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    FC Porto (H) – CL, Wed 24th Nov 2021 (8:00pm)

    Nice win boys. 2-0, should have been 3 but for a Premier League type VAR offside. Good run out for some of the squad players, good full debut for Morton. Shame Milner picked up a booking so isnt available for Milan.
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    Go fuck yourselves FSG

    It's not like the world hasnt been hit with a virtually unprecedented scenario, is it? Little to no income, loan agreements still need to be met, company running expenses still to be paid, staff still to be paid etc across virtually every company in the world not producing vaccines and PPE etc. Bottom line is, the Echo never to my knowledge said the Red Bird investment was intended to fund Liverpool FC as has been claimed in this thread. If there was, Id like to see it. And even if the Echo did print that, on what basis have they got to say it seeing as they arent part of FSG's organisation? Yep, an uncomfortable truth for some, not just rumour.
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    FC Porto (H) – CL, Wed 24th Nov 2021 (8:00pm)

    Good line up, using squad and resources. Dont want us losing at Anfield to these which has to be the main criteria. 3 points and the win, c'mon Reds.
  4. Have to laugh at the hypocritical twats all saying that win 'was for Ollie.' Yeah, the same Ollie you were all fucked off with and briefing your favourite reporters how training was boring and poor, tactics were wrong or non existent etc.
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    Racism

    You really are pathetic with your comments, you really are. You asked me a question why did I red arrow your comment. I explained I had guests so could only give a quick reply asking if you agreed with the guardian's piece. You came back with another pathetic insult, like you did in the Energy supplier's thread, and asked whether someone was operating on my brain. In response to your pathetic comment, I explained or thought I had, that I consider all lives important and irrespective of race, colour or religion, a life taken early is a tragedy. And you respond with yet another childish comment. Still, it is just the internet, isnt it? Yes, Im very aware of Baddiel's book. Have you bothered to read it, just asking? All you have taught me is that you have one of the most condescending attitudes Ive come across.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    What's this, they're throwing their toys out the pram because Carlo comparing them to a Fiat 500 as he's now in charge of a Ferrari?!
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    Go fuck yourselves FSG

    You do know there's more parts to FSG rather than just the 3 I mentioned?
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    The shitness of modern football

    Er, no. Just no! The game's lawmakers will discuss a request to increase half-time intervals from 15 minutes to 25 so that football can introduce Super Bowl-style entertainment midway through matches. The money-spinning idea came from CONMEBOL, the South American governing body who believed it would benefit their competitions, such as the Copa Libertadores, the final of which will be played between Palmeiras and Flamengo this Saturday. Tweaking the laws would enable English football to likewise introduce extravagant half-time shows, such as live music midway through the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, if it wished. Lawmakers IFAB will meet on Thursday for their Annual Business Meeting, chaired by world governing body FIFA. The agenda for the meeting does not mention Law 7 - the section detailing how long half time may last - but Sportsmail understands it will be discussed at the end of the virtual gathering. It seems unlikely that CONMEBOL's request will be backed, however, with IFAB's advisory panels having already expressed their concerns that a longer period of inactivity could increase the risk of players picking up injuries. The current laws of the game state 'players are entitled to an interval at half-time, not exceeding 15 minutes'. A similar attempt to increase the length to 20 minutes in 2009 was unsuccessful. FIFA were behind that push but supporters bashed it as a blatant attempt to commercialise the game and fill pockets. CONMEBOL said their intention was to improve the spectacle for supporters, saying the television broadcast of half-time shows is greatly received in other sports around the world. The federation are understood to have even claimed the extra time would enable coaches to better prepare their players tactically for the second half, thereby improving the quality of the football on show. Yet the other consideration is how much more money there would be to make from this extension, as evidenced by American football's extravaganza each year. Half-times in the NFL tend to last around 12 minutes. In the Super Bowl, however, they can last up to 30 minutes. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-10234733/IFAB-discuss-25-MINUTE-half-time-accommodate-Super-Bowl-style-shows.html
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    Great Film and Television Photos

    Shatner and Grace Lee Whitney. She looks more like Jeanie in I dream of Jeanie!
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    Great Film and Television Photos

    Obviously had a fall out over who was driving the green car for the scalextric races!
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    Go fuck yourselves FSG

    No. The Red Bird investment was in FSG not Liverpool FC. Not even the Echo claimed that. Why do people think if Red Bird handed over £500m, it was to tide Liverpool over and not the Red Sox, the Roush Racing team, the rest of their other interests and actually buying a share of FSG?
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    Geordie Arabia

    I was giving them the benefit.
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    Geordie Arabia

    Is it lost on them that in Saudi Arabia, those women would be in trouble while the men wouldnt be able to drink in public like that? They might have all the money, they're still morally bankrupt.
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    Go fuck yourselves FSG

