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    Climate change - how arsed are you?

    This. Sure, there are people out there who arent arsed about Climate Change or, argue it isnt 'man made,' is just a natural cycle of the planet. That might be so to a lesser degree but many people are prepared and indeed happy to do their bit. But, it fucks me off getting lectured to by people who fly in from around the world on private jets and even fly 30 odd miles from one city to attend the conference in another, because they didnt want to get caught in traffic, blah, blah, fucking blah. That person probably got caught in more traffic getting from the airport to the fucking conference than if they'd been driven all the way instead! It also pisses me off that us plebs are expected to find the thick end of 20 grand to retro fit our homes with these absurd air \ ground pumps. By all means, fit these to new builds or homes that can be retro fitted but the blanket requirement is plain stupid and punishes people who havent got that kind of money. And dont get me started on other countries who are belching out 20%+ of the World's co2 while we only account for 2% or less.
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    GF Car Buying Advice Required

    Just when China is going to throw a spanner in the works! Drivers making the switch to electric vehicles risk being forced to spend even more amid rising battery costs, experts have warned, in a blow to Britain’s green ambitions. The cost of lithium battery cells is rising for the first time after years of decline, with strained lithium supplies adding to rising prices of other cell materials. Chinese battery producers are said to be writing to customers looking to renegotiate contracts, including moving away from fixed pricing structures. The high upfront costs of electric cars is considered a key factor preventing consumers from making the switch from petrol or diesel. They are cheaper to run, but it can take years to recover upfront costs. A survey published by consumer group Which? in August found that a Mini EV costs £26,000 while the petrol alternative costs £16,605. The cost of running the Mini EV over three years was £1,827 compared to £4,418 for the Mini One – a £2,591 difference, taking into account tax breaks and lower fuel and servicing costs for the electric car. Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, the price reporting agency, said: “Battery makers appear set to pass on lithium price increases to the automotive manufacturers and other downstream customers, which could have a major impact on electric vehicles coming to market between 2022 and 2024.” Petrol and diesel cars are being phased out in many countries in an effort to cut carbon emissions, with the UK set to ban the sale of new models in 2030. Technology and scale have been pushing down the costs of batteries and cars, with some studies predicting electric models could become cheaper to purchase by the middle of the decade. But rising battery costs risks slowing that progress. The price of lithium ion cells has fallen from $290 [£215] per kWh in 2014 down to $105 this year, but Benchmark predicts it could climb to $115 next year. Investment in new lithium production has been slow following a glut that triggered a price crash in 2018. With demand for electric cars growing as countries move to lessen use of fossil fuels, supply has not kept up, causing a surge in prices. Benchmark says prices for battery grade lithium carbonate in China have climbed more than 300pc since October 2020, hitting $28,765 in October. Prices for nickel and cobalt, also key battery ingredients, have also climbed, with Benchmark’s cathode price index up by 62.4pc over the year. It believes the lithium supply shortages are set to deepen next year and continue through the mid-2020s. Benchmark said: “Battery makers are being buffeted by rising raw material cathode and anode raw material costs, which represent the largest share of a cell’s bill of materials, but also by price rises for peripheral battery cell components such as binder materials, and copper and aluminium foils used in electrode production.”
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    LG Oled or Hisense Qled tv?

    I think they're all 'Smart' tv's with their own OS now. You can still use your own firestick although I guess, there'd be some overlap with what's on the tv and stick? Richer Sounds are doing this Samsung for £399. Id recommend looking at smaller chains like Richer or Euronics rather than Currys myself. Basically Id say look for a 2021 tv rather than 2020 and older as specs seem to change quite quickly. There again, Im no expert, just sharing some info! https://www.richersounds.com/samsung-ue43au7100.html
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    Defending

