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Portland Bill

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  1. Using the crossbar as an advertisement board, the same as the advertising boards on the touch lines. When a goal is scored the whole crossbar and posts light up and flash Thinking about it, the way things are going it wouldn’t surprise me if this was the FA’s next stupid idea!
  2. It’s all very well being a decent pundit on the tv, your job is to give your opinion on things that have ‘already’ happened. When you coach and manage you have to have opinions, and make decisions on what’s ‘going’ to happen. A massive difference, I wish him well.
  3. The problem is that every player in non league and youth football will now appeal for every ball to hand moment in the game, citing to the ref that it gets given at the higher level. The law makers are creating a monster. Forget respect, non league refs are in for even more of a shit show than they already get.
  4. Hate it, don’t want it. It’s making me fall out with the game at the top levels, much rather watch a Western League game nowadays, and I’m serious.
  5. Handball is still only an offence when it’s deliberate. The problem we have now is that because of some of these ridiculous high profile VAR decisions, people think the handball rule has changed. The only things that are changing this season are the judgement on whether an arm is in a natural position or not when the ball strikes the arm, and, if a goal is scored when the ball has gone into the goal off of an attacking players arm, even if accidental. The most ridiculous law change is not to do with handball, It’s to do with goalkeepers. This season, from a back pass or a throw in, if a goalkeeper miss kicks the ball, he is then able to pick the ball up with his hands, how the hell the law makers expect referees to judge if its a miss kick or a clever goalkeeper I have absolutely no idea, crazy.
  6. The problem is, the higher you go up the ladder, the less a referee is allowed to use common sense. Assessment’s dictate how a referee progresses, not sticking rigidly to the laws of the game loses the referee marks. In regards to this under 9’s game, the referee was being totally over officious, of course he should have stopped the game, also the opposing coach should have told his player not to take the corner until the keeper was sorted.
  7. Freesports on sky channel 422 ( I don’t know what no channel it is on freeview) are showing delayed full games, they are also showing concacaf gold cup games.
  8. A lot of us got in the ground late and went into the left hand side, (if you were looking from our terrace) we got taken out and put on the terrace. I also remember a lot of City were in the side stand to our right when we got to the terrace. Even though at the time we were shite on the pitch, we still had great support following City around the country.
  9. Yes, we played in Orient’s away kit. If memory serves me right, we didn’t take our away kit and only turned up with red, which as we all know is Orient’s colour as well!. Re the bar on the terrace, I remember it well, a lot of us made the most of it, it was the only way to watch City around that time
  10. There is always a Tory involved in corruption! https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/nov/24/council-loan-northampton-town-auditors-inquiry
  11. Magnificent footballer, if Gary Lineker had done what Maradona did at the other end ( re the handball) every Englishman would class him as a national hero. So who can blame Argentinians for feeling that re Maradona! His second goal in the 86 game was unbelievable, but to an extent still gets overshadowed by the first, but only in this country. I didn’t know about this film, look forward to watching it.
  12. Just seen this, very sad news, I watched Orient get promoted recently and watched his after match interview. He seemed very calm and obviously happy. RIP
  13. Recently a young lad at my work actually laughed when I told him I was a City fan, he pronounced proudly he supported Liverpool. I asked him why and has he ever been to Liverpool. He wouldn’t answer!!. A couple minutes later I asked him his thoughts on Bill Shankly, he looked at me questionably and said, who the f@@k is he There are numerous others in my place of work who profess to support Prem teams, 99% of them have never watched a live game, let alone watched ‘their’ team play.
  14. You wait till next season when the new rulings actually come in, it’s going to become farcical. Another new law next season is, if a goalkeeper receives the ball from a throw in ( obviously his own teams) or a back pass and mis-controls the ball, he is then allowed to use his hands!. How the fudge is a referee going to be able to judge if a keeper mis -controls the ball on purpose or if it’s a genuine mistake.
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