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Garbatellamike Jan 19th 2021 9:33 pm

Re: The 2020-21 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee (Post 12961404)
I did specify recent trophies....

thanks now we can both get a shoeing :p

Former Lancastrian Jan 19th 2021 10:08 pm

Re: The 2020-21 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by Garbatellamike (Post 12961309)
well you say that but according to FL Citeh play on a pitch owned by the Council in front of no fans so must be a small club :p

Well the City of Manchester do own the stadium and lease it out. As for fans I don't think I have ever said they don't have any though a fair few of them come from Stockport. Do they still have that woman with the bell? I don't think they are a small club just that they have better and richer owners than we have. One of these days you will have Big Ears in your trophy cabinet so Bob will need a bigger bottle of Wrights Silver cleaner unless somebody thinks the As Seen on TV Silver Magic Tarnish works better.

KJMW Jan 20th 2021 4:05 am

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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike (Post 12961257)
yeah you are right there

I wonder whether part of the issue is some of your fans still think the Big 4 should always finish in the top 4 like 15-20 years ago and are frustrated when you are in mid table and small clubs like Spurs, Foxes and Citeh are in the top 4 or even winning titles - stuck in the past maybe?

It is possible but I would like to think most of the supporters realise things have changed. In the past it was just a few clubs who had millions to spend; now it's every club though obviously some have more than others. The result is a 'levelling' of buying power and making it into the top four that much harder.

el collado kid Jan 20th 2021 6:50 am

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And the saints go marching on:angel:

BristolUK Jan 20th 2021 1:36 pm

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He saw him off his line :lol:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...goal-kick.html

Garbatellamike Jan 20th 2021 5:53 pm

Re: The 2020-21 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by KJMW (Post 12961518)
It is possible but I would like to think most of the supporters realise things have changed. In the past it was just a few clubs who had millions to spend; now it's every club though obviously some have more than others. The result is a 'levelling' of buying power and making it into the top four that much harder.

yes good call - share that view

Former Lancastrian Jan 20th 2021 6:02 pm

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Shame corners don't count as goals. Perhaps somebody on the coaching staff can explain how to take one.:sneaky:

Garbatellamike Jan 20th 2021 8:03 pm

Re: The 2020-21 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12961872)
Shame corners don't count as goals. Perhaps somebody on the coaching staff can explain how to take one.:sneaky:

very true this false 9 business makes me very nervous

Former Lancastrian Jan 20th 2021 9:22 pm

Re: The 2020-21 Football Thread
 
Finally won an away game :sneaky:

Garbatellamike Jan 20th 2021 9:27 pm

Re: The 2020-21 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12961941)
Finally won an away game :sneaky:

you should play your home games in Manchester then you'd win them too :p

Garbatellamike Jan 21st 2021 1:41 pm

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so am I the only one amazed that Mings, Rio F and Keown didn't know the offside rule?

I'm sure it was U11s where we were taught about defenders playing you on side

Former Lancastrian Jan 21st 2021 2:15 pm

Re: The 2020-21 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by Garbatellamike (Post 12962259)
so am I the only one amazed that Mings, Rio F and Keown didn't know the offside rule?

I'm sure it was U11s where we were taught about defenders playing you on side

I watched Dermot Gallagher explain the rule and it is different from what you and most of us are thinking about. IIRC Rodri was offside but being offside isn't a reason to blow the whistle in this case. He explained Ming's shouldn't have touched the ball then the flag would have gone up. Once he touched the ball a new phase of play commenced.

https://www.skysports.com/football/n...table-loophole

Boiler Jan 21st 2021 2:22 pm

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There was a looong discussion about this on Rado 5 last night, and I think I go with the go back to basics, work out what you are trying to achieve and then try and make a rule that meets this without being silly and needing to be changed every 5 minutes. Do not expect it to be perfect, just clear.

DaveLovesDee Jan 21st 2021 2:38 pm

Re: The 2020-21 Football Thread
 

Originally Posted by Former Lancastrian (Post 12962288)
I watched Dermot Gallagher explain the rule and it is different from what you and most of us are thinking about. IIRC Rodri was offside but being offside isn't a reason to blow the whistle in this case. He explained Ming's shouldn't have touched the ball then the flag would have gone up. Once he touched the ball a new phase of play commenced.

https://www.skysports.com/football/n...table-loophole

Having watched a video of the incident, I concur with the referee. Yes, it sucks for the defending team's fans, but that's football.

Would Villa fans be complaining if the play was at the other end, and in their favour? I doubt they would.

Boiler Jan 21st 2021 2:45 pm

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If I am reading this right looks like the end of ladies Football in the US.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-...l-orientation/


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