    Yes, there or thereabouts. Think we posted £46m pre tax loss in the last accounts?
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    Racism

    At least I have a brain, use it and have compassion. I see all sorts of stuff on the forum. People are entitled to their view even if I disagree with some of them. I see regular stuff about young Palestinian lives lost and comments about the Israeli's. A Palestinian life lost is a very sad thing in this divided world of ours. Equally, a young Israeli life lost is a very sad thing. Indeed as I posted elsewhere, a life taken too early is a very sad thing. I dont see the same remorse here for a young Israeli life lost as I do for a young Palestinian one. That disturbs me for at least two reasons: One, it feeds the cycle of hate and two, as Ive said, life is precious and any taken early is a very sad thing. Now, you were saying about brains?
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    Coronavirus

    Think all UK boosters are Pfizer?
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    LG Oled or Hisense Qled tv?

    Our old Toshiba tv is getting on my tits. It's developed a fault and takes many attempts to switch on whether you use the bespoke remote, the Sky remote or the on off button on the side. It must be over 10 year old and isnt full HD being 720p or something and I consider I need to treat ourselves to something better. It's time for something a bit more upto date that I can plug into the net without using the Roku but, there are criteria Ive got to stick with. Max affordable price is £1000 but I really want to be well under that. Size is an absolute maximum 50" to fit the alcove. The old girl thinks 50" is too big because the Tosh is only 42" but she isnt buying it so, ha! Im not a gamer so dont need a tv with enhanced gaming features or one a gamer would select to play games on. Although the Toshiba is a Japanese brand, I dont want to buy another or a Sony, Panasonic, JVC I realise max budget serverely limits the chance of getting an OLED tv but, Ive narrowed my choice down to 3 tvs. 2 are essentially the same just one's a 43" while the other is 50" These are the LG OLED48A16LA 48 inch OLED 4K available from Richer Sounds for £899. It has a (seemingly) good spec https://www.richersounds.com/lg-oled48a16la.html Hisense 50 Inch 50A7GQTUK 4K UHD HDR QLED Freeview TV, available from AO and elsewhere for £449. Hisense 43 Inch 43A7GQTUK 4K UHD HDR QLED Freeview TV, available from AO and elsewhere for £449. https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-and-home-entertainment/televisions/televisions/hisense-50a7gqtuk-50-smart-4k-ultra-hd-hdr-qled-tv-with-alexa-google-assistant-10223228-pdt.html Both have enough HDMI ports and both support HDMI ARC although the Hisense supports eARC. Oled supposedly gives the best quality picture although Ive read can be prone to screen burn or image retention if you're not careful. Oddly, the smaller Hisense costs the same as the 50" version! Considering the LG Oled has a £400 premium on it, is the 'best picture' worth the extra or should I go for the 50" Hisense? Which would you go for and why? Looking forward to the comments!
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    LG Oled or Hisense Qled tv?

    To be fair, it existed on old cathode ray tubes as well if a static image was shown long enough. I think the tv's now have this screen movement and pixel refresh that lessens it but the one thing manufacturers cannot control is what the owner views nor how high they have the colour, contrast and brightness turned up?
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    LG Oled or Hisense Qled tv?

    Samsung are currently giving a free 10 year screen burn guarantee on tv's. I think it's a special offer though. As they say,T&C's apply. Edit, this is the correct link https://my-samsung.com/uk/mysamsung/offers/#/MLYQL2WGD8WHQ/
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    Go fuck yourselves FSG

    Spurs post £80m loss as a result of the pandemic resulting in no crowds at games. Liverpool's accounts arent due to be published until sometime in the New Year. Spurs have posted a whopping £80million pre-tax loss over the past 12 months, new financial results published by the Premier League club on Tuesday show. The north London side's net debt has also increased by £101m to £706m in the financial year ending June 2021 as the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to take hold. Spurs posted revenues of £402.4m in June 2020, just months after the pandemic took hold. But this year Tottenham announced their revenue fell even further to £361.9m as the absence of fans inside the club's £1billion stadium proved costly. It means Tottenham have posted a pre-tax loss of £80.2m for the year which, when added to the £67.7m loss in June 2020 - which covered the first three months of the pandemic - means Spurs have recorded nearly a £150m loss in the last two years. The scale of the losses caused by matches having to be played behind closed doors is highlighted in the club's match receipts. For the year ending June 2021, receipts totalled a mere £1.9m which is a massive drop from the £94.5m brought in for the year ending June 2020. There has also been a drop off in results on the pitch and the absence of Champions League football in both the current campaign and the last one has also caused financial damage. UEFA prize money was £23.6m this year, compared to £51.2m in 2020 which shows the huge financial implications of missing out on the Champions League. TV and media revenues were better than the previous year (£184.4m compared to 95.2m in 2020), but only because the 2019-20 season was completed in the current financial year because of the Covid lockdown. Chairman Daniel Levy said: 'The financial results published for our year ended 30 June, 2021, reflect the challenging period of the pandemic and the incredibly damaging timing of COVID-19 coinciding, as it did, with the opening of our stadium in April, 2019. 'With no less than three lockdowns our operations were severely disrupted, albeit this was secondary to the impact everyone felt in their personal and family lives. 'We report our results at a time when we are delighted our fans can return to the stadium to cheer on the players. I want to give special thanks for their continued support throughout this extremely difficult period. 'Resilience is, however, a hallmark of everyone at the Club. Going forward, therefore, our strategy is clear - to drive and generate revenues to invest in all of our football activities. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-10233491/Tottenhams-revenue-drops-40m-past-12-months.html
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    Mohamed Salah

