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  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,072
    Pross said:

    Watching MOTD this morning and one of the teams had a free kick just outside the box. The defending team set up their wall but then had a player lying on the floor behind the wall facing goal. I've never seen it before but assume it is to protect from the shot that goes under the wall when they jump. Is this a new thing or have I somehow missed it previously?

    It was done last season. Hadn't seen it before then.
  • morstarmorstar Posts: 4,663

    Pross said:

    Watching MOTD this morning and one of the teams had a free kick just outside the box. The defending team set up their wall but then had a player lying on the floor behind the wall facing goal. I've never seen it before but assume it is to protect from the shot that goes under the wall when they jump. Is this a new thing or have I somehow missed it previously?

    It was done last season. Hadn't seen it before then.
    I saw it a few times at the euros which is the first time I saw it.
    It’s a reasonably common (yet rather dangerous) thing that defensive players do in ice hockey when short handed.
    It’s not a static play like a football free kick but the attacking team can use their extra player to manufacture a free shot from the blue line. The defensive player will throw themselves on the ice in front of the player about to take a shot.
    Don’t know if that had any influence on its adoption in football.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    It's been a thing for at least 4 or 5 seasons. Steven Gerrard slid one under the wall for liverpool a few years back and after that teams often had a player lying down on free kicks against Liverpool after that.
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    So Spurs did ok today in the post-Kane era and Man city didn't benefit from his presence either.

    Maybe Spurs should just keep him on the bench all season?
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,785
    Pross said:

    Watching MOTD this morning and one of the teams had a free kick just outside the box. The defending team set up their wall but then had a player lying on the floor behind the wall facing goal. I've never seen it before but assume it is to protect from the shot that goes under the wall when they jump. Is this a new thing or have I somehow missed it previously?

    Saw it at the euros a few times. Makes sense.
  • focuszing723focuszing723 Posts: 2,557


    I thought this was a good watch and laugh.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Just saw this.
    Not heard of this chap, but ex France footballer Jean-Pierre Adams, just died after 39 years in a coma following a botched operation.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58463792

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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    A carbon net zero football games including fans?
    Likelihood of achievement?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58463458
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    pblakeney said:

    A carbon net zero football games including fans?
    Likelihood of achievement?

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58463458

    Forest Green Rovers have been carbon neutral for 3 years. Different scale of support though obviously.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    "Fans will be urged to travel to the stadium via bicycle or public transport and eat only vegan food when Spurs host Chelsea in the Premier League on 19 September."

    Can't see it happening.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,622
    pblakeney said:

    "Fans will be urged to travel to the stadium via bicycle or public transport and eat only vegan food when Spurs host Chelsea in the Premier League on 19 September."

    Can't see it happening.

    They're not going to cycle but I guess public transport gives a London derby better chance of success than most other events of that size.
  • JezyboyJezyboy Posts: 1,004
    The new Newcastle owners seem nice.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Jezyboy said:

    The new Newcastle owners seem nice.

    Splendid chaps and very spendy/generous with our excellent defence industry.
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156

    Pross said:

    Watching MOTD this morning and one of the teams had a free kick just outside the box. The defending team set up their wall but then had a player lying on the floor behind the wall facing goal. I've never seen it before but assume it is to protect from the shot that goes under the wall when they jump. Is this a new thing or have I somehow missed it previously?

    Saw it at the euros a few times. Makes sense.
    bizarrely, Messi fulfills this role when required.

    its probably more to do with him 4'6 rather than his lying on the ground abilities though...
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    elbowloh said:

    Jezyboy said:

    The new Newcastle owners seem nice.

    Splendid chaps and very spendy/generous with our excellent defence industry.
    yup.

    the FA seemed to have forgotten about this very quickly however I suppose its what happens when you're as squeaky clean lovely as the Saudis...

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/uk/2004/oct/05/saudiarabia.armstrade
  • masjermasjer Posts: 267
    MattFalle said:

    elbowloh said:

    Jezyboy said:

    The new Newcastle owners seem nice.

