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I think that Ozil missing out on the CL next year would be a shame, but... Everton could do so much with the CL money, making the league a more competitive and interesting competition... and secondly, Arsenal missing out would make the management think long and hard about what kind of club they want to be.  The top of the table should be comprised of big teams that try to win the title and smaller teams that try to make it into the top four.  

The common link between all of them is that they're all trying.   Some are fighting to make it to first while others fighting to get a whiff of fourth.  Arsenal are not trying.  They're too big and strong to be displaced by the likes of Everton and Tottenham, yet hardly try to fight for the title.

Arsenal has serious problems.  Arsene keeps using the "mental weakness" excuse year after year, points to a market that has "no value", complains about things such as referees not protecting his players, big clubs buying his stars, and blaming his own players for being injured, citing their use of legal supplements.

Arsenal's non-stop injury problems year after year are not coincidences or improbably bad luck.  Poor training methods, bad diagnoses, unqualified medical personnel or maybe ignoring the advice of good medical personnel, over-reliance on a few players all point to Arsene.  Whether it's his medical team or his football team - the squad is too thin, he plays them too much against medical advice or he has enough players but a bad medical team.  In all cases, someone has to take the responsibility.

Everton has a tough run-in, one that includes both Manchesters.  It is highly likely that after suffering a little scare, Arsenal will moonwalk to the finish line once again.  Arsene will be vindicated, as if all the problems never occurred; as if nothing needs to be addressed.   Luck would be on his side, with Tottenham failing to build on their challenge for the last CL spot last year and Manchester United suffering an improbable implosion.

The strangest thing is that Arsenal have benefited from Manchester United's decline, but they should learn from it and learn to avoid such a thing completely.  If a title winning team can fall so fast, can you imagine what could happen to the 4th best team in the league?

Arsenal's team is a young one, so it is unlikely to follow the same pattern as United.  Some might say that Arsene is anchoring the team to fourth and the only way for Arsenal, post-Arsene, is up.  It's hard to tell.  All we know is that the league is getting tougher than before.  Chelsea's managerial transitions took them out of title races to fight for 3rd and 4th.  United's current transition took them out of the top 4 altogether.  There is very little room for error and many voices prefer if Arsene left on a high note (FA cup and securing another CL year) of his own accord rather than being asked to leave after holding or even setting the club back.
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I can see Arsene as a director of football at a club, but it would be difficult to convince a rising manager to have some ex-manager breathing down his neck or have an established manager being second-guessed by Arsene.

Could you see Klopp's decisions being contradicted and vetoed by Arsene?  Do you see Benitez making transfer demands only to have Arsene find him some injured Scandinavians instead?  Do you see Van Gaal working with Arsene?

You either trust the new guy or you don't.
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What happened to the #Nexus10?  It's been so long.  Did they really push it back to make it 64-bit?  Didn't Pichai say "the near future” about a year ago? 
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One of my favorite songs is between two albums.  Should I move it to my favorite album to strengthen that album with its quality?  Or should I keep it where it is, where it is more thematically suited?

Strengthen the best album or make the themed album more theme-y?  
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“Surely it’s yours now, Steven?”
"Nothing’s ours."
“What did you say to the players?”
"None of your business."

#LFC   #Liverpool   #titlechallenge  
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We are the Winamp Generation.  Between the Walkman Generation and the iPod Generation was MY generation.  

Winamp was a huge part of our day-to-day lives.  Even though I've owned a Walkman, a Discman, an iPod, a Cowon and a smartphone, I don't believe I've used anything as much as I've used Winamp.

I listened to my Walkman on my ride home from school for 30 minutes.  I went on my computer, turned it on and started playing some songs on Winamp... until 4 AM.

The Discman, the iPod, the Cowon - they were for the ride, Winamp was for the destination.  Home, at friends, working out, the party... hell, I even used to leave it on to play music while I sleep.

And I know I wasn't the only one.

Today we have many operating systems and it's not strange to see homes with 4 or more, and Winamp isn't on all of them.  Everything plays music now - smartphones, game consoles, tablets, and Winamp isn't there.  We are also moving away from playing local music as we move towards streaming music platforms.

But that doesn't change anything.  We are still the Winamp generation.  Between the Walkman generation and the iPod generation was not the "Nothing Generation."  We were not waiting around, having nothing to do, waiting for the iPod.  We had Winamp.   All these wars and battles against music piracy did not occur because people were downloading songs and transferring them to tape for their Walkmans.  It was not about transferring songs to CDs to listen on a Discman.  It was to listen to on Winamp.   Everyone knows and remembers Napster, but we weren't the Napster generation.  We had Winamp before Napster and after it.

I don't have an emotional attachment to Winamp or any financial relationship with Nullsoft, AOL or Radionomy.  I just find it strange that this chapter of history was brushed under the carpet, as if we went from CDs to the iTunes store with nothing in the middle except for some lawsuits.

Winamp doesn't seem to fit the narrative.  We, as a society, seem to have become obsessed with gadgets.  The narrative has music players like a gramophone, an eight track, a walkman, a discman, an iPod and a smartphone, one after the other like in a museum.  If it's not a gadget, it has no place here.  There is no place for a $10 shareware music player that ran on Windows.  We will remember the bands of the era, the songs of the era, the album covers, the music videos, the record stores, Napster, Limewire, Kazaa, the lawsuits... but is there no place for Winamp in our collective memories?

If it did not have a huge press unveiling and it didn't get sued, does that mean it does not deserve to be remembered?  Do we value the historical significance of things by how big a role they played in our lives or by how much they featured in the media?

Is a commodity software that people use for 17 years, probably longer than any other bar professional tools like Word or Photoshop, less significant than phones that have a shelf-life of two years?

Is history accurate if it follows the narratives of media and advertising rather than developing its own narrative based on society?  Have we reached a point where people would almost say "if it's not a gadget I can buy or not an app on the app store, it probably didn't happen"?

I won't say that.  Not my generation.  We are the Winamp generation.  

#WinampGeneration
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КОМОН Ю РЕДЗ!!!!!!!
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Hajde #Liverpool - za mene bolnoga i za moje slabo srce... 
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