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  1. 11 points
    Not sure where I should put this but this thread is as good as any I suppose. Schwegler is trying to be enticed to return, but it looks almost certain that he won't. Apparently, his body is struggling with the physical side of playing in the A-League. Such a shame. Mueller and Lopar stayed here. They love Oz and the lifestyle. He said that Mueller is an absolute pro. People think he is an angry ant but he is just intense and committed. He has been a big influence on the younger players. Zeigler also stayed. Cox returned to England (as we all know) but is in the throes of sorting out his visa to return. Bit of a hiccup last week but should be sorted soon. Duke is still here but is still keen go out on a high with another overseas stint. Interest from Japan apparently. All other players available and ready to go. Covid tests on Monday for players and a return to training on Wednesday. (common knowledge) Still no official confirmation from the FFA on a re-start date for the comp to finish the past season, but word has it that it may come this week.
  2. 7 points
    Cynth

    Off Topic Thread 4

    If you need more let me know.
  3. 6 points
    Wanderboy

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Yay man. Hope you're doing ok. So great to see you check back in. I know you wouldn't want a hug from a Geordie fan, but **** it. You are getting one anyway. Stay strong buddy.
  4. 5 points
    MartinTyler

    Armageddon Thread

    Trump's not...he's more interested in the stock market and his re-election chances...
  5. 5 points
    mack

    Football Media Discussion 2

    Channel 7 and AFL once conspired to help kill the NSL, why would 15 years change things in the Australian media landscape?
  6. 5 points
    NeverGoat

    Off Topic Thread 4

    thank you i appreciate the support, at least she isnt suffering so there are positives
  7. 5 points
    Smoggy

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Cheers guys....needed a lift at the min and a laugh. Bet Wendy has been out of ******* control without my calming influence...she gets like that.
  8. 4 points
    marron

    Nostalgia Thread

    Haha. I had Ruud Gullit boots. It helped me to grow awesome dreads but I still sucked at football.
  9. 4 points
    ok. This is a reasonable question. We can debate why Obama didn’t achieve more. I would say, that the US were never going to let a black president achieve too much and objectively they stopped him at every turn. The ****wit Republicans didn’t work with him. Anyway we can debate that or we can say that this is THE moment, this is an opportunity. It is unprecedented to see ongoing protests over three weeks. It’s an issue resonating around the world. The time is now. The opportunity is now. And just like it took a forced conservative homophobic government here to achieve same sex marriage, maybe it will take a republican racist government in the US to achieve equal treatment by police and for black loves to matter.
  10. 4 points
    StringerBellend

    Nostalgia Thread

    I’m actually tempted, I can show my boy the joys of BBC Basic 10 PRINT “Mark Rudan is a wanker” 20 GOTO 10
  11. 4 points
    Smoggy

    Nostalgia Thread

    Nostalgia eh.... As a kid in the 80's every mate on the 'estate' had a zx spectrum it seemed, I dropped hints for at least 6 months that I wanted a zx spectrum, like 'Dad I want a zx spectrum for my birthday' So imagine my feeling when I get my present on my birthday and get this .... In case you are wondering this beige beauty is an 'Acorn Electron'! The main thing I can remember is my two older sister sniggering in the background and my old man calling me an 'ungrateful sod',,,,,,, The reason I am posting this as during the last communication they said they have had a clear out and asked me if I wanted to keep it, daft ****ers They could stick it up their arse sideways back then and can now.
  12. 4 points
    pseudonym

    Music Thread 4

    (looks out window)
  13. 4 points
    mack

    Football Media Discussion 2

    He should cut out the middleman and just get a job writing articles for Sydney FC.
  14. 4 points
    StringerBellend

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Hey good to hear from you
  15. 4 points
  16. 4 points
    Smoggy

    Off Topic Thread 4

    What's doing... doing it a bit tough right now but hanging on in there and could do with a few
  17. 4 points
  18. 3 points
    Smoggy

    Nostalgia Thread

    Yeah...my old man bought me Paul Gascoigne football boots for school..had his ******* signature on the side. They didn't make me play like Gazza and I got ******* ripped apart...ahahahaha...hes got ******* Gazza boots...come on Gazza show us what you got hahaha'.. Team pick....."I pick Gazza" (lots of laughs...even the PE teacher)... Sooooo one day i threw them over a hedge and told my parents they had been knicked....
  19. 3 points
    The time is now, is why on balance I think the protests In US should go ahead despite Covid Less convinced about australia, but like I say I don’t think it’s for me to say good luck with the reasonable answer, can’t see you getting one from such an edgy internet warriors
  20. 3 points
    marron

    Nostalgia Thread

    Holy crap mate at least yours called. My dad chucked out the Commodore 64 in a council collection without asking! Your story reminds me though of when I asked for a cricket bat for christmas. Under the tree, there it was, rip off the wrapping... .what the **** is this ****? A SHANE WARNE bat???????? How can I possibly be taken seriously with this?????? Haha. No joke I can still remember Dad justifying it ("he sometimes has a good knock on the right day"), like he hadn't got it because it was dirt cheap.
  21. 3 points
    (Hint: sending in the national guard, promoting conspiracy theories, blaming extremist groups that don't exist, inferring white supremicist murderers are good people, tweeting 200 times a day, holding rallies on incendiary dates and in stupid locations, clearing protests for photo ops to pretend your Christian, these have all been tried already, don't seem to be working).
  22. 3 points
    marron

