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|Few quick thoughts|
at 19:28 19 Apr 2019
Pen - was, thought Bright lucky to stay on the pitch and what the hell was the ref doing having a 5 min conflab with half the Blackburn team while they ignored the ball 30 yards behind them?
Booking GK 20 seconds from time - really?
6 mins was right - I called it - BUT only if you add on no time for time wasting - its obviously to orders as they all do that.
1st half - blowing up as we take a corner - not seen that too many times at ANY level.
Not his greatest game - but we still deserved to lose
|Millwall Match Thread|
at 10:21 10 Apr 2019
Pithy title or what?
Don't think anyone in the mood for clever word play.
3-0 Millwall and the most miserable £50 I have ever won.
at 17:24 9 Apr 2019
Something happening there?
Paddy Power odds for relegation not available for them today?
|Non Steve Mc - safe to read!|
at 17:43 4 Apr 2019
I was on the line for a vets game last night and spent 90' 'next to' Miekle Leighterwood! (haven't checked spelling - sorry)
He was manager of one of the teams!
at 17:41 4 Apr 2019
Sooooooo no one likes the candidates being mentioned, no one likes the Eustace press conference - dull/uninspiring I've seen, everyone thinks we will get stuffed v Norwich and the opinion on all those on the board/management seems to have taken a nose dive.
So the point in sacking Steve was.....
We seem to have caught the mood of MPs - 'vote' against everything and everyone!
at 14:07 3 Apr 2019
Well this rather sums it up at the moment
2 candidates and one of those from the Women's team.I have nothing against women's football and officiate games regularly but
a) Why is this the first month any from the women's team included and
b) If its now 'club' goal of the month, why no candidates from U23s, U18s s etc etc?
|Law changes 2019/20 - Part 2|
at 19:03 11 Mar 2019
For those that want the exact wording, head to the IFAB website but in summary, in no particular order
1) GKs and 'defensive' FKs in penalty area are now 'in play' as soon as ball is kicked
2) Subs must leave field at nearest boundary line
3) Team officials can be shown red/yellow cards
4) Drop ball is now officially involves just one player - from the team who had the ball when play stopped.
5) No attacking players allowed with 1m of defensive walls
6) Drop ball if ball hits referee and it goes in goal, attacking move starts or it cause change in possession
7) This ones a belter! - If after a 'back pass' or throw the GK 'unsuccessfully' attempt to kick the ball he IS allowed to pick the ball up
8) Another belter - Goal posts, bar and net must not be moving when penalty kick taken - GK must not touch them and must have at least part of one foot on /above line when kick taken. He can't stand behind the line either
9) Loads about handball - but even accidental handball that leads to a goal will be punished (See IFAB for even more confusing definition of 'deliberate' when goal not involved!)
10) Plus a lot of stuff only referees interested in like caution after play restarted and IDFK signal etc etc
We're going to have fun with that lot!
|Law changes 2019/20|
at 16:09 7 Mar 2019
This is the text from latest IFAB meeting - exact new law wording not agreed/released yet
"On the topic of defining handball, a decision was taken by The IFAB to provide a more precise and detailed definition for what constitutes handball, in particular with regard to the occasions when a non-deliberate/accidental handball will be penalised. For example a goal scored directly from the hand/arm (even if accidental) and a player scoring or creating a goal-scoring opportunity after having gained possession/control of the ball from their hand/arm (even if accidental) will no longer be allowed.
Following experiments in different parts of the world, the AGM also approved changes to the Laws of the Game related to a player being substituted having to leave the field of play at the nearest boundary line, yellow and red cards for misconduct by team officials and the ball not having to leave the penalty area at goal kicks and defending team free kicks in the penalty area.
Additional approved Law changes included: measures to deal with attacking players causing problems in the defensive ‘wall’, changing the dropped ball procedure, giving a dropped ball in certain situations when the ball hits the referee and the goalkeeper only being required to have one foot on the line at a penalty kick."
|McClaren on the offy|
at 16:03 22 Feb 2019
Still lives in the Middlesbrough area?!!!!!!!!!!!
Didn't realise that, some serious commuting - although presumably he spends a fair amount of time on overnights in London?
|Referee! (And assistant) - WBA|
at 09:08 20 Feb 2019
Disclaimer - based on watching live only - no replays
1) Mass pen claim 1st half - not for me
2) Our pen - didn't have a great view - but not a massive shout from crowd/players but then not a massive moan from WBA either
3) Lumley - That WAS handball outside the box in 2nd half wasn't it? Looked like it to me
4) Assistant ER - Now as I do that mostly all the time myself, I know its not easy but 1st half he missed two obvious ones and to me called 2 'technical ones (one on/one off) incorrectly as well. Missed an obvious foul right in front of him 2nd half as well. Thought he was poor.
Ref pretty decent though - foul on Eze looked an orange in real time, so yellow not incorrect as such.
|QPR v Watford - Last Night!|
at 09:27 14 Feb 2019
No. not in my dreams - I was on the line for the Women's league match.
1-1 final score, would take that on Friday after 90'!
Watford's goal was from a penalty btw
|Not great is it?|
at 12:57 12 Feb 2019
Just thought I'd have a look and see how sales are going for Friday, but it seems the ticketing site is down...…..again
|Bristol City Match Thread|
at 11:51 12 Feb 2019
Right, lets try and get Saturday out of the system with a win
Team - who knows?
Penalty Taker - who knows?
Score - who knows?
I'll go for Cousins for Scowen, Pav for Bright and BFG for Lynch, otherwise same start as Sat
Wells to take the next pen and a 1-0 win for us (Not a pen, but another Smith header)
There we go - sorted!
|Watford - early odds|
at 10:58 8 Feb 2019
Seems a bit skinny for us and conversely I thought Watford would be shorter.
90' prices btw
|Question for V block regulars|
at 14:59 6 Feb 2019
Because of ticketing 'issues' me and Mrs PP were in said block last night - normally I'm in T.
I lost count of the number of comings and going during the match.
One bloke arrived 5 mins after the start, went back out after 15 mins, came back, went out again on 38', mins came back about 55 and left again on 85'
He wasn't alone - it was like the changing of the **** guard all match!
Is it always like that there?
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