Tuesday 18 January 2021
West Ham Utd vs West Brom
Leicester City vs Chelsea
Wednesday 20 January 2021
Man City vs Aston Villa – 18:00 on BT Sport 1
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Thursday 21 January 2021
Liverpool vs Burnley – 20:00 on Sky Sports
Saturday 23 January 2021
Aston Villa vs Newcastle United – 20:00 on Sky Sports
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1 Posted 19/01/2021 at 21:49:10
Lampard in trouble? Fireman Sam's hose eventually about to run dry? He will quit before he has that on his CV in my opinion.
I know it's all about points on the board, but, with the games in hand, we are in a very healthy position.
2 Posted 20/01/2021 at 11:53:51
One sure way of fireman Sam avoiding taking West Brom down this season.............
Move to Newcastle and take them down instead. I thought it was funny anyway!!
3 Posted 20/01/2021 at 18:23:51
4 Posted 20/01/2021 at 18:39:35
5 Posted 20/01/2021 at 20:03:37
10 minutes after that Walton is on saying "according to current rules that's a valid goal"
What chance has the punter got if the refs don't know the rules???
6 Posted 20/01/2021 at 20:09:46
To be honest, the penalty City got for their second goal was a bit debatable as well, they missed a hatful of chances though and deserved their victory.
7 Posted 20/01/2021 at 20:16:50
8 Posted 20/01/2021 at 20:23:19
After the game, Michael RS Owen was doing what he ALWAYS does, annoy me. I find him insufferable every time he is on TV which is far too often. He is ALWAYS hogging the discussions and just having to be heard as though he was the world's gift to football and oratory.
Personally I really don't care how people speak. As a scouser, accents can vary considerably. It is what you say that matters. From Owen Red Shite's mouth, there often comes utter garbage but there is one more thing: He has an accent all of his own. I have NEVER heard anyone speak like him.
Can someone let me know – is the way he speaks unique or I am living in a fog? By the way I really am biased because he annoys me so much.
9 Posted 20/01/2021 at 20:28:14
There is an interesting point of view of the goal and the input of an ex referee on the incident, read Derek Thomas on the Ellis Simms goes to Blackpool thread.
10 Posted 20/01/2021 at 20:31:41
11 Posted 20/01/2021 at 20:36:42
Where have I seen him before?
12 Posted 20/01/2021 at 20:37:59
I wont alert the lads who check the amount of posts if you promise to do the same. :-)
13 Posted 20/01/2021 at 20:50:45
14 Posted 20/01/2021 at 20:54:16
15 Posted 20/01/2021 at 20:59:59
Difficult to miss.
16 Posted 20/01/2021 at 21:03:57
Still not so sure about Lookman. I was always calling for him off the bench, but he was a complete flop in his return to Leipzig and hasn't been exactly spectacular on loan at Fulham. When that many managers leave you out, there's definitely something wrong with you.
17 Posted 20/01/2021 at 21:07:20
18 Posted 20/01/2021 at 21:14:44
We see the same incident every week, every game. A forward tries to close down a keeper about to launch a ball upfield, the defence has moved up 20 yards, kepper clears, the ball is won by an opposition player who launches it back directly at the now well offside player. A defender, in this case Mings, takes the ball on his chest while the lone attacker comes in from behind him and still in an offside position, steals the ball, plays it to another attacker who hammers it home.
Offside. Interfered with play, see it every week since time began. Manager and Villa players furious. Moss the referee books then sends off the manager; VAR says the player is onside the moment the defender touches the ball. Wrong. Law says that player coming back must not interfere with play. Disgraceful decision.
Now, as a result, City go top. One rule for one, another for the few. Clear as day. No wonder if I was a Villa fan I would be throwing things at the TV in disgust. The only surprise was that it was Villa not Everton, but that was as bent as it gets.
19 Posted 20/01/2021 at 21:18:30
It looks like like you were going to present someone @ (13) hope its not that fuckin Stan Boardman!!
