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Old 07-19-2015, 09:32 AM   #1101
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Obviously I hope he does well but I'm not sure he is ready for a full season of PL action for a team chasing the title. Have my own criticisms of him and that would be he still plays too tight to his man/doesn't win enough first balls in the air.

Has improved immensely v stronger strikers as he was having a great deal of problems at the start of the season, he is quick as lightening and not only reads the game well but can actually play football.

Hope he proves me wrong but I think it'll be next season before we see how good he can be, still played hardly any football so the more experience the better for him IMO.
agree his game reading abilities and the way he plays with the ball are the most impressive about him
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:37 AM   #1102
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Worked for me, done it for a bit of fun
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:12 AM   #1103
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hilarious mental image of Marty scrambling for his remote so he can switch over whenever the national anthem is played.
Accidentally putting it on BBC2, showing a documentary about the royal family
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:18 AM   #1104
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The mc1 household must have been amazing during the 2012 Olympics.
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:27 AM   #1105
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Would say who gives a **** about the anthem but my country of origin got 3pts deducted because of pitch invasion over a flag...so there's that
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:38 AM   #1106
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I completely agree with not respecting the anthem. It's based on murder and pillage. The more like McLean, the better. Footballers are hugely influential to the youth here in the UK and they should know how absurdly archaic it is to still respect and revere a royal figure.
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:39 AM   #1107
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if there's a time and a place for sportsmen to make political points (and I'm rarely interested in what they have to say no matter what the context tbh), then that time and place is unlikely to ever be on the field of play.
so you're against 'national anthems' being sung presumably?
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:46 AM   #1108
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Worked for me, done it for a bit of fun
Anybody got an idea how come it wont work for me?

Willhills live chat support is the absolute worst. Explained how I am trying to play the prem predictor game however all I can see where the game should be is a blank white space. Told them I have tried multiple browsers and devices but they all come up the same and they just copy&paste the Prem Predictor T&Cs.

I then say that the problem doesn't have anything to do with their T&Cs just the page won't load. They then copy and paste them again with the part about a maximum 250 entries highlighted.

So I speak to a different person even send them screen shots showing how I can see just a blank white space for the predictor game but every other section of the site the markets load up perfectly. They reply by telling me I can play the predictor game "Online, Via the app and In the shops". When I tell them I am trying to play it online but can't because there seems to be a problem she just repeats the same sentence.

Guess I will have to pop into a shop.
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:48 AM   #1109
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I don't think what he did is that big an issue. Unless there is some sort of law which says you must do it which I'm not aware off. I know my parents would not be keen on me looking towards a Union Jack during the English national anthem. You prob need to have grown up and been around during it all to fully understand why you wouldn't do it.

Not gonna turn this into a political debate cause **** that **** but I wouldn't call him stupid for sticking to his beliefs.
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:48 AM   #1110
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My local youth team played vs birkara in a youth tournament nearly 20 years ago and we drew 0-0...

Lost 11-0 to sliema wanderers tho, Michael mifsud possibly the best player I've ever faced
Mifsud is a cult hero over here in Australia after a stint in the local league, glad thread regs got to play against him.

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hilarious mental image of Marty scrambling for his remote so he can switch over whenever the national anthem is played.
Im thinking the Simpsons episode where the Space shuttle launch is on TV and after the remote breaks Bart dives for the powerpoint...

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Old 07-19-2015, 11:01 AM   #1111
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so you're against 'national anthems' being sung presumably?
Seems a strange conclusion to draw from my post.
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:24 PM   #1112
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I don't think what he did is that big an issue. Unless there is some sort of law which says you must do it which I'm not aware off. I know my parents would not be keen on me looking towards a Union Jack during the English national anthem. You prob need to have grown up and been around during it all to fully understand why you wouldn't do it.

Not gonna turn this into a political debate cause **** that **** but I wouldn't call him stupid for sticking to his beliefs.
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:31 PM   #1113
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Hoopie is right, if you take their money you respect their anthem
Who is "their"?
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:35 PM   #1114
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:02 PM   #1115
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England, the country in which he is employed
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:06 PM   #1116
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lol the country in which he is employed

if his employers don't like it they can no longer employ him

simple
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:54 PM   #1117
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Seems a strange conclusion to draw from my post.
you seem to be against political statements by footballers on football pitches, but you have nothing to say about footballers singing of the song of a political entity, whose title is "God save the Queen"; whose first line is "God save our gracious Queen"; and which, in its full version at least, speaks of "crushing rebellious Scots" and no doubt other political statements

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England, the country in which he is employed
it's England which occupies his home land through the use of violence
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:57 PM   #1118
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and which, in its full version at least, speaks of "crushing rebellious Scots" and no doubt other political statements
thats not a political statement, its just common sense
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:05 PM   #1119
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England, the country in which he is employed
England does not employ him to play football. Its a stretch to say he takes Englands money.

He does get payed in English money, so you are saying being payed in currency X obliges you to sing anthems and face flags etc.

He should put in a request to be payed in Euros.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:07 PM   #1120
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Man Nazi Germany did some horrible things, but if Hitler wants to pay me to come play football there, cool
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:34 PM   #1121
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Went to Brisbane on Friday for the Liverpool game and have to say that Origi better be going out on loan somewhere this year as he has the football IQ of a rock.Space would open up for him to run into or a ball would be played towards him and it would take him a couple of seconds to react and start to move.

Ings looked OK ,Milner was very good and scored ,Henderson was good ,the defence looked as dodgy as ever,Lallana had a few nice touches and scored a nice goal and Ibe when he came on in the second half showed lots of good touches taking on and beating guys repeatedly.

In general we were devoid of creativity going forward which given the guys who played is probably to be expected but was disappointing.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:45 PM   #1122
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:12 PM   #1123
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Man Nazi Germany did some horrible things, but if Hitler wants to pay me to come play football there, cool
Wat?

Is the Queen or David Cameron paying anyone to play football?

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Old 07-19-2015, 03:16 PM   #1124
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:29 PM   #1125
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you seem to be against political statements by footballers on football pitches, but you have nothing to say about footballers singing of the song of a political entity, whose title is "God save the Queen"; whose first line is "God save our gracious Queen"; and which, in its full version at least, speaks of "crushing rebellious Scots" and no doubt other political statements



it's England which occupies his home land through the use of violence
yeah, you're misunderstanding me.

I'm against having the political opinions of imbeciles rammed down my throat at any time. I'm therefore not interested in seeing a pro footballer make a stand against the National Anthem, just like I'm not interested in discussing Scottish independence with you in a football thread!
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