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  1. Brings in to doubt the ability of the VAR reviewers. As I've asked before are they experienced refs or techies
  2. davieG

    Brazil v Costa Rica match thread

    ...and the simulations
  3. davieG

    Brazil v Costa Rica match thread

    He was touched by the player which happens all the time it's whether the hands on was sufficient to push him over which determines it and it clearly wasn't sufficient.
  4. davieG

    VAR yes or no ..... Discuss

    Which is why I questioned whether they were experienced refs or techies who know how to run the system
  5. davieG

    VAR yes or no ..... Discuss

    In this incident the problem was as a result of the ref only viewing one viewing angle replay in his rush to get the game restarted
  6. 22 June 2018 GMT: 12:48 Foxes are new profit champions as Premier League smashes earnings record 22nd June 2018 By David Owen June 22 – This week’s belated publication of Crystal Palace’s accounts means that Insideworldfootball’s 2016-17 Premier League of Profits listing can at last be unveiled. The main point to retain is the mammoth £570 million-plus aggregate pre-tax profit generated by the 20 clubs who played in English football’s top tier in Chelsea’s most recent title season. As predicted by this website as long ago as last November, this smashed the previous record set in 2013-14. The main explanation for this stellar performance was the large increase in the value of the league’s media rights for the 2016-19 cycle. With the 2019-22 TV auction set seemingly to generate a significantly smaller revenue jump for clubs, even if the value of the league’s foreign rights is expected to show significant growth, this record total may well remain the financial pinnacle for some time to come – unless that is clubs can exercise a measure of cost control that has hitherto eluded them. The table once again shows a degree of correlation between financial and footballing failure and success. Leicester City’s remarkable performance in topping this profits table, after two consecutive years in fourth place, is the legacy of their earnings from the Champions League, which were made possible by the club’s utterly gobsmacking achievement in winning the 2015-16 Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri. The only loss-making club in this table, Sunderland, will actually start 2018-19 in English football’s third tier after ending up rock bottom of last season’s Championship. There was also consistency at the top end of the profits table, with three of the prior season’s top four – Leicester, Spurs and Manchester United – comprising the top three this time. The only one of the leading quartet from 2015-16 to see a relative slide in their profits performance was Manchester City, deservedly crowned Premier League champions last month, who managed only a tiny pre-tax profit in 2016-17, leaving them trailing all bar the bedraggled Black Cats. Six of the bottom eight clubs in the 2016-17 Premier League ended up similarly in the bottom eight of this new profits table, with Hull City and buoyant Burnley the exceptions. While the match between on-field and financial performance was less pronounced at the top end of the table, three of the top six were also in the top six for profits. http://www.insideworldfootball.com
  7. davieG

    VAR yes or no ..... Discuss

    This, There's really no point in having all these cameras and viewing angles if the ref makes his decision after viewing just one of them as we have seen all in the interest of not slowing the game down. There's plenty of time wasted already with long drawn out set ups for free kicks, players and refs prevent quick free kicks, players staying on the pitch when injured even rolling back on etc. I know that's not justification for VAR to take a long time but let's get the rest of the game in order and use the saved time to take a considered view with the VAR evidence because if we're going to have it let's do it properly. Maybe VAR should be coupled with a proper match time clock which everyone can see.
  8. davieG

    Ex-Leicester City player news

    Maybe should join forces with Muzzy and Walsh's academy.
  9. davieG

    V9 Academy

    St Mirren manager Alan Stubbs makes first two signings with the help of England & Leicester striker Jamie Vardy By Darren Johnstone - June 21, 2018 061 St Mirren manager Alan Stubbs has made Josh Heaton and Cody Cooke his first two signings – with the help of England striker Jamie Vardy. Stubbs watched Darlington defender Heaton and Truro City striker Cooke in a showcase game hosted by the V9 Academy, an initiative that is the brainchild of Leicester marksman Vardy. The pair were were among 42 non-league players invited on to the programme and played in front of scouts and managers at Manchester City’s Etihad Campus earlier this month. The Buddies have paid National League North side Darlington what the Paisley outfit have described ‘as the largest fee Saints have paid for a player in around 25 years’ to recruit Heaton, 21, on a three-year deal. Heaton said: “I can’t wait to get going. “The thought of playing against the big teams and striving to be the best and play first team football was something that brought me here. “Every time I step on that park I want to win. I want to keep a clean sheet and I want our strikers to score as many goals as possible. I want to win games and I want to win trophies.” Saints manager Stubbs said: “I’m absolutely delighted. “It’s a sign of intent and I’d like to thank the board for putting their trust in me. “You only have to look at the clubs who were wanting to get Josh and to have got him it’s quite a coup.” Cooke joins on a two-year deal from Truro having netted 13 goals for the National League South side last season as the part-timers reached the play-offs and the FA Cup first round for the first time in their history. The 25-year-old was also invited to take part in the V9 Academy showcase programme. Cooke said: ‘I’m over the moon. It’s a huge opportunity and football is all about opportunities – I want to grab this one with both hands. “I’m delighted to be here. To get a call from Alan was something that I was just delighted about. I feel ready for the test and it should be an exciting one.”
  10. davieG

    Stadium Expansion - at last !

    It's happened before but no matter bigger sections would be a start.
  11. I reckon the Argentina coach has done more km than his players
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    2018/19 U23s, Development, U19s etc

    Thought he looked like one of the more promising ones but he wouldn't have stood much chance of getting a game. Hope he gets plenty at Bradford.
  13. I don't think that was a foul both players were flying at it and off the ground just because someone got injured doesn't mean the other player is guilty.
  14. Sometimes we have a shit commentator Sometimes we don't Mostly we do. But then what's on the pitch ain't much better