VictoriaGooner

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  1. Very loud YAWN. So old about time the Goons came up with something new. Newsflash for you. we are still in with qualifying for the Europa League so our season is not over yet. To tell you the truth IanC, St. Totteringham's Day is still a great day for us Gooners alike. I believe that is 20 consecutive years Arsenal has finished above Spurs. Better luck next season. But in all seriousness, true Spurs are still in the driving seat for Europa League qualification for next season. And the added bonus with UEL is that the winner of the competition gets a UCL play-off round berth out of it for the following season. So there is that, but hard to see Spurs winning even UEL with their current squad. Kane can't score all their goals in domestic, cup and Europe. Good to see you back VG. As long as the HarriKane grabs more goals against your lot and helps us get the points then I will be happy. Still waiting for your second coming of Terry Sherringham to come good against us Gunners Thanks for the welcome back
  2. I do not know why FOM needs to revamp F1 again. For the concerns of higher revving engines, more aggressive looks, and increased noise have to do with the sounds of the cars on broadcasts of the race weekends. Since the V6 turbo has come on the scene, the cars have been a little quieter (not the same ear pinching noise we are all use to from days of past when I was growing up watching F1 on late night CBC) but the cars are being tracked as being faster today than in previous years. This has been proven in practice timings and testing sessions over the last couple years. The refuelling issue was changed back in 2010 from both a cost saving and a safety concern. I don't think they should bring back in-race refuelling, I think the pit strategy at the moment is great with timing a car into the pits and trying to shave off precious seconds with tyre changes. Hell look at what happened in the Spanish GP recently with three different incidents of pit failures. Just thinkk what could have happened if re-fuelling was involved. Please FOM and FIA, keep F1 the way it is now. Too many changes to the regulations will slowly dilute a great sport which is full of history. Remember F1 is where the best drivers in the world race in.
  3. Great job on the World Baseball Cup concept series Raysox! Love the history of each World Cup you have spun. Only you can come up a massive plot like WBC. Crisp clean designs from the logos, to the jerseys and hats. But a huge shoutout for the amazing qualifications and finals tables with simple looking shadowed flags. A beautiful touch mate. Wish I thought of those for my own personal project. You definitely know how to take a concept and blow it out the water.
  4. Very loud YAWN. So old about time the Goons came up with something new. Newsflash for you. we are still in with qualifying for the Europa League so our season is not over yet. To tell you the truth IanC, St. Totteringham's Day is still a great day for us Gooners alike. I believe that is 20 consecutive years Arsenal has finished above Spurs. Better luck next season. But in all seriousness, true Spurs are still in the driving seat for Europa League qualification for next season. And the added bonus with UEL is that the winner of the competition gets a UCL play-off round berth out of it for the following season. So there is that, but hard to see Spurs winning even UEL with their current squad. Kane can't score all their goals in domestic, cup and Europe.
  5. The Crew home is nicely done...liking the sublimated checkers. Nice job on both Chicago and Columbus so far
  6. Maybe if Western countries started to put serious economic sanctions on countries who support ISIS, there won't beIt's not the issue of countries supporting ISIS, it's western world countries who sit idly back while the Qatari government gets away with slave labour, not paying their workers for months on end, having them live in slums with 5-7 people per room, confiscating their passports so they can't leave, and having the worst safety record on construction sights with ZERO oversight and care about the deaths of migrant workers. Many journalists write these big expose iase on the state of construction within Qatar, and some politicians say a few things how they condemn Qataris for doing this when they are trying to get something else passed. But nothing really happens.
  7. Sky Sports F1 interviewed McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier and he says Fernando Alonso has been given the all-clear by medical staff (MRI and CAT Scan) after being taken to hospital following a heavy crash in testing at Barcelona. That's good news Day Three, Barcelona Test - Sunday, February 22 As the second pre-season Formula One test came to a close in Barcelona, Romain Grosjean secured bragging rights for Lotus by recording the fastest time of the week. As with team-mate Maldonado on day three, Grosjean set his table-topping time on Pirelli’s supersoft tyres, the Frenchman clocking a time of 1:24.067 late in the afternoon. The glory-hunting run put the seal on a good day for the team as it worked a solid programme of long and short runs, with Grosjean getting through 111 laps. All I can ask is what has changed at Lotus between Jerez and Barcelona? Great turn around for the team. It looked likely that Jenson Button would take over from Alonso at the wheel of the McLaren Honda in the afternoon but with an hour left in the session the team revealed it was calling a halt to running at this test. Good call by Ron Dennis and McLaren Honda Pos Driver Team Time Lap Tyre 1 Romain Grosjean Lotus 1:24.067 111 Soft 2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:24.321 131 Medium 3 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 1:24.941 104 Medium 4 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:24.956 73 Medium 5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:25.345 129 Soft 6 Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1:25.605 88 Hard 7 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:26.312 76 Hard 8 Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1:26.591 36 Soft 9 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:27.956 20 Medium 10 Jenson Button McLaren
  8. This is going to hurt Italian fantasy footballers more than anything here on the Board This is where players who were scoring major points against Parma. But in the end it's a shame a once proud Italian club like Parma has gone down the same path as Rangers. Here's hoping they will bounce back sometime soon.
