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Brighton playing a false nine
at 09:26 25 Aug 2019

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John Bercow with the hair of Gerry Francis
at 23:44 23 Aug 2019

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Ale Faurlin's birthday
at 00:28 10 Aug 2019

One of my all time favourite goals and favourite celebrations, just exudes Latin American cool

What were your favourite Faurlin moments?


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Game of Thones (with spoilers)
at 13:50 14 May 2019

What did people think of the last episode (The Bells)?

I've been quite surprised by the backlash against it.

Like loads of people, I got massively invested in GoT, decided to read the books, then got a bit disillusioned by the show when it moved past the source material. I posted a link on the Half Decent TV thread to a twitter thread about screen-writing styles, and how George RR Martin was basically writing characters, following them around, seeing what the ended up doing, with few actual pre-determined plot points. This makes the characters totally believable, and the shocking things they do all the more shocking. It also explains why he's struggled to finish the books (he once said in an interview something about "I'm having difficulty writing this because Daenerys is stuck in Essos and I need her in Westeros".)

The show writers, like all show writers with a deadline and a contract to fulfill, on the other hand are 'plotters', meaning they know where the story needs to go so they marshal the characters in to position. This is why, since leaving the Song of Ice and Fire book material behind, it feels quite different, and also why characters appear to teleport around Westeros where they would have taken a whole season travelling previously.

The thing is, this has been the case for years now, and it isn't like Daenerys turning into the mad queen hasn't been on the cards for ages anyway, so why all the outrage over the last episode? Any strong opinions?

Edit: And there were some genuinely excellent moment, like this



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Premiership final day
at 14:59 12 May 2019

Predictions? Reckon there'll be a few twists and turns over the next 90 minutes.
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Basel fans auto-reducing ticket prices for the cup final
at 11:36 27 Apr 2019

Fair play for getting themselves organised to do this

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(Not quite) Friday music thread
at 14:33 25 Apr 2019

Pig themed, in acknowledgement of Wrightup5hit_'s thread.



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Non-"QPR existential crisis"
at 20:54 7 Apr 2019

Genuinely breathtaking

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Vince Cable: Steve McClaren
at 14:53 28 Mar 2019













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Had a nightmare there
at 23:21 12 Mar 2019

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How is this a thing?
at 23:40 7 Mar 2019



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atherstone_Ball_Game

"The game itself has few rules, two being that play is restricted to Long Street and participants are not allowed to kill anyone"
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In more entertaining news. ...
at 23:40 19 Jan 2019

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Best tune of 2018?
at 14:40 17 Dec 2018

I don't know if this absolutely banging Ocean Wisdom track is my favourite, but definitely one of my favourite moments of 2018 is Dizzee Rascal saying 'cos you're a pleb' at around 1m30s

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Best (leftfield) Xmas tunes
at 10:59 14 Dec 2018

I do my wife's head in every year by hammering this all Xmas.



Came across this yesterday, pretty cool.



Any more for any more?

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Parklife
at 12:00 11 Nov 2018

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Warnock being haunted by Warnock
at 11:58 10 Nov 2018

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Big-spending Man City
at 23:43 6 Nov 2018



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Is it acceptable to get the beers in...
at 18:14 25 Sep 2018

... just to *listen* to your midweek game?

Asking for a friend
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She's trolling us at this point Shirley?
at 09:26 31 Aug 2018

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FAO Support: "Ads help us run this site" banner
at 20:06 28 Aug 2018

This banner can't be closed, in either FF on my laptop, FF on my Android phone, or Chrome on my Android phone. Not so much an issue on my laptop as I can just click on another link on the page to get past it. But on my phone it covers the whole screen, making LFW unreadable. I get round it by manually changing the URL to a different page.

Anyone else have a problem with this banner?

Edit. Made FAO Support since a few people have the same problem of the 'continue' button not working
[Post edited 29 Aug 2018 12:41]
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