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by stealthpapes
12 Nov 2019 16:35
Forum: General Football
Topic: CheLOLsea
Replies: 9104
Views: 404118

Re: CheLOLsea

Some quite steep fines there but all seems pretty fair and designed to instil a sense of respect for the club and team mates. Wonder if Frank had similar levies at Derby and how much you'd get fined for wrecking the club captain's legs in a drunken car crash? It's an odd concept in this day and age...
by stealthpapes
12 Nov 2019 14:56
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5970
Views: 312121

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

Chapter 4 - Team Bonding - Neil begins by parachuting the listener into a night march on the moors that formed part of one of his pre-seasons as a player. At Hartlepool, an ex-commando called Tony Toms took fitness. Tony took them to the moors, separated the squad so they were all sat alone in the ...
by stealthpapes
12 Nov 2019 14:51
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5970
Views: 312121

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

find his biography The Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager but as the audiobook. He does the reading, complete with asides and adlibs.

Brilliant.
by stealthpapes
11 Nov 2019 12:29
Forum: General Football
Topic: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013
Replies: 2678
Views: 146713

Re: European Leagues Thread 2012/2013

Given that Haland has scored so many goals, do you not think that that table might just be out of date?
by stealthpapes
11 Nov 2019 12:25
Forum: General Football
Topic: 2019/2020 FA Cup
Replies: 20
Views: 597

Re: 2019/2020 FA Cup

Here for Macclesfield 0 4 Kingstonian
by stealthpapes
08 Nov 2019 10:07
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 18933

Re: VAR

I don't think physically stopping the clock is a good idea though as it would probably become a tactical play thing and I could see that making things more stop start as teams manipulate the restarts, or stoppages, to their advantage . It would, IMO, be the first step towards stopping the game for ...
by stealthpapes
06 Nov 2019 11:58
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5970
Views: 312121

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

I’d love to see Brian get another go as a manager. He’s been treated awfully in his short career so far with two muppets for a chairman (Leeds guy - forgot his name and Zingarevich) BMcD got sacked twice from Leeds as well, iirc. EDIT - yeah, but the full text is remarkable. On 3 February, McDermot...
by stealthpapes
05 Nov 2019 19:59
Forum: General Football
Topic: Racism in football (John Terry spin-off)
Replies: 1144
Views: 45034

Re: Racism in football (John Terry spin-off)

" ... and we've got Al Jolson doing a version of our national anthem"
by stealthpapes
05 Nov 2019 15:39
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 18933

Re: VAR

6ft Kerplunk Not sure that tinkering with it mid-season is the greatest idea. You've got to have a standard set of procedures for the whole season otherwise pundits will bleat on about stuff getting given that wasn't before.


or we could just ignore most of them?
by stealthpapes
05 Nov 2019 10:16
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 554
Views: 26862

Re: Weekend Football

The penalty from last night's Stoke WBA game. What, exactly, was the defender thinking? And how impressive was it for the ball not to move even an inch.
by stealthpapes
04 Nov 2019 13:37
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 18933

Re: VAR

I think this is also where at least half the nonsense of VAR is coming from. People who do not actually know the rules being given the position to spout, well, utter nonsense. There is also a lot to learn from rugby - watch anything going to the video ref there and it is framed as a clear 'yes or no...
by stealthpapes
04 Nov 2019 13:33
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 18933

Re: VAR

But it is a fact, have a look at the opinions by people far more qualified than either of us when it comes to football. Not one person I have seen thinks Son should have been red carded. I know you hate being wrong but you can't dispute public opinion is very much against you. Without wanting a fig...
by stealthpapes
04 Nov 2019 11:08
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 18933

Re: VAR

As predicted, VAR isn't really solving any of the issues video technology was supposed to address. At the same time it's created it's own issues, slowed down the game at times, impacted on the way referees appear to be making decisions, and it's starting to have a negative effect on the joy of watc...
by stealthpapes
04 Nov 2019 11:03
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 731
Views: 18933

Re: VAR

The wording is "careless, reckless or using excessive force".

I think it is really not hard to imagine a ref reassessing the amount of force involved.

FWIW, I think Aurier's follow-up tackle definately should have been punished - reckless/careless don't begin to sum it up.
by stealthpapes
01 Nov 2019 12:54
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5970
Views: 312121

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

What's the stat - over £150 million of players on the books and £50 million out on loan.
by stealthpapes
31 Oct 2019 10:16
Forum: General Football
Topic: ArsenaLOL
Replies: 1936
Views: 107719

Re: ArsenaLOL

Enjoyed that.

Martinez really at fault for at least two goals.
by stealthpapes
30 Oct 2019 17:11
Forum: International Football
Topic: Euro 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 6280

Re: Euro 2020

and for the, perhaps inevitable, "how do you know Patrick Mtiliga is black"??!!??!!111

by stealthpapes
30 Oct 2019 17:10
Forum: International Football
Topic: Euro 2020
Replies: 113
Views: 6280

Re: Euro 2020

Well, there we have it. UEFA confirm that they don't give a shit about racism in football. Bulgaria's punishment for the scenes at this month's qualifier is to play two games behind closed doors (with one game suspended, for next time it happens) and a fine of £64k. Which is actually a greater puni...
by stealthpapes
29 Oct 2019 14:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: ArsenaLOL
Replies: 1936
Views: 107719

Re: ArsenaLOL

by stealthpapes
28 Oct 2019 14:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: Miazga 3 Game Suspension Watch.
Replies: 49
Views: 3143

Re: Miazga 3 Game Suspension Watch.

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