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  1. Martin Atkinson was an absolute twat tonight. Again. Once again he's at his old trick of trying to level up a game we're winning by giving the oppos all the easy free kicks and deliberately standing in the way of players trying to pass the ball to a teammate. I swear I saw Thiago having to dribble around the cunt to create another chance in the 2nd half.


    A moving tribute to Ronaldo's baby son observed all around the ground. Have those everton cunts gone on about us 'defiling' the moment by us singing YNWA?


    The united fans couldnt help showing themselves to be utter cunts as well with their 'Always the victim' and Won it 3 times without killing anyone' chants in the 2nd half when they had nothing else to sing about.

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  2. 35 minutes ago, coachpotato said:

    When we won our first four European Cups, it was claimed by some Evertonians that it was easy to win because only champions were allowed in it and that meant the likes of Belgium, Luxembourg and  sundry other “no mark” countries had teams in there that were easy to beat and it meant you only played about 4 games and you were into the final. And of course we always got favourable draws!
    Later on when the Champions league came about, they claimed it was easier to win because the old European cup was a straight knock out over 2 legs, whereas you could lose to a team in the CL twice and still remain in the competition.

    So no matter whichever way LFC win anything, Evertonians will always try to discredit the feat, and of course don’t forget, they have never lost a CL group game or knockout stage game in their history, so they know all about it!

    How come the cunts couldnt get past Panathinaikos in 1970?! Because they were fucking shit, that's why!

  3. 18 hours ago, dave u said:

    I'm absolutely not ready to be putting Keita ahead of Hendo. He hasn't done anywhere near enough yet for me.


    That said, enough people are suggesting it to make me consider that I might not be seeing something because I don't want to. Maybe I've got Hendo blinkers on.


    I fully expect a fired up Hendo to absolutely fucking rip United a new one tomorrow, but if not then maybe I need to rethink my position.

    Nah, I agree with you, Dave. Keita hasnt done nearly enough to consider replacing Hendo. I find it strange people are overlooking Keitalosing possession and wildly firing shots miles wide. I dont subscribe this this view some are spouting about Henderson being a 'coward'?!


    Fucking hell, I may not think a player is good enough but calling one of the manager's most trusted players a coward? Have a word with yourselves.


    When Jurgen decides and sees Hendo isnt worth a regular place in the team, he'll act on it. Like I keep saying, everyone in the Liverpool team can pass sideways and backwards. Except Hendo. Then the usual detractor is droning on and on about him.


    I thought Henderson's only poor moment during the game was when he just didnt seemalert to snuff out one of city's attacks not long after he came on.Not sure if it was the lead up to their 2nd goal or just an attack.

  4. Great podcast again!


    Scott Carson is city's number 3 keeper. Bravo left a while ago. Sadio's goal was against Brighton when we were 2-0 up and all the Brighton players blamed the keeper.


    Not certain Naby has turned his Liverpool career around,in fact Im certain on it.


    Have to say, both city's goals were avoidable in my view. Robbo passed the ball straight to Fernandiho for the first and the 2nd, that stage of the game why are both our fullbacks still trying to bomb forward when against a team like city at that time, the priority was to close out the game.


    I think Brownie says Robbo misjudged it(?) but to me, it's another example of him being composed in those situations, diving in and missing the ball.

  5. To this day, a sizable number of Argentines believe they sank HMS Invincible during the Falklands war and, the sinking covered up by 'the British.'


    The British did this by sneaking another Invincible class vessel to the South Atlantic then 'sailed her home in triumph' to fool the world, but not them!


    HMS Illustrious wasnt commissioned into the RN until late June 1982 well after the war ended, making her the 2nd of the 3 carriers. Ark Royal was still under constrution or maybe not even started, I cant remember which!

  6. Potential BAE Hawk replacement?


    Aeralis, the British-designed jet fighter that could replace the RAF’s ageing fleet of Hawk trainers, has won the backing of Rolls-Royce and Martin Baker as it gears up to make a demonstrator version.


    The company is looking to capitalise on tight defence budgets and ageing fleets of trainer aircraft to sell adaptable jets that can be upgraded and modified.


    The programme recently won investment from the Royal Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office to test its system to allow electronic components to be swapped in and out and upgraded without the aircraft needing a costly recertification by regulators.


    Aeralis has estimated there is a market for up to 5,500 of its jets, which could be worth £150bn.


    Rolls-Royce has agreed to supply its Adour jet engines for the plane, while Martin Baker will provide ejector seats. 


