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Herr Beast

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  1. 1 minute ago, achilles return said:

    the entirety of your argument is that he's "not starting" on a "top 10" team, and not how he is actually playing or even played. it turns out "top 10" teams can make front office mistakes, or have differences in philosophy, or make coaching changes that all leave players sitting out of a starting role in ways that has nothing to do with the player's actual ability or form. like this is obvious to anyone that isn't an idiot. 

    if all you have is "b-but everton is average, therefore", well, ok. lol. thanks for your amazing insight.

    Dude has not started the majority of games for a top team in 5 years. It is a fact.

    Maybe we have different definitions of starting, For me a starter is a guy that starts at least 80% of all games over all competitions. James has not been that guy for a long long time. He was lucky even to get rotational starts.

    And to be honest, the only reason why even Everton picked him up is because Ancelotti is the coach, who is kind of the only guy who still belives in James and has a long history with him. No CL team showed interest even though he was essentially a free agent.

    So no, based on the last 5 years, I don‘t regard him as more than an average player. But he can prove me and many people wrong this season at Everton, where he probably has a lot less pressure than at the bigger clubs where he didn‘t cut it.


  2. 9 minutes ago, achilles return said:

    like it would be one thing to say if james came over and was playing poorly, but literally everyone paying attention to epl is raving about his form and how well he's doing. 


    Dude, two games. The season is 38 games long. If Everton makes it to the CL and James played a major part in it, then we can talk again.

  3. 44 minutes ago, AF89 said:

    The Columbians in my TL won't shut up about James Rodriguez



    Abs it's funny as **** watching English announcers pronounce it James (like Bond)

    James is at best average. The only time he was really great was at the 2014 World Cup. Otherwise he never was good enough for a Top 10 team in Europe.

  4. Just now, AF89 said:

    This is how theyre going to get me not to switch to PS5. By saying they'll allow Fallout 5 crossplatform but make Vegas 2 exclusive

    I will buy both consoles eventually. Will start with the PS5, which makes more sense since I own like 80 PS4 games and maybe 5 for xbox one. And you can always count in MS to lower prices rather quickly. They have too much money to burn.

  5. 41 minutes ago, Carter said:

    I wouldn't even enjoy cheering for another team. Part of the beauty in suffering through all this disappointment has been the idea that the payoff would be worth it, that it will be so much sweeter when we finally do win it all. It really stinks to feel like there is just no chance at all to ever do that. I mean it's common for people to have another team they cheer for, but the accomplishments of that team will never be as meaningful as the main team... and cheering for another team out of hopelessness with this one would just be empty.

    I can't even be happy for my friends anymore :sadwave:

    I can‘t be a fan of other teams as well. There is no connection and I am too old to build new ones. 28 years of investment in the Falcons and even 40 years into my local soccer team... which is not even playing in the first German league anymore, which kinda sucks in itself.

    It is just, being fan of so many losing teams can sometimes really depress me. Especially when they are losing at the same time. Those double whammies really get to me. 

    Sure the satisfaction would be out of this world if they would one day win it all (the Falcons are even more likely to do that) there is no guarantee that will ever happen in my lifetime. Feels like playing the lottery. 

    At least there is the German national team, so at least I know how it would feel.

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