The Premier League finally returns after what seemed like an interminable International Break, with five games set for live TV coverage in the UK, including Everton's game on Sunday. The remaining 5 untelevised fixtures are all scheduled to kick off at 3 pm on Saturday with highlights on Match of the Day.

Saturday 16 October 2021

Watford v Liverpool – 12:30 BST on BT Sport 1
Final Score – 16:00 BST on BBC One
Brentford v Chelsea – 17:30 BST on Sky Sports
Match of the Day – 22:30 BST on BBC One

Sunday 17 October 2021

Match of the Day (Repeat) – 07:35 BST on BBC One
Everton v West Ham United – 14:00 BST on Sky Sports
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur – 16:30 BST on Sky Sports
Match of the Day 2 – 22:30 BST on BBC One

Monday 18 October 2021

Arsenal v Crystal Palace – 20:00 BST on Sky Sports


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Jeff Armstrong
1 Posted 16/10/2021 at 12:25:41
Ranieri, sacked in the morning? Hope not.
Danny O’Neill
2 Posted 16/10/2021 at 12:26:33
A few snippets in the gossip column today. Lingard possibly on the move again January. Would he add anything to us? Don't know.

Sterling talking himself out of City potentially, which his interview yesterday? Who wouldn't take the 33 year old Lewandowski?

Calvert-Lewin to become Arsenal's main target??

And Klopp out with an early, albeit tame snipe at the Newcastle deal.

Right let's watch Watford.

Jeff Armstrong
3 Posted 16/10/2021 at 13:08:59
Have Watford ever sacked a manager at half-time?

A first for everything I suppose.

Danny O’Neill
4 Posted 16/10/2021 at 13:14:40
Too easy for Liverpool. They may have a good team but Watford are poor.

It took 40 minutes, but the pre-prepared "it was a year ago tomorrow that Saint Virgil sustained a knee injury" got rolled out. Okay, he didn't use Saint, but that was otherwise verbatim.

Inevitable (eye roll, sigh).

I admit to not paying too much attention to them other than banter with family, but is it me or, despite their very strong first 14, is Liverpool's squad a light touch too???

David Nicholls
5 Posted 16/10/2021 at 13:23:40
The ladies team have just sacked Willie Kirk. I feel that’s pretty harsh considering a tough opening schedule. I read somewhere a relative of Usmanov (nephew?) was involved with the ladies. I hope Uncle Al has more patience with the men’s team if he eventually takes the reins…
Tony Everan
6 Posted 16/10/2021 at 13:25:45
Danny,

Also the rumours about Aberdeen right-back, Calvin Ramsey, keep resurfacing. It seems we've sent scouts up there and we're taking this possibility seriously. He's only 18, it would be interesting to hear opinion whether him or Patterson look the best prospect.

Danny O’Neill
7 Posted 16/10/2021 at 13:39:49
It would be interesting to get a view on Ramsey, Tony. I don't know too much about him.

My blood is currently boiling. If his young kid wasn't with him, a London red who strangely apparently has a Warford season ticket is bragging out loud about selling his ticket for this to someone for £1k in the pub I'm watching this in.

Thank goodness for the ToffeeWeb community. True blues who help fans out at face value. I'm fuming and I'm usually a calm person.

Got to listen to this idiot for the next 40 minutes or so.

Brian Murray
8 Posted 16/10/2021 at 14:00:01
David Nicholls @5. Yeah, it's not the Everton way to be another Chelsea and replace winner after winner with trophy after trophy. That's the last thing we need is a trigger-happy owner who actually knows what he's doing. Yes, that's sarcasm by the way.
David Nicholls
9 Posted 16/10/2021 at 14:07:33
Brian, I think Chelsea get away with their managerial Merry-go-round because they have invested in world class players for 3 decades.

Chopping and changing managers is why we are in a financial mess and Rafa can’t spend…

Danny O’Neill
10 Posted 16/10/2021 at 14:11:48
To the point about the true implementation of the DoF model as I interpret it David. Do it properly and within reason, it can almost be irrelevant who the manager is.

But do it or don't do it. None of this "on the bus / off the bus" approach. Its just caused confusion and complexity as to who is responsible for what.

