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  1. Creative Midfielder

    VAR...again

    I'm not so sure, the caption seems definite that the check is for handball. Some have suggested it was for a possible Cantwell handball but nobody knows, so again we're back to the question of what was the 'clear and obvious error' that prompted the check - did the Bournemouth players even appeal for a Cantwell handball or a Pukki offside - I don't think so!! The ref and linesmen didn't see handball or offside either, so why did VAR spend 2 or 3 minutes looking??
  2. Creative Midfielder

    VAR...again

    Agree with pretty much all of that, although I think VAR has so totally lost credibility that the only viable option is to scrap it. I've always assumed that the Premier League is responsible but then we've also had the utter farce that VAR was also used in some FA Cup games but not in others. So I think your summary of 'incompetence bordering on rank stupidity' is spot on. I think the idea that it needs time to bed in is farcical - managers, players, pundits, fans and more importantly IFAB have all told the Premier League that they have got it completely wrong and they've taken no notice whatsoever. Frankly they don't give a toss as long as the cash keeps rolling in and that is the only thing that will change anything - if the fans decide it isn't worth paying through the nose to watch this cr@p any more then we might get our game back.
  3. Creative Midfielder

    VAR...again

    Maybe not but the question still arises as to why VAR spent at least two minutes looking at it before they called the ref over. What were they doing and why?? Surely if we are aiming to eliminate clear and obvious mistakes, which I agree we should, then unless VAR can tell the ref within 20-30 seconds that he should take another look then it isn't clear and obvious and the decision of the ref who was on the spot and saw it in real time should stand.
  4. Creative Midfielder

    VAR...again

    I've come to hate VAR as well (though originally thought it would be good) and I would be far less kind than you about today's decisions - in both cases the time taken was absolutely ridiculous and I think this all relates to the 'clear and obvious errors' point. There certainly wasn't a clear and obvious error for the penalty/red card - the decision was obviously right so it didn't need VARing at all, and even if they were checking for the shot on target that was obvious from the first replay. The handball produced a slight deflection away from the goal and the ball hit the post!! What on earth were they doing for the rest of the time it took to reach a decision?? I don't care what the authorities say they are not trying to just fix 'obvious' errors, there is something else going on. Godfrey foul much the same - I don't think there would have been any real argument had the ref brandished a red card immediately but as so often in football there is no consistency and players do often get away with a yellow for those types of challenge (even if they shouldn't). The ref was in a good position, had a good view, and choose yellow. He didn't let it go, he didn't just award a foul and he made presumably a borderline decision that it wasn't quite bad enough for a red. So I don't see a clear and obvious error either, and presumably neither did the VAR official because once again it took ages - 'clear and obvious' surely mean it has to be ........obvious! Certainly an improvement that the ref had a look at the screen but as far as I could see he still didn't take the decision - he appeared to go back onto the pitch and wait for the decision to be relayed to him. Could be wrong about that but there was certainly a further delay after he viewed the screen so I suspect he was overridden by the VAR official. Either way, its ruining game on a consistent basis.
  5. Creative Midfielder

    The Brexit Thread

    I don't know why you think we're miserable, we've had long enough after all to absorb the absurd position the country finds itself in. And they say its the hope that kills you, which actually has some truth in it. Now there is no hope of reaching a sensible conclusion to Brexit we can focus on simply mocking the stupidity of the people who voted for it and the utter incompetence of those actually implementing it. Personally I'm finding quite relaxing compared to the chaos and corruption in the UK for the last four years, and we know we still have year to effect an escape from the UK with many of our rights intact (although we don't still don't know whether the liar is going to shaft us over pensions which is a concern).
  6. Creative Midfielder

    The Brexit Thread

    Yep, didn't realise that the Withdrawal Agreement also meant the ending of the EU weather quotas but it seems that we have taken back control of the great British wind and rain, but of course we've lost EU27 sunshine quota in the process. Damn fine negotiator that Boris the liar. Still he may have got us a really cr@p deal but at least he's delivered one part of it a fortnight early
  7. Creative Midfielder

    The Brexit Thread

    Precisely what I was saying to you - one tiny bit of good news amongst a lot of bad news doesn't mean things are going well. The trend is very clear and it's not what your highly selective reporting is trying to suggest but if it comforts you whilst you're waiting for the unicorns to be delivered then of course keep us entertained in your own inimitable style
  8. Creative Midfielder

    The Brexit Thread

    That may well be a tiny piece of good news but as you well know 100m euros is a tiny investment compared to what car manufacturers regularly make to fund new models, never mind totally new technologies and its pretty clear that in the UK's largest manufacturing sector the overall trend is very much for jobs to be moved out of the UK rather than created in the UK.
  9. Creative Midfielder

    The Brexit Thread

    Another Brexity area getting what they voted for. Sadly all too predictable - it has been pointed out many times before that most of the people who will suffer most from Brexit are in Brexit voting areas. People have said for a long time that turkeys don't vote for Christmas but seems like Brexit has proved that they sometimes do.
  10. Creative Midfielder

    The Brexit Thread

    At least they have the satisfaction of getting what they voted for. I don't know if my impression is wrong but nevertheless it seems to me that since Brexit became all but certain at the end of this month the Remainers have been fairly calm (although resigned to it might be better way of putting it) wheareas the Leavers who you'd expect to be pretty chipper are still getting angrier and more miserable about the whole thing. Can't really work out why unless they're finally beginning to realise how flakey the Liar and his government really are.
  11. Creative Midfielder

    The Brexit Thread

    And ignores the fact that it was incompetence on the part of the UK police that put our and other EU citizens' security at risk. The EU has systems to ensure that freedom of movement doesn't make life simpler for criminals to move around and leave the local police in the dark - the other 27 all manage to operate the system effectively why, once again, is the UK so inept as to be the exception. This isn't the fault of the EU or freedom of movement, it is the fact that the UK is incompetently governed and run by UK institutions - in this particular case the police. The same police (and the same Home Office) that apparently are unable to distinguish between XR protesters and terrorists, or coloured people who are British citizens and those that aren't - so no real surprise to find out that they've f*cked up yet again.
  12. Creative Midfielder

    The Brexit Thread

    Indeed, very cheaply and very plastic but par for the course for the bunch of w@nkers that now comprise Her Majesty's Government.
  13. Creative Midfielder

    The Brexit Thread

    I don't think even that is true, I can only think of one poster on here who insisted that it wouldn't happen.
  14. Creative Midfielder

    The Brexit Thread

    @SwindonCanary, you were complaining not long ago about all the stick you get and you do get a lot. But this is a perfect example (although there are many, many others) of just why people give you stick - that statement is totally untrue. You clearly don't enjoy being called a liar, yet you continually post ridiculous and/or outrageous lies - you only have yourself to blame.
  15. Definitely not by the fans, they lent the money in the first place but have been repaid handsomely so have made money out of it. Not by Premier TV money either, though that obviously helps, but the club clearly had a commitment to pay the bonds and the interest on them whether we got promoted or not - that we did get promoted was just a bonus, for the club and the fans.
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