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  1. metal_guitarist

    [ENGLAND] (Official) Manchester United Data Issues

    Not sure how much of this you already have prepped for FM19 Nick but I've been going through the staff: First Team Tom Green - 29177799 Derby -> Man Utd | Data Analyst | Dec 17 - Present - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-green-69159428/ Jonny Picot - needs creating. English, PoB - Leeds, DoB - xx/xx/1978 (judging by Uni dates, qualified in 2000). Academy physio from Jan 2010 until Mar 2016, 1st team physio Mar 16 - Present Luke Benstead - 28111264 Everton -> Man Utd | Data Analyst | Aug 17 - Present - https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-benstead-32099041 Rob Page - 29117776 -> Man Utd | Data Analyst | Feb 18-Present - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-page-aa927732 James Parr - needs creating. English, 92/93 born. Sports Scientist - https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-parr-5b34638b Robin Thorpe - Sports Scientist, has been at the club since 2009. Don't really have a lot of info on him though I'm afraid. https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-thorpe-phd-2629a833 Paolo Gaudino - Needs creating. Fitness Coach and Sports Scientist, DOB 12/12/1986, joined Jul 12. https://twitter.com/paolo_gaudino?lang=en https://www.linkedin.com/in/paologaudino/ Seen in a pic today from the club. Unsure on status of Data Analysts Mick Court, Adam Warburton and Giovanni Cerra but it appears Paul Brand is now head of first team analysis as of July 17 so maybe Court at least has left: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-brand-2994932b/ U23s Neil Wood appears to be working with the U23s, I assume as Ricky Sbragia's assistant replacing Tommy Martin. Ex Man Utd player so should be in the database (DOB 4/1/83), think he's set as NFE. He's been working in the academy for a few years as a coach. Tom Hughes is the U23 physio Mark Hulse is incorrectly set as an U18s fitness coach, should be U23s fitness coach. U18s John Peacock - more of a "coach for the coaches" than coaching players. Probably should be set to NFE as he's running a coaching consultancy company of which Utd are a client. John Murtough - head of first team development, from what I can work out it's a similar role to Nicky Butt but for the first team, although not really a director of football. Definitely not an U18s coach. NFE? Tommy Martin is now U16s head coach, another for NFE. Ciaran Hughes - needs creating. He's 94/95 born, unsure which. Data Analyst. U18s Analyst Aug 16-Aug 17. First Team Analyst Aug 17-Aug 18 (intern). U18s Analyst Aug 17-Present - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ciaran-hughes-37719a110 U18s physio is now a "Russell Hayes". Again, no other info I'm afraid. U18s fitness coach is "Charlie Owen" but like Hayes, no other info.
  2. Glad Iran are out, their treatment of the referee, as bad as he was, was awful.
  3. Brilliant conversion of the penalty mind you. Spain/Morocco descending into a farce by the look of it as well
  4. Yellow, really? How many straight red card offences have not been given this tournament? It's ridiculous. Coupled with the refusal to book players for diving it's makes a complete mockery of the laws of the game. Why bother having them if you're not going to apply them at the highest level?
  5. Iran players a disgrace, won't be long before one is sent off. Thought the keeper was off his line for the pen save but need to see it again
  6. That should have been red as well for the Morocco player (the tackle on Ramos). Someone won't be refereeing in the knockout stages
  7. How has Pique stayed on the pitch? That's a shocking tackle and if the ref has missed it why has VAR not stepped in? That's a clear red card.
  8. metal_guitarist

    The BBC asks "why is rock music less popular now?"

    Just got back from Download Festival and rock music is alive and well. So many good upcoming bands around such as While She Sleeps, Bury Tomorrow, Dream State, Holding Absence, Loathe, Creeper etc, you've got the likes of Parkway Drive, Avenged Sevenfold, Architects, Stone Sour, Bring Me The Horizon (as much as I hate their music now), Neck Deep and Lower Than Atlantis becoming the new top dogs across their various sub-genres. Will any of them become as big as the likes of Guns N Roses and Black Sabbath? Probably not, but capable of playing in front of 100,000 people at a festival like what's just happened over the last 3 days? Easily. You Me At Six have gone from being one of the best pop-punk bands around to just another bland alt rock band whose venue sizes have more than halved thanks to the god-awful album they released, and PaulHartman gave a very good summary of what happened to Asking Alexandria (btw, are you "Soupy" on the Download forums? Posts are near identical in the thread over there ) . Has there been a generational gap with rock music? Probably, but it's far from dead.
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    Visa payments disrupted

    Hardware failure to blame apparently. Would not like to have been a sysadmin working there today. Wouldn't surprise me if it was a SAN failure and for whatever reason didn't flip over to the redundant one. Looking forward to reading the report if they ever make it public
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    Han Solo film

    For anyone that is wondering how a certain character came to appear in this film: Eventual fate: Would love to see this, although I'm not sure how he'll fit in given what happened in the finale of Rebels.
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    Han Solo film

    It was a bit but the 3D glasses might not have helped, even on IMAX.
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    Han Solo film

    Good but not as good as Rogue One. That said...
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    The I.T. Support staff Support group thread.

    Anyone fancy a game of BGP battleships? https://blog.benjojo.co.uk/post/bgp-battleships