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    NFL Thread

    You lost to Brady and the Pats by one score and are complaining about not scoring a point in a half against one of the best defenses in the NFL (1st in YPG, 1st in PPG). You scored 10 points against a team that concedes an average of 10.8 per game and have lost one game all season. Try being a Redskins fan.
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    NFL Thread

    I agree, furthermore, he wasn't even sacked - the pass was completed and he was hit after the ball had gone. Happens all the time, no big deal. Garrett inexplicably decides rather than breaking the tackle when it was clear the ball had gone, he's going to have a prolonged wrestling match to drag Rudolph down. Not a sack, let alone a clean one - it's a fair hit initially but there is no need to follow through it when it's clear the ball has gone. Rudolph's reaction isn't great, trying to rip Garrett's helmet off, and he will rightly be fined for that, but I would wager he wouldn't have then used Garrett's helmet to whack him round the head if he had successfully got it off. Garrett was pissed at losing the game, took a totally unnecessary cheap shot with the wrestling on Rudolph in frustration and then lost his temper when Rudolph reacted to the cheap shot. Garrett crossed the line. End of story. Think the NFL have taken appropriate and proportionate action tbf. Garrett suspended indefinitely, Rudolph fined. Pouncey suspended 3 games for the kicks on Garrett and Ogunjobi given one game for barging Rudolph over from behind after he'd been hit with the helmet. Rare that I agree with the NFL disciplinary committee but think they did a good job with this situation.
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    Devil next door - Netflix

    Just started watching this - really insightful docu-series into a story I had no idea about (don't know how it ends yet!), although some of you may remember the story in the news as it would have been world headlines at that time - late 80s). Series is well produced and really interesting, albeit with some horrific footage from the concentration camps. Quiet, unassuming immigrant to the USA (from Ukraine) John Demjanjuk, arrested on suspicion of war crimes after being identified by Treblinka survivors and the KGB as "Ivan the terrible", a notorious SS guard who attacked concentration camp victims at the doors of the gas chamber with a sword, mutilating them and making their last moments even more horrific. I'm sure most are aware that some of my family were incarcerated in concentration camps or murdered by the nazis so I have a personal interest but certainly useful for anyone with any kind of interest of WW2 or that kind of thing. Worth a watch.
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    NFL Thread

    Absolutely - by far their best defensive player - he's a massive miss for them. Agree with what you say too - throw the book at him, Rudolph was lucky to escape any serious damage as it could have ended really badly.
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    NFL Thread

    MYles Garrett suspended for the season. Rightly so, what a ****.
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    Today in Helsinki

    I didn't notice him limping and Skysports made no mention of an injury either - not sure where that has come from - my understanding was he was subbed to get the ovation he earned through the campaign.
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    Today in Helsinki

    They have done it. ****ing get in. Well done Teemu, Litmanen never managed to drag Finland to a tournament. Fantastic scenes at the end there. Congrats to Teemu and Finland.
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    Today in Helsinki

    Subbed - no injury - Hell of an ovation.
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    Today in Helsinki

    Number 2 for Teemu 9 in 9 during qualification.
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    Today in Helsinki

    Pukki about to pull the trigger and defender tackles - ball ricocheted into another Finnish player's path and made no mistake. 1-0. The Pukki Party is just beginning. He will be revered forever in Finland if he leads them to qualification. It's a bit like the Alamo at the moment. Ball hasn't been in Finland's half except the kickoff for the entire game.
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    The Brexit Thread

    Not sure the Lib Dems bottled that to be fair to them. Cameron played Clegg like a marionette and used him as a very effective human shield. Think the Tories watered it down rather than Lib Dems bottling it.
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    The Brexit Thread

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    Rain Forest

    Agree, except for the part about Shale gas - Fracking is suspended in this country for good reason - it's far too damaging to the environment and ecosystems. Pollutes water, air and causes earthquakes - not a viable solution or one we should even consider
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    Rain Forest

    We already have the world's first climate refugees - Kiribati have had to buy land in Fiji and are starting the process of relocating their population as their islands will be submerged in the next few decades. Their former president is really very good at explaining the situation - he speaks very well indeed. Link below is worth watching if you get chance.
  15. 3-2 Norwich vs Man City 3-1 Liverpool vs Man City Therefore, we can draw the undisputable conclusion that we are marginally worse than Liverpool defensively, and about the same going forwards.... should be enough for top 6 I reckon..... right?
  16. Hmm slightly obsessed for a Brighton fan... How is league one anyway?
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    Match Night Thread -

    Absolutely will be saying that. Always have. Even when we survive in the prem, what’s the point? We’re never going to win anything. The best we can hope for all season is maybe scraping a freak result against the big boys. Everyone outside the top 6 sets up defensively and barring the once a generation Leicester type fluke, it’s the same teams winning it every year and nobody else is even competitive- it is ****ing boring.
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    Match Night Thread -

    We wouldn’t have scored if we’d been there until the last Sunday in November...2026
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    Match Night Thread -

    On the plus side, we only have to endure one embarrassing season in this ****ty boring league. Championship is far better league for enjoyment.
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    Dubliner chasing Arsenal tickets

    Someone needs to ring social services for anyone trying to subject a child to this.
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    The Brexit Thread

    He's probably too busy with his instagram fantasy girlfriend
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    NFL Thread

    I've only been down once for the Redskins game in 2016. Definitely intend to go back but just want a team I'm remotely interested in to come to town.
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    The Brexit Thread

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/04/microsoft-japan-four-day-work-week-productivity How will employers ever cope if they have to pay people the same rate for 4 day working weeks? Productivity up 40%, absence down 25% and happiness improved. So they pay the same money for 40% more productivity and a happier, more enthusiastic workforce. What an awful situation. Good job none of our politicians are progressive enough to suggest it.
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