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  1. 100x this. I genuinely think not enough has been made of the fact that we started the same team (GK aside) that started at Watford just ~80 hours before - that game itself coming off the back of a three-games-in-a-week fucking international break (with typically associated injuries) - whilst our opponents, benefitting from a league that seems to value its teams performing in Europe, had the weekend off. There's arguments to be had about the Watford selection and also whether we should have rotated more (although I take Klopp's word that it was simpler to keep the team together from the weekend since they did virtually no training between games), but it's no wonder their midfield ran through ours a lot. They had their feet up while ours did 10k. I'm fucking delighted. Nobody will go there and control the game comfortably as they're a clever, quality, well-coached and well-supported side: the best pretty much anyone can hope for is to stay in the game, control periods of it and take your chances, which is exactly what we did. I get that it'd be nice to control the game more at 1-0, 2-0, 2-1 and 3-2 but they're like us - built on emotion and adrenaline. If we were behind at home we'd come roaring out like that and no doubt the opposition fans would bemoan not controlling us as well.
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    Poverty in the UK

    That's fucking horrific. Real dystopian shit. I saw something the other day about paying for a Dominos pizza on a Zilch payment programme. Paying for a fast food hit that lasts 25 minutes for three months. Where the fuck capitalism goes after this I don't know, but it's only going to be worse isn't it?
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Admit it, you've just worked it out without speaking to him haven't you?
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    During the War…

    My grandad was the son of County Durham farmers. Low level tories, basically - decent bit of land and an income to match. Then the war came, and he went into the RAF. Five years later and he said he'd realised how much working lads had sacrificed, how reliant the country was on them and how they had more than earned a stake in steering their future. He joined the Labour Party and became a councillor shortly after. Somehow I don't see his Road to Damascus moment featuring in the Mail's version of the war mind.
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    Geordie Arabia

    ‏لقد التزمت الصمت حقًا ، لكنني سأخبرك بشيء ، لقد ذهب في تقديري عندما قال ذلك. لم نلجأ إلى ذلك. يمكنك إخباره الآن ، ما زلنا نقاتل من أجل هذا اللقب وعليه الذهاب إلى ميدلسبره والحصول على شيء ما. "وسأخبرك ، بصراحة ، سأحب ذلك إذا هزمناهم.
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    Go fuck yourselves FSG

    A grim sport getting grimmer by the fucking year. Can’t wait for another fanbase to indulge in passionate defence of human rights abuses in return for some big name signings.
  7. Watching MOTD and he’s asked how the yernited fans would like to see Ronaldo start every game. He replies with “I think Cristiano and myself understand more than you, the experts and journalists.” Honestly it shouldn’t bother me as much as it does, but I really fucking hate his smug little grate. He’s won the square root of fuck all, just presided over a draw they could easily have lost but for Tom Davies’ lack of a set, coming off the back of three defeats in five or whatever, and he’s crowing about rotation. I’ll say it again, never has such mediocrity been so pleased with itself.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Amazing. Fans celebrating a goal. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything remotely like that before.
  9. Fucking hell, I can just imagine the lovestruck little orc thinking himself all clever for saying that. “Mind games! Just like Master Sir Alex would have done! The fans will LOVE this!” One note cunt.
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    The shitness of modern football

    This Qatar World Cup is one of the worst things to happen in football, and that’s a really fucking low bar.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    That would never have happened if Hamez was in the squad you know.
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    Racism in football - is there a problem?

    Horrible cunt him. Obviously thinks that he's above all this and it doesn't apply to him - much the same as punishments for drink driving.
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    Man City - the new bitters?

