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  1. Bought this today in Game at full price - I can't remember the last time I did either of those things, but it seemed to be sold out online and I felt this was something worth supporting. As someone above said, I'll call it the Sega tax. Never played Yakuza before but I'm really looking forward to it. I fear I'm going to get lost in side quests though - I've put about 50 hours into Fallout 4 and I've only just got to Diamond City. I just get distracted exploring, and 1980s Tokyo and Osaka sound like great places to get lost in (well, they are in real life anyway, sans 80s setting).

  2. BBC suggested his WDC bonus would be around £5m or so, if what Vettel and Hamilton have received for their titles. Maybe a bit less as Nico's probably considered a slightly less "prestige" driver than those two, but certainly it's not going to be chump change. 

     

    I'm not a fan as such, but he always came across as a nice guy deep down. At 31 though, you've achieved your dream, never have to work again and can raise your young daughter and spent time with your wife, living it up wherever you want in the world... not exactly a horrible situation to be faced with. Quite happy for him in a way, and also excited to see what next year throws up. 

     

    Can't imagine any of the big names will get the 2nd seat though. And if it somehow is Alonso, you can guarantee the Merc will therefore be shit next year.

  3. A mate offered me a ticket for the Leicester - Boro game, but I'd have been in the home end. Pretending to celebrate Leicester's equaliser at the end would have been a bit too much, so I'm glad I declined.

  4. 2 hours ago, Rev said:

    Is Walcott's contract up soon by any chance?

     

    If you could somehow have him on a 30 day rolling contract he'd be amazing.

  5. 6 hours ago, angel said:

    You're right, he deserves what's happened, the indiscretion is poor. There's just that there's something I don't like about the way it's been handled, as if the journalists who set it all up are acting like they're whiter than white. I'm sure if their phones were checked out, you would find offensive statements and distasteful material, but no one shines a light on that. Lets be honest, fleet street is as much a den of corruption as english football, if not more. These are the people that consider voicemail hacking a valid means to an end.

     

    I can well imagine the Sun being outraged that Allerdyce took the piss out of Roy Hodgson's way of talking, without so much as a hint of self awareness.

     

    "Sam shamelessly and disgustingly MOCKED his predecessor, calling him "Woy!" 

     

    I pretty much hate the press in this country, not that that's a particularly lonely position for me to take.

  6. 1 hour ago, d ebolenk said:

     

    odds

    Alan Pardew 5-1

    Eddie Howe 6-1

    Steve Bruce 15-2

    Gareth Southgate 9-1

    Glenn Hoddle 9-1

    Gary Neville 12-1

    Jurgen Klinsmann 12-1

    Alan Shearer 14-1

     

     

    God, what a depressing list. I'm sure someone will be offering odds on Alan Curbishley and John Gregory, just to add to the misery.

     

    Can't say I'm sad to see Sam go. The way he bent over for Rooney in his first game was embarrassing.

  7. Chelsea taking the piss with the loan system as ever...

     

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    Thirty-eight players on loan from Chelsea. THIRTY-EIGHT!

    Here goes: Tammy Abraham - Bristol City, Nathan Ake - Bournemouth, Bekanty Victorien Angban - Granada, Christian Atsu - Newcastle, Baba Rahman - Schalke, Lewis Baker - Vitesse Arnhem, Patrick Bamford - Burnley, Nathan Baxter - Metropolitan Police (until January), Mitchell Beeney - Crawley (until January), Jamal Blackman - Wycombe (until January), Jeremie Boga - Granada, Isaiah Brown - Rotherham,  Andreas Christensen - Borussia Monchengladbach, Jake Clarke-Salter - Bristol Rovers, Charlie Colkett - Bristol Rovers, Dion Conroy - Aldershot (until January), Juan Cuadrado - Juventus (three-year loan), Cristian Cuevas - Sint-Truidense, Alex Davey - Crawley (until January), Matej Delac - Royal Excel Mouscron, Islam Feruz - Royal Excel Mouscron, Michael Hector - Eintracht Frankfurt, Jordan Houghton - Doncaster (until January), Tomas Kalas - Fulham, Kenedy - Watford, Alex Kiwomya - Crewe (until January), Matt Miazga - Vitesse Arnhem, Charly Musonda - Real Betis, Nathan - Vitesse Arnhem, Kenneth Omeruo - Alanyaspor, Kasey Palmer - Huddersfield, Danilo Pantic - Excelsior, Mario Pasalic - AC Milan, Lucas Piazon - Fulham (until January), Loic Remy - Crystal Palace, Jhoao Rodriguez - Independiente Sante Fe, Bertrand Traore - Ajax, Wallace - Gremio.

     

  8. Chris Sutton is going mental on 5live about Wilshere. Wenger has slapped him in the face and Wilshere should refuse to play for Wenger ever again! :lol:

  9. 29 minutes ago, angel said:

    Sissoko to Everton for 30 million, on that scale I think they'd pay someone about 2 mil for me.

     

    I had a dream Bayern Munich bought one of my colleagues for £4m last night. She doesn't even like football, yet that was the only thing that seemed odd at the time.

