And me. The way he celebrated against us for one.....
His career was over here after he was banned from all football after his adventures at the World Cup. Yes he celebrated a goal he scored. Imagine that. Fwiw, I don't think it was that special, and it was at their place. Plenty of players have treated us far worse, one of which features in the next quote.
When he thought he scored in this game, all he wanted to do was get the ball back to the halfway line. I don't understand the rush tbh. You're not going to save time by dragging the ball out of the net and running back to the halfway line. A game will only resume when it suits the ref not the players. It failed to pass the VAR check thankfully, and the game resumed with a free kick to us instead.
Now him I wouldn’t boo, loved him for us, I know he went to Chelsea, but I always had a soft spot for him.
He will claim that they won the European Cup the year after, so he was right to move on. And it would be hard to resist anyone else who bolted, if they had to work with Hodgson. But the thing is, he never gave Kenny a chance to turn things around. So our response to that is justifiable.
We’ve not scored many against 10 men this season, think only one and it was a penalty. Must have played against 10 men for more than 2 hours.
1. v Chelsea 1-1
2. v Leeds 3-0
3. v Atletico 3-2
Yeah giving himself too much air time not convinced that was a red.
His style along with Atletis antics was giving me a headache for 5 or 10 mins there so in the end the red card calmed everything down and stopped them even bothering to cheat their way to some points.
The red card squad got another to add to their collection. They were lucky only one was given. I thought it was a straight red before it was awarded to the thug. Take your pick from any or all of the below to cover it.
Tackle from behind
Doesn't win the ball
No attempt to play the ball
Endangering safety of player.
Disrespecting a match official.
4th awful tackle on Mane that half.
After the kick in the head dished out in the other game, that's 2 red cards for them in 2 games. By contrast, our last red card in the competition was in 2017.
I don't know how anyone admires that rugby side or who is in charge, but they do. He has never changed his ways, and they are the same rotten, sly, cynical bunch of thugs to face they always were. It was obvious Mane had to be subbed of course, that's the second time he's had to leave the field at half time against them in 2 years, for the exact same reason. They're an utter disgrace to the beautiful game. We'll let them bawl and brawl and boo and hack and hiss and whinge and whistle it out with the rest of the group, to see who trails in our wake for the right to face the likes of PSG and Juventus in the next round. I never want to face him or his gang of thugs home or away, ever again. Adios.
As for us, the result of the earlier game guaranteed us European football after Christmas. Now we're guaranteed to win the group with 2 games to spare, guaranteed the second leg at home in the next round, and hopefully a nice draw to help us reach the quarter finals. It's doing it the easy way, and it's an historic, unprecedented achievement for this club to wrap up a group this early in the competition, and it should be given all the credit it deserves.