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  1. The aspect I always find fascinating is the internal tension of who will be deemed to be part of the strongest possible line up, who will be relegated to the role of supporting artist (the bench) and who will have to wander about the pitch at full time clad in the obligatory designer suit looking absolutely overjoyed BUT almost crying inside and knowing they did no more to earn a medal than I did.
  2. This is Ljunberg's first audition so that's a big call.
  3. Now they have a two goal cushion he should be given license to desert his post and just play as a winger.
  4. I assume he's had better days? Seems to be in the Tavernier mould i.e. dangerous going forward but not a natural defender.
  5. Just saw a guy waving a flag bearing the slogan The Popes XI. Explains why Edouard's not been selected 😃. This will be my first look at Frimpong, I'm expecting big things against lowly Ross County.
  6. Morelos really is on fire this season scoring in all 3 of the group stage away ties. I'd be of the view that those goals will carry much more significance to suitors than any number in the SPFL and it will be interesting to see if, mystery Chinese teams aside, someone does put a serious offer on the table.
  7. Exactly the kind of thing that someone that's just stabbed a Stade Rennais fan in the arse would say
  8. I just listened to the show but didn't hear any "car crash"...? Is this just an expression people use when they expect there to be an uproar (even when there isn't one)? I also didn't here that awkward silence but did find it a strange question to ask given that Pressley had already mentioned being given strong backing two weeks earlier.
  9. You'd normally scoff at such a beige and unsubstantiated statement as that. Looking through Twitter reaction was mixed but he did have supporters. KT is a good player and will get better as he comes to terms with the demands of such a tough league. It's hard to see Emery surviving for much longer and if a new coach can get some shape and belief back in the team then I do think that Tierney will bring to Arsenal, a lot of, what Robertson brings to Liverpool.
  10. TTIP[edit] Resistance from the EU side to the US proposal to include an ISDS clause in the draft Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership treaty was such as to cause this element to be abandoned in September 2015. In its place, the European Commission proposed an investment court system (ICS).[9][10][11] Not long afterwards, ICS was declared illegal by the German Association of Magistrates,[12] though the Commission dismissed the magistrates' judgement as based on a misunderstanding.[13] For its part, the United States wants ISDS reinstated.[13] According to a 2019 study, opposition to ISDS is the single most important factor motivating opposition to TTIP among Germans.[14]
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investor-state_dispute_settlement
  12. https://www.ciel.org/news/new-report-exposes-mining-companies-suing-latin-american-countries-where-communities-defend-land-and-environment/
  13. He seems to be generating a lot of excitement amongst Celtic fans. I haven't seen him in action but I have been very impressed with Hatem Abd Elhamed.
  14. Agreed Rennes haven't won an away fixture since August so this is a great opportunity to get some minutes into Taylor, Frimpong, Morgan, Rogic and/or Griffiths.
  15. That certainly sounds like a diplomatic answer to the question "why are you leaving your top scorer out for the match against the Scottish champions"? Would be more believable if he hadn't played. I can't see why you'd risk your best player unless you needed a goal in a must-win game as opposed to drawing 1-1 in round 3 of 6.
  16. I think Ciro Immobile (the club and league's top scorer) only came on for the final 15 minutes at Celtic Park...a few days after he'd scored two and assisted the other of Lazio's 3 goals. Arguably Inzaghi underestimated Celtic's ability and was rightly punished.
  17. A tremendous performance and result from BSC....really wish they'd been rewarded with a glamour tie. Agree with others that it gives both teams a great chance to get to the last 16.
  18. Now we'll get a true measure of Steve Clarke's ability as Scotland coach. He knows who we face in the semi final and who we could be playing in the final and has months to work out a successful strategy. With the players he has at his disposal I expect us to be competitive, reach the play-off final and to do ourselves justice (regardless of the final result).
  19. Does this situation finally put to rest the theory that Scotland players were withdrawing because of McLeish?
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