    Armageddon Thread

    I'd agree, Cynth. Except... I've been forced, by the government, into closed quarters with lots of people for weeks now. The rugby is back on and you can go - in the next couple of weeks you'll be able to go almost back to normal they reckon. When the thing was at its height ScoMO is on record saying it was fine for people to protest the restrictions. And I thought last week with the long weekend was a one off, I went down for a walk this morning and there was a literal traffic jam around the carparks, it was packed like I have never, ever seen before, no exaggeration. If we get more cases it will be easy to say "the protests", but I'm looking at a bunch of SUV driving city folk (last weekend, anyway) who wouldn't have been anywhere near them and don't give a **** either. Is it a risk? I believe so. But so are a hell of a lot of other activities which seem to be being encouraged/allowed. Meanwhile, in the states, that ecouragement/allowance is even more pronounced. Whole states are now saying, yeah, there's a second wave coming, and we are not going to do anything about it. THat was happening WELL before the protests. I have not been watching US media so can't comment on the commentary as it were. I don't doubt the level of hypocrisy, the flip that you describe Legia. I just don't see it as any different to the flip between "protest the restrictions, it's our right" to "don't protest BLM, you'll spread COVID" which has been very pronounced over there.
  23. 3 points
    Wanderboy

    Music Thread 4

    This one is for you @Smoggy You may or may not be in the mood for it atm, but I've always found when I'm feeling a bit down, this song cheers me up a bit. So many smiling faces.
  24. 3 points
    StringerBellend

    Armageddon Thread

    I tend to agree we could Have postponed it here, but I’m also (as middle aged white guy) uncomfortable to tell those suffering and have been for 200 years to wait now we wait to see if there is a spike given out very low rates of community spread in regard to the US the risk is far higher but then need for change is also far more immediate given the RWNJ they have for a president
  25. 3 points
    StringerBellend

    Armageddon Thread

    That and they are tits You have been waiting for me to say it
  26. 3 points
    StringerBellend

    Armageddon Thread

    I’m torn on the protesting now during Covid, probably for different reasons than you. firstly the measures we have taken have averted a huge amount of death, and have likely minimised economic impacts, ie we can start to open again now while the UK and US it will drag on and I obviously believe in the BLM cause could it wait? things are seldom simple In the US the risk of COVID spread is still very very high (they didn’t lock down properly when the should have), but on the other side now really does seem to be the time, it’s not like you can easily plan this sort of thing in australia the risk of spread is now far lower (hence we are opening back stuff up), the gatherings are outdoor which helps, on the other side could the protests wait?
  27. 3 points
    The difficulty is that the AL is in a really precarious position, unfortunately like most things due to covid, things are going to be put on hold. To be honest, I’d be more worried about what the AL will look like post covid, it all looks rather bleak tbh I can’t get myself to up for this WWC bid, it feels too much like 2022 bid all over again
  28. 3 points
    Foxtel have just offered the AL $11m, absolute disgrace The little nugget out of this article is that in-house production costs of AL games would be 75k per game
  29. 3 points
    Smoggy

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Missed ya Cynth.
  30. 3 points
    Smoggy

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Sorry to hear that mate.
  31. 3 points
    Prydzopolis

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Oh Goat
  32. 3 points
    Hopefully these students don't get persecuted when they return home for not towing the party line.
  33. 3 points
    wendybr

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Now...where is your absent note young man??
  34. 3 points
    wendybr

    Off Topic Thread 4

    Ohhhhhhhh he's back!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
  35. 3 points
    Kitto

    Jokes

    What is it called when a cat wins a dog show? A cat-has-trophy!
  36. 2 points
    marron

    Music Thread 4

    Always been a secret pleasure, that song, b52s, come on. I know they hated it, I don't know why, must have lost some hipster irony cred for writing a pure pop song.
  37. 2 points
    Okay genius, I don't know how Obama could have solved the issue of systemic racism (or, say, Bush, or, Clinton, or Bush, or Reagan, or Ford, or Carter..... ), can you tell me how he should have done it so we can discuss what Trump can do now?
  38. 2 points
    StringerBellend

    Armageddon Thread

    Fair point, It’s a piss weak word, what I am trying to say is it’s not my place (as a somebody who isn’t being oppressed) to tell those that are being oppressed when and when they can’t protest, surely you would agree with that?
  39. 2 points
    sonar

