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Fan of Fantasy Football and Monty Python. "Archimedes out to Socrates, Socrates back to Archimedes, Archimedes out to Heraclitus, he beats Hegel. Heraclitus a little flick, here he comes on the far post, Socrates is there, Socrates heads it in! Socrates has scored! The Greeks are going mad, the Greeks are going mad! Socrates scores, got a beautiful cross from Archimedes. The Germans are disputing it. Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics, Kant via the categorical imperative is holding that ontologically it exists only in the imagination, and Marx is claiming it was offside.

Comments (Last 30 Days)

  1. The best Man City players to consider for FPL Double Gameweek 39 19 hours, 26 mins ago

    Yes - more blocked shots playing the left I meant to say. He should have done better than he has so far this season given the number of big chances he's had. » Read

  2. The best Man City players to consider for FPL Double Gameweek 39 20 hours, 29 mins ago

    Doh! getting my left's and right's mixed up! (insert facepalm emoji!) » Read

  3. The best Man City players to consider for FPL Double Gameweek 39 20 hours, 33 mins ago

    Excellent read. I will probably FH in GW39, especially if it is the only DGW. Sterling tempting... will follow the situation with Sané closely. As I noted in my article last Feb (shameless plug) he's had more blocked shots this season playing from the right https://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2020/01/28/fantasy-assists-are-we-overlooking-them/ a switch to the left would be very good news for him imo. » Read

  4. The best Man City players to consider for FPL Double Gameweek 39 20 hours, 46 mins ago

    home match, you should be ok » Read

  5. The best Man City players to consider for FPL Double Gameweek 39 20 hours, 54 mins ago

    I'm on Mané. Tempted to switch to Kane... » Read

  6. The best Man City players to consider for FPL Double Gameweek 39 20 hours, 54 mins ago

    Vardy if you own » Read

  7. Sane's return to fitness adds to City rotation risk out wide 2 days, 2 hours ago

    Sorry late reply, I completely agree that we should find the right tactics to suit the players. My point was really that having adapted tactics suited to less technical players in the late 80's/90's (Reep's ideas), and arguably taken English football backwards by doing so, I think it's quite right to look to change that now. Do we have enough technical players to play like Liverpool or City (or Spurs under Poch) at senior international level? No. But we are not far off, in my opinion. We should aim to do the best we can with what we have available. Are we better than the best international sides? No. But we are moving forward, we are trying to develop more technical players. Expectations for winning a major tournament should be low, for now, but we should continue to develop technical players needed to succeed in the future. » Read

  8. Sane's return to fitness adds to City rotation risk out wide 2 days, 15 hours ago

    Except if you listen to the podcast, it talks about how Reep's statistical approach was adopted successfully by Wimbledon in the 80s and Graham Taylor at Watford. And then transferred to the international stage once he became England manager. How Reep's tactical approach was promoted by the FA and the English Centre of Excellence through its publication of "The Winning Formula". Reep's idea? "Football is a space invasion game. If the team can’t bring the ball forward to invade the space in opponent’s half or defending third, they can’t score." Therefore, his philosophy is that the player should always try to play the ball forward whenever possible. He argued direct play embodies a positive attitude and possession play (movements with high numbers of consecutive passes) embodies a negative attitude. Most goals achieved by less than 3 or 4 passes. The problem is Reep's idea was wrong! He'd made an error. He'd misinterpreted the data. While 3 or 4 passes might work for pl… » Read

  9. Sane's return to fitness adds to City rotation risk out wide 2 days, 16 hours ago

    Yes I can see that mentality problem. I'm just re-listening to the podcast I linked to above on Charles Reep, worth checking out. » Read

  10. Sane's return to fitness adds to City rotation risk out wide 2 days, 16 hours ago

    I was trying to separate two points: player development and skill level in Britain from success as a national team. Certainly both England and Scotland should have had more success in the past than they did, given the success at club level. I personally think we are heading in the right direction now, St George's Park is an excellent development. And let's not forget we recently won both the U17 and U20 World Cups. Now, please, can we translate that success to the senior team! Easier said than done. » Read

  11. Sane's return to fitness adds to City rotation risk out wide 2 days, 17 hours ago

    Interesting comments, I just wanted to add my thoughts. The first non-Latin/southern European team to win the European Cup? Celtic. A team that showed much skill. Go back in time and the 'Scottish Game' was all about making the ball do the work. Sounds Barcelona-esque. England's success in European football during the late 70's until the Heysel disaster. A time when there weren't that many foreign imports to the English game. Perhaps we can blame Charles Reep? https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-one-mans-bad-math-helped-ruin-decades-of-english-soccer/ English football has had great progressive coaches in the past and moved footballing ideas forward. Look up Peter McWilliam, Jimmy Hogan, Herbert Chapman, Vic Buckingham, Arthur Rowe, Bill Nicholson. In 1953, after England lost 6-3 to the legendary Hungarian side with Puskas and co, their coach declared: "We played football as Jimmy Hogan taught us, when our football history is told, his name should be written in gold let… » Read

  12. Sane's return to fitness adds to City rotation risk out wide 2 days, 20 hours ago

    Baldock to Alonso this GW paid off! Kane (c) to go.... » Read

  13. Recapping the best Bournemouth players ahead of FPL restart 2 days, 20 hours ago

    Alonso 😀 » Read

  14. Sane's return to fitness adds to City rotation risk out wide 2 days, 21 hours ago

    yes 4 I think » Read

  15. Recapping the best Bournemouth players ahead of FPL restart 2 days, 21 hours ago

    James also has a better points per 90 than Alonso - 5.92 v 5.41. I just have a feeling Alonso has been underperforming slightly and James overperforming (18% conversion rate). I like that Alonso is more involved in attacks. But it's close, if the £1.1m is needed elsewhere go with James. » Read

  16. Recapping the best Bournemouth players ahead of FPL restart 2 days, 21 hours ago

    Some vFPL related tweets for those interested: Captaincy: https://twitter.com/TopMarx_FPL/status/1267136367907266560 3x Friendlies: https://twitter.com/TopMarx_FPL/status/1267126480989032448 Value: https://twitter.com/TopMarx_FPL/status/1267107595954851845 » Read

  17. Recapping the best Bournemouth players ahead of FPL restart 2 days, 21 hours ago

    Kane » Read

  18. Recapping the best Bournemouth players ahead of FPL restart 2 days, 21 hours ago

    I like Baldock to Alonso. and I guess Mané to Salah, but you could just stick with Mané. » Read

  19. Recapping the best Bournemouth players ahead of FPL restart 2 days, 21 hours ago

    Salah 29 probably, Auba v Norwich also tempting » Read

  20. Early Double Gameweek set to take place as FPL confirm plans to resume 3 days, 21 hours ago

    For anyone still interested in Virtual FPL, I gave the Team Stats sheet a refresh. Grouped stats together to make it easier to use https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1i3MnjNtqv0nwMUkgC-m6iYkQhuFDGaC6zsNkCgmaoF0/edit#gid=1600858367 » Read