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Cornish Steve

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  1. There's a huge gap between the top three and the rest of us. Personally, I'm looking for six ten-pointers in a row.
  2. I'm going for an upset. Spurs 1-3 Everton Richarlison
  3. It's getting tight at the top! dunlopp9987 is the first to break a ton; however, MikeO is breathing down his neck. They are one and two for both the season and points per prediction. This round, AlbanyNYToffee and Shukes scored top marks, both predicting the correct score.
  4. MikeO has gained two more points on dunlopp9987, although the latter retains his lead for both the season and per prediction. MikeO wins for the month of June. It's becoming something of a race, though, with Sibdane (joint winner this round) not far behind. A brief reminder that the deadline for posting predictions is kick-off time. It's the only fair way since trying to be lenient got me into trouble before now.
  5. Here are the results from the derby match. MikeO gained a point on dunlopp9987, although the latter still leads for the season and per prediction. Congrats to plaidharper for being tied for first place this round.
  6. Mentioning Digne, I'm guessing he speaks French.
  7. Apologies for getting behind with the spreadsheet results. I'm ridiculously busy, but it's the July 4 holiday on Friday, so I should be able to catch up then. In the meantime... Everton 1-1 Leicester Richarlison
  8. We lead the league in this category. What a contrast to just a season or two ago.
  9. I'd like to see the same team, including Iwobi. I would like to see Kean come on for at least 30 minutes.
  10. There's no doubt the team is improving. The shape of the team was maintained throughout and the defence was solid. DC-L and Richarlison are going to become an awesome partnership, and the average team age is dropping, too. All positives. I'm not so worried about Iwobi. He needs to be included consistently to prove his worth, but you can see he has the makings of a good player. I disagree with much of the criticism leveled at him. This was a derby behind closed doors, the first game in months, so it's going to take a few games to get into a rhythm. Still, what I saw today was encouraging all around. Clearly, Ancelotti is placing great emphasis on discipline in training. This guy knows his stuff.
  11. That's the most exciting line-up I've seen in a while. I hope they realize their potential.
  12. So we're back up and running - despite new rules rigged against us. Before the season was put on ice, I thought we had a decent chance of winning this game, but not now. Everton 0-3 Liverpool none
  13. The key, I think, is that demonstrations and protests must continue indefinitely. If they don't, the president will declare victory over the "forces of evil" and nothing will change. If peaceful protests continue, they'll win more and more support as local mayors and others bring rogue police officers to trial. We can't give up at this point. The president's impotence and cowardice must be revealed.
  14. So you, and the world, know what is happening right now in the United States. What if this were your daughter being groped? What if this were your father left to die? What if this cameraman were your son? What if this were your brother?
  15. One thing's for sure: The game will be different if we resume too soon.
  16. Listen to the video to learn whose balls you can play with... http://shorenewsnetwork.com/2020/05/17/nassau-county-unveils-covid-19-rules-for-touching-other-peoples-balls/
  17. One suggestion I've not heard is to continue the season in, say, August to finish in December. We could start the new season in, say, April. Wouldn't this allow our national teams to better prepare for the next World Cup?
  18. And the governor just made another decision: allow teenagers to drive on some of the nation's busiest and most dangerous roads (some are eight lanes in each direction) without having to take any kind of test to get a license. On the positive side, maybe this will convince more people to stay indoors. https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/teens-temporarily-no-longer-required-take-road-test-get-drivers-license/3HA5IYP2JJFJ3BF7PHY76YXO2U/
  19. They've reopened the trail close to where I live, so I decided to take the dogs for a walk one evening earlier this week - being sure to wear one of the masks my wife has made. In the space of an hour, I noted over 80 other people on the trail either walking, cycling, or jogging. Of these, just three were wearing a mask and plenty were in groups. Most disappointing was the attitude of some toward me for choosing to wear a mask. One cyclist, for example, opened his eyes wide, cycled to my side of the trail, made a point of breathing on me, before continuing on his way. Yes, I know plenty are being criticized simply for leaving their homes, and this is not right, but neither is it right to mock those who choose to wear a mask. I sincerely hope I'm wrong, but I suspect those pretending all is now well are going to pay a high price for reopening everything - restaurants, gyms, move theaters, etc. - too early and not taking sensible precautions such as social distancing and wearing masks. At best, they'll feel rotten for two weeks as they suffer the virus; at worst, their actions may indirectly lead to the death of elderly and medically compromised friends and family. I understand how frustrating it is to remain at home for much of the time, but it's no excuse. Worst of all is the total lack of leadership right now in the US: "everyone did what was right in their own eyes."
  20. Liverpool were about to suffer an epic collapse anyway, so voiding the season will save them the embarrassment.
  21. Add gyms to the list of things he's opening. It's crazy. My hope is that most will ignore him, but I suspect a sizable minority (this is big-time Trump country, after all) will no longer remain at home.
  22. Here in the Atlanta area, we face a potential catastrophe. The number of COVID-19 cases is soaring, so what does the governor do? As of this weekend, parks and beaches will reopen, as will eat-in restaurants, hair cutters, tattoo shops, spas, massage parlors, bowling alleys, movie theaters, and many other stores. Never have I encountered such stupidity in a leader, despite (un)healthy competition.
  23. They've had to stop trials because it's literally killing people. The best hope right now appears to be something being tested by Gilead.
  24. Mike. Bach's Toccata always reminds me of Rollerball, a movie I enjoyed as a teen in part because of the classical music used in its soundtrack. I came to know the symphonies of Shostakovich because of Rollerball.
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