Football The 2018/2019 Season Thread

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Moriath, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Scouse

    Scouse Glyphosate-fuelled tumor-boy FH Subscriber

    Agree.

    He was also A) on the ground, B) looking at the ball, and (importantly) - C) led one-footed.
     
  2. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    D) hit the players standing leg with his leading foot, even if he didn't hit the other players leg it could still come under carelessness/recklessness thus bound to get a yellow.
     
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  3. Scouse

    Scouse Glyphosate-fuelled tumor-boy FH Subscriber

    Worst case it's a "contentious" decision.

    These aren't red blinkers I'm wearing. I have no problems with tackles like that from any side and you often see them. Shit happens in football. Was a great tackle.
     
  4. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    No they are just Elton John's shades.
     
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  5. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Please don't be talking about McManaman, he doesn't have a clue and indeed changed his mind after a couple of viewings. Just because Van Dijk got the ball doesn't mean it wasn't reckless. You're mad if you don't think it was a foul at the very least. I've seen fans from all over (including Liverpool) saying he should've been sent off.
     
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  6. Scouse

    Scouse Glyphosate-fuelled tumor-boy FH Subscriber

    And I've seen fans from all over saying the opposite.

    I guess, like them, I'm from the 'football isn't a game for pussies' school of thought.
     
  7. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    And if Mertens' leg had been a bit more planted and had ended up being broken all over the place, you'd have just shrugged and called it a good tackle? Play like this is why there are rules about recklessness and excessive force. Getting the ball isn't the be all and end all. It's nothing to do with it being a "game for pussies" ffs, what a childish counter. :\
     
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  8. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Recently I've been less bothered about watching football because of the number of players getting a bad case of the Neymar's (cheating), FIFA, ridiculous levels of pay, etc. but it doesn't change the fact that was a perfectly valid yellow for an imperfect tackle.
     
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  9. Scouse

    Scouse Glyphosate-fuelled tumor-boy FH Subscriber

    I don't think it was reckless or excessive. His leg wasn't broken. He played on fine until he was subbed after nearly 70 minutes.

    Do you want to completely de-risk the game? This sort of stuff is part of football. Not desirable. But part of it.

    This is a simple disagreement. Some people think it's a foul. Some people disagree. I personally do fall down on the side of people who like strong hard challenges of the type we saw and see nothing wrong with them.

    Do I see risk in them? Yes. Yes I do.

    Acceptable risk.
     
  10. Ormorof

    Ormorof FH is my second home

    Seems you are right, dug up this while looking it up Q&A: So what makes a bad tackle?
     
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  11. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

  12. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Getting ever closer...

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    The only thing everyone doubted was the ability to finish it in a year, no one doubted it would be nice like all the new stadiums.
     
  14. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

  15. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Out of those I would put only Man City as clear favourite with Liverpool standing a very good chance of beating Bayern, Spurs are going to need a top performance and Man U are fucked.
     
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  16. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Mourinho's gone.

     
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  17. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    Good.
     
  18. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Just keep your skanky mitts off of Poch. The rumour train is already at full speed, it's all we're going to hear about from here until the end of the season.
     
  19. Scouse

    Scouse Glyphosate-fuelled tumor-boy FH Subscriber

    Shit. Hoping he would stay.

    At least it costs ya 25 million to get shot :)
     
  20. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    I still love how managers get so much even when fired.
     
  21. Scouse

    Scouse Glyphosate-fuelled tumor-boy FH Subscriber

    No different than anyone at the top of any organisations.

    Capitalism is about the rich making sure they're alright, Jack.
     
  22. CorNokZ

    CorNokZ Currently a stay at home dad

  23. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Piss poor penalty taking by Leicester, silly stuttering run ups.
     
  24. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    I'm not sure Solskjaer is somebody I would parachute in to stabilise a club and save its season. He hasn't exactly had a glittering managerial career.
     
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  25. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Cheeky.

     
  26. Billargh

    Billargh FH is my second home

    My favourite bit was Alli getting whacked with a water bottle, then throwing up a 2-0 with his hands. What a little pest.
     
  27. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing

    This season isn't going to be saved; even 4th is probably well beyond United at this point, so it may as well be a season to be enjoyed. I expect to see some gung-ho attacking football over the next few months, but I don't expect to see the defensive issues getting fixed.
     
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  28. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Funny you should say that...

     
  29. Scouse

    Scouse Glyphosate-fuelled tumor-boy FH Subscriber

    Anyone else think Solskjaer looks a bit like Andy Serkis?
     
  30. CorNokZ

    CorNokZ Currently a stay at home dad

    A bit?
     
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