Posts posted by yoda
Kettlewell is probably in my top three favourite County players of all time. He wasn't as technically gifted as Brittain, Lawson, or Vigurs but he made such a difference to the team with his style of play and work rate. One of those players who probably deserves a lot more credit than he gets: he played in all four tiers and never looked out of his depth.
It was a shame things didn't work out as County manager. But I'm quite glad to see him getting another opportunity at this level.1
2 hours ago, 54_and_counting said:
Probably the joke about vasquez being mistaken for a man when she's doing pullups is deemed offensive49 minutes ago, ICTChris said:
I'd forgotten about that.
The actress who played Vasquez now runs a lingerie shop in LA.
It's probably to do with the actress being "browned up" to look Latino.
I don't really see too much of an issue with warnings before films - particularly on streaming services. If you go to the cinema then there's a BBFC warning before every film anyway.0
I went to see TÁR last night.
It's objectively a great piece of filmmaking. A great character study. Cate Blanchett is great. I enjoyed being surprised by so many recognisable faces (General Veers!). It looks great. It sounds great. It's well written. Lydia Tár is the Hollywood's worst (best?) "villain" since Daniel Plainview (it's probably lazy but I couldn't help but think of a comparison with There Will Be Blood).
And yet... there's a point in the film with, maybe, 20 minutes to go where I just switched off and stopped engaging. That final stretch felt a bit needless; there's a logical end point but they kept going. It went from a 4 star Letterboxd review to 3.5 stars. Even typing that out feels sacrilegious.0
1 hour ago, House Bartender said:
Before Harry, who'd have been been the previous big money transfer of an ex-County man? (loan or own?)
Charlie Adam when he went from Blackpool to Liverpool.1
There's maybe a decent player in there but, by all accounts, he needs to become a bit more "professional". Whether that's an issue exclusive to him, or just due to a general lack of role models in the County squad, is up for debate.0
20 minutes ago, Bairnardo said:
Someone tell me about Matthew Writght plzQuote
an English television presenter and former tabloid journalist. He worked as a journalist for The Sun and was a showbusiness gossip columnist for The Daily Mirror before launching a television career. He hosted the Channel 5 topical debate show The Wright Stuff from 2000 to 2018.0
They were out on the Sunday too.
For what it's worth, I've heard from more than one source that the club had to apologise to at least one establishment a few months ago over the squad's conduct.0
Andrew Garfield was good in it. I liked him a lot - a millennial version of Elliot Gould's Philip Marlowe. The rest of it was a mess but there were a couple of redeeming moments.
I know folk who love it though.0
Another Scottish Cup run filed straight into the bin.
Let's set aside his baggage - I've shared my views on that before - and focus on his record. It's dreadful.
The team was mostly garbage for around half of last season. A terrible first 10 games, followed by a good wee run, then an inconsistent run, then an abysmal end to the season chucking the best chance of Europe we'll see for some time.
The squad isn't good enough. Dhanda and Iacovitti are maybe the only two I can see deserving of a step-up to a better club. The rest is a collection of guys who should have been binned years ago, faceless jobbers, the instantly forgettable, and "projects" that might have come good under a more progressive manager.
But the club went all in on him so I guess that's it. Either this or an untested Don Cowie.13
Angeball's whinging about VAR decisions pays off.3
Maybe Malky Mackay isn't the genius that his friends in the media would have us believe. That top six finish (the dismal run of results that followed it doesn't get mentioned) appears to have papered over some amount of cracks. I only see highlights but there doesn't appear to be any style or identity to this current team.
There's maybe two or three players who would get gigs at other clubs in this league or a similar level. The rest will be clogging about the Championship or the English Conference soon enough. And given some of the stories about their behaviour, I'd be quite happy to see most of them binned.0
I think my top five for the year are (in no particular order):
Decision To Leave
Everything Everywhere All At Once
The Worst Person In The World
The Banshees of Inisherin0
A soft penalty for a questionable handball evens things up for that one against Brian Graham in the League Cup semi-final.2
A one goal defeat is arguably a better result than anything Celtic achieved in this year's Champions League.9
I proclaim this the "Autumn of George"!0
Sounds like Harmon is finally our version of literally every player ICT picked up from the English Papa John's leagues.
He's the player I wanted Ben Frempah to be.2
That 5-4 game was really fun. At 4-4 it felt like getting a last minute winner, only to see there was still 10 minutes to go.0
I saw Sigur Ros in Stockholm a couple of weeks back. They were awesome. I'd happily stand and listen to them play "Samskeyti" on a loop for 2 hours.1
The mewling over "a kinder, gentler politics" seems to mean little more than "don't say nasty things about me, a government minister, on Twitter", rather than actually introducing kinder, gentler policies that don't seek to dehumanise thousands of people.13
I feel like this conversation comes up every time the Arctic Monkey release a new album (apart from maybe AM because they had two or three songs on that which felt like throwbacks to the first album*). A large chunk of people won't be happy until they're back writing a second "Mardy Bum".
I liked Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. It was fun. They embraced a total change of direction and it mostly worked. This new one has some highlights, and other parts that don't quite hit the mark. It's not terrible; it's not brilliant. There are better albums this year and that's okay.
*And despite that, Mad Sounds and No 1 Party Anthem were probably my favourite two songs on the album.1
Ennstone Cup champions, you'll never sing that.0
What was I laughing at now? Oh yes, those loser Ulstermen.7
"Look at me! I'm the Governor of the Bank of England!"3
Things were better in my day
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There's a lot of good music around just now (and over the last decade and a bit too). It's just your average P&B poster who whinges about the state of music today is only spoon fed whatever stuff Radio 1 and Radio 2 want them to hear.
It's similar to complaining about how modern cinema is rubbish because Marvel movies and whatever garbage reboot we've got this month are mostly terrible. There's a lot of good stuff out there if you're prepared to look for it.