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    DerbyPower got a reaction from muallan in The Super Expensive Ice Cream Sandwich, Porto's James Rodriguez & The Transfer Market   
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    I was right all along.
    Remember folks, always trust the FC Porto brand! Now, can I interest you in Defour, Varela and Licá? Fantaaaastic players, I guarantee you won't go wrong with them.
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    DerbyPower got a reaction from Allan-NI in Official Chelsea FC Thread   
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    buuuuuuuuurn


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    DerbyPower got a reaction from Ghora in PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread   
    After the checking the amount of comments in the main thread (despite my efforts to avoid having them there) and PM's both through the forum and in-game, I decided to create this thread so that you can post your questions here, along with praise, insults (be careful if you stick in this route though ), and basically just general discussion about Portuguese football. So basically, if you have a tiny doubt over the Portuguese league and it's players, post here and I'll reply ASAP. Cheers guys!
    Link to the main thread:
    http://forum.soccermanager.com/showthread.php?t=44596
    DO NOT POST THERE, OR YOU SHALL FEEL FEAR MY WRATH.
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    DerbyPower got a reaction from marcodalcin in PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread   
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    Yes. As I recall' date=' he was one of the best CBs in the U-20 WC. Loaning him out was a huge mistake, considering how squishy Sporting's defence turned out to be. He's better than the likes of Polga or Alberto Rodriguez and I guess he'll be in the squad next season.
    Definitely! I always mentioned his potential in older posts. As some of you may recall, I pointed out the similarities to Pepe (including the bald head ). Anyway, he improved his game a lot and I put him ahead of Otamendi right now. He's still playing regularly as a RB though, God knows why...
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    DerbyPower got a reaction from dancpoli in PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread   
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    Yes. As I recall' date=' he was one of the best CBs in the U-20 WC. Loaning him out was a huge mistake, considering how squishy Sporting's defence turned out to be. He's better than the likes of Polga or Alberto Rodriguez and I guess he'll be in the squad next season.
    Definitely! I always mentioned his potential in older posts. As some of you may recall, I pointed out the similarities to Pepe (including the bald head ). Anyway, he improved his game a lot and I put him ahead of Otamendi right now. He's still playing regularly as a RB though, God knows why...
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    DerbyPower got a reaction from marcodalcin in PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread   
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    He's your typical African full back; compensates his lack of defensive abilities with his athleticism. I don't reckon he can go much further in terms of rating.
    Janko scored on his debut and delivered more danger to the opposition's net than Kléber in all his 2012 matches combined... Janko will settle and play the majority of the matches until the end of the season. In Europa League he will be unavailable, but I'm sure Kléber will stay on the bench anyway and Hulk will play up front against City.
    Rest assured though, I'm not giving up on the lad. I saw him playing for Marítimo and I know what he's capable of. 87 falls very short to his true potential.
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    DerbyPower got a reaction from Hish36 in PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread   
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    I'd go as far as giving money plus Pjanic to buy James (not possible due to CV values, but still). He is immense.
    I don't think Pjanic will ever hit 93, let alone at Roma. James on the other hand is definitely one of the hottest U-21 prospects in Europe.
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    DerbyPower reacted to Tombstone in SOPA- Stop Online Piracy Act   
    This isn't good.
    Not good at all.
    What isn't good? I've got stuff to do!
    I'll get onto that.
    What you need to know, first of all, is that this will affect everybody reading this, and in general, everybody that uses the internet.
    Whaaaaatttt? How?
    I'm going to give a brief overview of this topic, then go more in depth, and post some links and videos (Which is rather ironic, you'll get it if you read this through).
    SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act, is a bill being pushed through the American Government system. It's aim, is really quite simple: To get rid of online piracy. Ie Copyright infringement.
    However, the way they're going about this is completely messed up. They've decided that instead of punishing one person for piracy, they're punishing everyone. It's like at school when there's one kid who won't shut up, and then the whole class gets kept behind.
    This doesn't make sense!
    The American Government think that online piracy is a massive issue. Fair enough, it's illegal and all, but there's the Fair Usage Policy and that? Well, let's break it down.
    The American Government will block Americans from visiting some websites.
    Oh well, it's just going to be a few illegal sites yeah, and just Americans?That doesn't mean it will affect me in Britain, or other Europeans?
    Wrong, and probably wrong.
    Not just the few illegal sites that practice piracy.
    Websites such as YouTube, Photobucket, even this very forum could be blocked to all American users. Any site that hosts a link that a user posted could be blocked to all American users. Also, as many of the sites you use are based in America, if they're taken down, users in other countries won't be able to use them.
    Also, the US sets precedents for internet law which could mean that censorship becomes standard, across the globe. So then yeah, it would affect you in Britain, and other Europeans.
    But why?
    This bill will make the website responsible for what their users post. A good way of thinking about this is like so: Say you're driving along in your car, when suddenly BAM, a guy in a Honda crashes into you. So long as there was no major technical fault with the Honda, or you were driving like a muppet, it would be the other guy's fault. But this law would mean that it's Honda's fault. Or, say a criminal stores some counterfeit goods in a bank. Because of this, the bank is then closed down, with every single one of it's branches also doing so, without a search warrant, or due course of action. This sounds a bit extreme, but it's a good analogy, because this is what would happen if this bill goes through. So if you post a link that infringes copyright, the website you posted it on could be blocked, as it's a "rogue website". A youtube video could infringe copyright. A video with your daughter singing a song with music in the background would infringe copyright. YouTube (Or certainly parts of YouTube) would be blocked. Facebook at Twitter would at least be heavily censored, if not taken down.
    A few infringing links are enough to block a site full of legal material, like this forum. I mean, mainly what goes on here is talk about transfers, gameworlds and football in general. But, every time a link or image is posted, that potentially means that we're infringing copyright laws, and the site could be banned to all Americans. Like I said previously, this would probably then spread to the rest of the world.
    How on earth do they enforce this?!
    A little thing known as DNS Blocking. I won't go into great lengths, but it just means that any computer or device in a certain area can't access certain websites. In China, they're not allowed on Facebook. The Chinese government enforces this by using DNS Blocking. So no computer or device (Except for maybe, Government pcs?) in China can access Facebook, without some special software.
    Iran and Syria also have DNS Blocking enforced. "In 2008, Iran has blocked access to more than five million Internet sites, whose content is mostly perceived as immoral and anti-social." So is this what the US is moving onto?
    This could become law? It would be illegal to access these websites, if they're not taken down?
    Yeah, there're two bills really, the SOPA and the PIPA (Protect IP Act) and they're going through the American Government system, right now. What's really scary is that there's lots of support within their Government for these bills.
    American politicians support this? Are they mad?



