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  1. Chelsea reported to have bid £105 million for Enzo Fernandez which, alongside the FFP issues, would mean they were paying 10 times as much as what Benfica brought him for at the start of THIS season!
  2. My 10 year old wouldn't leave the house this morning for Breakfast club - this isn't a mis-post to the Things that F*ck you off Thread as its because I booted up the Xbox to download the game - showed him and after briefly questioning the graphics - grabbed the control off me, got sucked in and wouldn't go anywhere until he completed The Dam. So they have a new convert.
  3. What I still don't get with the Super League is why the English clubs would even contemplate getting into bed with Juventus and to a lesser extent Barca and Real. Who was going to remotely regulate this league - and while I'm sure none of the greedy fuckers would be bothered about FPP, etc - how long before it all kicks off because Juve are being dodgy and most of the clubs are having a tantrum because they've realised that you can't all be top of the super league and how come Real are getting the most lucrative kick off times for TV sales and we never agreed to fly to Qatar to play Barcelona on a Monday night, etc, etc.
  4. He was in 3 films in that latest update - but if you mean not enough John Candy is going to be higher up in the list then I agree, but he does appear again later.
  5. Part Five - Films 76 to 50 21 Points (2 Picks) – Films 76 to 74 An excellent three films here. Sam Raimi remakes his first film with a bigger budget and more comedy to go with a lot of horror as Bruce Campbell faces off against the Evil Dead 2 (1987) A live action Paddington (2014) film didn’t sound like a great idea, but Paul King directs Ben Wilshaw, Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville in one of the best, warmest and funniest family films in decades. Matthew Warchus directs Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton in a wonderful true tale of Gay and Lesbian activists from London supporting Welsh Miners during the 80’s in Pride (2014). 21 Points (3 Picks) – Film 73 Stephen Chow co-writes, directs and stars in Chinese action-comedy, Kung Fu Hustle (2004). 22 Points (2 Picks) – Films 72 to 71 Spike Jonze directs John Cusack, Catherine Keener and, erm, John Malkovich in crazy puppeteering, portal comedy, Being John Malkovich (1999). John Hughes writes and directs John Candy in one of the great, great 80’s comedy performances as he looks after Macaulay Culkin in Uncle Buck (1989). 23 Points (2 Picks) – Films 70 to 69 And we go straight to another John Hughes/Culkin/Candy film as Hughes writes the massive, mega popular hit, Home Alone (1990) as Christopher Columbus directs Macaulay Culkin to stardom alongside Joe Pesco and Daniel Stern. Even more John Candy as he co-stars with Bill Pullman and Rick Moranis in Mel Brook’s very funny Star Wars send-up in Spaceballs (1987). 24 Points (2 Picks) – Films 68 to 67 Jonathon Lynn directs Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei (who won a best supporting actress Oscar) in court-room comedy, My Cousin Vinny (1992). Tom Hanks and Tim Allen return as Woody and Buzz in a worthy sequel to Pixar’s first film in Toy Story 2 (1999) which was originally planned as a direct to video sequel. 24 Points (3 Picks) – Film 66 Armando Iannucci more of less takes The Thick of It to the big screen as Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander and Anna Chlumsky do politics in Washington In the Loop (2009). 25 Points (4 Picks) – Film 65 Brett Ratner directs Jackie Chan and Christ Tucker in a surprise hit buddy action-comedy, Rush Hour (1998). 28 Points (2 Picks) – Film 64 Ed Bye directs Harry Enfield and Kathy Bates as their memorable sketch show teenagers go to the big screen in Kevin and Perry Go Large (2000). 28 Points (3 Picks) – Films 63 to 61 Christian Bale is an American Psycho (2000) in Mary Harron’s adaptation of Brett Eason Ellis’ black comedy. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter travel through time in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) Taika Waititi directs his 4th film as Sam Neill and Julian Denninson star his Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016). 29 Points (2 Picks) – Film 60 Robert Zemekis directs his groundbreaking live action/animation ‘toon whodunnit as Bob Hoskins and Kathleen Turner try to find out Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). 29 Points (3 Picks) – Film 59 to 58 The Farrelly Brothers direct Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray in bowling comedy, Kingpin (1996). The highest rated animated film on this list is one of Pixar’s very best and stars two very funny leads as Pete Doctor directs Billy Crystal and John Goodman in Monsters Inc (2001). 