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  1. THE Video Game Thread

    Yep. I don't play it nearly as much as I used to before I graduated from University in 2011 though. I used it as a procrastination tool throughout all of my school life.
  2. 2015/16 International Football

    It's a British newspaper, so... no. To put it bluntly. Sorry for the long post... I am a season ticket holder at Tranmere Rovers who were relegated back to back from League One to League Two then out of the Football League in to the National League and have just finished their first season there just missing out on the playoffs. Seeing those leagues first hand I can tell you with absolute certainty that the top of the National League is a lot stronger than the bottom of League Two. Only two teams go up and down so the teams at the bottom of League Two are bottom dwellers who just do the bare minimum to try and stay up. The top of the National League has about 8 teams who are all genuinely trying to get promoted and because of this it is very competitive. Those teams would probably all do well in the Football League. Look at how Burton and Bristol Rovers have got on recently for example. Anyway, this revamp of the league could solve some of these problems as there are definitely some clubs at the top of the National League who could make decent money if they made it to the Football League but the odds are so stacked against them in the current format that there is potentially a lot of lost revenue to them and the Football League itself.
  3. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    I personally think it needs to be on a case by case basis rather than a hard and fast rule applied to everyone. The example of QPR that you posted is one where I would agree with the rule but just off the top of my head I could think of Hull, Coventry, Bradford and Barnet where it wouldn't be necessary.
  4. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    I'd have to see them on TV or in person before fully committing to this but they seem like a big upgrade. The old font was meant to have been designed for legibility from a long distance but I didn't find that to be the case. I also wasn't a fan of the gold that they used.
  5. Basically a Sports Show

    You were just testing us to see if we still listen every week.
  6. Basically a Sports Show

    Zach did a great job explaining this and Mike and Greg you seemed to understand it fully too. It's a shame none of us did put a few "quid" on them at 5,000/1. As for Mike's 'joke' though... I think the actual Labour Party leader made a pretty good one after PM David Cameron had previously mixed up which Premier League team he supposedly supports:
  7. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    So they've removed yellow from the crest but added it back to the kits? Also, not the biggest fan of the white crest on the shorts but overall it's not too bad.
  8. I agree with this. It proves that your German concepts weren't just a fluke as you've shown now with two separate leagues/countries that you understand how to create a suitable classic look for them with the design elements that you use.
  9. Croatian Eagles SC Milwaukee

    Vast improvement. Not really much to say about it other than that. With the "Eagles" script now in the crest would that mean the jerseys would not have it across the front like in the retro photo?
  10. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    Is it just me or do the logos look too small?
  11. Budweiser changes name to America

    The American one. It is widely available in shops, bars and pubs and usually sold in bottles from a fridge. Similar to the likes of Peroni and Becks if you have those? I don't know of any lager that's drank warm (room temperature) here to be honest. Plenty of ales but not lagers. The Czech one (most refer to it as just Budvar) is available to buy in shops but I don't think I've ever seen it sold in a bar unless it's a specialty bar that sells imported beers.
  12. Budweiser changes name to America

    Here in the UK, Budweiser is actually marketed and sold as a premium lager rather than something a stereotypical denim shorts wearing Cardinals fan would drink.
  13. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    LINK to an interview with the designer from the 2012/3 season. – Will there be any differences between the replica and the authentic or player issue versions of the kit? If so, what will they be?There is no difference whatsoever; we wanted to create a truly authentic replica product for fans. My friend is a Liverpool fan (I live a couple of miles away from the city) and I remember at the time asking him to show me his shirt to see what the material was like.
  14. 16-17 Soccer Kits

    I know that when the kits were by sister company Warrior, the replica shirts sold to fans were exactly the same as the match worn shirts. I'm guessing as New Balance they are offering the Elite kit as this match worn cut and material and the general kit is what we traditionally associate as a replica standard of kit. You're correct. For most of their history it has been red and white but they did have a yellow/gold crest from the mid 70s to the mid 80s. This was when the club was most successful. SOURCE
  15. 2016 Open Wheel Racing Chat

    This is now being reported in many places as confirmed for the rest of the season with immediate effect - with Kvyat being demoted to Toro Rosso. As you say, it's not the most surprising move given the performances so far. This move is also particularly good for Verstappen as the Red Bull TAG/Renault engine will no doubt vastly improve over the course of the season whereas the 2015 Ferrari engine used at Toro Rosso will not be receiving any development.