20 Posted 20/01/2021 at 21:20:22
21 Posted 20/01/2021 at 21:27:45
A case can be made for all of them being decent but not all on the same pitch at once.
City v Villa was a good game for the neutral. Peter Walton said it was offside then got his rule book out 10 mins later to say it was indeed a good goal. For an experienced ref not to know, what chance has anyone else got? Ming's should have dealt with it better anyhow.
22 Posted 20/01/2021 at 21:29:53
Dave, met him at Aintree one year. Very briefly. He had the corner of the hospitality tent to himself after half an hour.
Click that link, mate, and skip to 2 minutes from the end.
23 Posted 20/01/2021 at 21:56:08
The defender is forced to play forward. Can't play back. That's why the attacker is interfering with play.
I'm sure we conceded one (or nearly did) where a defender had to head the ball away with an offside player behind them, and it put the ball back in a dangerous position.
Mike, the chest might not be a smart decision but what were his options? Head it 10 yards forward to allow City to contest for the ball in midfield?
24 Posted 20/01/2021 at 21:58:25
25 Posted 20/01/2021 at 22:10:54
All my life that has been offside, seriously, to say as soon as a defender touches it he is onside is wrong, its when the ball is played forward initially.
26 Posted 20/01/2021 at 22:11:13
27 Posted 20/01/2021 at 22:23:50
A player in an offside position at the moment the ball is played or touched* by a team-mate is only penalised on becoming involved in active play by:
interfering with play by playing or touching a ball passed or touched by a team-mate or
interfering with an opponent by:
preventing an opponent from playing or being able to play the ball by clearly obstructing the opponents line of vision or
challenging an opponent for the ball or
clearly attempting to play a ball which is close when this action impacts on an opponent or
making an obvious action which clearly impacts on the ability of an opponent to play the ball
28 Posted 20/01/2021 at 22:24:01
Christine #23, you just answered your own question. Rodrigo didn't do any of those things. He challenged only after Mings played the ball, not before. Mings received the ball unmolested and was in control by definition, even if his touch was crappy. Rob is correct. Whether Rodrigo can challenge isn't dependent on whether Mings makes a good touch or a bad one.
29 Posted 20/01/2021 at 22:30:29
Anyway, Rodrigo was not looking to gain any sort of advantage until Mings played the ball, he was just walking back from an offside position, and was therefore entitled to challenge for the ball.
30 Posted 20/01/2021 at 22:32:52
31 Posted 20/01/2021 at 22:34:39
32 Posted 20/01/2021 at 22:52:10
Mike & Rob are correct...it was a valid goal. Even the Villa manager who was sent off for his protests at the goal only complained afterwards about it being a stupid law rather than the officials getting it wrong on the night.
33 Posted 20/01/2021 at 23:02:20
We're asking the defender to play a different game. When the ball is looped up to him his options are:
1) Head it forward 10 yards (that's all he'd get moving backwards to a looping ball). The outcome is Villa under pressure in their own half.
2) Control it and clear - and as soon as he chests it he's got a previously inactive attacker up his backside.
3) Be 'smart' with the rules and choose to let the ball bounce through to the offside opponent. Of course another attacker could run through from an onside position.
Every one of those decisions is a result of the presence of the attacker who is apparently not interfering. If you take the attacker away he simply turns and plays it back to the keeper. As he should be able to because it was a nothing moment without the current rules.
I won't debate whether the rules make that a goal or not. But if it does, then the rule needs to be changed immediately. It's not the first time we've seen a defender forced to play a ball because of a 'not interfering' attacker in an offside position.
34 Posted 20/01/2021 at 23:22:52
Christine, I wonder how the scene would have been viewed had Villa scored such a goal?
During the game the pundit spoke about City being favourites for the title whilst Villa were eventually mentioned as having "European hopes". Had they not looked at games in hand? If Villa had won tonight and their other games then they would be top 3 or 4.
