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By the by, with the World Cup drawing closer at a rapid pace, we should really settle on the ST for it. From what I recall, we decided to give it an ST, while making sure to point out all the inadequacies about the hosting country in the OP.

What I remember for sure is having said that I would be willing to step in, but only if the workload would be spread across more shoulders than my own. That still remains true.

Long story short, who would be willing to contribute to the World Cup ST? Every little bit helps!
Forgot to add this, but obviously: if someone else wants to do it themselves, that is also fine by me!

If nobody shows interest in working on it, be it with or without my involvement, before the end of the week, we will probably not have an ST for it. Doubt I will be able to put something half-decent together in barely a week all by myself. In that case, I would try to make sure that this thread can be used for WC discussion instead.
 
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Mark Flekken was left out of the Oranje squad.
Dude was a potential number 1

Edit : Botman is also missing 😳
Eeeehhhh

He’s not bad, but when he was in the starting eleven he never really convinced me. Our goalies aren’t that great (as a Feyenoord supporter I’m hopeful for Bijlow, but he wasn’t that great for the last few months, but he’s regaining his old form), with Pasveer and Noppert being pretty average as well.

Cillessen destroyed his own chances with being a huge dick for the last couple of months
 
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Sosa being injured will only make things harder for Stuttgart this afternoon. Hope we can at least eke out a draw somehow to not make out relegation worries worse than they already are.

Fully expecting Sosa to get traded over the winter, especially if he manages to play in the World Cup. Will be difficult to replace him.
 
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Well, the Stuttgart match went exactly as expected. Quelle surprise. Will be a long and interesting winter break, with Mislintat's future at the club still hanging by a thread, and the head coach position to be filled.

Boy, am I looking forward to the inevitably ensuing chaos…
 

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Eeeehhhh

He’s not bad, but when he was in the starting eleven he never really convinced me. Our goalies aren’t that great (as a Feyenoord supporter I’m hopeful for Bijlow, but he wasn’t that great for the last few months, but he’s regaining his old form), with Pasveer and Noppert being pretty average as well.

Cillessen destroyed his own chances with being a huge dick for the last couple of months
That's puzzling though. That guy lead his team to spot #2 in the league table before the WC break and they owe him a lot for that. Freiburg is to the Bundesliga what NEC is to the Eredivisie, so it must mean something... I guess.
Well, the Stuttgart match went exactly as expected. Quelle surprise. Will be a long and interesting winter break, with Mislintat's future at the club still hanging by a thread, and the head coach position to be filled.

Boy, am I looking forward to the inevitably ensuing chaos…
I wonder what happened to Silas. I wish he and Guirassy would be associated in the front.
 
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That's puzzling though. That guy lead his team to spot #2 in the league table before the WC break and they owe him a lot for that. Freiburg is to the Bundesliga what NEC is to the Eredivisie, so it must mean something... I guess.

I wonder what happened to Silas. I wish he and Guirassy would be associated in the front.
Silas is probably injured again. The lad has been incapacitated for longer than he wasn't.
 
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@PokéNeutral and also the staff at large, do you think it would be fine to have the OP of the World Cup ST only address the human rights issues, post that first to allow for discussion on the topic to get started, and then reserve the first post for fixtures to be added at a later date?

I think this is the best I can do, and going about it that way highlights the issues we wanted the thread to address the most.

I know I said I wouldn't do the thread myself, but I feel like the human rights issues can not be addressed properly if we don't have a dedicated WC thread.
 
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@PokéNeutral and also the staff at large, do you think it would be fine to have the OP of the World Cup ST only address the human rights issues, post that first to allow for discussion on the topic to get started, and then reserve the first post for fixtures to be added at a later date?

I think this is the best I can do, and going about it that way highlights the issues we wanted the thread to address the most.

I know I said I wouldn't do the thread myself, but I feel like the human rights issues can not be addressed properly if we don't have a dedicated WC thread.

I like the idea but I'm going to check in with the rest of staff and then I'll get back to you.

Good job on your FPL team this weekend, btw! You're going into the WC break with a great momentum!
 
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I like the idea but I'm going to check in with the rest of staff and then I'll get back to you.

Good job on your FPL team this weekend, btw! You're going into the WC break with a great momentum!
Please do!

