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  1. Agree with that. That's a collection of very high quality goals - and his record in Spain suggests he was a very good striker... averages a goal every other game the past 5 years. Maybe he was too young when he came to us, maybe being out of position so much didn't help. Can't help thinking the Aspas of the last 5 years would've been more useful to us than the broken Sturridge we had after that 2013 season.
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    Coronavirus

    Yep, totally. Straight from the Trump playbook.
  3. genghis

    Coronavirus

    So sorry for you Sammy, that's heartbreaking. Hope your mum finds peace with it, and that you and your missus can take good care of each other. YNWA.
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    Coronavirus

    Some top-line stats: At this time of year, there are usually c. 1400 deaths per day in the UK, of which c. 200 are respiratory-related (COPD, pneumonia, flu etc) So Covid-19 fatalities yesterday were c.260 officially recorded, meaning it's already greater than the total of all respiratory-related deaths would normally be, and rising sharply. The full mortality stats (i.e. including other causes of death) for this week won't be out from the ONS for another 2 weeks, but suffice to say there are good reasons for all the extreme measures being taken over Covid-19 so far.
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    2019/2020

    In response to the absence of actual live footy, I've been filling some of the imposed home-dwelling with full re-runs of: Istanbul v Barca semi last year v West Ham FA Cup final v Alaves UEFA Cup final I would recommend this to everyone. Next up, I'm going to start re-watching all our games from this season...
  6. "He won't say it but I will: he's the best Brazilian player in the world. Neymar's not fit to lace his boots" 😀
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    2019/2020

    Sadly no, all it takes is a country to take a politicised/incompetent approach to containing it. China went full-on autocracy from very early (i.e. as soon as they admitted there was an outbreak - thanks to a whistleblower doctor). All kinds of measures we'd find extreme - mandatory distance between people inside buildings, total quarantine on regions at risk, travel bans - means that the spread of the disease was slowed. Compare this to the US and UK where personals freedoms are politicised and prioritised over the public good, and you likely have a much higher daily infection rate. This leads to an overwhelming of the health care system - purely in terms of the rate at which people are presenting for treatment - which in turn leads to a higher mortality rate than China (hence why Italy's is currently close to 5%, while China's is under 1%). I would go on, but this should be in the thread in the Genny. Best info: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca
  8. The Loris Karius Memorial Cannon?
  9. Yeah 🙂 but tonight we're a bit worried about Oblak I think - Mo hitting shots much harder than he usually does... and I think Oblak's got a bigger rep than Ali did 2 years ago.
  10. Cos when we shoot, we've got Oblak in our heads, like other teams' strikers usually have Alisson.
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    Coronavirus

    The only risk to FCPG I'd imagine is that he gets briefly famous, not offed. But I'm speaking outside of my remit - and it's FCPG's call as to how involved he gets!
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    Coronavirus

    Ha! No, this is from the side of the good guys, not the t***s.
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    Coronavirus

    Hey FCPG going to DM you - someone very senior in UK health wants to talk to you about this. Edit: and turns out I can't DM you...
  14. In a fantasy world, we get Havertz in some sort of swap deal for Keita. Havertz looks other-worldly in terms of being big, fast, technical, a good passer and finisher. Hopefully he's also not secretly a shrinking violet on contact with English soil
  15. Main reason he unsettles the defence is that he plays like an old school man-marker, rather than part of a positionally disciplined defence. Which means, as others have said, the whole of the rest of the defence is slightly out of position, unsure what's happening next, unable to play a tight offside trap (as they don't know where Lovren's going to be), and always waiting to see how the Lovren-vs-his-man battle goes before they react. That's not how we defend when he's not in the team.
  16. Ah right - misunderstood & thought that was Prem games. So yeah, mitigating certainly. But yeah, this.
  17. That is a massively damning stat, however much anyone wants to defend him.
  18. Saw a spider in the dressing room and now won't come out of the toilets. Was a really big spider, mind.
  19. Never forget the cross to Gini in the Barca game. Huge contribution right there. Biggest regret with him is that other than that moment, I don't think he's ever played left wing and just put in good crosses that bend away from goal - always thought he'd be better suited for that than trying to be Robben-lite from the right wing.
  20. More incredible is that it should be 27, including one for his GBH on Mo.
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    2019/2020

    Not a chance in hell this happens. I expect them to get precisely 0 decisions in their favour in their remaining CL matches.
  22. But you need to make an account to see the streaming stuff - only takes a second, and they just need an email address you can verify.
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