35 Posted 20/01/2021 at 23:23:24
36 Posted 20/01/2021 at 23:51:12
West Brom's goal (vs West ham) should have been chalked off. They had a player pulling his knee away from the shot while about 4 yards offside. We don't need VAR. We need Prof Brian Cox to explain these decisions. He's done explaining the universe. He needs a bigger challenge.
37 Posted 21/01/2021 at 05:47:34
It's corruption, plain and simple: VAR, officials and commentary have a list of 'fancied' teams and we, Everton, are way down that list.
It is not my imagination, running away with me. Week-in & week-out, it happens. Only wish I had the smarts to compile some statistics over the years. Oh, and the clout to make such a noise about it that its stopped, immediately.
38 Posted 21/01/2021 at 06:09:05
Live in hope, dare to dream. Highly disappointed, regularly!
39 Posted 21/01/2021 at 10:33:44
Maybe both Arsenal and Chelsea need to look no further than Man Utd: despite there being a massive clamour to sack Solskjaer earlier in the season, they are now top of the Premier League.
When you appoint new managers, the things they need most is time and support; I wonder where Man Utd would be if they had sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? I would suggest not top of the league.
I think he deserves massive credit, especially the way he has handled the Paul Pogba situation. He had a player whose agent went public to say Pogba wanted out of Man Utd. Yet Solskjaer ignored all of that and now has Pogba playing some of his best football.
I would imagine not many would have thought that Hasenhütl would have survived after their 9-0 mauling by Leicester City, but he has, and his team are doing him proud.
So I think the message to clubs is: You appointed these managers because you believed in them, so why ditch them at the first downturn in form? I think every manager needs at least 3 years to get his style across and clubs need to stop making knee-jerk reactions.
40 Posted 21/01/2021 at 19:21:12
Just kiddin, Dave, I know that your tech prowess is on the up!! Spoke to Derek, today, by the way. Next meet at the Excelsior is on our minds. It will come around. Hope you and the family are well.
41 Posted 21/01/2021 at 19:24:33
Pony express will be at yours 10am tomorrow.
42 Posted 21/01/2021 at 19:57:33
(only the yanks will get that, if it is worth getting)
43 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:00:41
44 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:08:12
45 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:12:25
I know I sound like one of them, but imagine the screams (correctly) if they found out Anthony Taylor, had two sons with seasons tickets in the Stretford End?
46 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:41:20
47 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:41:50
48 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:44:20
49 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:46:13
50 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:49:46
51 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:50:27
52 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:51:00
53 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:54:16
54 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:56:34
55 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:57:12
56 Posted 21/01/2021 at 20:57:51
57 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:02:57
58 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:05:00
59 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:07:44
60 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:39:21
This includes running onto the pitch to celebrate with players during a game. It was an absolute disgrace, diabolical yet was glossed over as ‘passion and what people want to see.
Ive never seen this on an elite football pitch before or since. Mourinho has come close himself but has usually stuck to the touch line or just beyond it.
It was completely outrageous
61 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:39:52
62 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:40:44
63 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:40:46
64 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:40:54
65 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:42:09
66 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:42:24
67 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:42:34
68 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:43:01
Yesssssss come on Burnley! Kick ten shades of shite out of them!!!
69 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:43:22
"Barnes could have been off the pitch for that incident at half time."
Did anyone else see that incident as Fabinho kicking out?
70 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:45:41
71 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:47:00
72 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:47:11
Cant wait to see McManammans face at full time already pissed off because the Burnley player never got a second yellow card just before half-time.
73 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:50:05
74 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:50:22
75 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:50:40
76 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:52:05
77 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:52:56
78 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:53:03
79 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:53:48
80 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:53:57
81 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:54:14
82 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:54:29
83 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:54:47
84 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:54:57
85 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:55:22
Nothing to do with the fact they have scored one goal in five games.
86 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:55:32
87 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:55:55
88 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:56:04
89 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:57:34
90 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:57:45
91 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:58:05
92 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:58:43
93 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:58:56
94 Posted 21/01/2021 at 21:59:02
95 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:00:28
96 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:00:59
97 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:01:09
98 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:01:21
The RS, can have no complaints, after decades of getting away with it, and they have a front line of Oscar winners, for diving and feigning..
