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  1. Slightly strange ruling out of Netherlands' 3rd goal, where I don't think there was any argument the Dutch player touched it with his arm but it seemed to be primarily because the Qatari had clearly shoved him two-handed in the back straight into it.
  2. I don't think he got anywhere near it, despite McCoist gushing over it.
  3. Watching the finale after bailing around s5/6. How the fuck are still alive?! I'd have shivved them both myself years ago if I was in that group.
  4. Rafe Spall steals every scene he's in in this!
  5. Excellent choice of travel mug by the Imperial officers: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Travel-Insulated-Reusable-Coffee-Stainless/dp/B07XYB8LR1/ref=asc_df_B07XYB8LR1/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=345378486644&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=8524997791220140332&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=t&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006553&hvtargid=pla-835697253271&psc=1
  6. Went to see these (well Evan Dando +2) at Leeds University last night, on the 30th anniversary of Shame about Ray tour. Started off quite low-key with Dando by himself on acoustic, who'd just appeared on stage very casually, checking his guitar setup, I thought he was a roadie at first! Just him and his acoustic sounded really good, he's still got such a great voice, very folky and verging into Country territory occasionally, and reminded me of Bob Dylan on a couple of tracks. Sounded great when the band joined him and he switched to electric too. About 3/4 of the way through the set though he seemed to get really pissed off with a group near the front, ended up finishing his song and then leaving the stage and not coming back on, so they didn't play Mrs Robinson. I've waited 30 years to see them perform that song!
  7. I'd like to think my little pep talk there was just what we needed.
  8. Anyone else watching this comedic England performance? Bereft. Maguire concedes a penalty for the first, and now managed to lose possession just outside German's box (!) resulting in an overloaded German attack with an admittedly sweet finish for their second.
  9. No Australia are ahead by 2 overall, still very impressive though. Can't believe this is over already been a great couple of weeks having it on in the background while I work.
  10. For some reason an episode from the first series of Noel's House Party is being shown on bbc4 tonight at 7pm. Think I'll check it out, see if it's as bad as I remember.
  11. Went to the Leeds club today, took my 13yr old and his friend for an old-school educational field trip. Was all I could've hoped for and more, with a great mix of generations of classic arcade cabs spread over 3 floors, with loads of Cave shooters in astro city cabs on the top floor too. They also had a separate room with an n64 running goldeneye and megadrive with sonic on a couple of enormous crts. I could've happily stayed for the full day and systematically run through almost everything there but the boys lasted 3-4 hours before we called it a day. Well-stocked bar with good food on offer and a surprisingly decent latte done for me too. Will definitely go back again.
  12. The 800XL was my first introduction to 8-bit home computing, think I must've been 8/9 at the time. My Dad bought it specifically because it was supposed to be technically the most advanced of all the 8-bit micros at the time, though as most of our other friends had spectrums it did cut us off from a lot of game sharing avenues! My parents still have our old machine in their loft, complete with box: (that's a Vic-20 sat on top of it!) As @Swainy mentions the loading times for pretty much all tape-based games was horrific, compared to the Speccy/Commodore machines of the time. I'm sure I remember waiting 30/40mins for certain games to load, it was brutal. For games to look at, the ones I remember most fondly are: Action Biker BMX Simulator Bruce Lee Keystone Kapers Lone Raider Milk Race Montezuma's Revenge One man and his droid River Raid Robin Hood SWAT Zorro Some of these were no doubt multi-platform but I'll always think of them as Atari games.
  13. Ridiculously harsh offside decision against Sweden's goal there.
  14. christaylor

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    Anyone watching the Begu/Ostapenko game? I've got it on in the background while I'm working but the noises coming from Ostapenko with every single hit are ridiculous, it must be really off-putting to play against.
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