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  1. Yeah I have to say if you like things stirred up a bit the first third or so of the season this year has been a lot of fun. It's one of those times when about all you can do is sit back, think"I know nothing", enjoy and, in my case, be thankful I don't gamble. With the exception of VAR and the lamentable absence of Cardiff City it's been a pretty good season.
  2. Kind of scratching my head trying to figure out who got the short end of the stick here. On the one hand MU scratched out a point which going in would be seen as a good result. OTOH Liverpool salvaging a point that late seems like a bit of a confidence boost for them. Got to think about this one a bit.
  3. That may well prove to be a very important goal; psychologicaly if nothing else.
  4. Watching the pregame and the various commentators opining on the state of MU and the constant references to Sir Alex Ferguson. If I heard his name once I heard it fifty times - and I mean that literally. I was suddenly struck by the thought that if MU doesn't excise that man's shadow he could end up costing them as many titles as he won for them. Now clearly that's over the top and I don't mean that literally but I think it contains a grain of truth. To quote "The Wire" - "Yeah, now, well, the thing about the old days: they the old days." There seems to be this almost mystified confusion that players and managers don't become brilliant just by signing with them. Now as much as I kind of enjoy watching Man U being disorganized and confused I'm pretty sure it's not great for the game or the league that a club of that stature is an ongoing soap opera/freak show. It's also aesthetically distasteful to see resources squandered in such a fashion; there is just something fundamentally distasteful about it. It was fun to watch an almost comic book villain like Jose Mourinho melt down last year but enough is enough.
  5. Not referencing this incident in particular but it's my view that managers and white players should be the ones taking the initiative to complain and if necessary walk off. Yeah sure this could get a bit tricky depending on who the captain is but generally speaking I think it's a bit unfair to put the burden of this on players of color. No player should be in the position of having to decide between being abused and potentially forfeiting a game.
  6. It's a long season so you have to pace yourself.
  7. I think Zaha deserved a little something there but an outstanding save.
  8. Uh.... wow. Very fine team goal there no doubt... but you have to be kidding me.
  9. Should hit the eject button instead.
  10. FWIW... https://www.theguardian.com/football/audio/2019/oct/16/after-the-racism-in-bulgaria-where-do-we-go-from-here-football-weekly-special-podcast?CMP=share_btn_tw
  11. Imagine making a lucrative career of not playing football. I mean you have to respect the hustle if nothing else.
  12. That was a interesting article and the point was raised again in the Guardian football pod. It's a pretty good analogy really.
  13. That was a total sh*t show and worse we all knew it was going to happen. Sooner or later they are going to have call a game over this type of thing and IMO they missed a chance to make a point here.