Brian Murray
11 Posted 16/10/2021 at 14:12:20
Dave. Yes I know. I'm just in a bad mood. Was going to have a bev in town but now it's full of gloating Nordic / wools / taffs (delete where appropriate). So I'll wait till tomorrow
Danny O’Neill
12 Posted 16/10/2021 at 14:17:57
Brian. You don't want to be where I am. Trust me. West London. It's awful although I should be used to it now. £1K ticket boy is still really annoying me.

I'll be on the 8:17 from Euston tomorrow.

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

13 Posted 16/10/2021 at 14:21:28
Already mentioned by others, but this BBC article on Beni Baningime makes for a very good read.

Beni Baningime - Trials & Tribulations

Delighted for Beni that things are going well for him at Hearts. He comes across as a very mature, well-balanced young man.

I might just tune in and watch the Rangers v Hearts game rather than a Premier League alternative today.

Brian Murray
14 Posted 16/10/2021 at 14:24:39
Dave. Having said that, the difference in Chelsea is the calibre of appointments.

Moyes and his teary sidekick upstairs brainwashed a generation of Blues into thinking we should be grateful to even be on the top table. As for Silva, the job was way too big for him. Koeman didn't care and is / was average at best. Big Sam ditto. So the chopping and changing is not really the problem in my opinion.

Let's hope this fella carries on the good work. Even with almost 10 men tomorrow because Rondon is next to useless so far.

Brent Stephens
15 Posted 16/10/2021 at 14:48:10
Jay, that's a fine piece on Beni. Love the guy.
Dave Abrahams
16 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:00:56
Jay (13), seems to me he is putting his trust in the best place and will be guided by his faith, I’ll try and watch him today.

I think, as Brent suggests,that Beni has always been easy to like, his quiet nature possibly holding him back in his football career, maybe he has found that toughness, on the pitch, that he always needed.

I’ve watched since he first started in the youth team, he had a nice style and always played for the team, never for himself, lost his way a bit the last few years but looks like he has found himself at Hearts, I sincerely hope he continues to shine up in Scotland and has a good career in football.

Dale Self
17 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:05:42
A dilemma, I wouldn’t mind seeing the continuing decline of UShited but talk of Brenda getting the job is nauseating. Kind of a football hater today. An ugly draw would suffice.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

18 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:10:44
Bizarre.

I can only find radio commentary on the Rangers v Hearts game, or this YouTube link which is showing the game live...BUT!!!

The screen is showing the game at a 45 degrees angle. Weird.

Rangers v Hearts

Could get a stiff neck watching this!

Dale Self
19 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:20:44
That was a decent rip from Greenwood.
LC 0-1 UShited
Mike Gaynes
20 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:26:37
What a goal by Greenwood. Nearly identical to the goal Dest scored for the USA the other night.

Lovely article on Beni. So happy for the young man that he's found his game and a home. Well done, lad.

Dale #17, "UShited". Love it.

Bill Gall
21 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:32:30
Leicester score 1--1
Dale Self
22 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:33:09
Well I was hoping for a shitfest but Tielemans just placed a beauty from an igno-turnover

LC 1-1 Man Utd

Jeff Armstrong
23 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:33:59
Tielemans, great goal, perfection.
Dale Self
24 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:35:21
Hey Mike, someone maybe Paul is offering Uniturd as an alternative moniker. Feel free to mix and match. It's all about the shite.
Mike Gaynes
25 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:40:22
I love all Man Utd insults. When I first started watching English football 40 years ago, before I even had a club to cheer for, my favorite team was whoever they were playing. I still feel that way... if the Taliban played footy, I'd root for them against Man Utd.
Danny O’Neill
26 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:41:55
John Lundstram scores for Rangers
Jeff Armstrong
27 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:44:49
Slabhead getting a right load off Leicester fans, seems to be getting to him too.
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

28 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:45:33
And a cracker it was too Danny.

Tuned in to watch Beni, not aware another Everton old boy now plays for Rangers.

Beni has barely featured with Rangers dominant, but John Lundstrom has shone. Seriously, possibly the standout player in the first half.

Won't be able to watch the 2nd half. Summonsed by she who must be obeyed to go on a shopping trip. Sob!

Dale Self
29 Posted 16/10/2021 at 15:46:28
I love how the cameras always show Brenda doing sudoku during play. Fucking charlatan.

Always liked Lundstram... too bad with that manager though.

