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Greenlizard0 Weekend Football Thread ** spoilers ** [16th - 21st August 2019]

Discussion in 'The Football Stadium' started by Cosimo, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Rofflay

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    Because Alexis has us skint we only paid £48m frok the £550m debt and we have large outgoing payments on that in interest which in 2019 stood at $750m. Why else did we haggle and wait with Maguire or try to sell first? Because United are secretly skint!

    Alexis is holding up 500k a week in wages, They needed Lukaku and him gone early in the window to spend the money but the window shut so it screwed us we will be really lucky if we get 4th spot. As i predicted Arsenal did better than us this window why if it were not for Chelsea being so poor i would say forget about 4th.
     
  2. Shamikebab

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    You think a company whose finances are public are secretly skint?
     
  3. omnomnom

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    Agree, Daniel James should have walked for two blatant dives.
     
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  4. McBain

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    That yellow given to Wan Bissaka for the shoulder was absolutely criminal, the cheating from the Wolves players asking for it as well.... I don't like that.
     
  5. Marvt74

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    Yeah, that and the Martial offside were bad calls. I'm not sure if the Martial one was definitely on or not but feels like something which should've been allowed to play on and gone to VAR if needed.

    I didn't watch the first half so can't comment on the James dive. By all accounts is was right to book him though.
     
  6. McBain

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    I think there was two, although I missed the first one as that's why he was getting boo'ed? I saw the second one it was a bad dive.
     
  7. chroniclard

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    Chelsea are not poor though, few things not clicking is all, they played some excellent football the last few matches I have seen. Certainly better football than Utd, despite the scorelines in those matches. If, a big if, they can sort a few issues they will be challenging for top 4 imo.
     
  8. Shamikebab

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    I haven't seen a replay but seen people saying there was contact for the one he got a yellow for. First one definitely looked like a foul, but the ref was crap.
     
  9. r22snapper

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    If not that then the stamp on Jota's ankle when he was already on a yellow.
     
  10. Shamikebab

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    What stamp :confused:

    Seen the replay now, there was definitely contact. Just a clash of players as Moutinho runs across his path.
     
  11. manic111

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    Eh? He clearly went through him.

    In fairness I think he slipped but I've seen players booked or even straight redded for that in the past.
     
  12. Shamikebab

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    I can't remember this 'stamp'. Just searched and found nothing either, if you can share a clip then please do.
     
  13. BaZ87

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    I'm not sure you could call it a stamp but he caught the Wolves player, studs up, above the ankle. There wasn't enough force in it to be a straight red but could have easily been a 2nd yellow. It may have been the fact that it was only worthy of a yellow that saved him - VAR can't be used to issue yellow cards, so I assume that it can't be used for 2nd yellows either.