Had it not been for Ødegaard saving my butt, this would have been a pretty lousy weekend for my FPL team. Should have benched Ederson for Henderson and Zaha for Firmino for some extra points, but oh well. Coming for your throne single digits at a time. Will be tough given I only started in GW5.
 

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Please do!

Had it not been for Ødegaard saving my butt, this would have been a pretty lousy weekend for my FPL team. Should have benched Ederson for Henderson and Zaha for Firmino for some extra points, but oh well. Coming for your throne single digits at a time. Will be tough given I only started in GW5.

I mean... I won my friends' league round this week simply by virtue of having decided to give Almirón the captain's band ahead of Haaland. It very often comes down to just a single decision and Ødegaard was yours! Well played.

For next season we'll start the league before GW1 so everyone will be on even footing. Hopefully everyone who's on board now joins and some more Fami feel perspired inspired to join!
 
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World Cup thread is up, see you over there!

 

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@PokéNeutral and also the staff at large, do you think it would be fine to have the OP of the World Cup ST only address the human rights issues, post that first to allow for discussion on the topic to get started, and then reserve the first post for fixtures to be added at a later date?

I think this is the best I can do, and going about it that way highlights the issues we wanted the thread to address the most.

I know I said I wouldn't do the thread myself, but I feel like the human rights issues can not be addressed properly if we don't have a dedicated WC thread.

Hey, thanks to you, @PokéNeutral, and the staff of the site for the thread. It looks fantastic and is as comprehensive as it can be about the Human Rights issues around Qatar 2022. I'm sure it's taken a ton of effort and it can't have been easy to create a thread that covers both the games themselves and the ugliness surrounding the World Cup -this year being perhaps the worst since... Argentina 78?

I'll be sitting this World Cup out so I won't be participating in the thread. I know individual boycotting isn't really going to do anything, and the wheel of money keeps spinning, and Russia 2018 and Brazil 2014 were also terrible but I think this year does it for me. Looking forward to seeing you all again in this thread once we get back to the regular corruption of club football and not the over-the-top corruption of national football.

Oh, also since I'm at it, Spanish YouTube channel La Media Inglesa, which traditionally covers the Premier League, will be putting out a serialised documentary about the World Cup and the decisions that led to Qatar 2022, and donating any benefits to charity. First episode is available here, and has English subs!
 
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Russia 2018 and Brazil 2014 were also terrible but I think this year does it for me.
Yep. Can't say I am excited for this WC, but at least we now have a dedicated place for those who want to discuss it.

Won't be able to watch a lot of matches anyway, and I definitely am not gonna go out of my way to watch those I could in theory.

Also, thanks for the kind words!
 
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What I do not have confidence in is the patience of higher-ups. Regardless of circumstances, VfB had an absolutely terrible calendar year 2022 so far, and at some point their patience will grow thin. The mid to long term success of the project is riding on Mislintat's willingness to extend his contract, and apparently Wehrle has blindsided him with hiring Lahm, Khedira and Gentner as advisers. With the way things have been going this season so far, I think this week's match against Bochum will be the one deciding over Matarazzo's future, even though I may not like it.

The way I know my club, it will all crumble apart within the next couple of months and chaos will reign once again after a refreshing couple of years of relative calm.
Remember this, @Kenka? This was barely two months ago, ahead of Matarazzo's sacking. In the meantime, not only have they sacked Matarazzo, but now Mislintat is gone as well. So just as I predicted, chaos reigns once more in Mercedesstraße.

I never before hated being right this much, smh.
 

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Remember this, @Kenka? This was barely two months ago, ahead of Matarazzo's sacking. In the meantime, not only have they sacked Matarazzo, but now Mislintat is gone as well. So just as I predicted, chaos reigns once more in Mercedesstraße.

I never before hated being right this much, smh.
Yeah, I won't lie, I thought of you when I heard the first rumors of Mislintat being sacked.

I have no idea what is going on in Stuttgart. What is the strategy, what are the goals and what are the KPIs the staff is being judged on. I feel like none of that is present.
 
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Yeah, I won't lie, I thought of you when I heard the first rumors of Mislintat being sacked.

I have no idea what is going on in Stuttgart. What is the strategy, what are the goals and what are the KPIs the staff is being judged on. I feel like none of that is present.
As much as it pains me to say this, I feel like that has to be the case.
 
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