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  1. With them running away with it we've got to talk about something. I assume that the record is City's 100 from a couple of years ago. I reckon Liverpool are on for... 106.
  2. And finally, this is really cool to see.
  3. VAR only kicks in at a stoppage, doesn't it? (They can start reviewing it but only talk to the ref once the game is stopped.) Can't wait for the one where a ref disallows a goal in favour of giving the same team a penalty for an offence committed 20 seconds earlier.
  4. It's a simple equation. Either: Introduce VAR to help implement the rules of the game as written and accept that those rules are flawed at the moment Or Accept that officials occasionally make mistakes *and never complain about a decision affecting your team ever again*. Pick one and bloody stick to it.
  5. Steve Dangle took it well. (I like his Dang-it's videos. He's a funny guy.)
  6. Leaving to beat the crowds before the game starts sets a new kind of record though.
  7. The Toronto Maple Leafs managed to lose a game to a 42 year old zamboni driver that they employ.
  8. We can even shithouse VAR.. </proud>
  10. I found this article about how Spanish clubs can sign players after the transfer deadline to be interesting - https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/18/leganes-the-unlucky-victims-of-barcelonas-slapdash-recruitment If a player is lost to a long term injury (5+ months, ratified by the governing body) then the club can sign a replacement. The thing is that every player in Spain has a buyout clause, so the "selling" team can lose the player without their permission and are not permitted to buy a replacement. Somewhat unsurprisingly, Barcalona are taking advantage of this by stripping Leganes of their top remaining striker, which probably condemns them to relegation. That player will sit on Barcas bench for six months and then be moved on.
  11. I asked my Canadian friend about it and he said Batshuayi was "just fucking aboot".
  12. Perhaps the reason for Liverpool's low stat is that they prefer a "chaotic" end to end game to stretch the play and aren't afraid to hit a long ball - sorry, precise 35 yard pass - to quickly turn defence into attack. Whereas City play very high up the pitch and rely on patient short passing and seek to control the game, open play suits Liverpool's style and speed. And Arsenal have a high count because Guendouzi is shit and keeps getting caught out positionally and physically.
  13. I'd have had us on higher on the tactical foul chart but maybe that is because ours are much more noticeable. Westwood doesn't exactly hide it and usually gets a booking.
  14. I know we've been net winners but my point is that all the incidents have previous precedent with the same outcome, so what could possibly have changed. If Girouds goal had been given where Grealish vs Burnley (and others) had not then there would be a problem.
  15. "Maguire should have been sent off". Well, given some of the challenges we have seen let go so far (Che Adams for example), not really. "That was never a foul on Shaw." It was never a foul on Jonny Evans but that got pulled back. "It's ridiculous that Giroud was offside" Ask Villa, Wolves and many other fans who have had goals pulled back for toenails being offside so far this year. Now, I wouldn't want to say that the excessively loud bleating seems to be because the big clubs are being treated the same as the small clubs. Oh no. (And besides, I'm not convinced the Maguire was a red. On the balance of probabilities, I would say he probably meant it but even after several viewings I dont think it is a howler of a mistake from the officials.)
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