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    Andrei Kanchelskis
  • Birthday 20/03/1984

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  1. For what it’s worth, players in American football are constantly griping to the referees. They don’t do it as a collective unit but that has more to do with there being so many areas of focus on an American football field (the guy getting held on one side has no idea what’s going on across the field) and the continuous play clock (you simply don’t have the time to gather around an official). The coaches on the other hand are constantly screaming at the refs. Basketball and hockey are the same. In baseball you use replay a ton nowadays but it’s still pretty routine for a player to be ejec
  2. Chelsea were dominant in the 1st half. They do have a solid team though. With no Richie it’ll be a tough game.
  3. So you’re ok with the coaches “intimidating” the ref? This is an odd take in my opinion. Players arguing with the refs about anything and everything is synonymous with sport. When a player throws up his hand for a handball or for offsides they aren’t intimidating anyone they are trying to get an outcome for their team. Maybe I’m biased from living in America and watching the sports here for a lifetime but this does not seem noteworthy to me. I have a kuch greater problem with diving then I do someone claiming a throw in they might not have won or asking for a card to be issued.
  4. The next game at Anffield is gonna have some build up, particularly if we can stay up near the top of the league. I agree with the sentiment that we should always be classy in terms of injuries to opposing players. If we do not act any better then we aren’t any better.
  5. I think we’ve closed the gap a bit. All we can ask for really, progress.
  6. I think you can see a little bit of his attributes. Couple good blocks, willingness to play football and get up the field. Obviously about the hardest spot ever for a debut coming off the bench to play out of position vs Liverpool. Excited to see him develop over the next season or two
  7. So when the ref gets a decision wrong the players/coaches should not say a word and be about their business?
  8. Asking for a card? I suppose I get the sentiment though it happens in every sport by the players and the coaches. If your opponent is working the ref and you’re not you are at a disadvantage.
  9. The card stuff doesn’t bother me, personally as you want your guys putting pressure on the officials. The strolling about at times is not great but it’s sort of baked in with James. That’s the trade off for the moments of brilliance and he did have a couple of those even today.
  10. I actually counted 3 very good Pickford saves. On the Coleman bit I think it would have been pretty rough to start Godfrey out of position in a game like this if Séamus said he could give it a go. Tough call though
  11. He was annoyed Pickford kept booting it upfield rather than allowing us to play out from the back. Hard to say what Carlo’s instructions were without being in the room I guess.
  12. Straight red so yes as I understand it unless it’s rescinded which I doubt it will be. He did touch the ball first and pulled his foot back a bit but it was rash. Could cost us more points than that tie earned. Will miss Man U for game 3.
  13. It’s certainly true we haven’t seen much of him in blue. I’m basing it mostly on what I’ve seen of him before he’s arrived and the flashes he showed in our lineup. I don’t think Davies is good enough and I doubt we will want to pay the wages of an aging Delph for much longer if we have an alternative. For me the bar for Gbamin to clear is not particularly high. We shall see though, I’m sure it will take him awhile to get back up to speed.
  14. We look pretty impressive getting off the bus these days with guys like Doucoure, Mina, DCL, Gbamin, Godfrey, Nkounkou etc..
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