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  1. Ramrod

    Norwich vs Bournemouth match thread

    Does Godfrey now miss 3 games?
  2. Ramrod


    It was: 'Duda's, Duda's day! '
  3. Ramrod

    Norwich vs Bournemouth match thread

    The power of Nil. These tense scrappy games are hard to win. Just enjoy the day, forget the league.
  4. Ramrod

    Membership Scheme Revamped

    Away supporters should be assessed on their health and physicality in categories such as stamina and verbosity. They should also be mentally assessed for qualities such as natural stoicism. Only the most blindly loyal and vocal would qualify thus ensuring better support.
  5. Ramrod

    Delia simply never ever learns

    The joy is in winning the Championship which is a much better format than the EPL. The EPL is dire overall for most sides with sparse games at irregular times. And with VAR it is even less enjoyable for supporters. It is just about the money which you can spoon out to players and agents or invest in the estate of your Club. It's tough this season but imagine being a fan of Leeds, Forest, Sheff Wed etc etc.
  6. Ramrod

    Match thread v Man Utd.

    Apart from Max Aarons any of our players thinking they can play on this league for someone else need to realise they lack the all round game for this level. Moments of brilliance are great but you have to do all the other things around game management and solidity. Move to an EPL side and you'll end up 'doing a Murphy.' Career wise they'd be better off with another season in the Championship, hope to get promoted then look to step up.
  7. Ramrod

    Match thread v Man Utd.

    What exactly is wrong with Pukki?
  8. Ramrod

    Match thread v Man Utd.

    Hoping to get to half time only one down.
  9. Ramrod

    Match thread v Man Utd.

    This so far is one of those games where Kenny McLean vanishes. Put Amadou or Trybull on for him.
  10. Ramrod

    Poor loan signings again.

    Tettey is having a great season imho.
  11. Ramrod

    Poor loan signings again.

    Amadou has not been given a run in his proper position. He looks like a strong box to box player to me.
  12. Good points. VAR is intended to be used for 'clear and obvious errors.' Instead, it is becoming a forensic examination which takes minutes and stalls the game in multiple aspects. The pitch referee and assistant referees were always credited with only having one chance to make a decision in the heat of the moment. If it was an honest decision it should have been accepted whether right or occasionally wrong. Unfortunately, TV pundits, managers and players called on TV technology when it suited them and made fools of officials and so the officials wanted a level playing field, hence VAR. Lesson 1 is to be careful what you wish for and football has shot itself in the foot. The real victims are the people who actually attend the games. So, you are a VAR referee. You know your decision will be scrutinised and this time using the same platform. You cannot say you only had one look, it is robotic and dehumanising. And so you will analyse fully because an error is impossible to excuse. But the yardstick should be 'clear and obvious' and this should mean you are allowed to accept error because there is no forensic analysis, just a brief assessment for a real clanger. But if a VAR ref does this in a league lead by huge sums of money, sponsorship and online betting he or she will be held up as knowingly letting an error go. We then arrive back at the same place which is an honest decision. Football has brought VAR on itself. Respect referees and go back to the instant judgement. Players invariably know whether or not they are offside etc. In the case of Pukki's goal the ball was in the air so long he deserved any instinctive consideration, the defenders had all the time they needed, Pukki's skill won and that is the essence of the game. VAR has made a rod for official's backs in a nuanced game.
  13. Ramrod

    Ricardo's report v Palace

    It is the hope that ultimately kills you. I'm just enjoying it game by game now with no expectation of staying up. Remember Fulham away?
  14. Fans should take whistles to games and collectively blow them during the drawn out VAR examinations. I have to admit I always thought, clearly wrongly, that offsides were judged on a players torso not shoulder or foot. Surely those chest things which constantly send data could instantly tell a computer whether one was ahead of the other?