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by Cal
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Football Manager
Replies: 92
Views: 25020

Re: Football Manager

May 2022. Going into final day of the season after an unexpected title challenge financed by Lazaro selling for £60m. I could have won it early had Liverpool not turned into unstoppable monsters on a 24 win streak and started winning by five goals routinely to destroy my goal difference lead. They f...
by Cal
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Championship Playoff final Brentford v Fulham
Replies: 45
Views: 664

Re: Championship Playoff final Brentford v Fulham

The last thing we needed was another Sheffield United type club like Brentford coming up, doing well and putting the lower half teams to shame. <ski> Don't particularly mind Fulham. Although from what I've read, they're ownership are still very stubborn; haven't really acknowledged any mistakes sin...
by Cal
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Ameobi Arcade
Replies: 3224
Views: 159170

Re: The Ameobi Arcade

Anyone been playing Fall Guys? Looks like some good dumb fun.
by Cal
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1385
Views: 76755

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?

I guess they're going all in on trying to force the Premier League to do something, sitting quietly only led to the PL dragging its heels. Can do a lot more PR damage by going loud at this point - much as Staveley was also doing in her interviews immediately after the PIF announcement - keep the sto...
by Cal
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1385
Views: 76755

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

We've got a slowly growing American influence of philanthropy over actual community. Everyone looks out for themselves but for some reason billionaires will fill the gap out of the good of their hearts. What could go wrong? I wanted to make a joke about the raging success of the last decade of aust...
by Cal
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1385
Views: 76755

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

The Athletic have put a couple of pieces out regarding this. https://theathletic.com/1963663/2020/07/30/newcastle-united-takeover-withdraw-staveley-ashley-pif-premier-league/ Their summary of points: During detailed conversations with The Athletic, multiple sources connected to the consortium have c...
by Cal
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1385
Views: 76755

Re: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out

Maybe Ashley could try that thing people have been doing when they've got an expensive house they can't sell at the price they want - raffle it off with the total ticket value over their asking price and pretend it's all for charity.
by Cal
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1385
Views: 76755

Re: Toon Takeover Thread

How long until the next takeover saga begins?
by Cal
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: 2019/20 Season Review
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: 2019/20 Season Review

Sanchino was demanding Rondon on here back in 2012 (and has posted about him at least 111 times)), I say we make him head of recruitment <awe>
by Cal
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Newcastle v Liverpool
Replies: 46
Views: 1454

Re: Newcastle v Liverpool

Have I ever mentioned how much I hate xG? If not just pretend I've made a four paragraph great point about it because I'm sick of bloody talking about it. I'm an analyst by trade so in theory I should love the statification of football, but sentences like this make me f***ing vomit: "Mo Salah led t...
by Cal
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Newcastle v Liverpool
Replies: 46
Views: 1454

Re: Newcastle v Liverpool

We don't exactly do well in the attempts at measuring this "objectively" through expected goals for, expected goals against, and expected points. https://i.imgur.com/fxoUuuM.png https://understat.com/league/EPL Expected goals is fairly accurate to our goals scored - unfortunately that being we've ha...
by Cal
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Newcastle v Liverpool
Replies: 46
Views: 1454

Re: Newcastle v Liverpool

Neither Ritchie nor Rose seem to fancy paying any attention to Salah...
by Cal
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Newcastle v Liverpool
Replies: 46
Views: 1454

Re: Newcastle v Liverpool

Rose complaining to the "CB"s that VVD scored after he was the one completely done to let the cross in
by Cal
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Newcastle v Liverpool
Replies: 46
Views: 1454

Re: Newcastle v Liverpool

Fernandez not happy wiith the players in the box, so goes for a Cissé-esque volley <awe>
by Cal
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Newcastle v Liverpool
Replies: 46
Views: 1454

Re: Newcastle v Liverpool

Feels like BT commentary have three talking points prepared for this match, and they're just going to cycle through them, and then a bit of the latest record they can find for Gayle's goal.
by Cal
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Football Kit 20/21
Replies: 121
Views: 5835

Re: Football Kit 20/21

I had seen people mentioning that it was basically the West Brom kit from this season, nufc.com have a comparison (admittedly using photoshop kit templates) that shows just how much this is the case. Only appreciable difference being black for their navy, their white shoulder bar thing is now black ...
by Cal
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Football Kit 20/21
Replies: 121
Views: 5835

Re: Football Kit 20/21

£65 RRP <awe> https://twitter.com/NUFC/status/1286285405466361861 The finer details appear to be that there are no finer details: https://twitter.com/NUFC/status/1286287471681077251 The back has stripes under the black shoulders at least, presumably red numbering again. https://twitter.com/NUFC/stat...
by Cal
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Football Kit 20/21
Replies: 121
Views: 5835

Re: Football Kit 20/21

I never get the disdain when a new jersey comes out, I'm sure what more people expect from a black and white striped jersey. The only things you can realistically do is a) make the stripes wider or narrower b) Have them at some kind of angle (See Inter jersey) c) Or god forbid invert terms to be ho...
by Cal
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Toon Takeover Thread - PIF Pull Out, Reuben Brothers still interested...?
Replies: 1385
Views: 76755

Re: Toon Takeover Thread

Could always just have their preferred sponsor / money vehicle buy out the betting sponsor to take over the deal, if it really was to be an issue. More interesting to me is that it's "long-term" when there's increasing pressure to do away with betting sponsors altogether - didn't Spain just ban them?
by Cal
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Centreback injury crisis - Kell Watts granted dispensation to play remaining matches
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Centreback injury crisis - Kell Watts granted dispensation to play remaining matches

Kell Watts will be eligible to feature against Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday after Newcastle United successfully applied to the Premier League for permission to include the 20-year-old in the squad for the trip to the South Coast.​ The England under-19 international has had loan spells with Stev...