    Maybe. The worst thing about this probably is that the people debating and supporting this, can't use the internet. I didn't make that up, they freely admitted to it! So a bunch of 50-70 year olds (No offence to anybody aged 50-70 who can use a computer and the 'net) who can barely use a keyboard are dictating to the Americans, and potentially the whole world, what we can and can't do on the internet! This is madness!
    Can we stop this? I rather like YouTube!



    Well, as with most things that people want or don't want to happen, it would require support. Already there's loads of articles about it, more popular in the states, and Anonymous have said that they're not happy. And you don't want to make Anonymous unhappy, as normally it doesn't end well for anyone.
    There are petitions, stuff like that as well though. The American public are helping out by writing or emailing or simply contacting their local congress person about it, telling them to vote no or whatever they do.
    I'll post some links (I hope I'm not infringing copyright ) at the end of this.
    Apart from not being allowed on websites, what else do these bills mean?
    "These bills will kill jobs and stifle innovation, undermine cyber security, risk censoring the American Internet, and provide cover for totalitarian regimes that want to undermine Internet freedom abroad."
    So all in all, these bills as very, very bad and dangerous. I won't explain fully why they're dangerous, but it's to do with cyber security.
    How did you, some random English kid on a football forum, find out about this?
    Ironically enough, on YouTube. I was all like "No way am I not going to go on the internet and watch videos or whatever just 'cos of some American OAPs who can't use a keyboard!" So I decided to post this, as I thought not many people over here will have heard about it.
    Thank you ever so much for reading this. If you can, post something on Facebook, Twitter, wherever to raise awareness. Sign the petition. You don't have to live in America to do so. There's a special bit for non-Americans to sign.


