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  1. Says it all that their goalkeeper is more of a threat at creating a goal than our £5m striker!
  2. Ah ok, I see what you mean by being different, but they are both trying to con the ref. Not knowingly no. There's probably been occasions where I didn't think I'd touched it last and appealed, but I was happy to be honest and admit if it was genuinely their ball. I only played Sunday league so not a particularly high level or of importance, but I feel the ethics of the game should be the same throughout.
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    And the planet will recover to be another lush life-filled place. Although we are certainly making the general living conditions worse, even if we fired every nuclear bomb at the same time at various locations around the world its effects would be NOTHING compared to if a Supervolcano erupted within our lifetime. The Earth owns us and it's pretty cool.
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    I can assure you that whatever we do to this planet, it will be here long after we have gone. There have been numerous extinction level events which have caused far bigger atmospheric changes that make our industrial efforts look like a puff of smoke in comparison.
  5. I don't think charging the referees is the right answer. The problem is, as fans we are not told why they gave the decision so are left to speculate which spirals into "all refs are rubbish". If the ref is interviewed after the game and asked why he gave X decision, we would see it from his POV and understand it. If he said "As the ball bounced up towards the bar I saw Lansburys hand in the same area, however from my perspective it hit the bar, however my assistant referee from a different angle confirmed from his POV it 100% was cleared off the line by a hand so it is a penalty &
  6. Nope, I'd be more annoyed that Patterson missed his shot rather than trying to rely on conning the referee into giving a penalty that shouldn't have been and a red card that has since been rescinded. That's the exact attitude that means diving, arguing with the ref, etc will not go from the game.
  7. I'll have to disagree as I think it's a fair 'accusation'. This was a split second after it hit the crossbar. There are 4 Sheff Wed players closer than the ref. Patterson WOULD have heard it hit bar and sprinted towards the ref. The guy bottom left sprinted towards the ref. The other two sort of stuff still and then reacted based off the other two. The chump on the right has run from the halfway line to get involved. It's the below scene that needs to be removed from the game. Ive played a lot of football in my life and you know when somethings hit the bar, come
  8. I think it's more the point players shouldn't be allowed to all rush up on the ref shouting in his face influencing his decisions. Until there are retrospective actions taken against players who verbally abuse refs, dive, etc it will keep getting worse as they are getting away with. I get there is some gamesmanship in football, but some of pathetic attempts to win free kicks that either work (normally against us) or look stupid (any number of Nakhi's collapses) turns the game into a joke.
  9. Referees mistakes are 'generally' fine if they explain after the game what they saw. e.g. My initial reaction was it hit the bar, however my linesman was certain that the player used his hand and on his advice I awarded the penalty. You can't argue with that and I think 95% of fans would say fair enough. What I didn't like in the videos and watching it live is you could see the ref wasn't sure, started towards pointing towards a corner and then 5/6 Sheff Wed players run up in his face waving their arms and pointing at Lansbury, then the ref points to the spot. Now it
  10. Bentley's save vs Mighten's header in the first game against Forest was one of the best saves I've seen for a long time. At 35 seconds in.
  11. Unfortunately lots of dogs were stolen during lockdown to be sold to people who wanted a dog. Certain 'sites' were raided by the police and over 70 stolen dogs were found on one site alone.
  12. I'd much prefer to watch someone who is charismatic, funny, enjoys football, has a joke and a laugh and occasionally gets a players name wrong or misses something in the game they are watching than some absolute nerd or soul drain sitting there spouting numbers and running through tactics. I enjoy watching Ian Wright jump around like a loony when England score or Lee Dixon & Micah Richards try to wind up Roy Keane because they think it's funny rather than Redknapp (although I think on things like League of Their Own he is funny) toe the Sky corporate line.
  13. I would have thought that SL paying these players tens of thousands a week to not be able to pass 5 yards or take a throw in would annoy him more than NP pointing it out...
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