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  1. Sticky: Poll: Re: 2013/14 English Premier League: General Discussion

    evul Catalans, thank you very much. :P

    And it's not just City apparently, but also PSG. Cue a new improved shirt sponsorship for City and the announcement of a 500 million over 10 years naming...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    You have to invest some money in order to get benefits.

    See, now Russia might be tempted to move and protect Ethnic Russians in Ukraine.
    If it doesn't, then Putin's international "street cred"...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Or someone tried to stop the Russians from putting poison and debilitating substances in tap water... :P
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    You have the leaders of the so-called Orange Revolution from back in the day calling these Russians "8 million outlaws" and musing about a final solution of the Hiroshima variety, that's bound to...
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    Here's what comes clear from the Barcelona President's presser today:

    The decision to impose the ban was made by FIFA in November 2013. In December, FIFA continued to ask FC Barcelona for...
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    It's BS. Real Madrid signed a nine-year old Japanese kid. But noo, that's not breaking the rules. Arsenal have been poaching Spanish academies for years. So have quite a few other English clubs.
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    What do you mean "quasi"?
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    The fat lady already has cleared her throat and is waiting for the sign of the conductor. Seriously, this reminds me of the posts back in summer about how Fabregas was either going to United or...
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    My personal opinion, but if Arsenal manages to reinforce all three zones with one really great player, then next season Arsenal can aim higher, much higher. The real problem has been lack of synergy,...
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    Re: 2013/14 UEFA Champions League

    It was a bloody miracle that Chelsea managed to get into the penalties(remember Robben's penalty?)
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    German and French-language sites soon to be added.
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    Re: Discussion on the A-10

    Enough with the Grippen marketing!!! :P

    @Holger Danske Actually the Russians have a long history of mounting large caliber cannons on aircraft, and they have platforms they could use for that...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    That's assuming the local populace is capable of checking the system. Second, the central government would have to be willing to relinquish control. That's not gonna happen because of economic and...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Ana Ivanovic is SERBIAN.

    This is Serbia: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/ba/Location_Serbia_Europe.png/250px-Location_Serbia_Europe.png

    That is Russia:...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    In order to be correct, the name must include a surname. ;) Ivanovich is a patronymic, the surname is something else. Medvedev, Putin, Tupolev, these are all surnames. ;)
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    I wonder how can they expect something different?

    Giggs's children would soon have their own children. Vidic is leaving, Rio Ferdinand is in the state in which the spirit wishes but the body...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    In that train of thought, what about the 8 000 000 Russians in eastern Ukraine and their 560 000 weapons, if we're to use your maths? Or they will stop being a problem in the manner which Politruk...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Do you really expect those to follow the words of comissar Timoshenko? :D
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    Re: Discussion on the A-10

    Nobody expects to be involved in a full-scale conflict that involves opponents with potent AA capabilities. Besides, in case there is such a conflict, everybody expects the guys with the biggest Air...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Timoshenko uses the word "katsap" - кацап, it's a derogatory term for Russians. Google is your friend.

    If that is her voice, then she clearly says
    "We need to take up arms and kill the damned*...
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    Re: Discussion on the A-10

    Yeahthatstheone. Still newer than the Hellfire and iirc not yet fired in anger.
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    Re: Discussion on the A-10

    A-10 was never authorized for sale to countries other than USA. Same as F-22.

    As for the Spectre Gunship, I suppose it's because no other country has deemed it necessary. Plus it's useful in...
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    Re: 2013/14 UEFA Champions League

    Not all teams, of course. But like I said, "a top team reaching the finals". Talking about how many games a team would play for its Treble for example. That gives German teams an advantage(4 less...
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    Actually that's more because the pitches are much more soggy and the players get kicked and brought down a lot more. But the competition certainly plays its part. ;)
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    With such a league, lack of domestic competition, huge depth of squad and resources. No other team has those.

    Bayern have a DFB semifinal at the Allianz Arena on the 16th of April vs...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Okay, since nobody says it, it's down to me.

    https://netdump.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/epicfacepalm.gif
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Soviet bloc, not Communist bloc. Other side of the ocean.
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    If you had moved to South Cal it would've been already weekend :P And you're no fun at all, with that logic and pragmatic attitude.

    P.S. Dibs on i-tigation. :D
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    So apart from coming armed with more weapons per person than the cast of "Expendables", the Russians also brought pallets of pre-signed referendum ballots and also blank cheque books to buy votes.
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    Yeah, screw self-determination that saw the population of a previously semi-autonomous region vote to return back to the guys who don't prohibit them the usage of their own language.

    Are you for...
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    Of course. Of course, that would be a bloody miracle and I don't really see it happening. RVP would be missing both legs, Evra will be missing in the first leg, whereas Bayern have a full squad which...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    I wouldn't really consider it winning per se, but for the time being it seems he has his cake and will be eating it as well. In one fell swoop he got the following:



    permanent base for the...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    There, much better. ;)
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    By "like" I mean "does not take measures against", something which has happened way too often. Had not Russia sent troops to Crimea there would have been no referendum, pure and simple. Or you want...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    In realpolitik sense it's a continuation of policy with other means. But in any case, you seriously believe that the new government, which first action regarding Crimea was to forbid the usage of...
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    Re: 2013/14 UEFA Champions League

    Porque the bus? :P
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    My point exactly.

    P.S. By most accounts the Ukrainians and Tatars didn't show up. As a matter of fact they were urged by their own prominent members not to show up, in order "not to give...
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    Re: 2013/14 UEFA Champions League

    Anyone surprised that Real got the relatively easiest opponent?

    Borussia without Lewandowski in the first leg, without Schmelzer, without Gundogan and maybe Subotic as well?

    And surprise,...
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    I'd imagine you reacted the same way when the results of the Falklands referendum or the Northern Ireland were announced?
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    Re: Ukraine and Crimea development thread

    No "Russia evul"?
    :rolleyes:
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