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Fry Crayola

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  1. And BBC red button and website.
  2. If playing Cameroon tomorrow evening wasn't tough enough for Comoros, they have to do so without a goalkeeper. In their squad of 28, they named three keepers, and all three are out due to Covid or injury. An outfield player has to be named in goal as per tournament regulations.
  3. Anyone want to feel old? Ian Wright's grandson scored his first goal for Stoke today.
  4. They don't evacuate the crowd, and I'd hardly think taking some pictures of a football match recorded and broadcast around the world poses a security risk to the players.
  5. I can't believe Burnley have had 60 years to sort undersoil heating and still haven't bothered. Such a lazy club.
  6. Wordle 217 5/6 Just struggled here, and those second and third lines just used the same yellow letter because I didn't even think.
  7. Definitely theatrical, it's the better cut. The additional scenes in the extended cut are fine but aren't needed, and just interfere with the pace. I do love Arnie's smile, though.
  8. Can't be arsed to read it, sorry.
  9. Although I'm not embarrassed by it, my partner does seem to look down on me when my mates and I play American Truck Simulator together. To us, it's about smashing each other off the road at high speed, interspersed with relaxed downtime where we can just chat to each other with little distraction, which is ideal given we can't easily meet up these days. To her, it's sad old men pretending to be truck drivers. I don't think either of us are entirely wrong, but at least I console myself with pretending to be a very bad truck driver.
  10. Slightly easier because you get told which ones are right, slightly harder because Mastermind has six colours, Wordle has 26 letters, then slightly easier again because the letters have to form words... I don't know where it ends up.
  11. I had to switch the controls to use the left trigger for the fine aiming, because the existing setup is just too alien to my 2022 mind.
  12. Fry Crayola

    Tennis

    It's the first time she's played three sets at a Grand Slam, not on the tour itself - she has been beaten in three sets twice in her six matches sandwiched between the US Open and yesterday. It's still too early, of course, you can't judge on just six matches, particularly not after an unprecedented slam victory and everything that comes with that.
  13. In a nice touch, the developer of an old, completely unrelated app of the same name is donating the proceeds from all the accidental interest to charity.
  14. Try telling Bryan Robson that.
  15. Bang on about shirt pulling, I fucking hate that. That, and holding at corner kicks.
  16. I have to disagree. Sure, in the case in question, that ball was going in, but once you introduce such a rule change you're asking the referees to make a judgement call. Some situations will be clear cut as yesterday, and some won't. How do you apply such a rule without making a subjective decision? Even the choice of where to draw the line between definitely going in, and possibly not, is itself a subjective matter. How far away from goal does the infringement need to be for the referee to waive it? That's the problem with introducing rule changes in response to what looks like a clear cut situation - it's going to be put to the test in far more situations which aren't clear, and you're introducing complexity and murkiness into the rules in an attempt to solve rare edge cases. Leeds were unfortunate. I'd love for them to be given the goal. And I'd have loved for Ghana to be awarded a goal instead of a penalty when Suarez bat the ball away during the World Cup when a red card didn't matter. But how often does any of that happen?
  17. I'd say the rules that get ignored all the time are already subjective. Touching the ball when offside is an objective fact, so there's no leeway for a referee to purposely waive away the infraction. Though I guess you could argue that without VAR, it's always possible the ref doesn't see the infraction in the first place. I don't think many people on the pitch yesterday knew it had happened until the replays.
  18. At least that's what you'd expect to average if you picked randomly. When you do worse than a random guess, that's when you need to worry.
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