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1 Posted 19/01/2019 at 12:44:27
2 Posted 19/01/2019 at 13:41:42
Of the second half. . .
3 Posted 19/01/2019 at 13:46:41
4 Posted 19/01/2019 at 13:50:00
The rest of us should be loving this.
Think the ref missed a red first half...
5 Posted 19/01/2019 at 13:55:04
6 Posted 19/01/2019 at 14:44:05
7 Posted 19/01/2019 at 15:16:59
8 Posted 19/01/2019 at 18:38:16
Man Utd roll on with their 7th win under that Norwegian bloke.
And I'm not gonna even mention those jammy unmentionable bastards.
9 Posted 20/01/2019 at 16:20:48
10 Posted 20/01/2019 at 17:12:53
11 Posted 20/01/2019 at 17:41:42
And Alli does his hamstring. Not happening for Spurs. Is this the end of their title challenge??? Or did it end last week?
12 Posted 20/01/2019 at 17:50:57
A winner at the death from Winks.Time to take the hound-dawg for a walk in the forest!
13 Posted 21/01/2019 at 14:48:14
In the World Cup final last summer, football hit a new low with all the diving that was going on. In particular, Griezman's clear dive led to a free-kick that resulted in a French goal and changed the course of the game. In other words, France winning the trophy wasn't really winning in the 'traditional sense' of winning, it was simply cheating.
Similarly, we're seeing consistent cheating this season, with the authorities doing fuck-all about it. Salah does it all the time, gets away with it, and it influences their results to their advantage. If they win the Premier League, it will be similar to France 'winning' the World Cup, in that it won't be 'traditional winning', but cheating.
It is definitely putting me off football. The only games I can be bothered to watch are Everton's. It's not worth watching other games as a neutral, because the cheating is just ridiculous. I'm not saying Everton aren't immune from it (Richarlison falls to the ground at the drop of a hat), but the scale of it across football and the apparent bias of refereeing decisions towards the top clubs has become intolerable.
14 Posted 21/01/2019 at 16:20:09
But it all went downhill, ending in that awful final, for exactly the reason you cited. I effectively switched off at that point.
I try to avoid watching Liverpool at all costs because they epitomize the cheating mentality, always have. But it clearly is ruining things, the Niasse punishment just rubbing salt in... The Everton Way.
15 Posted 22/01/2019 at 09:11:58
16 Posted 22/01/2019 at 11:37:44
17 Posted 22/01/2019 at 11:50:47
18 Posted 22/01/2019 at 12:34:36
Pace, strong, good header of the ball, good anticipation, and he knows how to thump a penalty.
What a tragedy.
19 Posted 22/01/2019 at 12:36:36
20 Posted 22/01/2019 at 14:08:08
Just proves the RS have all the Refs in their pocket!
21 Posted 22/01/2019 at 14:12:09
Oh, wait a minute. What's this:
Musht be shome mishtake...
22 Posted 22/01/2019 at 14:15:41
Klopp was fined but in all honestly, I think FIFA have gone way over board with limiting "celebrations." Yes, I could see having a rule in place to stop Klopp running down to the Gwladys Street end, bare his arse and flipping the Everton fans the bird. But, kicking over water bottles, running to hug a player, throwing your shirt in the crowd – these seem pretty reasonable emotional reactions.
23 Posted 22/01/2019 at 14:23:41
Life eh ?... fucking hell.
A sad day indeed.
24 Posted 22/01/2019 at 14:40:08
Gallagher went onto say that he didn't know what the punishment would be for the Wolves manager due to being sent off, but he could face a touchline ban. Klopp has had his punishment dished out, i.e the £8k fine, and as we all know, you can't be punished for the same offence twice.
So don't be surprised if Santo gets a touchline ban, while yet again the RS get off virtually Scott free.
25 Posted 22/01/2019 at 14:50:50
This is refereeing at its poorest. At no point has this referee used his personality to handle the situation?
Straight to a sending off. Kavanagh hopefully will handle it differently next time.
26 Posted 22/01/2019 at 15:39:04
Very sadly, the news today is that Sala was being flown from Nantes to Cardiff in a light aircraft after saying farewell to his team mates and the plane has been lost near Guernsey last night. Nobody is expecting anyone on board to have survived.
There are no further comments that can be added. It is just sad.
27 Posted 22/01/2019 at 16:08:42
On another note, Sam is reporting this morning that we could have got Aubameyang but Everton would not pay the £56M.
28 Posted 22/01/2019 at 16:27:28
That is a bit misleading. Sam was asked how transfers were handled if the price was too high and he said:
"For instance, if we wanted Aubameyang, we wouldn't have had that much money to have bought him."
He didn't say he or anyone else DID want him, he said IF we wanted him. He also went on to say that he doubted Aubemeyang would have wanted to join Everton anyway.
29 Posted 23/01/2019 at 09:30:35
30 Posted 23/01/2019 at 17:06:29
It seems his agent, who oversaw the transfer from Nantes to Cardiff, arranged the private charter flight, rather than having him deal with the added time and inconvenience of commercial airports and airline schedules. But most astounding are these final messages:
He says: 'Hello, little brothers, how are you crazy people? Brother, I'm really tired, I was here in Nantes doing things, things, things, things and things, and it never stops, it never stops, it never stops.
'I'm here on a plane that looks like it's about to fall apart, and I'm going to Cardiff, crazy, tomorrow we already start, and in the afternoon we start training, boys, in my new team.'
He later sent another message saying: 'How are you guys, all good? If you do not have any more news from in an hour and a half, I don't know if they need to send someone to find me... I am getting scared!'
Just utterly bizarre... and underlines perhaps some of the pressures these guys are put under. People making foolish decisions for the wrong reasons.
You hear folk snipe mercilessly about health and safety but, in my business, I've seen a massive change over the years — and now, Safety is paramount. Keeping people safe is all about thinking ahead, anticipating what might go wrong, and taking sensible steps to reduce the risk. This poor kid appears to have been shown none of that by those who were responsible, or assumed responsibility for him.
I puzzle over the trite phrase trotted out by rote at these times about "perspective" — as if the sudden and unexpected loss is a catalyst for some change in viewpoint or new reality that comes out of the blue, that could not have been anticipated, could not have been avoided. The very worst (thankfully we don't get it on here!) is "Everything happens for a reason" — which absolutely makes my blood boil.
Accidents can and must be avoided. The record of the commercial aviation industry in tackling this problem has been incredible.
31 Posted 23/01/2019 at 20:15:53
There's an old saying in the aviation industry: If the crash doesn't kill the pilot, the public inquiry will. After many crashes, there's often an apparent tendency to blame it on pilot error, thereby trying to divert attention from serious mechanical failures and their possible root causes in negligence of those at the top of the relevant organisation. Of course, the job of the accident investigation is to seek these out, towards reducing the chances of future recurrences.
On the subject of 'perspective', yes, accidents like this tell me nothing in terms of perspective. And it's simply an entirely separate and unrelated matter from me getting pissed off with bad performances from Everton.
32 Posted 31/01/2019 at 06:24:39
I questioned a Kopite neighbour who was there and was answered with the usual "as if" response . . I've just seen the evidence with my own eyes.
Proof (if it was needed) that kopites are indeed gobshites
33 Posted 31/01/2019 at 06:39:29
34 Posted 31/01/2019 at 14:15:13
Looks as if the BBC may have a new start who hasn't yet read the Fawn-all-over- kopite passage in his job description
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