    Splendid chaps and very spendy/generous with our excellent defence industry.
    yup.

    the FA seemed to have forgotten about this very quickly however I suppose its what happens when you're as squeaky clean lovely as the Saudis...

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/uk/2004/oct/05/saudiarabia.armstrade
    Yet again, proof money trumps morality
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,381 Lives Here
    All those toon fans celebrating.

    Honestly, football fans.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Its great how the PIF is completely independent of the rulers even though the Crown Prince chairs it and another government minister is on the board.

    Completely above board.
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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,982

    All those toon fans celebrating.

    Honestly, football fans.

    A lot to do with the end of the Ashley times.
    Plus prospect of money, money, money, money, money....
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    masjer said:

    MattFalle said:

    elbowloh said:

    Jezyboy said:

    The new Newcastle owners seem nice.

    Splendid chaps and very spendy/generous with our excellent defence industry.
    yup.

    the FA seemed to have forgotten about this very quickly however I suppose its what happens when you're as squeaky clean lovely as the Saudis...

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/uk/2004/oct/05/saudiarabia.armstrade
    Yet again, proof money trumps morality
    at the top of the tree, Tory govt then Tory govt now.

    corruption don't go far from the gravy train.

    #fucktheTories
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    orraloon said:

    All those toon fans celebrating.

    Honestly, football fans.

    A lot to do with the end of the Ashley times.
    Plus prospect of money, money, money, money, money....
    Won't be celebrating much a few years down the line when Amanda and the slum landlords start taking their full dividends .....
  • masjermasjer Posts: 267
    What's black and white and red all over?..........................
  • JezyboyJezyboy Posts: 1,004
    elbowloh said:

    Jezyboy said:

    The new Newcastle owners seem nice.

    Splendid chaps and very spendy/generous with our excellent defence industry.
    I do wonder whether the defence industry should be held to a higher standard. Directing the outrage (faux or otherwise) towards the board of a company making bank selling to a murderous regime, rather than some football fans would seem more fair.

  • surrey_commutersurrey_commuter Posts: 14,603
    MattFalle said:

    orraloon said:

    All those toon fans celebrating.

    Honestly, football fans.

    A lot to do with the end of the Ashley times.
    Plus prospect of money, money, money, money, money....
    Won't be celebrating much a few years down the line when Amanda and the slum landlords start taking their full dividends .....
    Methinks you don’t understand the purpose of their investment
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Jezyboy said:

    elbowloh said:

    Jezyboy said:

    The new Newcastle owners seem nice.

    Splendid chaps and very spendy/generous with our excellent defence industry.
    I do wonder whether the defence industry should be held to a higher standard. Directing the outrage (faux or otherwise) towards the board of a company making bank selling to a murderous regime, rather than some football fans would seem more fair.

    There wouldn't be a defence industry in this country if they didn't sell to ne'er-do-wells
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  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156

    MattFalle said:

    orraloon said:

    All those toon fans celebrating.

    Honestly, football fans.

    A lot to do with the end of the Ashley times.
    Plus prospect of money, money, money, money, money....
    Won't be celebrating much a few years down the line when Amanda and the slum landlords start taking their full dividends .....
    Methinks you don’t understand the purpose of their investment
    MF thpught it wpuld have been obvious to all that the Saudis and Amanda and the slum landlords are all in it for different reasons.

    #methinks
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,825
    There's also the risk that Newcastle might become a good team again...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,156
    Nah.

    Its not teally started off very well tbh - looking for a new manager. squillions to spend on wages, players, training grounds, etc and they get.......



    ........ Frankie L.

    Its not really Pep is it?
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,819
    MattFalle said:

    Nah.

    Its not teally started off very well tbh - looking for a new manager. squillions to spend on wages, players, training grounds, etc and they get.......



    ........ Frankie L.

    Its not really Pep is it?

    I predict he is an interim manager just for this season.
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