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  1. Memberships

    @mjake1234 Wanderers have their number on their web-site.
  2. Domestic Politics

    I don't think of "user pays" as a tax as such, because there is (usually) an alternative to paying. A casual search seems to indicate that the U.K. initiative has had good success. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/30/england-plastic-bag-usage-drops-85-per-cent-since-5p-charged-introduced https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/07/tesco-to-end-sales-of-5p-carrier-bags
  3. I sense that Wazza will keep an unchanged side if he can, and make minimal changes if he has to make any at all. Winning is going to be the priority this season, not pretty football or "giving someone an opportunity because they've trained well" a la JvS.
  4. Domestic Politics

    Victoria to ban "single-use plastic bags." FMD - another regulation. This state/country is so over-regulated. The answer is not just to ban something - the answer is to learn how to use something properly.
  5. NZ v Peru WC playoff: 25,000 tickets sold today

    Strongly agree on the absorption of Oceania and the split into East and West Asia.
  6. Jess Fishlock

    Great to have you back Jess.
  7. Developing youth players

    8 of our boys selected in a 22-player Australian U-19 squad for a tournament in November. https://www.melbournecityfc.com.au/news/eight-city-young-guns-selected-young-socceeroos
  8. TTIM: Things That Irk Me

    They really were. Photo Editor was part of Office, and I really could do good things with that program. It was replaced with Picture Manager, but even that has disappeared now. The old version of Paint also shits all over the current one. Fortunately, Photo Editor and (old) Paint are still on my stand-alone PC. OK, I know I haven't moved with the times, but why discontinue programs that a generation of users grew up with and could use to advantage? As for XP, I would have gladly paid an annual licensing fee to keep internet security updates going. IIRC, the U.K.'s National Health Service used XP for its whole system, and managed to keep going with it, at least for a while, by paying a special fee to Microsoft, but that option was not offered to home users.
  9. Domestic Politics

    This must be the first time that the country has been led by an invertebrate. Has Turnbull got any principles left to discard?
  10. R2 Etihad Derby 14 October 7:50pm

    It was 28th March 2016. Round 25. We beat Wellington 3-0 at home with two to Bruno and one to Novillo, to finish the round on top of the table. We then went to Perth, went 0-3 down before Bruno and then Marc Marino in injury time made the scoreline look respectable at 2-3. We dropped to fourth. In the final round we lost 0-2 at home to Adelaide, and finished fourth.
  11. R2 Etihad Derby 14 October 7:50pm

    Clear and unambiguous red. Appalling decision to issue a yellow. Now, of course, it cannot be changed by the match review panel. IMO this is ridiculous. Any tackle from behind that results in serious injury - such as the one that felled Bruno - should be reviewed and retrospective punishment should be possible. As the rules stand, the offending player and club walk away scot free. Not good enough. Do we have an update on how Malik is?
  12. Anyone living on the Sandy Line - be aware buses are replacing trains from Elsternwick to the City all weekend.
  13. City tactics 2017-18

    I'm just glad that I played the game at a level where you didn't have to concern yourself with "continuity of balance", "reactionary movements", "vertical channels" and so on and so forth. Just run around a bit, control the ball if you could, pass it to a team-mate in a better position than you, and if in sight of goal, have a crack. And get pissed on the coach going home from an away match.
  14. TTIM: Things That Irk Me

    Disagree completely. I've written innumerable articles and reports, and two books, using it. I'll concede that earlier versions were easier to use than the latest one I have, but I put that down more to having to eventually give up Windows XP than anything else. I still have XP and various discontinued Microsoft programs on a stand-alone PC.
  15. The FFA Management thread

    I'm not convinced that the actual standard of football played in the A-League is dropping. IMO it's rather more that it is not improving, (to my eyes) many of the clubs play pretty much the same way, FFA has introduced more restrictive rules, the format in which each club plays the same old 9 other clubs three times is becoming monotonous, and all these factors contribute to a feeling of staleness.
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