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  1. Raith fans have a popular thread running where they can discuss all things Raith without the need for various different threads, so with there seemingly being a lot to discuss with us right now, it seems a good idea to make one for ourselves to keep any discussions in a single thread. If you want to discuss the board, management, stadium, transfers, players...or anything else relating to the club, let's try and keep it in here.
  2. So I have a virtual reality headset.

    Just picked up a PSVR headset with camera, two move controllers and GT Sport for £299 at Game. Been wanting to pick it up for a while and couldn't really pass it up at that price.
  3. Football Manager 2018

    Just finished my first season in charge of Atalanta - finished 9th behind Roma on goal difference. Made it to the SF's of the Coppa Italia losing to Lazio and got to the Quarters of the Europa League - beat Ajax 7-4 on aggregate in the knockout round, but went out to Lyon on away goals after drawing 3-3 across the two games. I spent more than half the season inside the European places, but a disastrous 2018 saw me sink like a stone. I only won 4 games after New Year, with 2 of them coming in the final 4 games of the season. I didn't lose many, but I drew a lot, I ended up finishing with 15 draws in the league. Best results were doing the double over Milan and going unbeaten against Juventus and I only got pumped twice, 4-0 at Napoli and 5-1 at Roma, both early in the season. I didn't spend a penny on transfers, only bringing in 4 players across the season - Georges-Kevin Nkoudou on a loan from Tottenham, Olivier Ntcham on loan from Celtic, Nicolas Dominguez on a free from Velez and Stefano Sensi on loan from Sassuolo. Only major outgoing was Remo Freuler in January for £18m to Monaco. The summer is going to be murder as I have three of those going back to their parent clubs, as well as Pierluigi Gollini my backup 'keeper, Mattia Caldara who was my best CB and Captain, Leonardo Spinazzola my first choice LB, Bryan Cristante who is probably my best CM and Riccardo Orsolini, who was a bit of a bit part player, but did chip in with about 8/9 goals and assists. At the season's end I have a transfer budget of about £12m, but I'm way over on the wage budget, so I'll likely be looking at some loans again and scouting for some good players out of contract. There's a few players I can probably shift on for a decent amount of money, so might be able to pay a fee for a couple of good players as well. The most pleasing thing to happen all season though, was probably Juventus losing out on the title to Inter on the final day by 2 points...when they'd missed a 94th minute penalty against us with 3 games to go, which would have won them the game.
  4. World Cup 2018 Qualifying

    He's actually not bringing on Insigne, fucking hell.
  5. World Cup 2018 Qualifying

    That sums Candreva up. Could have taken a touch and dinked it in, instead just puts his foot through it. Tit.
  6. World Cup 2018 Qualifying

    I'd be tempted with Gagliardini instead of De Rossi, but other than that, good shout. Candreva does my fucking head in.
  7. World Cup 2018 Qualifying

    He's pish. Ventura is an absolute fanny.
  8. Thought it might be better to have an Italian football thread rather than just a dedicated Serie A one, as each year the thread gets filled with stuff from Serie B etc anyway, plus I imagine I'll be polluting this one with a lot of Parma/Lega Pro stuff! Anyway, the Serie A fixtures are due out in a couple of weeks with the first round of games kicking off at the end of August. Can't seem to find any confirmation of when the Serie B/Lega Pro fixtures are out, but I'm fairly certain they are released after the Serie A ones, although I could be wrong. Crotone, Cagliari & Pescara are the new sides in Serie A after winning promotion last year - Crotone in the top flight for the first time. Verona, Carpi and Frosinone the teams whose places they've taken. In Serie B, Como, Modena, Livorno & Virtus Lanciano were all relegated to Lega Pro, with Cittadella, SPAL, Pisa & Benevento all coming up from the third tier. Lots happening over the summer as well so far, with the biggest stories probably being Pjanic moving from Roma to Juve (joining Dani Alves whose moved from Barcelona), Paul Pogba looking like he's leaving Juve for a world record fee and Marcelo Bielsa taking over at Lazio...then leaving after 2 days.
  9. Italian Football Thread

    Napoli dropping points again. Even Milan stuck 4 past Chievo FFS. Getting very tight at the top though: I expect Lazio to win their game in hand against Udinese that was called off today, but Roma have a tougher game away at Samp.
  10. Italian Football Thread

    All Benevento in the second half, Lazio haven't look that arsed at all. Don't think Benevento have it in them to get another two, though.
  11. Italian Football Thread

    Hate that (fat) b*****d. Milan have been absolutely shite though, to the surprise of no-one. Their only hope of making the CL next year is by winning the EL, they're getting nowhere near the top 4, even if they were to dump Montella.
  12. Nintendo Switch

    Just got home to find mine waiting for me, hoping to get a wee bit of time on it tonight. I think this'll be my first 3D Mario game. I'd not really given much attention to Nintendo consoles before the Switch (I owned an N64 as a kid and had a Wii for a bit, but beyond that...) so I've never been too fussed about Mario games in general up until now. This does look fantastic, though.
  13. Italian Football Thread

    Plenty of goals in the midweek games in Serie A: Inter 3-2 Sampdoria, Atalanta 3-0 Verona, Roma 1-0 Crotone, Cagliari 2-1 Benevento, Genoa 2-3 Napoli, Juventus 4-1 SPAL, Fiorentina 3-0 Torino, Bologna 1-2 Lazio, Chievo 1-4 Milan & Sassuolo 0-1 Udinese. Benevento thought they'd gotten their first ever Serie A point with a 94th minute penalty...only for Cagliari to go right up the park from the kick-off and get a winner. In Serie B, Parma are up to 6th after their second successive win, last nights being a 3-0 victory at Foggia. Still incredibly tight in the league though, just 10 points separating top to bottom, looks set to be a cracking season.
  14. Italian Football Thread

    If it was even as much as 5 seconds. Hilarious. The Udinese boy had him absolutely rattled to the point he ended up getting himself sent off over it. Shame about the scoreline though.
  15. Italian Football Thread

    Very good game that, especially considering one side played an entire half and more a man down. Verona will probably be fine if they can tighten up the defence a bit, Chievo will be comfortably mid-table.
  16. Italian Football Thread

    What a shite finish. Surely they'll see this out now.
  17. Italian Football Thread

    Correct decision IMO. Good chance the header was going in had it not hit the arm of the defender.
  18. Italian Football Thread

    Might want to edit it again...
  19. Italian Football Thread

    Chievo in front now. They've been well on top since falling behind.
  20. Italian Football Thread

    Hellas in front in the derby.
  21. Italian Football Thread

    Decent game for a 0-0. Opens the door for Lazio and Juventus to close the gap tomorrow.
  22. Europa League 2017/18

    Forza Atalanta.
  23. Champions League 2017/18

    Strong-ish Napoli line-up tonight. Obviously have one eye on the Inter game by dropping Jorginho and Allan.