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  1. New three part mini series starts this Sunday, first one is National Anthem which is described as "a political thriller in which fictional Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a huge and shocking dilemma when Princess Susannah, a much-loved member of the Royal Family, is kidnapped." Given the 'Shocking dilemma' is that... Warning! The following content is NOT WORK SAFE. Click the Show button to reveal. the prime minister must fuck a pig live on tv as a ransom ...then it's your usual Brooker fair. Liked bits of Dead Set but it tailed off after the first few so I wonder how this will go.
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    Fallout 4

    Loved fallout 3, New Vegas was good but nowhere near the levels of 3, bring on 4. http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2013/12/12/fallout-4-reportedly-exists-is-set-in-boston/ Hitting stores sometime in the distant future.
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    The Daily Show

    Coming back to the UK from the 23rd July on Comedy Central Extra. Mondays will see the Global Edition of the show, with Tuesdays-Fridays being the previous night's US episode. 'The Daily Show' Returning To UK TV
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    I'd suggest you do more reading but not sure it'd help. Though it does prove transfers get easier the further down your list you go.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Wasn't being entirely serious, it just happened to be a world record for a lame, decrepit cart horse.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Spend 35 million on Andy Carroll.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    Talking of playing to the crowd.
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    The shitness of modern football

    The willful celebration of ignorance in football from the lauding of personalities like Charlie Nicholas, Richard Keys and Paul Merson down.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    I trust in Klopp though at some point you'll realise that I don't care whether it's FSG, DIC or WTF I'll still say things as I see it rather than follow the baying mob and play to the crowd.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    I think he'd be fucking embarrassed at what he read and wouldn't want any part of it, and I think his comments throughout his career would bear that out.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    Short of the year we sold Suarez we've barely broke even, sorry, correction, i think we may have hit the heady heights of 1 million profit one year. Edit - 2013-2014 accounts was the first time we'd made a profit in seven years with a mind blowing 900k, 2014/2015 it was 60 million before tax, 2015/2016 19.8 million loss (before Tax).
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    If the will wasn't there there's a hell of a lot easier ways to go about it. The bullshit we saw about intentionally tapping up van Dijk to sabotage the deal was bizarre. Assuming you have kids whats the easieat way not to take them to Disneyland, is it to not mention Disneyland and book somewhere else or tell them they're going string them along and book somewhere else at the last minute? We might sign Keita and Van Dijk, we might sign one, we might sign different players but it doesn't make the interest any less real.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    We also have to realise that if you want to buy a player on a long contract that the club doesn't want to sell then it's not going to happen on a supporters timescale but on the selling clubs doesn't matter how much money you have or what order you speak to the club and player. It'd be interesting to know how many times a club is approached before a buying club reaches an agreement with a player/players intermediaries.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    It would be right to aspire to a position where a club submits a formal bid for a player and, once given permission to speak to him, then agree terms. It would be wrong to assume we're an outlier in the way the system currently works with the players interest tested before the clubs. People hang off every word Paul Joyce says then slag off the club for leaking the information to him yet, in his own words, the majority of the information on Keita, as an example, is coming from abroad. Infact I believe he said very little is cominv from the club at the moment, Van Dijk was obviously different. We say the club should shut up shop then complain that the absence of information is proof of the absence of work being done. We criticise the club and say how disgraceful it is that we've tapped up a player and how our best players would be well within their rights to want a move to a less morally dubious club then try to ship them off to Barcelona without a hint of irony. We judge the efficency of other clubs signings by the day they're signed and ours from the day they're first mooted as a target all while ignoring the endless headlines and assuming we should just put the money on the table like they do. It's an endless stream of contradictions and willful ignorance to whats going on around us, we don't exist in a bubble, we aren't leaving players in limbo and jeopardising their futures, it isn't the most embarrasing thing to ever happen to a club, we're just going the the messy process of transfers the same as everyone else to varying degrees of success.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    If thats what we were talking about the answer may have been different. But I agree we should act more like the big clubs, maybe take our lead from the Barcelona's and Madrids on how we should conduct ourselves.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    A) not defending FSG defending the mechanics of transfers and how it applies across the board. B ) playing to the mob, as I said given you don't like detail then agreeing with you and others was the easiest option especially when the answer is neither flat yes or a flat no as a Yes would have had people descending into madness. The best thing about all of this is it isn't the detail people don't like it's the detail when it's perceived to be defending the club. When it's neutral or in reference to whats happening at another club people have far less of an issue with it but god help anyone who says exactly the same in relation to us.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    How so, I think everyone would benefit from a little perspective on here.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    Our way is virtually identical to how most clubs (without a specific sporting director/DoF) do it. More so with Klopp having more power.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    Is that different to cherry picking the non-succesful ones that goes on here every single day?
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    Detail and context are important. I don't think we're exceptionally bad or good and the detail would probably point fo the fact that in relation to other clubs we're not doing anything exceptional either way. But yes or no definitely conveys that....
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    Who would the next step be?
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    That plagiarising bastard definetly reads this forum, he stole my idea* From his blog "To investigate some of these issues, I’ve built an expected save model that takes into account shot location and angle, whether the shot is a header or not and shot placement. So a shot taken centrally in the penalty area sailing into the top-corner will be unlikely to be saved, while a long-range shot straight at the keeper in the centre of goal should usually prove easier to handle." Karius thread in december. *that I may have stolen from elsewhere
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    No club is universally good, shit, competent or incompetent.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    If only we could boil everything in football down to the most inane yes and no response and pretend it wasn't more nuanced things would be far more simple. But to make people feel better about themselves lets go with no.
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    Summer 2017 Transfer Thread

    The fact we pay more attention is exactly the issue. We're so bad at transfers compared to everyone else, for example, that there are stories of Conte quitting for the second time this summer over failed deals. Van Dijk is such an obvious stand out CB target that given a clear run at him they went with Rudiger instead and the striker they've been linked to for months is of to Utd. We're so bad that the signings of Wijnaldum, Matip and Mane went incident free last summer but Zielinski is the focus. Man Utd just slapped the money on the table and got the player they wanted in Lindelof....if you ignore the 6 month pursuit and failed January transfer attempt. Transfers are shit, clubs are good at some shit at others but it's often transfer, and it's associated complexities, dependendent rather than the clubs as a whole. Out of interest when were the majority of the top ten to fifteen most expensive transfers completed, what was the blueprint for those transfers and how do they compare with Keita (as an example). I think Ronaldo was really early where as Bale was in the dying days and both transfers were played out in the press at various stages not sure about the rest.
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