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  1. Maybe, maybe. Whether it is incompetence or conspiracy, the outcome is ultimately the same. There is no transparency or accountability in VAR decisions and when you are following a team that has a shot, their one shot quite likely, in years to actually achieve something in the game and you see a penalty given one day for something and the same thing dismissed for your team the next or you see VAR rolling back the tape 3 mins to find something, anything, to disallow a goal, you really start to wonder. There is no consistency, there is no transparency, and that is what VAR was supposed to bring.
  2. If you follow a top side, you won't ever see it, I'm afraid. Just how it is.
  3. At some point Lukaku might actually get a part of his body on a ball that is played to him, stranger things have happened.
  4. How have they disallowed that spurs goal, fucking hell? Silva should have a second yellow for diving.
  5. The thing is VAR is supposed to stop all the arguments but it doesn't does it, it just shifts the focus. If we are going to have the controversy anyway, we might as well at least be able to celebrate the goals in the moment. In our heads, VAR would be used to stop absolute howlers. In practice, no one can agree what constitutes a "howler" and the rules of the sport become a science rather than something that will always be open to interpetation.
  6. We had one like that on Craig Dawson earlier in the season, nothing doing. VAR is used to cement the top 6, you can always find a reason to disallow a goal or give a penalty if you run it back or slow it down enough. Certain teams are allowed to do well and certain teams aren't. A Leicester City winning the league will never be allowed again. Stage managed bullshit.
  7. If this is a penalty, it is pure bullshit.
  8. What? You can't be offside if the ball is played backwards to you, no.
  9. Because the ball wasn't passed to him and he didn't touch it?
  10. Caught up with Back Page's Wii draft, how did Matthew fuck that so badly haha? Personally, I think you definitely need a couple of heart picks for these things, but also you can overthink the "oh but there is a better version of this iconic game on a more recent system, so I will leave it out" cos I just don't think punters assess these consoles in that way.
  11. Fortunately my wife already knows I'm a fucking dork.
  12. Strong team that considering Arsenal allegedly couldn't put one out on Sunday
  13. Oxenfree This is a bad, bad game, even for the 89p I paid for it in the eShop. It does look nice, but the acting, the dialogue, the absurd length of the loading screens (apparently not a Switch specific thing but common to other versions as well) just killed it. Surprised as I was under the impression it was quite well rated.
  14. It is an absolute fucking nonsense and it is obvious some teams could take advantage. Most obviously if you have key players out for AFCON or you are desperate to strengthen in the transfer window, it makes total sense to try to push fixtures back to when those signings/players are available. Now it is impossible to say whether that is happening or not but that is mainly down to the lack of transparency. I'd love to know for example what the definition of an "injury" is and how that is demonstrated to and verified by the Premier League.
  15. Honestly I hate those confected ragers on Sky Sports, they are fun for a minute or two, but then they get pointless and embarrassing quite quickly. That Souness and Carragher blow up was a prime example, just incredibly awkward and weird television. If as a fan you genuinely feel that level of aggression and emotion after a negative result, you need to step away and reflect on your relationship with the game, but the way that Sky Sports present it as if this is a usual and typical way to react to sport, is incredibly unhealthy imo.
  16. Bloodborne Dark Souls Zelda: BotW Animal Crossing: New Horizons Dragon Quest XI
  17. Listen now you can argue with Rangnick's methods, but you can't argue with his 2011 DFB-Pokal winners medal.
  18. ChewMagma

    The Man Utd Thread

    Edit: shit wrong thread.
  19. I don't have any notable gaming achievements really, I'm a bang average gamer for the most part, but one that I enjoy remembering, I was round a friend's for an NYE get together and early in the evening we decided to do a pass-the-controller-when-you-die session of Bloodborne - I started and did not have to pass the controller until I died to Vicar Amelia, which I guess took about an hour or so. Not that impressive but I was several beers in when we started. Following year we tried to do it again with Dark Souls but embarrassingly couldn't get past the first boss lmao.
  20. I loved this but I was really not very good at it.
  21. One thing, which maybe applies to all teams, but which you really notice with your own club (in my case West Ham) is how many basic stats about your team that comms gets slightly or wholly wrong or mixed up. I don't know if that is because West Ham have historically not had the same attention as bigger clubs or if they are bullshitting across the board because I don't care or know enough to recognise when stats for other teams are incorrect but it really sticks out for your own team and makes you wonder what else they are getting totally wrong.
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