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  1. Bailey Wright - Suspended for 2 matches

    All very well, but the problem is the parking warden keeps moving the zones, times, fees and penalties and only sporadically giving out fines at random. Reason for confusion, debate and appeal, IMO.
  2. Bailey Wright - Suspended for 2 matches

    I’m with @Esmond Million's Bung. I really can’t see how anyone can defend the FA on this. The inconsitencies are massive and I have several issues: 1) The shove off the ball by Kamara was deemed ‘normal’ contact, because at worse it was a free kick, given the FA rescinded his card, not even downgraded to yellow. I mean, come on. That’s a yellow card incident at least. 2) The FA are basically admitting that the referees rely on player’s reactions to ‘judge’ an incident rather than using there own judgement or view of the incident. I.E they saw Bailey holding his face and thought, ah yes, must be a red card. This for me is key, and utter bullshit. How can that be a defence by the FA - The game would descend into chaos every match if that was the case and they’d have to employ an army of analysts to scroll through hours of football to check how many times players had deceived the ref, now they are relying on the players honesty to make decisions. This simply isn’t and can’t be the case, surely. How many times have seen challenges or tackles where nothing is given, and the player has a cut on his face or gash on his leg from an elbow or stud, they show it to a ref, who will say “sorry I didn’t see the incident”. Not, “oh yeah, ok everyone stop, I’ve seen the evidence, let’s go back and I change my decision”. Full stop - the referee and his assistants need to judge every incident with what they actually see, surely? 3) The severity of the 2 game ‘simulation’ ban. For arguments sake, let’s say Bailey did exaggerate the face push. Well, what about this - A forward goes through on goal. The last defender steps across to make a challenge and sticks a leg out. The forward side steps the challenge, drags his foot and dives in the area, feigning contact. Now if the ref deems it a foul, it’s a penalty and a red card for the defender. If the ref spots the dive, it’s a red card and two game ban for the forward? No, it’s a yellow card. So basically if a player simulates and the ref gets the decision wrong (doesn’t spot the simulation), the FA will just increase the usual punishment, just to cover the back of the useless referee. And to top it off - the FA will only enforce the ban if the ‘simulation’ resulted in fooling the ref. I.E you’ll be punished for simulation if you get away with it: So yes, go around punching people everyone, but we will only do anything about it if you actually knock someone out.
  3. Bobby Reid - Article

    Nice little fact at the end there - The next ‘new’ club in the premier league will be the 50th.
  4. That feeling...

    I feel like I’m back in love with watching City again. I don’t care about comparisons to last season. I don’t care about how many teams in the top 6 we’ve beaten this season or if LJ will ‘outsmart’ Warnock. I don’t care where we ‘should’ end up this season. I’m just loving the ride right now, wherever it is going, it’s great the club is settled, the team is settled and we are consistently winning games again. Cracking stuff and another great performance today. We made the team in second place look very average today at times, even with a man advantage for 30 minutes. Eeee-iiiiii-eeeee-iiiiiii-eeeee-iiiiii-ooooh....
  5. Macca and Holden

    Fair play mate. You were absolutely right to a certain extent though. He is a different player up top. Credit all round for that move forwards...
  6. Macca and Holden

    Likewise multiple threads about how Bryan, Reid, O’Dowda, to name a few, simply aren’t good enough for the championship...
  7. Cash only for POTD, anyone know how much tickets are?
  8. City vs Manchester - Dustbin Thread (merged)

    All I hoped for really was a home tie and chance for an upset. We've got the chance for the greatest upset of them all and i'm sure our lads are going to up for it like never before.
  9. Up to 14th

    I did think that I couldn't remember us scoring 14 goals in those three games!!
  10. Next round

    Home tie - Leicester or Bournemouth. Let's play a big boy team in the semi's or final.
  11. Underlying hate - Surfaced

    I don't really disagree with what you're saying there mate, I was more talking about the fans reaction. We've been on a cracking run so far and I think that run and our position in the table has led a few people to get a little carried away. Equally, it's our first defeat in 11, so to say "here we go again" and "it's last season all over again" is also, IMO an overreaction. I've said it before, there will be bad days, and those bad days will be like a hangover to last season, the same negative traits will be seen - but this will happen less, and already is, happening less. The overall 'progress curve' is very much upwards though. There will be losses. There will be poor performances. From the manager, from the team, from individuals. That's life, that's football. Of course let's come on here and talk details, but it's the same old sweeping statements one way or the other. It is still my opinion that we will be more than fine this season.
  12. Underlying hate - Surfaced

    TBF as someone who has given some people stick myself, I haven't read much of what you're taking about. Frustration all round, but rightly so, we want to win. We don't need overreactions from either side of which your LJ toast is buttered.
  13. Nathan Baker... Korey Smith...

    When people were discussing the playoffs this season, one of the things that I said worried me was that, on our day, our first 11 can no doubt beat most, but take one or two of those key players out, and we look too average. Paterson and Baker being two I mentioned for example. They lift others around them and our lack of "leaders by example" is exposed if they're missing. That was on show today. Exactly what I worried about. I hope they're back as soon as possible and stay fit.
  14. High quality midfielder required in Jan

    Can't say for sure, from what I've seen of him he looks an exciting player, but yes the physicality of the Championship could be a big step up. Also, as I think @JoeAman08 was saying something along the lines of, he is similar in stature and style to Joe Morrell, so if the club are serious about Joe, this guy could block his progression. I think he is pretty much Walsall's main man, so doubt he'd actually be that cheap either!
  15. High quality midfielder required in Jan

    I mentioned the 'Turkish Messi' Erhun Oztumer from Walsall at the end of last season as a midfield option. He already has 4 goals and 2 assists from CM so far this term.