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Discussion in 'Corner Coffee' started by Rob, 11th Jun 2012.

  1. rob666

    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    Sunderland are down.
    Sheffield Wednesday are in the play-offs.
     
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    Farewell Sunderland. You won't be missed.
     
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    :eek::oops:. Corrected, thanks!
     
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    Win against Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool in the space of a month, lose to Burnley. Typical Palace (mind you our squad is hampered with injuries and we're probably tired from that game against Liverpool and Spurs).
     
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    Really frustrating game to watch. I feel sorry for Zaha sometimes, if it had been Hazard or Aguero, they would have won a lot more free kicks. As Spurs and Burnley have now proved, if you kick Zaha out of the game, you limit Palaces attaching ability.

    Have to moan about the Ref, Benteke jumps and gets booked, and after that he his pushed all over the place by the defenders, and the off side decision against Zaha, when he was a yard onside, and then taken out by the Burnley goal keeper was a game changer.

    I would like to see a few players rested for the Man City game, and then have a full strength squad for the Hull game, which is a must win now. Hopefully City and Utd both win today, to take a little more pressure off.
     
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    Good riddance Sunderland. Can't think of any reason why they'll be missed. A huge rebuilding job is needed there.

    Another frustrating afternoon for United at home. Another draw. Today's dives only adds more reason to bring in video replays to help refs. It needs to be delicately done but clearly refs need help. 3 dives today (Rashford, Kane & Sane) and incorrect decisions in all of them. That said, I can understand why the players went down. Although minimal, contact was made in all three and I think players are told to go down. Why? Remember Sterling vs Spurs (I think it was) a couple of months ago when he was fouled but stayed on his feet? He put the chance wide due to being off balance as a result of the foul. No advantage came from it so it should have been brought back for the penalty but it wasn't. If players aren't rewarded for being honest why should they stay on their feet?
     
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    Kane's was a dive?

    Yeah, ok then...
     
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    Kane's is the least blatant but after an initial bit of contact he swings his leg out at Gabriel to ensure he goes down. Vardy did one of those last season too. But that's a different debate.

    Really I'm actually defending Kane above.

    Refs need help, simple as that.
     
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    The one on Kane was a penalty. He went down easily but Gabriel planted his leg after Kane had played the ball around in and initiated the contact. Rashford and Sane most certainly went looking for contact and conned the refs. It is just so hard for a ref to get it right in real time though, I can understand why all of them were given.

    Pleased that we finally have 40 points, even if it did take slightly longer than last season! I am just thankful that our owners were brave enough to sack Ranieri when they did otherwise we would have been down and out. If you'd told me this time last year, on the day that we won the league, that 12 months later we would be 11th in the table having made the Champions League Quarter Finals then I would have snapped your hand off! Just so typical of Leicester to make that much harder than it should have been!

    :)
     
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    We'll agree to disagree on Kane.

    I don't blame referees for getting them wrong either to be honest. I was at Old Trafford and had a pretty good view from behind the goal of the Rashford incident. In real time it looked like a pen. Replays of course showed the opposite. When a player is running full pelt and a keeper dives at their feet, it's not easy for the ref.
     
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    I agreed with Danny Murphy on MOTD that maybe fouls in the box at least should be reviewed and players punished for diving, it's the only solution if they want to clamp down on it. It's very difficult for the referees during the game to make a split second decision. Unfortunately for Swansea and Middlesbrough those penalty decisions were vital for the relegation fight this weekend, but then again it's swings and roundabouts over the course of the season.
     
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    Good lord.

    We won the league.
     
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    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :tearsofjoy:
     
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    As soon as they sold those before that Friday night game when it could've been confirmed I just knew/hoped they'd bottle it... The football gods are fickle and you only sell that tat AFTER the fact...

    Even when there's nothing big to bottle they still do it...
     
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    To be fair, you can bet none of those scarve sellers are from anywhere near Brighton. They turn up every week at Leicester games with their London or Scouse accents thinking people want a half and half scarf for a game against Hull et al!

    Quite an end to the Championship season though, I've never known it so tight at the top and the bottom of the table. Sad for the Blackburn fans to be relegated but it is only what the owners deserve (although the same could have been said if Forest or Birmingham had gone down). Well done to Newcastle, the best side over the course of the season. I do feel sorry for Brighton though, they must have paid a visit to the bottle factory in Tottenham after winning promotion!

    :)
     
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    You're probably right Rob and I hate these crap scarves just as much as you do and we have them at Selhurst as well. Hell I've seen them at under 21 games in Scotland! What the actual hell...

    This particular example is funny because Brighton, but the fella is not making any money :p
     
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    Like, half and half scarves can sometimes be acceptable, whether they be one offs (I have a usa vs Canada one from 2012 Olympics) or perhaps a special event...

    Fortunately I think most at Selhurst are routinely ignored...
     
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    If it's for a genuinely special game, like a cup final or a World Cup match, then I can almost accept half-and-half scarves. But being sold at every single game? Erm, no thanks. Never bothered buying one whenever I've gone to Old Trafford. Just don't really see the point myself.
     
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    I don't know what is worse, half & half scarves or grown adults wearing football shirts with their name/nickname on the back.


    Well done to Newcastle but they should have been winning the Championship by a margin. Brighton totally bottled it but I don't blame them for being on the beach, mentally. I can't say I ever remember who got promoted as champions, only the 3 teams who actually came up.
     

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