Another Dojo card to follow on from the last one seeing as there were only limited spots on the current main card. No compulsory submissions and no-show threats but don't expect to be on the next main card over someone who does submit something for this. There'll be room on the next main card for a fair few of you who haven't made the last two main cards. Those spots will go to the debaters who impress us most over these 2 Dojo cards. Not necessarily in terms of debate quality but also improvement shown.
Submit a debate and at least 1, probably 2 judges will give you individual feedback on your debate. There's no matches so you're not competing against anyone else, just looking to improve. If you want to submit more than one debate then feel free to do so.
Deadline is now 14 days from this post so May 1st at around 3:00PM GMT. Andre isn't judging on the main card so I think he'll be on hand to give feedback on these debates after the deadline. Even if I don't have time for feedback before the card for XVII goes up I'll still read all the debates before drawing the card up.
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The topics are:
Which Wrestlemania was better, 17 or 19?
Is making the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal an annual event at Wrestlemania a good move?
Out of Daniel Bryan vs Triple H, Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan vs Kane & Evolution vs The Shield, which match SHOULD main event Extreme Rules?
Are Manchester United better off missing out on Europa League football next season?
Should Refs start giving more leeway to allow more physicality in today's NBA?
Prince is a creative music genius. Agree or Disagree?
Should Transgenders be allowed to be School Teachers and teach children?
I've used a couple of topics off the main card here too so if you choose them topics you have something to compare your effort to on the main card. I think there's only TKOK in Sports not on the main card if Desecrated wants to do a Wrestling topic so not much point using a new topic there. Up to you which topic you choose.
Fuck yes. I will take full advantage of this opportunity and own this bitch.
There is no PG Era. There never was a PG Era. Just sayin.
Originally Posted by KO Bossy
What's Jay Hyatt doing in the Impact Zone?! And here comes Duke Sharper and Derek Lowan! The Hyatt Clan has arrived!
Originally Posted by SP103
Oh A Swagger push? Give it 3 hours and he'll be behind bars again. This time around it will be for driving while firing a rocket launcher from atop a tank into an orphanage full of down syndrome kids waiting for Cena for their make-a-wish.
oh damn, only 10 days for these now? well shit, i'd better start listening to this Prince and all his music, or reading bout these transgendereded dudes and chicks. I can't wait to tear those damned feminists apart, wantin he-shes to be teaching their liberal agendas to MY innocent american children? over my dead body they will!
Location: The place where all are born and where all will return. A blue star.
Re: JIM'S GYM PRESENTS TDL DOJO #5.
I'm tempted to do the NBA one in addition to social, since the 30 for 30 on the Bad Boys was on again last night Back when basketball was real
Originally Posted by Philip K. Dick
The pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Parmenides taught that the only things that are real are things which never change... and the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus taught that everything changes. If you superimpose their two views, you get this result: Nothing is real.
Figured I should give this a go. Thanks in advance to anyone giving feedback/advice.
Are Manchester United better off missing out on Europa League football next season?
Spoiler for debate:
Manchester United are a club with a star-studded first team which, with some additions during the Summer transfer window, could compete with some Europe's best teams. If they want to play against these teams though, United's focus next season should be regaining a spot in the Premier League top four to qualify for the Champions League.
So you would think the Europa League would only serve as a distraction from this goal; not necessarily, the Europa League gives Manchester United a number of opportunities. It gives them the chance to give not only first team experience but experience in European competition to players like Wilfried Zaha, Nick Powell and Jesse Lingard who would otherwise be loaned out or left to warm benches for the majority of the season. Europa League games would give these players a chance to show that they deserve a real chance with United or to play on a bigger stage and attract the attention of other clubs, which could bring money into the club. If Manchester United plan to persist with David Moyes as manager, another important part of their season will be shifting the English media's opinion of him. Playing young, English players is sure to be seen positively by the media, as it has in the case of Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, as well as create a focus on youth Moyes has been accused of lacking.
Using the Europa League, United will also be able to work on one of the big problems they have faced this season: an ever-changing defence. While many have identified over-rotation at centre back as an issue for United this season, the Europa League would give David Moyes a chance to lock down his two starters (Most likely Phil Jones and Jonny Evans) and give them extra games to play together and develop their partnership. In the event United reached the later stages of the competition, they may be able to shift their focus if it becomes easier to achieve Champions qualification by winning the Europa League rather than breaking into a top four that looks more competitive than ever.
Another important factor to consider is UEFA's coefficient system. Manchester United are currently the 5th highest ranked team in Europe. Being among the eight highest ranked teams in a the Champions League group stage draw gives a team a definite advantage and one which Manchester United have felt the benefit of in previous years. However, if United succeed in their attempt to return to the Champions League after only a year's absence, they may find they will no longer have this benefit. If they do not take part in UEFA competition in the 2014/15 season, United's coefficient will drop by around 25 points, almost guaranteeing that they will fall below Benfica and Atletico Madrid as well as putting them in danger of falling below Schalke 04, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint Germain. The following year, they will lose the coefficient points gained for their 2011 run to the Champions League final and potentially fall even further down the rankings, leaving them in pot 2 of the Champions League group stage draw for seasons to come and allowing them to be draw against Europe's top teams. In this year's Europa League, top seeds in the group stage draw have averaged a coefficient of 13.7 so far, with Valencia and Sevilla still having five games to play between them. If United are able to match this, they will put themselves out of the reach of Dortmund and PSG and better their chances of remaining among the top seeds should they return to the Champions League.
Liverpool, who I'm sure will be brought up as an example of the benefits of a season without European football, will suffer from this coefficient problem on their Champions League return next season, where they will most likely be in pot 3, putting them at a severe disadvantage. Liverpool will also be returning to Europe next season with a shallow squad, a problem they may be unequipped to deal with as they make the jump from a 43 game season to one that could stretch well beyond 50 games and even as far as 60 if they advance to the later rounds. This could be worsened as some of their younger players will not have experienced such a packed season and could find themselves burnt out or injured as the season goes on. To avoid this, United would be wise to give new signings as well as younger players the chance to play in a packed season but within the safety of United's already deep squad.
So while other teams may be experiencing the short term benefits of missing out, Mancherster United should be relishing the opportunity they have to play Europa League Football next season.