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The Rounded Keeper - FPL Pub Talk & Matchday Banter 2018-19

Post by Mav3rick » 05 Aug 2018, 10:17

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The rounded keeper has been closed for an extended refurbishment but the doors are now open for another season. There have been a few changes, and following a focus group we now serve a range of vegan snacks, have installed an adult soft play area and specialise in molecular mixology.

There have been changes behind the bar too, Gretchen has moved on, rumour has it that she's travelling around Asia in a gap year before starting a a Law and Criminology course at Southampton Solent. She says her career choice has been heavily influenced by the regulars, but there were no emojis on the whatsapp group message so it's unclear for now if that was a compliment or a threat.

The shadowy landlord has found Gretchen extremely hard to replace, the main issue being that he wanted someone that matched her most important attributes, specifically an ability to never age and to work demanding zero hour contracts for minimum wage.

Fortunately a warehouse full of Jonny-Fives was advertised on Shpock and after a quick Skype with Elon Musk and a rental van dash to a lockup in Essex, the landlord has built a proprietary "Specialist Kinetic Yield with Non-verbal Experimental Technology" unit, or SKYNET for short, to serve your every need. He's apparently been seeing Alexa for a few months now and he enjoys a good game of Global Thermonuclear War every now and then.

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I, for one, welcome you (and our new robot overlords) to the Rounded Keeper 2018/19!

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Post by Zimmerman » 05 Aug 2018, 10:23

Look at the pistons on that.

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Post by genevapics » 05 Aug 2018, 11:06

It won’t be the same without Gretchen. Oh well, I’ll make do. Good to be back here.

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Post by Pirlo's Beard » 05 Aug 2018, 11:25

So we were just being teased with Micaela last night? :roll:

How cruel.

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Post by TheBigLewandowski » 05 Aug 2018, 11:36

It's good to be back. Roll on the new season!

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Post by LamebrainEddy » 05 Aug 2018, 11:40

Was having a look for some saints fans feedback on austin, you lot might appreciate these few comments made about his performance on reddit

Made me chuckle, and probably won't be picking Austin now anyway

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Post by math! » 05 Aug 2018, 11:44

I would have preferred a gorilla with a bowtie but I'm sure this one is up to task.

I'll start stocking my fallout shelter.

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Post by Mav3rick » 05 Aug 2018, 11:52

LamebrainEddy wrote:
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Was having a look for some saints fans feedback on austin, you lot might appreciate these few comments made about his performance on reddit

Made me chuckle, and probably won't be picking Austin now anyway
That is a damning review isn't it, the line about the popular Cedric would be a concern ("on strike"). I do think sometimes the fans can be hardest on their own players, though I've never really thought much of Hughes as a manager. I can imagine them doing a Palace at the start of this year, and that will probably trigger changes in formation and maybe manager. Makes them all a bit of a no-go for me I think.

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Post by Pulpy » 05 Aug 2018, 11:55

The new Wetherspoons down the road is using Skynet 2's behind the bar. Just saying... :wink:

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Post by Pirlo's Beard » 05 Aug 2018, 14:07

The Community shield line-ups. Chelsea unchanged from their last friendly match. City very much not!

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Post by S_sutton87 » 05 Aug 2018, 14:10

Mahrez behind aguero then

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Post by Pirlo's Beard » 05 Aug 2018, 14:12

Foden and Mahrez in the advanced midfield roles filled last season by De Bruyne and David Silva, would be my guess.

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Post by Mav3rick » 05 Aug 2018, 14:23

Courtios on his way then?

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Post by Stemania » 05 Aug 2018, 14:25

I hadn't realised his contract was up next summer, so looks likely. Then again, the same was true of DDG when he wanted away, and United got him to stay and sign a new contract...

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Post by Pirlo's Beard » 05 Aug 2018, 14:25

Mav3rick wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 14:23
Courtios on his way then?

Based on today's line-up? Only if we assume Hazard is on his way too, and City are about to sell De Bruyne. :wink:

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Then again, the same was true of DDG when he wanted away, and United got him to stay and sign a new contract...

And he curses this decision every single day. :lol:

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Post by Mav3rick » 05 Aug 2018, 14:32

Pirlo's Beard wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 14:25
Mav3rick wrote:
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Courtios on his way then?

Based on today's line-up? Only if we assume Hazard is on his way too, and City are about to sell De Bruyne. :wink:
:lol: Fair point.

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Post by Stemania » 05 Aug 2018, 14:33

Interesting line from the BBC about the ongoing Rangers game:

"Tavernier scores from spot after Ball tug on Windass" :shock:

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Post by Libero » 05 Aug 2018, 14:35

Groovy bartender. Should be of great assistance so long as you keep him plugged in and he doesn't become self-aware.

About the Community Shield line-up
- positive for Mendy, Sané and Aguero
- David Silva not looking such a cute pick now; B.Silva an option but for how long?
- Ederson surely still a starter for GW1
- On Chelsea, not sure what to make of Willian being on the bench. Better for his prospects (and worse for Pedro) than him being out of the squad altogether, I suppose. Let's see if he gets time off the bench as a sub.

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Post by Ironfist » 05 Aug 2018, 14:46

Superb how we mix and chose our reasoning for each player... some missing are heading out, others missing are guaranteed GW1 start. :roll:

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Post by TheBigLewandowski » 05 Aug 2018, 15:01

David Luiz and Rudiger could form a strong pairing for Chelsea if their partnership continues. Christensen on the bench, and not sure where Cahill comes into the equation once he's back?

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Post by Talkie Toaster » 05 Aug 2018, 15:02

So that's where the Squadguru AI has got to this season. :lol:

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Post by Pirlo's Beard » 05 Aug 2018, 15:04

Of course the most reliable stream I can find is one with Steve McManaman on co-commentary. :roll:

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Post by Zimmerman » 05 Aug 2018, 15:09

He’s the BT cocommentator, so at least you’re getting the legit experience

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Post by Pirlo's Beard » 05 Aug 2018, 15:11

My eyes light up every time the ball goes back to Caballero.

Play one of your patented chipped passes, Willy. You know you want to! :lol:

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Post by Ironfist » 05 Aug 2018, 15:14

Aguero

200th for him...

1st of the season for TRK...
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Post by Pirlo's Beard » 05 Aug 2018, 15:15

Ironfist wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 15:14
Aguero

How can I go without this man? I can't.

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Post by Ironfist » 05 Aug 2018, 15:17

Pirlo's Beard wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 15:15
Ironfist wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 15:14
Aguero

How can I go without this man? I can't.
Yup... I am entirely indespensible! :P

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Post by tommygun25 » 05 Aug 2018, 15:18

Pirlo's Beard wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 15:15
Ironfist wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 15:14
Aguero

How can I go without this man? I can't.
Best striker in the best team in the league. Its a tough one.

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Post by Pirlo's Beard » 05 Aug 2018, 15:19

Ironfist wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 15:17
Pirlo's Beard wrote:
05 Aug 2018, 15:15
How can I go without this man? I can't.
Yup... I am entirely indespensible! :P

:lol:

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Post by Libero » 05 Aug 2018, 15:20

DAMN! Don't want everyone piling on Aguero.

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