Danny O’Neill
30 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:14:07
I've said before, he impressed me at Loftus Road in an FA Youth Cup match for Everton years ago, Jay. Glad to see him doing well. He will stand out in that league.
Mike Gaynes
31 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:38:58
And a gamewinner by the worst player on the pitch.

Yay!!!!!

Bill Gall
32 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:41:53
Leicester are the better team, they deserve to be winning... just hold on or get another.
Bill Gall
33 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:42:57
Shit... Man Utd score.
Brent Stephens
34 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:43:02
Rashford - 2-2
Brent Stephens
35 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:43:42
3-2 Leic
Dale Self
36 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:44:42
Brill. English football huh. Leicester City 3-2 Man Utd
Bill Gall
37 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:44:53
Jamie Vardy
Mike Gaynes
38 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:46:53
Take a piss and miss two goals. What a game.
Brent Stephens
39 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:51:30
4-2. How sad!
Bill Gall
40 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:51:53
4--2 Leicester
Jeff Armstrong
41 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:52:17
Mike, Soyoncu worst player on pitch? He’s in a back 4 holding a United forward line of Ronaldo, Greenwood, Fernandes, Sancho/Rashford to 1-1, he was having a decent game.
Dale Self
42 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:52:34
Stick a fork in Ole, he’s done.
Bill Gall
43 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:54:48
Maybe Newcastle will go for Ole?
Mike Gaynes
44 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:55:32
4 goals after the 77th minute. Is that fun or what?

Jeff, he's one of the worst players in the Premier League, in my opinion. Dumb as a box of rocks.

Jeff Armstrong
45 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:55:37
Man Utd will go German.
Alan McGuffog
46 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:56:38
4th place beckons. What could possibly go wrong?
Jeff Armstrong
47 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:59:15
Not a fan myself, Mike, but today he was decent, better than Maguire, Lindelof and a fair few others, nowhere near worst on the pitch.
Dale Self
48 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:59:18
Ooh. That was a nice deflection. Good results but one. AV 2-3 wolves
Brent Stephens
49 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:59:31
And Wolves 3 goals in the last 10 minutes!
Mike Gaynes
50 Posted 16/10/2021 at 16:59:49
And now a wild late comeback by Wolves. What a day.
Danny O’Neill
51 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:10:34
Ole's wheel coming loose??
Jeff Armstrong
52 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:11:43
All we need now is a Brentford win to round off the games, pity about the Watford capitulation.
Danny O’Neill
53 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:13:17
I don't think I'm sleeping tonight. I'll sit with the dogs and talk it through. Up at 5 anyway
Mike Gaynes
54 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:21:38
Come on, you Bees!
Brian Murray
55 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:21:54
Jeff post 52. all we don't need is a Brentford win or draw. The only good thing about Covid is it stopped a nightmare trophy parade around the city and all we had to see was them idiots fighting with each other outside Anfield. By the way, I have never seen that before with fans supposed to be celebrating a title win. But that's them all over. Total animals. Coyb, let's salvage the weekend.
Brian Murray
56 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:27:01
Jeff. Mike. Are you kopites. Get a grip we need the likes of Chelsea or city or anyone to stop the Nightmare on Gwladys Street, Part Two. 🙏
Dale Self
57 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:29:24
Too early to cheer for any football aristocracy, even for anti-Red reasons.

C'mon Bees, suck it, Touchel.

Jeff Armstrong
58 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:29:29
Sorry Brian you've lost me there, I want a Brentford win, then a win for us tomorrow that puts us right in the mix.

You're over-thinking it,

Kopites .. cheeky bar steward!

Brian Murray
59 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:32:52
Jeff. I'll make it plain and simple. I'm thinking of bigger picture. We need Man City or Chelsea or Accrington fucking Stanley to go on a run and stop them shiesters over the park from giving us a nightmare in May coming down Queens Drive. Love to know what planet you are on, mate.
Mike Gaynes
60 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:34:55
No, Brian, I'm not a fucking kopite.

I cheer for the Bees to support a close Irish mate who suffered through four decades of Brentford futility. We went through the same medical shit at the same time, and I promised him if we both made it, I'd go with him back to London to watch the Bees. We did both make it, but sadly his fight took too much out of him to allow him to travel again, so I can't keep my promise. The least I can do is to share his joy at watching his lads in the Premier League.

That far outweighs any considerations about the RS. I'll leave that to you.

