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  1. 8 points
    As well as what else might be going on remember that you are grieving. Grief can do terrible things. You might think your doing ok, coping ok, but the body and mind have other ideas. Maybe even causing reactions we don’t recognise as grief at the time as it wasn’t in the instruction manual. Very likely to be a trigger for other things as well. If you’ve had issues with mental health before then grief could well set you back. Even for someone who hasn’t, a major life trauma such as the one you’re going through could easily be a catalyst for a decline in theirs and the illnesses that come with it. I don’t know you, other than the persona you project on the Internet, but you seem to have enough self awareness to be able to separate those thoughts from the reality and to be at least try to recognise when you’re damaging yourself with thoughts about things that are outside your control. If you are ‘getting poorly again’ then know this. You got through it before and you’ll do so again. This time armed with a greater understanding of what may be happening and what’s required to manage it. You also know that you probably need a little help right now. Ask for it, take it. If that wasn’t what you needed, ask for something else, take that. You definitely aren’t alone, even if, in your case, that includes clowns on an Internet forum. Oh and drink will never be the answer. Short term fixes don’t work, they just lead to longer, more challenging recovery periods. Sorry if this all reads a little preachy. I’m not claiming to be an expert and I doubt I’ve written anything you don’t already know yourself, even if you’re ignoring some of it as we all do. I can’t sleep tonight so I might as well distract myself with lengthy replies on an Internet forum. I might not have helped you much, but you’ve helped me. Be kind to your mind.
  2. 6 points
    Villa away. A complete refusal to not walk away with the three points. It was all a countdown after that.
  3. 5 points
    Results back already, negative. Izzy is in school today and not happy.
  4. 4 points
    Paul Gorst 19th September 2020 Liverpool FC are bewildered at recent media reports linking them with Kylian Mbappe. Jurgen Klopp feels signing the French World Cup winning international would block 16 year old Oakley Cannonier’s pathway to the first team. Something about Michael Edwards’ transfer record, yada yada yada, the academy is moving to one big site with the first team, all that stuff. Just copy the rest of it from the same article as usual. Ta.
  5. 3 points
    Report by Dave Usher Not really sure what to think about this. First and foremost I’m relieved we won and contrary to what many seem to be saying, it was completely, totally, 100% deserved. We were by far the better team and created a shitload more chances than Leeds did. We made it unnecessarily hard for ourselves but as this team so often does, they came through to take the points. So that’s a good thing. The ability to just ‘find a way’ is great and that’s what separated us from Man City last year. When the going gets tough, they lose matches whereas we win them. It would be nice if we didn’t make it so hard for ourselves so often though, and just what the fuck has happened to the defence? We’ve gone from being by far the tightest unit in the league to looking like Brendan’s 2014 vintage. Since lockdown the amount of goals we’ve shipped has been alarming. At the back end of last season we could put it down to the lack of intensity after winning the league, but what’s the excuse for this one? Rustiness maybe, but I think it’s deeper than that. We’re conceding loads of goals since fans were no longer allowed in to stadiums. It’s hurting us more than anyone and I don’t just mean the ‘Anfield atmosphere’ thing either. Even having a hostile crowd helps with focus, intensity and concentration. With no fans these games look like training sessions at times and as a result we’re making stupid mistakes and generally not being as switched on as we normally would. That edge that everyone has when playing in front of a packed stadium isn’t there and it’s causing a casualness and lack of focus. The lack of intensity in games also doesn’t help us. We’re great when we’re full throttle but when we drop off a touch we’re not as good with or without the ball. I just don’t think this game plays out like this in front of a full house, but there’s no way of proving that one way or the other I guess. In fairness to Leeds, two of their goals were excellently worked. I can pick holes in how we defended them but it was nice football by them. One of their goals was a gift though, an absolute disgrace in fact. There’s been a real stench of complacency about our defensive play since football returned a couple of months ago. I’m not sure if that’s going to go away until fans are back, but hopefully this serves as the kick up the arse that we need. The back four looked ropey for all of the first half and parts of the second. It wasn’t just because of them though. Leeds players seemed to be picking the ball up in space between our midfield and defence much too easily. There were gaps everywhere and the absence of Fabinho was noticeable. Why that was I can’t say. Maybe Hendo was a little rusty or maybe it was because Naby was in the midfield three? Fabinho not being selected didn’t surprise me at all. Normally it would, but as I wrote in the diary this week, Klopp had a right go at him last week against Blackpool and subbed him at half time. I wondered if there was something to that, and him not starting this game tells me there was and that a message was being sent. The message might have been more effective if we hadn’t had to send him an SOS to go on and shore up the midfield, but hopefully whatever issue there may have been has been sorted, because we’re a better team with both him and Hendo playing rather than just the one of them. This is just a teaser, click here to view the full report Please note that Match Reports are only available to website subscribers. Subscriptions cost just £2 a month (you need to register first) and can be purchased here.
  6. 3 points
    Leicester win for me. We were amazing that day and I think it just killed off City for good. The win against the Mancs was just the icing on the cake for me, Clive.
  7. 3 points
    Speedo Mick is in decent shape these days.
  8. 3 points
    I think it needs to be framed by a freshly battered seal pelt, even as a vegetarian it just feels right.
