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Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 03 Jan 2017, 4:13pm
by laxman
http://www.stockportcounty.com/news/art ... 85247.aspx

Might not look particularly interesting, but we have signed Jah Wobble's son!

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 03 Jan 2017, 6:37pm
by revbob
I was at a friends place yesterday and they were watching "highlights" of I believe Sunday's Premier League matches. Certainly a better way to watch soccer. The funny thing though was when they showed the highlights of a 0-0 game.

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 04 Jan 2017, 2:45am
by Marky Dread
revbob wrote:I was at a friends place yesterday and they were watching "highlights" of I believe Sunday's Premier League matches. Certainly a better way to watch soccer. The funny thing though was when they showed the highlights of a 0-0 game.
Football is full of incidents like poor referee decisions, injuries, managers losing the plot etc. Sometimes the score can be secondary.

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 04 Jan 2017, 6:44am
by Silent Majority
laxman wrote:http://www.stockportcounty.com/news/art ... 85247.aspx

Might not look particularly interesting, but we have signed Jah Wobble's son!
Hah nice

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 19 Jan 2017, 10:10pm
by 101Walterton
I'm not a big fan of changing the rules (laws in football) of sports unless there is a problem.
Looking at Van Basten's proposals just wondered what others thought?

Offside. Don't think it should be scrapped however I do think a few changes would make a big improvement in the 'modern' game as opposed to how the game was when the laws were made. I would make the offside line midway from the half way line to the goal line. That would stretch the teams and allow 25% more room on the pitch to play.
I would also scrap offside from free kicks (as per throw ins) which could speed up counter attack play and would also get rid of some of the wrestling that goes on along the offside line waiting for the free kick to come into the box.

Rolling subs. Some good and bad points to this. Major issue of players being used when not fit would be a problem. The more I think about it the less I like it from a tactical point of view.

Orange cards (sin bin), no. Not a fan of yellow cards in rugby as it gives the ref a cop out of giving a red card. If it is a red card offence send him off and if it isn't don't. Too many fouls is a yellow card not 10 minutes in a sin bin during which the players team shut up shop and waste time until he comes back on again (as per rugby).

Straight to penalties instead of extra time. Can see merit for midweek EFL cup or minor competitions but a World cup knock out game? No.

8 Seconds run up instead of penalties. Didn't they try that in US years ago? Obviously didn't work then.

4 quarters instead of 2 halves. Why?????

Limit on number of games a player can play. That is up to the club surely, as every player is different and no 2 games are the same.

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 03 Apr 2017, 3:08pm
by 101Walterton
The fact that Sunderland didn't sack him on the spot is an even bigger crime!!!!

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 03 Apr 2017, 3:42pm
by Heston
101Walterton wrote:
03 Apr 2017, 3:08pm
The fact that Sunderland didn't sack him on the spot is an even bigger crime!!!!
Totally. No place for shit like that in modern society.

Even more embarrassing in the wake of the Adam Johnson debacle.

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 17 May 2017, 5:14pm
by Heston
I hope everyone is rooting for South Shields in this Sunday's FA Vase. The place is gonna be like a ghost town, 12,000 heading down to Wembley apparently.

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 17 May 2017, 5:18pm
by Marky Dread
Heston wrote:
17 May 2017, 5:14pm
I hope everyone is rooting for South Shields in this Sunday's FA Vase. The place is gonna be like a ghost town, 12,000 heading down to Wembley apparently.


...best of luck mate.

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 17 May 2017, 8:18pm
by 101Walterton
Heston wrote:
17 May 2017, 5:14pm
I hope everyone is rooting for South Shields in this Sunday's FA Vase. The place is gonna be like a ghost town, 12,000 heading down to Wembley apparently.
What's that lump under the carpet?
Oh it's Sunderland AFC
😊

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 24 May 2017, 4:42pm
by tepista

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 24 May 2017, 4:55pm
by Heston
tepista wrote:
24 May 2017, 4:42pm
:lol: :lol:

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 24 May 2017, 5:12pm
by threecoffins
Heston wrote:
24 May 2017, 4:55pm
tepista wrote:
24 May 2017, 4:42pm
:lol: :lol:
Haha! Just imagining the TV director waiting for just the right moment to pull up the graphic... annnnnnd release.

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 16 Jul 2017, 7:54am
by pachyderm
Wednesday fan here.

Any idea who the boys like?

Re: Association Football Thread

Posted: 16 Jul 2017, 1:10pm
by Marky Dread
pachyderm wrote:
16 Jul 2017, 7:54am
Wednesday fan here.

Any idea who the boys like?
I take it you mean The Clash if so Mick is a QPR fan and Joe a Chelsea fan.

http://8by8mag.com/the-clash/