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  1. Nas!

    What Do You Do When You Are Bored?

    The righteous must have enemies, no? Or be frauds, surely.
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    What Do You Do When You Are Bored?

    I don’t get bored, I get even.
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    Football: Sarri state of affairs

    Zlatan is made of magic.
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    Football: Sarri state of affairs

    They certainly are. It is awful to watch them right now. I think it will be a long season for Hammers fans. But this was what they were all shrieking for, wasn’t it? To bring in a manager who plays attacking football? For the board to spend some money on players? I still think they’ll get into it and score enough goals to get by. I suspect Pellegrini will abandon hope of playing a 4-2-2-2 at some point and settle on a 4-2-3-1. Lanzini will come back and provide some much needed influence in the middle. There will be a lot of grumbling and nail-biting along the way. Having said all that, it would be pretty amusing if West Ham went down after the owners finally gave the fans what they wanted.
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    Football: Sarri state of affairs

    I doubt we’ll see Wilshere and Noble together in the West Ham midfield again unless there is someone else in there to move about and shield the centre backs. I thought Declan Rice was by far the worst of the three of them in the Liverpool match, and I didn’t see the Bournemouth match, but clearly neither Wilshere nor Noble has the mobility to make that partnership work. ETA: having said that, I do think Pellegrini’s 4-2-2-2 system puts a ridiculous amount of stress on the centre midfield, especially when the team aren’t dominating possession which West Ham have not been. If there comes a time when West Ham are regularly dominating possession (and this will definitely be Pellegrini’s ambition) we might see a Wilshere/Noble pairing again.
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    Football: Sarri state of affairs

    Sloppy match between Arsenal and West Ham. Clearly both teams still trying to learn new systems. Plenty of room to move at both ends of the pitch all game long. With better finishing, West Ham might easily have won the game (though I definitely wouldn’t say they deserved it). Issa Diop had a terrible debut. Aside from his double blunder for Arsenal’s second, he was all over the place for the entire match. I suppose the bright side is he’s unlikely to ever have a worse match in his PL career. After two anonymous performances to start his West Ham days, Felipe Anderson was the best player on the pitch today I thought, which comes as some relief considering how much the club spent on him. I wasn’t sure about the Fabianski signing at the time, but as three games in he’s looking like West Ham’s best offseason move. Despite a third successive loss to start the season, today’s game showed me enough to make me believe that West Ham is going to win some games this season when all the new players and the new tactics come together.
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    Football: 3rd Season Meltdown

    There is a concern that he won’t get enough game time. I don’t think he’s good enough to be starting games at Bayern yet, but he’s pacy enough that the manager may see him as an option off the bench to stretch tired defenders. If not, hopefully they loan him out somewhere where he’s good enough to start and the standard of play is higher than MLS.
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    Football: 3rd Season Meltdown

    https://fcbayern.com/en/news/2018/07/fc-bayern-sign-alphonso-davies-until-2023 Well, it is official: Bayern have signed Vancouver Whitecaps’ Canadian wonderkid Alphonso Davies. Big news for Canadian football, and for MLS and, potentially, for Bayern as well. I’ve watched pretty much every minute of football he’s played professionally, and I think he’s going to be good. As a Whitecaps supporter, I’ll be very sorry to see him go. But as a football fan, I’m excited to see him develop at a top club in a top league.
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    Football: Jules Rimet Still Gleaming

    Ha ha. Believe me, I’m already sooo excited for fit Jack Wilshere and sooo terrified of perpetually-injured Jack Wilshere. His injury record over the last couple of seasons isn’t really that bad, but, of course, that doesn’t erase the years of injury misery previous. I feel like most West Ham fans are equally alternating between optimism and nervousness. But Andy Carroll could use a drinking buddy, and really who better could he ask for?
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    What's For Dinner, Take 7

    I brined and grilled some chicken thighs on the barbecue with a honey mustard glaze, mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach.
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    Slug 'em back - Drinking Continues!

    This is the very essence of partnership, though. What if you had slept through the night? That beer would have been undrinkable! What responsible partner would take such a chance?
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    Slug 'em back - Drinking Continues!

    Somehow ended up with an unopened bottle of White Horse whisky from the 1970s. A bit sweet for my tastes, but an interesting experience.
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    Slug 'em back - Drinking Continues!

    Evidence of friendly AI, I wonder?
  14. Nas!

    Slug 'em back - Drinking Continues!

    Drinking the Laphroaig quarter cask and reading Lucrecius' On the Nature of the Universe. I'm such a classy bitch.
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    Guy Gavriel Kay

    Perhaps Lions vs. Bluebombers?