    It will also work with Hamble Aerostructures, which was a supplier to BAE Systems for the Hawk and before that worked on the 1960s-era Folland Gnat jet trainer. 


    Training top pilots is a costly process starting with smaller propeller-driven craft and graduating on to faster and more powerful designs. 

    Previously, governments had to maintain sizeable fleets of each type of plane.


    However, a cheaper fleet of adaptable jets opens the door for a provider to move them around the world and train pilots as needed, adapting power and capability to match the skills and needs of students. 


    The design could help reduce the runaway costs of other programmes, especially for the fastest jets, where costs increase exponentially with speed.


    Tristan Crawford, chief executive of Aeralis, said: “You're not having to redevelop a new aeroplane for when you need to do something different in the future. That makes the whole cost to the customer much less and much quicker to upgrade.”


    Russia’s war on Ukraine has focused the minds of customers who want to make their defence budgets go further, he said. “The priority on replacement programmes has increased because of the conflict.”

    The fighter sells itself on its modular design. Everything from the wings and engines can be swapped out for different missions, meaning the jet can train pilots, act as a light attack plane, an aerobatics jet or even a potential refueller for drones.

    Modular components mean the Aeralis could adapt to multiple scenarios, from training and support to combat
    Modular components mean the Aeralis could adapt to multiple scenarios, from training and support to combat

    This means defence ministries can repurpose the craft as needs change without having to scrap them.


    While many military aircraft are upgraded during their lives, designing it with this in mind is what makes the plane different. 


    Inability to upgrade military planes has historically been a costly business. In 2010, the Nimrod MRA4 maritime patrol and attack aircraft was scrapped, wasting £3.4bn of taxpayer money. 


    The Aeralis will start with the older Adour engine that powers the Hawk, but the plane could be adapted to accommodate newer, more powerful engines in the future, including supersonic models if there is enough demand, although that will push up the cost.


    “Airliners have a range of engines you can put onto the aircraft, depending on what the customer wants. We're doing the same thing in the sector here,” Mr Crawford said.


    The company plans to have a demonstrator ready by 2025 and a saleable product by 2028, when many training and surveillance aircraft will be reaching the end of their lives.


    The company is working with Martin Baker, a private British company, for its ejector seats.


    Based in Higher Denham, near Uxbridge, the business is jointly managed by John and James Martin, the twin sons of Sir James Martin, who established the company in 1929 as a plane maker. It has saved 7,671 pilots with its technology.


    The company moved into ejection seats in 1942 after co-founder Captain Valentine Baker died testing a company plane.



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  7. Fucking twats.


    This is the moment a woman in Kharkiv, above and below, mourned over her father after he was killed in the latest round of shelling of Ukraine’s second city.

    The woman is comforted as the body of her father is removed by medical workers Credit: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

    Authorities in Kharkiv on Monday morning told residents to spend the whole day in bomb shelters, citing unrelenting shelling that has intensified as the battle for Donbas gathers momentum.


    Kharkiv authorities said a man and a woman died as a result of the strike just before noon. Photographers with Associated Press said later at least three people were killed.


    One of the dead was a woman who appeared to be going out to collect water in the rain. She was found lying with a water canister and an umbrella by her side.

    Explosions in Kharkiv
    Ukrainian personnel run for cover after explosions are heard in Kharkiv on Sunday Credit: Felipe Dana/AP

    A separate video posted on a local Telegram channel showed what it said were explosions in Novi Domy in the southwest of the city during the day.


    Several parked cars were destroyed in the strike but it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.


    Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said that in the past four days 18 people had been killed and 106 injured by Russian bombardment of Kharkiv.


    Nine civilians were killed and 25 injured by missile and artillery fire in the region on Sunday alone.


    Ukraine’s general staff said on Monday evening that Russian forces had gone on the offensive in the Kharkiv and Donetsk regions in what it described as “signs of the beginning of the offensive operation in the Eastern Operational Zone”.


    Russian forces appeared to be trying to pin down Ukrainian forces at Slobozhansky near Kharkiv while unsuccessfully trying to gain ground near Izyum, it said.

    An apartment building on fire
    An apartment building on fire in the city Credit: Alex Chan Tsz Yuk/SOPA Images/Shutterstock
    Firefighters attend a burning building
    Firefighters attend a burning building after the shelling Credit: Alex Chan Tsz Yuk//SOPA Images/Shutterstock

    Earlier Serhiy Haidai, governor of the Donetsk region, said Russian forces had taken control of the villages of Kremenaya and Lugashchnine, both northwest of the town of Severodonetsk.