  10. I think Subotic is a cut above (or would have been if he was fit) and was an opportunity we couldn't pass up. Even then I'd have felt bad for Gibson who would have been the most likely to drop out. Karanka runs a meritocracy for the most part, so if Chambers impresses he'll get his chance I'm sure, but I wouldn't have thought he was a such a massive upgrade on Gibson or Ayala that he would be guaranteed first team football and surely that's what he needs?

     

    You're right about Karanka though - he's a great defensive coach so even if Chambers doesn't play week-in week-out, I'm sure he'll learn loads and return to you guys a better defender. 

  11. So, we (Middlesbrough) have taken Chambers on loan. Karanka likes players who can play a few positions, so he'll provide cover at CDM, CB and RB, but where "should" he play? I haven't seen him as much as you guys, but I seem to think a few of you ( @The Fox ?) think he's decent but hasn't been given enough of a chance. 

     

    I am not quite sure where he's going to fit in barring injury. Personally, I'd rather our CB pairing from the Championship stayed first choice, and we signed Barragan at RB who has been fantastic playing across the back four (twice at CB, once at LB) in our opening 3 games and he deserves to keep his place in my opinion. Our first choice CDMs will almost certainly be De Roon (once he's back from injury) and Clayton, and I don't see Chambers displacing either of them without injury. It seems like he'll provide good cover for us, but I'm not sure he'll play that much in the first team, especially now we're already out of the League Cup. 

  12. Does option file sharing mean I won't have to manually edit all the team names and kits myself? I don't know how it all works I'm afraid, but certainly I can't be bothered spending another evening going through and doing it all myself. PES 2016 is a wonderful game to play (and that view is only reinforced having played FIFA 16 over the weekend with friends) but the lack of licences, or even the right team colours for a base, is still disappointing. 

     

    Oh, and 10 save slots for goals? Fuck off. I had more than that saved on my Gamecube's memory card. More fouls would be nice too. I think I've had one penalty and never seen the CPU get sent off.

  13. 4 hours ago, Danster said:

    Man City

    Man Utd

    Tottenham

    Arsenal

    Chelsea

    Liverpool

    West Ham
    Southampton

    Everton

    Hull

    Leicester

    Middlesbrough

    Stoke

    Crystal Palace

    Sunderland

    Watford

    West Brom

    Swansea

    Bournemouth

    Burnley

     

    Hull in 10th? You're bloody brave! Granted may all be subject to edits as the transfer window progresses, as will mine.

     

    1. Manchester United

    2. Manchester City

    3. Chelsea

    4. Arsenal

    5. Tottenham

    6. Liverpool

    7. West Ham

    8. Leicester

    9. Everton

    10. Stoke

    11. Southampton

    12. West Brom

    13. Watford

    14. Sunderland

    15. Bournmouth

    16. Middlesbrough

    17. Crystal Palace

    18. Swansea

    19. Burnley

    20. Hull

  14. They can compete, and I defy anyone to claim they can't. They just choose not to. That's a perfectly valid choice of course, but they have to be honest and say it is a choice. Burnley (I know, different end of the scale) do the same thing. They've come into the same Premier League money that Middlesbrough have, yet they've set their limits and won't go beyond them to ensure the financial security of the club. I've read that Burnley's wage cap is £20k this season. Middlesbrough's is £60k. I'm sure both teams could increase that if they wanted to, but they've made a choice that they think will help meet all of their aims (survival, financially and in the league). Arsenal's aims are different of course (top 4, challenge for the title (probably)) but they've set a limit on what they think they can realistically spend to achieve that aim without putting other targets in jeopardy. Arsenal I think focus more on value for money, which I admire hugely. It's difficult to compete in today's market when that's your mantra, but again, only because they choose not to.

     

    All that said, I have zero sympathy for anyone at the club crying about it. 

  15. The Life Aquatic comes to mind, but I don't know if it qualifies. It seems rather underappreciated to me, despite (or maybe because of, and suffering by comparison) it being a Wes Anderson film. Doesn't seem to have the highest critical rating and I don't think it was a massive success at the box office, yet I think it has a dedicated little following out there.

  16. I was wondering if any of you guys could help with advice on a 30 year old whisky? My brother-in-law turns 30 in September and I thought an age appropriate whisky would be the perfect gift (also, I cannot think of anything else to get him, so I'm desperate for this to pan out!)

     

    I don't drink whisky myself though, so I've no idea what's good and what isn't. I'd like to keep the cost below £200.00 really, but don't just want to plonk for the first one I see that's less than that. I'm afraid I've no idea what whisky he normally drinks or likes, but I've bought various whiskies over the years for my mum's partner (Laphroig, Talisker, Jura, Glenfidditch... usually 12 - 18 years stuff but no idea on more detail than that) and he seems to have liked all of those as far as I'm aware. 

     

    I've had a quick google for specialist whisky shops in Leicester but not seen any, so I'm likely to be purchasing online.

     

    Any help would be much appreciated!

  17. 3 hours ago, Commander Jameson said:

    As if these will be actually used apart from one game early in the season after which they will conveniently be forgotten.

     

    Yeah, I'm sure there's been "clamp downs" on this stuff before which have fizzled out by mid-September at best. Hopefully I'm wrong and this one will stick, but we'll see.

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