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  1. No one seems to have mentioned it but I feel Baker was immense at the back. Stuck to Flint like glue and made so many crucial, battling headed clearances. Definitely not an overwhelmingly good team performance, but one that will instil a bit of confidence I think
  2. The nothing to hide nothing to fear argument is one I tend to lazily follow; at the end of the day it holds up most of the time in a country such as the UK. But when you think of it, the argument doesn't really hold weight. The issue is, the acceleration of technologies that increase in surveillance and the collection of data on individuals are tools. The people who buy these technologies, and the people who use them, can change pretty drastically in a short space of time. I know I'd certainly be questioning the implementation of them if I was in Chile or Hong Kong at the moment. Not only this, remember, the software developers that create the algorithms for these complex softwares are people; often people who work for one company, with subjective opinions, feelings and backgrounds - even benign looking tools will have been built on prejudices that aren't immediately obvious, and ones we don't necesarily understand. Sure , use them at the footy in 2019 at your Saturday 3pm kickoff, but treat it with the slight trepidation it deserves
  3. Nagy left Hungary as a 15 year old kid to play in an academy based in Spain, which was then moved to Portugal. We also signed him from Bologna, where he played for three seasons. Doesn't really strike me as a bloke pining for his hometown and mum's Goulash
  4. I find it astonishingly sad that this jumped up little s**t has become a poster boy of certain elements of football culture, and the working classes. I've been to England games where hundreds have been jumping up and down chanting his name, and it's embarrasing and pretty depressing to hear. I cannot think of a greater enapsulation of everything I don't want this country to be, than Stephen f*****g Yaxley Lennon. I'm confident that history will eventually view him in the same way, and I'm determined that my grandchildren will look upon him as a obscure, ultimately failed, toxic s**tstain on the fabric of the great, proud country of England.
  5. If it's anything like the England game in Amsterdam last year they'll be tonnes of England fans in the home end.
  6. Who were the three other players? Hard to keep up!
  7. As you said context is relevant - and you've left out a bit of context! This wasn't a joke between friends, it was a a joke between B.Silva, B.Mendy and at least 600,000 other people.
  8. I listened to an interview with B.Silva recently (BBC?) and he seemed like a humble, intelligent and generally nice guy, and someone who is hugely popular in the Man City dressing room. That said, he has got this one wrong, and whilst don't think he deserves to be punished, there could be scope for him to sit down with Kick it Out and at least learn an alternate perspective on why what he did would be seen as offensive. I'm sure Mendy doesn't care, I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't care, but when you're a world class footballer, playing in the most visible league in the world, with 600k twitter followers, there is always going to be potential to offend if you're transmitting jokes about race across the world. Football is a product digested in every conrer of the globe, and if you're a willing part of that vehicle (I'm sure B.Silva is more than happy with his advertising contracts, bumper pay packets etc.) I think there should be a little bit of a remit on you to treat those who fund your unbelievebly priviliged lifestyle in a fair and decent manner. This does include at least acknowledging that two pretty crude jokes about skin colour might perpetuate piss taking that some people of colour are probably pretty sick and tired of hearing. It'd be great if instead of B.Silva getting pelters from sanctimonious liberals. and Kick it Out getting pelters from 'the world's gone PC mad' dullards, the two could actually get together, talk it out and do something constructive. End result, both reputations are improved, B.Silva may learn a thing or two, and the world is a little less angry! (This will never happen though)
  9. Ashley Williams the clear MOTM for me. It was a joy to watch the way he defended and marshalled the back 4. He could be crucial for us going forward if he plays like that week in week out. I also thought Palmer was good when he came on. Probably the right call that he didn't start, yet I really like the way he shields the ball and drives forward
  10. Funny...My two day hangover anxiety means I avoid pretty much all conversation or potential confrontation at work on a Monday. Are you guys telling me I should turn this approach on it's head? Carol in accounts doesn't look up to it, but I could start on her if you think it'll make me feel better
  11. I thought the atmosphere was great on Saturday. I could hear both sets of fans throughout, which always helps crank the decibels a bit. I've been to louder, more vociferous games, but can't understand the psoters syaing it was rubbish
  12. Hmmm. I'd support Rovers seeing as they'd be the next-closest league club to me
  13. I'll only buy one if you're flogging it out a supermarket trolley
  14. Stories been taken down. Apparently it was an old anecdotal story from the 80's. The RNLI have said as much https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/parents-rnli-rescue-bill-lilo-porthleven-cornwall-a9056006.html
  15. You don't get it do you That lot get off on it What drives ageing adultsto go on a forum every day with it appears the sole intention of rooting out one persons posts and laying into him for it Thats seriously weird, and pathetic Kind of works both ways to be honest!
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