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  1. Dolorous Gabe

    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    First: 6 Second: 1 Third: 5
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    Westeros World Cup - Fantasy League

    I like Mexico but I didn't think there was much chance of even a draw against Germany, so I kept Ochoa and Lozano on the bench. Who knew?!
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    Westeros World Cup - Fantasy League

    Golovin doing the business for me. Should have made him captain.
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    Westeros World Cup - Fantasy League

    Joined. No doubt I'll forget after the first few days and fail to make decent changes even when I remember to.
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    The former. He seems the type to me. I expected more points for it but the winner was a very worthy and correct winner. Outstanding work by the obeyed one!
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    First: 1 Second: 6 Third: 4
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    Football - To Russia with Löw

    Yaya is outspoken and not always in a good way. I think most of this is just bitterness about not being used as frequently as he thinks he should have been since Pep arrived at City. But anyone could see that he was incapable of keeping up with the pace anymore. That started a long time ago. He could get away with it for a while because he still has amazing technical ability and strength. Even in Yaya's prime there were people who felt he didn't put enough effort into defensive duties and put his teammates under pressure because of it. It seems pretty clear to me that that is by far the likeliest reason Pep wouldn't be keen on using him too often. Pep has always preferred quick-minded technical players who put in the team effort required in his system. I think it is likely pettiness on Yaya's part (a trait he is often associated with) that has led to these comments. Same as his petty reaction to Aubameyang winning African PotY a couple years ago. He has been an extraordinary footballer but he is incredibly petty.
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    Yeah, but it seemed to me our wonderful host saw it differently. That's why I got confused by the first assignment. I just wanted clarification really.
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    Football - To Russia with Löw

    This may be true but his distribution is so good that you may be undervaluing his goalkeeping. Whilst he may not face as many shots as others do, he also doesn't get as much protection when the shots do come in. I would argue that although Pep's strategy leads to fewer shots at his goal, those shots often come in the form of better chances due to the larger exploitable spaces City leave by defending higher up the pitch. It's a calculated risk that requires a keeper who can handle being given less protection and Ederson has been incredible at that.
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    Well, yeah! I genuinely think some topics suit certain people more than others and I was lucky enough to benefit from enjoying certain types of topic that have come up a number of times. See, I can be humbler than anyone
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    To be honest, I'm not keen on the situations like you provided in the first round but I quite like the idea of hypothetical scenarios in opposition to actual book stuff. Like, if they ran a particular business or ran for political office. Or a slogan for a hypothetical revolution or movement. I think that's where the signs idea has legs. But then maybe it'd be good for competition if the topic doesn't inspire me or the Bird.
  12. Isn't it commonly known as Winterhell nowadays? And can this train be caught from a secret platform at King's Cross? Or is that a bit cliché nowadays?
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    Football - To Russia with Löw

    Agree with all of that. I can see what he was trying to get at in his explanation but if he thinks he is being clever he's proving himself as foolish as it is claimed. But as you suggest, his personal folly is his own business.
  14. In this heat, iced! We Brits tend to brew black tea as bitter as possible and then add milk to soften the bitterness. The vast majority on this island would have it no other way and view any other way as some form of monstrous evil. As I am not fond of milk I tend towards the rebellious few that sees the sense in brewing with water off the boil to avoid the bitterness that the milk is basically used to offset. Good quality tea leaves are a must! Nothing beats a well made cup of silver needle white tea, especially in summer. Expensive though. Also, pu-erh is wonderful as an after-meal drink on a chilly December evening, just before moving on to the single malt scotch (as you do).
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    First: #3 Second: #4 Third: #2 Struggling for inspiration here. Edited to add: Oh hey, if you haven't checked out my new proper recordings of The Dornishman's Wife and The Last of the Giants, they are linked in my signature and in the 'fan made songs' thread in the "Objects of Ice and Fire" section under Related Projects.
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    ‘The Name of The Rose’ TV Adaptation

    Ooh this is interesting. One of my favourite novels!
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    Fan made songs

    Is this a good place to link my versions of The Dornishman's Wife and The Last of the Giants? The Last of the Giants The Dornishman's Wife
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    Ah okay.. Yeah you've thrown me right off. It's completely different to what I was expecting. Not to worry. I just need to readjust my mindset.
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    To be honest, I'm somewhat fuzzy about the assignment and therefore very unsure how to approach it. Is there some specific intent behind the sign or are we given free reign to make it about anything?
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    Who is doing the biting, him or the fish?
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    Football: CLeaning up

    Personally, I'd choose Pickford but it's very much up for grabs. Dier isn't the best but England has a dearth of top quality in genuinely defensive midfield options.
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    Football: CLeaning up

    Dude, I wasn't saying otherwise, just contributing to the discussion by suggesting a possible explanation for his fall from grace. I'm a City season ticket holder for the last 20 years so I have a lot of love for Joe Hart. I've watched him deliver some of the best goalkeeping performances I've ever seen.
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    Football: CLeaning up

    It had started way before then. There's a rumour that he has a longstanding back problem which can't be sorted out and has been progressively getting worse over the last 5 years. It is alleged to be the reason he had such a sudden and clear issue with shots aimed to his left side, particularly low ones, which hadn't been obvious previously. It's right that he isn't in the squad. He'd be no use even as a 2nd or 3rd choice at the moment.
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    Are you stubbornly not counting my "thanks" on the other post? I refuse on principle to deliver a reaction to a post that demands a reaction.
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    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 3 voting/Round 4 entries

    This is an option? Nobody told me this was an option.
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