  9. 3 points
    Well, I've almost finished our front garden, after posting about doing it around 3 (?) years ago! We wanted a butterfly and bumblebee friendly garden. It's a raised bed thing. It was all full of builders' rubble and covered with nicer aggregate. We got a tree surgeon to get rid of the massive shrub, and we emptied the aggregate ourselves. Left rubble/ aggregate outside for people to nick but no one did (possible problem with living in quite a nice area, or just the limp-wristed southerners). It's been brilliant for me and my wife to work on this. After the chemo and adrenal failure I'm fucked for energy all the time. This has been a step-by-step thing, and quite a grind, but gradual progress is such an antidote to all the negative feelings that come with this shit. I used to do gardens for friends, or for social services residential projects with the clients, and did the heavy lifting, but my (truly) better half knows how much it meant to do something creative - other than building settlements on Fallout 4. This is going to sound made up but as we planted the last sedum, a white butterfly showed up. Obviously I killed it - little twat molesting my garden - but it was good to see. Just got to add a bit more weed suppressant and gravel. Will post some photos tomorrow, for Champ's fair but brutal perusal. * Hopefully makes sense.
  10. 3 points
    It was too late once Thatcher got her feet under the table. Said it before, and I'll say it again. We're still living under the systems she put in place.
  11. 2 points
    Just read Yorkshire Reds reply to Stig and all I can say is well said that man. I don't have the facility to rep for some reason, but if I could I would. Grief is a terrible thing, anybody who has been through it will tell you that. Do your grieving now Mate and don't try and ignore it. It's a very painful but very necessary process. I lurked on here for many years before I actually joined and I know there are a lot of very good people here who will listen, understand and support you as best they can. It's really early days Mate and it'll probably get worse before it gets better, but it WILL get better. I'm sure you're in a lot of people's thoughts, I know you're in mine.
  12. 2 points
    Looking at the reviews for the Mark Lewisohn book on Amazon and found one I’m almost certain was wrote by @Tony Moanero
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  14. 2 points
    So you weren't shocked she had a suspected heart attack and you had just taken out life insurance
  15. 2 points
    I bought a Les Paul in Richmond Virginia whilst on holiday. I was really just browsing and got a phone call to say the wife had been taken to the local hospital with suspected heart attack, I had to go quick. I happened to be fondling this LP so I plugged in to a huge Marshall amp and played a few licks around the 12 fth fret, what a bluesy sound. I bought it and shot to the hospital, she was OK. I've never regretted the purchase.
  16. 2 points
    The man’s spot on, D. It sounds like grief. Find something, other things, anything but drink to see you through this. It will pass. Here any time
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  18. 2 points
    I’ve noticed an increased sense of pessimism and knicker wetting across the forum because we appear to be doing it on the cheap and wringing another season out of the same players. Be that as it may we finished 33 points ahead of these cunts last season. They lost 12 games as well. I’m sure the new signings will improve them and it’s never easy going to their place but I still think we’ll beat them.
  19. 2 points
    Neymar is one snide fucking cunt. Can’t stand him.
  20. 2 points
    As you’d expect. I didn’t venture across the threshold but the house smelt like dogs and a four year old boy answered the door.
  21. 2 points
    Origami judging by the way they folded.
  22. 2 points
    I’d happily never watch a modern film again. Far too many old favourites to rewatch and loads of films from the 50s, 60s and 70s that I’m yet to watch.
  23. 2 points
    That started when Thatcher started selling off the council houses Had this out with someone the other day, he was claiming how great it was. Forgetting that the real reason for it was to kill the workers ability to strike. Can't be going on strike with a mortage round your neck
  24. 2 points
    Lol I've never forgotten how great Hypia was. He doesn't get mentioned all that much but what a defender he was. Not up with the true greats like Jockey and Van Dijk but a hell of a player.
  25. 2 points
    Combination of factors. Teams focus on our right hand side; either runners down that flank in exposed space, or swinging crosses towards the area between Gomez and TAA. We'd be even worse without Salah, whose defensive work often goes unnoticed. Trent's young, and has run himself absolutely ragged over a couple of seasons. His positional sense was never the best, but he had the legs to make up for it. With a slight drop off, it exposes Gomez more. Gomez has many positive attributes, but he can be enticed out of position much like Lovren was. Yesterday was a particular example. Leeds would ping the ball towards a forward with his back to goal forty odd yards out, and Gomez would leave VVD's line and look to engage. The player was never going to turn with the ball, instead looking to play it back then run off the defender; it's designed to lure someone out. With our fullbacks so high, we're frequently left with VVD as the deepest player, and all the pressure on him to stay cool. At times he tries too hard, and mistakes creep in. Ideally our midfield cover those holes, but there's been a drop off there too. Coupled with us trying to find a slightly different dynamic to it, that can accommodate more forward runs from the likes of Keita or even Henderson, and the holes become more apparent in their frequency. A lot of this can just be put down to a team that's been highly wound for two seasons finally winning the biggest prize. What should have been their off season was instead an interminable wait to find out if all their endeavours - inches from making history - would be voided without another ball being kicked. There's a reason no side has maintained the standard of near 100 points for three seasons though. Cracks appear when you demand absurdly high standards continually, which is why a decent transfer or two to freshen things up and keep some players on their toes wouldn't go amiss.