    Look at these 2 pictures of our defending for the 1st and 3rd goals. For the first goal, they have Ogbonna, Antonio and a 3rd player in the air in our 6 yard box. Virgil's off his man, Fabinho is rooted and short arse Jota is nearest to the scorer, Ogbonna. For the 3rd, Zouma is completely un-fucking-marked. All our players are miles away from Zouma, the scorer, Rice in the 6 yard box and another west ham player, Antonio(?), again. A real piss poor attempt at defending by the team.
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    Been reading a report in the torygraph. There's a picture of cresswell's 'challenge' on Hendo. Both feet off the ground and not in control of his body. That's the definition of the type of tackle that's a red card. Even hacket says he's amazed neither the ref nor VAR considered it a fould and a red card. I think Pawson was the ref for the Elliott tackle and he got some stick for that sending off. I think he's gone 'Im not sending him (Cresswell) off for that.' Referee's view: Klopp is right to be furious - Cresswell should have been sent off by Keith Hackett Jurgen Klopp is entirely justified in using the word “reckless” to describe Aaron Cresswell’s challenge on Jordan Henderson on Sunday, and I am amazed the West Ham player was not sent off. He was not even shown a yellow card. Cresswell went in with his studs showing and was using excessive force as he made contact with the ball and then the leg of the Liverpool captain. The foul endangered the safety of the midfielder and I was disappointed that referee Craig Pawson failed to issue a sanction immediately. That was a clear and obvious error and Stuart Attwell, the video assistant referee, should have intervened. Many people took to social media to argue that Cresswell had made a genuine attempt to make a clearance and that his studs, having made contact with the top of the ball, forced his foot to roll into Henderson’s knee. I am afraid that is not really a defence. The International Football Association Board, the body responsible for the laws of the game, recently made clear its position on such incidents. It said: “Getting the ball first has minimal relevance as to whether a foul has occurred. There is no reference to making contact with the ball in the section relating to Fouls and Misconduct in the Laws of the Game, but it may be considered by the referee in deciding whether contact was careless, reckless or using excessive force.” Referee Chris Kavanagh had an almost identical foul challenge in the Everton vs Tottenham game and Var Jon Moss correctly intervened with the sanction of a red card to Mason Holgate for his challenge on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The tackles by Cresswell and Holgate, which had strong similarities, were treated differently by two experienced match officials. The game demands a consistent approach, so some work needs to be done by the management team of the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd to ensure that every referee is operating on the same page and that all stakeholders in the game understand that challenges that endanger the safety of an opponent are met with a red-card sanction.
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    Geordie Arabia

    100 grand a week, a stotie and pease pudding will see him walking over red hot coals to sign for them, I reckon.
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    Escapes a few people that, doesnt it? I also just read we've played 7 games in the last 23 days. And now the players are off for internationals. Crazy.
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    So spurs spent their money getting 3 managers, paying off 2 with the rest on a stadium that's currently a financial millstone even if it does look impressive and stages NFL games! Erm, yeah ok, your logic stacks up!
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    Id like to see documentary proof, not internet mythology that arsenal and spurs took on loans at 0.5% interest rate. The only loans I know that Spurs took on where business loans under the corona virus scheme which, apart from being taxpayer mone,y has to be repaid and not used to buy players. Im aware arsenal took out loans to buy some players in the summer window. Which arsenal players would you have in our team that they bought with their £125m? Which spurs players would you have in our team that they bought with their supposed share of the remaining £170m+?
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    If you bothered to read my posts, I said earlier in this thread we could have lost to Brighton. Since the start of the season, we've played 11 PL games and lost once, today. Id prefer we hadnt lost today but in football, shit happens. Even chelsea dropped points yesterday and city lost to Palace the week before. We lose and it's all down to covid, FSG and fuck knows what else. Alli had a mare today. He should have stopped at least 2 of the goals. He wasnt the only one to have a bad game which all in all, is why we lost.
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    So we've been "fucking shocking" for all of 2 games and we'll ignore the Atleti game shall we? Who would have thought a team might have a bad spell during a season, eh? As for our cup final, you mean the one we eased up on in the last 30 minutes or some other game?
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    Yeah. That's why the only 2 Premier League clubs to make substantial buys during that period are city and chelsea while all the other clubs are posting tens of millions of pound losses. Some people seem to forget we signed Jota and Thiago in that period. We didnt lose today because of that. Just over 2 week ago, people were creaming their kecks at 5-0 at old trafford and saying we should not have taken our foot of the gas. What's the difference?
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    I think it's because the players were not only angry at missing out on the title the year before but, were far more focused on not dropping points. Take that 2-1 at Villa in 19/20. In the last 5 minutes of that game, we turned a 1 nil defeat into a 2-1 win. There were other games when we came from behind and wouldnt take a defeat. Yeah, it all unravelled at Watford but the league was as good as won by then. I really find it hard to grasp that Jurgen and the coaching team didnt look to give protecion to Alli especially for the first couple of corners considering the big players west ham have and, how 'dangerous' they've been at set pieces this season. Im all for playing to our strengths but that oversight was bordering on criminal. We left Alli to push and shove Ogbonna and Zouma around in his 6 yard box. It's a fucking joke the PL have given that as an oggie.
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    A chasening defeat and in truth, we were fortunate it didnt come against Brighton last week. We were on the back foot as soon as west ham scored. You've seen keepers get free kicks for less but, our keepers never seem to get the benefit at west ham. That said, I didnt think we protected Alli considering west ham have some big bastards in their team and were always going to load the box against Alli. He looked unconvincing in his jump but on another day, a keeper gets a free kick there not awarded an oggie. You can give Alli the benefit of the doubt on the first goal but I thought he was at fault for the 2nd and decisive 3rd. If a keeper gets a full hand to a sho as he didt, he should keep it out. And if you watch the ball sail to the far post on a corner and dont come and at least punch it, you're flapping at the header back across goal 90% of the time. But to be fair, Alli has made some great saves and blocked one or two today. Trent's free kick aside, I thought he was poor. Far too often the right flank was left wide open and sticking a leg out doesnt work for me. Fabinho was painfully slow on the ball too. He wanted time west ham werent prepared to give him. That 2nd goal is an absolute disgrace with va Dijk and Matip left exposed. In truth, far too many didnt turn up today and we looked all over the shop. Mo tried as always but west ham crowded him out every time they got the ball. Sadio, well, if he isnt scoring isnt contributing much these days. He really should have had the ball in the net from that late header even if he might have been given offside by VAR. Jota was industrious but again, nothing came off for him At least big Div notched to give us a bit of hope but that was about as good as it got. Despite Mo's effort, I dont think anyone can be star man on that performance. If I was giving a MoTM, Id give it Div because despite what some say, he did look arsed tonight and scored. Absolutely gutted at the performance and resigned myself to getting fuck all even after Div scored.
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    Hmmmm. Not sure what to make of that half. For the first 20-25 minutes, I thought we were all over the place. The VAR checks on their goal plus Ogbonga's injury disrupted us severely. We gave Alli no protection on that goal. I thought he flapped at it to be honest and looked unconvincing although it could be said he was fouled by Ogbonga. Schmeichel used to get given frre kicks every time for those sorts of challenges and it's not the first time one of our keepers has been fucked over by refs on corners at West Ham. Mig had a forearm smash by carroll and the ref says 'I think he dropped it'! Not sure what position Trent is playing because he seemed to be in midfield most of the half. Beautiful free kick and nice to see him score that, wish he'd do it more often. But overall, I think he's been poor and he's not the only one. Mo's looking for one touch too many and has Sadio been in the game? Trent nearly let Cresswell in when a ball that was his all day he casually flicked at it but cresswell was aware what he was going to do. Jurgen needs to change something because our final ball has been poor even if west ham have got a lot of men behind the ball. They looked very dangerous in that 6 minutes added time and hopefully, will be kicking themselves at the end of the game for itting back so much.
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    Summer 2021 transfer thread.

