Premier League 2017/18 Thread

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by goldenstate-goldenboy, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Never rely on Arsenal - probably be our best chance of an away win for the rest of the season!

    Man City beaten in a cracking game at Anfield by the looks of it.

    Typically Liverpool look great going forward but shaky at the back.
  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Blimey - for 85 minutes the officials had it easy at Anfield then all hell broke loss!

    Brave assistant at the end to give that penalty- Mind you he missed the offside for Spurs' first.

    Both Kane and Lallema (spelling) made the most of both "fouls"

    Shame as there were 2 excellent goals which won't get the headlines!
  3. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    And a yellow card for Alli for diving (yet again) into the bargain.

    Can someone explain to me why it was relevant if Lovren touched the ball for the 1st penalty? Spurs bloke plays it forward, Kane is offside at that point. Obviously he is interfering with play because Lovren wouldn't have needed to try and intercept it if not. Lovren then bodges it up by just getting a tiny deflection and the ball trajectory is not really changed from original pass when Kane is offside? Why is Lovren touching it relevant? Kane is offside surely as originally identified by Lino?
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  4. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    If a defender deliberately touches the ball as it is going forward then the receiving attacker is not offside. The Liverpool defender made a movement with his leg towards the ball so it is deliberate and therefore Kane is not offside.

    From what I saw on MotD and the lipreading/micophone stuff they did, the Ref didn't see the defenders touch therefore he must give Kane offside as the linesman told him as such. The lino seemed to know the rule, the ref didn't, (there's a ****ing surprise).
  5. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    But he’s already offside when the original pass was made. Lovren intervention has yet to happen.
  6. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    To give a scenario: I am standing on the edge of the area and am the only outfield player in the half. My full back whacks the ball clear and their attacker touches the ball while deliberately trying to block the clearance am I onside?
  7. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Onside. If the ball hits him accidentally on the way to you then you're offside. However, he made an attempt to touch the ball, successfully, so what would have been an obvious offside is reset the moment he touches it.
  8. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Having read the quotes rule I agree with you. Seems nuts to me though.
  9. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    It’s been nearly a week and still no one knows precisely where the **** Riyad Mahrez is. This has to go down as one of the greatest tantrums ever in English football. Almost Tevezian in its scale and petulance.

    Out of interest, how would you lot feel if say Doucoure* was refused a move and then effectively went on strike and awarded himself an indefinite amount of time off work? I personally am on the verge of not wanting Mahrez anywhere near the club now. He’s the best to ever wear the shirt but he’s virtually destroyed his reputation amongst the fans.

    Also, **** Manchester City and their filthy, blood stained money.... but that’s another matter I guess.

    *there’s probably a better example/comparison to Mahrez in your history. John Barnes or Jason Norville or summink, I ain’t a Watford fan.
  10. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    Fixed. Our manager did it and it was a bit *****...
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  11. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Academy Graduate

    Jason Norville! Good knowledge.
  12. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Feel for you Filbert. I know Man Utd spend lots of money, as do some other major European clubs, but Man City's methods seem ludicrous.

    One of their wingers picked up a month injury, and they look to bring in a 60mil player to stand in whilst he's out/ rotate with other £50/60m players. So they unsettle him, ask him to push for a move, and then try and low ball you on the last day of the transfer window, when Leicester have no time to replace him. How is that fair?

    At least the other big spenders seem to have long term targets, and act fairly in their dealings.
  13. reids

    reids Squad Player

    I don't know how I feel about this. Personally I feel the City offer was very fair and that you should have taken it - now you've got a ridiculously unhappy player who probably won't play again for the rest of the season and end up moving in the summer for a fraction of the price that you were previously offered. But at the same time, he's being a bit of a **** about it, somewhat understandably.
  14. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I would t begrudge him a move there at all. I totally got why Kante left to play for Chelsea, he linked up with a great manager and immediately added to his medal collection. The difference here though is that Mahrez gladly snaffled up a new 5 year £100,000 a week deal following the title win and didn’t think to ask the club or his agent to organise a release clause. Someone in his camp has been saying all along that he had a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Ranieri that he could go at the end of last season, failing to realise that A) Ranieri had nothing to do with the buying and selling of players and B) Managers get sacked all of the time. It’s a bit like when Chris Feather gave Alan Partridgee a 2nd series and immediately died from a heart attack.

    Also, a host of clubs such as Barca, Roma and Monaco have flirted with Mahrez and vice versa, most the summer before last which led to him playing dreadfully for the following 6 months. Manchester City came in, seemingly on a whim (although they’ve said otherwise) thinking they can pinch him on the final day of the January window.... and god knows we’ve had our fingers burnt doing last minute deals in windows!

    None of it sits right with me, I don’t think anyone has come out of it with any credit really, although I am quite pleased the owners took a stance and weren’t swayed by pressure from all sides to sell him.

    And as a thank you for reading my rambling, venting ********, may I offer my congratulations on you dicking Chelsea last night. ******* brilliant stuff!
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  15. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Essentially they have already got him should they want him though. Sure he had a gentleman's agreement with Ranieri that didn't get followed up on due to Ranieri leaving - and as you said led him to play badly for 6 months (making the City offer even more fairer!) but Leicester are silly for thinking he wouldn't be upset and not want to play for refusing a move a second time around. Now you don't get him playing for you or the money, so it's a lose/lose for Leicester rather than a lose/win. Whilst City know they can probably get him for 30-40m in the summer if they so wish now. Don't get me wrong, it's a **** move by City but they're well within their rights to do so but it was obvious that turning down the bid wouldn't sit well with Mahrez.
  16. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I’m starting to suspect that football might be populated by complete dickheads with no sense of honour or respect for each other......
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  17. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    But that's enough about us!
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  18. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Aye I thought way you treated poor old Marco Silva was disgraceful.
  19. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    No doubt he'll recover,probably at Goodison Park next season!
  20. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    Just watching match of the day. They're raving about Aguerro and he is obviously class, but Schmeical basically gifted him 4 goals, an abysmal goal keeping display.
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  21. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    He isn’t very good.
  22. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Probably find Ranieri promised him a move 12m ago as well and he's having a sulk :)
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