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by Victor Meldrew
30 Dec 2019 12:49
Forum: The Team
Topic: Upset the Apple cart.
Replies: 100
Views: 4404

Re: Upset the Apple cart.

And if we had won 3 in a row you would be against bring our best player back into the team? Yes. I see. I think Ian's point about needing to earn your place to get back into a winning team is valid up to a point but more so perhaps in amateur sport and not so in the hard world of professional sport...
by Victor Meldrew
30 Dec 2019 11:34
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 1016
Views: 29153

Re: VAR

Anybody know how VAR is going down in all the other major leagues? My Turkish paper shop mate says that in Turkey the problem has been that the ref doesn't call on VAR if he doesn't want to. As a Galatasaray fan he thinks that refs have it in for them (he is one of us, a typical football fan!!) wher...
by Victor Meldrew
29 Dec 2019 17:34
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 1016
Views: 29153

Re: VAR

Is VAR showing how bad our referees are?. Anthony Taylor had 2 of his crucial decisions overturned the other day and now at Anfield yet another. Er, two actually It is utterly ridiculous that players are being called offside because they have a hand in an offside position. This is just the sort of ...
by Victor Meldrew
29 Dec 2019 17:31
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 1016
Views: 29153

Re: VAR

I just want to watch a game. I could not care less if mistakes are made by players, managers or officials it’s part and parcel of playing and watching. Over the course of a season crap goes both for and against you so just deal with it. Currently this stupid system stops the game, kills celebration...
by Victor Meldrew
29 Dec 2019 17:19
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 1016
Views: 29153

Re: VAR

I am not getting this hate for var and offsides. FFS Pukki was offside. If you like it or not he was off. Fraction or not he was off. Unless you factor in a 10% error ratio you have to be exact. As I have said many times before var should be used as a matter of fact and in this case it was. Unless ...
by Victor Meldrew
29 Dec 2019 16:05
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen
Replies: 93
Views: 6209

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by Martin Allen

Expect it will get lively with both Nugent and Barkhuizen making an appearance at the start of the second half. That next goal cliché is probably very true for this one. Of the teams below Reading only 'boro are currently winning - at WBA :shock: Stop being negative Sutekh looking at the bottom-Bre...
by Victor Meldrew
29 Dec 2019 13:24
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 731
Views: 33809

Re: Weekend Football

Cracking game which Rangers have edged but that could be the killer goal for the season. With a name like Clancy and a first name of Kevin is the ref a Fenian? :wink: I wonder if Edouard and Morelos will be playing in the Premier League next season but Morelos might be too big a risk making Luis Sua...
by Victor Meldrew
29 Dec 2019 12:25
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 731
Views: 33809

Re: Weekend Football

Looking forward to a Super Sunday starting with Rangers trying to keep tabs on Celtic.
Rangers were far superior in the recent League Cup final but that was on neutral territory.
What price neither Scott Brown nor Morelos getting sent off.?

Come on the 'Gers.
by Victor Meldrew
29 Dec 2019 11:26
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 1016
Views: 29153

Re: VAR

I am not getting this hate for var and offsides. FFS Pukki was offside. If you like it or not he was off. Fraction or not he was off. Unless you factor in a 10% error ratio you have to be exact. As I have said many times before var should be used as a matter of fact and in this case it was. Unless ...
by Victor Meldrew
29 Dec 2019 11:01
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Rumour - Liam Moore to West Brom
Replies: 42
Views: 3025

Re: Rumour - Liam Moore to West Brom

For the sake of an extra £2k a week Moore would not move to West Brom to sit on the bench and then never get a look in when they are in the prem. 18 months time maybe but not now. Not sure he would sit on the bench. WBA are not that strong at the back and Bilic reportedly fell out with one of the c...
by Victor Meldrew
28 Dec 2019 12:27
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG QPR
Replies: 146
Views: 6831

Re: BFTG QPR

Interesting views as always. For me Eze is currently ahead of Ejaria. Eze wasn't playing against Pele or Gunter last night he was playing wherever the space was. He is excellent at drifting into space between the lines and then attacking the back four if he gets the ball in the right area. He is al...
by Victor Meldrew
27 Dec 2019 17:05
Forum: General Football
Topic: Best/Worst Pundit
Replies: 357
Views: 29131

Re: Best/Worst Pundit

Classic Merson but he is one of the boys so whatever he says is irrelevant. :roll: Watched all the Amazon Prime games and because they were covering so many games loads of old lags were brought out, often with no connection to the teams involved. Paul Clement even made an appearance and dear old Ji...
by Victor Meldrew
27 Dec 2019 12:47
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 7256
Views: 327027

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

How good were Liverpool playing away against the team 2nd in the table? On a night when Mane and Salah were not at their very best they still managed to score 4. Sanguine can probably tell us but has a team in the top division in England ever had so many points at the halfway stage? In the year when...
by Victor Meldrew
27 Dec 2019 12:37
Forum: General Football
Topic: Best/Worst Pundit
Replies: 357
Views: 29131

Re: Best/Worst Pundit

Paul Merson praised the work of "Jack Wilshere" for Aston Villa yesterday. Classic Merson but he is one of the boys so whatever he says is irrelevant. :roll: Watched all the Amazon Prime games and because they were covering so many games loads of old lags were brought out, often with no c...
by Victor Meldrew
27 Dec 2019 12:23
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG QPR
Replies: 146
Views: 6831

Re: BFTG QPR

Watched the game from my sick bed at the same time as watching Liverpool-probably the sickness was a Reading disease picked up at the Derby game.. Very pleased with the result with the 6 points gained from these past 2 home games and the game was a bit better than many of these hoops derbies althoug...
by Victor Meldrew
24 Dec 2019 15:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 6139
Views: 324328

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

Sutekh
Victor Meldrew I wonder what "'it the ball in the corners" is in Dutch.


het is de bal in de hoeken


Do the Dutch drop their "h"s? if so 'e will be in 'is element wiv"'et" and "'oeken". :wink:
'appy Christmas.
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by Victor Meldrew
24 Dec 2019 15:09
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: The Local Journo Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 126342

Re: The Local Journo Thread

I don't think there was much showboating. What I did like were the inventive flicks in and around Derby's penalty area-whether they have been working on those who knows but Joao and Baldock combined brilliantly on a couple of occasions. It won't always work, as it doesn't always work with Liverpool'...
by Victor Meldrew
24 Dec 2019 14:33
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 6139
Views: 324328

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

I wonder what "'it the ball in the corners" is in Dutch.
by Victor Meldrew
23 Dec 2019 15:53
Forum: General Football
Topic: We're ManchesteROFL United, we do what we want
Replies: 4397
Views: 218518

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

Fred being bossed by the 18 and 21 year old Longstaff brothers...... How have United fallen this far? This Utd team is the worst I’ve seen since the 80s I think this is now official in terms of points gained. Their team yesterday cost something like £400,000,000 after Pogba came on and they are now...
by Victor Meldrew
22 Dec 2019 20:00
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 1016
Views: 29153

Re: VAR

He has previous? No he does not. Er... Everton away? You can’t compare the two On the one today, was probably a red card but I wouldn’t have given it just because of how Rudiger reacted. It’s just quite sad and pathetic how footballers act these days, they spend more time on the floor than anything...
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