Recent content by Arruda

  1. How do footballers live in countries where they don't know the language for years?

    Plus young age. Kids learn a new language in weeks, if need be. Well, kids can learn anything quickly I guess, shame we only realize that when we grow up.
  2. Boycott Qatar. Be like Eric

    I stopped watching football a few years ago, but am planning on coming back during the World Cup so I can boycott it. Won't watch a single game.
  3. your favourite 'tactical' victories of all-time?

    It's a silly hyperbole which you keep in your mind because a barely known dude named Derlei went down a bit too easy to win a glorified corner kick. All that followed after that, a last minute loss, Mourinho's crazy celebration, and what he turned out to be means you guys in here make too much...
  4. your favourite 'tactical' victories of all-time?

    This is nonsense. Looking back, Porto's success in those two years was extraordinary merit coupled with some luck. Luck in the sense that in Europe there was not a single real giant in good form in both competitions. I only remember a tie in which we weren't favourites, which was...
  5. Souness at it again…

    20 years, feck my life. At some point you all seemed crazy, 10 years on a forum. It's been 13 for me now. This will be an interesting place in another 30 years or so. I'm not leaving. Doing nothing here, don't watch football, barely post, but still here, every day.
  6. SAS Unit repeatedly killed Afghan Detainees

    "Whataboutism" was almost specifically coined for Trump's tactic of debating issues. Now every time you try to use an analogy to point hipocrisy you have to hear that word. It's like PC. When these terms reach the average citizen they lose their meaning.
  7. Vitor Ferreira aka Vitinha

    Don't watch football any more. Have no idea who the fellow is.
  8. Emmanuel Macron

    Well, what was the title then? Took me a while to realize this was a bumped thread. If you look at the beginning of the first post it looks as it would have posted a couple of months ago.
  9. Tifo IRL: Who is actually the best free-kick taker of all time?

    I always thought they were called knuckleballs due to being hit with the "knuckle" part of the foot :lol:
  10. Tifo IRL: Who is actually the best free-kick taker of all time?

    Zico should enter any top 10 compilation, no? Mind you I haven't watched football in the past 5 years.
  11. 19 children and 2 teachers killed in Texas school shooting (24 May 2022)

    Well of course, I didn't made my point clear as I didn't quote what I was replying about. I was talking in more general terms during a temporary derail of the thread, about degradation of politics, and whether it was better overall to live in Europe vs USA. Gladly the gun culture is one area I...
  12. 19 children and 2 teachers killed in Texas school shooting (24 May 2022)

    The missing point in this Europe vs US dicussion is that it's getting worse everywhere. Also, the political and economic influence the US has in Europe will tend to narrow the gap I think. Random examples: 1) Boris being a Prime Minister. 2) NHS losing investment in favour of deals with...
  13. 19 children and 2 teachers killed in Texas school shooting (24 May 2022)

    I'd argue if you own a gun and spend money at stuff like gun ranges you are definitely part of the problem. Not only you contribute financially to an undesirable industry, you count for statistics that are used by pro-gun activists. Not trying to be judgemental, but that's what it is, no matter...
  14. 19 children and 2 teachers killed in Texas school shooting (24 May 2022)

    Actual criminals don't do this shit. They use guns for proper crimes like robery, gang violence, drug trade etc. I live in a country where only criminals have guns and I feel a lot safer. It's Jealous Joe and Incel Mike down the street, you need to be concerned about. They never commited a...
  15. Elon Musk's epic bacon adventures

    I disagree with the tweet, I found nothing in there that is particularly demeaning of him and at the conclusion his ex-wife seems perfectly fine with him. Just a standard regret for "believing in a fairy tale" which is what both parts always think at the end of a failed marriage. Even with all...