But lets hope we can get our act together on Saturday, and then for next week and a 6 pointer v Leicester.
A good start to this weekend.
All stay safe and well.
99 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:01:35
100 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:01:43
101 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:01:47
Sorry, not meant to talk about the shallowness of squads - as you were, it's all down to the manager.
102 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:02:11
Failed to score in 5 of their last 8 games.
Take away their complete outlier and 7 goals v Palace (only 1 of 2 PL wins on the road this season) and they have scored just 3 other goals in those same 8 games.
3 draws, 2 defeats in their last 5 games earning just 3 points from 15.
And us now just 2 points adrift of them with 2 games in hand.
Maybe the fellah who presented solid evidence that their 'ashmatic recovery program' of last season could not be repeated without risking serious long term damage to the players' health was on to something.
103 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:02:49
104 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:04:35
105 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:07:06
106 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:08:55
107 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:14:41
108 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:19:33
Win said games in hand we go level with Leicester.
And still we barely get a mention. Long may that continue. We are in a good spot.
109 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:19:49
We've got two games in hand on them. Win one and we're above 'em.
Steve #92, no, Oumar never got POY in Russia, although he scored 19 in 42 games there. You're right, it's not a real high standard, but no denying Nikola is pretty decent.
110 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:21:45
I'm not one for conspiracy theories usually but I read that article, too, about caffeine tonics and its effects on athletes. Speculation, maybe but it certainly fits. The article I read used it to explain Leicester's rise and then struggle to defend the title the following year.
Of course, it will be Evertons and Pickford's fault which the media will help propagate.
111 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:26:10
Yeh, we know you're absolving yourself of blame, Klopp.
112 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:26:31
That, combined with their hitherto blessed luck with lack of injuries to key players enabled them to play with such high levels of energy.
A combination of them eventually running out of steam and becoming mortals like the rest of us with injuries has hit them.
113 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:27:02
The asthma treatments Liverpool gave to the majority of their squad last season has come back to bite them on the arse.
114 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:29:42
115 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:33:21
I've said before watch this space. Klopp is great when things are going well. I suppose we can all say that about ourselves. But I'm wary of a person who smiles or laughs when things go wrong.
His last season at Dortmund was far from graceful when things didn't go right.
Get the popcorn ready, this could get entertaining. The man is very capable of meltdown.
116 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:35:47
My dad used to say whenever a team scored a hatful “theyll need some of those goals in the next game”. Have they actually won or scored since they thumped Palace? I havent checked but I think those 7 might be their last goals.
Just hope we can keep progressing and maybe bring in a couple of good players to help us push on.
117 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:37:38
118 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:45:36
My dad would be smiling up there that his old mantra has come true, again. Hope it continues!
119 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:51:13
I don't know if its out in the open mate, or even if its correct.
A mate, whose word I trust, told me they had over 20 players registered as asthmatic last season.
Apparently being a registered astmatic allows recovery treatments not allowed for non-asthmatics in the Premier League.
As I say, don't know if its true.
120 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:54:07
121 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:55:41
There has been two American presidents since Liverpool last scored
122 Posted 21/01/2021 at 22:57:15
123 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:00:27
124 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:01:04
125 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:02:22
126 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:04:29
Doing two marathons this week. :-)
127 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:05:44
Let's face it they got it right last season because they had the players particularly up front who could dismantle teams especially if they scored early and then their back four was strong enough to generally shut out the opposition.
This season due to a variety of reasons they are starting to struggle but you just know they will be tough to beat in any game.
However, repeating the success of last season was always going to be a big ask and when Villa thrashed them early in the season there was rise for concern for Klopp.
Everton play them in a few weeks and one hopes they are still under the weather.
Watching Man City is a pleasure and I cannot see anyone topping them although Aston Villa had some good opportunities yesterday before that dodgy goal.
