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    War with Iran is it imminent

    I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree then. Both are wilfully myopic in my opinion, and begin with their own bias.
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    War with Iran is it imminent

    Scepticism of the official version of events is good; you just need to apply the same standards to eye witness testimony, questionable regimes etc. Following either the Government press releases or Craig Murray to a spoon fed conclusion that push an agenda are two sides of the same coin.
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    The Kinks V The Who

    Tony knows.
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    War with Iran is it imminent

    That's a valid question. At this point practically everything's conjecture from both sides. You need to pick one now though, otherwise you can't gloat afterwards.
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    Summer 2019 Transfer Thread

    He'll make more from a signing on fee as a 32 year old than he would get weekly wages this summer. Like Sturridge, he'll spend his last year largely not playing, and in doing so not being injured.
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    Summer 2019 Transfer Thread

    He was a starter for us though, and on about £200k, with a new contract to protect his value. He's now on £240k, and would be returning as cover. As Joe points out above, Lallana is unlikely to budge. He's at the biggest club with the best chance of silverware he'll ever get to. He's best mates with the Captain, and is only 12 months from a lucrative signing on fee when he does finally move.
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    Summer 2019 Transfer Thread

    And if Lallana doesn't want to get off the payroll? Coutinho is unlikely to want to drop his wages either, so Barca will only have suitors who can cover them; that means teams who see him as a starter. The touted £80 -90m and big wages for cover - even if it is for multiple positions - just isn't our style. In an ideal world I'd take him back, but the scenario for it to happen just isn't there.
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    Rate the last TV Show you watched

    Same here. Sadly he's not in it much, but he's always good value for his screen time.
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    Rate the last TV Show you watched

    Celebrity Gogglebox on last night. Chris Eubank, with his sheriff badge on, turning to his son, saying "Do you know what Ryvita is?" genuinely tickled me more than any comedy I've seen in ages.
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    What was the moment you knew we had number 6 coming?

    Pretty sure I was still a nervous wreck - down on my knees praying - until the last seconds.
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    GF music review club

    It's raining, there's no football on, so what better time to get back to the GF Music Review Club. Scott Walker - Scott 4 Never really listened to much Scott walker solo stuff, except in passing, so it's nice to delve in properly; quiet day, headphones on, cup of tea, press play. Seventh Seal - The title piques my interest straight away, as it obviously references Ingmar Bergman's film, but I assumed it'd be an oblique nod to it. Instead, it's full on precis / commentary, like a riffing B-side someone's done on acid after seeing the film in a double bill with one of the Dollars Trilogy. The trumpets and choral chanting are great touches; part film score, part song. On Your Own Again - This is what I associate with Walker, downbeat lyrical poeticism, "granite grey as morning, heroes died in subways left behind". At 1:44 it's a mere melancholic interlude. The World's Strongest Man - Not the prescient foretelling of the Channel 5 steroidal freakshow I'd hoped for. Similar in tone to the previous track, but with more rising vocals and an upbeat mood. Angels of Ashes - Now that's a Walker title. I like the acoustic guitar, but there's a growing similarity in his delivery that's starting to nag at me, the rhythm isn't as diverse from track to track, like a poet always using the same iamb structure. I always associate this era - and the iconic figures like Walker - with a freer approach. Boy Child - With the original vinyl release in mind, this is a great way to end Side A. Once again, I'm put in mind of a soundtrack, and there's also the sense that this track has influenced some artist I like, but the tracks aren't quite coming to mind. It swirls about, very ethereal and emotive. The two tracks that bookend this side are the highlights for me thus far. Hero of the War - Upbeat rhythm, and singing rather than breathing into the mic, a sound opener to wake you back up. The tempo belies the lyrical content, "Show his gun to all the children in the street, it's too bad he can't shake hands or move his feet". Now that's dark. I like it. The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime - I feel like that title is begging me to do some research on it. I was going to hit pause, but the bass guitar grabs me like a beartrap, and I'm ensnared. The choral chanting's back in places, and the lyrics are probably the most free from and obtuse, despite the illusion of a linear story. The bass just makes this track and elevates it above the sum of its parts. I can even forgive the fade out scat singing. Duchess - A proper old school low key ballad. Very heartfelt, and has that much more impact coming after the funk of the previous track. Get Behind Me - The opening guitar reminds me of behind Blue Eyes by The Who, though that was released a year or two later. Speaking of which, and forgive me the detour, but whichever tech wankmuffin at Google decided that the top result for Behind Blue Eyes should be a Limp Bizkit version deserves to be fed into a woodchipper like Buscemi in Fargo (spoiler). Anyway, I was worried this might be a bit one note, but at forty seconds in it kicks into gear. The variation on the second side of the album is excellent. Rhymes of Goodbye - Once again, I sense that I know songs this has influenced, but I can't put my finger on them. On first listen I found the lyrics are a bit too obviously pained and grandiose, like an Iron Maiden track (I like Iron Maiden, but you get my point), but with repeated listens they soften and sit with the closing sentiment. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It took me a while to properly get into this one, as I think I was expecting an early era Walker Brothers type sound, which in hindsight was perhaps a touch foolish. The nagging sense that the lyrics were separate from the music was never far from my mind though, and it took me a while to feel like they gelled. The high points were excellent, there's not a bad track, but an added joy came after the music ended, delving a bit deeper to find out who'd been influenced by Walker. Unsurprisingly many of my favourite artists (like Radiohead) were, and that makes the album less of an island on its own to my ears. At its best, it does that thing that only music can do, whisk you away from where you are, and leave you imagining another time and place, despite everything your other senses are telling you. Good stuff. 8/10 Standout tracks - Seventh Seal, Boy Child, The Old Man's Back Again.
  12. Bissaka looks excellent, but they surely must be wary of spunking top dollar on him, given virtually all the same superlatives and arguments for the outlay were applied to Shaw some years ago.
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    Small pleasures?

    Using a leaf blower. I'd never used one before, but I was helping a friend with some gardening jobs yesterday and I got to play with one. It was like the world immediately went from black and white to technicolour; I was Neo, and I could see through the leaf Matrix. Can't believe I've been a broom-wielding chump for so long.
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    Adidas Trainers

    They look vaguely similar to my blag ones. I knew you were jealous of them.
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    Foods you know that are full of shit but still eat

    My cereal choices. Every time I walk down the cereal aisle in the supermarket, I look at the healthy ones designed for proper adults, then think "fuck that" and grab some Coco Pops instead.
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    Great live albums

    Big fan of Double Post by Edit, far better than their studio stuff.
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    Great live albums

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    2019/20 Fixtures

    Bournemouth away in December? Must be three years running now.
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    The ‘Buy Nabil Fekir’ Campaign

    It was never proven, and no one wanted to unmask him. Like the Batman of transfers, he disappeared into the shadows.
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    The ‘Buy Nabil Fekir’ Campaign

    I'm not getting excited until Transfer Budgie tells me it's on.