- Mar 7, 2015
Well yes? This is exactly my point?No, just free reign to kick and foul at will without any punishment.
So, there's that...
This. I guess Frank didn't feel threatened enough by Arsenal to attempt to influence the referees. Big mistake.Happy for Arsenal, a good trophy for them. And a nice bit of karma for Chelsea after fouling their way through the semi final against us.
We rarely did anything in the CL anyway. Yes we want to be in it, but at the end of the day I remember the trophies, not "we were in the CL that season".Enjoy the Europa league for the 4th season in a row playing a bunch of farmers
We rarely did anything in the CL anyway. Yes we want to be in it, but at the end of the day I remember the trophies, not "we were in the CL that season".
But yeah of course CL is important for the money and attracting players so there's that.
There are some top sides in the Europa by the way - Napoli, Villarreal, AC Milan, PSV, Roma etc.
Yeah, there wasn't a single incident but cumulatively it was worse in Semi finals. Chelsea made so many fouls and didn't get a single yellow which means your players didn't even have to worry about sending off. Played with same freedom and added protection from refs too to break every move by fouling.Well yes? This is exactly my point?
Dean was bad yes and Chelsea players should have gotten yellows. Overall though here's no incident you can point to in that semi that was flubbed by the ref that was nearly as impactful as the ludicrous red for Kovacic.
champion/ˈtʃampɪən/you can't be champions of a cup competition, if you ask me. never heard it before. and if Morgan thinks so, you have to question it!
That was belated karma for your systematic targeting of Hazard for years.Where were you lot with your 20 fouls without a card against us in the semis?
Arteta has basically put the handbrakes on them attack wise to achieve that though. The few times we've done the same (Liverpool in the cup, City home the main example's) we've looked quite good at the back on the night aswell.I can’t quite work out how Chelsea have had (relative) success this season. Their first eleven strikes me as being average across the board and their heralded youngsters (RLC, CHO, etc.) generally flatter to deceive.
People talk about Lampard having done a great job in the context of the transfer ban, but in the same breath it is pretty widely accepted that they have far more squad depth than United do – if that is the case, then their inability to bring new players in shouldn’t have been that damaging.
The reality is that Lampard sets his teams up to play expansively and he should be lauded for that, but he has displayed very little ability at Chelsea and Derby in respect of organising a defensive unit, and I think he’s going to need to purchase ready to go defenders who can do the marshalling themselves.
Compare with Arteta at Arsenal who has taken individually and collectively a worse back line and made structural and organisational improvements – that’s great coaching.
Haha. It was not for years. Only under Mou who knew how much of a threat Eden was considering he coached him. BTW loved that. Herrera on Eden was fun to watch as a United fanThat was belated karma for your systematic targeting of Hazard for years.
But in general though i do agree that referee incompetency does tend to even out for teams in the long run.