RAWK Goes Into Meltdown 20-18/19 Edition

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There was this loon on 606 saying it wasn't fair and it should be 2 points for a win, not 3. Ignoring the fact that it's been that way since the mid 80s.

There was a City fan on after saying he must be an Evertonian on a WUM. Who then went on to say that the domestic treble was better than the proper treble, we got. That out of the mythical quadruple, the CL is the one he's not bothered about missing out on.

What a bunch of weirdos.
City fan was lying, while for the majority PL > CL myself included, any City fan with half a brain would say the CL is always priority no.2 on the list by some distance and always will be. Anyone who gives the FA or League Cup more status than the CL needs to be dropkicked off a plane.
 

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I know it sucks that the players didn't get the unquestioned trophy validation they desire, the fans don't get the massive celebrate and the organization as a whole doesn't get the league title monkey off their back.

But feck me, 97 points is still a hell of an accomplishment. Just incredible. And more practically it should, to me anyways, render opposition taunts from Arsenal, Chelsea and United fans about lacking a PL title rather hollow. It will still sting from City fans, but logically whatever Chelsea, United and Arsenal did over 38 Premier League games that the trophy represents we matched and surpassed it. There was no season of theirs better than this. And any lack of trophy just shows the practical limitations of the 38 game league as a football test in the first place. The United and Chelsea fans will still taunt of course, but the responsive shrug is going to be stronger than ever.

Hopefully we silence any doubt, logical or not, next season.
That's so statistically illiterate. It's nauseating. The OP seems to be implying that season boundaries are arbitrary but they're clearly not because they're arranged around transfer windows that can completely alter the outcome of the surrounding blocks of games (and probably did).

The current system is the mathematically fairest and optimal way to determine which team is the "best" over a block of under 40 games. The only variable that isn't always optimised for fairness is kick-off times, where TV money takes precedence over equity. All randomised variables are normally or evenly distributed across teams and within teams.

There's a reason everyone uses the same basic league format: it works.
 

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There's wheelchair users and disabled people capable of walking a bit
 

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If long range goals were worth double? What the feck is the point of stuff like that?

If offside goals didn't count they'd have been even further behind. If diving was rewarded with a points deduction they'd have been relegated.

Nobody cares.
 

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Anyone posted this one yet? Keep you eye on the wheelchair users section :nono:

If long range goals were worth double? What the feck is the point of stuff like that?

If offside goals didn't count they'd have been even further behind. If diving was rewarded with a points deduction they'd have been relegated.

Nobody cares.
:lol:
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if long range goals were worth double?:houllier: i guess that goes with the hearts and minds trophy.
What next? If goalkeeper blunders were worth double, Liverpool would have sealed the league in April
 

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One day a Jew, a Hindu, and a scouser all arrived at their hotel to find that there had been a mix-up with the bookings, and that there was only one room left for them to share.

The manager explained that this room only had two beds, but that there was a barn at a neighbouring farm which the farmer, an old friend of his, would let one of them sleep in free of charge.

They complained a bit, but since there was nowhere else to go, the Jew graciously said he’d sleep in the barn.

The Hindu and the scouser were just settling down to sleep in their room, when there was a knock on the door. It was the Jew.

“I’m sorry,” he said, “but there’s a pig in that barn and because I’m Jewish I feel uncomfortable about sharing the barn with it.” “No problem,” said the Hindu. “I’ll sleep out there instead.”

So off he went to the barn, leaving the scouser and the Jew to share the room.

They were just settling down to sleep, when there was a knock on the door. It was the Hindu.

“I’m sorry,” he said, “but there’s a cow in that barn and because I’m a Hindu I feel uncomfortable about sharing the barn with it.”

The scouser grudgingly agreed to give up his bed and stomped off to the barn, leaving the Jew and the Hindu to share the room.

The Jew and the Hindu were just settling down to sleep, when there was a knock on the door.

It was the cow and the pig.
 

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That last one wouldn't be giving Yeats any sleepless nights.
 

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RAWK said:
If they have any fight left in them, we take the sting out of the game. We keep possession when necessary. Take the ball when necessary. Defend deep when necessary. Foul the young ingenue out of the game when necessary. We do whatever is necessary. And when our opponent pauses, in the flurry of his youthful intensity, that’s when we plunge our hidden knife deep, deep, deep into a heart that was just not broken enough to fight men like us.

And our hand of death, in twisting the knife, will show every bit of the hard-won skill and ability which lies behind our ruthlessness.

The crushing embrace of inevitability overcomes them. An Icarussing of our opponents: “Who were we, to reach so high? Did we really dare to raise ourselves to the redness of that Liverpool sun? How nice to have flown, but how inevitable that our pale wings should melt, and we should come crashing down into the sea, here, where it’s cool. Here, where gravity doesn’t pull us down anymore. Here, where we belong.”

We do that not because we are cruel – but because this is not a game to us. This is not a beautiful journey. This is who we are. This is what we do.

This is our destiny.

Dreams are beautiful. Dreams give you wings.

But destiny is the sun.

And the sun is red.
 

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No surprise to see scousers boasting about hidden knives. :wenger:
 

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RAWK said:
The crushing embrace of inevitability overcomes them. An Icarussing of our opponents: “Who were we, to reach so high? Did we really dare to raise ourselves to the redness of that Liverpool sun? How nice to have flown, but how inevitable that our pale wings should melt, and we should come crashing down into the sea, here, where it’s cool. Here, where gravity doesn’t pull us down anymore. Here, where we belong.”
The People's Poet lives!