The (Un) Official Football thread

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Black Wizard » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:43 am

It was definitely the best World Cup final I've ever seen.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:10 pm

Best tournament in my lifetime from start to finish.

To the surprise of many I actually wouldn't have minded England winning this. What's good for the English league system will inevitably be good for both Irish national teams, but also because it would've pissed off all the right people.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:15 pm

Wonder when VAR will introduced into the league? If refs are more willing to card players for dissent and surrounding them I can see it working well once it's bedded in.

So for all the talk of Klopp sticking by Karius it's come to nothing with them bringing in Allison. I can see why they did it but wow, going to be awhile before he can rebound from this.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Skippy » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:18 am

houston4044 wrote:So for all the talk of Klopp sticking by Karius it's come to nothing with them bringing in Allison. I can see why they did it but wow, going to be awhile before he can rebound from this.

Honestly think its the best thing for him. A year out on loan to some lower league/smaller foreign club would do him the world of good. Even just a bit of time out of the spotlight. Let him rebuild his confidence and eventually he might be a good keeper.
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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:49 pm

True, these things seem to go either way though. Given how much they've invested to replace him and the stage he made the mistakes on, I can't see him going back to LFC. Shame really, harsh to see someone's ruined by one game.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby gavdann » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:06 am

houston4044 wrote:True, these things seem to go either way though. Given how much they've invested to replace him and the stage he made the mistakes on, I can't see him going back to LFC. Shame really, harsh to see someone's ruined by one game.

Wasn't he suffering with a concussion though? If he's frozen out, this one has lawsuit written all over it.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:49 pm

gavdann wrote:
houston4044 wrote:True, these things seem to go either way though. Given how much they've invested to replace him and the stage he made the mistakes on, I can't see him going back to LFC. Shame really, harsh to see someone's ruined by one game.

Wasn't he suffering with a concussion though? If he's frozen out, this one has lawsuit written all over it.


Doubt that lawsuit would succeed; how do you prove it was due to the injury and not due to "tactics" or "loss of form" (when returned from injury)?

I'd imagine he'd probably want to leave for game time elsewhere than sit on the bench and be let go for a cut rate price as a win/win for both than a lawsuit.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:59 pm

So that Mourinho eh? What a guy...

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby Tet » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:47 am

Am I going to sink so low as to gloat over this? Why yes, I am.

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:36 pm

2018 really isn't the best year to be a goalkeeper it would seem

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Re: The (Un) Official Football thread

Postby houston4044 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:15 am

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46089205

So then, fitting tribute or devaluing an international match?