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1 Posted 14/12/2019 at 13:47:31
Watching Watford and the RS. If Watford go down, I'd go in for Deulofeu. I don't know when the lightbulb went off over his head, but Gerry's an EPL player now. He works hard and all his skills are intact.
2 Posted 14/12/2019 at 13:55:03
Pity he has poor players around him at Watford; people were wishing for Doucoure early in the season, but he has had a stinker today and a glaring miss in front of goal.
3 Posted 14/12/2019 at 14:17:17
4 Posted 14/12/2019 at 16:50:05
5 Posted 14/12/2019 at 16:53:18
6 Posted 14/12/2019 at 16:55:35
7 Posted 14/12/2019 at 16:58:59
Anyway, the likelihood of his return is remote. Just seeing him now makes me wish he was a more fully-formed footballer with us.
8 Posted 14/12/2019 at 17:48:13
That blue/red line in review mimics the yellow line the NFL has been using for ages in determining first downs. Good stuff. The Prem now has an order of magnitude better way deciding offside or not. Terrific.
A couple things:
The position of the feet should be the sole determining factor. On Mane's disallowed goal, he's feet were on-side, but some dotted vertical line was shown indicating that some part of his upper body was offside. This is silly.
If we're really going to use technology to eliminate all doubt regarding offside review, only foot position should be considered. No other factor (And, yes, including an attacking player's head).
With that, look at foot position the way pro hockey does. It's way too fast a sport for a referee's eyeballs to track offside, so they use the Blue Line and have forever. If both skates are COMPLETELY past the blue and receive a pass, you're offside. If you have just ONE FOOT anywhere on the blue line, you're onside.
I think football should follow that. The focus strictly on foot position and ONLY on the trail foot. It simplifies things for players and reviews, minimizes delays, and most importantly, favors attacking football on the business end of the pitch.
9 Posted 16/12/2019 at 11:19:27
Why on earth would Everton sell their 3rd choice centre-back, a player whose versatility means he is always someone to put on the bench at least, and choose to sell him now he is actually getting in the side?
Smacks of a dodgy agent after a new deal for his client now he is in the side. He still has 2.5 years left on his contract so we would normally make a decision on a player and look to negotiate with the agent around this point. If a deal cannot be agreed then you would sell him in the summer, but not in January, when you have no other backup!
10 Posted 16/12/2019 at 11:57:52
The Red Shite get Atletico Madrid. Easier task than in previous seasons but still a tough tie.
Draw in full:
Borussia Dortmund v Paris St-Germain
Real Madrid v Manchester City
Atalanta v Valencia
Atletico Madrid v Liverpool
Chelsea v Bayern Munich
Lyon v Juventus
Tottenham v RB Leipzig
Napoli v Barcelona
11 Posted 16/12/2019 at 14:27:00
12 Posted 16/12/2019 at 14:46:02
I actually wouldn't be surprised if he gets an England call up before the end of the season. Being U21 player, Southgate will know all about him. Plus his flexibility of playing multiple positions, he might be a shock inclusion for the Euro squad.
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