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  1. Plissken

    NHL discussion thread

  2. Plissken

    Football Thread 2018/19

    By the way, I would like to give Man United and Liverpool much deserved credit. Without their relentless lobbying and skewing of the rules in their favour over the last 30 years, they couldn’t have created the conditions for Abu Dhabi City to exist.
  3. Plissken

    Football Thread 2018/19

    A piece on City by the always excellent Ken Early. https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/english-soccer/ken-early-city-s-domination-has-been-bought-and-they-re-paying-the-price-1.3897613?mode=amp
  4. Plissken

    A movie watchers blog

    Swimming with Men (2018) Rob Brydon is Eric, a man not so much having a midlife crisis as an almost full-on meltdown. His wife has just been elected as a local Councillor, he has no understanding of his teenage son and he's stuck in a job he hates. His only pleasure in life is swimming at the local pool in the evening. One day, he notices a group of men at the pool who are practicing synchronised swimming. They invite him to join and Eric suddenly begins to find happiness in not being so frustrated with life. And then one day, they find out about the Unofficial Male Synchronised Swmming World Championships. On the surface (ha!) this is Full Monty in trunks. It can't possibly hope to live up to that and it doesn't. What it is, is a funny - occasionally absolute laugh out loud - exploration of male friendships. I'm going to expand on this a little more in spoiler tags, but the relationship between Brydon and the rest of the group is beautifully done. The group consists of some sterling actors, Rupert Graves, Tom Turgoose, Jim Carter and the standout being Daniel Mays. It isn't a perfect film but the whole thing is done with care and attention by a quality cast and crew so you know you are getting a very good hour and a half. Definite recommend. Spoilers for what I felt was the theme, which includes some important character points.
  5. Plissken

    Football Thread 2018/19

    And left a lot of people hanging when going into administration.
  6. Plissken

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Hard to disagree with much of this. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/19/manchester-city-sky-blue-smashing-of-watford-proves-football-is-broken
  7. Plissken

    Football Thread 2018/19

    City fans still think that their club is the same, slightly hapless club that it was from the 70s to the 90s. That fanbase defined itself with an authenticity and a connection to Manchester that the faceless, corporate, trophy winning machine across the other side was incapable of being. They're still clinging on to that despite their club becoming more of a faceless, corporate, trophy winning machine than United ever were.
  8. Plissken

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Gomes making a fuckup in a big game? Surely not!
  9. Plissken

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Should have been obvious that it would be Lampard vs John Terry in the final. Because of the sheer power of narrative.
  10. Latest WSC cover sums it up well.
  11. Plissken

    Football Thread 2018/19

    I sort of want that Leeds team and Bielsa to succeed. But that means their fans would be in the Premier League, and no-one outside Leeds wants that.
  12. Plissken

    NHL discussion thread

    It was a mess when I started watching it nearly 30 years ago. The Elite League was supposed to help the GB setup after ISL has 17+ import team rosters. So they had 11 in the EIHL at the start. And now what are we at? 15? Anyway, a really good effort from GB this afternoon. Bowns was absolutely amazing, stopping 59 shots.
  13. Plissken

    Football Thread 2018/19

    There is (I think) an article in this months When Saturday Comes about Molineux and that weird curved stand down one side (the Steve Bull Stand now?). I don't have my copy to hand but it is an interesting read on how clubs have grand schemes and then run out of money to complete them.
  14. Plissken

    What Remains of Edith Finch

    Downloaded it on Gamepass after hearing everyone raving about it (and not knowing anything). It's glorious. So inventive, so well written and designed. Just wanted to post my appreciation for a wonderful game.
  15. Plissken

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Yeah, that got a loud cackle out of me in the office.
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