Recent content by KingEric7

  1. Should teams be rewarded for hitting the post?

    Doesn't seem the place for a serious post, but I'll make one anyway because I've been thinking about this recently. In football, one goal is a very big deal, and could decide the outcome of an entire game: it makes every attack more exciting, every switch in possession potentially highly...
  2. Older Generations vs. Newer Generations

    Just to follow up on this, I've been watching more clips, and I really think this guy seriously struggles in today's game. A lot of the emphasis in these discussions is on fitness, but I think how far behind technically a lot of these players are compared to the modern day greats like Messi...
  3. Spider-Man: Far From Home

    I said 'really good'. I've a lot of time for some of the humour in Guardians of the Galaxy - that "finger to the throat means death/metaphor" bit was great, so yeah, I thought that stood out a bit more. There's just a bit more creativity and ambition in some of these films, and I see it in...
  4. Spider-Man: Far From Home

    I dunno... I really went on a rampage at one point and watched everything I had time to watch (Hulk, Captain America, Winter Soldier, Civil War, Age of Ultron, Thor, X-Men, etc). I'm gonna be honest, it's not the strongest film genre from what I've seen, although there is great potential. Dark...
  5. Spider-Man: Far From Home

    Watched Spiderman 1 and 2 recently (Toby Maguire version), and I feel like they must be standout films within the genre. Great score, too... what a piece of music this is: I've not seen the more recent films, to be honest, but several years back I went on an absolute Marvel spree on the...
  6. FIFA 20

    Just as a general point about the series, I think FIFA 17 might've been the last one I played, and 13 before that, and it felt to me with these two games like I was straining to really manipulate the player as I could in previous games. Absolutely loved FIFA 12 and the ones before, but the two...
  7. Leonardo DiCaprio - Greatest Actor of All Time?

    I just think it is such a skill to write a complex character and explore the psychology in that level of detail. For me, when you're watching a film, TV series or playing a game, there are different types of enjoyment - for example, stuff that gives rise to great feelings of beauty (The Lives of...
  8. The Final Fantasy Thread

    I don't dislike FF6; I just can't understand the reputation it has. You mention characters with back stories, but the difference between something like FF6 and Planescape: Torment is absolutely off the charts in this respect. Characters and back stories don't have to be of the standard of...
  9. Older Generations vs. Newer Generations

    The Matthews situation has had me asking some questions about subsequent generations, and I've ended up watching the highlights of players from the Brazil team of the early 80s. What do people think? Something that's at the absolute forefront of my thinking every time I watch these videos is the...
  10. Leonardo DiCaprio - Greatest Actor of All Time?

    Mentions of De Niro/Scorsese in here, and after having gone through clips recently, I can't believe the depth of what it seems like Scorsese was conveying, and the complexity of character/psychology De Niro was pulling off: De Niro has the look of someone to me in this scene of someone who is...
  11. 2020 US Presidential Elections | Next: South Carolina Primary on 29 Feb

    Trump got into office making out he'd be something different only to then bomb Syria and put the whole world at risk. Madness. I'd vote for Gabbard - she looks the most authentic and interesting US presidential candidate I've seen, to be honest.
  12. Older Generations vs. Newer Generations

    I'll have to get one of these balls off Ebay at some point to see what they're actually like. My suspicion though after having watched more closely the contact between ball and foot today is that, at least with regards to dribbling, this problem is overstated. With regards to the above shoes...
  13. The Final Fantasy Thread

    I don't see it at all, to be honest. When I think of masterpieces of other genres, I think The Sopranos, The Wire, etc for TV, Scorsese for film... FF6 is just so out of place to me when you put it next to these. Characters, story, writing, structure... the gameplay just isn't good enough to me...
  14. Older Generations vs. Newer Generations

    I'm still watching these videos and wondering if pre-60s is an absolute cut off point in regards to older footballers succeeding in the modern game. It cannot be emphasised enough just how much the standard of defending/technique has increased since then if this was the top level: 8:44:
  15. The Final Fantasy Thread

    It'll probably ruffle a few feathers, but I really feel the reputation of FF6 has gotten way out of hand. Said it before on here, and I respect it for what it would've been at the time, but I just feel as an overall product it is very far behind something like FF9. I think with FF7-10, you get...