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  1. Football 17/18

    The trouble with Strachan is that he's inconsistent; yes they did well in their last few games but I imagine there's no faith or confidence that those performances will continue and that there's far more chance that at the start of the next qualifying campaign they'll fall back into the disorganised unfocused mess that they were at the start of this one. While a nation like Scotland will have fairly low expectations regarding winning things I imagine what their FA want to see is consistency and a planned or focused approach to what they do that they can use to build on. They never got that with Strachan, however as you say who is out there that is willing and able to do so? Worst case is that they take the "well he did well with limited resources at Everton" approach and ignore everything Moyes has done since, another option that I imagine is very tempting is to try and copy Northern Ireland and find an inspirational option from within the current national pool, although that's easier said than done. I imagine Derek McInnes will be targeted due to Aberdeen's relatively good achievements over the last three years.
  2. Football 17/18

    Gutted for Wales. After the humility and realism shown following the Euros they definitely deserved a place. Still, when the World Cup expands to include a quarter of the nations in the world they'll have a better chance. Saying that Ireland don't really deserve a place, dreadful football. Hopefully they won't get past the playoffs and ruin three games in the actual tournament. England are joyless and charmless with no soul or character. Unfortunately they will ruin at least three games in the tournament. At least the Welsh have character. Australia beating Syria was depressing, mainly because they are another tedious footballing nation. Tim Cahill's sponsored goal celebration was a new low. Given their previous results and performances the US didn't deserve to go through but what a set of events that transpired to put them out. Good line from the Guardian football podcast - something like FIFA have spent £73million on conferences in the last two years, yet it only would have cost £64million to install goalline technology in every country in the world. Nice one FIFA.
  3. Football 17/18

    Heading the ball seems extreme, but football organisations definitely need a better attitude towards concussion and head injuries. It absolutely needs to happen. Just because football isn't considered as dangerous as rugby or American football doesn't mean the dangers aren't real. Was it two or three years ago that Hugo Lloris got concussed and was sent back on as soon as he could stand, visibly still affected? And the excuse was "we asked him and he said he was alright to play on". How the hell is someone suffering from concussion supposed to make an informed decision about that? Football needs to take responsibility for this sort of injury.
  4. Football 17/18

    It's been a common argument from all the ex-strikers in the media defending Mane, but it's irrelevant. Just because someone didn't get punished correctly doesn't mean the next person to do so should get let off or treated leniency.
  5. Football 17/18

    You have to wonder what Palace were expecting - coming out and making grand statement about changing the playing style (again), appointing someone with limited (if any) alternatives to the desired style and then giving him a team wholly unsuitable to playing that style with little time or money to implement what they wanted. Also complaining that De Boer wasn't exactly approachable when discussing the failings and lacked the interpersonal skills to get a resistant squad to buy into a completely different way or working - no shit. Did they actually know who they had employed? De Boer is not a great manager but you have to look at Steve Parish and the club and wonder if he/they had any idea what they were doing. The performance against Burnley was greatly improved and they should have won, but what could the chairman do after he publicly suggested that De Boer would be sacked if they lost. Did a box of 'stupid pills for football club executives' destined for the London Stadium get delivered to the wrong place? And now what? After all the bluster in the summer about a long-term solution to play attacking football they'll go back to a fatherly old guy who makes the underachieving players feel wanted and plays safe defensive football. It may well be more successful and help them scrape out of the relegation zone, but if I was a Palace fan I'd have little hope for anything other than the same at best every season. I hope they get punished for their stupidity and get relegated.
  6. 2017 festival

    I saw this going on at the Pixies gig at Brixton last year. Pretty fascinating to watch.
  7. 2017 festival

    Only went on the Friday (first since 2012) but had a great day - weather was perfect, everyone was in good spirits, enjoyed everything I saw. The sound quality was excellent across the board, I know the main stage sound can be susceptible to wind but no issues at all on any of the stages I was at. Also bum bags back in fashion? Shiiiiiiiiiit. Sad to see Carlsberg back on the menu but the craft ale tent was a life-saver. Price of food was scandalous. Started off with Deap Vally, lovely chunky riffs were a great start to the day. Having never seen them live The Orwells weren't what I was expecting, but in a good way. Reminded me of a cross between FIDLAR and Cage The Elephant, not as good as either but still some good tunes. Caught the first half of Rob Delaney, have never seen his stand-up but very funny. IDLES were fantastic and are so obviously the real deal, unfortunately too meaningful and emotionally invested in what they do to avoid burning out and being shat on but right now an essential modern British band. Love The Big Moon's record and they didn't disappoint, great set. Both crowds were good, unfortunately Cosima afterwards seemed to be playing to about 15 people, not my cup of tea but she has a lovely voice. JEW were there usual reliable self, a good festival setlist. Not sure why these guys are perennially stuck with shitty slots while the likes of Brand New are touted for NME headliners. Give the reaction to the song I think The Middle can be legitimately included on a Reading Festival Crowd Favourites mixtape. QOTSA were on top form, although being 15-20 minutes later than advertised meant I couldn't catch much of them. Kasabian were great, obviously their sub-Britpop music and boorish fanbase isn't for everyone butt for fans it was an excellent set. Hadn't heard the new album live but it sounded awesome, 'Bless This Acid House' already sounds like a live favourite. Felt like a really good atmosphere, 15 and 50 year-olds dancing next to each other and singing along. Some personal favourites missing but for a festival couldn't argue with the setlist. Nice touch covering Nirvana 25 years on.
  8. 2017 festival

    17 year-old found did in his tent in the early hours, not sure if that was green and what you're referring to though.
  9. 2017 festival

    Actually none of that is good.
  10. 2017 festival

    Two dumps in one evening? Impressive.
  11. 2017 festival

    Faith No More had a very small crowd up against Kings of Leon in 2009. From what I was told at the time ATDI had a tiny crowd up against Kasabian in 2012, but You Me At Six are far more aligned with the potential Reading crowd than ATDI.
  12. Football 17/18

    Yeah with City moving to three at the back and looking at Kompany's injury record and the erratic form of Stone and Ottomendi he has a good chance to be playing semi-regularly.
  13. Football 17/18

    It's a tactic as old as time, and not just in football - make yourself (or more commonly your agent) an increasing pain in the arse but make it known to your intended destination not to worry as you're only doing it to force a move, and hope those at your current employers get fed up with the 'distraction'. The fact that players and agents will be in constant communication with the intended destination makes it easier to manipulate the situation. It's just a massive game of chicken, Dmitiri Payet last season was a good example. He got what he wanted, West ham had to row back on comments made about selling him and at what price, lost their best player and pissed what money they got for him up the wall. Of course it's easier to do with weak and desperate owners and managers, a smart player/agent will recognise when it's not going to work before kicking up a stink. I suspect that either Coutinho either doesn't really want to go or he and his agent know that Liverpool won't sell him, so will go down the 'we'll build up goodwill this season we'll be off next season' approach.
  14. 2017 festival

    That's a shame. Short downpour in Reading last night, looks like it will be dry and sunny for the rest of the week.
  15. 2017 festival

    If I was in his shoes I'd be too embarrassed as well.
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