    JhwuXNv8fJM


    This is the video that first introduced me to SOPA and PIPA. It's very long, but it's really interesting, you won't get bored. Some of the things I mentioned in this thread I 'pirated' from this video.

    Link to an article about SOPA.Another article, better than the first one.
    Mozilla are against this!
    Another video, great stuff.
    MOST IMPORTANT LINK.


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    DerbyPower reacted to Mudito in Help With Deal(s) Thread...   
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    modric for sure
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    DerbyPower reacted to Ben C in Help With Deal(s) Thread...   
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    Modric by far better passer better ball control playing better and IMO the best playmaker overall in the premiership both long and short passing.
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    DerbyPower reacted to drink in Help With Deal(s) Thread...   
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    Modric 100%
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    Modric......
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    DerbyPower got a reaction from timesle in Who's the best player of all time ?   
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    The answer is Maradona, obviously.
    That said, I don't think any player who's still active should make the list. Specially if they're still 24 years old. Doesn't matter what they've accomplished already, a career is always evaluated on a complete retrospective point of view, not in it's midway. Yep, I'd scratch Messi and C. Ronaldo off the list.
    And 'Best player of all time' has way too many variables to sump up in a 10-men list. For example, why didn't Lev Yashin make the list? Because he's a goalkeeper? What about Beckenbauer? His goal-scoring record is too low to fit the bill compared to the listed ones? And where's Garrincha? Romário? Eusébio? Gerd Müller? Baggio? Bergkamp? Gullit? Redondo? Klinsmann? Maldini? Puskas? Schmeichel? George Weah? Charlton? Best? See, there's a reason why these threads never go anywhere...
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    DerbyPower got a reaction from Nabu in PORTUGAL – 1st and 2nd Division extensive thread - Discussion Thread   
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    City nearly have a history- but dont
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    DerbyPower reacted to Dermo in Help With Deal(s) Thread...   
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    In don't know of any rising soon, but the Panathinaikos keeper, Stefanos Kapino who is 17 should see a big rise if all things stay the same. He may also be available unlike most of the big name keepers that people will name. And who are rated above 80.
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    DerbyPower reacted to A2R in Help With Deal(s) Thread...   
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    Nicola RAVAGLIA has been in and out the Cesena side, looks to be their future No 1.
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    DerbyPower reacted to TheDuffman in Help With Deal(s) Thread...   
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    He's played well in the five games since he's been on loan and has been retianed for another month even tho Andy Lonergan has returned to full fitness so might be worth a shot could see him getting 75/78/80 as he could realistically play another 5 games or more (can't play this weekend due to it being his parent club) and at 270k he's not a big risk.
    If your looking for a talent then you may want to take a look at Birmingham's Jack Butland capped for the youth levels for England hand has just finished a good loan spell at league two Cheltenham helping them overachieve this season you won't see a rise for a few seasons but looks like he'll have a bright future.
    Balasz Megyeri might be a good shout 80 rated and picking up good game time at olympiacos looks like he might of nabbed the first team spot so could see a rise in the future. He might be playing due to injurys but there normal first choice has been on the bench from what I can see.
    Or you could always go for Lars Unnerstall might have to wait a while like Megyeri to see there next rise tho
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    DerbyPower reacted to cheekylad68 in FWC '11 Q1 Play-off   
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    Nah - lets make it interesting.
    Both to write an 5000 word essay on the following subject:
    'Is contemporary feminism right to criticise classical sociology for failing to address the nature of gender inequalities?'
    Lets see who really wants to qualify;)
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