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|Prediction time _ final matches|
at 23:08 12 Feb 2018
Thanks to Jesus Jack for reminding us about this from the Grimsby site. Make your predictions and see if we stay up.
Personally, I was lazy and only predicted the Swans results and let the computer randomly choose the results for the other teams (it's claimed that those results are based on current form).
With my choices, Swansea end with 38 points and comfortably stay up with a couple of matches to spare. But when I ran it three times, the relegated teams (chosen with random results remember) were different each time except for West Brom who were always relegated.
|Do we still have Korean tourists?|
at 20:19 11 Feb 2018
The last couple of years, on the Paddington train, I used to see Koreans coming to support Ki, but not this year. Are they still around?
|Why did we buy Clucas?|
at 22:26 15 Dec 2017
Why? How can we spend millions on a reserve player? Decent enough, but no better than what we already have. Genuinely don't understand why we got him.
|Sanches news article from last year|
at 16:47 31 Aug 2017
From the Guardian last year:
"Sanches is two years younger than Dele Alli (Tottenham). Increasingly he looks not just like a cautionary tale for any grand talent in football’s bay of sharks; but a convincing candidate for the title of most startlingly strange, meteoric, 24-month first-team career ever, even in a notably odd modern game.
His rise at Benfica was thrillingly swift. A first-team debut in October 2015 was followed within a year by a league and league cup double, a Euro 2016 winners medal with Portugal and a mega-money move to Bayern.
Sanches looked like something genuinely precious at the Euros, a tyro general with the skill to hold the ball, the boldness and strength to stride through the midfield and the brain to pick a pass. This was a player who just needed to be left to grow and learn and keep on pushing the limits of his own talent.
This was never really an option. Sanches was already signed to Bayern, his agent Jorge Mendes too expert at making money, the deal for Benfica too good to resist. Sanches will bring in another £5m more for every 25 appearances over the next five seasons. If he wins the Ballon d’Or, Benfica get £20m on the spot, albeit Bayern are probably safe on that score for now.
To date Sanches is still to score a goal for them. He is still to provide an assist in his club football career in Germany and Portugal. It’s not getting much better. The German Newspaper TZ described Sanches’s most recent start, during which “Bavaria’s rasta rocket” repeatedly gave the ball away, as “really scary”. Those brief but compelling performances at the Euro still represent 10% of all the football Sanches has played in his entire professional career. For all the hype, the riches, this is a footballer who is still barely there.
The idea is he will play next season when Xabi Alonso has gone, although Josh Kimmich and Sebastian Rudy, also in the store cupboard, may have something to say about that. Whatever happens a year has been lost, opportunities not seized, knowledge not accumulated, techniques and methods not grooved."
Based on that, it makes a lot of sense for him to come to a club that is out of the limelight (i.e. us) and not one of Bayern's Champions League rivals, and work with Clement. And I doubt if Benfica will be getting that £20m any time soon.
|Mayweather v McGregor|
at 05:33 27 Aug 2017
You have got to be kidding. After 5 rounds McGregor is ahead on polnts?
|What the heck is a "ferdy"?|
at 17:31 26 Jul 2017
Yes, I think I know what it "means" - I'd just like to know where the word comes from, and how long people have been using it. Why a "ferdy"?
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