    Armageddon Thread

    The problem I have with those who say the BLM protests are putiing lives at/in danger is the out and out hypocrisy at play................... As for mass gatherings in protests, Morrison is — or was — relaxed. When far-right protesters gathered to oppose lockdown restrictions in early May — including US-imported QAnon conspiracy theorists, with whom Morrison has a personal link — he was sanguine, saying he understood their “anxieties and frustrations … it’s a free country, people will make their protest and make their voices heard.” What matters to the local Black Lives Matter movement Read more > But when progressive protesters gather, it’s a different story. Black Lives Matter protesters should be arrested and charged, Morrison said yesterday, contrasting them with “you know, millions of quiet Australians who have done the right thing”. https://www.crikey.com.au/2020/06/12/scott-morrisons-double-standards-on-protests-make-it-clear-whose-lives-matters-most/
  40. 2 points
    wendybr

    Armageddon Thread

    HOW could physical distancing have been enforced with 10-20,000 mainly young people crammed into a few city blocks? And.... is it being respected/enforced in shopping centres, apart from at checkouts? I haven't been to one in months (I dislike them at the best of times). But I've heard plenty of people complain that the physical distancing there is a joke, overall.
  41. 2 points
    Kitto

    Music Thread 4

  42. 2 points
    Prydzopolis

    Armageddon Thread

    I can’t agree with you Legion Cynth here is spot on, you’ve only got to see the U.S. they didn’t go hard enough early enough, the lockdowns effectively just bought them some time & it is very worrying now after weeks of declining numbers that they’ve had increased numbers in a number of key states. It’s incredibly worrying, their second wave might be closer than we may think. In the case of Sweden, it’s an interesting one. Their was a news article a number of weeks ago that “they admitted that they screwed up” but the following day announced that it was a mistranslation stating that they wouldn’t go for a hard lock down. It’s hard to agree, they’ve had the highest deaths per capita in Europe, they’ve had the virus rip through the elderly & lost too many preventable deaths. The chief health official did say that if they had the opportunity again they’d implement something between what they tried & what other countries applied but why? They are no closer to herd immunity & other countries are closing its borders to them, so many avoidable deaths. In NSW we have almost eliminated community transmission, in Victoria it’s a little bit more but everywhere else around the country it’s eliminated (apart from imported cases from overseas). We are in such a fortunate position, our strategy is working & if we are lucky enough in a few weeks time everything will be open & we will have a new normal other countries could only dream.
  43. 2 points
    Smoggy

    Nostalgia Thread

    Soooo... you want to buy an Electron back for nostalgia value lol Must be some geek somewhere would pay $ and shipping for it
  44. 2 points
    Paul01

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    Drove past the new Western Sydney airport on my way to work. Entire area covered in fog to 8.15am. Can't say when the fog lifted.
  45. 2 points
    StringerBellend

    Armageddon Thread

    It’s all a left wing conspiracy doctors, climate scientists they are all in it together Its been lead by the Hollywood elite
  46. 2 points
    marron

    Off Topic Thread 4

    **** ed, way to make me look bad haha.
  47. 2 points
    CaptainJess

    What Really Grinds My Gears 5

    I'm lucky to have had mainly positive experiences with Uber both here and in the US. However there have been a few standout douche-bags. One thing that's interesting between here and the US is that they don't seem to have the same quality restrictions on their cars. Balks and I got in some shockers in Hawaii. One was a 30 year old Lincoln town-car and another was a beat-bomb that didn't have working seat belts. We tried Lyft too, but got an equally dodgy Jeep, so it was really just hit and miss. Back here though, the two worst ones were while we heading to or from the airport. The first one I'm still not sure on, but I didn't like how he went about it. We order an Uber at 5:30am, dude rocks up and then "accidentally" cancels the trip on his phone (not sure if it was on purpose or not). Then proceeds to physically snatch Balk's phone out of his hand and request and cancel three trips on the app before it gave our ride to this driver again. We weren't pleased but we had a flight at 8:30am, so didn't want to argue. The second one was the worst. We had just got back from a holiday and booked an Uber to take us home. It's late and we've just come off a long flight with lots of luggage. The guy confirms the trip and we start walking towards the pick up zone (which is about a 5 min walk away from the terminal). As we get to the pick-up zone, I noticed he hasn't moved and then I get a call. The guy says he doesn't want to take us that far and that he needs me to cancel the trip, then hangs up on me. Now it's become clear to me that he doesn't want to cop the penalty for cancelling and wants me to do it instead. So I call him back and tell him that if he doesn't want to take us, he's the one that needs to cancel. He proceeds to abuse me and then Balks. I end up telling him that I'm happy to play chicken and that I've just ordered another Uber on my partner's app so if he wants another ride, then he will have to do it. Waited another 10 mins and he finally gives up and cancels the ride while we hopped into another Uber. Most drivers I've had have been pretty quiet and respectful. I've had a couple of retired or semi-retired people and quite a few mums as well. I can understand not wanting to take huge trips to the other side of the city, but short trips I don't. If it's in the area, what does it matter?
  48. 2 points
    sonar

    Off Topic Thread 4

  49. 2 points
    MathyouWSW

    Picture needs a Caption

    Breaking News, Macarthur Bulls have a strike at signing David Ball...
  50. 2 points
    Edinburgh

    Interesting Football Stuff.

    Good on him. Hope he does well. https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/muscat-appointed-head-coach-of-belgian-top-tier-s-sint-truiden
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