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Forum: Football 22-07-2015, 22:15
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Posted By Assa2
It's going to be Sanchez all over again. There's...

It's going to be Sanchez all over again. There's no doubting the ambition of the club or that we can afford players of this caliber, it's just that we cannot also offer these players a realistic...
Forum: Sport 22-07-2015, 08:55
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
And yet over the last 20 years while the sport...

And yet over the last 20 years while the sport has become ever more safe it has also become ever more of a global commercial success, hence why the best drivers earn so much. F1's commercial success...
Forum: Sport 21-07-2015, 19:55
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Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
Think you're just digging yourself deeper into a...

Think you're just digging yourself deeper into a hole with this post, to be honest. The money top F1 drivers are making has absolutely nothing to do with the risk they take when competing. It's pure...
Forum: Sport 20-07-2015, 09:35
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
FFS, it's not danger money! Footballers get paid...

FFS, it's not danger money! Footballers get paid as much. Besides which only a few F1 drivers are on 'big' money and Bianchi certainly wasn't one of them.

Any sport has a certain element of risk...
Forum: Football 13-07-2015, 15:51
Replies: 792
Views: 35,928
Posted By Assa2
You're saying we need to spend money on a really...

You're saying we need to spend money on a really expensive player who really sucks?! :D
Forum: Sport 13-07-2015, 11:21
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Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
So we've got this raft of changes to F1 that the...

So we've got this raft of changes to F1 that the Strategy Group has put forward (some of which the FIA passed last week) to come into effect between Spa this season and 2017. Most seem rather...
Forum: Football 13-07-2015, 11:06
Replies: 792
Views: 35,928
Posted By Assa2
I'm never happy when we sell one of our best...

I'm never happy when we sell one of our best players no matter how much we get for them but on this occasion I personally don't think he's as good as a lot of people have been making out so I'm happy...
Forum: Football 08-07-2015, 08:19
Replies: 792
Views: 35,928
Posted By Assa2
Did Suarez go on strike? Did he refuse to do what...

Did Suarez go on strike? Did he refuse to do what the club asked him? I know what you are saying but there's a difference between a petulant outburst of behaviour on the pitch and a considered snub...
Forum: Sport 08-07-2015, 08:11
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
I'm not sure his skin colour has any relevance,...

I'm not sure his skin colour has any relevance, certainly not in the way you are suggesting. Yes, because he's from an ethnically mixed background he crosses boundaries and maybe he's widened the...
Forum: Sport 06-07-2015, 08:29
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
This thread has seriously gone to the dogs. A...

This thread has seriously gone to the dogs. A great race, a home win, lots of excitement and lots of potentially interesting racing-related topics to discuss and yet people still find something...
Forum: Football 29-06-2015, 11:41
Replies: 792
Views: 35,928
Posted By Assa2
There has always been an element of "Ready,...

There has always been an element of "Ready, Steady, Cook!" about our transfer policy, especially when we have money to spend. We buy players who seem to be good and then try to work out how to fit...
Forum: Sport 24-06-2015, 21:32
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
You're absolutely wrong on this one. Respecting...

You're absolutely wrong on this one. Respecting the pit exit line is a fundamental aspect of F1 safety and there are no shades of grey. You'll note that no-one objected the penalty at the weekend...
Forum: Sport 24-06-2015, 08:49
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
Interesting goings on in F1 from a business...

Interesting goings on in F1 from a business perspective - A guy called Stephen Ross who owns the Miami Dolphins is in negotiations with CVC to buy their 35% stake in F1. The deal includes Qatar...
Forum: Football 24-06-2015, 08:35
Replies: 792
Views: 35,928
Posted By Assa2
You never know how new players are going to work...

You never know how new players are going to work out but in this case the club has acted quickly to bag a potentially great player at a reasonable price (assuming Sterling ends up going for over...
Forum: Sport 23-06-2015, 19:30
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
I get the frustration Renault and to a certain...

I get the frustration Renault and to a certain extent Honda must be feeling, and by proxy their customer or partner teams. The tight regulations on engine development is really hurting them. I don't...
Forum: Sport 23-06-2015, 15:53
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
The thing is, of course it's personally...

The thing is, of course it's personally subjective. I'm sure some people are finding this season very boring. Fair enough. Maybe through what ever means he has at his disposal Bernie is getting...
Forum: Sport 23-06-2015, 08:13
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
For goodness sake, can people stop talking about...

For goodness sake, can people stop talking about this Mercedes dominance as if it's something totally new and alien in F1. If the sport is dying because of the current lack of competitiveness at the...
Forum: Football 19-06-2015, 11:53
Replies: 792
Views: 35,928
Posted By Assa2
Very interesting. Had completely over-looked that...

Very interesting. Had completely over-looked that if we keep Sterling to the end of his contract we still get a fee as he would be under 24. Makes it more likely we'd be able to off-load him for a...
Forum: Football 18-06-2015, 15:10
Replies: 792
Views: 35,928
Posted By Assa2
Keeping Skrtel could be more important than...

Keeping Skrtel could be more important than keeping Sterling in the short term at least. Excellent news if he's now happy with the contract being offered.

Regarding Sterling, I think one more offer...
Forum: Sky 17-06-2015, 15:52
Replies: 139
Views: 22,417
Posted By Assa2
I've jacked in BT Sport and as of next week will...

I've jacked in BT Sport and as of next week will have also moved telephone provider. I've been paying well over the odds for their service for far too long (my own fault).
Forum: Sport 15-06-2015, 19:53
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
Excellent article from the BBC which sums up...

Excellent article from the BBC which sums up everything I've been banging on about for the last 2 years (in particular my post last week).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/33104596
Forum: Movies 15-06-2015, 16:38
Replies: 60
Views: 4,074
Posted By Assa2
Some films are so bad they transcend quality and...

Some films are so bad they transcend quality and become good... sadly this wasn't one of them! Easily the worst film I've seen for a long time. I only got through it thanks to the consumption of 2...
Forum: Sport 14-06-2015, 10:01
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
According to an analysis I read on the BBC after...

According to an analysis I read on the BBC after Canada, the McLaren chassis isn't the problem. Taking into account the alleged BHP deficit Honda are running and factoring that into the lap time,...
Forum: Sport 10-06-2015, 08:32
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
And what good would any of this do? Tyres -...

And what good would any of this do?

Tyres - teams aren't stupid. They know what the optimum tyre strategy is race by race. Giving teams a wider option of tyre compounds is coming next year and it...
Forum: Sport 09-06-2015, 20:54
Replies: 7,540
Views: 471,109
Posted By Assa2
This season's PL has been dire. I don't hold out...

This season's PL has been dire. I don't hold out much hope for next season. Before the last WC in 2014 there hadn't been a really good one for 20 years. Utd dominated the domestic game for 20 years...
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