West Ham (A) Post Match Thread

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  1. Vic

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    I don't disagree with the last line but no referee who knew his stuff took a bit of notice of the daylight nonsense.

    The Guardian yesterday said of the disallowed goal, "Hear that hissing sound? It's the sound of the spirit going out of the game".
     
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  2. SilverFox2

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    Regarding our fouls and his tactical comments he forgets that fouls against us are always given but fouls on us are allowed simply because how else will they get the ball.?
    The refs simply make allowances for our opponents frustrations but expect letter of the law from us.
     
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  3. Grassland Blue

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    Just goes to show that an "EXPERT" is really an
    "EX SPURT" would be nearer the mark...
     
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  4. Stevieatlasblue

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    It's been noted. I was screaming for him to get back onside. Fantastic goal from him.
     
  5. They definitely used to allow players to be close to a 'daylight' situation in those days, with the whole body being offside, often still allowed, whether refs were taking notice or not.

    And the whole idea of course was to avoid disallowing goals & encourage attacking.

    And also of course the sides with the most talent, will be the ones who are intricate enough to time runs to such perfection, that a centimetre can come into it.

    So it won't do us any favours unless they decide to fudge it in favour of attackers, without telling anyone.
     
  6. Bozo

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    Great win, looked a little rusty at times but still ruthless. VAR took a huge part of enjoyment away from the game, though. Early days, but it's a killer.
     
  7. Izzwhiz

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    I think Rodri is gonna be brilliant for us. Yes I know he nearly fucked up. But look at it this way he would watch that and thought that’s not gonna happen again. So get a few kinks knocked out of his premier league system. Future captain. He’s articulate and he did give my granddaughter a shirt at the meet and greet at the City Store so I’m a instant fan.
     
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  8. OB1

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    Whether City's fouls are tactical or not, the fact is that only Liverpool conceded (very slightly) less fouls per game than City last season.

    Quite a lot of City's fouls are not even deliberate. City clearly aim to stop their opponents build counter attacks and make challenges without worrying too much about whether they concede a foul or not in positions that aren't dangerous. My issue with them is that they concede too many fouls that are definitely not tactical in areas that are dangerous.

    The whole tactical foul accusation is a bit overblown because people are struggling to find sticks to beat City with.
     
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  9. W11Nchenko

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    aleks zinchenko. he wins when he plays.
    i like pellers. but someone needs to remind him that we finished 2nd in the fair play league last season, and committed joint 3rd fewest fouls (tied with those dirty bastards, bournemouth).

    honestly, you'd think other teams weren't allowed to commit fouls in the opposition half, like we have an unfair advantage or something.

    he's just in a grump because he knows it's an extremely effective tactic. the sole reason teams don't employ it against us is because we pass the ball so well they can't get near us. so for pellers, noddy et al to act like they're taking some kind of moral high ground is quite astonishingly ridiculous.
     
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  10. Most of our fouls were not even defensive, they were when we were pressing WH & they were struggling.
     

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