FootyEra 19/20 Season |OT| This is the place where we hate/love VAR

Peek-a-boo!

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Oct 30, 2017
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I like seeing Ipswich do well as they are my local team but I support Chelsea and attend 7/8 matches a season if I can get tickets.

Chelsea fan in Ipswich basically.
I knew you had mentioned something about Ipswich Town before!

Good to see another (part time) Tractor Boy ... 🚜

Aye, I'll give em a ring now
Thanks, I knew I could rely on you sort ’em out!

It’s still wasting time and it worked so, we’re good thanks.
I take that you relish seeing other teams doing it as well then?

If it was Manchester City or Liverpool, fair enough, but youse were playing against Newcastle...

I agree with you on Willock though — he played really well!
 

Kentaro

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May 3, 2019
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I take that you relish seeing other teams doing it as well then?

If it was Manchester City or Liverpool, fair enough, but youse were playing against Newcastle...

I agree with you on Willock though — he played really well!
No I don’t like all that wasting time rubbish but everyone does it and nobody can stop that so the only thing to do is adapt honestly. I despise all kind of time wasting and faking injuries but that’s called “strategy” today
 

Malcolm9

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Oct 27, 2017
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I knew you had mentioned something about Ipswich Town before!

Good to see another (part time) Tractor Boy ... 🚜
I occasionally watch Ipswich with friends who have ST's. I used to go all the time in the Burley era carrying out three paper rounds a week to pay for it back in the mid 90's ha ha.
 
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plexxrock

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Feb 19, 2019
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" Now, we know there have been things said. Time will tell. We remain still on this big question mark."
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pogba apparently still set on leavin united it seems, can't even imagine what will happen to united's season if raiola manages to make this happen. massive ball of fire and explosion comes to mind.
 

plexxrock

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Feb 19, 2019
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only way sanchez ever moves is if united agree to pay half or more of his wages. 400k ? same guy who made that contract prolly did the 350k one for ozil aswell.

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also, joao felix is lookin unreal thus far. gotta take the hat off for atleti's scouts, when it comes to strikers they really really know their shit.
 
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edo_kid

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Oct 27, 2017
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also, joao felix is lookin unreal thus far. gotta take the hat off for atleti's scouts, when it comes to strikers they really really know their shit.
You don't really need atleti's scouts to see that Joao Felix made an amazing half season, more like hat's off to the president for actually going ahead with such a massive transfer while other clubs buckled.
 

Steve Winwood

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Oct 31, 2017
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Processing yesterday's Utd-Chelsea game: fun win but didn't assuage many concerns. United midfield were easily bypassed, Rashford and Martial poor for long stretches imo. Both are so inconsistent with the speed and precision of their decision-making on the ball, though at least Rashford's movement off the ball is good. Some bright spots in the pressing.

Wan-Bissaka as advertised defensively (had one spectacular tackle) but doesn't seem confident in either his touch or his balance in the final third. Hit both the highs and lows of Pogba, a couple truly atrocious giveaways paired with the sublime pass over the top for Rashford.

Chelsea seemed to have the start of something good, but a Fulham-esque number of giveaways trying to build play from their own half. But some nice combinations and were by far the more convincing team in attacking open play. Thought Pulisic was bright when he came on.
 

Peek-a-boo!

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Oct 30, 2017
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No I don’t like all that wasting time rubbish but everyone does it and nobody can stop that so the only thing to do is adapt honestly. I despise all kind of time wasting and faking injuries but that’s called “strategy” today.
Fair enough, at least you despise seeing it happen as well!

I actually don’t care much about the length of time a throw in or a goal/corner/free kick gets taken however, that rush-and-hold at the corner flag bollocks really seems to bother me these days...

I occasionally watch Ipswich with friends who have ST's. I used to go all the time in the Burley era carrying out three paper rounds a week to pay for it back in the mid 90's ha ha.
I will always cherish that 00/01 season when we finished 5th, and above Chelsea too! My Dad and I were lucky enough to go to almost every single home game back then.

As soon as we started spending big money the following season, thus dramatically changing the fundamental dynamic of our team (remember those two super-flops Pablo Couñago and Finidi George?), things went downhill quicker than any club with ‘second season syndrome’ has seen before.
 

Malcolm9

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Oct 27, 2017
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UK
Fair enough, at least you despise seeing it happen as well!

I actually don’t care much about the length of time a throw in or a goal/corner/free kick gets taken however, that rush-and-hold at the corner flag bollocks really seems to bother me these days...



I will always cherish that 00/01 season when we finished 5th, and above Chelsea too! My Dad and I were lucky enough to go to almost every single home game back then.

