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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from aaron in What Grinds Your Gears...   
    About right for this cuntry.
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    Shy_Talk reacted to markjazzbassist in Vaunt the Good Vibes   
    My daughter Eden was born today. 8 lbs 2 oz and 19.5 inches tall. I'm blessed!
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    Shy_Talk reacted to Hafnia in Seamus Coleman   
    Totally understood maradona reacting like that in that game. He had nearly had his career ended and was facing more of the same awful tackles.
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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from London Blue in Yannick Bolasie   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZzEvqDQfIA
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    Shy_Talk reacted to MikeO in What Grinds Your Gears...   
    Car exhaust just fell to bits (well the back box fell off) when I was reversing out of the drive to go shopping.
     
    Luckily it's OK motor bike weather so dusted that down and it had its first outing in a few months (fair weather biker me). Good fun, took a long route home .
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    Shy_Talk reacted to Bailey in Dominic Calvert-Lewin.   
    Completely agree. As good as he has ever been.
     
    Baines can only get forward when he can trust that the player in front of him has clear control of the ball and won't give it away. With the players ahead of him this season he hasn't had that. I bet that if Barkley played left Baines would be more confident going forward.
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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from MikeO in Longest Thread! for Everton Discussion   
    A moment of quiet contemplation, calm coherent consideration. We seem to be at the cusp of a new dawn, but what does it mean and where do we stand....
     
    Fans/supporters are, like last summer, expecting and demanding some spending to be done a la galacticos hyperbole, but what can we get and how do we get them.....
     
    Words like 'realistic' and bandied around all too easily by twats like me, trying to keep discussion and dreaming at least based on some semblance of reality to begin with.....
     
    We spent large last summer, the Bolasie signing/fee has faded from memory as he got injured and the old saying goes, out of sight out of mind. So we look to the future and try to pinpoint an obvious area to improve, (for me besides GK) we require a Kanchelskis type to tear up the right flank, granted such players are in high demand and so we might be stuck with a third or fourth choice there. So lets break down the first eleven....
     
    ?????
    Holgate Williams ?????
    Coleman Baines
    Schneiderlin
    ????? Gueye
    Barkley
    Lukaku

    There are no guarantees Bolasie makes it back from a double severe knee injury requiring surgeries and 14 months recovery. I obviously don't rate Robles and am not overly keen on Stekelenberg, and Mori is a defender version of Straquilursi (big on heart, low on talent).
    The majority seem keen to stick with Barkley, and a few percent more adore and want Lukaku playing for us long term, so what positions then are there to actively pursue for improvement? Gueye has been the man of the season so far, Schneiderlin has that bit of class, Coleman is undroppable, there are question marks over Baines (mainly because we got so used to him in partnership with Pienaar and know the game he has that he cant produce without the ying to his yang) clearly I consider Mori suspect, so is this about as good as it gets?
    Can or will Koeman eventually restore us to the 4-4-2 and have us try to attack via two widemen? (that is to lose a central defender and swap in another winger)
    Who is about to throw money at to play a position for us? Yes its Walsh's and Koeman's Job to scout and plot a raid for a player or two, there are places on the bench for players but are they immediate improvements? Kone is a gonner, Valencia is unlikely to get a contract with us, hopefully Niasse is history, Cleverly could be a permanent leaver same goes with Deulofeu. We could see a lot of players leave again, but if we make the Europa league we'll sorely need some margin in the squad good enough to keep us going so as not to have us embarrassed against some part time side from the former ussr. So theres scope to save on wages by moving some of the dirge on, do we get specialist back ups or sign some versatile players, do we plot a plan B game around a big lump up front to play off or put all our eggs in one basket and stubbornly stick to forcing our game through Lukaku.
     
    A Kancho type would be spectacular, 88 miles an hour in a Delorean and kidnapping Pienaar from 6 years ago and bringing him in would also be handy, a bargain Martyn type would be superb and a bargain left footer like Lescott was would round off our defence for a couple of years before time catches Baines and Williams.
     
    It'd be great to play fantasy football and suggest this left back, and that right winger, all to support such and such a striker, we might find this summer we do well keeping our best players than plucking other teams better players.
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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from nyblue23 in Wayne Rooney   
    Erm, if he can shift two stone whilst having a 2 month holiday from playing for Utd, retire from england 'duty', have the summer off then sign for free then it's a strong maybe.
     
    He's out of shape, he's played a hell of a lot of games, hasn't looked after himself, and we struggle to cope when sides isolate Barry's lack of mobility. Squeezing another player that is a yard off the pace into our side sounds like suicide to me.
     
    A sustained break whilst keeping the kebab weight off plus restricting other on field exposure might give him a couple more years and allow him to recover some life in his legs. I'm not holding my breath for any of that let alone the lot.
     
    Although it'd be rather a feat to get him for nothing for 12 months then sell for a huge fee to the Chinese league.
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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from Cornish Steve in Joel Robles   
    Football always has been something of a societal mirror hasn't it.
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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from markjazzbassist in West Bromwich Albion (Home) Saturday March 11th   
    These must win games just keep coming don't they.
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    Shy_Talk reacted to johnh in Joel Robles   
    It doesn't matter who shouted for it, Robles was the only one who could see the total picture. The move wasn't on and at best was highly risky, Robles should have ignored the shout and booted it. Robles at fault. Having said that, he made some crucial saves and talk of dropping him is nonsense.
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    Shy_Talk reacted to MikeO in Sunderland (Home) Saturday February 25th   
    It's not an international break, it's an FA Cup week-end.
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    Shy_Talk reacted to MC11 in Aiden McGeady   
    I agree with all of this Martinez was a Charlatan.
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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from Romey 1878 in Royston Drenthe   
    Doesn't sound like he'll be retired from football for very long.
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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from MikeO in Royston Drenthe   
    Doesn't sound like he'll be retired from football for very long.
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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from Sibdane in Longest Thread! for Everton Discussion   
    fuck you.
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    Shy_Talk reacted to EFC-Paul in Ronald Koeman   
    I wouldn't say he's mean spirited in the slightest Steve he's just an honest and straightforward bloke who cuts to the point rather than glaze everything in unicorn piss like Martinez
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    Shy_Talk reacted to MikeO in Longest Thread! for Everton Discussion   
    I'd like the S*n offices to burn down with all their "journalists" inside personally so they couldn't report on anything and the whole organisation could be wiped off the face of the earth; Murdoch and his family in a meeting on the top floor would be a bonus.
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    Shy_Talk reacted to Cornish Steve in Bournemouth (Home) Saturday February 4th   
    Holgate wasn't on the field when Bournemouth were dominating. He was part of the fix.
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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from MikeO in Bournemouth (Home) Saturday February 4th   
    I never feel more like singing the blues
    when Everton win and Niasse gives the shite the screws.
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    Shy_Talk reacted to Shy_Talk in January 2017   
    Had gotten well pissed off with Gibson, fucked me off that he was what we needed and was too dedicated to the artois. Oviedo on the other hand stepped up for us earlier this season and held his own (making a few braying baboons eat their own internet faeces) and good on him for it, so a bit gutted there, not a trouble maker, did his bit when called upon, best of to both but more so Brian.
     
    Just for Bradley Lowery I hope Sunderland stay up, that I hold such esteem for Moyes I hope they stay up, that they've fucked west ham off over Defoe I hope they stay up, and I really need Sunderland to make mince of saint rafa of 'tha toon mun' next season just to wind the wall pushers up for extra glee points too.
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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from MikeO in Bryan Oviedo   
    Never let us down, and came back from a massive injury and has provided cover for Baines earlier THIS season.
     
    A Moyes man, will play every week there for him, and good luck to all involved. Hats off Brian, liked you mucker....
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    Shy_Talk got a reaction from StevO in January 2017   
    Had gotten well pissed off with Gibson, fucked me off that he was what we needed and was too dedicated to the artois. Oviedo on the other hand stepped up for us earlier this season and held his own (making a few braying baboons eat their own internet faeces) and good on him for it, so a bit gutted there, not a trouble maker, did his bit when called upon, best of to both but more so Brian.
     
    Just for Bradley Lowery I hope Sunderland stay up, that I hold such esteem for Moyes I hope they stay up, that they've fucked west ham off over Defoe I hope they stay up, and I really need Sunderland to make mince of saint rafa of 'tha toon mun' next season just to wind the wall pushers up for extra glee points too.
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    Shy_Talk reacted to MC11 in Yannick Bolasie   
    Who cares. Bolasie who?
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    Shy_Talk reacted to MC11 in Yannick Bolasie   
    What are you frothing at you fool?
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