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Re: UEFA Nations League

Post by Believer » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:31 pm

Edmilson Fernandes has looked efficient since he came on - hasn’t given away one pass.

I’m convinced we will regret selling him. Hopefully we’ve included a sell on.

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Post by vladikavkaz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:32 pm

What is he like...

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Post by S-H » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:33 pm

Blimey.

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Post by TheHandOfDog » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:33 pm

Silent for 42mins, then scores 2 goals. That is why he is better than Messi, he does it at this level too.

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Post by DasNutNock » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:35 pm

3-1. He is an unbelievable footballer.

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Post by sussexhammer74 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:35 pm

Thought the keeper could have done better for Portugal 2nd goal.

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Post by Graza » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:36 pm

Believer wrote:Edmilson Fernandes has looked efficient since he came on - hasn’t given away one pass.

I’m convinced we will regret selling him. Hopefully we’ve included a sell on.
:thup: made a couple of decent tackles too

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Post by DasNutNock » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:37 pm

88 goals for his country. Plenty of players could only dream of scoring that many in their entire career.

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Post by S-H » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:38 pm

GOAT.

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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:41 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:Ronaldo is a freak of nature...

34 !!!!!!!!!
awful to quote yourself, and to be honest you don't have to be a rocket scientist (well unless you're working in rocket science) to see that...

worth the price of admission alone...

Switzerland weren't that bad, and as good as Shaqiri was today, he ain't Christian Ronaldo.

biggest difference.

now if only someone could learn how to keep him quiet from whistle to whistle.

they used to say of Michael Jordan "You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him."

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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:49 pm

Happyhammer52 wrote:That was good use of VAR. It was poor refereeing. Think the player tripped himself if anything.

I think a lot of people are still confused to how VAR actually works.
they are just reviewing the game, I must have been in the bathroom..

two truly shocking misses from the ref for red card issues. what happened to VAR in those cases ? one was Xhaka the other a Portuguese player couldn't see whom.

how the f**k IS VAR supposed to be used ?

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Post by DasNutNock » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:50 pm

Cuenca 'ammer wrote:how the f**k IS VAR supposed to be used ?
To give a discretionary advantage to the wealthy clubs. No-one seriously thinks its been introduced for any other reason, do they?

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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:56 pm

Dan

I could live with it, just about, if it were used for "clear and obvious" errors.

but it isn't. the ref should be allowed to stop the game if he gets a VAR buzz that a decision is being reviewed.

restart with a drop ball. that way we don't get today's debacle. pen not given, play not stopped. the whole length of the field goes on maybe 10-15 seconds, a clear penalty which the ref gives is awarded then taken away for a dubious at least, call the other end.

today wasn't even the PL so no call for the "advantaged" over the "disadvantaged"

there were two case when red cards could have been issued, the free kick from which Ronaldo scored was not even a free kick.

what an almighty c**k up for VAR to be displayed.

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Post by DasNutNock » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:57 pm

Check out the Beeb's highly prescient article here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48425011

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Post by Believer » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:01 pm

Graza wrote: :thup: made a couple of decent tackles too
Yeah. Obviously I’m no expert and I’m sure MP and Husillos know what they’re doing but part of me thinks that they’ve got targets in mind and in order to secure them they need to sacrifice certain players as the budget is too small.

It’s just disappointing to think we are interested in the likes of Delph for twice what we sold EF for and yet IMO Delph is now on a downward spiral whereas EF will continue to improve.

I know that Delph is a rumour and only that but sincerely hope that one youngster is replaced by another...

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Post by fjthegrey » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:23 pm

TheHandOfDog wrote:Silent for 42mins, then scores 2 goals. That is why he is better than Messi, he does it at this level too.
This level....

Did you look at the Swiss team?

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Post by DasNutNock » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:32 pm

They're 8th in the FIFA world rankings.

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Post by Cuenca 'ammer » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:38 am

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... tch-report" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


In the process, Ronaldo managed to make the evening feel as though it was entirely about him – which was some feat bearing in mind what happened early in the second half and the question it left about whether, in the short history of VAR, there had ever been a more bewildering sequence of events.

Initially the German referee, Felix Brych, had pointed to the spot, correctly, because of Fabian Schär upending Bernardo inside the six-yard area. Then the message flashed up that the officials wanted to check the slow-motion replays and, after staring into the VAR monitor for a couple of minute, the referee pointed to the spot again – this time, however, at the other end of the pitch.

Ronaldo had the ball in his hands at the time, waiting to take the penalty, but Brych had decided to penalise Nelson Semedo for an innocuous‑looking challenge on Steven Zuber in Switzerland’s previous attack. Ronaldo had to hand over the ball and watch, hands on hips, as Ricardo Rodríguez levelled the game from 12 yards. It was mystifying what infringement Brych had seen when, in reality, Zuber had tripped himself up. The referee had got it wrong, just as he did earlier in the match when Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes and the Swiss captain, Granit Xhaka, should have been sent off for a pair of wild challenges.

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Post by old fart » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:43 am

Nations League: England fans' behaviour 'an embarrassment' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48538731" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Oh dear

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Post by The Old Man of Storr » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:48 am

old fart wrote:Nations League: England fans' behaviour 'an embarrassment' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48538731" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Oh dear

Oh Dear indeed - are these idiots influenced by what's going on in European Politics I wonder .

Everything goes around in circles , I'm still waiting for flares to come back into fashion [ again ] .

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