Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored an injury-time winner against West Brom in the Premier League last Sunday . But anyone else notice that he was a man in all black, the same colour kit has referee Mike Dean. A vital three points for Liverpool in qualifying for Europe next season . Considering replays on VAR disallow goals for less than a centimetre or a bootlace, a colour clash with the officials should also not have been allowed ?
A brilliant goal to win any final, several wonderful saves by the keeper and the now invariable VAR decision, made it a entertaining 90 mins with victory to the underdogs. Strange considering all the spitting throughout the clubs could not then climb the steps and gantry to collect the cup due to social distancing. One wonders why two verses of National Anthem are not sung, here and at Internationals, has the cameraman had to do a Linford Christie down club line ups in the pre match preparations. Anyone else notice Bobby Roberts in the No4 shirt in the highlights of their last appearance in the Cup final together with now West Mersea resident Peter Shilton.
Spring is late....but the perennials have largely come up, or down again. No not in the garden, but club lawns of England, Fulham, WBA , Nodge , Watford, Rotherham, Northampton, Swindon and Grimsby are still going strong with promotion relegation every other season .
Ben Stevenson, Jevani Brown, Dean Gerken, Courtney Senior and Omar Sowunmi all missing from the U's squad today, along with Callum Harriott and Harry Pell - all seven players are out of contract at the U's, this summer. Thanks lads, can all collect your boots Monday .
Sadly passed away in January . Signed on a free from Watford in the mid 70’s, played over hundred games for the U’s and always went unnoticed in his left back role due to his consistency. Featured in the promotion winning team of 1976.
STEP ONE - Planning . Check trapdoor and asses what is required, take measurements if needed. Essential this task is taken seriously has will save future involvement when complete. Done Correctly 3 Pts
Step TWO - Procurement. A away from home task to source required items within time constraints. Done Correctly 1 Pt.
STEP THREE -Practical Another home task , use collected items to make trapdoor strong and sturdy . Done Correctly 3 Pts
STEP FOUR - Security Check previous tasks, completed. Fix lock for final security and health and safety requirements. Important task has should keep locals out. Done Correctly - 3 Pts.
STEP FIVE . If Steps 1-4 complete satisfactory, this ensures non involvement of third parties which could be unreliable. Done Correctly - Various Pts available
Sad news regards the passing away of Frank Worthington. Scored a iconic goal , replayed often against the Tractorboys with the flick over his head and volley . Never realised he signed for Shankley’s Liverpool, but due to high blood pressure deal fell through.
The Times . Europe's biggest teams will be given a safety net to play in the Champions League even if they fail to finish in the top four of their domestic competitions under Uefa plans revealed to Premier League clubs.
Looks like PL clubs will be rewarded for the cost of failure in winning their own domestic leagues. Perhaps reinvent the wheel and have a European Cup competition and also another for ONLY the Champions of each country. Where ever the line is drawn in European games, the cup competitions and matches against bigger sides with the chance to gain much needed money are looking ever further apart.
More and more games getting pulled because of the virus, is it time to call a halt ? Players are not in club bubbles so always likely to be vulnerable even with being vigilant. No extra cash for clubs for tests, so making the whole scenario becoming a farce, so where is the difference in not meeting in numbers outside , but 22 players plus can and also travel the width and breath of the country to do so .