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  1. Problem is that it's another loan. If he turns out to be a good player we get nothing out of developing him. If we had the money ideally we would sign him with a buyback clause for Man Utd. but I guess with FFP we can't afford him.
  2. To be fair any club would. Its £18m quid and a football club is a business at the end of the day.
  3. Classic mcleish performance, get a surprise 1-0 lead and then try to hold out to keep a clean sheet.
  4. villa89

    Scott Hogan

    Maybe cos of his injury record he cant play on artificial turf?
  5. villa89

    Scott Hogan

    Cos he's 100% shite. Can't get into an Ireland team that struggled to beat Gibraltar. Says it all.
  6. Woeful performance. How mick wasn't screaming at them to keep the ball on the deck I'll never know.
  7. Have to win your home games. There isn't enough games left to make mistakes
  8. Exactly this. The FFP thing is a joke the way its enforced. Without being an accountant it is hard to state a system that would work but the current one is a nonsense.
  9. Where's the lmarsha_926 mock up of a kappa version of next season's kit (*pallet background preferred)?
  10. To be honest I think he wasn't playing that good in first 7 months he was just popping up with a lot of goals. His general play was much better than it is now but I think people look back on the goals/assists he got at that time and think he was a better player than was. Just my opinion.
  11. This. With the embargo and no money they would have gone down next season with a -9 point start.
  12. villa89

    Stadia

    The Verge It begins...Xbox One SAD edition. Timed nicely to react to the launch of Stadia. Google Vs. MS in the battle for the cloud. If Google have any sense they'll try to partner up with Sony. MS using this as a test version to see what the reaction is I bet. In reality it's pointless buying a digital only Xbox unless it costs < £150. You can get really good deals on an Xbox currently with plenty of games included. Without the disc you can't buy second hand games from CeX etc. or play blu-rays.
  13. McLeish is a very poor manager, always has been always will be. The fact that they were stupid enough to give him the job once, nevermind twice, means I hope they crash and burn in their group.
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    Stadia

    Most people don't care about 'owning' media anymore. If you buy a game and it's in your game library for 15 years, it's been 12 years since you last played it and it disappears then who cares. Most likely the games will be around forever anyway much like you can still get the old games on steam etc., or old movies/TV shows on Netflix. If you look at the fine print of a game (AFAIK) you don't actually own it anyway, you just buy a licence to use it. People don't 'own' music anymore, they just have a spotify account or stream it from youtube, etc. It doesn't bother 99% of people.
  15. If there's a way to get Taylor out of the team I'm all for it. Problem is that there isn't a natural LB to replace him. Also Elmo can't be trusted to play well. He has shown throughout his time here that he isn't consistent.
  16. villa89

    Stadia

    Eventually it will be the mainstream way people game. It might take a while but it will happen. Most gamers are happy with lower resolution, easy access games otherwise we'd all be spending thousands on PC's. Also the money at stake is huge. A cloud gaming platform eliminates high street sales of games immediately, increasing margin for those making the games themselves. It also stops second hand sales dead in their tracks. You can have a subscription service like Playstation Now and then charge full price for the newest games with DLC etc. on top. Then you can also remove the need for R & D of new consoles and manufacturing them at a loss each generation. Once you have your Cloud setup running you are very unlikely to be usurped in the marketplace by something new as their won't be "new generations" every 4/5 years. There's a reason google launched stadia, there's money in this idea, a shit ton of it. Problem is there could only be one winner.
  17. villa89

    Stadia

    This is why I think MS will win the race. Their next console will be a halfway house to allow everyone access and they have experience in making their own games, releasing dev kits to third parties, etc.
  18. villa89

    Stadia

    Streaming and a subscription based gaming platform is the future but I think Google's announcement is too early. You need a big base of people with high speed internet for something like this to work. Currently (at least here anyway) telecoms companies advertise "high speed" broadband that isn't high speed at all. There's contention and peak use times so if you have the 25Mbps broadband Google say you need for this your actual average internet speed will be far less. When you come home from work and logon to Stadia your internet contention will cause huge issues. Also what's in it for the telecom's companies? Are most people going to pay extra for 100 Mbps broadband when they then have to pay a subscription for netflix, sky streaming and google stadia, spotify etc.? For now there's a trade off between quality e.g. 4k and streaming ability. If you want high quality then you have to buy a PC, monitor, etc if you want to stream then you have to have far lesser quality but no expensive hardware to buy. There will be a tipping point when the gap between the two becomes small enough for something like Stadia to take over a huge market but it's still some distance away IMO. Finally there's only a handful of massive companies I can think of that can make something like this work e.g. Apple, Microsoft and Google. The likes of Nintendo, Valve or Sony don't have the infrastructure or the ability to absorb the initial high costs to get something like this off the ground. In theory it's a race between MS and Google to become the netflix of gaming. I think MS might eventually win the battle.
  19. Native River, Le Prezien and Cartwright for me today. They are the big bets. Might have an each way on Mr. Adjudicator and DerrinRoss too
  20. Stayed brave and lost. Did my brains today. The account is near the danger zone but tomorrow's another day
  21. Nice payout there. Frodon a beast of a front runner. Bags of stamina. I had an each dabble on Kalondra in the next for an interest.
  22. Not a good start but I threw a fiver on a JP treble so if Epatante wins I'm in the money. . To cash out or not to Cash Out...not I think.
  23. Exactly this. He's the Glenn Whelan of left backs. I also agree that he's not arsed. He has 5 kids and I'd say he knows his career is done and he's made enough money to provide for them.
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