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  1. I thought that was great. Clearly the other standalone episode and played with the form a fair bit. Ups and downs as well. And an interesting exploration of Beard as a character. ”Shut up Thierry Henry”.
  2. Pleased that Moyes has kept West Ham’s momentum going. Outside bets for a decent European run if they want it. (And it seems from the outside that they do.)
  3. Absolutely delighted. Transfer budget was an issue under the previous owners. Dyche had not complained about the spending on the club infrastructure and selling of players but was rightly pissed off at the lack of incoming transfers. The old owners crossed the line between being prudent and being cheap. We were sitting with £60m in the bank and walking away from Championship sides who wanted £12m when we would offer £7m and be dragged kicking and screaming to £10m before declaring the price was too high. It left us with literally one fit winger for large chunks of last season which is ridiculous. Atmosphere on Saturday at the Turf should be great. And for fans of violence, a team with 10 red cards in 62 matches will be taking on a team with zero in 97 games.
  4. Let me just settle in to read the comments
  5. Chris Hughton sacked by Forest. First of the season.
  6. He never really crossed the Atlantic but every time I see one of his appearances, he has me in stitches. "OJ Simpson says that he would have stood in front of a moving train to save his wife. It's a kind of irony that the one man who will lay down his life for yours is the one that kills you." His repeated slamming of OJ lost him the SNL gig.
  7. The Braithwaite signing was one that really stuck in the craw. (They got an injury outside of the transfer window, so they used a League rule to make an emergency signing. Which was them going to Leganes, who were in the bottom three and activating their top scorers release clause so they couldn't do anything about it. At the end of the season, Leganes got relegated by a point.)
  8. Going to put this here as it seemed most relevant as an interesting read - a review of a couple of nights where The Rolling Stones were headlining the LA Coliseum on their Steel Wheels tour and Guns 'n' Roses were the support act trying to blow them off the stage. Rolling Stones/Guns N’ Roses: Stoned in L.A. | The Village Voice - https://www.villagevoice.com/2019/03/29/rolling-stones-guns-n-roses-stoned-in-l-a/
  9. And guess what just appeared (via a terrible trailer, including a typo)!
  10. A bit of both. Famously, the easiest and most straightforward way to gain membership of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is to win Wimbledon. I imagine getting membership to the British Racing Drivers Club is similar.
  11. It strikes me that because it is a largely middle class sport, tennis parenting gets to be described as "pushy" rather than "toxic".
  12. I think that's fair, as it's not something games have been traditionally good at. Which I suppose is why you always hear about the same "older" games having that effect on people. There are a lot more good games out there using much better writing* to tell a story that engages. *Anyone who says Kojima at this point should sit in the corner and think about what they have just done
  13. Tennis is a curious one in that the stars are basically hothoused from a very early age and have no semblance of a reasonable childhood before they become (if lucky) money making machines. It's a wonder there aren't more psychological issues.
  14. Patrik Berglund - Though I got the story wrong. Although he said it was to do with his mental health, it was after he was traded to Buffalo, who are a very bad team. He was supposed to have the ability to block the trade by naming teams that he would accept a trade to but his agent screwed up the paperwork. He had a year off and signed a contract in Sweden.
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