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    Summer 2021 transfer thread.

    Rumour circulating that Liverpool may still sign Kabak on a permanent deal apparently!
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    Euro 2020(21)

    1970 in Mexico was a great game. Early 70's, 72 or 73, I think, at Wembley when Netzer ran the show in a Euro Championship 2 legged game. Think he scored the winner as well!
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    Euro 2020(21)

    Been some great games between England, the former West Germany and Germany. Sadly, all the war stuff as I recollect didnt appear in newspapers until that rag whose name is unspeakable started spouting the shite.
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    Euro 2020(21)

    Does it bug you mate a game over 50 years ago had a goal in it similar to Garcia's goal against chelsea?
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    Euro 2020(21)

    Agree. I dont think England will win though because goals in this England team are almost as rare as rocking horse shit.
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    Euro 2020(21)

    Me too. It's quite comical some of the comments.
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    Spurs

    Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Step forward Sol Campbell.
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    Euro 2020(21)

    Neither did Karius. Just saying.
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    Euro 2020(21)

    That goal was more like pickford than Karius.
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    Third World War

    Putin's knackered SU24s wouldnt stand an earthly against a Type 45 like Defender and her sisters. Fuck yeah. Mess about with the Royal navy and you will get fucked over. International waters so fuck off.
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    Euro 2020(21)

    Shame, I was hoping scotland could make it through with England and Wales. England did just enough tonight. Still short of ideas, inventiveness and goals.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Does he know anything, is he right? I thought they only signed a lease for the dock not 'bought it'!
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    The Space Thread

    Hubble Telescope goes into 'safe mode' due to memory module problem. With no space craft available for a repair, if NASA cannot resolve the issue from the ground, could it mean the end of the telescope's operations? June 18, 2021 - Operations Continue to Restore Payload Computer on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope NASA continues to work on resolving an issue with the payload computer on the Hubble Space Telescope. The operations team will be running tests and collecting more information on the system to further isolate the problem. The science instruments will remain in a safe mode state until the issue is resolved. The telescope itself and science instruments remain in good health. The computer halted on Sunday, June 13. An attempt to restart the computer failed on Monday, June 14. Initial indications pointed to a degrading computer memory module as the source of the computer halt. When the operations team attempted to switch to a back-up memory module, however, the command to initiate the backup module failed to complete. Another attempt was conducted on both modules Thursday evening to obtain more diagnostic information while again trying to bring those memory modules online. However, those attempts were not successful. The payload computer is a NASA Standard Spacecraft Computer-1 (NSSC-1) system built in the 1980s that is located on the Science Instrument Command and Data Handling unit. The computer’s purpose is to control and coordinate the science instruments and monitor them for health and safety purposes. It is fully redundant in that a second computer, along with its associated hardware, exists on orbit that can be switched over to in the event of a problem. Both computers can access and use any of four independent memory modules, which each contain 64K of Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) memory. The payload computer uses only one memory module operationally at a time, with the other three serving as backups. Launched in 1990, Hubble has contributed greatly to our understanding of the universe over the past 30 years. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/operations-underway-to-restore-payload-computer-on-nasas-hubble-space-telescope
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    2021 Tour de France

    He won 3 consecutive sprints in the recent 2021 Tour of Turkey while winning the 8th and final stage.
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    2021 Tour de France

