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  1. TheDrowningMan

    Chelsea (A) Premier League - 22-9-19

    Hahahahahaha Although if I may delve into the fantastical and invoke the possibility of anything more than a very comfortable Manchester City win, I can’t imagine what the game might do to our blue friends. Who would they blame? Win, lose or draw...is it Silva's fault for getting demolished / turning up and getting something against the odds, or does the blame fall squarely on the shoulders of Liverpool for putting them in such an impossible position?
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    Chelsea (A) Premier League - 22-9-19

    Watford showed today how the vast majority of teams will roll over for Man City within seconds of the kick-off, and that has probably put enough fear into the rest of the league that their next five games are essentially won already. Depending on our own results over the next month and a half, our game against them at Anfield could determine whether or not they effectively wrap up the title before Christmas, so with that in mind, Chelsea aren’t a high enough calibre of opponent to drop points against at this stage if we're to have a realistic hope of overhauling them.
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    Other Football - 2019/20

    Game well and truly over.
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    Chelsea (A) Premier League - 22-9-19

    It’ll be a tough game. Anything less than a win and the media will be awash with talk of a mini-crisis.
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    VAR shit show 19/20

    As it stands, it promotes and encourages diving and so forth. Makes it a true art form - if you hone your ability to simulate convincingly, not even a second official has the power to overrule your ill-gotten gains. I maintain that VAR is a good idea in principle, but the “clear and obvious error” aspect needs to be tossed out. In a moment of controversy, the replay-equipped video ref should be king. If a decision is wrong, it’s wrong.
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    Napoli (A) Champions League 17/9/19. 20:00

    The problem with VAR is that the notion of a “clear and obvious error” is based on the entirely subjective notion of it being an error based on what the referee sees in real-time. Essentially, it doesn’t discourage diving and might actually encourage it - it brings greater prominence to the dubious art of deceiving the referee and arguably makes it more of a skill to aspire to. Perform convincingly and VAR cannot overturn it.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    I wish I could go back in time to the start of the season and tell Everton fans that they’d be only three points behind Manchester City after five games. Just to get their hopes up.
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    *Shakes head* Everton again.

    To listen to some of the reactions after the win against winless-Wolves, you’d think they had made some big breakthrough from which they were poised to kick on and challenge in a way they haven’t in decades.
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    Other Football - 2019/20

    I’m in agreement with Nigel's belief that a change is due. It’s time to dispose of Guardiola’s service and install in his place a City legend. Kompany could be the man.
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    Other Football - 2019/20

    That'll do. Shocked.
  11. TheDrowningMan

    Other Football - 2019/20

    That guarantees at least a point, and I suspect they’ll get three. There'll be more than enough stoppage time.
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    Other Football - 2019/20

    They won’t lose, but if they do, I expect him to flounce in and say they’re out of the title race, even though everyone knows their resources make them favourites until they’re 20-plus points behind.
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    Other Football - 2019/20

    I still think City should be considered prohibitive favourites to win this game. Norwich don’t quite have zero chance, but it’s not far away.
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    Other Football - 2019/20

    Game over.
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