  9. I love tifo and all that comes with football matches from supporter groups but this one banner is quite good. This will not be the end of new TV rights deal released by the Premier League. People can't say football supporters don't have a sense of humor...
  10. Making reference to the Feyenoord supporters clashing with riot police prior to the Roma? Enough said if you are Good day in the Prem, Swansea claim season double over United even after van Gaal stating this week "that he is close to being able to pick his preferred side for the first time this season." So far from the truth even now with RvP injured and seen on crutches. Burnley draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after Matic was sent off with 20 minutes remaining. The Chelsea supporters showing their solidarity as a club after the incidents in Paris. You judge on the banner: City thump Newcastle to pull within five points of Chelsea, Hull wins at home v QPR with a Barton sending off (he has been sent off nine times in his career and now is joint discipline leader in the PL), and Arsenal struggle through 90 minutes of hell at Selhurst Park to pick up three points to leapfrog United into third. Coquelin was the absolute bright spot for the Gunners today again. The man is fitting in well into the DM role in the starting XI. And how about Malaga beating Barca 1-0 today. Anyone else see any talking points or low spots in today's European action?
  11. Renault could return as a factory team. They did so well as a team that I just didn't understand why they went back to a engine manufacturer with winning back to back world and constructor titles. They sold 75% of their stake in the company in 2009 and the remaining 25% in 2010 for what? I know they were saying at the time they wanted to scale back they're day to day involvement with F1 but just be an engine builder. RBR has not been happy with Renault engines for a couple years now, even in the time of their dominance of the grid. Would be nice top see Renault back on the grid with a possible Audi factory team. Oh the fantasy racing Day Three, Barcelona Test - Saturday, February 21 Now there is something going on at Lotus. Maldonado grabbed the limelight on the penultimate day of this week’s Barcelona test, the Venezuelan topping the timesheet with a lap of 1:24.348 set on Pirelli’s supersoft tyre compound. That makes two out of three testing days that Maldonado has topped the time sheet over Red Bull and Mercedes. I know it is still early in the pre-season and we haven't really completed a free practice Down Under. But I am wondering if Lotus has found a competitive combination of components for the E23. Time will tell. McLaren's run of poor running continues with another seal failure of the MGU-K, limiting Button in the car for 24 laps today. I find it hard that they had the part manufactured and ready for today but it failed again. Something is not just adding up for McLaren-Honda. Pos Driver Team Time Lap Tyre 1 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:24.348 104 Medium 2 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:24.739 129 Soft 3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:26.076 101 Medium 4 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:26.340 53 Soft 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:26.407 105 Medium 6 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 1:26.589 112 Development 7 Felipe Massa Williams 1:26.912 55 Intermediate 8 Pascal Wehrlein Force India 1:27.333 81 Development 9 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:27.556 49 Medium 10 Jenson Button McLaren 1:29.151 24 Soft Ted's Notebook from Day 3, Part 1 - Interview with Carlos Sainz, Jr http://youtu.be/W-cLNR3V_FU Part 2 http://youtu.be/xd9ZNydwXw4 Barcelona testing wraps up tomorrow for session two, then the final testing session from Barcelona take place from February 26 to March 1
  12. True a little disappointing but at least they picked up the victory and four points in the end..up one man or not. I watched the Highlanders v Crusaders match and the Crusaders pretty man handed the Highlanders throughout, even through the final score was 26-20 Crusaders. It was pretty much over at half. McCaw and Cruden both stepped up, taking it to the Highlanders. Though game of the round was Rebels v Waratahs - action from first to last whistle, high scoring and in the end the current Super Rugby holders win gaining five points. A very entertaining game on Thursday night. http://youtu.be/Kp59MbXJ6Ko
  13. Well I myself would love to see Audi and Volkswagen AG in F1. It is the one engine manufacturer that I always hope they would come in because it would take F1 competition to the next level. But just think if Audi/Volkswagen AG bought RBR and Red Bull was the title sponsor for the F1 team. What a combination, great resources both on and off the track. We will see if this comes to fruition or not. But the more it is making the news, the more it seems more likely.
