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  1. March Blizzard

    Euro 2016

    Austria by far the worst team I've seen so far. Very little quality and zero fight/passion. Looks like they feel a win against Iceland is an inevitability, they could be in for a shock.
  2. March Blizzard

    Euro 2016

    Thankfully. After the entertaining Italy game last night Austria and Hungary have brought the tournament back to it's usual boring, low scoring theme. The quality in the final third has generally been abysmal across the board. So few chances taken.
  3. March Blizzard

    Euro 2016

    Poor 3 games today, largely. 4 goals in 3 games. Yawn. Poor quality in the final third in open play from all teams. Most goals have been headers, free kicks or speculative shots from outside the box.
  4. March Blizzard

    Euro 2016

    The game in which from the 60th minute onwards they threw themselves on the floor from every challenge, feined injuries, went on and off for treatment, took eons to take throw ins and goal kicks, and largely passed it around the back. They had about 3/4 good chances to score, but that was more to do with Turkey's lack of ability than Croatian endeavour. Poland, on the other hand, are still actively attacking and looking to put the game to bed. How it should be done. I know which one I hope to see progress furthest.
  5. March Blizzard

    Euro 2016

    Horrendous time wasting, pretty much the entire second half. Not nice to watch at all. Hope they don't make it out the group. But yeah, their negative tactics happened to work for them. This time.
  6. March Blizzard

    Euro 2016

    I did watch the game. They played well, but I don't get all this "one of the best games they've ever played" talk the pundits and some fans were spouting after the game. Maybe that's England's problem, happy with irrelevant things like playing well but drawing/losing to average/poor sides when it matters. It wouldn't be good enough in Germany, Spain, Italy, France etc. they'd get slated for a poor RESULT, and rightly so.
  7. March Blizzard

