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Everything posted by Davo

  1. Didn't mind the white collar on the leaked FIFA screenshot but seeing the actual photos I'm less of a fan. Black collar probably would have looked better. Away kit looks good. Also I've never liked the fully buttoned up polo look but it seems to be pretty popular at the moment and it doesn't look too bad unbuttoned.
  2. The annoying thing there is that large portions of land that has burned in the recent fires is managed by the federal government, not the states. Trump blames Democrat state officials but I read somewhere that 60 percent of California forests, 25 percent of Oregon forests and 44 percent of Washington forests are on federal land. Even if you ignore the actual answer, i.e. climate change, the incorrect answer he gives is also largely his fault.
  3. When CNN cut back to their panel after the debate finished Jake Tapper opened with:
  4. Most of that debate won't have changed much. Trump threw out meaningless statements (the cleanest air and the purest water) along with discredited conspiracy theories. His base will lap it up and everyone else already knows he's talking garbage. For me the biggest takeaway from the debate was Trump being given the softball question to denounce white supremacists and the Proud Boys by telling them stand down, but instead he told them to "stand by". Apparently the Proud Boys are already celebrating it online and taking it as a green light to ramp things up.
  5. Thanks for posting. One of those tweets in particular clears a lot up. I think a lot of the problem is that they've used completely the wrong wording. They should have steered clear of the words "unnaturally bigger" and just said that it depends on whether the ball would have continued on after the arm or whether another part of the body would have stopped it. You can have the arm in a completely natural position and it still be handball so why bring "natural" or "unnatural" into it? It just adds confusion. Also even with that cleared up it's still a dumb rule because now any contact with the arm will be handball unless the defender runs around with their arms behind their back. I also don't like that there's handball and defensive handball. The rule should be the same everywhere on the field and for every outfield player. Then there's this: "The concept of 'natural' position of the arm (which is very difficult to interpret) has been replaced by a more factual judgement - has the position of the hand/arm 'made the body unnaturally bigger'" That's crazy. They accept that natural is difficult to interpret so instead they have to determine whether it's unnatural. Surely if natural is too hard then unnatural is equally as hard. It's like saying it's hard to tell if a player is left footed so instead we're just going to see whether they're not right footed. Also: The Havertz call is annoying. If it didn't hit his arm it probably goes out for a goal kick so the contact with the arm has kept the ball in the penalty area. From this contact the defender has had to scramble and Mount scores, yet because the defender got the first touch after the hand it isn't handball. If the defender did an air swing and the first touch was Mount it probably would have been handball. They say it's about outcomes rather than intent, well his arm prevented a goal kick and kept the ball in a dangerous area which led to a goal. Summary: I understand the rule a lot better now and I hate it equally as much as before.
  6. 'Enormous opportunity': how Australia could become the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy Here's another article about plans to build a similar facility in WA.
  7. That Brighton vs United game is going to boil some piss.
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    Danijel Nizic

    To be fair, a couple of the goals in that game were absolute bangers.
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    Mitchell Duke

    They way things have been going lately he's probably more likely to get paid in the A-League than at Bolton.
  10. That Xanthi side is just going to be A-League cast offs and Popa's kids.
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    Mitchell Duke

    Bandaged up and with blood running down his face he beats his marker (who's also bandaged up so it looks like it's been a running battle) and scores a header for an 85th minute winner in the Champions League. Please come back you magnificent bastard.
  12. Asian Champions League: Al Hilal kicked out after naming 11-man squad
  13. I bet he can comfortably reconcile that when he's a devout Mormon and the front runner for the supreme court seat is an anti-abortion judge who has gone on the record saying the bible takes precedent over the constitution and that "judges should be bound by their religious faith, not the law".
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    Perth Glory

    Perth are rooted.
  15. The papers really got stuck into the personal attacks on judges back then.
  16. That's Romney out. He wasn't a senator in 2016 as he ran for President so as far as I can tell he didn't take a side on the Merrick Garland issue, which protects him a little from the accusations of hypocrisy.
  17. From those decisions I posted above, here is the Ref Watch article on Sky Sports. On the Spurs one: Uses a few weasel words like "uncomfortable" and "unlucky" but it sounds like he's saying that the decision is wrong. On the Burnley one: Describes the blatant push as "used a lot of strength" and says "it certainly doesn't come off his arm". Not sure how to argue with this as it's so far from the reality of what the replays show that it seems pointless, which is probably what he was going for. Maybe there's some interpretation of the law I'm not aware of where his arms count as legs when it's the first half, you're in the opposition box and your name is Wood.
  18. From this article in the terror: So they massively overpaid in July 2018 and some time between July 2018 and June 2019 received $58k in donations from the seller.
  19. I know I'm banging on about the handball rule but the Premier League games overnight did my head in with some decisions. Here are the highlights from the Southampton vs Spurs game. At 2:53 a handball is given after the Saints player tries to play a pass along the ground, it hits a defenders foot a metre away, flicks up and hits the outstretched arm of another defender which is in contact with the opponent. The arm is extended but below the shoulder, a fraction of a second passes from kick to deflection to arm and his arm is nowhere near the original path of the ball. Handball given. Here are the highlights from the Leicester vs Burnley game. At 0:08 the ball is crossed in to the back post, comes off the defender and hits the strikers outstretched arm which is in contact with the opponent (this is a handball rant so we'll ignore that the outstretched hand was a blatant push). The arm is extended but below the shoulder. Ball comes off the strikers arm, drops perfectly to his feet for him to score. No handball, goal given. In both cases the offending player has an arm out touching an opponent (arguably those actions are fouls in themselves, particularly the Burnley one). In both cases the arm is below the shoulder. In both cases the ball deflects off another player within touching distance. The Burnley player gets a huge advantage from the contact as it sets him up to score. The Spurs player arguably doesn't gain an advantage as the pass had already been blocked by his team mate and wasn't going anywhere dangerous. I can't figure out how both of those VAR reviewed decisions are correct.
  20. The other issue with the Republicans leaving a vote until the lame duck period is the Arizona senate vote. After John McCain’s death the seat has been held on an interim basis, so this is a special election. The winner doesn’t get sworn in with the rest of congress in January, and based on Arizona’s laws could be sworn in by late November. The Republican incumbent is behind in the polls so within a month of the election the senate could go from 53-47 to 52-48.
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