  14. I like both home and away of Brazil. I really like the sublimated Christ the Redeemer on the home kits, very nicely incorporated. That away kit is a thing of beauty, like how you incorporated the yellow and green cross behind the Brazilian FA crest. As for the US kits, I like what you did for the home kits not a real fan of the away kits. It might have something to do with the center chest red/white hoops. It just seems a little out of place. This should be a good series, more football the better on the board
  15. They'll propably do that. They learned how to win again and many teams in the top region of the table are struggling too often (besides Bayern and Wolfsburg). Also Hamburg did something similar a few years back. They also were placed on the 16th or 17th place in the winter break and still made it to the top. I can't remember if they went to the EL or CL though. I'm looking forward to the match against Juventus next week. The '97 Champions League Final rematch will be a good indicator. I think Dortmund could overcome the first part of the season demons and pull out a European berth, albeit UEL. The next week's first leg between Dortmund and Juventus should be a really good matchup. Strong attack from the wings for both sides. I am also looking forward to my Gunners hosting Monaco. We have a really good chance in progressing past the Rd of 16 in a quite of number of years.
  16. I'm liking the Sydney FC charity alternate! Looks good!
  17. I do have to say the Williams Martni paint scheme is a thing of beauty...I have to agree. And it wouldn't be a Williams car without the Senna S. Nice job on the Williams car marble21, you did them justice.
  18. Day 2, Barcelona Test - Friday, February 20 Red Bull Racing put day one issues behind them as Australian completes 142 laps to finish ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time of day two of pre-season testing Barcelona, finishing just one hundredth of a second ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. Alonso had no major issues, like previous predicted with the seal failure affecting Button on Day 1, and managed a total of 59 laps in the Honda-powered car, the highest total the team has achieved so far in a single day of 2015 testing. Alonso finished with the day’s seventh best time, a 1:25.961 that was 1.3s off Ricciardo’s pace. Pos Driver Team Time Lap Tyre 1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:24.574 143 Development 2 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:24.584 90 Medium 3 Felipe Massa Williams 1:24.672 88 Soft 4 Sergio Perez Force India 1:24.702 121 Hard 5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:24.923 89 Hard 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:25.556 66 Medium 7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:25.961 59 Soft 8 Jolyon Palmer Lotus 1:26.280 77 Soft Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:27.334 113 Medium 10 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:28.945 100 Medium http://youtu.be/OjPw0tyiTss Barcelona testing continues tomorrow.
  19. Chelsea have barred two more fans from attending Stamford Bridge following the incident of alleged racism on the Paris Metro on Tuesday, taking the total to five. http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/31560189 http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2015/02/further-suspensions-following-paris-metro-incident-.html In an interview with BBC 5 Live, Souleymane S. spoke of his ordeal in the Paris Metro station. "I felt truly wounded to the bottom of my heart that I really couldn't believe it. We're in 2015 aren't we and we're in France. We're in a civilised country and when you are in a civilised country there are certain things you can't do. For me, it's a humiliation. I was humiliated in my country. I was humiliated in front of my family, humiliated in front of my mother and father. Of course it's Chelsea's responsibility. It's their supporters. Chelsea should call my lawyer. And they haven't done that yet." PSG's Director General has already called and made contact to the the victim's lawyer on Wednesday about the incident. A Chelsea spokesman said the club were writing to Souleymane to "apologise unreservedly" and invite him to attend a game as their guest. Earlier in the day, Mourinho told his weekly pre-match news conference: "The dressing room reacted as I did - with disappointment. They condemn the situation and support the gentleman involved. "They feel ashamed but maybe we shouldn't because these people involved do not belong to Chelsea Football Club." Wrong attitude to take Jose...there is a reason why racism and discrimination is still present in football.