    Euro 2016

    Pretty much agree entirely with that. Utterly baffling tactics, substitutions and game management from Hodgson. So negative. Bringing on Milner instead of Vardy, who could have given the ageing and tiring Russian defence nightmares with his pace was a shockingly negative decison, and set the tone to foolishly sit back and try to defend a 1-0 lead. If there was ever a game/situation for Vardy, that was it. In my opinion, England got what they deserved, for their wastefulness in front of goal and for Roy's poor management of the game. I don't buy all this nonsense about playing very well, they didn't, otherwise they wouldn't have drawn to a poor side like Russia. And why all the "drawing positives" talk? They should be slated, you can bet the German media/press, pundits and fans would do just that if they got the same result. As for the rioting/hooliganism, don't get me started. Morons.
  8. I was in California and Nevada in April, and daytime temperatures typically reached 25/26C. However, due to the very low humidity in the arid/desert climate, it was far more pleasant than what we have had here recently, in similar daytime temperatures. Its been a bit unusual that the NW of England has probably been the warmest place in the country so far in June, and the heat has built up over days, with little cooling at night. Indoor temperatures are as warm as I can remember them being in a long time. I pretty much never have trouble sleeping, yet a few nights ago the heat got to me and I was still awake at 4am. That's unusual, for me. I guess in the NW we are used to short lived warm spells, punctuated with cooler ones, yet it's been very warm for a solid week now. I work outdoors in a physical job, and whilst I wouldn't say it's been too uncomfortable or unbearable recently, it really does take it out of me afterwards. I feel drained after work when the weather is as warm as this.
  9. That's exactly right, if anything our membership of the EU, and EU immigration, is actually bolstering the white population of the UK. Yet people are using that documentary as a justification for leaving the EU. The Irony. Non-white immigration, from outside the EU, is and has always been under our control. It's us that have cocked it up.
  10. To be fair, you can't just cop out by saying every reason someone wanting "out" of the EU is down to a "fear" of something or other. I don't "fear" road congestion, it doesn't make me hide under my blanket at night, but it is a bloody inconvenience at times, especially as I live in a pretty built up area. If I believe an "out" vote will help alleviate the problem somewhat, and subsequently improve my life a tad, then what is wrong with me using my democratic right in voting for the change? Is that not a vote for a "positive" change, for everyone living here, rather than an irrational one born out of "Fear"? Anyway, don't we all vote through "fear" to a certain degree anyway? Is that really such a bad thing? Didn't the "Yes" voters in the Scottish i Ref vote out of "fear" of continued rule by Westminster in some capacity, as well as through hope of what could become of an iScotland? We all have concerns, or "fears", and we all have hopes and ambitions. Is it possible to vote purely on the back of the latter, without input from the former? Is that even sensible?
  11. I'm undecided, and I'm no big fan of the EU, but until we can get our own government sorted then I'll probably be voting "in". It's actually quite scary what the UK will/could become if Westminster had complete free reign, as it stands; that being the crucial point. I've no doubt that the UK can prosper outside the EU at some point in the future. It is capable and good enough, but for me now isn't the time.
  12. To be fair, it's our successive governments that have let in millions of non-EU migrants for the last few decades. The EU doesn't force us to allow, say, Pakistanis or Nigerians to move and stay here. That's on us, and In my personal opinion we have made a right pigs ear of for too long.
  13. In regards to this, what irks me slightly is that fact that people in positions of power feel the need to qualify such concerns as "valid". (Or rather how we have got to such a position that it's almost a prerequisite to acceptability?) Didn't we have the Archbishop of Canterbury recently tell us all that it's "not racist" to discuss immigration and concerns over housing? Oh, cheers, thanks for that. All us ordinary people were just waiting for you to un-tar us with that brush. It's not just him, politicians have been doing it for a while, too. It might actually be well intentioned as a positive, but to me it comes across as patronising.
  14. Not enough room in Russia...
  15. Yeah, it's pathetic. I play football and wouldn't dream of diving or feigning injury. I'd be embarrassed to. It might not be "new" to the game, but it has slowly become more prevelent and, for some reason, more accepted as "part of the game".
  16. Agreed. I thought Martial was very poor in particular, couldn't hold anything up and struggled to even control the ball at times. Very little quality and urgency from the whole team, really. Reminded me of that Fulham game when Moysey was in charge, long balls hoofed up top constantly despite the defence comfortably dealing with it every time. Very disappointing given recent results. Should have done better, despite having 10 men. Anyway, just watched Portland vs Columbus in the MLS. How refreshing. Was like watching the 90's premier league. Constant attacks, goals, no diving or fake injuries or time wasting. Great to watch.
  17. Yeah. A poor West Brom beat an even worse United. There was what, 3 shots on target in the whole game? Horrible game, but not nearly as bad as the Betis v Granada game this morning. Utterly appalling game of "football", with 14 cards shown. Fourteen.
  18. I'm actually not surprised by the loss, no team can throw away a winning position like Everton can; they've mastered it.
  19. I wouldn't like to see it introduced, personally. The goal line technology currently used is completely unobtrusive to the game, with the ref knowing within seconds if the ball crosses the line or not. It works, it's black and white (it's either a goal or not) and it eliminates human perception from the process of awarding the most crucial factor of football (a goal being scored). When would you use a video ref anyway? For every shirt tug, dodgy tackle, theatrical dive, potential offside or deflected shot? If yes then it would intrude on the flow of the game too much, in my opinion. Rugby can keep it.
  20. I did say United winning the league was highly unlikely! The difference is that United have a winning mentality and a winning pedigree as a club, whereas the likes of Arsenal are a bit fair weather and prone to bottling it when the going gets tough. That sort of thing can't really be measured, but it's a factor that can't be ignored, in my opinion. Also, United are still to play City, Leicester and Tottenham, so could have a big say on who wins the league. A win tomorrow and United are 10 points off the top with 9 games to play. A very ambitious deficit to overcome, but not impossible, and given how this season has gone, I wouldn't be surprised if they go near. If United keep winning, and there's a few slip ups above, then the pressure starts to build.
  21. And level on points with City, remember, the team that had "already won the league" back in September! Can you imagine if United win the league?! Although it's looking highly unlikely, a lot of the teams currently at/near the top aren't exactly known for handling pressure. United are used to it, they've been there many times before...a good run of results and it might get a bit interesting.
  22. The whole of Stockport is at gridlock...

  23. I'll have to agree with that. There's not many roads I haven't walked down at some point in Stockport and South Manchester, and I've felt more on edge in some of the predominately white estates in Stockport than the likes of Longsight or Rushholme. I wouldn't recommend trying to deliver giros on a Saturday morning in Brinnington.... ...although it's all done online these days!
  24. To be fair PSV got it spot on, from their perspective. United lacked urgency and quality. Too rigid.
  25. True, but they aren't the only ones. If Russia "goes down", then they are going to take a lot of people/athletes with them. Tip of the iceberg, methinks.
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