    Starts Saturday the 26th and the Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish makes the cut! Mark Cavendish will make a sensational return to cycling’s biggest race after being named in Deceuninck-QuickStep’s eight-man lineup for this year’s Tour de France, which begins in Brest, Brittany on Saturday. The 36-year-old, who has won 30 Tour stages in a storied career, placing him second on the all-time list behind only Eddy Merckx, has been named in place of injured Irish sprinter Sam Bennett. Cavendish has not won a Tour stage since 2016, when he took four wins before abandoning the race to focus on the Rio Olympics, and has not raced at the Tour in any shape since 2018 when he missed the time cut on stage 11. Little did he realise it at the time but he was still suffering from the effects of Epstein-Barr virus. The Manxman would end up losing the best part of two seasons to the debilitating illness. Cavendish has also been open about his struggles with depression during this period. It looked as if the 2011 green jersey winner and world road race champion might be heading into forced retirement at the end of last year as his Bahrain-McLaren team imploded during the Covid crisis and he was left without a contract for 2021. But Deceuninck-QuickStep general manager Patrick Lefevere stepped in at the 11th hour with an offer to rejoin the Belgian squad where Cavendish enjoyed three successful seasons from 2013 until 2015. Cavendish has looked much more like his old self this year. He picked up his first win in more than three years at the Tour of Turkey in April, going on to win four stages of that race. Cavendish then stepped in for Bennett at the Tour of Belgium earlier this month, claiming a brilliant victory on the final stage to spark rumours he might return to the Tour if Bennett’s knee did not recover in time. It was reported by Cyclingnews last week that Bennett - last year’s green jersey winner - had declared himself fit and would travel to Brest for Saturday’s grand depart. But the team themselves remained tight-lipped. And Deceuninck-QuickStep confirmed Cavendish’s inclusion in their eight-man lineup on Monday afternoon, alongside world champion Julian Alaphilippe. Cavendish will be able to count on the support of one of the world's best leadout men in Michael Mørkøv, plus Tour of Flanders champion Kasper Asgreen, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad champion Davide Ballerini, and domestiques Mattia Cattaneo, Tim Declercq and Dries Devenyns. “I am delighted to be going back to the Tour de France with Deceuninck – Quick-Step," Cavendish said in a statement. "Obviously, the circumstances with Sam could be better – he had a special Tour last year and I am sad for him not being able to defend his green jersey. But at the same time, I am excited to be going back to a race that I have such an affinity with and where I have so much history. It is the biggest bike race in the world, and I am going to do all I can to grab this opportunity with both hands." Bennett added: “Needless to say, I’m very disappointed to not be able to defend my green jersey at this year’s Tour de France. I had a very minor incident during training a couple of weeks ago, which effected my knee. While the injury I sustained is very short-term, it impacted my training for the biggest bike race in the world all too much and left me without enough time to be race fit. Le Tour deserves me at my best and it would do my team, and myself, an injustice to race in my current condition. I wish the whole Wolfpack a successful three weeks on the road of France." The return of one of cycling’s bona fide superstars to the Tour de France is huge news for the sport and for the race. While Bennett was a popular winner of the points jersey last year and is extremely unfortunate to miss out on defending his crown, Cavendish’s return to a race he once bestrode like a colossus caps a remarkable comeback to elite level racing. If the Manx rider can go on to add to his 30 Tour stage victories, and further reduce his deficit to Merckx, who has 34 stage wins to his name, it would have to rank among the greatest sporting comebacks of all time. Cavendish told Telegraph Sport last week that he would not put too much pressure on himself if he did end up being selected. “I haven’t prepared for it,” he said. “I used to base my entire year around the Tour. You didn’t see me at the beginning of the year because I had to save my energy for the Tour. This year I haven’t. “I’m also heavier than I normally would be because I’ve been riding in predominantly flat races. So of course I’d love to go if the opportunity arose. But I would be realistic about any expectations.” However, the 36-year-old, who has spent the past week out in Tuscany, where he has a home, training in the heat, trying to lose a kilo in bodyweight, added that he would not be going unless he felt he could be competitive. “Why would I go otherwise? Just to suffer in the hardest sporting event in the world? No. I’m not 20 any more where I just dream of riding the Tour de France for the sake of it. I dream of riding the Tour de France because of what it means to me and because I believe I can be competitive.” With four stages which should suit the sprinters in the first block of the race, before it hits the Alps, it will not be long until we find out just how competitive. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/2021/06/21/mark-cavendish-named-deceuninck-quickstep-lineup-tour-de-france/
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Spot on this. It isnt UNESCO's 'fault' that the historic infrastructure of the docks was destroyed decades before the status was awarded and the site was razed to the ground. What's left now are the pretty much derelict remnants. But they are remnants of what was once there same as what's left of Hadrian's Wall is a remnant, Stonehenge is a remnant. There are other examples that escape my mind but the point is, you protect what's left because that's what it is, what's left. Once it's obliterated, all you have left are words in a book oran old map of what was once there that no one will ever give a fuck about again. Im not sure anyone can say the docks will never be used again. Sure, they arent going to take modern container ships but there are still many smaller ships in operation today. Hell, it \ they could be used as marinas.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Nails smacked on the head these 2 posts.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    WE. ARE. OMNIPOTENT.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    It's becoming clear that the RS are meddling here and have been getting into UNESCO's ear to try and stop the stadium going ahead. It's a disgrace because they won't succeed but it's backfired on the city by losing WHS. There's no depths they won't sink to. Like Quote Reply They really are a bunch of sociopaths.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    I honestly think Moshiri wanted to appoint him.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    Rafa to everton off apparently and Aldo's column didnt play a part!
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    HS2

    The HS2 money could have gone to fund better rail and road links in the north and there'd still be plenty of change left.
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    Summer 2021 transfer thread.

    Why wont we get what we want for him? £10m isnt a big fee even in this market.
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    Not Aged Well

    She is 75 in a few months. I think it's more her false teeth dropped a bit and she shoved her tongue between her gum and top set!
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