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About CheddarReds

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  1. Completely agree that it's implementation has been piss. We all want moments like West Ham thought they had tonight where you get a point last minute, taking that away is killing the emotion no doubt. It'll be interesting to see in the medium term the impact it'll have on things like goal scoring. For example whether less goals are scored from strikers being conscious of having their big toe offside they can't get on the end of crosses etc, but I don't think that's what the issue is tonight. The issue is the handball rule. Of course if you take away VAR the goal is given so I can understand that argument, but at the moment I think it's far more likely we change the laws to work in conjunction with VAR than scrapping it all together, rightly or wrongly. So it's worth being critical of the laws on nights like this so the implementation of VAR improves going forward
  2. Well I didn't say they're in abundance or that I support it(?) I'm sure you're aware of the reasons why it's being used already
  3. Think plenty of people are jumping on the fashionable bandwagon of criticising VAR here when it's not the issue. I can understand why you'd question the handball being given, but that's an issue with a law of the game not the use or implementation of VAR
  4. It's still underappreciated what Wilder has done and is doing with Sheffield United. The winning mentality and culture of the team he's created is fantastic, not to mention the football. Considering he's signed the likes of Enda Stevens and McGoldrick for free and Baldock and Lundstram for pennies, all from lower leagues, and is getting that much quality out of them is incredible.
  5. I understand that I just can't see it that they aren't playing for the manager mate, but you're allowed a different view
  6. Well obviously they are playing for him, otherwise they wouldn't do that would they? I've seen plenty of players who don't respect their manager and aren't playing for him, and that group isn't one of them
  7. But one thing that was obvious is the players didn't just down tools and give up, which is what would've happened if they didn't respect or didn't want to play for Johnson.
  8. I can't believe someone's asked this question after watching 10 put in a real shift against one of the better teams in this division. If the players didn't respect him, at 2-0 down with 10 men they'd pack up but they didn't.
  9. Agree that if you're going to put on Moore do it ASAP after the card. I can understand replacing Eliasson for Moore but do it straight away rather than at 2 down if you're going to do it. More of a mountain to climb now without our most creative player
  10. What a moment when the Smith goal went in, that's what football's about. Up the city!!
  11. I think it'd be interesting to have something like data analysts on who could perhaps present a different angle, or support what an ex pro is saying with statistics etc
  12. Agree I enjoyed the content from a few years ago. The reason why I mention the You Tube channel is some of the content is there as equally light-hearted so is that seen as cringey or inappropriate the same way twitter content is?? I say it's growing the fan base as the use of goal gifs and tweets with lots of engagement such as one from Gavin and Stacey increases the clubs profile. Ever since we've increased that profile more people have been aware of had an interest in the club. The Gavin and Stacey tweet for example I had multiple friends of mine comment on to say it was a strong use of a gif and it was funny. This is what I mean when I say those who find it cringey probably aren't part of the wider twitter community. These people may instead use it very professionally - such as you and your business, and thus don't 'get' the gifs and wider context. Considering Bristol City FC is essentially a business about entertaining people, if people find a funny use of a gif entertaining, surely it's suitable if it gets a laugh, a retweet and gets people talking about and engaging with the club. This will be a key reason behind the club having social media accounts.
  13. It's a very good football twitter account. Very original, lots of engagement with fans and it does a great job of targeting younger people so we can grow our fan base. Maybe it sounds unfair but I imagine those who don't like it probably aren't part of the wider twitter community, as the use of gifs for a quote tweet, for example, are very popular and get lots of appreciation. The clubs twitter account is following these trends to grow in popularity on twitter and it's refreshing to see a football clubs twitter account engaging in these things. If we want the twitter account to be deadly serious where do we stop? Strictly only emotionless pre and post match interviews? Remove any of the team bonding and entertainment videos from the club You Tube channel as it's too much fun and the club should be more serious?
  14. I'm not questioning his performances or his commitment to playing for England but his emotions about his club got the better of him when he should have controlled those emotions putting England first. Agree that quite often it wouldn't go public, but it's understandable why Southgate has provided an explanation for it. A scratch on Gomez's eye is another reason why he may have had to publicise it. If he didn't, there would undoubtedly be further speculation and it could be heavily exaggerated by the press. The statement details what happens, that players need to leave their club baggage at the door and that the squabble has been sorted. You can see the players trust and like Southgate and this won't change that. Anyway, fair enough if you disagree but personally I think it's an understandable decision and more importantly the issue is ironed out.
  15. It sets a precedent for players coming into the national team - you put the national team first and leave club baggage at the door. If Southgate didn't make it public and left a fit Raheem Sterling out the squad on Thursday, there would be questions and likely the same people moaning about him now, would then.
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