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  1. Serie A Thread 17/18

    His dad was a decent player, played for Parma and La Viola back in the 90s. He was very good against Bologna in the derby dell'Appennino. He's pretty much nailed down a place this season.
  2. VAR - yes or no?

    Ridiculous that it hasn't been implemented already. The technology is there - use it. People are angry because it cost us a goal. That's human nature, but that doesn't make it rational. Technology by its nature can give a more accurate result than one set of eyes observing something once. If you refer something to technology that can tell if something is an inch offside, then it's offside. No point having the tech if you don't use it, and no point implementing something with that ability and then complaining that it's too accurate.
  3. Romelu Lukaku 2017/18

    He was very good yesterday, and took both goals really well. The ultimate flat track bully, though. His stats are padded by FA Cup goals against Huddersfield (17th), Yeovil (League Two), and Derby (Championship), and in the CL against Basel and CSKA Moscow. His league record is actually pretty underwhelming: 12 goals (7th, behind Kane, Salah, Aguero, Sterling, Vardy, and Firmino), having played more minutes than anyone above him except Vardy, who has played 14 minutes more and scored one more goal. His minutes per goal is pretty poor (188): about half as good as Kane (97), Salah (93), or Aguero (85). Quite a bit worse than Sterling (128) too. In fact, it's worse than any other centre forward who has scored 7 or more goals, except Lacazette (202). Rooney (164) and Glenn Murray (185) have been more efficient. Even Martial (164) and Lingard (183) have a better rate in our squad, despite not playing up top. Hazard has played 644 fewer minutes, and scored 1 less goal. Morata has played 700 fewer minutes (nearly 8 full games), and scored only 2 less goals. 0 goals against the top 6 sides. In fact, the highest placed team he's scored against is Everton, in 9th. He also has 1 against Bournemouth, in 10th. That means that 83% of his goals have come against sides in the bottom half of the table. He has 2 against Stoke, 1 against Southampton, and 1 against West Brom, so a third of his goals have come against sides currently in the relegation zone. Three teams (Palace, Swansea, and Huddersfield), are only one point ahead of 18th placed Southampton, and he has a goal against each of them, accounting for more than half of his total.
  4. FAC - 5th Round - Huddersfield vs Man Utd

    The whole point of VAR is to catch things the officials didn't see though, isn't it?
  5. FAC - 5th Round - Huddersfield vs Man Utd

    Nonono, you don't understand. The whole point is to remove doubt, unless it happens to us, in which case we should doubt it again.
  6. FAC - 5th Round - Huddersfield vs Man Utd

    My blood pressure is high enough at the moment.
  7. FAC - 5th Round - Huddersfield vs Man Utd

    'We have this technology that is able to remove all doubt from decisions' 'We should get the benefit of the doubt' FFS
  8. FAC - 5th Round - Huddersfield vs Man Utd

    Mata and Lukaku are the only players who haven't been embarassingly bad.
  9. FAC - 5th Round - Huddersfield vs Man Utd

    Arsenal played better against us than Huddersfield are now, yet we apparently dominated that match.
  10. FAC - 5th Round - Huddersfield vs Man Utd

    No BT, I don't want to watch a replay of Tom Ince having a shot off target.
  11. FAC - 5th Round - Huddersfield vs Man Utd

    Who put that delicious ball into him, out of interest?
  12. Paul Pogba 2017/18

    'The one player in my squad who can only play in a midfield three is injured, and I've been playing a 4231 all season. Three in the middle it is, then'
  13. Paul Pogba 2017/18

    I've never heard of this Hamilton guy, and based on his picture I'm going to assume he's the result of some failed attempt to clone Matic.
  14. Europa League 17/18

    They put out a weakened team, but Leipzig were very good. We'll see how the return leg goes, but another performance like that and they'll have to be taken pretty seriously. Atletico definite favourites, Arsenal are more than capable of beating any other team though, if they could actually be arsed.