Soccer/Fussball/Football/Calcio/Futbol 2019-20

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Yossarian™, May 12, 2019.

  1. Peels

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    I only kid because, this is where Ive lived for 5 years. LOL
  2. BLucare

    BLucare Inmate At Law

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    Fourth Place would be a huge achievement for Chelsea this year. I predict fifth, though. We'll see how I feel about that in a few months' time :lol3
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  3. gmk999

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    Is you're friend named Arsene Wenger by any chance?

    On a side note, I'm pretty bummed about Liverpool's loss today
  4. Peels

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    change this sentence by one table spot and its United. L-O-L
  5. gmk999

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    Those six goals from city are going to haunt Liverpool all season
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  6. BLucare

    BLucare Inmate At Law

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    What a day today. I really thought we'd edge out a draw. We played a good second half, but 'Pool just had more depth.

    Azpilicueta's goal being called back was harsh. Yes, it was the "correct" call by the letter of the law, but VAR should not be used for evaluating "close" offside calls. Calling a goal back for a five-inch infraction, which doesn't provide any real advantage to the offensive player, is not what the spirit of the offside rule is about.

    To me, the naked eye in real time is the best tool for evaluating offside infractions. If the infraction is so egregious, and provides enough of an advantage that the naked eye can see it in real time, there should be a flag. If the naked eye cannot catch it, and if VAR is necessary, there certainly is not enough of an advantage to require VAR, and/or to call back a goal. :dunno

    For what it's worth, I'm not just saying this because the team I support was affected today :lol3
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  7. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    I'll agree to some extent regarding the VAR argument; a very close offside feels nitpicky, and not really in the spirit of the game to review the play to find a player was 2" over.

    However, in past seasons, I can recall numerous times when the offense was so close to being offside that the flag went up as the linesman wasn't sure, but threw it anyway. Now, with VAR, the linesmen are keeping the flag down, knowing that it can be corrected after-the-fact. I think that this is helping keep play moving in some instances when previously a false offside would have been called.

    Can't you recall times your team had a great play going, then the flag went up, but the TV replay showed a perfectly legal formation? And there were screams to implement a VAR system so that these plays would be allowed to stand?
  8. Peels

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    oooh boy. that went well. Told a couple friends we should have just ended the league before the weekend. those friends were United and Spurs fans lol we were 3rd and 4th ha!

    yep not a fan. its damaging the game. I look at it as "would that millimeter have mattered had he been back that far?" not in this case. Plus it changed the narrative. We should be talking about how close a game it was. And why Pulisic didnt play.... :)

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    first 13u tourney over the weekend. day 2 rained out. ugh. we were playing well. But finished 3rd on goal diff.. My boy involved in all 3 of the goals. 2 of his own and a peach of an assist.
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  9. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    In other news, not so new: Spurs stay Spursy.
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    I agree, and there is the rub, Clubs are still living and dying by these close calls just the flip side now. Calls may be a bit more accurate but now the camera replay slows the game.
  11. Yossarian™

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    Aaaaand Spurs lose to Colchester (on Pens) in the Carabao Cup.

    I think Tottenham is really working hard to become some sort of meme.
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  12. BLucare

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    :lol3

    As difficult as it is for Chelsea to be floating down in 11th place in the table. at least we have some good excuses. It must truly be torture to be a United or Spurs fan this year.














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    Yea ( he says with a grin) but being a Liverpool fan has had it's ups and... Well ... ups.
    LOL pardon my rudeness , but it has been a long climb up. It wasn't too too long ago that a friend sent me a picture from Liverpool airport and the John Lennon statue that reads " Above us only sky" below that someone put a sign " and below us only West Ham"
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  14. Peels

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    just this year, huh? please. LOL
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  15. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Now that the Reddit soccerstreams is no more, anyone have good streaming links that might hook me up to watch the LFC match today?
  16. BLucare

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    :photog

    I was just being kind. Glad you said it, and not me :lol3
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  17. BLucare

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    That goal from Danny Ings, though.

    :photog
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  18. BLucare

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    So, Leicester. STRONG performance today, and made a definite statement about their levels of confidence this year. Sure, Newcastle is a bit of a shambles at the moment, but Leicester will be fighting right up there this year for 3rd – 7th with Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal, and United. Awesome to see them doing so well again, and West Ham, too :clap
  19. Peels

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    this will be me watching the United Arsenal match today.

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  20. Yossarian™

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    I might give it a peek as well.