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Everything posted by Nibor

  1. Nibor


    He's coming on, he needs game time and patience but there's a player in there.
  2. That's a shame for them. With eight first team players out of action for Stanley, the blue few might have had a chance of a draw.
  3. Nibor


    Honesty is far better than the bullshit we'd have got from LJ, and he says "we" which his predecessor couldn't do except when winning. Can we analyse the cause and do something about it? We'll see.
  4. Crap performance, crap result. Sometimes it happens. It's very easy to make a midfield with few outlets look weak, just be very cautious and defend deeply enough. No need to have a revolution just yet but some of our results so far have been better than our performances, which not many have acknowledged. If we don't improve quite a bit over the next few games and the great point return we've had so far starts to look like a blip we might have to rethink whether this shape and approach is right. Quite early to panic though.
  5. Streetwise is usually just code for cheating. We haven't ever had a team that didn't cheat enough, we have had teams that were too soft. I want to see our players going in hard, 100% with commitment and making sure opponents know they've been in the game. I don't want them diving, feigning injury, mucking about with the penalty spot or trying to get opponents carded. It's not like this is particularly hard to understand, the line is easy to see.
  6. I used to score for fun against defenders that relied on cheating back when I played, they did it because they were too slow or too weak. Cheating didn't work for our players on the weekend either did it? I'm not taking a moral high ground here, you're taking a moral low ground. I want to see better standards from our team.
  7. Putting the ball in the wrong place is cheating. Talking to a penalty taker isn't, unless they're in their run up. I'm not sure what your definition of cheating is but the simplest one is "deliberately breaking the rules to gain advantage". There's no need to do it, it's cheap, crap to watch and the sign of a player without the belief to win properly.
  8. Cheating to score a goal through unsporting behaviour is pretty comparable to cheating to prevent a goal through unsporting behaviour I'd say. If all you're suggesting is that we should have different rules for "us" and "them" I guess we're not really debating anything.
  9. Bet you felt the same about Maradona. It's simply cheating.
  10. Got one thanks. For those who seem to have trouble with the morals of this, here's a simple rule: if you wouldn't coach 7 yr olds to do it, then it shouldn't be done. Not surprising cheating is so rife in the game when you have so many fans who can't see the difference between hard but fair and cheating.
  11. No, you don't. What we had to do to compete yesterday was not give away a stupid penalty. Cocking about with the penalty spot had no impact except to make us look bad.
  12. Our players shouldn't be doing that and our fans shouldn't be defending it. It's cheating.
  13. I prefer us getting the ball forward quickly, I don't think our shape would work if we did anything else - under LJ sideways ball usually lead to no movement and punting. What I'd like to see is turning over possession further up the pitch by pressing more (carefully).
  14. It's on the ball so it's serious foul play not violent conduct. The offside is irrelevant to it, I don't know how he stayed on but it wasn't because of the offside. It was a worse challenge than the one Richarlison has just been sent off for.
  15. Shame, she was the only funny one in that show.
  16. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54545053 I'd view that as "staved off for the moment" rather than dead. We'll be talking about it every couple of years until the billionaires get their way.
  17. Marvin's post directly contradicts the idea that this was fixed price, specifically saying that there was a 50% liability for cost overruns. Local developers I know were always hugely sceptical about the budget. I think temple meads is by far the better location for an arena and the last thing we need is more soulless mixed use nonsense (nor any more traffic around filton either) but it's not like Ferguson's track record was one of commercial acumen or sanity. He left a gigantic budget hole not to mention the Bristol Energy millstone around the council's neck. I suspect the truth i
  18. I agree - that's one of the points I was making. "Worst of every world". I think most fans would want: in the main, refs making decisions as they always have done and getting the occasional one wrong the "panel" only used to make a ref aware of something they've completely missed or might want to look at again in those cases the ref to quickly watch a replay and decide offsides where people are counting pixels to be onside as a benefit of the doubt handballs to be given far less frequently than they were even before the current brain fart - i.e. when it's
  19. It would at least be completely objective. What we have now is the worst of all worlds, a subjective decision reached at great interruption to the game which still penalises accidental contact. We either need to leave the rule as it was and let referees use video to make subjective (and occasionally wrong) decisions or make it fully objective. I prefer we don't penalise accidental handball too, I think all the ball to hand, unnatural position nonsense has always clouded it and led to unfair penalties but the changes this season have made occasional bad decisions routinely ridiculou
  20. The claim that subjectivity has been removed seems a bit ludicrous too when the word "deliberately" now appears twice and so does "unnaturally". Not exactly objective judgement there.
  21. The people whinging about consistency were largely managers and pundits, not fans, who are universally reviling these changes. You can have consistency and subjectivity with training and skilled referees, the tools are now there but instead of trying to use them properly they made the rules far too complicated. A simple objective rule would be just removing the word "deliberate" and calling handball whenever it strikes and arm or hand. This Frankenstein mess is pathetic and awful to watch and it will get rolled back, but sadly not until after they've ruined a season or two.
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