    Definitely. I've said all along their schtick seems to be at two levels. There's the overt, altruistic level - where they build a mega football campus in a run down area and offer cheap tickets to locals. A lot of people will sneer and (rightly) point out that they haven't done it for nothing, that there's something in it for them on the PR side, but then a lot of people will (to an extent, rightly) reply "so what - it regenerates a horrible part of the city and gives something to kids etc." This "City as a force for good" thing is only part of the PR thing though. The main part of it is profile. Manchester City were a yo-yoing, irrelevant punchline until the Abu Dhabi boys came to town - now they're the biggest juggernaut in world football. It's a subliminal message that they're here to stay, that they can't be stopped and that their Midas touch elevates everything to success - so get on board or get trampled. And it's why they bought City rather than us or United - they don't want to share that story of dominance with anyone else, they want their arrival to be Year Zero so it needs to be a non-entity. For a while I thought LFC under Klopp were the best thing that could happen to them - a genuine rival to give their 'project' some proper legend and stop their achievements being shrugged at, but to be honest I think they wish we'd fuck off so they can get back to winning everything in sight. They're not interested in the long term effects of that, they just want to be seen as unstoppable. There's also the whole "£50m of signings brainwashes x thousand fans into defending your regime on social media" thing, but that's another part of the depressing tale.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Just been on Grand Al Sadd forums, they're buzzing: ثم يتبقى لدينا 60 مترًا و 360 مترًا في الأسبوع ، للخروج واستهداف "بيان" توقيع النادي لدفعنا إلى دائرة الضوء ، والذهاب إلى إيفرتون ، والمزايدة على السعر الذي يطلبونه مقابل جيمس رودو. أظهر العرض السابق ، السابق 110 آلاف في الأسبوع. يبدو أفضل بصراحة ، هذا الأمر عقليًا عند كتابة هذا كتابة ، لكن المال موجود في كل شيء ، وإذا كنا جادين في الإدلاء ببيان ، فلن تتمكن من تحقيق نتائج.
  15. You said fuck all for 35 minutes while we battered them all over the park, then we have a ropey 10, get punished ruthlessly and the broken record is back on. All roads lead back to transfers and squad depth. Give it a fuckin rest will ya? We’re behind because we got sloppy, we looked fucking great the rest of the time.
  16. European footy is class, has a real way of giving managers fewer hiding places and thus sorting the men from the boys. Brendan is fucking awful at it, it's one of the reasons I've no real regrets about him no matter what he does domestically with Leicester - whenever he lines up against a continental team - no matter their calibre - he's found wanting, and as far as I'm concerned it's an absolute essential part of the job description that a Liverpool manager makes a dent in Europe. Solskjaer is weird. He got some good results against decent teams in the Europa last year (Milan springs to mind) but swap the same team to a Tuesday or Wednesday night and it turns to shit. Young Boys are pure Europa League and I've no doubt they'd have splatted them had last night's game taken place on a Thursday but as soon as he hears that anthem it all goes wrong. He's an absolute imposter, does nothing other than spout platitudes he thinks the fans want to hear and that talk up their size and scale like it's still the 90s. He loves to sniff his own farts and I fucking hate him - never before has someone so fucking talentless been given such an easy ride and been so pleased with themselves about it. Little fucking gnome.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Has there ever been a player who's appeared in more Bloo "team of the season" AND "drive him to his next club myself" lists than Andre Gomes? He must be on for a dozen appearances in each.
  18. BREAKING NEWS: Ronaldo has taken a quick throw I’ll stop these now
  19. BREAKING NEWS: Ronaldo has jogged into the right hand channel
  20. BREAKING NEWS: Ronaldo has exited the centre circle on his glorious Old Trafford return
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    Tory Cabinet Thread

    I see that horrible fucking cow Patel is announcing plans to turn the migrant boats round and send them back to France. Classic tactic of this cunt government, if ever you're feeling the tiniest bit of pressure and heat, get your mates to run a few articles about the IMMIGRANT HORDE and whip your base up. This particular scenario is a real doozy as well. Because there's no way she'll be allowed to do it - it's contrary to maritime law and there's no way any other country will back us up on it. So we'll either do a watered down version of it that's barely what's announced and it'll be all "good old Priti, standing up for Britain and doing the right thing!" or we'll be thwarted and it'll be another set of "common sense blocked by left wing woke snowflake remoaners" headlines getting their base frothing at the gash again.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    There's also the fact that "the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to the whole of Brazil based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks" - so the PL clubs have actually been following their relevant government advice. If FIFA uphold this, they're effectively saying that clubs - and players - should ignore health and government advice. It's completely untenable and they'll rightly be told to fuck off.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    So hang on, how the fuck does this make any sense? Brazil frogmarched UK-based Argentine players off the field of play at the weekend because they apparently shouldn't be in the country. But UK-based Brazilian players are supposed to be in the country, and as such they're banned from playing for their clubs who didn't send them because they'd have to spend 10 days wanking in a hotel room on their return, which is a complete fucking waste of the millions we pay them? Oh and arbitrarily saying where this rule can apply completely devalues it as a response. They can get to fuck the crying cunts. Honestly, international football is utter, utter piss.
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    The Official Cricket Thread

    Honestly, twice in one series we've basically donated them a match in a last day shambles. Remember when Adelaide was a shared trauma that happened once in a generation? We're doing it every few fucking weeks now. I don't know who's more braindead. Half these players for shitting their pants so regularly or the frigging management that pick them time after time and think it might work out different.