128 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:07:00
129 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:08:41
Dont tell anyone. Ive got loads of sponsors.
130 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:09:14
Then Liverpool go and get beat and my spirits were lifted (a couple of rum and cokes ) listening to the whining of McManaman of how poor Liverpool were really made my night so thank you, Liverpool – you made a poor day a lot better.
131 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:10:17
Always a pleasure.
132 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:10:49
Will an EPL manager, Mr Ed, going mad dog, down the players tunnel, verbally and body language and tone, abusing Dysche, get charged for bringing the game into disrepute?
Imagine Dunc, doing that to Mr Ed...
.Double standards, and the EPL, is melting away in its governance of their rules, laws of the game and standards, every passing season.
133 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:16:08
134 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:16:11
TWrs, will have a few for you over the next few days, to help celebrate and hopefully a win for Everton, on Sunday night.
Have a Ball, and enjoy!
135 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:16:30
136 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:18:13
We're all partying with you. Remotely.
137 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:21:10
138 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:35:26
139 Posted 21/01/2021 at 23:38:56
140 Posted 21/01/2021 at 00:04:44
The Old Mans, mile down Dale Street, as me and some ma8s, when did, could and now rarely do, due to lock down, effectively the last 12 months, puts in perspective the quality pubs and ales on offer down Dale Street, and after the match, some times.
Heres to one day soon, and a TW catch up and beer fest, but it looks a long time in the making, but All stay safe and well.
141 Posted 22/01/2021 at 00:36:43
A large part of my mis-spent youth was with the lads from the match in the Hole in the Wall, Palatine, Pen and Wig, Why Not etc... Lodge Lane and Park Road are other stories. 😊
You also, stay safe, pal💙
142 Posted 22/01/2021 at 05:51:46
143 Posted 22/01/2021 at 07:18:24
144 Posted 22/01/2021 at 07:57:09
agree with above comments that media bias and failure to give credit to us where it's due might take the spotlight and pressure off. Let's keep plugging away and picking up points, in a good position without really clicking yet. COYB.
145 Posted 22/01/2021 at 09:18:30
146 Posted 22/01/2021 at 09:32:58
Im just going out to enrol in night school for modern fuckin' technology. Told you that Stan Boardman wasn't funny, made a career out of Cairnsie's (Jackie Hamilton) act.
147 Posted 22/01/2021 at 09:44:32
Only one winner there Dave. One of the funniest man I ever met. The story of the prisoner of war movie had me crying first time I heard it. Still funny now.
148 Posted 22/01/2021 at 09:49:47
149 Posted 22/01/2021 at 09:55:29
150 Posted 22/01/2021 at 10:18:18
I hope they have hit the wall, Christopher, but Jota will be back for them soon, and he was the one who was keeping them a little bit fresh. That report made a lot of sense to me, and Liverpool's asthmatic squad, have had to be reigned in, because they have been getting legal-highed, right up to the wire. (And have possibly reached dangerous levels of pushing themselves to the limit?)
I thought Klopp, wasn't that bad in his interview last night, and when he said Dyche started it, it then became quite clear, that the Burnley manager had given him food for thought, when you listened to Dyche say that they just expect us to come here without any thoughts about winning.
151 Posted 22/01/2021 at 10:28:02
I can imagine that had we gone 5 league games without a goal some of our posters would be apoplectic. Michael Keane has scored more goals in 2021 than their entire team – love it. Mind it's all down to Pickford, can't understand why he hasn't been handed a season-long ban.
Big week for the Blues: beat Leicester City, which we have already done, and we will be in a really healthy position.
152 Posted 22/01/2021 at 10:39:12
153 Posted 22/01/2021 at 12:49:07
154 Posted 22/01/2021 at 13:41:14
155 Posted 22/01/2021 at 15:19:50
In other news, Vardy is injured so three points against Brenda.
156 Posted 22/01/2021 at 15:23:57
Also seems like Allan might be back for the game against Man Utd. Leicester also confirm that Vardy needs a hernia operation that will keep him out for a few weeks.
