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About speeeeeeedie

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    Good post. I've spent the last 15 minutes reading some absolute drivel. This site is the only social media account I have. I too don't want to read la la land rubbish on it. Coronavirus is real. It has killed thousands. Debate all you want about how it affects people, how to fight it, and get rid of it, but let's stop pretending that the Illuminati unleashed it to the world as an exercise in population control.
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    Fútbol, Le Foot, Voetbal, ποδόσφαιρο

    Is anyone following Luis Suarez's latest situation; Suarez Italian citizenship under scrutiny It looks like the citizenship test he took was a fix. Barcelona want rid but don't seem very helpful in trying to offload him.
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    Universal mask wearing will slow the virus. Simple, effective, yet a pariah to many.
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    Although not 100% effective (as they have to guess the strain before producing the drug) getting one is miles better than not. In your scenario oftentimes if a person does get flu it is much less severe. I get mine every year. Least year I got flu (I was tested and confirmed). I was down for 2 days rather than 7 to 10.
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    Premier League Stuff

    It was never a penalty. The ball hit Doherty's arm but he had no idea, wasn't trying to move his arm, and got no advantage from it.
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    Premier League Stuff

    I don't see what was wrong with it. It may have taken a while but both were correct decisions. My only gripe is that Ayew should have taken the penalty again, not Zaha. Palace played well. Man U weren't good. Pogba had one of those days where he swanned around and did nothing. After about his 5th misplaced pass he was taken off.
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    Premier League Stuff

    Good for the Prem if he is. He is still a fantastic player. However, will Mourinho use him correctly?
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    Those rates are miles lower than most US states. Louisiana has over 3,000 cases per 100,000 residents. There is no chance of of another lockdown anywhere in the US either. In other news, the USA is averaging over 1,000 coronavirus related deaths per day.
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    Masks are a simple, easy, and effective way to stop the virus. However, getting a population to comply is hard. Is it the social taboo of potentially looking "scared"? Thinking it will draw attention to you? The British way of "we'll just get on with it"? Stupidity? Arrogance? Common wisdom has been that 30-40% of cases are asymptomatic. There is some early evidence coming out that it is rising to 40-50%. It is suspected that one factor for this is due to mask usage. Less virus is escaping therefore if people do get it they don't get it as severely. A lockdown may be quicker, but they don't seem to be working at the moment. A national lockdown will cause even more hardship. Testing, testing, testing is also necessary.
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    Premier League Stuff

    One game is certainly not a predictor of how the season will go but of the 3 promoted teams Fulham look most likely to struggle. They looked off the pace and lightweight at the back. West Brom started well but faded. If their hope is bringing on Robson-Kanu then they'll be in the relegation mix too. Leeds gave Liverpool a real game. Although Liverpool were very poor. Only Salah played to his ability. Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, and van Dijk were abject. Klopp was all smiles after the game but I'll bet that he got the hairdryer out. Everton did look smooth. Spurs weren't at the races. New look Chelsea will be an interesting watch. Thiago Silva is still good but can he alone shore up their leaky defence.
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    Premier League Stuff

    Indeed. They looked exactly like the toothless Fulham who were relegated 2 seasons ago. Mitrovic game them a bit of a lift when he came on but it's going to be a long slog for them. Arsenal could easily have scored 2 or 3 more.
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    Football Italia

    Transworld Sport. Another fantastic watch. You are right, it was on channel 4 early on Saturday morning. I learned so much about US sports from it.
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    From the outside it seems a bit haphazard. I don't understand the local lockdowns, 6 and under rule, yet pubs staying open. Now the moonshot testing plan comes out. I do agree on your USA stance. There was a complete abdication of responsibility for it by national and local governments. It's only now that schools are back but children are stuck at home learning that a lot of people are finally getting it.
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    Football Italia

    My early 90's weekends were vey similar to yours. They changed somewhat around 93/94 as I started going out boozing when the opportunity presented itself. I used to play on Saturday mornings, then go to Ewood in the afternoons. When Rovers were away I'd go and watch local combination football as I lived close to playing fields. I really enjoyed the Sunday paper match reports. Especially reading the Rovers one if I'd been at the game. It may sound like a Hovis advert to younger members but the 90's offered a paradigm shift in football. English teams back in Europe. Formation of the Premier League. The advent of Sky Sports. European Cup to Champions League. All seater stadia. Euro '96. It all happened within 5 years and changed the nature of the game.
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    Football Magazines

    I used to love Four Four Two. I still read it now and again. A mate used to get WSC so I'd read his cast off's now and again. I always preferred Four Four Two though. I'll never forget a WSC front page "offer"; "Free inside! A Mickey Thomas tenner!"

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