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Raskle

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#2863803 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Raskle on Yesterday, 07:34 PM

Happy days for me! Spurs signed both Vorm and Davies, who looked really good in his first stint in Toronto. Takes care of two needs, and offloaded Siggy to Swansea, which lightens our midfield.

 

http://www.bbc.com/s...otball/28413195

 

The Toronto game made it blatantly obvious that we need to offload Dawson and find another CB. I'd still like to see us pick another clinical striker, but Lamella coming good would help alleviate the concern in the front three. Our defense should be the focal point though, even though Verts is still out of preseason due to the WC duty.

 

At times, we looked very porous.




#2858872 Highlight Thread

Posted by Raskle on 20 July 2014 - 02:00 PM

Messi is amazing:

 

 

 

Gotta have my boy Bale in there too:

 




#2857762 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Raskle on 19 July 2014 - 01:17 AM

So quiet.  No Arsenal news.  Arsenal president said that they still have a lot of business to do but damn, there is nothing. Zero.  

 

Welcome to my world....




#2857292 FIFA IRL?

Posted by Raskle on 18 July 2014 - 05:53 PM

My first reaction was that the keepers were absolute shite (as my English friends say), but then I realized it was all staged, and there's only so much "acting" you can do for a sports moment like that.

 

 

Have to admit, that goal by Blue's #10 was pretty bad-ass though, even if it was set up, it took skill to pull it off.

 

Nice find C47!




#2855135 When a persona overtakes reality...a.k.a..the Kraken

Posted by Raskle on 17 July 2014 - 08:51 AM

Seems like a lot of people are getting the legal terminology confused here:

 

Assault - An intentional act by one person that creates an apprehension in another of an imminent harmful or offensive contact. E.g.: Threatening to punch someone, pointing a gun at them, etc.

 

Battery - An intentional unpermitted act causing harmful or offensive contact with the "person" of another. E.g.: Actually making contact with a punch, lacerations with a weapon, etc.

 

 

In layman's terms, vehemently screaming and threatening to kick someone's ass is assault. Actually doing so is battery, and trapping someone in a situation where they feel that they can't escape while committing assault is grounds for self-defense, regardless of whether or not battery actually took place. Physically restraining someone against their will is considered unlawful detainment, removing them from said place against their will - kidnapping.

 

 

Since Hardy was convicted of assault, this means the judge felt he was guilty of being a threatening presence to Holder. No more, no less, and I suspect this was mainly due to the physical size difference only. It doesn't help this incident took place in the "bible belt," as there is a larger emphasis on "woman victim" pleas than other parts of the nation. We tend to be gender-biased here in the South in male v. female cases, as evidenced by a lot of mother's rights decisions and assumption of male guilt before evidence is presented.

 

Personally, I think Hardy got convicted on what appears to be flimsy evidence. I'm not one to immediately believe the football player is innocent just because he plays for my team either. I do believe that all people are innocent until proven guilty, however. Hardy is doing what he needs to do in this situation, by appealing for a higher court trial. It will force a reexamination of the evidence, plus give him public support and a jury he can potentially sway to his side. I wish him luck, provided that he didn't do the deed.




#2854516 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Raskle on 16 July 2014 - 06:20 PM

Yea, I think we are planning on matching it and hoping he chooses us. To be quite honest, he's not one I'd be too upset missing out on, even though I think he's quality.

 

Same, this is more just so I have something to talk about other than "nothing to see here.. move along, move along..."

 

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#2854501 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Raskle on 16 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

Apparently we've agreed to a deal with Swansea for Ben Davies, which Liverpool is thinking of upping:

 

http://www.espn.co.u...ory/324503.html

 

Dammit Liverpool.. let me have at least one this year!! Nothing else is happening for us.  :mad:




#2851381 What the actual fug?

Posted by Raskle on 15 July 2014 - 11:10 AM

Adidas: You mean I can have you guys sell shirts I make? How much?

 

Man U: Oh, since RM have a £31 mil/year contract, we'd like to see about £35 mil/year or so. Sound fair?

 

Adidas: Oh no, NO!!! I want to make a BIG splash in the newslines! I'll give you £75 mil/year!!!

 

Man U: Umm.. ok. You're not very good at negotiating, are you?

 

Adidas: TAKE THAT YOU NIKE SCUM!!! HAH!

 

Puma: Damn.. he done lost his mind...




#2851354 2014 Summer Transfer Window: Rumors, Completed Deals, Pipedreams!

Posted by Raskle on 15 July 2014 - 10:56 AM

Guys, relax. Please don't let this forum turn into the crapfest that's the main page. The thing I like about talking Futbol has been that no matter if we disagree, we can still have a healthy, constructive discussion, and not a shouting match with name calling.

 

 

Not saying you two are at that point yet, but it seems from an outsiders view that it's not far short of it. Remember, we all love the game and are passionate about it. Heck, where else can Spurs fan and an Arsenal fan not only get along, but have grudging respect for each other? :D




#2850647 Team Kit

Posted by Raskle on 14 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

I got my kit today.  Love it!  Puma is a better quality than Nike in my opinion.

 

Grats!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

(now burn it....hehe)




#2850626 What the actual fug?

Posted by Raskle on 14 July 2014 - 08:00 PM

Holy Schnikes! Starting to feel like the red-headed stepchild here with our £10 mil per year deal with UA, and there's a bunch of teams in the Premier League with even smaller deals than us.

 

 

Good to see FFP is in full effect... sheesh.




#2840638 2014 World Cup: Quarter-Finals

Posted by Raskle on 05 July 2014 - 01:28 PM

Beginning to think the match fix talk is more than just talk... seems as if FIFA is getting exactly the matches and excitement they want.

 

 

 

Still not ready to don my tin foil hat yet, but I'm at least open to the idea now.




#2840584 Getting a promotion soon.

Posted by Raskle on 05 July 2014 - 12:00 PM

This should actually be a good indictment of your character and how they feel about you. They know they can toss you into the deep end of the pool and you will swim where others sink. This is a show of trust by your upper management, knowing you will not only hit the ground running, but excel within a very short time frame.

 

 

Not everyone can do this, and you are getting a chance to grow professionally because you can. Keep your confidence, keep your cool. You'll do fine.




#2840363 Neymar out for the rest of World Cup

Posted by Raskle on 04 July 2014 - 10:41 PM

Fractured vertebra. He wasn't faking it...

 

Holy crap... that's scary stuff. I hope it doesn't affect his career.

 

 

He's a douche, but not how I'd like to see him go out.




#2840140 All in with Die Mannschaft now!

Posted by Raskle on 04 July 2014 - 01:52 PM

Germany's been my pick since day one to win the entire thing. I'm sticking to it.






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