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  1. btron3000

    RD 4 - Mudgee (vs Brisbane) - Sat 10th Nov

    This is the only reference to Jurassic Park accepted in the mighty Honda: Also, how long is this scene? Lucky Walk of Life kicked in to save us #Spielbergdross
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    RD 4 - Mudgee (vs Brisbane) - Sat 10th Nov

    How you getting there?
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    Central Coast Mariners: Season 2018/19

    And look at the Jets last year. Smart management, that’s all that’s really needed. At FFA level and club level.
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    World Cup 2018

    Anyway, best World Cup I've seen too. I probably started noticing the names in 86, the faces and scores in 90, and really started watching in 94. Maybe only 94 has some similarities, in terms of some unusual teams getting through, and some wonder goals, but I doubt it comes close. Think of all the epic games or last minute goals - Spain v Portugal, Mexico v Germany, Sweden v Germany, France v Argies, Argies getting by Nigeria at the end, Belgium v Japan, Colombia v England, Belgium v Brasil, Croatia v Russia, Croatia v England, even the final was amazing compared to most (THANK YOU Croatia for not playing the final like all the big teams have for 2 decades - scared of losing!) Other upsets - Argies v Iceland, Argies v Croatia (sort of an upset), Korea v Germany, the final group games of Group B, Russia v Spain, Random theatrical or crazy moments - Spain sacking the coach, Colombian red card in the opening two minutes of their campaign, the opening game (Russia's campagin in general), England winning a shootout(!), Modric not even knowing whether his team wanted to kick first when they won the toss in their SECOND shootout - mate you had one 3 days ago work it out, Denmark and Croatia both scoring in opening 4 minutes And the goals - at least 4 direct free kicks - one an absolute whopper (Serbia), one a touch of genius (Colombia), Pavard, Kroos, the Belgian counterattack, Messi's three touch masterpiece, Russian goal v Croatia, Cavani's brace against Portugal, Nacho v Portugal (any goal v Portugal really), Eriksen v us for quality, Colombia's three v Poland - all class and announcing they were back, any goal involving Eden Hazard. Really the only thing bad about it was the way France anti-footballed in true Deschamps style all the way to the Cup. Water-carrier! I know I've left stuff off but I gotta go to work!
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    World Cup 2018

    No to mention that every step of the way corrupt arseholes like Platini just funnel more and more funds into the big clubs to the detriment of the smaller ones, ensuring that the Champions League is just the same old teams every year. Only your Atleticos give it any sense of theatre. Crazily, teams like Atletico and Liverpool are rank underdogs! They'd do well to spread the funds around more and return it to the old European Cup format, but they are too far down the almighty dollar rabbit hole to do that.
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    Central Coast Mariners: Season 2018/19

    What a sad state of affairs. We just had a World Cup where at least 5 of the sqaud were playing for the Mariners in their teens/early twenties. They had a club that engaged with the community, supported local talent, and WON STUFF. And now this. No club reflects the total and absolute mismanagement of the game that has occured over the past few years more than the Mariners.
  7. At the moment it looks like St James with it’s one big end!
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    World Cup 2018

    Couldn’t be! I reckon if they made a Graeme Souness doll the settings would be Mildly Angry, Seething and Apoplectic.
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    Central Coast Mariners: Season 2018/19

    There’s actually some respected baseball juges in America who think that if there wasn’t a strike that year - denying Jordan of much needed practice - he might have made a much better fist of it. BUT they did send him to the minor leagues. They weren’t silly enough to pay him a salary worth more than 90% of the major league players for a trial!
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    Central Coast Mariners: Season 2018/19

    Surely there is no way the FFA is buying this. After just upping the junior rego fees they’d be roasted alive for putting money to this. Not even they are that stupid. Then again, I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve thought “this is surely the last straw”!
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    Football Media Discussion 2

    Someone writes this article every 4 years. The answer is "no". In fact, I'd say the World Cups have had a detrimental effect on the A-league/NSL etc, the only exception being the 06 World Cup as we were great and it coincided with the A-league's early years. World Cups fool the FFA into thinking they can recruit AFL and NRL fans. It takes them about 3 years to realise that is a dumb idea, then the next World Cup spurs them on to try again. The A-league needs to succeed on its own two feet, regardless of the national team, big tournaments or what is happening in other sports.
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    Squad Development 2018/19 Part 1

    His corners got past the first man. He'll be a revelation.
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    World Cup 2018

    My favourite part of that kick-off is that Rashford taps it back to Lingard who pushes it forward to Rashford who is OFFSIDE!! hahahahahahahaha That and the forward roll throw-in that the Iranian guy aborted before just giving up and throwing a normal one - when his team was about go out! - are my favourite wacky moments of the World Cup.
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    Wellington Phoenix: Season 2018/19

    Same! In my memory I connect him with the end of the Bobby Robson era but it was more like he was around after that and part of the team trying to hold on to past glories. Good player but was injury prone when young, not sure how he’s gonna go in summer, hard pitches (every second week) etc etc.
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    World Cup 2018

    Stop it, the football gods can see your reverse jinxing a mile away.