Recent content by MikeUpNorth

  1. Post match vs Liverpool

    Good result.
  2. Liverpool vs Manchester United

    I thought we were fine. If we come out with a point we'll have done well.
  3. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    It does seem a little suspicious that the new super-spreading bat-derived coronavirus shows up in the backyard of the only Chinese lab doing gain-of-function experiments on bat coronaviruses, I'll give you that. I suspect we'll never be sure of the origins one way or the other. I guess at this...
  4. SARS CoV-2 coronavirus / Covid-19 (No tin foil hat silliness please)

    While I agree that, on the balance of probabilities, it’s likely to have been naturally occurring, I wouldn’t overstate the certainty. A good (and very long) read here: https://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/article/coronavirus-lab-escape-theory.html Worth taking the time to read in full at some...
  5. The vaccines | AZ approved in UK - Pfizer/Moderna rollout underway

    72% of black people unlikely to have jab, UK survey finds
  6. Brexited | the worst threads live the longest

    It’s a difficult position for Ireland to be in. The EU-Ireland ferry routes likely won’t have the capacity to take the strain off for a few years. And there would be disputes with Brussels if Ireland decides to ease up on applying the letter of the EU customs rules on imports from Britain so...
  7. The vaccines | AZ approved in UK - Pfizer/Moderna rollout underway

    Norway Warns of Vaccination Risks for Sick Patients Over 80
  8. Your most overrated footballer

    Not PL strikers - obviously Rooney’s in the top two or three. Some people are claiming, ridiculously, that Bergkamp is in the top 20 greatest footballers of all time.
  9. Your most overrated footballer

    Yeah, Bergkamp was the original hipster footballer. Style over substance. For a glimpse of just how overrated Bergkamp is, compare him to Wayne Rooney... Rooney was obviously a far superior player, but no would dream of putting him on an all time top 20 players list.
  10. Your most overrated footballer

    You really think Dennis Bergkamp is one of the 20 greatest footballers of all time? That’s insane.
  11. Your most overrated footballer

    Yeah, top 20 of all time Arsenal players. Van Persie was a better player than Bergkamp.
  12. Your most overrated footballer

    87 goals in 315 PL appearances. Meh. Like I said, good player but not a great, hence ‘overrated’. As for the fear of flying thing, I think we have to treat that similarly to if he was really injury prone. What use is a player if he can’t even get on the pitch?
  13. Kevin Friend

    Tough game to ref, but he's been shit. Ruling out the Maguire goal was a joke.
  14. Brexited | the worst threads live the longest

    :lol: Like something from Brass Eye.
  15. 2021 American Civil War - Confederates storm the Capitol

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/01/was-there-a-plan-for-hostages-or-killings-at-the-capitol.html