  20. The video is pretty shocking to watch it all play out. The Guardian reporting the following: "Chelsea have strongly condemned a group of their supporters who have been caught on video singing a racist song and preventing a black man from boarding the Paris Métro. The footage, obtained exclusively by the Guardian, shows the man repeatedly trying to squeeze on to a busy train only to be forcefully shoved out of the door and back on to the platform at the Richelieu – Drouot station before Chelsea’s Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes. The fans on the train are then heard chanting a song that appears to be celebrating what has just happened and includes the line: “We’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it” while a black woman is standing directly in front of them. The club said: “Such behaviour is abhorrent and has no place in football or society. We will support any criminal action against those involved, and should evidence point to involvement of Chelsea season-ticket holders or members the club will take the strongest possible action against them, including banning orders.” http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/feb/18/racist-chelsea-fans-push-black-man-paris-metro (video embedded in article) I'm wondering if The FA and possibly UEFA will get involved. I know the incident occurred outside of the ground on public transit and not on the pitch or in the stands. I know Scotland Yard is said to be asking for the public's help to ID suspects. Let's hope they catch them. This is not needed neither in football or in society. The 33-year-old victim has since called for the three English supporters to be punished. His name is Souleymane S, told France's Le Parisien: "These people, these English fans... should be locked up." Even PM David Cameron and Sepp Blatter both chimed in on this matter. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31543951 In a statement, Chelsea said it had received "substantial information" following a witness appeal. "Chelsea Football Club is suspending three people from Stamford Bridge as a result of investigations into the incident on the Paris Metro on Tuesday evening. If it is deemed there is sufficient evidence of their involvement in the incident, the club will issue banning orders for life. We have received substantial information to date following our witness appeal and we are grateful to the many Chelsea supporters who have provided information so far. Our investigations are on-going and we would request any further information is sent to customer.services@chelseafc.com. We also continue to cooperate fully with the Metropolitan and Paris police forces who lead the ongoing criminal investigation." http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2015/02/statement-on-paris-metro-incident.html
  21. Day One of the second pre-season test from Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona concluded today and I am a little shocked to see who was the top of the timesheets today. Maldonado had an eventful outing at the Circuit de Catalunya, the Lotus driver twice bringing out the red flags in the morning. He ran more consistently in the afternoon, however, and when he bolted on a set of soft tyres with an hour left in the session he shot to the top of the timesheet where he would remain. Raikkonen’s time of 1:25.167, set on softs, confirmed that the pace Ferrari showed at the opening test in Jerez has translated to the more representative Barcelona circuit and while Ferrari conducted few long runs in Jerez, Raikkonen today worked through some medium length double-digit runs to show that Ferrari have indeed taken a step forward over the winter. Over at champions Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton began the day brightly but after an hour and a half of running the team reported that would not be driving for the rest of the day, as he “felt unwell”. With Nico Rosberg present but under advice of doctors not to drive due an inflamed nerve in his neck, Mercedes were forced to recall reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein from Force India, where the DTM racer was driving the Silverstone outfit’s 2014 car. Wehrlein completed 32 laps for Force India before slotting into Mercedes’ WO5 for a first outing shortly before the lunch break. He would eventually set the day’s eighth and ninth fastest time for Force India and Mercedes respectively. McLaren’s running was also brief. Jenson Button began in positive style, working through 21 trouble-free laps in the Honda-powered MP4-30, with his best lap less than a second off the morning’s best times.However, an issue with the seal on the MGU-K then forced the Briton back to the McLaren garage and after a lengthy investigation the team confirmed that because repairs would require the replacement of the power unit Button would not run again. The problems worsened, however, when Honda’s F1 chief Yasuhisa Arai revealed that the manufacturer will need to redesign the component won’t be available until Saturday, meaning that Fernando Alonso could encounter a similar problem tomorrow. The day’s lap total award went to Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen. The 17-year-old put in 94 laps and finished sixth on the timesheet showing that the power unit issues affecting Red Bull Racing do not seem to be hindering its sister team. http://www.grandprix247.com/2015/02/19/barcelona-day-1-maldonado-puts-lotus-back-on-top/ Pos Driver Team Time Lap Tyre 1 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 1:25.011 69 Soft 2 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:25.167 73 Medium 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:25.547 58 Soft 4 Sergio Perez Force India 1:26.636 34 Medium 5 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:27.307 78 Medium 6 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 1:27.900 92 Medium 7 Jenson Button McLaren 1:28.182 21 Medium 8 Pascal Wehrlein (PM) Mercedes 1:29.286 47 Hard 9 Pascal Wehrlein (AM) Force India 1:28.329 32 Medium 10 Susie Wolff Williams 1:28.906 83 Medium 11 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:30.429 11 Medium Sky Sports F1 update from the Barcelona. http://youtu.be/5RBObBkfnEM Day 2 tomorrow from Circuit de Catalunya...
  22. कौन?What are you exactly asking...which one what? आप वास्तव में क्या पूछ रहे हैं ... जो एक क्या?
  23. IMO, best kit manufacturer going right now. Everton, Hull City, Derby County, PSV, FC Nantes, RC Lens, etc. etc., they all look good. There's no reason simple and traditional has to be boring and Umbro keeps proving that. Agree! Umbro will do PSV a lot of good in the upcoming years. Umbro has been turning out some pretty amazing kits in the last few years. Here's hoping this is a start of a comeback for the brand.