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Ginko last won the day on October 12 2014

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    Nintendo Switch

    We got a Switch on Black Friday and the girlfriend and I have been having a blast on Mario Kart too. Apart from that I only have Zelda: BotW which I already played after borrowing my mate’s Wii U when it first came out, but it’s still great fun to play. As for Warframe, I take it it’s the same one that’s been on PS4 for a while, right? Haven’t played it much but it was fun. Not the easiest of games to get into though, I found. It wasn’t very clear what I had to do. I had to watch a number of the YouTube videos they had just to figure out how to get going.
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    Flatulence

    Running out of Likes due to this thread I’ve always been quite the farter, and I’ve always found it hilarious. My thinking is thus: The human body is such a complex system made up of a plethora () of organs working together in harmony. If we didn’t release build ups of gas, we would die. It’s a serious and necessary bodily function, but all those hilarious sounds you can make... Nature has quite the sense of humour.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Villa v sha

    Anyone get the Skysports highlights to work? I couldn’t watch the game and now the damn highlights won’t load for me!
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    Ice rink

    Looks like an Oni (demon) mask from Japan.
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    All New Funny Pics Thread - Clean Edition

    Last few posts remind me of that time someone asked for a photo of Villa Park and everyone photoshopped it in different ways Surely that thread must be in the Halll of Fame?
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    All New Funny Pics Thread - Clean Edition

    At the risk of sounding like I'm rehashing an old VT in-joke... it's good, but I think it would have been even better without the caption at the bottom. Let people figure it out.
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    Gran Turismo Sport

    Does TCS really make that much of a difference? I’ve only played around with it set very low once or twice and I found it very difficult to control. I’ll practice more with it.
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    Gran Turismo Sport

    It really does! It’s a tight track and I tried being as clean as I could. The third place guy bashed me as he overtook me on the first lap. Aside from that I had a bit of a coming together with the lead car as I overtook him on the inside which was admittedly a bit tight, but oh well.
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    Gran Turismo Sport

    Won my first online race tonight. I’ve only done nine of them in total, but I’ve barely qualified halfway up the pack and the highest I’d finished before tonight was about 6th, I never got anywhere near the leaders. Just decided to give it a go tonight as I bought a new controller and my R2 works properly now. Did the TT race around Tokyo Expressway and qualified 2nd much to my delight. Managed to get in the lead at the start of the second lap and lead comfortably for the rest of the race. Uploaded a video for anyone who might be interested, though it wasn’t the most exciting of races and I definitely made mistakes. I sometimes get distracted by other players, thinking they know better than I do and lose my racing line, instead adopting a similar one to the cars in front, meaning I make the same silly mistakes they do. Managed to snap out of it on this one though. Silly how nervous I was to hold on to the win!
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    Axel Tuanzebe

    You’re probably right. What player wouldn’t play in the Prem with a famous club like Manure, but that interview was by manutd.com and the question they asked him referred to coming back so he was hardly going to say, ‘Actually I’m going to stay here at Villa.’ was he? Given the chance he’d stay, but I’m not sure he’ll be good enough for them.
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    Dean Smith

    His career in management so far: - Spurs manager, finished 6th, sacked after six months. - Villa manager, left us in 19th position in the Prem, sacked after 9 months (still way too long). - Swindon Town Director of Football, they got relegated to League Two, sacked after 8 months. You’re entitled to your opinion, of course, but I’m not sure what it’s based on. He’s the ultimate charlatan in football. Looks the part with his designer stubble and the ‘Sherwood gilet’ and his cheeky confidence was infectious to the point he sounded like he knew what he was talking about. He doesn’t have a clue.
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    Dean Smith

    Perhaps, but since all the talk from Purslow has been about changing the philosophy and infrastructure of the club and changing the way we play to be attacking and entertaining football, you’d think they’d realise this doesn’t happen overnight. I imagine they also take into account that we can’t afford to keep chopping and changing managers and paying out huge sums to get the old one out and the new one in. I think Smith is the perfect candidate for the board right now and they will give him time. I also think the fact he’s relatively young, comes off the back of a very impressive stint at Brentford and that he has the Villa connection will give him a bit of extra leeway, not just with the owners but with the fans too. Yes, football is a results business, but surely anyone with a lick of sense can see that our frantic attempts at short term gain by changing the manager so frequently just isn’t working. The infrastructure needs to change and I think we finally have owners that realise that and (hopefully) have the sense to understand this will take more than a few weeks to implement.
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    Dean Smith

    I like him and I particularly liked how he played down the fact he was a fan as a kid. Yes it’s a nice story with a tinge of romance but what we need right now is a professional who has a plan and can get to work, and that’s exactly the impression I got from him in the press conference and the interview on the OS. We’ve needed this sort of appointment for the longest time now and what particularly fills me with hope is that it goes further than a change of manager. We have a plan in place and a brand of football we’re aiming for. I hope Smith works out and I think he will, but it’s comforting to know that even if he were to go we have identified a system we want to adopt which makes the process of filling that role that much more focused. This also means the necessary changes can occur but the core philosophy remains the same and trickles all the way down from the first team through to the schoolboys. Much better than the aimless appointments of god knows how long now. It may take some time but I think Smith was absolutely the correct choice and I think he’ll be good for us.
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    John Terry

    Well he announced his retirement from playing a day or two ago and we made the announcement he’s on our coaching staff so I wouldn’t hold your breath, unfortunately.
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    Dean Smith

    I’m happy with this appointment and the news that we appear to be restructuring the club in a more modern way is very welcome since we’ve been crying out for it for years now. However, if we ever needed a bit of patience and to get behind the new management and coaching setup, this is that time. As much as we’d all love an instantaneous effect on the pitch, implementing Smith’s methods and the infrastructure above is going to take time. I don’t believe we’ll be going up this year, but I do believe we’ll see improvement towards the latter half of the season which will give us hope for next season. I think we all need to remember that this is a necessary change. We were never going to go up and stay up with Bruce. We should have restructured the club as soon as Xia bought us, hell, as soon as we got relegated really. Finally it seems the new owners have the right idea. I’d love us to immediately start dominating other teams and go for promotion, don’t get me wrong, but if it doesn’t go that way we all need to realise the bigger picture. As long as Smith doesn’t make daft, inexplicable decisions like previous managers and we appear to be moving in the right direction, I’ll be happy. I can’t pretend that I was bowled over when I read the news last night, though I had been travelling for near 24 hours back home from Tokyo so maybe put some of that down to exhaustion. However, given some time to think, this just feels right, and I haven’t had that feeling for a very long time. Fingers crossed and good luck to the new setup. Let’s get right behind them. UTV.