The Footie Thread

adam6177

Journeyman Pro
Joined
Jun 26, 2013
Messages
2,980
team wastes time with fake injuries and general slowing down the game had me raging in the 2nd half! 🤬🤬
This moan isn't directed at arsenal, but what you said here is something I've noticed in games recently.

Players are now wise to the fact that if they go down holding their head, then the game will get stopped pretty much instantly. Quite often is when their team are under the cosh and they need a breather.

I know Southampton were recently pulled up on something similar that allowed the manager to have a quick pep talk with them.
 

Stuart_C

Loud & Wide
Joined
Nov 18, 2008
Messages
12,219
Location
Liverpool*
This moan isn't directed at arsenal, but what you said here is something I've noticed in games recently.

Players are now wise to the fact that if they go down holding their head, then the game will get stopped pretty much instantly. Quite often is when their team are under the cosh and they need a breather.

I know Southampton were recently pulled up on something similar that allowed the manager to have a quick pep talk with them.
It's upto the ref's to be stronger and remember those who waste time doing it.
I laughed when Milner done it yesterday though.
 

fundy

Ryder Cup Winner
Joined
Aug 6, 2010
Messages
25,175
Location
Herts/Beds border
That’s how I saw it, not a foul but not a booking for diving. But Mike Dean is useless so would expect nothing less.
Also didn’t realise how much I really really hate Arteta, the way he prances up and down the line waving his arms about and the way his team wastes time with fake injuries and general slowing down the game had me raging in the 2nd half! 🤬🤬

youre not alone!!!!

didnt see the 2nd half but hearing we were a tad fortunate to nick the win. hope the team selection doesnt backfire on Moyes on Thursday
 

pauljames87

Journeyman Pro
Joined
Apr 1, 2016
Messages
13,618
Location
Havering
youre not alone!!!!

didnt see the 2nd half but hearing we were a tad fortunate to nick the win. hope the team selection doesnt backfire on Moyes on Thursday
I think he played it well

Gave zouma a chance to get some match fitness as he been out

Dawson was suspended so rested

Antonio had 60 mins rest

Coufal played well so is staking a claim for the game

Soucek had a 70 min rest

Should be able to put our best team out Thursday and go for it
 

fundy

Ryder Cup Winner
Joined
Aug 6, 2010
Messages
25,175
Location
Herts/Beds border
I think he played it well

Gave zouma a chance to get some match fitness as he been out

Dawson was suspended so rested

Antonio had 60 mins rest

Coufal played well so is staking a claim for the game

Soucek had a 70 min rest

Should be able to put our best team out Thursday and go for it

fair enough

If that had been arsenal id have wanted the kids out there, rice, bowen etc shouldve been wrapped in cotton wool. Thurday is your biggest game for decades i wouldnt have wanted my matchwinners risking injury
 

Fade and Die

Medal Winner
Joined
Apr 12, 2014
Messages
2,938
Location
Hornchurch
youre not alone!!!!

didnt see the 2nd half but hearing we were a tad fortunate to nick the win. hope the team selection doesnt backfire on Moyes on Thursday
I’m afraid due to Moyes inability to strengthen the squad in January and his unwillingness to try the younger players (we are 2nd in the U23 league so surely one or two are worth a try?) he has rather run his 13 regulars into the ground. We are running on empty… Whilst it’s been a good season I think I will reflect on it as being an opportunity missed.
 

fundy

Ryder Cup Winner
Joined
Aug 6, 2010
Messages
25,175
Location
Herts/Beds border
I’m afraid due to Moyes inability to strengthen the squad in January and his unwillingness to try the younger players (we are 2nd in the U23 league so surely one or two are worth a try?) he has rather run his 13 regulars into the ground. We are running on empty… Whilst it’s been a good season I think I will reflect on it as being an opportunity missed.

funnily enough, weve taken pretty much the same approach, and it feels bad enough, but that must surely be magnified with the chance you have to win in europe
 

Jimaroid

Journeyman Pro
Joined
May 15, 2014
Messages
3,227
Location
Fife
He should have left it to the stewards but I'm pretty sure he threw it into a corner where there are no spectators.
Yep, I've no idea where he threw it but another example of his questionable judgment. Love his passion but he's such a liability. We need him available and on the pitch don't we? He drives me mad but what is football without characters like him.
 

Lord Tyrion

Money List Winner
Joined
Sep 9, 2014
Messages
21,960
Location
Northumberland
Yep, I've no idea where he threw it but another example of his questionable judgment. Love his passion but he's such a liability. We need him available and on the pitch don't we? He drives me mad but what is football without characters like him.
I'd sell him in a flash in the summer. We can make better use of the money. If he could help keep us up, that would be a good leaving present 😁.

I think we are wasting him, playing him through the middle. Play him out on the left, he impacts much more out there. He is usually anonymous through the middle. (I accept yesterday was different as we needed to neutralise Reece James and that would not be best use of him)
 
Joined
Jul 31, 2015
Messages
2,050
On Sunday, Newcastle United Ladies played at St. James' Park for the very first time.

The team is in the 4th tier of the ladies footballing pyramid.

The average ladies attendance in the 1st tier of ladies football is around 2,000.

The attendance yesterday at St. James' was 22,134.
 
Top