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  1. Random Thoughts

    Different isn't a concern mate - I genuinely don't think I've seen an official MLB jersey ever in person.
  2. Patriots sign WR Demaryius Thomas (One year, $6M)

    With only $150,000 guaranteed I doubt he makes the team. He's lost all of his explosion and he isn't physical enough on contested balls to be a consistent red zone threat without the athletic traits he used to have. Hell of a career, but I fear this is the end.
  3. 2018/19 Europe Thread - It begins again

    I mean, don't get me wrong, I did enjoy this as a Utd fan. That said, we don't want to get to the point where VAR is causing people to not celebrate goals when they go in due to fear of VAR turning them in a viral meme ...
  4. 2018/19 Europe Thread - It begins again

    One of the best games of football I have ever seen, that. The sheer class of De Bruyne, the terrorising Sterling, the deadly Son, the 'WHAT ARE YOU DOING ERIKSEN' and VAR - simply incredible. Congrats to Spurs - to approach the game like they did without their best player is a credit to them. Semi Final of a European Cup without signing anyone for 15 months ... And people think Poch is a fraud because he hasn't won an FA Cup?!?!?!?
  5. Random Thoughts

    To you baseball fans - I am thinking of getting a Rockies jersey, and just need some advice on who's name to get on the back. MLB Europe gives me the choice of; - Arenado - Story - Gonzalez - Blackmon - (Blank) Any thoughts? I know Arenado just signed a new deal, but that means nothing in Baseball ... To be honest, there aren't many baseball fans in the UK anyway so even if the player leaves, it won't require me to burn the jersey or anything.
  6. Let the Offseason Begin

    Chilllllllllll man. Life is too short.
  7. Let the Offseason Begin

    Without checking the stats, I believe we gave him a go there because he was sure handed and we had issues with ball security on Punts (feel like we've been saying this since Darrent Williams was killed). From memory, he didn't set the world on fire. He really doesn't have the physique for a Punt Returner; he's too tall to have the lateral agility required to be nifty in small spaces. He was a decent gunner on Punt Coverage but again, there's a reason why positions that require hip fluidity like CB and punt returner/gunner rarely feature players who are taller than 6ft.
  8. Let the Offseason Begin

    The dreaded 'camp Superstar' that never really produced it on the field. Peyton was a big fan, so there's that at least ... The #3 WR rarely features in a Kubiak Offense because you play so much 2 WR, 2 TE, 1 RB sets and he was never going to beat out Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas. However, he couldn't beat out Bennie Fowler for playing time so that's not really a good sign. Who knows - if he can stay healthy for a change and with better QB play, he might be able to replicate his camp performances on the field. That said, I wouldn't be banking on it.
  9. 2018/19 Europe Thread - It begins again

    Meh, that's football fan culture for you. It's the usual 'banter' to try and annoy fans of other teams. I remember that UEFA Cup game against Ajax under Ferguson when Ajax fans spent the best part of an hour singing Luis Suarez songs due to his Liverpool allegiance. It's cringing at times, but I've got far bigger gripes with United's boring, quiet, middle class home support than singing songs about Cristiano Ronaldo.
  10. Rugby Thread

    I get what you're saying, and as a fellow Atheist I share many of your views on faux outrage etc. I consider myself a disciple of the Ricky Gervais outlook on life which is pretty much summed up by your post. That said, there are wider implications to a post of that nature by a man of his stature. There will be hundreds, likely thousands of young people out there who are afraid to be themselves because of many people who think like Folau, but also take it to the next level of actually treating said people differently. Is it Folau's fault that people in society can't share his views whilst also not letting it affect the way they treat their fellow human? No, perhaps not. But him just throwing something like this in peoples faces is his way of inviting people to marginalise sections of society in my opinion. What I find laughable is the fact that Folau told RA that he wouldn't do this again when it happened last year, and of course he now has. Thus, he is a liar AND DESTINED FOR THE HELL FIRE!!!!!!
  11. 2018/19 Europe Thread - It begins again

    Bad result last night. I thought Barcelona, for their standards, were pretty poor but I do feel you can attribute some of that to the way we pressed in midfield and played tight defensively. When you're playing Barcelona you need to take full advantage of any transition opportunities or any chances you create in open play; we were poor in both aspects. We had numerous chances on the counter to create something and we let ourselves down with the quality of passing, whilst also missing 3 or 4 very good goal scoring opportunities. Still, I thought the effort was there and we are still seeing growth in our players (most notably McTominay and Fred). I am obviously of the opinion we're as good as out, but we didn't disgrace ourselves against a far superior opponent featuring the best player of all time.
  12. Rugby Thread

    Izzy, Izzy, Izzy ... This latest instagram post could be the end of his entire career.
  13. Free Agency Thread

    One of the more explosive players to play Rugby Union in the UK. The NFL suits him in that the main deficiency of his Rugby Union play was his defence, which he obviously won't have to worry about any more. I worry about his ability to hold up to the physical punishment of the game, given that he's not used to getting hit as often in a game (his position doesn't require it that much in Union). Not meaning to troll, but I think Rugby League players such as Valentine Holmes (just signed with the Jets) are much more used to this, given the amount of touches/tackles they have in a game compared to Rugby Union. Still, I can't wait to see how Wadey gets on. The company I work for used to sponsor Wasps (his team), and I was lucky enough to meet him a couple of times. He's a really nice bloke, so I will be rooting for him.
  14. 2019 Offseason Preview/FA Rumors

    He's a Rugby League player rather than Aussie Rules, my friend. Valentine was just hitting his peak as an NRL player before he made the decision to give the NFL a go. It shocked a lot of fans of NRL, given that he was inline for (NRL equivalent of) a huge contract - circa $700k a year. I think he's a great fit for the sport as a RB. One cut runner, very physical (he's used to tackling remember), speed through the hole but not breakaway speed at the NFL level. He's also used to catching balls that have been punted 50 metres into the air, so his hands should be good (albeit without a helmet on). I can't wait to see how he handles the mental side of the game. He's up against it, but he's got the physical traits for sure.
  15. Transfers & Rumors: Deadline Drama!

    Great player. Absolute bargain for a Striker who contributes in every facet for Wolves.