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MarcusX

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  1. Might watch this after I finish the Sunderland one, which is quite a good insight into a club behind the scenes. cant get past the Sunderland fans singing you’re not fit to wear the shirt and booing them in the early parts of games they had every chance of getting something from with a bit of support. Their fans had as much to do with their downfall as everything else that went on IMO
  2. You mean one of those winning/unbeaten streaks that he repeatedly strings together like the 9 wins / 15 unbeaten last season?
  3. They pay his contract up if they sack him so that’s irrelevant
  4. I don’t disagree with you, try being a defender with it! its not new this season though, been this way at least 2/3 seasons
  5. It’s not even a “new” rule it’s been like this for at least a few seasons I think, you are correct though if TM leaves it then he’s offside - which of course is stupid, and I agree with the people who think this SHOULD be offside it’s just that by the letter of the law it’s not. Harry nailed it though, ultimately the line is too high and it’s poor positioning for the header
  6. We can all have our opinions of players based on what we see for 90 minutes once a week and some on here do have tactical / coaching background but that doesn’t replace the fact that LJ or any manager for that matter sees these lads day in day out several hours a day and probably has all their vital statistics and how they are feeling tracked and monitored. Add on top of that they have the opposition tracked and analysed and look for weaknesses etc leading to certain tactical decisions. Football is played by humans not robots and no fan is ever going to be better placed to pick a team than the people behind the scenes... in my opinion of course.
  7. Unfortunately the view isn’t shared by the laws: A player in an offside position receiving the ball from an opponent who deliberately plays the ball (except from a deliberate save by any opponent) is not considered to have gained an advantage. I’m as annoyed as everyone else about it and personally think if you affect a player’s judgement to play the ball - ie TM has to head the ball because he knows a striker is behind him then it should be offside, but that’s just not in the laws as LJ said in his interview. as for the photo and whether he was beyond Rowe I think his feet are close but his knee / upper torso is beyond the defensive line
  8. Active / inactive isn’t a thing. I think fans getting caught up in cliches and the like that they hear and think that’s the rule. its only an offence when he plays the ball, makes a direct movement close to the ball (which is debatable here I guess but it wouldn’t be offside if TMs header goes anywhere else) or challenges an opponent for the ball. I doubt there will be an apology considering every pundit after the game agreed with the decision
  9. Unfortunately (as LJ and all the other pundits acknowledged) that’s simply not the rule. The linesman would have waited to see where the ball ended up and he would be offside at the point he plays the ball. The only line in the rules that you could possibly argue makes him offside is: making an obvious action which clearly impacts on the ability of an opponent to play the ball I wouldn’t say he impacted the ability of TM to play the ball - note it doesn’t say anything about effecting the judgement of the opponent
  10. Tbf as a centre back you wouldn’t ever leave it unless you knew for certain, he needs to get himself in a better position to attack that header though rather than getting lost under it and heading backwards. That said if you watch the way the Boro player kicks the ball it was a very good pass
  11. I think it was closer than it looked because of the angle, also could argue Taylor Moore’s header then made him onside
  12. No, it shows the mindset of one rovers fan. We’ve got our own idiots remember
  13. Being captain I assume Williams would still travel with Wales? His presence around the squad will still be a bonus
  14. Do we just say this every time a club goes under, until the next time? Nothing’s changing within football and if anything the spending/gambling on promotion is getting more reckless
  15. You’d like to think adversity would bring the fan base together but I guess some people may be disillusioned by what’s happened to the club
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