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herzogian

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  • Favourite Chelsea Player Eden Hazard
  1. 10. Eden Hazard

    Salah is doing it on regular basis? Salah was shit and ineffective till november. He had one wonder season that he'll never repeat again. Eden was unplayable till the injury aginst ManU and he's slowly regaining his form. Even when out of form he made some valuable assists. Apart from one season he has constantly been our best player and arguably one of the top three players in the PA for 5-6 years. And people complain about his regularity…. What has Salah done the last six years, apart from his wonder season? Eden or Salah… I would definitely pick the former. Concerning the Madrid rumours. Who cares? He has a hard time making a decision; his children grew up here en he has settled in London but on the other hand Real Madrid has been his dream since he was a child. I find it quite understandable that he's keeping his options open till the summer. The media is the media and they will make a mountain from a molehill everytime they can, don't get caught up in that. Amid all the rumours and insecurity one thing is for certain; he'll stay till the end of the season. So, let's enjoy it while we still can.
  2. 30. David Luiz

    While I can't deny Luiz being a total berk in defense, I don't really get the despise/poison part nor why Willian and Luiz would be worse than other "dead wood" in the squad. They are just footballers who aren't performing and -certainly in the case of Luiz- should be left on the bench or sold. Don't really get why you have to be so toxic about it... BTW: The Luizpanel in this weeks Squires couldn't be more accurate https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2018/nov/27/david-squires-on-superclasico-chaos-and-other-football-soap-operas
  3. Roman Abramovich

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/25/roman-abramovich-posed-threat-to-public-security-swiss-police-said
  4. 22. Willian

    Mhm yes, but first of all I still don't see any proof of those "facts" except for the reporting in those papers. And secondly by using terms like 'AWOL' and saying that 'he claims' you're implying that Willian is absent from training on purpose. Buying into the whole 'Willian wants to force a move'-narrative the tabloids are promoting right now. All I'm saying is be more critical and have more patience.
  5. 22. Willian

    Jeez, don't state it like it is a fact. The Sun or the Times claim it but where's the proof? Oh well, it's propably a result of the slow news regarding transfers. People are getting restless and are cluthing at straws in there search for information. The straws being all the non-news, rumours etc. on the internet. The sad thing is that most people know this but are still making assumptions based on the drivel you find on the internet. Que sera, sera...
  6. Last Film You Watched

    I don't see why introducing a female protagonist in the star wars series would be a case of forced feminism. Contrary to Mad Max, Star Wars is not named after it's male protagonist so a female protagonist can easily be introduced without feeling forced.Nevertheless I understand your opinion cause I think some of the scenes in the Force Awakens where a bit too obvious in their agenda: "Hey I am a woman and I can look out for myself, I don't need your help Zouma". But here the director is to blame not the introduction of female protaginist by itself. Imo it was done a lot better in the Mad Max movie actually. Thought the Force Awakens was quite good though a bit overrated. It's far better than the horrible prequels and it does pay a good homage to the first films. But it was quite unoriginal in it's storyline and the bad guys where a bit meh. Typical JJ Abrahams, skilled director of the Spielberg-school, very polished but never too adventurous, always misssing that something more. Nevertheless a good start to the new series, 7/10.
  7. 10. Eden Hazard

    Ah, the old Belgium card, used by those who are bereft of any solid argument and are desperately clutching to have the last word.
  8. 10. Eden Hazard

    Glad you at least seem to acknowledge your own irrationality, less work pointing it out...
  9. The Mourinho Thread

    Finally it's over, though this is just the beginning. The team still have a lot of work ahead in trying to clean up this mess and finding their mojo back. Now that Mou's gone I am still afraid of him though. Being an extreme narcissist he'll propably spout some venemous remarks, singling out players etc... His spectre will haunt the team for a while like a stuborn stain in the carpet. We need an exorcist.
  10. The Mourinho Thread

    De gustibus non est disputandum. I think she's quite the looker. And Mourinho should go, obviously...
  11. Politics & Stuff

    First of all, thank you for your insightful and again very nuanced answers. Looking back at my initial post it gives away the stereotipical way in how I view countries in the Middle-East and how I put every country there under the same umbrella. I considered such bombings to be an everyday thing which of course they are not. I can not even begin to fathom how shocked everyone is and what this means for your country. I sincerely hope this will remain 'just' an isolated incident. Regarding terrorism, you're right it is a very dubious term. Even the United Nations has struggled to come up with a good and sound definition. Propably one of the reasons is that some definitions would also include Israel or the USA themselves as terrorist organisations. To answer with a cliché: one man's terrorist is another man's freedomfighter. If I read your assesement, in a sense, this also is the case in Lebanon. Hizbollah started and grew stronger as a reaction to the war(s) with Israel and this, obviously, also is the reason why Israel and its allies want to view it as a terrorist organisation. Always easier to have public opinion behind you when you can frame your enemy as a terrorist, the same is happening in Turkey right now with the PKK. Regarding framing Hizbollah, or even broader in this case, Lebanese people as terrorists, this short story which maybe will interest you: In Belgium there is a famous political activist and columnist of Lebanese orginin, Dyab Abou Jajah, who during the war in 2006 went to Lebanon to help. Though he was allready a contested figure in our country, due to the fact he doesn't exactly mince his words, upon his return the far right, Vlaams Belang, used his involvement in that war as a way to frame him as a extremist to take away his Belgium citizenship. Luckily thing cleared out and he is now quite a respected talkshowhost and columnist in our country. This is not how the story ends however. Just recently with the elections of a new Labour leader some media used a meeting between Jeremy Corbyn, Jajah and Lebanese MP Hussein Hajj Hassan as a way to frame Corbyn as a dangerous fool who deals with terrorist organisations. Since Jajah is a rather well-known figure in Belgium this story was debunked quite rapidly but a lot of people fell for it and still believe it.
  12. Politics & Stuff

    Sadly Clinton has al the money and media behind her while they're doing everything they can to frame Sanders as an old, weak and crazy leftie who has zero credibilty.
  13. Politics & Stuff

    Our conversation suddenly became very topical since there just was a deadly bombing in Beirut.Hope everything is ok and that there aren't too many casualties. That's also what I wanted to ask you about actually, the political situation. Is sectarian violence between Shia and Sunni also a big issue in Lebanon? And what do you think about Hezbollah? Though it is a recognized and participating political party in your country , countries like the USA, France and the Netherlands classified it as a terrorist organisation. How is this viewed in Lebanon? At last, what do you think about their involvement in the Syrian civil war ?
  14. Politics & Stuff

    The republican debates are great comedy central material, though the democrats with cyborg Clinton and a few non-figures aren't that much better. Pitty Sanders doesn't stand a chance. On another note, don't want to be impolite but are you really Lebanese? (some people on here 'carry' flags just because they like their appearance) Cause I was wondering about the current situation there under Hezbollah and how the war in Syria and the migrant crisis are felt. Coverage about Lebanon has always been contradictory, though R.Fisk, who lives there too, manages to shed a more 'positive' light.
  15. The Mourinho Thread

    Naah, he's propably searching on Ebay for this kind of thing: