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  1. Trump has commuted Roger Stones sentence
  2. Maldini

    2019/2020

    Just watch the US coverage of their sports, it's so much better than Sky and BT on every level. I'd kind of lost interest in US sports but watching ESPN clips on Youtube and NFL games while up late with the baby got me back into the NFL and NBA . Knowledgeable pundits, hosts who ask questions with the intention of informing rather than advancing a pre-prepared narrative. Even aside from the live coverage they tell their stories so much better. There's no PL equivalent of NFL Films or 30 for 30. Almost all football punditry is lazy, uninformed "what-he-shoulda-done-was" crap and s***ty bantz
  3. Fauci says he hasn't briefed Trump for two months
  4. A couple of years ago, he was only ever squad filler
  5. Maldini

    Welcome VvD

    People have forgotten how good Henderson was for the first half of the season. He'd be my choice.
  6. From the Echo: Walls is the only one who's a bit of a surprise
  7. Naaaah, first contact is from Fernandes
  8. Didn't take them long to completely f*** up VAR did it. How is that a penalty on Fernandes in th United game? It's a free to Villa and maybe a red card for Fernandes for studs up.
  9. It's PC (People's Club™) gone mad
  10. Maldini

    2019/2020

    All English football coverage is dogsh*t compared to most of the other top sports. Neville and Carragher have their moments but it has drifted away from the initial brilliance to more bantzy b******s in the last couple of seasons. Pretty much every co- commentator on every channel is an ignorant cliché-spewing blowhard who hasn't bothered to do the most basic level of research and can't even understand what he's watching never mind convey that to the viewer. Compare that to golf, cricket, tennis or any of the US sports and it just shows how s***e it is. Sky's Spanish coverage used to be great but it went south when Mark Bolton left.
  11. He was training with the first team a couple of weeks back, it was a terrible injury he had though, he'll probably take most of next season to get back to where he was. He's a really great prospect though, I think he has a lot of the same attributes as Bobby.
  12. Maldini

    2019/2020

    Honigstein article from The Athletic about how we're exploring ways of getting fans back in the ground next season Liverpool are exploring the use of German technology that could allow the partial re-opening of Anfield for supporters next season. The artificial intelligence system, developed by Berlin-based company G2K, combines automated temperature and mask checks with computerised crowd management, ensuring that social distancing is adhered to in the stands and other public areas. G2K’s solution has already undergone a series of successful tests at Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin, and is expected to become part of the Bundesliga’s plans of gradually allowing fans back into the grounds when the 2020-2021 season starts in September. La Liga are also testing the system at Real Sociedad’s stadium, on the recommendation of the league’s sponsors Microsoft. The Athletic understands that Jurgen Klopp has personally taken an interest in the technology, having become aware of its promising trial implementation at former club Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park two weeks ago, and that Liverpool will hold talks with G2K this week. Implementation would, of course, need Premier League and government approval. The Premier League have learnt from Germany’s example that the provision of a concrete safety protocol will help win approval from the authorities, as was the case with the initial restart of the Bundesliga. The German league came up with the restart protocol and lobbied politicians to agree to it. The plan is to do the same in order for fans to return to stadiums. Dortmund approached G2K with a view to using 30 per cent of the 81,365-capacity Signal Iduna Park safely next season. For every game played behind closed doors, the 2019-20 Bundesliga runners-up lose up to €4 million in tickets, food, drinks and merchandise sales. G2K is a software specialist that has devised similar coronavirus control measures for clinics, shopping malls and transport hubs. The system requires the installation of temperature-sensitive cameras but otherwise utilises existing CCTV capabilities, which makes its use relatively cost-effective and fast. According to the company, the technology could be installed in stadiums within two weeks at a price of roughly €100,000 per game. Tests with media and staff members before Dortmund’s game against Hoffenheim on June 27 revealed a high degree of accuracy (98.3 per cent) of the automated temperature check compared with the more time-consuming individual tests. The system does not use facial recognition, collects data completely anonymously and can also accurately detect raised temperatures and people not wearing masks among bigger crowds, which is considered crucial: manual safety checks at the turnstiles would lead to lengthy queues and thus defeat the purpose of social distancing. The second pillar of the concept pertains to crowd management inside a ground. A test run with 40 extras showed the algorithm could reliably identify fans who are sitting too close together. An automated system alerts stewards to the problem or can issue a warning on the stadium’s big screen. The technology can be adapted to the requirements of each club, which could vary due to local health regulations. RB Leipzig, situated in the state of Saxony, have announced they’ve been given the green light to utilise 50 per cent of the Red Bull Arena capacity (42,000) in the coming season, if safety measures are in place. Temperature checks and social distancing will only be the first step in that regard. In a joint-venture with a German biotech company, G2K is also working on the integration of an inexpensive and rapid coronavirus test into its concept.
  13. 10 year $450m contract extension for Mahomes. Largest contract in the history of sport.
  14. He'll release an album or something else this week. His craziest stuff is always right before something drops so more eyes are on him.
  15. He'd be great for us. He's like Coutinho if he'd been put through a Kloppification machine. You could tell Jurgen appreciated Coutinho's talent but wished he had more of a defensive presence. Thiago has that drop of the shoulder, space creating, playmaking stuff Coutinho had but is far better off the ball, he just doesn't have the same goal threat.
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