As soon as we started spending big money the following season, thus dramatically changing the fundamental dynamic of our team (remember those two super-flops Pablo Couñago and Finidi George?), things went downhill quicker than any club with ‘second season syndrome’ has seen before.
And they splashed out 5 million on Matteo Sereni, the keeper from Inter Milan. Like you said, they went a bit silly and ruined what they had.
 

Simon21

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Apr 25, 2018
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Fair enough, at least you despise seeing it happen as well!

I actually don’t care much about the length of time a throw in or a goal/corner/free kick gets taken however, that rush-and-hold at the corner flag bollocks really seems to bother me these days...
As a Leeds fan, and so seeing it happen more and more to us in the last year, I've really come to absolutely despise it. The main thing is that refs do absolutely nothing about it. So many will micro-manage every single thing apart from how long teams take at throw-ins, goal kicks etc. They're scared to give yellow cards for it and so take absolutely no control when all a time-wasting team really wants is to disrupt the flow of play anyway.

And don't get me started on whatever roll of the dice/coin flip they use to determine added time...
 

Sasliquid

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Oct 25, 2017
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Can’t stop being thinking about Eriksen. I worried about when he leaves, he really turned around the game on Saturday and I think he may be our best all round player. Also he is very handsome.
 

Rbk_3

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Oct 27, 2017
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Processing yesterday's Utd-Chelsea game: fun win but didn't assuage many concerns. United midfield were easily bypassed, Rashford and Martial poor for long stretches imo. Both are so inconsistent with the speed and precision of their decision-making on the ball, though at least Rashford's movement off the ball is good. Some bright spots in the pressing.

Wan-Bissaka as advertised defensively (had one spectacular tackle) but doesn't seem confident in either his touch or his balance in the final third. Hit both the highs and lows of Pogba, a couple truly atrocious giveaways paired with the sublime pass over the top for Rashford.

Chelsea seemed to have the start of something good, but a Fulham-esque number of giveaways trying to build play from their own half. But some nice combinations and were by far the more convincing team in attacking open play. Thought Pulisic was bright when he came on.
Thoughts on Martial going forward? Considering doing a straight swap with Fraser in FPL
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Did you see who he scored them against....

Like a 4 tier team in true Lukaku form.

Rashford scored twice as many goals against the top 6 in Sundays game as Lukaku managed in 2 seasons.
Well, let's see whether Manchester United finally plays football and gives its strikers quality occasions, or whether Sunday's game was just good luck, and let's see whether Chelsea will remain a top 6 team this season.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Interesting read, I suspected the problems came from a lack of investment in academy and youth development. Not paying bonuses is just what I expect from Ashley, Benitez went above and beyond to be honest given the attitudes of the ownership
 

DBT85

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Oct 26, 2017
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Anyone watching the Nottingham Forest game later tonight (EFL Cup), it's me directing it so be nice.

Well, let's see whether Manchester United finally plays football and gives its strikers quality occasions, or whether Sunday's game was just good luck, and let's see whether Chelsea will remain a top 6 team this season.
Lets see if Lukaku can score against any big teams in a different country, because he was pants at it here.
 

Steve Winwood

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Oct 31, 2017
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Thoughts on Martial going forward? Considering doing a straight swap with Fraser in FPL
Fantasy-wise he seems like a decent bet. Given the squad composition after selling Lukaku, he should play a ton and spend a lot of his time playing centrally.

Overall, this season seems kinda like Martial's last/best chance to hit anything close to what his ceiling should be given his athleticism and technical ability. I'm not super optimistic -- feels like "ability to read the game" is something you mostly have at 23 if you're ever going to -- but he'll get every chance to succeed.
 

gir

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Oct 25, 2017
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bah everyone loses at Old Trafford 4-0, no worries, onwards and upwards with Super Frank









*little bit of worry about my top 6 finish now*
 

Tawpgun

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Oct 25, 2017
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Both Wolves and Man City had goals ruled out, both unbelievably close and would never have been ruled out without it
Nice, good to hear.

I assume with VAR it was conclusive right? Does it still follow the NFL style where the call on the field stands unless its conclusive enough to overturn?
 

Garjon

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Oct 27, 2017
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Nice, good to hear.

I assume with VAR it was conclusive right? Does it still follow the NFL style where the call on the field stands unless its conclusive enough to overturn?
Yeah pretty much, but it's just incredible how precise it was with the Man City disallowed goal. The Wolves disallowed goal was another story, it took a very slight glance off of Boly's arm, completely accidental and barely giving any advantage, and that was enough to rule it out. Under the new rules it's correct but still.