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General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: April 18, 2019, 03:49:47 PM »

If it wasn't for VAR, Sterling's last minute effort would have stood.

Maybe it should have stood?

Why Boycey as Aguero was offside with no subjectivity involved? Offside is a matter of fact generally bar the interfering with play assessment which was not in dispute last night?

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: April 18, 2019, 01:23:45 PM »
Ole needs more time to work his players and hopefully new players, he's clearly tactically very flexible and hasn't been affraid to try diferent systems some of which clearly hasn't worked although I'd put a lot of that down to our defensive frailties as opposed to Ole's tactical mishaps. I wouldn't fault Ole for the defeats to Barca and we were very unlcuky in the defeats to Arsenal & Wolves, we play well to an extent in both games and could easily have won both of them. The game in the cup against Wolves was the one game we didn't turn up but I'd put a lot of that down to what happened in Paris a few days earlier. We've been a bit unlucky with injuries too, Lingard, Martial, Matic & Herrera all got injured when playing really well, United were going to have to rely on a bit of luck with injuries to keep going.

We are a bit predictable to play against some times but that can be down to personnel too; A proper right winger is a must as we have nobody who looks comfortable at all on that side. Dalot is a brilliant crosser of the ball and and Luke Shaw is capable of offering more going forward, defensively he's been excellent this season and has improved as the season has gone on. Rashford & Martial are still young players who should continue to improve.

I don't see any reason as long as United buy 3 top players this summer that they can't achieve around 90 points next season with Ole in  charge. There's no need for the mass gloom, the squad is no way near as some are making out and is just lacking in a couple of top players in key positions.

Thats some call, i think United have only topped 90 points 3 times even with their great teams.

General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
« on: April 18, 2019, 12:49:35 PM »
Enjoyed the suspense but felt like that offide for the City late goal was a load of bollocks, the City player tried to intercept the ball from Spurs player it hit him and ran into path of Augero, no way can that ricochet be considered a pass, but for their financial doping City can have it with bells on

There is no provision for intent in the offside rule so whether it was a ricochet or not is irrelevant.

A player in an offside position at the moment the ball is played or touched* by a team-mate is only penalised on becoming involved in active play by..

A city player had the last touch and when he did Aguero was in an offside position so he was offside.

The handball rule changes are going to cause chaos next year.

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: April 17, 2019, 11:20:38 AM »
Hard to believe that 3 of the back 4 last night have lasted as long at the club under 4 different managers and whilst that is not the only problem it is the biggest problem. Defensively not good enough.

I didn't expect them to beat Barca over 2 legs and maybe a glorious failure against PSG would have suited better but the deficiencies have been there to see for a considerable period of time against lesser sides than Barcelona. Wouldn't be overly confident about getting top 4 either so I think it will be a big task to attract the right sort of players in the summer and get the club back onto an upward trajectory. Massively over inflated salaries in the dressing room have created a big problem in that respect dating back to Falcao and Ibrahimovic and now Sanchez. It has created a situation whereby De Gea can walk in and demand £500k per week.

The "free transfer" of players out of contract has created a real problem in this area. Decent players like Ramsey/Emre Can etc who can move on a free can demand massive wages (probably higher than their market value) at buying clubs because the club "saves" on transfer fees. That's fine for that player in isolation but then the other stars at the club look at the new guys wages and decide they deserve more and it creates an ever increasing inflationary loop.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 17, 2019, 09:55:49 AM »
Watched some highlights of the Barca Man U game this morning.  I think we can forget about City dropping points at the 03 Arena next week.
I see also Cardiff won last night, not relegated yet,they will be fired up for Sunday.
United actually played very well for 10 mins. Pogba is very frustrating, played a superb ball to put Rashford through, but it was his acting the ballix and losing the ball a couple of times (silly stepovers and no-look passes) that allowed Barca into the game. Young is catastrophic! If he was given a role just to annoy Sterling and do nothing else, he might do that reasonably well, but can't see OGS going that route. As an orthodox full back, Young is not good. Hard to see anything other than a City win. Certainly if they get ahead there'll be no chance of a recovery. Maybe De Gea might have one of his awesome days...

Cardiff picking a fine time to find some form!

I'm a bit worried about tonight. If Porto score first, it'll be Game On. If we score we'll be fine, but until then, I'll be nervy. Would love to see Gomez get some action, maybe at full back in the first instance until sure he's back to 100%.

