sparx99's latest activity

  • Rashford needs to be more direct. He seems to turn back and play a simple pass too often. He should be driving at the defender and beating them. He should be watching Mane and Salah or even Greenwood.
  • They only enforce the goalkeeper on the line rule if the team pen taker misses. I’m pretty sure Johnstone was off the line for the 2nd take as well but they let it go. I think they could make it fairer by saying it the pen taker has to run to...
  • They’ve really not thought through the rules. I do think that handballs need penalising as in that instance the West Brom player blocked our cross with his arm and it shouldn’t go unpunished but a pen is so harsh.
  • The simple solution is an indirect free kick if it is deemed an accidental handball. A penalty should only be given for intentional handball.
  • sparx99 replied to the thread Post match vs Everton.
    Great result today. However, it only matters if it’s the start of a solid run. We need to take maximum points in the league from now until we play City. West Brom (H) Southampton (A) West Ham (A)
  • sparx99 replied to the thread Everton vs Manchester United.
    would have helped to give him Sancho ahead of him.
  • sparx99 replied to the thread Everton vs Manchester United.
    defenders tend to stay in position rather than following the striker here there and everywhere. It’s clever from Calvert Lewin to pull onto Lindelof.
  • sparx99 replied to the thread Everton vs Manchester United.
    very unavoidable are pretty hard to avoid. Avoidable goals on the other hand...
  • sparx99 replied to the thread Everton vs Manchester United.
    I don’t think they are strict holding midfielders it’s just that Matic doesn’t have the legs and Pogba doesn’t have the work rate. They are both box to box and there to offer legs in the middle of the park.
  • sparx99 replied to the thread Next Manager.
    how so? It’s just the value of their contracts and they can’t be on huge deals.
  • sparx99 replied to the thread 2020 US Elections.
    We’ll never know but Bernie had a lot of crossover support with some factions Trump fans. Issues like NAFTA they had a similar position but very different rhetoric.
  • sparx99 replied to the thread Post match vs Arsenal.
    Yeah, I’m defending the system not Ole. We have played a variety of formations none of which are to blame for our poor results. The poor results are poor implementation of the systems and/or poor team selection within those systems. I just don’t...
  • sparx99 replied to the thread Post match vs Arsenal.
    When the diamond has been advocated most people wanted it to get Donny in the team.
  • sparx99 replied to the thread Post match vs Arsenal.
    He’s becoming a parody of himself. A lot of the early criticism around Pogba was harsh and unjustified but right now we are a much better team with him not in it. Everybody else tends to be switched on and while they may lack his ‘talent’ it...
  • sparx99 replied to the thread Post match vs Arsenal.
    In my mind the diamond was a good answer to Arsenals 3-4-3. In theory we had four midfielders up against their midfield two. We should have been dominating possession in the middle of the park. Instead, Fred, Pogba, Bruno and McTominay just gave...