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Von Krolock

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Sorry mate  - couldn't give a f*** about Merseyside footie antagonism.
 

 
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Von Krolock

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Why now ? he has been there quite a while .
It's almost irrelevant.
Rangers's goal is to beat Celtic   - and vice versa - and that is all that matters.
The  Old Firm is a splendid showcase of Scottish pride.
The Mersey derby is like a gentlemen's game  in comparison - like most other lilly-livered good- natured  Englishness.....
 

 
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It's almost irrelevant.
Rangers's goal is to beat Celtic   - and vice versa - and that is all that matters.
The  Old Firm is a splendid showcase of Scottish pride.
The Mersey derby is like a gentlemen's game  in comparison - like most other lilly-livered good- natured  Englishness.....
 
Nope still do not get it . Minor league game between two teams in the same city , just like the Derby .

 

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The Mersey derby is like a gentlemen's game  in comparison
Jordan Pickford and Richarlison beg to differ , I'll excuse Pickford because he's a goalie and as horrendous as it was goalies can be brutal when it comes to tackling . Richarlison is a hot head and is a red card waiting to happen in every game , he'll learn the hard way .

 

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Well quite a game yesterday with goals lots of action and talking points to keep even the laziest media person happy . Fingers crossed that Virgil will not be crocked for too long seems he is seeing a Specialist today so with any luck we will have the worst of it either later today or tomorrow. If we get away with a month out then that will be a result .

As normal not the best football on show but some quality did break out from time to time . Excellent goal by Calvert Llewin a header of real quality . Mo showed that when you have real quality you do not have to think just let your muscles and mind react a worthy finish for his 100th Liverpool goal .

I am like I think many mystified why no action was taken against Pickford and that he did not seem in any way regretful for the damage he had inflicted on another professional . No words of any sort of apology seem to be forth coming so presume he feels that sort of tackle is acceptable . Just hope he has the same reaction if someone does the same to him as that at least would be consistent .

The offside goal is a complete mystery to me I have looked at the picture and still see it as level at worst but looks more like on side than offside . Yes I know I am a Liverpool fan and so considered biased , but my Wife Linda is an Evertonian and even admitted that it does look to be onside . So many people have said the same from all different support that I think I am justified in saying I am just not convinced that VAR is working on this as it should .

Still nothing will be changed and it has now passed by , on to Ajax next Wednesday and the rest of the season I am hoping we can get things moving in a more positive direction soon .

 

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No words of any sort of apology seem to be forth coming so presume he feels that sort of tackle is acceptable
If you watch it again Andrew Pickford approaches Van Dyke who looks like he says "go away" , Pickford realises it's best if he does as Van Dyke looks pretty angry . I'm expecting Pickford to get a ban .

Offsides these days are no longer a grey area it might look on or off but with their laser beam lines it's yes or no and we have to accept it .

 
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If you watch it again Andrew Pickford approaches Van Dyke who looks like he says "go away" , Pickford realises it's best if he does as Van Dyke looks pretty angry . I'm expecting Pickford to get a ban .

Offsides these days are no longer a grey area it might look on or off but with their laser beam lines it's yes or no and we have to accept it .
Pickford should have been sent off, how did the ref miss that and why didn’t VAR pick it up?

They could do like in the cricket, have a margin, not sure how accurate it is anyway. 

 

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Pickford should have been sent off, how did the ref miss that and why didn’t VAR pick it up?
Nobody knows , obvious sending off , once the offside was given the incident was brushed under the carpet .

 

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Nobody knows , obvious sending off , once the offside was given the incident was brushed under the carpet .
Seems so but dangerous play should not be. In rugby they often bring incidents to the refs attention he has not seen. Of all the sports football seems to have the worst problems with technology. 

 

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Seems so but dangerous play should not be. In rugby they often bring incidents to the refs attention he has not seen. 
I'm sure VAR is only used for  offside , goal scoring and penalty decisions , the ref was no where near the incident and there were plenty of bodies in front , maybe in future the ref will be alerted to other incidents on the field but I don't think football or the fans could cope with stop/starting the game .

 

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I'm sure VAR is only used for  offside , goal scoring and penalty decisions , the ref was no where near the incident and there were plenty of bodies in front , maybe in future the ref will be alerted to other incidents on the field but I don't think football or the fans could cope with stop/starting the game .
Well it would have been a penalty decision if it was not ruled offside. I thought the ref was fairly close, I thought a lineman would have also seen it. I’ve got rid of the recording now. On match of the day they said he should been asked to review on the screen. Football does seem very slow to adopt technology, took ages to bring in goal line technology even though it’s so simple compared to cricket which has used technology for quite a long time.

 

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As has been said it is quite possible to punish dangerous play after the whistle as Richarlison was punished in the game after the whistle. VAR is supposed to look at obvious errors in major incidents including possible Red Card's and they are supposed to ask the referee to review the incident and then it is his decision . As Virgil was on the floor getting treament and the game was stopped it would not have held the game up . As @Bazzerhas already said after the offside it just seems to have been swept under the carpet .

While I can understand that it would not be the best idea to bother Virgil as he knows that something is badly wrong and is feeling angry at the time the deafening silence from the club and the player is not very nice . I know it could be just mouthing what the media wants to hear but it would be just good manners and a show of some form of humanity to say sorry , or then again maybe I am just getting old and this sort of good manners just does not exist anymore . Probably to do with how my parents brought me up but I was always taught to own up and say sorry when I had made a mistake and i still do it today .

 
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any of the big 4 or 5 teams
Hard to decide who they are anymore , most money , most fans , most league wins . The big five traditionally were Everton , Liverpool , Man Utd , Arsenal and Spurs , those days have gone , when the Prem took off and the big overseas money came in Chelsea , Man City came to the fore , Everton most definitely missed the boat and Liverpool to some extent got caught out until John Henry stepped in , today with all clubs paying big money and big salaries there is a lot of chopping and changing .

 

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