Had those VAR decision go against us.
They are ridiculous if they need that level of analysis. Should have been a goal for them.
No it shouldn't. It was shown to be offside and even though it took a minute or two, he was caught. That deals with that.
When these incidents happen though, I usually switch over to our station's audio commentary, rather than watch the opposition celebrating. It's astonishing really how clueless our match commentator is when it comes to dealing with VAR incidents. I know he's watching the "live" coverage on a delay, but he just hasn't a clue what's going on. So he starts inventing things and rehashing the usual conspiracies about VAR, not actually watching what the ref is doing. So much so that his co commentator for away games, (in this case Whelan) often has to tell him what the final decision is before he announces it to everyone else.
It’s not about FSG being stingy bas**rds, or there are no funds available for new faces, it’s about signing players who fit into a system that suits the parameters Jürgen wants, that’s Micheal Edwards job, to find the players suitable to fit the criteria both in fitness, adaptability, longevity, and quality, it’s that simple, signing just anyone for the sake of it is detrimental to how things work, what happens to this ‘fill in’ player once Virgil, Joe & Joel comes back in, Nat & Rhys are our back up’s, Nat was said to be surplus, on his way out, we do not need another who will be in a similar situation. Y N W A
Once VVD and the rest return, the stopgap goes back where he came from. Last year, the mancs got Ighalo in. 12 months later, his stint there is over and he has gone back to China.
We really are struggling for bodies now. We're now left with Phillips, Williams, and Koumetio. City is next week, Leipzig the week after. We need someone in, just as cover if nothing else. He doesn't need to be VVD standard, just someone capable of standing up for 6 months at the back and kick the ball away from our own goal will do. Now, where's Conor Masterson when we need him?
Amazing how much better the mood is following a performance like that. The result is important of course, but this match we looked so much more like ourselves.
I went with Bobby as MOTM because more than anyone, he reminded me of how he played when we at our best. Sadio a close 2nd, he was so active, even when some of the chances in the 1st half didn't come off. Mo somewhat behind them but still dangerous and unfairly denied a goal.
The decision was correct, so no complaints.
I don't think it was a great performance, at least in the first half, where we were lucky to catch an opponent offside early on, but long balls over the top and counter attacks had to be defended time and again.
Then we scored, the game changed and we took over from there. It's the first time we've had 6 straight wins against Spurs in the top division, and it would be 7 if we had VAR to overturn those penalties given against us in 2018. But better late than never.
For now, the bleeding has stopped, and the recovery has started. The World Champions are back in business.