    Team Talk was a glorified rumour mill with little substance years ago. It seems this article is a mish-mash of rumours rolled into a couple of articles. Make you own minds up! Michael Edwards might be preparing for his departure from his Kirkby training complex office, but a report claims he is still planning one final – and most welcome – transfer act before he departs Liverpool FC. Edwards’ contract with the Reds is expiring at the end of the season. There had remained a hope that he would put pen to paper on a new deal at Anfield. But that hope has now been vanquished, with Edwards penning an emotional farewell letter to Liverpool fans. His successor too has already been decided. Indeed, his assistant Julian Ward will take charge of all Liverpool’s transfer business and existing player contracts from July 1. However, with just over eight months remaining on his deal, Edwards continues to build on his legacy. Known as the man who brought Mohamed Salah, Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk to Anfield, he has played a significant role in their success. He also was the man who negotiated Philippe Coutinho’s giant sale to Barcelona. That deal alone will net the Reds a whopping £142m if all conditions are met. Clearly he’s not finished there either, with talks to nail ‘Egyptian King’ Salah down to a new deal very much ongoing. The Egyptian has become the central figure at Anfield this season, but not only for his form. While he may have scored 16 goals in 16 games, such a tally has made his contract situation more pressing. Indeed, Salah will enter the final year of his current terms this summer. What’s more, the 29-year-old is yet to follow suit with a new deal unlike several teammates. As for Salah’s situation, his salary has proved the sticking point for Liverpool’s Fenway Sports Group owners. FSG want to reward the forward, but are wary of a drop-off in form in his thirties. Given how shrewd FSG have been, they fear a lack of return from such a sizeable commitment. However, TEAMtalk has learned that, on the contrary to some reports, Salah and his agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, are not asking for £500,000 per week. Nonetheless, Edwards is expected to soon reach an agreement with Salah and his agent. Indeed, an agreement to tie down Salah to a new deal will be hugely welcomed by Liverpool supporters given his massive importance to their side. And that’s a scenario Kevin Phillips can see happening in what could prove Edwards’ final act in the job. “There’s no doubt about it, he will want to sort that contract out before he leaves. He will be desperate to get it sorted and I’m sure he will,” Phillips told Football Insider. “I think some people would say his time at Liverpool would be tarnished if Salah doesn’t sign a new deal and leaves at the end of the season. I certainly don’t see it like that. “He’s amazing at what he does, and done an amazing job in my eyes in terms of player recruitment. You cannot take that away from him.” Sadio Mane also wants huge new Liverpool deal Sadio Mane is demanding a new contract on a potentially similar level to Salah, according to a report. The pair have proved two of Jurgen Klopp’s best signings since arriving in 2016 and 2017, respectively. While some of their goals will go down as their most crucial, the fact that they have both scored 100 for the Reds is a true reflection of their importance. Indeed, Mane and Salah helped guide Liverpool to Champions League glory in 2019 and the Premier League title in 2020. On Saturday, meanwhile, they both scored – and combined – in the 4-0 rout of Arsenal. However, according to Goal, Mane’s contract has become the ‘elephant in the room’ for the club. While Salah’s demands have received a lot of traction, the report claims that his strike partner is making similar demands. Goal points out that Mane’s situation mirrors his fellow forward’s; he is 29 years old and soon enters the final 18 months of his contract. Like Salah, Mane wants recognition for his standout service in Klopp’s team. https://www.teamtalk.com/liverpool/revealed-huge-final-transfer-act-michael-edwards-leave-liverpool-fans-ecstacy
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    LG Oled or Hisense Qled tv?

    Ive got an old toshiba if you want one, Tony? Takes a bit of time to switch on like but once it does, it's got a good picture.
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    Boris Johnson

    That peppar pig speech bore all the hallmarks of Biden's alleged senility. Epic viewing.
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