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August 22, 2018, 04:22:59 PM
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As Tacitus said: "To plunder, butcher, steal, these things they misname empire: they make a desolation and they call it peace."


August 22, 2018, 08:02:18 PM
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We're not accounting for the easy chances, and for that matter, the decent half chances we've created. It will only take one or two of those chances to start going in, that will give us more breathing space when the defence gets a bit too generous. Things are looking at their best since Moshiri came in. One thing we should be grateful to Moshiri for, is he's doing what he said he would do, and he won't take second best as good enough. :)
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August 28, 2018, 04:56:39 PM
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Think xg concerns covers goals expected from chances created vs goals conceded from chances allowed.

Best teams have a nice healthy inverse relationship creating lots and allowing few, while teams like us are mooching about in the middle somewhere allowing too much and not creating a lot.



Yeah! Our Xg needs to be honest good old fashioned non-mooching around in the midde there, type stuff. :)
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September 17, 2018, 05:38:45 PM
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All the players Silva/Brands signed, have been more than promising. It's what we've been craving for. Digne is a really solid, quality left back and the early signs are, he's a fantastic replacement for Baines. You can see why Barcelona had him on the books. Richarlison maybe;  is going to turn out better than Lukaku, or somewhere in that area, as he's 21 atm and is about to come into his early peak. Bernard made me sit up and take notice everytime I've seen him play for Brazil and due to being out the way in Russia, has maybe stagnated his career a little, but I'm sure he will come good. Gomes, I know very little about, but once again, if Barcelona have him on the books! Then there's Mina, out since we bought him, ex barcelona and a buy back clause inserted. Shows they were unsure whether to let him go or not. Zouma is a decent loan. Three have played and impressed, up to a point, with Richarlison being the most impressive. Our defence is shipping goals due to absent defenders. It will ease. The disappointing thing is; we've missed an opportunity to pick up points against less than tough opposition. Suspended players and some newcomers are still to come. We just need our luck to change. The last two games have been abysmal, but their are reasons that can be pointed out, as to why.
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November 21, 2018, 06:51:13 AM
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Sorry just to jump back to this - there are gaps, as there are in any quant work, you are trying to turn life and sport and art and beauty into numbers and extract meaningful learnings without blowing your brains out - however, there is a huge amount of work going into finding these gaps, and working on the models etc.

It’s unfair and frankly a bit daft to suggest they are ignored or not worth the paper they are printed on.



What's a quant work?
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December 11, 2018, 06:42:34 AM
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Silva, said he had a 'good nucleus' when he came here. I like him as a promising manager, personally. We were a bit shit tonight though. But hey ho. Let's go for the next one. Cenk isn't going to cut it here, I don't think, I'm gutted. I like him as a turkish bull. His being dead smart seems to have been left in Istanbul. Gutted. Now were going to have to beat mad teams away. We need it at Goodison too, Marco. A shit result really. :(
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January 09, 2019, 04:07:02 AM
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A no nonsense statement from the club. Winning the league, takes commitment and luck. It's all looking positive, with the huge exception of on the pitch. The best thing that could happen to us, to back this up, is an FA cup win. Marco needs to get his arse in gear. :wag:




https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46802041
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October 07, 2019, 12:46:33 AM
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How long is his contract ? What’s the cost of paying him off ?



3 year contract @3 mill a season.
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October 07, 2019, 01:13:17 AM
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So 9mil to sack him off after paying Watford 2mil compo ? another 11mil mistake.



Well! If you don't try them you'll never know, seems to be our motto. I was up for Silva managing us. My second choice after Benitez. Yeah, I was the one who voted for Benitez in the poll. I don't know what to think about it anymore. Four managers and Unsworth since Moyes, is a lot of different methods and ideas at our club. And all in less than 6 years. I don't like being in the bottom 3. If the board are sharpening their knives? That's fair enough with me.
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As Tacitus said: "To plunder, butcher, steal, these things they misname empire: they make a desolation and they call it peace."