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#1364288 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by thoward18 on 28 March 2020 - 01:28 PM

Being a moron yourself does not mean that you are logical.
If every child in California can get free medical care by their parents signing up, failure to do so is on them.

The fault is in his/her parents.
You know that, but refuse to admit it.
I expected the mayor to be carrying on, but
was surprised to see him calm about this.
My expectations here have been met.

buddy I already pointed out that the parents fucked up. This isn't an either/or scenario. Multiple parties can have culpability here. The parents being morons aren't an excuse for us standing by idly and doing nothing when it was entirely within our power to prevent the death of a child. 

#1364281 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by thoward18 on 28 March 2020 - 01:09 PM


Blame his family. California has free medical coverage for any low-income family with children that enrolls:


This is moronic logic. Imagine a family pushed their child onto the train tracks. Okay, they're idiots. Got it.


But then imagine the engineer of an approaching train was given ample warning, let's call it three minutes before arrival, that a kid was on the tracks. However, there were some bureaucratic rules in place which did not allow the conductor to stop the train. So the train runs the kid over and kills him despite having ample time and resources to stop the train and prevent it.


Regardless of the parents' fuck up,  you would 100% say that the train system that allows kids to die preventable deaths is reprehensible. 


Sorry, no, I refuse to absolve a system which lets a vulnerable child die at no fault of his/her own. 

#1364278 All coronavirus-related arguing

Posted by thoward18 on 28 March 2020 - 12:55 PM

My point is that more people are going to start talking about when this actually is going to end, and maybe then you will hear something from the leagues about when they intend to resume.

Right now it seems like taboo in society to question the economic response to the coronavirus but that is going to change real soon.

it's not taboo to discuss it. How the middle-class and below will pay for rent, groceries, child supplies, etc is very much an important topic at the forefront of everyone's minds, and we should be discussing solutions.


What's taboo to talk about is stock market trends for billionaire corporations and wall street executives who have more money than anyone could possibly ever need to live a comfortable life. As if it's a reason to subject millions of people to a deadly virus.

#1363341 French left back Jason Pendant

Posted by thoward18 on 10 March 2020 - 10:54 AM



It's always a good sign when international players show they gave enough of a shit to learn about the club. 

#1363138 Metro - RSL Game Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 07 March 2020 - 03:34 PM

Saw that coming. They deserved to be scored on.

#1363059 French left back Jason Pendant

Posted by thoward18 on 06 March 2020 - 03:16 PM

The guy has been splitting starts with a loanee from Olympique Marseille, who are the number-two team in France right now. He's not exactly being benched in favor of Rece Buckmaster.

#1362983 French left back Jason Pendant

Posted by thoward18 on 05 March 2020 - 03:00 AM

God bless Damien Perrinelle, he was so damn slow he had to take a record number of yellows for professional fouls to break up counter attacks, but he made it work.

All of this is true, but in a league where every CB plays like a football linebacker, it was mesmerizing watching some of the passes he would complete. 

#1362961 2020 Depth Chart

Posted by thoward18 on 04 March 2020 - 04:35 PM

Even if they like Tolkin at left back it makes sense. The kid is 17. He may very well not be ready to start in MLS for another 2-3 years. 

#1362262 Some people are good with miserable mediocrity

Posted by thoward18 on 25 February 2020 - 11:51 PM

Maybe you should watch more soccer. Most of the teams below have developed their core players from within.

Manchester united... "class of 92"
Sporting lisboa
Real madrid
Athletic Bilbao


19-20 league ranks by transfer spending, per Transfermarkt:


Ajax: 1st

Anderlecht: 4th

Feyenord: 3rd

Manchester United: 1st

Sporting Lisbon: 3rd

Real Madrid: 1st

Barcelona: 2nd

Santos: 7th

Atletico Bilbao: N/A



Almost all of these teams spend a fuckload of money relative to the rest of their competition. Most of these teams realize that spending versus building from within is not a binary proposition. You can do both. 

#1361626 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 17 February 2020 - 07:12 PM

Thelwell probably hasn't even had a chance to evaluate the team's needs yet. He's probably seen these guys in a couple of scrimmages at absolute best. You can say what you will about what that means for the offseason, but it's absurd to directly implicate him for not making any official signings yet when he probably couldn't even name more than a couple guys on the roster a week ago. 

#1361405 Hamlett gets a new boss: Kevin Thelwell, Head of Sport

Posted by thoward18 on 13 February 2020 - 03:22 PM

I'm just hoping for at least one more player coming in, and not a scrub.

You should definitely keep shitposting until it happens. 

#1361137 BWP signs with LAFC

Posted by thoward18 on 09 February 2020 - 02:52 AM

I understand and even support the decision to let him go. I'm happy to see him find another endeavor and I genuinely hope it's successful.


It still fucking sucks to look at that image on the front page.

#1361066 "There is no Offseason" 2020 Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 07 February 2020 - 03:18 PM

Thelwell coming in along with the kit release has seemed to make people forget that our roster is noticeably worse than a mediocre 2019 season.  Do we see anybody else who will improve the starting XI?

Cassares will be better than he was last season, the goalkeeping may be an upgrade, and that's about all I've got. 

#1360934 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 06 February 2020 - 12:06 PM

39 games managed, 21 wins, 12 draws, 6 losses. Horrific.

Using a roster we all agree is shit. Do we really believe that any reasonable MLS coach (AKA not Jesse) would do meaningfully better with this group?

#1360928 The Fire Chris Armas Thread

Posted by thoward18 on 06 February 2020 - 11:42 AM

ran my team into the ground

What is wrong with you people? He won the SS taking over Jesse's team midseason. Then he effectively lost BWP and Adams and gained fuck-all in return and finished in a mediocre playoff spot. I'm not saying he's Sir Alex Ferguson or that he should even keep his job, but ran the team into the ground? What exactly did he do?