    And you know this as fact?
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    LG Oled or Hisense Qled tv?

    Nice one. That's what kind of put me off the nanocell, the 'blooming' reports although to be honest, looking at the screen pictures via YT, the picture looked brilliant. We're not big film watchers so maybe the blooming wouldnt have been an issue for us? Yeah, there's a couple of indies under the Euronics banner who have the Neo QLED N94 up for £945. It's got a black friday promise if they reduce the price before 26 November, they'll refund the difference. Im not expecting a price reduction but it's good to know if they do, I should get a bit more back! It's the 50" version as well but still a decent price. Haha, my fucking Tosh has just turned itself on after about 4 hours of trying to get it come on!
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    Yep, I agree. Tsimikas has shown some good spells but even though Ive criticised Andy for lacking a little bit of composure at times, he's still first choice. Id be surprised if Jurgen didnt play him today unless he's carrying a knock.
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    LG Oled or Hisense Qled tv?

    Well, the Tosh finally gave up the ghost this morning when I tried to switch on. Even on stand by and trying didnt work so switched off at the mains and back on. Big mistake! Wont even go onto stand by now! After a lot of deliberation and re examining the different tv technologies, Id decided Id have to make a purchase this coming week else risk missing out in the black friday rush. 'Early bird' BF deals just saw even what Id call old tech offered for sale. So discussed the options with the old girl after Id narrowed it down (again!) to 2 tv's, the LG Nanocell 866PB and Samsung Neo QLED QN94A. Decided on the Samsung at £945 with a couple of freebies chucked in that I'll see on fraudbay so final price should be sub £900. At least I didnt break my £1000 limit!
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    West Ham (A) - Sun 7th Nov 2021 (4:30pm)

    Expecting a tough game especially if that Antonio plays. But, Im also hoping West Ham's relative inexperience of playing in Europe and the 2 games in 4 days catches up with them. We need to be switched on for this game and not piss about. Jurgen has to go van Dijk and Matip in the centre of defence. Robbo to replace the Greek scouser with Fab protecting the back 4. Ox likes a goal or 2 against this lot so hopefully, he continues with this.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    Bizarre how Brighton could play so well against us last week yet not manage a home win against newcastle. I guess we're one of Brighton's cup finals.
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    Geordie Arabia

    You read these stories in the media about newcastle interested in this or that player, the latest being Ter Stengen. They havent got a manager or a sporting director yet but someone in the 'ownership' is clearly leaking all this info. Howe's probably thinking the same person will be picking the team, not him and his job will just be getting the abuse from the 'long suffering' fans!
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    Fireworks

    Our neighbour must have got through burning, literally, 200 quid or more in fireworks last night.
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