Football 2020-21 season

cider_and_toast

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Penalty and sending off was unfortunate but can't disagree with it. Under the new rules it was hand ball.

Awful game for long spells.

The best thing about it was listening to the commentary team discussing the football history of both sides.

If you didn't already know, Jonathan Pearce grew up in Bristol and is a huge City fan.
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
i didnt know that about Jonathan Pearce very interesting. i cant comment on the commentary because i now sync up the Radio Sheffield coverage to the tv pictures. because i just prefer them to the commentary who have seen 1 before compared to every week for the last couple of decades
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
that was a alright performance for me, considering we just made consecutive FA Cup quarter finals its not to be sniffed at. as a month ago we seriously wonder if we would win any game & so 6th quarter final since our city rivals were last in 1. is to be applauded

but we werent at our best, but it very typical of what ive seen from us behind closed doors. we are very inconsistent with the tempo. even before the behind closed doors in early rounds of cups. we just cant replicate the intensity we used to play with but as many premier league players have stated, it feels like a training game. so maybe thats a thing. you saw why we are in mess we are in. it was back to times when we really needed to be better in final 1/3rd. as either making the wrong decisions, didnt get it on target, crosses to nobody. being on top in games without ever making it count. we shouldve beat fulham + west brom 4-0 & 5-1 instead 1-1 & 0-1.

we got lucky that VAR noticed it was player behind the goalkeeper that handled it. even despite my opinion that VAR has to go or be scaled back, it should work & it certainly had it good points. there are times when i been pleasantly surprised by the technology, gave it is due praise. but the cons heavily outweigh the pros. its the cause of more anger & problems. the forensic way VAR is being used, ridiculous offside decisions, Heung min son fraction of his heel last week being the last of thousands.
 

cider_and_toast

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That would be unbelievable. (but never likely to happen)

Pearson wasn't in charge tonight, he gets officially announced tomorrow and yet somehow, the team that hasn't scored in 6 games and lost 7 on the bounce, suddenly wins 3-1.

As they say "Football, its a funny old game*
 

Johnny Carwash

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That would be unbelievable. (but never likely to happen)

Pearson wasn't in charge tonight, he gets officially announced tomorrow and yet somehow, the team that hasn't scored in 6 games and lost 7 on the bounce, suddenly wins 3-1.

As they say "Football, its a funny old game*

That must be the dead cat bounce staring already.
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
cider_and_toast all you need is for Nigel Pearson to get you promoted, keep you up for a season, and then be replaced by Claudio Ranieri and you then win the premier league.
dont forget the season after you have to stab the manager you gave you the greatest season of your life. in the back & ironically suddenly start trying under someone called Shakespeare
 
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