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  1. Being on ITV I didn't give this a second look when I saw the synopsis - Arry looks to reform a team of great 90s players for one last match against 'ze Germans', it seemed more suited to channel 5. I saw a positive review on the Guardian though and just watched the first episode from last night (part 2 is tonight). It's surprisingly good - it's not all fake banter and back in our day shite, but instead is a surprisingly warm, heartfelt and honest look at middle aged bloke type issues, especially if you've done alright in your younger days. The friendly match they're training for is almost an irrelevance compared to the far more relevant and interesting conversations being had. Worth checking out, especially if you've passed this over due to 'ITV phobia'.
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    Fleabag - BBC3 Comedy

    I agree, ep2 felt like a drop in the intensity from the first, but last night felt pitch perfect again. Some brutal lines between Fleabag and her sister too.
  3. I’ve gone from being one of the biggest fanboys of this going after seasons 1-3 to barely able to watch the most recent eps - its almost painful to see how far its fallen and painful to watch.
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    Love Death and Robots

    I really enjoyed the first 4 of this too last night, though its a bit of a shame so much effort is going into such trashy dialogue at times. What really struck me is how good it looked and how detailed the scenes were (like the spaceships interiors), way more impressive than physical sets on sci-fi like the Expanse recently - I could happily watch whole shows of that level of CGI and human animation now (like say in first ep, apart from the boobs, they always looked odd, moreso than the faces). Is that level of CGI way more time consuming and expensive to make than people nailing bits of wood and Thule roof-racks together to make sets ?
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    Food Prepping

    Nothing new this weekend but 2 previous returning recipes tweaked up with some new equipment. Starting with the Italian meatballs, these really redefine how good you think a meatball can be and raise them to a whole new level of tastiness, and equal billing is given to the tomato sauce. I use the Serious Eats quick recipe for the sauce and pimp it up a little bit with some tweaks (cooking an onion and carrot in the sauce at the simmering stage, extra red pepper flakes and the secret to savoury flavour, fish sauce), I follow the meatball part precisely. What made the sauce much simpler was using my Thermomix for the first time, so much easier sautéing, weighing, blitzing and simmering all in a single device - and the consistency at the end is a commercial feel. https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2015/01/italian-american-beef-pork-meatballs-red-tomato-sauce-recipe.html Next back up was the Chicken Pilaf, lot of flavour going on in this one pot dish - I follow this recipe to the letter apart from doubling the glaze & chicken. Used a new vacuum marinater I got a couple of weeks back and the results were really good, the meat was incredibly moist and the marinade seems to adhere and flavour the chicken far better. https://www.recipetineats.com/oven-baked-chicken-and-rice-pilaf-cranberry-walnut-apple/
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    The Baking Thread

    My first ever attempt at a loaf not in a bread machine, came out pretty well and tasted great (for a pretty bog standard bread, its 90% white flour, 10% wholemeal and molasses instead of sugar.
  7. I found this utterly tedious, first half is like a straight to VHS 80s film setup and I kept waiting for something interesting or clever to happen, which it never did.
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    Songs about the loss of faith or challenging old gods

    Jellyfish should have been huge, I still listen to those couple of albums even now - Bedspring Kiss, Home, The Man I Used To Be - brilliant songs.
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    Nintendo eShop (Software Chatter)

    weird art style on that Atomicrops - not sure why none of the characters have noses ! Gameplay graphics instantly reminded me of Zombies Ate My Neighbours on SNES I bought that little £4 mini golf puzzler, you don't play shots as usual with a power bar but rather have to get the ball in the whole using the grid the course is laid out on and the set distance cards you get given - its quite neat and very clean to play.
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    Switch - Too many ports?? (Ports Die Twice)

    so the problem with Nintendo is either there are no games apart from 1st party ones (Wii U) or too many games (Switch) ?
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Are you saying that if City make the final having got past a lesser selection of teams that will diminish the achievement then - I thought after last year the line was you can only beat who you get drawn against. When we were in the CL we seemed to get peak era Bayern (before this current crop of players all got old) or Barca every season in the KO stage (then ballsed up the year we did get a lesser team). Not sure what the Rennes point is exactly but teams have off days as we did away, and we rectified it last night.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    oh come on, you get to the quarter final of the CL and get the current 2nd best team in Portugal, you'd be delighted to get them in a Europa league group stage, at this late stage of the CL you're ecstatic.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Bloody hell what deal with the devil have liverpool done to constantly draw tat in the CL ? Can't see Spurs doing City over 2 legs.
  14. this sort of stuff is like catnip to me - I just can't resist despite knowing I'll play first 10 levels, enjoy them, then get stuck and not play again
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    Good to go thru like that from behind - if only Emery can sort out the lingering away form issues we are pretty potent at home. Watching Aubamyang he's a bit of a conundrum of a player at the moment, he scores a lot of goals, misses a load of sitters and doesn't add much to team play when out of the box - the criticisms seem harsh and I even say to myself 'just look at the goals' What does perplex me though is people still call him a speedster, I started to doubt this in the Milk Cup final vs City last year when he couldn't beat Kompany in a foot race, and ever since then I've seen countless defenders not get burned by him and at the very least keep up comfortably. Lacazette is a transformed player though from what we saw in the first season, he's so physical and playing with a bit of bite - I thought we'd signed a dud there but now there aren't many I'd swap him for.

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