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      Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace: In game and Post Match discussion

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      Re: Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #275: Sep 20, 2021 03:54:59 pm
      Article in The Athletic says referees are working on applying a lighter touch when it comes to fouls whistled. Mentioned that two of our opponents from Saturday: Diving Zaha and his friend, Diving Ayew, were third and sixth in the league last season in times fouled per 90 minutes.

      I'm not sure how different things are this season, but those two were moaning basically beginning to end.

      I'm good with fewer stoppages of play, but I don't want skill players and quality football to be negated through backstreet football tactics.

      Are you all noticing any difference so far this season in how matches are refereed?
      Personally I've enjoyed seeing refs let more of the softer fouls go, as it has allowed for momentum to stay alive in games more instead of having the game stop constantly over the tiniest incidents. I generally like when referees are as uninvolved in deciding the outcome of a game, and so typically the less calls they make the better the game will flow. That said, the key with this approach is that refs need to use cards to keep teams honest if they're abusing the leeway, and the jury is still out on their ability to do that consistently.

      In the Palace game I thought Milner was a beneficiary of the new approach, and may have picked up a booking had the game been reffed like last year. He played a fair game though based on this seasons rules.

      Henderson on a yellow was also slightly fortunate to not get a 2nd booking for that professional pullback outside the Palace box. Not saying that it was a definite yellow, but he was fortunate. It was one of those where he probably would have gotten booked if he hadn't already have received a yellow earlier.

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      Re: Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #276: Sep 20, 2021 03:57:16 pm
      Henderson on a yellow was also slightly fortunate to not get a 2nd booking for that professional pullback outside the Palace box. Not saying that it was a definite yellow, but he was fortunate. It was one of those where he probably would have gotten booked if he hadn't already have received a yellow earlier.

      The booking Hendo got was for that pull back as Zaha was breaking, if he'd done it a 2nd time he'd have been walking.
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      Re: Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #277: Sep 20, 2021 04:38:30 pm
      The booking Hendo got was for that pull back as Zaha was breaking, if he'd done it a 2nd time he'd have been walking.
      Henderson did get booked for pulling Zaha back in the middle of the park and in the first half.

      The incident I am referring to came much later than that, around the 70-75th minute iirc.
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      Re: Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace: In game and Post Match discussion
      Reply #278: Sep 24, 2021 01:03:00 pm
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      Enjoyed that. Not a pushover opponent but won with a solid performance.

      Virgil is still rounding into top form. Doesn't seem to have reached the same level yet in terms of aerial work. It should come.

      I haven't noticed any drop off in his form. It feels like he was never away.

      Congratulations to VVD on his 76th win in 100 league games, a win rate of 76% with him  in the side. Congratulations to Mane on joining the 100 goal club. And congratulations to the players who have played every league game so far, and have therefore qualified for a league winners medal, in the event we win it.

      With the win in the bag, I got distracted by updates from the story developing at City. So distracted that I missed the goal by Naby to wrap it up. Seems like he was shocked by it as well. So we got the job done, went back to the top of the league, and restored the 3 point gap to City. So if they lose their next two, and we win our next two, even the most dismissive bookie and pundit will have to take our title challenge seriously.



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