was on, so there was a chance to do something. On the plus side, Pickford did well in that shootout and at least gave us a chance. He did his bit.
  19. Football Season 2020-21

    I feel like the game was lost as soon as Italy scored. Arguably, maybe even after half time. When Italy scored and a little before that, they were on top and mentally looked stronger. England just created less and less as the game went on. The talk will be about the penalties, but that bench was strong enough to win the game. The players who needed to come on came on way, way too late. Even Grealish should have had more time.
  20. Football Season 2020-21

    Yeah, I feel that the penalty order was really strange. Sancho and Rashford literally just came on. They really should have come on maybe 20 mins earlier. Sterling should be taking that 5th penalty. Mad that Saka was taking it.
  21. Football Season 2020-21

    That's so frustrating. Rashford didn't look confident coming up. Neither did Sancho. I think Southgate cocked up by bringing those two on so late and pretty much straight into the shootout. No rhythm for the game at all. Saka didn't have a great game either. Surprised Sterling didn't take that 5th penalty.
  22. Football Season 2020-21

    Narrator: Jack did miss.
  23. Football Season 2020-21

    Pickford to become a hero. He'll save two.
  24. Football Season 2020-21

    Rashford took his clothes off like 10 minutes ago. Where is he?!
  25. Football Season 2020-21

    This is edging closer and closer to penalties. Dear god...