Brian Murray
61 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:36:23
We are told as Everton fans to start embracing out-of-town fans and not to be so insular but you obviously are detached from this rivalry on other side of the pond. No offence just putting it as diplomatic as I can. Christ on a bike.
Brian Murray
62 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:38:14
Mike. Well I wasn't privy to that and that's a personal matter so fair play to you. I'll leave it at that.
Kieran Kinsella
63 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:38:40
I wondered about this. . .

"During the 1970s, there was a group of us who would socialise and go to home and away games. One of them was a girl called Judy Kaufman. Judy was known as Jude and therefore I used to play the song for her. It's just been adopted by Brentford fans listening to it and it evolved pretty quickly."

Dale Self
64 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:43:19
Hate em as much as anyone Brian. This is a timing thing. For now we can just cheer for whoever plays the Shite. We can get strategic with the support after Xmas break in my opinion

I do like the fight though keep that going.

Bobby Mallon
65 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:52:53
Unlucky the bees
Dale Self
66 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:58:28
That closeup print on the Chelsea jerseys is atrocious. They should be docked points for bringing the game into disrepute. Harry Blackwell’s worms are rolling in his grave possibly with laughter.
Jeff Armstrong
68 Posted 16/10/2021 at 17:59:03
Brian,

I'll make it even more simple for you. I and a few others love Everton, and want us to win every single game, be it Under-18s, Under-23s, women's team etc,

But I also love the game of football, especially when an underdog is beating the so-called top clubs. So yes, I enjoyed Leicester City beating Man Utd.

I also love a comeback, like Wolves today at Villa. Great games, entertaining, enjoyable.

I also want Brentford to beat Chelsea tonight, just like I enjoyed them beating Arsenal, and getting a 3-3 against your favourites for everything.

Barry Rathbone
69 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:05:19
Brian Murray 59

Totally agree.

Unpalatable as it may be to some, especially the 'out of town' crew, until we start to challenge and win stuff, the schadenfreude of the rs NOT dancing in the streets is all we have.

Only the Mancs and Chelsea have the tools – hence we need them to get on a run.

Brian Murray
70 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:09:49
Jeff. Would you still be enthralled and rooting for the underdog around may time if say Brentford got a point v city or Chelsea and it gave them shower the title ? If the answer is yes then your idea of being a blue are worlds apart from mine. Case in point I’m sure you remember when Barkley scores in the first minute v city and although mooted a lot of Gladys st etc cheered the goal. It got quite heated and came to blows although quickly broke up. I respect your opinion as a football lover and I wish I could be as impartial as you. Sorry just was t brought up that way.
Jeff Armstrong
71 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:15:27
Go Chillers
Andy Crooks
72 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:16:48
Of all the managers in the Premier League, I would guess that Ole is the least likely to find another job.

He has proven himself to be shite at a lower club with little money, and now shite at a big club with loads of money. He is about as employable as David O'Leary. He looks like a man who can't quite believe he is doing the job he is doing.

I suspect he will soon be relieved of any such concerns.

Barry Rathbone
73 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:18:08
Get in – Chelsea score, hope they get 10!
Andy Crooks
74 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:25:09
Barry @69,

That is a really interesting post and, as one of the "out of town" crew, I actually get what you mean. Hope our days of vicarious pleasure will end soon. Maybe, when every club is super rich, we will arrive at an era where coaching, support, endeavour and fortune will count for more.

Brian Murray
75 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:30:15
Barry. Ha ha Hallelujah. They look far from convincing but the Bees already showing they can be a threat. Hope this new season bounce is over by the time we play them.
Mike Gaynes
77 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:35:59
Andy, what lower club did Ole manage and fail? I thought he had decent success at Molde.
Barry Rathbone
78 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:36:18
Andy @74,

It's a sad state of affairs but is the truth and has been for decades.

I begrudgingly acknowledge their determination and street smarts in pursuit of success traits that don't exist at this club. I wish I could be magnanimous about their haul of trophies but realise drinking battery acid has more appeal.

Good pals are reds but, as an entity, I hate LFC with a passion.

