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RedRock

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  1. The key question here is..... do they do beanies for Xmas? If the answer is ‘yes’, I’m in. Very impressed by the mock up kits, has to be said. Going to miss our logo though.... rather like its ‘uniqueness’. The Hummel logo is a bit OTT and is going to look particularly odd, like twin Bears, on the rugger shirts.
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    Well suppose it goes back to ‘clear and obvious’. Was it ‘clear and obvious’ that the thrust of the push was or wasn’t sufficient to award a penalty? From the camera behind the goal it seems to be a very clever and forceful forearm in the back by Fred. From other angles it doesn’t look like an offence. So you have uncertainty over the initial push and uncertainty whether two hands on the back of the Man Utd player was a natural reaction to the initial push or a direct attempt to gain advantage. To add to that, doubts of whether the ‘fouled’ Man Utd player, unhindered, would have headed the ball... which was certainly less likely than the Chelsea player’s ability to head it given the ball’s trajectory. All in all, with masses of technology and camera angles there’s no definitive answer. So ‘clear and obvious’ it was not... leave to the on the field referee’s decision and award a goal.
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    From the camera behind the goal, it looked like a forearm push by Fred to the back of the Chelsea player. Pretty sure from my playing days concentrating on jumping for the ball, such a push would cause you to put two hands out in the way the Chelsea player did. So to me, if you’re going to disallow the goal, then a penalty should have been awarded.
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    Just seen the FAs explanation of why the headed goal was disallowed. Bizzare...the Man U push on Chelsea player was normal. The Chelsea on Man Utd not and prevented a clearing header. The trajectory of the ball was such that the Chelsea player was favourite to head it and, but for the push, he would have connected with a goal attempt you FA idiots.
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    Jesz. Just saw the disallowed Chelsea goal. All that is wrong with VAR... the goal maybe justifiably VAR disallowed but there was a push from behind on the Chelsea player first. So penalty. Should have just given them the goal as the Ref did without all the faffing about.
  6. But we didn’t improve him, made him worse. Then resigned him, I assume, on an enhanced contract. Bizarre.
  7. .... and this is where I really worry about our recruitment. Kasey, add CoD. Neither were punts. We knew them inside out. Serious money involved for a Club of our size. What are we doing? Whoever is responsible has some serious questions to answer come the end of the season.
  8. It was clear what he was doing to anyone with a semblance of football knowledge. In an era of powerful, pacey Championship players LJ started to collect midfield mini-me’s. The absolute classic management mistake of building a team in an image of yourself. I think he’s realised now - probably too late - the error of his ways. The only chance is converting players from other positions to play midfield roles. Though Taylor-Moore had potential as a defensive midfielder but he’s been sacked off so that option no longer exists. Let’s hope LJs got some other rabbits up his sleeve. Let’s hope so.
  9. If you include the 3 loanees, we are probably 2 players away from being a top notch Championship side. Gulp. That makes 5 signings in the Summer! Half a team. Just then need someone who can organise them. Four years, seven/eight windows in... not that brilliant. Anyhow, onwards and upwards.
  10. I think my only hope - and it’s the hope that kills you - is suddenly and more than likely by luck, LJ will stumble on a formation that will ‘click’. That will provide fluidity, cohesion and rhythm. Think the clock is ticking though, and I’ve my doubts now he’s got the time. Hope I’m wrong as I want the best for my Club but we look light years from having a team that could survive the Premier League.
  11. Yep. I don’t know why but we seem to be inept at the football basics. The flow, rhythm, cohesion of a decent side is non-existent at the moment. I suspect over-coaching, constant switching of tactics and personnel. If so, step forward the Manager.
  12. I think his latest midfield acquisition is a sign of change. Too little, too late, though unfortunately.
  13. Get that. But are they playing how you would want with 13 games to go?
  14. ..answers on a bedsheet will also be accepted. Already agreed that he has to the end of the season. However, I don’t reckon he’s going to ‘get out of jail’ largely down to these factors; building a lightweight midfield, having a bloated squad and no identity. I hope I’m wrong.
  15. Ever regret asking a question? Assume it’s a swirling wind then.
  16. Are we kicking against the wind this half? If so, assuming we can keep the score below ten, we have a chance.
  17. LJ clearly going for out-thinking Marcelo. No one would have guessed that selection, and clearly we are going to play intricate, tricky-dickie football with our lightweights in the teeth of Storm Denis. Brilliant logic. Had my doubts, but I’m going 4-0 City. Wells 2 knock-ins, Pato with a 30 yard free kick volley and Massengo with a powerful header from a corner.
  18. Well. If LJ gets 3pts from that selection he a genius. Just saw Massengo and without looking at the rest, thought what the **** He may be a star for the future but would you really want him behind you in a blood and thunder fight, blowing a hoolie, cold and sheeting down with rain. Then I saw Wiemann and no Fammy. Lets hope LJ gets this one right.
  19. Was at both of those. Oddly, that Torquay game away was just as bad. Some player scored a hat trick for us that day allegedly.
  20. While the thread has concentrated on movement around the ground, there was quite a movement around the East End over the years. Started in the centre-block, then moved to the small terrace at the back of the stand to the right of the exit, then to the corner on the Grandstand side. Often, during the bad times on the pitch, where people were standing became as fascinating as the match itself.
  21. Nice sunny day. Kick off delayed for ages while, it seemed, the police escorted every Luton supporter off the terrace for interview. If memory serves me correctly a few odd groups went in the Open End initially - I remember a few of us vs Hull - think some did it for Portsmouth, then it escalated a bit with Stoke... and the rest is history.
  22. Red beard man.... struth remember him! RIP fella. There was normally a group at the top on the pen near to the dividing fence with a guy called ‘Tank’ I recall. Loads of South Bristol lads though, so us ‘Northerners’ seemed to be few and far between on the Park End in those days. The Southmead lot, who seemed to be sizeable in the earliest East End days, appeared to have thinned out a bit or at least didn’t transfer in large numbers to the Park End. Also remembering Clive, who died way to young.
  23. East Ender (sat/stood initially on the block divide railings!) > Park End > Enclosure > Dolman B Block > Random (normally the cheapest with a decent view). Those were the days my friends!
  24. At the moment, rather than a smooth, buzzing, technically proficient Porsche I’d liken us to a rough old monster 5 litre Chevrolet. We get to our destination, but not in the style one would like. Short spurts of power followed by clanky, mis-firing where nothing works in harmony. We do get there though, which is progress.
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