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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    So with the MCU growing all the time, thought it may be best for it to have it's own thread rather than taking over the Film thread at all times. Best to start by quoting the main man: Thanks for the explanation Chindie, I knew that Sony and Fox had rights to some characters but didn't know why. I've read that the Disney/Sony deal is close, so with that in mind, where do you see the MCU going after Avengers 4? I've never read a comic, but heard it's likely that they will go down the Skrull route? Or maybe even Norman Osborn (guessing that is very much Sony dependant?) Listened to a pod cast recently, which had a good idea of Star Lord turning into the next enemy, if everyone is restored apart from Gamorra, whilst unlikely, I liked the idea as potentially he has vast power from his dad's side.
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    André Green

    He’s pacey (which is needed) and got a decent shot on him. Apart from that I haven’t seen much from him, but I didn’t realise he was only 20. Hopefully Smith can get the best out of him.
  3. I think we sacked the entire scouting team when The new owners came in.
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    What you eatin' there then?

    Cornflour is very helpful, but don’t just chuck it in. You’ll either have to make a paste out of it first (mix with a little water in a bowl/cup), or dip the meat into so it’s stuck to the meat. If you just add it to the sauce it won’t mix during the cooking process. Another alternative is adding a sauce, so for a casserole I squirted in some “Guinness flavoured” bbq sauce (any ketchup style sauce would work). It thickens it up and adds a bit more flavour to it.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Don’t think anyone will argue with the first part. Casting has been one of Marvels strengths, I think they’ll pitch it right. I was listening to a podcast a few weeks back, apparently fox only selected Jackman by default (yes he’s been superb), but he was actually about 5th choice and only because of other commitments did he get the role.
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    I really really hope they don’t put Wolverine in. To start with the deal with fox hasn’t been fully finalised as yet, so any involvement would be very rushed. Secondly Wolverine has carried the X Men franchise for years, with Jackman superb in the role. But now it’s moving to Marvel it’ll be a complete new reboot, including a new actor. There is no rush to shoehorn him straight into the MCU when there is already a wealth of big characters there. X men, Wolverine and Fantastic Four can be introduced slowly into the MCU over the next 5 years or so. It will be interesting to see how Marvel bring through X men and mutants, as isn’t the traditional line that Xavier and Magneto were around during WW2, if so then where have they been? In hiding? Mutations blocked? There are many ways Marvel could bring them in.
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    Chris Gaughran - AKA Villan4Life

    Hope he gets better soon
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    Las Vegas - MGM Grand

    In all the bigger casinos you’ll get free drinks as long as they think you are gambling...if you want to be cheeky, you can sit on the machines, insert a note so it shows you have credit, get the waitress to bring you a drink (tip her obviously), withdraw the note from the machine and walk round with the free drink. Gives you a start at least pre clubbing.
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    John McGinn

    At Harry Potter world today according to his insta
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    Marvel Cinematic Universe

    I’ve really enjoyed the Marvel Spider-Man, but that trailer really hasn’t blown me away. You can see Mesterio is going to turn coat. I know nothing of the Elementals, but it just looks like sandman from s3 was it? And I was never a fan of that character. Apparently the close up of PP’s passport doesn’t show the years it’s issued. People are saying it’s to not “age” the film, others think it’s because it shows it’s set prior to Infinity War. Think Marvel have been very clever (when aren’t they), with having SpiderMan the film after End Game. It’s a hugely popular character even before coming into MCU, therefore it’s always going to do well at the boxoffice no matter what happens in End Game
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    Tammy Abraham

    Na hogan used up all his luck by getting us to sign him
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    Dean Smith

    I think the late goals conceded against Albion and Leeds have really knocked the confidence of the players.
  13. Like a lot of our youngsters they need games to build up being ready for full first team action. We may as well give them it and accept a few losses, and see if they are ready. Not all will come through, but some will progress. We aren’t going up this year so may as well.
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    Rushian Hepburn-Murphy

    Other teams manage to bed them in. Norwich, Leeds, Wolves (in the prem), Albion. I’m sure there are more doing it.
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    The Manager thread

    Sean Dyche still continues to do a great job. Manages to get the best out of very average players (Westwood, Bardsley etc) and keeps getting results to keep Burnley up. Wouldve loved him at us. Sad reflection that even Burnley are a better proposition than us now.
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    Dean Smith

    I don’t think nationality has anything to do with it. You could argue that Smith has come from clubs with an entirely different, smaller mentality so that takes time to get to grips with. Do you know the club through and through? I’m a fan and I certainly don’t. So why would Smith? Im not saying he hasn’t made mistakes and that he can’t be criticisised. He has and rightly can. But sacking now or even soon, is premature and not a way to run the club.
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    Dean Smith

    Yeah exactly. Some won’t make it, but we’ll never know unless we give them game time. We aren’t going down and we aren’t going up, so may as well give some of them 15 or so games to prove themselves for next year. We’d still have a spine of Kalinic, Chester/Elphick (not both together), McGinn, Grealish, Bolasie and Tammy (young but has a decent amount of experience) Like you say Leeds have played youth as have Norwich.
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    U23 Development League 2018/2019

    Hasn’t JDH been injured?
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    Jordan Lyden

    Feel bad for him, looked good a few yrs ago. Too many injuries now, shame as he’d probably have done well in the current set up.
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    Conor Hourihane

    Decent offer? Who in their right mind is going to offer for him.
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    John McGinn

    I’m not so sure. Yes he stands out for us, and his work rate is to be commended, but his quality on the ball isn’t always great and his final ball can be lacking. Premier league level I think he’d get caught out. ————————— He is a throw back to an old school midfielder, box to box able to win the ball and also chip in with some goals. It’s refreshing for us as we haven’t had someone of that ilk in a good while.
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    Kortney Hause

    The way Smith has talked about him or a lot potential that we can train up, would seem to indicate that this will be a permanent transfer. If so then we have to blood him now, get the mistakes out the way this season so that he is fully fit and ready for next season. Let’s not forget how bad Axel was before getting a continued run in the side. However, if we aren’t going to sign him then I’d rather we bloodied Revan to see if he is ready for next year.
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    Dean Smith

    In a way I agree, but if we are going to dismiss this season then Smith needs to start bedding in the kids. The likes of Hutton, Whelan, Elmo, Taylor etc aren’t going to be here next season. So we may as play more youngsters giving them valuable playing time to be experienced enough to start next season for us
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    U23 Development League 2018/2019

    Who plays CM for us? Surely we have someone who is full of running? They need to be given a chance in the first team as we need more energy in there.
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    Dean Smith

    I haven’t seen today, but it sounds dreadful. Lacking all energy, pressing and passing is disconcerting. Yes it’s not his squad but we still expect better. However, those calling for his head are very premature. This smacks to me very similar to when Wagner took over at huddersfield and Farke at norwich. They had some ups and down in their first seasons in charge, but then in the second season when people knew more of what they were meant to be doing it clicked into place. I hope Smith can have this impact, however, he needs to be blooding the youngsters (even if they aren’t good enough yet) so that they are the ones ready to hit the ground running next year. Surely we have an energetic midfielder who can press instead of BB?