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Everything posted by Quinn31

  1. Weird move to the UAE in the middle of his career (28 years old) - either they're the only ones that'll take on his wages or hopefully they're paying him several multiples of what he could earn in another competitive league... Have to think he would alright for himself in Spain or France.
  2. The worst thing I've ever witnessed watching a football match live. Hands down. Amazing response from the medical staff, class by the fans staying in and chanting. Simon Kjaer appears to have acted like quite a hero today, consoling Eriksen's girlfriend, rushing to Eriksen's side - the Danish players fantastic for building a wall for privacy. Amazing ending though, that he's conscious and speaking and that his condition improved rapidly. What a miracle today was - could've been a tragedy....
  3. I've been a three times for leisure. I generally try to go "abroad", as while the States have plenty of neat cities and beautiful scenery, culturally it's a bit monolithic. Portugal was my personal favorite.
  4. Also considering Greece in August/September, but obviously a much longer haul from the States... I'm still not certain about long haul travel given the U.S. reentry testing requirements (highly inconvenient, if fair).
  5. There's a nihilistic cynical view that just wants to watch this to see the chaos and how bad the ESL and associated fallout is. Not my point of view, but there are moments where I just want to be rid of all the greed in this game and I'm like "let it happen. let these bastards have what they want"
  6. Great gift. I was unaware of this thread, but certainly we could probably all add a lot more to a "booze thread" after 2020... Mark, I've never found a Malbec I could enjoy much - Do you have other wino friends that have opinions on them? I'm curious if most people are like me with a binary (I "like" or "don't like") Malbecs. As for me, I've found Tempranillos (and Spanish wine in general) to be good value for money. The tempranillo is full-bodied and tasty, but isn't as in your face as a lot of my local California reds...
  7. This. I honestly wish we had just Koeman a bit more time to try and find our feet - It was going to be a lost season, but no way we would've gotten relegated. Watching Allardyce was painful.
  8. Per usual, he sets an example of being a decent guy, good citizen, and a role model in using his influence and resources to help others... Class act - I hope that someone recognizes his talent and that he can become some sort of spokesperson for a football charity when his playing days end.
  9. I don't believe Everton had training today either. Seriously people need to get a life - if he is consistently underperforming in training due to being hungover or going out on the town the night before matches, it'd be an issue. Otherwise, he's enjoying his 20's like most of the Twitter critics did/do.
  10. Zero chance of Pochettino. He's tempting United to sack Solskjaer. Otherwise, he'll wait for that job, or perhaps entertain Arsenal or tempt Bayern. Real Madrid are never too long from a managerial vacancy either....
  11. Great business minus centerback, which could prove to be scary. Completely reliant on Keane continuing good form and Mina coming good, both of which are shaky. After that, thinking about the cover behind them is just frightening.
  12. Glad he's gone if for no reason other than not having to one of our players referred to as "Pickles".
  13. This. This isn'tt his level. I'm sure he will make a good Championship defender and he should find a side sooner rather than later, and we shouldn't pin false hopes that he's the answer.
  14. The path to Champions League, or Top 6, starts with a European ban and/or transfer ban to one or more of the big 6.
  15. Your hyperbolic reaction and non-appreciation for my background (that gives me unique expertise here) aside, my original point that we are still miles off Spurs, the least financially strong of the "big six", stands whether you're capable of comprehending that or not.
  16. Right... Moshiri is worth ~$1.5 billion - he can't bankroll us, or wouldn't be wise to, to keep up with the likes of Spurs or City. We'd also be in violation of financial fair play, but please feel free to debate me, a finance professional, on this.
  17. 2017-2018 Turnover: City: 470m pounds Spurs: > 300m pounds Everton: ~170m pounds
  18. Good post - I work in aviation and saw this quote and was going to post it but you beat me to it! Aerospace is one of the few manufacturing industries where the UK (and the US...) still have a leading presence.
  19. We don't have anywhere near the financial clout of Spurs, much less City.
  20. Is the Den/Millwall fans still as.... rough and tumble as their reputation?
  21. My big problem in this country is that we hold our celebrities and athletes to higher standards of personal conduct than we do our leaders.... Seriously, leave Rooney alone folks.
  22. Not sure what his post retirement plans are, but could he be a good fit to work for Everton in the Community? If he's truly passionate about philanthropy, I would love to enable him to do so through our club. The work any club does in the community would be amplified if they had an ex-player involved on a day to day level, as it would probably garner more attention from fans and the media.
  23. Think it will be an iconic stadium and in a way, we're lucky to have seen others make mistakes (West Ham) so we can ensure that the new design isn'tt a total atrocity. I think a jump from 39.2k straight to 60 would've been a bit ambitious - remember, the club is taking a financial risk by doing this and we don't want to be burdened with an oversized stadium we can't fill up and need the city of Liverpool to bail us out. Also, the marginal revenue from those last 10K seats are less than the previous 10k before it and they are likely to be "worse" seats. I probably would've preferred slightly large but it's nice to know we can expand if need be. I'm now itching to see some renderings!
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