30 Points (2 Picks) – Film 57 Jared Hess directs Jon Heder in Napoleon Dynamite (2004) which I’ve just realised I’ve never seen all the way through. 31 Points (4 Picks) – Film 56 Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor team up for the second time as they go Stir Crazy (1980) in Sidney Poitier’s prison comedy. 32 Points (2 Picks) – Films 55 to 54 Peter Cattaneo directs a massive (and BAFTA winning) UK hit as Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy do The Full Monty (1997) (Favourite comedy of Made of Ghosts). The top rated Adam Sandler film in this list is his most mainstream/popular as he stars opposite Drew Barrymore in The Wedding Singer (1998). 33 Points (2 Picks) – Film 53 Jason Segel and co-writer Nicholas Stoller do a great job of bringing back The Muppets (2011) as Segel stars alongside Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and Gonzo in an enjoyable musical come back. 33 Points (3 Picks) - Film 52 Indie director, Richard Linklater directing a family comedy with Jack Black and a load of kids seemed like an odd combination, but School of Rock (2003) turned out very well Funny, enjoyable and really nailing the end with the closing song/performance. 33 Points (5 Picks) – Film 51 Tim Burton directs Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice (1988), Beetlejuice, Beetleju….. supported by Winona Ryder and Geena Davis in a brilliantly inventive and chaotic horror comedy. 35 Points (5 Picks) - Film 50 Stanley Kubrick originally set out to make a serious drama about the threat of nuclear war, but then decided a black comedy would work better as he directs Peter Sellers in Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).
  6. Got to bring on Troussard surely
  7. I got Milwall’s goal right ☹️
  8. I've got a £1 on us to win 3-1 against Milwall today as my son played down the club's indoor facilities near to the stadium (which were colder than outside) this morning and scored a brace in a 3-1 win so it has to be nailed on..........or not.
  9. @PlisskenI think it was happening anyway, but can’t see how Burnley won’t be back in the Prem next season after that late turnaround against a form team putting even more daylight between you and 3rd.
  10. My son is working his way through U.S Office now and I'm re-watching it on and off. Jim and (to a degree) Pam are no longer portrayed as the nicest of the characters as it moves into the later series.
  11. Inventory though my team was on the wrong end of his magic tonight - not only does he look really good, he also seems really likeable and has a bit of character.
  12. Old manager sacked after we concede in the last minute on Saturday. New caretaker manager concedes in the 1st minute of the next game.
  13. I was going to say his other 1990 film is also pretty good (best film ever), but IMDB tells me that he had a 1/3rd film come out that year called Betsy's Wedding which was written, directed and stars Alan Alda. So now I need to watch it - maybe its better than Home Alone and Goodfellas combined???
  14. Cinema this week The Enforcer Antonio Banderas is a criminal who has a new MMA discount Aaron Paul protégée. Banderas befriends a 15 year old girl who is then TAKEN. This looked shit in the trailers, but I was fine with it being mindless violent shit, but despite it being 90 minutes it skimps on the violence and has far too much plot going on. And had the same cliche occurring twice within 5 minutes of each other. And one of the dafter co-incedences I’ve seen in a film. 2/5 - not 1/5 as there were some nice shots and very, very occasional good Banderas/violence. Dance with Somebody Very good biopic of Whitney Houston. Thought it was going to peter out like a lot of biopics do, but it finished really strongly and Stanley Tucci was really good as her music exec mentor. 4/5 M£gan The trailer gives the whole film away and even if you haven’t seen the trailer you can probably guess what will happen, but it’s well put together, Alison Williams was good as the lead and M£gan was really creepy at times so it’s nothing amazing, but an enjoyable horror toy/robot goes bad flick. 3.5/5
  15. Hudson sacked for us. Not really a surprise after we were terrible against a terrible Wigan side and then threw away the one goal lead we somehow managed to get in the 95th minute after failing to make any attempts to stop Wigan’s injury times attacks. Not really his fault - inexperienced manager inheriting a bit good enough side.
  16. Good job West Ham aren’t very good this season or Chelsea would be struggling for top 6.......of teams in London.
  17. Bale retired from international and club football. Not a great surprise given his lack of games/desire at club level over the last few years and his decline in fitness/performance. I thought he might play a 'goodbye' game for Wales, but I guess it would have been pretty hollow after Wales' disappointing time in Qatar.
