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  1. Dear oh dear, as goalkeeping screw-ups go, doing so in the most 'expensive game in football' is going to stick with you for a fair while. Great thinking from Bryan, mind.
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    Fall Guys

    This is great fun and very moreish. Only downside is the occasional disconnects; came second and the game then froze meaning I didn't get all the XP. Harumph. They are going to make a packet on cosmetics.
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    Fall Guys

    Thanks, looks like I just need to exercise some patience.
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    Fall Guys

    Has yours started to dl yet? Says so on the website but nothing is appearing on my PS4 so far.
  5. The movie has next to no understanding of the main themes of the comic and blathers on as if it’s some generic, bog standard superhero film. It’s dumbed down by a director who has all the craft, subtlety and imagination of a brick. The first 10 minutes of the tv series had more appreciation and understanding for the comic’s story and themes than the 3 hours of the film. The film has very little appreciation for either the cultural landscape or political arena in which its set. The TV series requires patience, thought and analysis. Something which Snyder is utterly capable of eliciting; he makes Michael Bay look like Kurosawa. The film does a huge disservice to the source material and its audience. It was a brave decision to greenlight a movie adaption of a seemingly unfilmable comic. It was a foolish decision to then allow Snyder anywhere near it.
  6. I thought Arsenal’s celebrations were substandard. Failure to lift the trophy properly, not enough excitement and exuberance. If they need tips on how to really celebrate an amazing achievement, they don’t need to go far. The mighty Spurs reaching the Europa League was the pinnacle of celebrations,
  7. Dani Ceballos has been superb all game. Arsenal need to snap him up permanently.
  8. I always try and troll a dreadful book or two in there. Can’t wait for a Toby Young tome..
  9. Looking for some beach reading on your ill-advised week in Magaluf? And for your subsequent 2 week quarantine? Or just need some escapism from it all. Roll up, roll up. Monthly offerings as follows (all 99p, unless stated otherwise):- The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson This is one of the best historical retellings I've read. Phenomenal book. A must-buy. Even better, his new one is only £1.99 below The Splendid and The Vile - Erik Larson £1.99 Devolution - Max Brooks From the writer of World War Z, only been out a few months Black and British: A Forgotten History - David Olusoga Finch - Jeff VanderMeer Court Number One: The Old Bailey Trials that Defined Modern Britain - Thomas Grant The World's War:Forgotten Soldiers of the Empire - David Olusoga Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper - Hallie Rubenhold £1.99 The Wall - John Lanchester - £2.49 The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State - Nadia Murad Hannah Green and Her Unfeasibly Mundane Existence - Michael Marshall Smith Cowboy Song: The Authorised Biography of Philip Lynott - Graeme Thomson Necropolis: London and its Dead - Catherine Arnold Between the Stops - Sandi Toksvig Blood, Sweat and Pixels - Jason Schreier - £1.99 Life in Football - Ian Wright Sober - Tony Adams Till the Cows Come Home - Sara Cox The Kingdon - Jess Rothenberg Dark Forest - Cixin Liu Dark Eden  - Chris Beckett (and sequels) Band of Brothers - Stephen E. Ambrose The World According to Garp - John Irving The Art of Happiness - Dalai Lama Defending the Guilty - Alex McBride How the World Works - Noam Chomsky Age of Wonder - Richard Holmes I Love the Bones of You - Christopher Eccleston Orange is the New Black - Piper Kerman Provided You Don't Kiss Me - Duncan Hamilton River in Darkness - Masaji Ishikawa Please, Mister Postman - Alan Johnson More Tales From the City - Armistead Maupin D-Day: The Battle for Normandy - Antony Beevor Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer The Bees - Laline Paull Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow So Lucky - Dawn O'Porter Jessie Burton - The Muse Armada - Ernest Cline The Hate You Give - Angie Thomas £3.49 Good Omens - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett 100 Unhip Albums: That We Should Learn to Love - Ian Keith Moss Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer Tiger Woods - Jeff Benedict Jonathan Livingston: Seagull - Richard Bach Recovery:Freedom from Addictions - Russell Brand Rod Liddle - Selfish Whining Monkeys Run Away - Harlan Coben Chocolat - Joanne Harris Magic Cottage - James Herbert Whistler - John Grisham Innocent Man - John Grisham In Your Defence - Sarah Langford Munich - Robert Harris
  10. 30. Ramble Book by Adam Buxton Listened to the audiobook version as the actual book isn't out until September. This is probably the way to go as it contains lost of Buckle's jingles and each chapter comes with its own theme tune. When you finish the audiobook there is an exclusive podcast with Joe Cornish as well. And there are various audiobook interludes. If you like Buxton then you'll enjoy this; it's much of the same. However, the reason his podcast is so great is down to the relationships and conversations he builds up with his guests. Additionally, I felt that he focused too much on certain elements of his life and largely ignored other parts, that's his prerogative but it left me a bit disappointed. I could have done with less talk about his school life and sustained focus on his father and done more on the Adam and Joe Show, Bug and the podcast. Funnily enough, I had the same issue with Louis Theroux's autobiography.
  11. I really enjoyed that book, but thought it absolutely shit the bed towards the end. I've read the sequel and be interested to see what you think of it. I won't say any more until you've read it. You might also be interested in their newest book, as it's 99p until tomorrow. Here
  12. I'll get both, as I have done this generation. As for which one I'll get first, unless the PS5 is £100 more expensive than the Series X it will be Sony's machine. Seemingly there is nothing coming out solely on the Series X for a fair while, gamepass will keep churning out games that my One X will be great to play them on and the exclusives just aren't there for Xbox. Deathloop and Miles Morales and jazzed up versions of PS4 exclusives are more than enough for me.
  13. The kids get a couple of Leicester shirts a year and the Adidas ones are far better quality than when we had Puma kits. I think the fit on them is better too. My only issue with having Adidas kits is that they're just the same tops as other clubs have; for most clubs they're the same shirt with a different club badge on. I'm a bit annoyed that I didn't buy the pink Leicester away top for myself this year as it looked good and I didn't see any other club with it.
  14. For any of you F1 officianados How To Build A Car by Adrian Newey - 99p
  15. Now we know the relegated teams, would you buy any of their players to go straight into your starting XI? Possibly Nathan Ake or Ismaila Sarr/Cantwell for Leicester. Sarr more on potential than on any consistency.
  16. 28. Excelsior: The Amazing Life of Stan Lee by Stan Lee WYSIWYG. A graphic novel autobiography of Lee's part in creating some of the most iconic superheroes, his part in the birth of Marvel and his seeming love for the life he's lived, his beloved wife and the relationships he's had with famous comic book writers and artists. It's surprisingly sad in a couple of places and he comes across as puppy dogish in his enthusiasm, positivity and appreciation for how his life went. It's a fairly quick read and is a decent enough read for anyone interesting in superheroes and their creation. 29. The Trial by Franz Kafka I enjoyed it but there were sections that seemed a bit meandering and in need of some editing - probably down to the fact that the book was unfinished and unpublished before his death. What's great about it is, that in parts it's really chilling, in others darkly humorous; it has moments of intrigue, delight, frustration etc. The last few pages were powerful and the closing lines are a superb ending.
  17. I’m genuinely amazed because he’s been a liability at times. Decent enough game this for a 0-0.
  18. I hope if we lose against United that it’s to a decent goal rather than a mistake. James Justin has been the best player on the pitch so far which has to be the most surprising event of the final day.
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    Cricket Thread

