Jump to content

Official Premier League Discussion Thread


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 24.1k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Re: Premiership 2010/2011 Disscussion Hi Premiership, We're loaning you Swanseajack for a year. Look after him well. Just entertain him. He often fails to make sense and likes to talk a lot, but I'm

Re: Official Premier League Discussion Thread Wow what an unbelievable cup upset today seeing Liverpool turn over the Worldwide Super Heavyweights of Crystal Palace.... Went into the game today with

Re: Premier League Discussion Thread So, how did clubs do in the window as a whole? Arsenal Finally sold off a lot of deadwood like Denilson, Arshavin and Squillaci. Not sure Flamini has the qualit

Re: Premiership 2010/2011 Disscussion

I agree to a certain extent' date=' but Motson used the phrase "entitled to go down" which I think would be a really bad route to go down. There's minimal contact all the time in the box, slightly tugging the players shirt etc, and we shouldn't be giving the attacker the right to go down if he feels any contact. That would just encourage diving, and players would be throwing themselves down at every given opportunity.[/quote']

As opposed to what most players do now? :D

I take your point completely, ideologically players would stay on their feet unless unable to do so but I really do think we're approaching or perhaps even past the point of no return. There is very little incentive not to dive given that footballers know full well that a dangled leg in their box is an invitation that an opposition striker will more than likely accept to go down, so doing likewise is merely making sure you keep on an even keel and don't hand the other team an advantage. Unfortunately the players aren't suddenly going to go on a crusade to stop it, the managers certainly aren't going to collective condemn it (at least not privately, they may give vague public statements when a dive hampers their side but that is as much as you'll get the majority of the time) and dare I say that the governing bodies have far more important issues to trouble themselves with to spend time eradicating diving.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Premiership 2010/2011 Disscussion

di matteo sacked - must be summat going on behind the scenes as it cant be solely down to the results

Baffled. You normally hear whispers but this is completely out of the blue. It's the sort of sacking that annoys me because on the surface it appears as though he was expected to get a result at City to keep his job, which is just bizarre. Interesting to see if anything happened in the aftermath of an underwhelming January, apparently RDM was very down about the clubs dallying costing them Carew.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Premiership 2010/2011 Disscussion

On gardening leave' date=' I suppose thats just another way of saying it.

My guess would be Alan Irvine.[/quote']

I wish I could shrug this off as on paper it should be ridiculous.

Unfortunately it has some logic to it. If we were to go down that route I might eat my season ticket.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Premiership 2010/2011 Disscussion

On gardening leave' date=' I suppose thats just another way of saying it.

My guess would be Alan Irvine.[/quote']

Roko, believe me, you do not want Alan Irvine. Unless you want somebody who spends their whole time studying the opposition instead of spending time on the training field figuring how you are going to keep and work possession, then you're in for another stint in the Championship.

Roko' date=' just be glad Gary Megson is back in work. I can see Sam Allardyce getting the job anyway.[/quote']

Thanks Liam, for that reminder. :(

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Premiership 2010/2011 Disscussion

Roko' date=' just be glad Gary Megson is back in work. I can see Sam Allardyce getting the job anyway.[/quote']

Wouldn't be surprised if the chairman has a voodoo doll of him somewhere anyway, given the state of their relationship. But you're right, you can never be too careful. :D

Allardyce with this bunch of players would be a sight, he'd have Abou Meite playing up front within a week. I suspect we'll go the cheap option as per, McInnes, Hughton or Appleton.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Premiership 2010/2011 Disscussion

Chris Hughton? He tried to play football with Newcastle and would suit WBA; at least more so than the available long ball merchants.

Silly decision to sack Di Matteo though.

Wouldn't be surprised as he'd come cheap and that's probably #1 on the club's list of priorities. As well as he did at Newcastle I'd be underwhelmed, once you've sacked RDM in this situation you really have to push the boat out and get somebody deemed as 'better'. Unless it's a Martin Jol or Roy Hodgson I suspect the club will receive a backlash of sorts. It won't be anybody that high profile or experienced though so fun times ahoy.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Premiership 2010/2011 Disscussion

Wouldn't be surprised as he'd come cheap and that's probably #1 on the club's list of priorities. As well as he did at Newcastle I'd be underwhelmed' date=' once you've sacked RDM in this situation you really have to push the boat out and get somebody deemed as 'better'. Unless it's a Martin Jol or Roy Hodgson I suspect the club will receive a backlash of sorts. It won't be anybody that high profile or experienced though so fun times ahoy.[/quote']

I have a feeling you will go for Gus Poyet.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest JackWWFC

Re: Premiership 2010/2011 Disscussion

He's mates with a certain (very) recently unemployed Italian apparently. Can't see it happening for that reason.

Edit: Sean O'Driscoll's another solid bet.

He's a Wolves fan so I doubt it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Re: Premiership 2010/2011 Disscussion

He's a Wolves fan so I doubt it.

Can't see it a making a difference, you tend to find a lot professionals lose any real partisanship when they start making a living from the game. I'd suggest he probably wouldn't turn down the chance to make a pretty substantial step forward career-wise because he used to sit in the South Bank 30 years ago.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...