  18. That accent/character has meant Craig managed to avoid being typecast as Bond before he’d even finished being Bond. Maybe he will do as many blanc films as Bond films??
  19. A great/crap action hero name for Butler as well - Brodie Torrance.
  20. Its got to shadowdrop today on the last day of Nintendo's Indie showcase hasn't it???
  21. Part Four - Films 103 to 77 17 Points (1 Pick) – Films 103 to 98 James L. Brooks directs Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt to Best Actor/Actress Oscars in As Good as it Gets (1997). Warren P Sonoda directs Canadian comedy Cooper’s Camera (2008) starring Jason Jones and Samantha Bee. Yosuke Fujita writes and directs Fuku-Chan of FukuFuku Flats (2014). Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Faris have a surprise hit with Little Miss Sunshine (2006) which won Oscars for writer Michael Arndt and supporting actor, Alan Arkin. Wes Anderson directs Owen Wilson (who co-wrote the script with Anderson), Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller and lots of other actors in The Royal Tenebaums (2001) Terry Gilliam directs fantasy adventure Time Bandits (1981), co-written with fellow Python, Michal Palin who also stars alongside John Cleese and Sean Connery. 17 Points (3 Picks) – Films 97 & 96 Chris McKay directs Will Arnett, Michael Cera in The Lego Batman Movie (2017). Martin Short, Steve Martin and Chevy Chase are The Three Amigos (1986) in this John Landis’ comedy Western. 17 Points (5 Picks) – Film 95 Matt Stone and Trey Parker take their foul mouthed kids to the big screen and make it a musical in South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) 18 Points (1 Pick) – Films 94 to 89 Josh Wheddon directs Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johannsson in The Avengers (2012). Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter suffer Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991). Tim Burton directs Johnny Depp in Ed Wood (1994). Stephen Frears directs John Cusack in an adaptation of Nick Hornby’s book in High Fidelity (2000) including a break-out role for Jack Black. James Franco and Jackie Chan star in the Lego Ninjago Movie (2017). Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano direct Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy in French film, The Intouchables (Untouchable) (2011). 18 Points (2 Picks) – Film 88 Dennis Dugan directs Adam Sandler in golf comedy, Happy Gilmore (1996). 19 Points (1 Pick) – Films 87 to 85 Terry Gilliam directs Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). Pete Doctor directs Amy Poehler and Bill Hader in one of Pixar’s finest films in Inside Out (2015). Woody Allen directs and stars in Take the Money and Run (1969) 19 Points (3 Picks) – Film 84 Jon Favreau directs Will Ferrell to create what has become a Christmas classic, in Elf (2003). And as we hit 20 points – we get out first 3 first place picks – all though only picking up votes from the one participant. 20 Points (1 Pick) – Films 83 to 81 Kevin Smith’s second film, and a sort of Captain Marvel sequel, stars Jason Lee and Ben Affleck as Mallrats (1995) (Favourite comedy of Azrael). Stanley Donen directs Gene Kelly (who co-directs) and Debbie Reynolds in what is considered one of the greatest musicals of all time in Singing in the Rain (1952) (favourite comedy of Benny). Finally, very difficult to watch anywhere so I had to pirate it, is Rob Reiner’s second film as John Cusack tracks down The Sure Thing (1985) (Favourite comedy of tonymg). 20 Points (2 Picks) – Films 80 to 78 Scott Sanders directs Michael Jai White in blaxploitation comedy, Black Dynamite(2009). Olivia Wilde has a great directorial debut as Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein are Booksmart (2019). Kevin Smith directs himself, Jason Mewes and pretty much everyone from his previous films in his 5th film, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) 20 Points (4 Picks) – Film 77 Trey Parker and Matt Stone take a break from South Park and give us puppet comedy, Team America: World Police (2004) not exactly staring Matt Daaamon.
  22. Disney+ is nuts in terms of how quickly films end up on there, I do wonder if having such a quick window from cinema to free streaming is going to bite them, but then I assume most cinema goers either go and see stuff or they don’t rather than deciding to skip Fox/Disney stuff as it will be on Disney+ soon??
  23. Yep - Portugal and the next World Cup will be good fun as Ronaldo will want to be there to be only player to play in 6 world Cups and picked in enough games to break Messi's appearance record. Hopefully they won't even qualify.
  24. Infantino managing to ruin handing the World Cup to Messi by keeping hold of it and assuming Messi gives the remotest fuck about what he is saying.
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