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by Hoop Blah
09 Dec 2019 21:30
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4259
Views: 210626

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Lovely to see Steve Bruce making the Toon Army, and a number of his doubters, eat their words by having Newcastle in a pretty decent position. I'm not sure how it compares to Rafa's league positions at this stage in proceedings but it can't be far off if not better than most of his campaigns, and t...
by Hoop Blah
08 Dec 2019 16:43
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4259
Views: 210626

Re: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want

Lovely to see Steve Bruce making the Toon Army, and a number of his doubters, eat their words by having Newcastle in a pretty decent position. I'm not sure how it compares to Rafa's league positions at this stage in proceedings but it can't be far off if not better than most of his campaigns, and th...
by Hoop Blah
06 Dec 2019 15:06
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 6083
Views: 316657

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

Leicester taking steps to dissuade any interest in Rodgers. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50684861 As mentioned on the Arsenal thread, I'd see someone like Rafa as a good choice for either of Everton (his family still live up there don' they?) or Arsenal. I'd love for a British manager to get...
by Hoop Blah
06 Dec 2019 15:02
Forum: General Football
Topic: ArsenaLOL
Replies: 1989
Views: 109151

Re: ArsenaLOL

I don't think it'll take half that amount to fix it IF they get in a manager who can organise and put the structure in place to provide a half decent platform for their attacking players to perform from.. You only have to look at how Rodgers turned round Leicesters form, or Hasenhüttl sorted out So...
by Hoop Blah
06 Dec 2019 14:37
Forum: General Football
Topic: ArsenaLOL
Replies: 1989
Views: 109151

Re: ArsenaLOL

I don't think it'll take half that amount to fix it IF they get in a manager who can organise and put the structure in place to provide a half decent platform for their attacking players to perform from.. You only have to look at how Rodgers turned round Leicesters form, or Hasenhüttl sorted out Sou...
by Hoop Blah
06 Dec 2019 09:42
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 801
Views: 21392

Re: VAR

Without VAR he might have actually watched the free kick (we are talking about Luiz's no goal yeah?) rather than partridge shrugging and going "sod it, VAR will know" A different goal, but I do think it's a point worth highlighting, that officials are changing the way they're making decis...
by Hoop Blah
05 Dec 2019 15:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 801
Views: 21392

Re: VAR

Where does physically touching or running in front of come into it? Isn't that the point where in your implementation of the law you'd have the penalty retaken? A player clearing a saved penalty from being tapped in by an attacker by virtue of their encroachment giving them a headstart to get to th...
by Hoop Blah
04 Dec 2019 20:15
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 801
Views: 21392

Re: VAR

I agree with you on goalie off their line. I'm asking why you wouldn't take the same sensible approach on encroachment. If a keeper tips a penalty around the post, no advantage has been gained from a defender encroaching into the box. If a penalty is scored, no advantage is gained by an attacker en...
by Hoop Blah
04 Dec 2019 15:08
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 801
Views: 21392

Re: VAR

I agree with you on goalie off their line. I'm asking why you wouldn't take the same sensible approach on encroachment. If a keeper tips a penalty around the post, no advantage has been gained from a defender encroaching into the box. If a penalty is scored, no advantage is gained by an attacker en...
by Hoop Blah
04 Dec 2019 13:24
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7301
Views: 440203

Re: The Non - League thread

Interesting video and discussion around this abandonment in the Hellenic. https://twitter.com/ysswindon/status/1201986392479485953 The referee lost control here for me, there was no need to abandon that game. Possibly. It's really difficult to know without hearing exactly what, and how, was said to...
by Hoop Blah
04 Dec 2019 10:36
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7301
Views: 440203

Re: The Non - League thread

Interesting video and discussion around this abandonment in the Hellenic.

https://twitter.com/ysswindon/status/1201986392479485953
by Hoop Blah
03 Dec 2019 16:57
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 801
Views: 21392

Re: VAR

On point of above - players have been told - "you must play on" = assistant is only assisting and its the whistle you adhere to. I will keep saying it - VAR should just be matter of fact. Was it in or out of play, was it offside, was it inside the box - the rest is referee interpretation ...
by Hoop Blah
30 Nov 2019 19:28
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7301
Views: 440203

Re: The Non - League thread

Royal Rother Oh, and there’s another company formed 3 weeks ago called “STFC NEWCO LTD” - sole director Kayne Steinborn Busse.

I wonder what the S stands for.


Renaming the club to Sacknell Town?
by Hoop Blah
30 Nov 2019 19:14
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7301
Views: 440203

Re: The Non - League thread

A new company was formed last month called “BTFC NEWCO LTD” - sole director Kayne Steinborn Busse. Wonder what that means.... That’s an interesting one. There’s lots of money around that land, the 4G facility and the future ground plans. Doesn’t sound like he’s backing away permenantly though: http...
by Hoop Blah
30 Nov 2019 11:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 7018
Views: 317057

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

Losing Fabinho for 6 weeks, and a very busy 6 weeks at that, will be a bit of a test for Liverpool. Henderson, Wijnaldum and Milner can all play that role, and I believe Lallana has been doing it this season too, so they have options who can cover him, but not as well as he's done the job for the la...
by Hoop Blah
24 Nov 2019 14:01
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 801
Views: 21392

Re: VAR

I’ve mentioned a few times how I just don’t understand how we’ve come to the point of using technology to make judgements on such fine margins that are beyond its margin for errors. The City goal yesterday is a good example of this. Look at the ball in the image below. How can they be making calls b...
by Hoop Blah
23 Nov 2019 09:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 801
Views: 21392

Re: VAR

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50517096

Riley admitting that VAR has made a few f**k-ups recently.
by Hoop Blah
22 Nov 2019 13:55
Forum: General Football
Topic: SpuROFLs
Replies: 254
Views: 11340

Re: SpuROFLs

I can see Mourinho having a positive effect this season, IF the players are still capable of turning round their own motivation. Spurs could quite conceivably win the FA Cup or the UEFA Cup if there's a freshening up on attitude and performance because they've got some excellent players in that squ...
by Hoop Blah
22 Nov 2019 13:39
Forum: General Football
Topic: SpuROFLs
Replies: 254
Views: 11340

Re: SpuROFLs

I can see Mourinho having a positive effect this season, IF the players are still capable of turning round their own motivation. Spurs could quite conceivably win the FA Cup or the UEFA Cup if there's a freshening up on attitude and performance because they've got some excellent players in that squa...
by Hoop Blah
21 Nov 2019 18:11
Forum: General Football
Topic: SpuROFLs
Replies: 254
Views: 11340

Re: SpuROFLs

I don't think you can really dispute the fact that Spurs are known for trying to play some form of attractive, attacking football with more than an element of flair to it. It doesn't always bring success of course, well, hardly ever, but it is what the fans like to see and has been since the Bill N...
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