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    Football: The art of lowering expectations

    Very late to the party, but on the subject of Bailly - I think he can become a very good defender with the right manager. No, I don't know who, Basically, he has pace and physicality, and he is unafraid. What he needs is a manager who can teach him a bit of smartness.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    He does.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    That more or less sums him up. But he can still threaten, and defends dilligently. I think that matters to Silva, though I do not know. ETA: for precision: he still speeds past most people in the PL. However, he doesn't run at people as much as he runs in behind defenses, and needs that good threaded pass. This tends to make him less effective against defending teams (but excellent at, say, Bournemouth with 10 players - plenty of space to run). His first touch is sort of dodgy too often (see Chelsea away, and the beauty of a pass Sigurdsson threaded in the first half vs Liverpool). His finishing is generally good if he gets the first touch right, but it's a coin flip these days if it indeed is right.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    It's the opinion of most every Everton supporter I know of. I believe it won't be long before it's the standard either. Silva has tended to keep the players performing well - see Mina keeping his spot over Zouma, for example. Personally, I guess Walcott keeps his place on account of being a better defender. However, Lookman's game has improved greatly from last season defensively as well. I'm hopeful that Lookman will start vs Newcastle.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    It's harsh if we just consider yesterday's result, but then again.. it's Mark Hughes In my head now, Hughes is doing a Sol Campbell. "But I am Mark Hughes!" Right on.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    ..yes, awful again. Sure, we play well, create chances (and allow some), and still we find space to let in the most silly goal ever. ..oh, btw, since there was some mention of DCLs penalty last year, that was clearly payback for the Clattenburg derby, where (among his many terrible desicions), he failed to give Lescott a penalty in overtime.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Perhaps too early, but I'm calling this an Arsenal win. Now, the bianually two hours of torture that is the derby. Me no confident.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Oh dear. Arsenal can play when they want, it seems.
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    Chess - the world in black and white

    Couldn't understand what he was trying - but then I wasn't watching either - I was at a wedding. Saw the position with bishops and six pawns each at some point and thought "oh, well, 11 draws". They more or less could have drawn it there..
  10. Just finished Ressurection Men, by the board's @Derfel Cadarn You should, too.
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    Official Blatant but Honest Self Promotion Thread

    Ok, I know it's self-promotion in here, but I'd like to reccomend Ressurection Men. Solid, well written book.
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    Chess - the world in black and white

    The interesting part now will be to see if Team Fabi did indeed blunder some preparation. Otherwise, the last two games were rather uneventful.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    I was kind of impressed with our defending today. We struggled a bit for pace in the second half - expected with Keane and Mina together - but overall we looked solid at the back. Pickford was on top of everything as well. Well done us! We could perhaps have stolen a win, but all in all that wouldn't have been deserved. However, I think we were value for that point. Also, as a mention, we look light ears better than we did under Samuele. F*ck that guy.
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    Chess - the world in black and white

    Not sure how I should interpret the first two games. On one hand, Magnus was pressing Caru in the first game (like he has for most of this year), but it's a worry that he can't seem to convert. Advantage Caruana. On the other hand, Carlsen managed to hold with white yesterday even if he mismanaged his clock. He generally played well as well. Perhaps Caru would have pressed more, had it been a game later in the series? Still, the main takeaway so far is that this is far more interesting than the Karjakin match.
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