Dale Self
79 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:37:32
Let it be understood that the colonials have to deal with pompous Red Shite as well. Pile an NFL/WWF head onto that and I assure you no-one is resting easy while the Red Shite are top.
Jeff Armstrong
80 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:39:41
Cardiff City, Mike.
Kieran Kinsella
81 Posted 16/10/2021 at 18:46:54
Being around other fans every day takes its toll. I lived near Tottenham for years and hated that team on account of their fans. Even now I can hardly stomach them. So people still in Liverpool are bound to have a higher level of RS hate as it's in their faces every day.
David Pearl
82 Posted 16/10/2021 at 19:18:17
Have to be impressed with Brentford. Not so much with Man Utd.

You have to wonder, if we are up there come January, will our board be able to back the manager?

Mike Gaynes
83 Posted 16/10/2021 at 19:18:57
Extraordinary spirit shown by the Bees. Terrible luck. That last shot hit Mendy in the face.

Jeff, thanks, completely forgot about that. Seems like 6-7 years ago, doesn't it?

Dave Abrahams
84 Posted 16/10/2021 at 19:37:47
Brentford were terrific, never gave up, they have now given the two top teams games they will remember. My nerves were gone as I wanted Chelsea to win, as this thread will explain.

If Brentford had got the draw or win they deserved, I couldn't have begrudged their points, the whole team worked their socks off for each other for every minute of the game and made Chelsea do likewise, well ten of them!!

Danny O’Neill
85 Posted 16/10/2021 at 20:23:00
Great effort by Brentford.

Speaks volumes that the Chelsea keeper was Man of the Match.

Stan Schofield
86 Posted 16/10/2021 at 20:51:24
Barry@78: It’s not just us who don’t want Liverpool to win or be top of the league, they also feel that way about us, despite all their trophies. When they won the league two seasons ago, the first thing some of them did was tell Evertonians how shite Everton are, not how great they think they are.

Rob Halligan
87 Posted 16/10/2021 at 21:08:29
See we're back to having a pop at the RS fans. I was on a flight back home from Malta yesterday morning and two of the bellends were sat right behind me, one wearing the RS home shirt, the other some kind of RS polo shirt. Before we'd even took off, I heard one say “Are we at home or away tomorrow”? The other replied “Away, think it's Watford”.

I was pissing meself laughing until I got an elbow right into me ribs off the missus. I was tempted to turn round and say “I know where you will be watching it, at the pub”, but I didn't fancy another elbow into the ribs! 😃😃😃

Bobby Mallon
88 Posted 16/10/2021 at 21:13:21
Am I the only one who saw Chilwell playing Tony inside when Brentford should have had a penalty? Watch it – he's onside when the ball is played.
Rob Halligan
89 Posted 16/10/2021 at 21:16:27
Bobby, I thought that. Shouldn’t VAR have reviewed it, or was there no review because the flag was raised for offside first?
Bobby Mallon
90 Posted 16/10/2021 at 21:51:05
Rob, I don’t know but it was defo onside.
Brian Williams
91 Posted 16/10/2021 at 22:46:45
Just watched the first game on MotD and not only was the "R" word not used once, the coverage didn't show him even touch the ball.

Has the bubble burst already? 💥🤣🤣🤣

Andy Crooks
92 Posted 16/10/2021 at 22:49:54
Mike, I think Cardiff showed him as being pretty uninspiring, though to be fair Cardiff at that time was a tough one.
Bobby Mallon
93 Posted 16/10/2021 at 23:23:18
Rob,

I just heard the commentator say on Match of the Day that VAR checked the Lukaku disallowed goal in first half, so should have checked the penalty incident.

Nicholas Ryan
94 Posted 17/10/2021 at 02:11:13
Liked this quote from a BBC reporter:

'Watford: a club with an endless list of managers. Ranieri: a manager with an endless list of clubs'!

Rob Halligan
95 Posted 17/10/2021 at 08:36:59
Just to let you all know, in exactly four hours and five minutes, it will be the anniversary of the horrific, career-threatening injury to St Virgin Van Shite!
Jim Lloyd
96 Posted 17/10/2021 at 08:40:34
It's a wonder all the bells throughout the land aren't ringing out the good news!
Danny O’Neill
97 Posted 17/10/2021 at 09:09:03
I thought penalty at the time. Still a penalty for me at 2nd watch.
Derek Knox
98 Posted 17/10/2021 at 09:23:05
Rob, Thanks for that gem on VVD, it has made my day...

