Recent content by davidmatzdorf

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    Pochettino set to spend £120m

    Jay Rodriguez has been half the player since his serious injury. He was exciting and effective before he got crocked. I can't see how he'd be on Pochettino's list. Knee-jerk journo-space-filler.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    It would seriously surprise me if the stands were not all accessible by escalators and lifts. Any modern stadium ought to have all parts accessible. The Emirates was completed more than a decade ago and it has escalators everywhere, to all stands.
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    You've missed my point entirely. And it's emphatically the opposite of an "appeal to authority". Of course the pitch could go badly wrong. FFS, I've worked in development for 20+ years. I know about shit going wrong when you try new systems! There's nothing in my post that suggests things won't...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Oh I know. We'll just invest several million quid in this totally untested system for growing our pitch on trays and we won't do any research beforehand. It doesn't matter that our grounds staff have won multiple awards for the pitch at OWHL. This time, we'll just take a flyer on a dangerous...
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    Match Threads Stoke vs Tottenham Hotspur - Match Thread

    Stoke played really well and we beat them anyway. They closed down like mad and broke effectively and fought for everything in precisely the way they have failed to do in our past 3-4 matches against them. But we won anyway. If Stoke had someone who could finish, they could have won this match...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    Older structures were over-engineered, because no one was quite sure how much load they would take. Modern structures use only the necessary amount of materials. We're accustomed to think of buildings looking robust and solid, because most of what we live around is pre-20c. But it's mainly just...
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    When you study engineering, there are books that set out the ways that you calculate the number and width and the type of steel needed for these connections, depending on the mass of the load and how it is distributed. I can't do it, but I work with lots of engineers. It's not trial-and-error...
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    Ben Davies: "Emotions at Chelsea were real. It's one Club, one goal"

    You haven't really read the article. It helps. I'm not seeing how bigging up a competitor for his own position (possibly in response to an attempt by a journalist to provoke a negative response), represents any of the characteristics you listed. Ben Davies' enthusiastic comments were made for...
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    What our opponents' fans are saying about us 17/18

    It’s a crap chant because it isn’t witty. Not because there’s anything bigoted or abusive about it. It’s like the guy at the dinner party who’s grinning about some incredibly witty riposte he’s made and everyone else is just looking at each other or at their dinner. It’s not ironic or even...
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    Tottenham stars unhappy with Levy pay

    As well as the article being pure shit-stirring, even a cursory read reveals that Levy's large remuneration is a one-off, resulting from bonuses related to the stadium and to increased/record turnover. We all know that there is also a liberal bonus system for the players. So the article is...
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    What our opponents' fans are saying about us 17/18

    It's always cringey. Not doing it under any circumstances would be a good plan.
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    Season Ticket Renewal Thread (Read first post)

    It wasn't too bad, just rather frantic. I was done by 10.30, having started trying to log in at about 9.20. There were some software errors at their end as I tried to pay for my seats and I had to re-enter the details.
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    Season Ticket Renewal Thread (Read first post)

    It bloody well makes a difference when the system keeps logging you out as you try to navigate it, and then keeps logging you in as your "managed ticket" partner when you want to log in as yourself. In my case, it wasn't multiple browsers. I had three logins on separate computers!
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    New Stadium Details And Discussions

    They're in the middle of a mass marketing exercise. If they permitted people to choose a seat, pay for it, then change it, the whole exercise would turn into a clusterfuck. Seats that had been marked "sold" would have to be marked "available" again. That would encourage other people to ask to...
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    Season Ticket Renewal Thread (Read first post)

    There isn't one. Synonyms.