I think Koulibaly is a very good central defender. Nowhere near the level or class of VVD, but still very good.I keep seeing Koulibaly "shut down" our front line, I ask this genuinely, do people really believe that? And do people really think he's "one of the best defenders in the world" on par with Virgil? I couldn't disagree more. That is Youtube scouting at it's finest. One of the most overrated players in all of world football.
Our forwards made that big lump look good. More a case of giveaways than him doing anything special. Kalidou Koulibaly is living on a reputation forged a long time ago. Not even remotely the same player he once was, he is an average defender. Good at home on that shit surface when the game is slow and static and an average defender on the road. And that's to say nothing of his beautiful own goal a few weeks ago v Juve. Imagine the uproar if Virg ever put the ball in the back of his own net.
Reminds me of my early days with a computer at Uni. I wrote an essay and lost it because I didn't save my work. I almost threw the thing out the window.
Matip would confirm the “horrible” characterization after having suffered that late cheap shot from Koulibaly in our second group game against them last season.I think Koulibaly is a very good central defender. Nowhere near the level or class of VVD, but still very good.
We have three of the best strikers in the world, and I would imagine that if you asked them what it's like to play against Koulibaly, they would say to a man, "Horrible." Or words to that effect.
I haven't seen an awful lot of him, but he's physical, in your face, riding the edge of what's legal and illegal in terms of the rough stuff - but that's not his problem, it's up to the refs to sort that out.
Not as good on the ball as our man, and nowhere near as silky or classy.
But for his type - horrible big bugger to play against - he's up there with the best central defenders in the world for me.
VAR For me should be about protecting the integrity of the game by getting decisions right and if referees get a decision wrong then to overturn that decision.Is the referee missing a dive not ‘clear and obvious’?
It seems to me that VAR has quickly become about the referees union. We’re all partly at fault for that. It’s quite obvious that their would be a ‘Darwinian’ aspect to VAR where it would expose the shit refs, and you can imagine the media pieces around which ref has been bailed out by VAR the most.
VAR is actively protecting referees and that isn’t what it should be about.
I can’t imagine in my worst nightmares any red fans doing this - full stop.The one I saw someone Photoshopped Robbo's face on a man hanging himself. Absolute shithouse behaviour, the lowest possible life form. Embarrassing for anyone to go to those lengths in an attempt to humiliate someone.
Just a thought; maybe it would be of support to Robbo if there was a flag/banner of him, if there isn’t one already. Maybe Robbo the Brave with a big heart and fist and Liver Bird on it or something????It’s obviously trolling. He didn’t even concede the pen - it was a dive.
I imagine he knows the level of support there is for him.Just a thought; maybe it would be of support to Robbo if there was a flag/banner of him, if there isn’t one already. Maybe Robbo the Brave with a big heart and fist and Liver Bird on it or something????