Worse! :-)

Bill Gall
99 Posted 17/10/2021 at 16:34:26
Newcastle 1 up against the purple people eaters
Michael Kenrick
100 Posted 17/10/2021 at 16:35:02
Well, fuck me…

Is that what a centre-forward is supposed to do when a cross is put in?

Bill Gall
101 Posted 17/10/2021 at 16:50:33
The purple people eaters have equalized against Newcastle.
Bill Gall
102 Posted 17/10/2021 at 16:54:31
And Spurs go ahead.
Paul Hewitt
103 Posted 17/10/2021 at 17:00:28
Go on, Spurs.
Kieran Kinsella
104 Posted 17/10/2021 at 17:15:24
Harrowing moment. Credit to the players for reacting. 🙏🏻
Rob Halligan
105 Posted 17/10/2021 at 17:53:42
It's going to take some serious spending by the Saudi's to get Newcastle out of the Championship next season.
Michael Kenrick
106 Posted 18/10/2021 at 21:25:41
I see tonight's big bottom-half 6-pointer is attracting a lot of interest this evening...
Michael Kenrick
107 Posted 18/10/2021 at 21:33:09
Pity coz ya just missed an excellent goal by Edourad!

Arsenal 1 - 2 Palace!!!

Dale Self
108 Posted 18/10/2021 at 21:37:02
Always struggle to get into the rest of the league when our guys lose. Keep it going. Throw Arteta a life jacket.
Bill Gall
109 Posted 18/10/2021 at 21:40:15
The 2 teams tonight seem yo be playing in a different league than Everton with Palace looking better than Arsenal
Michael Kenrick
110 Posted 18/10/2021 at 21:56:18
And a dramatic last-kick tying goal for Arsenal from Lacazette.

Wouldya belive it?

Bill Gall
111 Posted 18/10/2021 at 21:58:17
Hope we practice more corners as Arsenal snatch a point.
Danny O’Neill
112 Posted 18/10/2021 at 21:58:17
"Arsenal snatch a point and keep their heads above Palace".

Who's going first? Arteta or Ole?

Rob Halligan
113 Posted 18/10/2021 at 22:00:51
Scored in the fifth minute of four added minutes. A knock to Conor Gallagher in injury time and Mike Dean stopped play so he could be treated. That was the killer for Palace as Arsenal scored in the added time added on to the added time, all due to Conor Gallagher being treated. It wasn't a head injury so Dean should have let play carry on.
Bill Gall
114 Posted 18/10/2021 at 22:02:14
I thought Palace were the better team after going down a goal early after the start of the game, it was a shame they brought their more controlling players off to go defensive with a back 5 a middle 4 with 1 forward it just invited pressure.
Dave Abrahams
115 Posted 18/10/2021 at 22:08:50
Rob (113),

I thought an Arsenal player caught Gallagher with his foot on the back of his head, it didn't look much and I thought Gallagher was acting the goat, serves him right if he was.

Viera on the touchline looked like he was ready to burst into tears as the Arsenal goal robbed his team of two points.

Rob Halligan
116 Posted 18/10/2021 at 22:17:07
Dave, I've just rewound back to the incident, and it looks like the Arsenal player's knee caught Gallagher in the back, somewhere around his shoulder blades. Palace would have been better kicking the ball out of play rather than carrying on. At least Arsenal (you'd hope anyway) would have had to throw the ball back to Palace.
Dave Abrahams
117 Posted 18/10/2021 at 22:23:39
Rob (116), fair enough Rob, Gallagher was holding his head so he was acting the goat, amazing how many players go down feigning injury in the last few minutes of a game when their team are winning!!
Kieran Kinsella
118 Posted 19/10/2021 at 03:07:06
Teta: the water carrier player who rose to become the orange slice distributor coach. Arrogant clown who left Top 6 Everton and dragged Arsenal down to no more than Top 6. Now he has Arsenal fans talking of the glory days of Bruce Rioch. Sad to see another club have the Mike Walker experience.
Brian Harrison
119 Posted 21/10/2021 at 13:07:11
I was listening to Tim Vickery on TalkSport who is their South American correspondent, and the subject of Wenger's World Cup every 2 years came up.

He said that the South Americans have come up with another suggestion which I haven't heard before. The idea is a Nations Cup where the top South American Countries will play the top European Countries.

I think this is far more interesting than a World Cup every other year.


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