Is always heartbreaking. I’m sorry.
Is always heartbreaking. I’m sorry.
Five seasons ago our second game of the season was at Manchester City. Thanks to Woy Hodgson we lost 3-0 in one of the worst performances by any side in years. It was clear even at that early stage what a disaster we were going to be under him, a disaster we’ve only just looked to have rectified. Our team included players such as Christian Poulsen, David N’Gog, Fernando Torres (when he was almost as bad as he is now), Milan Jovanović and Sotirios Kyrgiakos. Enough to make you cry.
Three seasons ago it was the first under Brendan Rodgers. Can you guess who our second game was against? Manchester City, this time at Anfield. It was the game where Raheem Sterling announced himself to the world with a wonderful performance. We twice went ahead but let City back into the game each time, the final goal thanks to a calamitous mistake from Martin Škrtel. Although it ended with a draw it was staggering how much we’d changed already. Saying that, we still had Sebastian Coates, Jonjo Shelvey (eurgh!), Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing and Fabio Borini in the match day XI and squad.
Today Liverpool play their second game of the season and once again it is against Manchester City. Got to be 3-0 to us now then, eh? I’d take it, obviously, but I have a feeling we’re going to see City want to lay down a marker tonight. We get a point I’ll be delighted.
We Go Again!
Just seen the (latest) Ashley Young dive. What an absolute tosspot. As if anybody would fall for that comical attempt at a dive. Utter twat and a disgrace of a footballer.
What gets me even more angry than him is the way the United players - who all saw him dive - scream “PENALTY!” then harangue the referee. They should be over with the Sunderland players telling Young what apathetic piece of shit he is. Maybe then he would learn as he does it nearly every time he plays now. Louis Van Gaal also should have slated him but he’s too busy looking like a rabbit in the headlights.
Yes, he’s not the only player who dives - all clubs have them - but nobody is doing it as often as him. Maybe next time he plays the entire crowd should just laugh every time he touches the ball rather than boo. Even if he is ‘in the zone’ the sound would be so unique (40,000 odd people laughing) it would break his concentration and make him feel like the tit he is.
Or The FA could grow a spine and actually clamp down on him. More chance of Simon Mingolet scoring a hat-trick at the Ethiad tomorrow night…
How Jason Segel continues to get work is an utter mystery to me. He’s useless, uncharismatic, can’t act, isn’t remotely funny and not a supporting man let alone leading man. Cameron Diaz too has somehow managed to get even worse of an actress in the last ten odd years. A massive chasm of wasted sperm the pair of them.
The film itself is just nonsense. So you bought all your family and friends iPads for Christmas, did you? Really? How much money do you have? Way to make the film feel relatable to people and amusing. But it’s okay, plot holes so big you could fall through them are part of any film Segel writes and/or Jake Kasdan directs. Why bother making it make sense if it’s funny…
…oh, it’s not funny though, is it? A near full cinema and not one person, not a single one, raised anything more than a mild titter during the film. Several people left before it got even half way. I braved the whole film. I wish I hadn’t as I’m now suicidal.
The worst piece of shit I have ever seen in my entire life - and I watched Manchester United against Swansea! If you have any thoughts of seeing this film don’t - just go and get yourself sectioned.
Doctor Who was incredible. We need more Victorian-era episodes as Jenna Coleman looks stupidly hot dressed that way. And Daleks(!) next week. Gah! I love Doctor Who :D
I loved the fact that the episode took its time, employed its silence, gave the characters time to breathe; the tempo was less rushed as in previous series, and I hope they keep that up despite not having the full hour for episodes in the rest of the series. Peter Capaldi was magnificent, but I have to admit it genuinely hurt seeing Matt Smith again. I miss him. And having Capaldi stand there effectively as Matt, as the Doctor with a new face, afraid of losing his best friend…. it really sold to me that it was the same man.
A final bit of praise must go to director Ben Wheatley. Comfortably the most family-friendly production that Wheatley has released for public consumption, notably darker and moodier. He holds his shots a little longer, his camera angles are less obvious, and his tone is just a little less comfortable. He’s not particularly overt about it, but there’s a sense that a strong movie director is behind the camera here. It’ll be fascinating to see what he does when he gets some Daleks to play with next week.
The ending though… is Missy The Master (Moffat said the old foe won’t come back but he does lie)? Or River Song? And was that the garden from The Girl Who Waited, wasn’t it? Had a very T.A.R.D.I.S.-y shape to it too. Intriguing…