Australian clubs in the ACL - 2019


#83

What just happened there, where their number 38 was writhing in agony as if recently amputated without anaesthetic; until he was needed in defence whereupon he sprung gazelle-like to his feet and sprinted back to his own half. Referees should be allowed to issue red cards for that.


#84

Why?


#85

Correct.


#86

I wonder how much Cesinha is on. He was absolutely on fire tonight.


#87

Look, this is funny, but I can’t be entirely satisfied at these constant reminders that our league is shit, and everything about it is shit.


#88

We’ve got to just accept it and lean into it being a shit, comedy league.


#89

If it helps, the ACL is also shit.


#90

Actually its a retail Forex trading company which is just as much gambling as putting a lobster on a dishlicker.


#91

A lot of those companies actually actively bet against their customers, i.e. they make money when their customers lose. It’s a wonderful industry…

While some platforms act like true brokers others are more akin to bookmakers. They’re understood to split their trades into what is known in the industry as “A-books” and “B-books”.

The “A-book” describe the trades the broker receives that are passed on to the inter-bank market with the broker clipping a ticket.

The alternative “B-book” consists of trades that the broker has not passed on to the market but taken on themselves.

Why would brokers take on their clients? Because an estimated 95 per cent of retail traders are pre-programmed to fail, which means the brokers will ultimately win by taking them on rather than passing them off to the market.

The existence of leverage amps up the movements in clients’ positions, making it more likely that a stop-loss (mandatory sell order) will be triggered, speeding up the inevitable loss. And with brokers trading against their clients, they may possess the ability to tilt the game in their favour.


#92

But socialism is bad yeah.


#93

Like drugs


#94

Hopefully East Melbourne get their asses handed to them tonight. I’ve had a long day and could do with some entertainment.


#95

Fox is about to broadcast a MVFC game and Archie Thompson is not on the panel. Is he in a coma?


#96

Probably busy undertaking key duties as Moombah king. Meeting visiting heads of state etc.


#97

melbourne victory: Australia’s greatest shame


#98

Victory concede at the three minute mark. What a shame!


#99

Haha what shit defending.


#100

Is this where Honda’s spirit breaks like ADP’s did, and he stops giving a shit?


#101

How is Brown not given a yellow there?


#102

Honda’s peroxide job looks far too similar to Troisi’s bald head from main camera angles. I often confuse them and can only tell them apart from the landing spot of their left footed shots (Troisi’s go into row Z, obviously).