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  1. hmm

    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    There was about three penalties' worth of fouls there, I reckon. Milner's celebration
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    Andy Robertson with a bit of a tribute act though!
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    Football Thread 2018/19

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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    I can only hope that him appearing for a few minutes on Tuesday means that whatever issues have been blocking his participation have been resolved. It's a bit unclear to me how much of this has been injury and how much has been some fallout behind the scenes, but I think it has been deleterious for the team. I was pretty sceptical about his signing, even on the cheap, but he has offered something different - especially since Lallana retired - and I wonder if he might have helped to salvage another couple of points somewhere if he had played more over the last few months, on the occasions when the usual front trio have been misfiring. (Re. Shaq, obviously - Sturridge should been fucked off to China or somewhere long ago.)
  5. Strange film, like Coen and Tarantino crime thrillers collided, but lost all the black humour and snappy dialogue in the accident. SCZ was clearly in thrall to both, and others, but he does have his own awkward style too. As much as I love a slow burner, this was achingly, almost aggressively slow. Sometimes there was a purpose, but other scenes had a real latter-day Tarantino-esque self-indulgence to them - not least you, Jennifer Carpenter and masked sidekick #1 back stories. I would echo other comments in that I enjoyed this less overall than his previous two but, on the other hand, I didn't feel that I entirely wasted the many, many hours it unfolded over.
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    Fucking hell, where did that come from, after the fairly turgid first hour or so? This season is going to be the death of me.
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    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Assuming we're talking about the same spear bastard, I didn't even have that counter unlocked and did it quite easily just dodging round behind him - you can get in a good few blows while he's recovering from his thrust (ahem).
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    True Detective - Season 3

    Yeah, I was mainly referring to Ali. I thought he did extraordinary work with all three eras. Also he has an amazing first name (his real one, not the shorter version he uses professionally).
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    True Detective - Season 3

    I'd been intending to make a similar, but likely inferior, post so thanks for saving me the effort. My wife didn't seem to be a great fan of the ending, expecting some big reveal I think, but I really liked the way that over the course of the season it became apparent that the answers to the case were but a sidenote and the way that it consumed the minds, lives and careers of those involved was the heart of the story. It was a desperately sad tale but the ending, giving the viewer a glimmer of closure and hope, was perfectly judged. I didn't mind season 2 but this, like the first season, was clearly a class above. Also, best old man acting ever.
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    Gomorrah (TV series)

    This is back on the 29th, on overseas Sky Atlantic at least. Pretty sure there's nothing else going on that day. (Actually, I guess there's a reasonable chance that Gomorrah might actually cheer me up for once, rather than the opposite...) No news that I can find on a UK broadcast so far, but I imagine it won't be long behind on UK Sky / Now TV. Here's the trailer:
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    FREE SOLO - out 11th December

    We watched this tonight too. What an extraordinary film, and a wonderful counterpart to The Dawn Wall, which we caught a couple of weeks ago. I think the most remarkable aspect is that while I was watching TDW, and expecting to see FS in the near future, I was sort of thinking about how Honnold's achievement was undoubtedly incredible but that, surely, the climbing itself couldn't possibly compare with what Caldwell and Jorgeson spent multiple weeks trying and failing on. And then I watched it, and discovered that while there might be a small technical distinction between the two - or perhaps, the sheer number of extreme difficulty pitches was higher in TDW - that it really was, to my uneducated eye, really much the same, except without ropes or rest or a partner or any rational hope of survival. I mean, he's not only done something that no one else has ever done, he's done something that quite probably no one else on the planet right now could or would do, and it's entirely likely that it's something that no one else will ever do. I was glad that I watched his TED talk (linked somewhere upthread I think?) beforehand because it provided a really nice primer for his mentality and perfectionism. He clearly has no interest in dying, but he fully accepts the possibility of it. He was happy for a documentary to be made of what he was doing, but it was really just a fringe benefit and the entire enterprise and literal years of practice and preparation were, at their core, to ensure that his experience was the perfect high that he sought, and that his life had been working towards. I wonder if now, finally, he's satisfied.
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    I like Matip, but Gomez is undoubtedly our best partner for VVD. When's he back?
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    Fucking hell! SADIOOOOOOOOO! God I love that brilliant useless bastard
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    At full speed, it looked like a penalty to me. In the replays, it was a maybe from some angles, no from others. I don't think it was a totally unreasonable decision. But I don't know, I was laughing pretty hard, I may be wrong.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Only caught the last 15-20 minutes of that and think I timed it right. Best comedy I've seen so far this year.

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