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    • Has the dickhead been nuked, finally? I didn't get my notification. 😆
    • I don’t know, but I might have that dubious record in the thread below! I did feel self conscious about rattling off 7 straight replies, but in my case it was a passion project thread that most people didn’t care about or didn’t think there was anything to discuss and it took about half a year to post all those replies.
    • Congratulations, Gramps!  Looking forward to seeing Liam on the bench for the Reds once the league returns, and the Bundesliga loan for next season sounds brilliant. Hope it gets over the line.
    • Please shut the hell up you inbred fucktard. Your two cents worth on every topic is neither necessary nor wanted. What is wrong with you...besides enjoying hearing yourself talk? Why don't you just sit back, read and learn something for a change?  There are so many posters on here that make valid contributions even though they may be contradictory to each other at times. But most importantly they are willing to listen to other opinions without need for constant rebuttal. Also they don't feel a need to ramble on incessantly making multiple consecutive posts like you do. If you have something valid to add...please feel free to do so. Otherwise shut the **** up. I will now await my next banishment by some lame ass moderator that has a comparable IQ as TGAA_Star.
    • I often think about how we'd match up against them now. It is an interesting comparison, because both are commonwealth nations with similar geography and population, but also because they finished 5th in Asia last cycle. They could be a possible opponent in the inter-continental playoff (although we are hearing rumours of Oceania). Australia beat Honduras to qualify for WC 2018. I agree our firepower/potential upfront is better, but they probably have more depth and definitely more experience as a team. 
    • Re Sweden, saw an interview a few days back on BBC where they interviewed Swedish epidemiologist Anders Tegnell -  He talks about how there is immunity according to his discussions with scientists and how there's no documented re-infection of people who have had the coronavirus, only re-occurance since they carry it in their body. They were discussing how Sweden had done well overall not going into a lockdown and just using social distancing, getting fresh air and exercise to stay healthy instead of staying home and the detrimental lockdown effects on the health of people. They had a bit of an uptick in cases last week of April and first week of May but have slowly come back down in daily cases except for a few spikes here and there.  
    • I would take some of this with a grain of salt.
    • InBeom, Adnan, Godoy, Cavallini??  Must have spent some of it, I hear the managers office got redecorated.  
    • The Whitecaps come off as I expected in that piece. What a waste of a soccer market having these clowns at the top. No evidence of any money from that deal (including the extra 10% they squeezed out) being spent on product on the field.
    • Article in the Province with some new tidbits: Manchester United was the first major club linked to him, with their head North American scout Jorge Alvial, raving about the 15-year-old midfielder, sending upwards of 40 glowing reports back to his bosses, rating him higher than Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic. In December of 2017, Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson wanted to take Davies to England for a trial with two Premier League clubs, but Huoseh, was hesitant about that arrangement. That following January, Huoseh had arranged with United for Davies to train with the team for two weeks, but this time, Robinson shot it down, saying Davies wasn’t ready to train at that level. Once news of Bayern’s interest broke, several other suitors joined the fray. Stuttgart and United were active bidders, with Barcelona also coveting Davies for their second team. Paris Saint-Germain, in a connection brokered by then-assistant coach Pa-Modou Kah, was a late and ultimately futile entry into the field. The Whitecaps and Bayern hammered out the details on a transfer agreement, finally settling on a fee reported to be €11.3M. Ten per cent of that fee is supposed to go to the player. It’s not uncommon for MLS clubs to request that clause be waived, but Huoseh’s initial shock turned to disappointment when the Whitecaps asked Davies to give up that money. Huoseh got Bayern to up their salary offer to cover the 10 per cent he’d had expected from Vancouver. The Bayern guys, you’re dealing with people who know the ins (and outs). Dealing with them was completely … day and night between them and the Whitecaps. Huoseh and Davies then hopped on a red-eye flight to Edmonton, where they signed the five-year deal in a quiet corner of the airport with Davies’ parents. https://theprovince.com/sports/soccer/mls/vancouver-whitecaps/done-deal-how-alphonso-davies-record-setting-transfer-to-bayern-munich-came-to-fruition  
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