    “Evacuation from there is already impossible,” he wrote on Telegram early in the morning. Residents of Luhansk were warned that this was their last chance to evacuate.


    Ukraine on Sunday launched a counter offensive designed to cut supply lines to Izyum, where Russian appears to be massing the troops for the northern trust of an encirclement of Donbas, the mainly Russian speaking and heavily industrialised region where war first broke out in 2014.


    The Russian military said on Monday its missiles struck more than 20 military targets in eastern and central Ukraine over the past day, as it stepped up a campaign to hit weapons factories, railways and other infrastructure targets before the offensive.


    Residents of Vasylkiv, a town south of Kyiv that is home to a military airbase, reported a large explosion on Monday morning.

    Placeholder image for youtube video: -GLJQq5emgE

    Russian missiles also hit Lviv, killing at least seven people, according to Maksym Kozytsky, its regional governor.


    “At the moment, we are able to confirm that seven people have died. We also know that 11 people are injured. A child is among them,” he said.


    "Three victims are in critical condition," he added.

    Mr Kozytsky confirmed there were four missile strikes with three hitting military infrastructure and one a tyre shop.


    Lviv, Ukraine's most western city close to its border with Poland, has largely been spared from attacks since Russia invaded on Feb 24.

    But its mayor warned the city "must be ready" for further attacks.

    Andriy Sadovyi told Fox News: "We must be ready for a new Russian attack. And together we must protect our country.


    "It is a very special moment in our life. We have only one country, we have only one land. I believe in our victory, never give up. Only victory."


    Mykhaylo Podolyak, a presidential adviser, said: “Five powerful missile strikes at once on the civilian infrastructure of the old European city of Lviv,”


    Video posted on social media sites showed smoke in the area after the blast. It was not immediately clear what was hit and there was no official confirmation from authorities.



  8. 58 minutes ago, SasaS said:


    Are you sure about that? They have like dozens of other ships there, including Moskva's sister ship. They are saying Moskva's role was primarily to provide air-defence and additional anti-rocket defense to other ships. So, if they don't hit anything else soon, it is a bit pointless.


    Russians are slowly but relentlessly pushing from three directions in the eastern Ukraine, UKR does not seem able to launch any sort of wider counteroffensive around Kharkiv to start pushing towards Kupiansk and endanger RUS offensive, they are not capable of attacking RUS flanks around Izyum, nor the reinforcements rolling in over Kapiansk, they are still being shelled by Grads in Mykolaev, the offensive around Kherson seems to be going nowhere, they are facing imminent disaster and human tragedy in Mariupol, they are being pounded by missiles like it's the first days of the war, their military industrial capabilities are apparently seriously depleted, they may be running out of artillery shells, and somehow time now looks to be working for the invaders.


    I'm all for morale boosting spectaculars like the sinking of Moskva, but sorry, don't see how does that help much beyond the 24 hours of fist pumping celebrations.


    They only have 2 other Slava class cruisers, one stationed in the Arctic the other around the Indian Ocean. Both are within a week or so steaming of the Black Sea.


    I gather Turkey has closed the Bosphorus to shipping but whether they'd prevent one or both cruisers passage, who knows?


    Fact is, would the Russians want to put another Slava class cruiser in the firing line, literally, after this? The Neptune missiles allegedly used have a range of about 150 miles so, either the cruiser has to stand 150 miles offshore or sail closer as the Moscow did and be open to attack?


    Yes, they have other ships. One got bombed to fuck and destroyed in harbour, another escaped with some damage. If a heavily armed Slava class cruiser couldnt defend itself, it asks the question about other ships similar capabilities.


    Personally, I dont think it is as black or white as the sinking  is not much help. Militarily, it is a loss of a significant and expensive(!) asset. True, it will not cause the end of the fighting but it does impact Russia's operation in the theatre.

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  9. 36 minutes ago, Moctezuma said:

    Though Gazprom did bizarrely sponsor the European Cup for a while recently. 


    Chevron sponsoring us would be suboptimal, especially when the fanbase are rightfully calling City 'Oil cheats' every day.

    What, the same fan base that fills up their cars etc with diesel, petrol or LPG not to mention the myriad of products that are made from oil?


    Nah, where would you stop, saying the fanbase cant use cars, public transport, plastic products etc because of city's ownership?