Recent content by jeff_goldblum

  1. Football coach jailed for 25 years in Dubai over CBD vape oil

    Is CBD oil a drug? Or at least, is it clearly labelled as such in Dubai/UAE law?
  2. Conservative MP David Amess stabbed to death

    Feels like the country is going down a really dangerous road. Given the political atmosphere of the last few years, the complete lack of course correction (in terms of political dialogue) following Jo Cox's murder and the inherent difficulty of predicting these 'lone wolf' kind of attacks, it's...
  3. Westminster Politics

    This is nonsense though. If a parent of twins gives one twin a cookie every day and the other twin a slap every day, you'd struggle to argue that they're being treated equally on the grounds that the first twin is screaming just as loudly for more cookies as the second twin is for fewer slaps.
  4. Westminster Politics

    When Chris Morris did that interview where he said comedy needed a 'point' or it's just like a supplicant putting on a show to please the court he couldn't have asked for a better example than the new Spitting Image. I've never seen a show with so much contempt for both it's audience and the...
  5. Should football have a panel of judges?

    Can the result not be 50% judges decision and 50% fans in the stadium voting with a button/on the app?
  6. What’s the dilemma with Donny’s playing time & Ole?

    Van De Beek's issues are twofold. Our midfield two are largely there to break up play, cover ground and generally do the dirty work so the rest can concentrate on attack, and the three we play behind the striker are there for their dynamism and ability to score and assist. Donny doesn't fit...
  7. Keir Starmer Labour Leader

    I can't help but think that the people who keep reminding us that New Labour won from the centre are missing that the exciting stuff about New Labour's offering which enthused voters at the time, and which forms the backbone of the defence of New Labour nowadays, were left of centre policies...
  8. Pogba is not a left winger

    I'm not sure I've seen anything from Pogba to suggest he can consistently play at anywhere near his best in a midfield two regardless of who is in there with him. He's at his best operating in the final third with a top holding player and a dedicated water carrier behind him to free him of...
  9. Post match vs West Ham United

    In fairness it's something Dalot is actually pretty good at and part of his natural game. If Cavani or Ronaldo had played he'd probably have gotten an assist. He stopped in the second half though so presumably Ole or one of the coaches gave him a note.
  10. Keir Starmer Labour Leader

    Yeah like I say, the parachuting in of candidates by the leadership is annoying regardless who is doing it. Our previous MP was parachuted in as as an ideological ally of Blair, our current MP was parachuted in as an ideological ally of Corbyn. I've never had the opportunity to vote for a Labour...
  11. Post match vs West Ham United

    My main takeaway from the game is how important it is to have a proper striker with some presence. Even if they don't score, having someone like Cavani or Ronaldo in the box forces the opposition to mark them and forces them to close down our wide-men and prevent crosses, both of which leaves...
  12. Post match vs West Ham United

    Not too annoyed by that. Conceded because of a series of individual mistakes by second string players, on another day we'd have had a penalty and finished some of those chances. Biggest issue for me is Martial, he's clearly in the shop window but he's not doing anything that would convince...
  13. Keir Starmer Labour Leader

    The left wanted mandatory reselection, which would allow local members of all political stripes more say in who they spend their time campaigning for rather than mates/ideological bedfellows of the leadership being foisted on CLPs (especially in safe seats), denying local activists the chance to...
  14. Keir Starmer Labour Leader

    In short, yes - the bulk of 'the left' backed Starmer in the leadership election precisely because he presented himself as the unity candidate. If the left hadn't been willing to compromise he wouldn't have won. By any standard, over the last 7 years the left has consistently proven itself...
  15. What am I not seeing in regards to McFred defensively?

    It's a bind for Ole. We don't have one single central midfielder good enough defensively (in terms of mobility and positioning) to hold the fort solo or to partner Pogba in a midfield 2, so he plays from the left where usually we'd probably have someone a lot more mobile. We've swapped out...