    Cornwall and Dowrich at the crease is peak Little and Large batsman; not sure I've ever seen such a differing pair.
  20. Consider Phlebas - Iain M Banks and The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick are both 99p today.
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    Pokemon Go

    Shiny wise I ended up with 2 Dratini, Clamperl, Snover, Mudkip and Unown. 100+ Litwick candies, 60+Gible candies. About 200k xp and 130,000 stardust. Happy with that but don't think I'd shell out again, too much lag at times especially during the gifting hour.
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    Pokemon Go

    Think that should be Go Fe$$$$$$$$$$t Obviously I bought it. Shiny Dratini, Shiny Clamperl, 11 Unown, a couple of new Pokemon.
  23. I think the introduction of crafting in Fallout 4 was an abysmal idea and was partly to blame for the clusterfuck that was Fallout 76. What makes Fallout 3 and F:NV so great was the focus on exploring this new world, not carting a load of shopping trolleys home so that I could make structural art. I see the crafting you do in TLOU2 and Horizon more as basic resource management and so within the focus and setting of the game they’re appropriate. Good luck to people who want to spend time making incredible structures in Fallout 76, but it leaves me rather cold. I want to spend my time exploring the ravaged world, not stuck in a bric and brac shack.
  24. There's a lot on here that I'll play because they're free on Gamepass, but that I wouldn't buy if they weren't.
  25. This second game looks great..oh, State of Decay 3.
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