157 Posted 22/01/2021 at 15:32:15
158 Posted 22/01/2021 at 15:41:28
This is the article Steve probably drew his information from:
I must admit, whilst the widely reported number of Liverpool footballers being listed as 'ashmatic' allowing them to receive certain medication raised an eyebrow, I wasn't convinced by the hypothesis in this article when I first read it.
Nor did I see any convincing evidence when the same charges were made against Leicester in the title winning year.
Now, I'm not so sure.
The comments following the article by outraged reds are quite funny in themselves...
159 Posted 22/01/2021 at 15:47:33
It was very interesting, explained about Vardy's diet the year Leicester won the title, explained why Man City dropped off, and predicted that Liverpool, might be better concentrating on the cups this year, because this new phenomenon of pushing players to the limits, (legal highs) might just have catastrophic consequences one day. (Someone's heart could just explode on them.)
Thanks Jay, right on cue mate!
160 Posted 22/01/2021 at 15:54:04
161 Posted 22/01/2021 at 16:16:51
"The USA has had 2 presidents since Liverpool last scored".
One of my happier days lately especially watching Klopp losing the plot.
162 Posted 22/01/2021 at 16:28:16
163 Posted 22/01/2021 at 17:21:10
It reminds me of an interview I read in one of the Sundays a while ago, and the depths professional athletes will sink to if it means winning a title.
The interview was with a sprinter (anonymously). He stated he knew how dangerous the performance-enhancing drugs were to the longevity of his life. He said if he could win Olympic gold and even if he was told by a doctor they would take 10 years off his life, he would swap the 10 years of life for the gold medal.
164 Posted 22/01/2021 at 18:40:55
Thanks. That does seem to be the probable source of Steve's comments.
165 Posted 22/01/2021 at 19:10:44
166 Posted 22/01/2021 at 19:16:58
167 Posted 22/01/2021 at 19:28:48
168 Posted 22/01/2021 at 20:54:51
169 Posted 22/01/2021 at 21:52:43
170 Posted 23/01/2021 at 03:32:27
Denny drank the bucket dry and never came back up till about 3am.. only to find three policemen facing him in the bar (they came in for a pint..) His response? "I didn't know that tunnel came out in the Cheapside (where the Bridwell was)..." Good times..
As an aside, that cellar was haunted, we would throw the cat down there and it would fly up again..
When it was sold off by the brewery, it was bought and used as flats, but a little story, when the builders were renovating the snug and door into the ladies, they removed the ceiling and were rewarded by a bag of gold sovereigns dropping into their lap, if only mum and dad knew... Another lifetime, Dave... another lifetime.
171 Posted 23/01/2021 at 20:53:12
172 Posted 24/01/2021 at 05:50:47
Cross comes in. Watkins may have been offside but apparently a cross played straight towards him leaves him inactive until it actually reaches him.
Defender stretches to clear away from Watkins and in that moment... apparently resets the whole situation by making a natural footballing movement at the ball.
I should point out that Watkins may have, in fact, been onside. It looked very close. But it wasn't checked because it didn't matter. He was onside regardless.
It's nonsense isn't it?
173 Posted 26/01/2021 at 21:19:44
174 Posted 26/01/2021 at 21:39:46
"Where a player in an offside position immediately impacts on an opponent who has deliberately played the ball, the match officials should prioritise challenging an opponent for the ball, and thus the offside offence of 'interfering with an opponent by impacting on the opponent's ability to play the ball' should be penalised."
175 Posted 26/01/2021 at 21:41:35
176 Posted 26/01/2021 at 21:45:28
That's not good. Spurs have an extra day off and the benefit of a home game versus West Brom before the cup game. That might be a really good week for Allan and co. to recover from injury.
177 Posted 26/01/2021 at 21:52:51
I cant believe Everton arent going to sign at least one forward though, because the amount of games we are going to be playing in such a short space of time, might just be a little bit to much, considering we have only really got two forwards in our squad.
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