Which in a way is OK - cause we seem to enjoy the Warm Weather trips - its the month after we get back is iffy for usGood enough, but left some money on the table. The return leg won't be a warm weather training junket.
Plus side is that Robertson is back, and we are starting to get real minutes from Keita and Origi.
I agree with you 100%. If he wasn´t being pulled back he would have got to the ball first. Should have been a free kick to LFC.He was being pulled back, so his attempt to win the ball was pulled short. No idea how it could possibly be a red card.
It just goes to show how many different perspectives there are about each of our performances. All the starting eleven bar Trent and Mo received at least one MOTM vote. Varying opinions on the Mo incident. Some posters saying we were in control and played within ourselves. Others saying Porto were unlucky not to get something from the game.
FWIW, from my vantage point in U8 of the main stand, I would go with those who thought we were in control. I’ve seen criticism of Lovren and Virg, but I thought that neither of them put a foot wrong. My take on it is that we won it in the first half and the second half was about managing the game. I gave Hendo MOTM not just for his performance but also his all round Captaincy. He never stopped encouraging and urging those around him on to greater effort. He spent a large portion of the game in the ref’s ear. As to the ref, I thought he was decent. Unlike most refs that we get for European ties he wasn’t afraid to let strong challenges go. He let them go for both sides as well, so there was no hint of bias. I wonder how Our away leg against PSG would have played out with him in charge?
Anyway, a good win with a clean sheet (we haven’t had many of them lately. Two days extra rest than Chelsea will have before Sunday’s game. Bring it on.
The problem is not with VAR but with the rules themselves and the fact that they are too often left open to interpretation so different refs will have different interpretation of the same rule so will call things differently.Salah a very lucky boy. Straight red no question. However Manes goal should have stood. How can you review that and say hes offside? Hes not, so if you can't see that then VAR can't work.
Fair enough, haven't seen any OTT stuff about Henderson myself.Agree with SBYM, there are haters as Hendo has been an easy target for quite a few posters to feel included by slating him every chance they get.
Who are the haters? People who might not have him in their first 11? Ergo, people who dont have Milner in their team should be branded Milner haters, and so on. Hendo was unfortunate in that he was compared to Gerrard, and that was never going to be favourable for him. If we are all being honest, we all want him to be the best. But he isnt our best DM, thats Fabinho. He isnt our best AM? Ox maybe?Ps. Hendo...
My brother...My captain...My king...
themthe haters eat (humble) cakepie!!!
I think what saved him was the defender didn't even register that he got hit, so obviously it wasn't nearly as bad as it looked. Had he trown a tantrum and start screaming and rolling around I'm sure Mo would have got a red but he seemed unfazed by it and just played on. Fair play to that dude for not playactSalah a very lucky boy. Straight red no question. However Manes goal should have stood. How can you review that and say hes offside? Hes not, so if you can't see that then VAR can't work.