Probably a decent result in the grand scheme of things. Yes we have Cardiff on Sunday but they were always going to still have a mathematical chance regardless of last nights result but keeping Brighton in the relegation mix right to the final day would be good given they have City at home

General discussion / Re: The Masters 2019
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:33:04 PM »
Great win for Tiger. He played the best golf and had the biggest cajonies.
Also Sunday afternoon Golf is brilliant. Wish there was more of it.

God no!! Kids running in and out shouting/dinner ready just before Tiger hit his tee shot on 16 it was horrible couldn't get peace to enjoy it at all!!!

Agreed. Much prefer the late evening finish.

Great watching yesterday. Say what you like about Tiger but nobody gets the crowd going like he does. Amazing comeback

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 15, 2019, 03:30:50 PM »
United have been really poor. Very lucky to get a result yesterday. Theyíll really need to step it up to rattle city.
Utd have some real quality in their team but their commitment is questionable, Pogba being a perfect example. But I think they will lift it for a huge derby game and their best 11 is more than a match for City.

Assume you are on the wind up here?
Few if any Utd players would make the City first 11

And what about the guy who can't make the Utd first 11? City seemed pretty keen on him last year. There's a serious amount of quality in that Utd team. Clubs are not stupid and don't pay huge wages for the hell of it.

I honestly do not think that  Pep would take any player from United at the minute as 1st choice. You could make an argument for Pogba being good enough but  for me there is no way he displaces any of City's 1st choice players given his work ethic (or lack off). De Gea is a better shot stopper than Ederson but the differential in quality with the ball at his feet just would not work for Guardiola's fundamental style of play in my opinion. I do not think you can even make an argument in any of the other positions.

Anyway, to bring it back to Liverpool, it wll be interesting to see the team selection for Wednesday. Hopefully Klopp goes for an attacking team to try and  get the away goal that (should) kill it early doors and give him options then to rotate. If Porto go one up early and Liverpool do not score it could get difficult

General discussion / Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
« on: April 11, 2019, 01:46:34 PM »
No Steptoe and Rising Damp on that list. Wow.

Yes Minister/Prime minister would be right at the top of that list for me. Brilliantly written

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 10, 2019, 07:39:46 AM »
Good results and crucial to keep the clean sheet but Liverpool definitely had a bit of luck yesterday. While for me the two penalty calls under VAR were absolutely correct i.e. no pen, they could easily have been given when you see the penalty united got against PSG and hear  the way the referees are being asked to interpret the rule. WTF is a normal silhouette in a high speed, professional sport??

Salah definitely lucky, again borderline but could have had no complaints if he walked.

Hendo very good again last night, if you take the shackles off and give him a bit of license to attack he is a decent offensive midfielder. Keita decent albeit I wold worry about him defensively against better teams.

As a final note, good to see Gomez back involved.

p.s. Barcelona want Moreno who cannot even make the squad when the first choice LB is injured??

General discussion / Re: Messi or Ronaldo - Who's best
« on: April 06, 2019, 05:23:30 PM »
So it's impossible to think anyone else could ever be better?

If thatís a question to me, no. The nature of sport is that playerrs generally improve over time as training, coaching etc keeps improving. What Iím saying is that messi is the best I have ever seen by a distance. In my opinion obviously

General discussion / Re: Messi or Ronaldo - Who's best
« on: April 06, 2019, 10:38:23 AM »
Ronaldo is an outstanding player, in any other generation he would be easily regarded as the best in the world but Messi is a freak of nature, a player that it seems impossible to think that there could ever be a better one. Personally, I don't even understand how there is a debate on this question.

See you're mixing your opinion up with fact...

I agree with Itchy. Yes itís my opinion but in my view I canít see how itís even a debate either. Messi is simply on a different level to anyone I have seen play

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 05, 2019, 09:55:37 PM »
Not enough drive or passion, esp from midfield

Milner and Hendo made a big difference. Hopefully Mo can go on a run now.

General discussion / Re: The OFFICIAL Liverpool FC thread
« on: April 01, 2019, 07:26:07 AM »
Klopp deserves a kick in the hole for not playing Fabinho. And a pat on the back for taking off Hendo and Milner and not Mo.
Got away with that one, but deserved a bit of luck! Hopefully the goal will kick Salah back into gear.
Our keeper starting to look a bit dodgy!

He didnít score!

I think Harry Kane is claiming it....

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 2019 Dubs again?
« on: March 27, 2019, 09:21:54 PM »
You're easily amused then and obviously just a cheerleader.
Hope you've your poms poms ready for Sunday.

Hope Mayo have more up front....

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