I said "what if" and suggested Liverpool would be top of that league. How can I produce numbers to a supposition, I didnt claim to have hard facts, but based on the table from last season would theorise that Liverpool would be highest in a table of dubious decisions against. Surely that was in plain enough language without the need to ask that question?I did. You said: "What if a study pointed out the number of stone wall penalties not given?"
Provide us those numbers, a rationale, and a mechanism. Please.
Counting?I said "what if" and suggested Liverpool would be top of that league. How can I produce numbers to a supposition?
I'm not sure I follow the connection there?I didnt claim to have hard facts, but based on the table from last season would theorise that Liverpool would be highest in a table of dubious decisions against.
I would like to see a similar study done for more than one season, I bet other teams are at the top for other seasons. The study also showed that other teams were severely disadvantaged due to poor decisions being made, Stoke for example who should have stayed up whilst Huddersfield should have been relegated. Does that mean there's a bias against Stoke?Sorry should have said based on the study from last season. Extend those empirical findings and my theory still stands.
I think a lot of it might be down to Phil McNulty! I must admit, I've read some of the things he's written and thought "How would I feel if someone was writing things like this about one of our rivals?", and the answer is 'I'd be gobsmacked'! If anybody wants to show an example of BBC bias he's a good place to start. Not that I care! If it winds up the other teams and their fans then that's ace!I think the narrative that we're media darlings has no basis or evidence at all,it's utterly nonsensical,
You are correct. I am not a scientist, just a Liverpool supporter like you. My guess is that you are quite naive despite your confidence in your argument.My guess is that you are not a scientist.
Anyway I suggest we agree to disagree.
I remember the table from last year and commented on it at the time. I think I’m right in saying it wasn’t just dubious decisions, but also luck. Which is a completely different kettle of fish.I didnt claim to have hard facts, but based on the table from last season would theorise that Liverpool would be highest in a table of dubious decisions against.
I dont think its neccessarily conspiracy either to be fair. But I do think referees are swayed by commentary. Salah spent most of last season getting lumps kicked out of him and never went down looking for anything. He was through against Bournemouth this season, was hacked and didnt go to ground. Now he is getting clever and taking the clatter and using it. But SKY/BT/BBC decide its diving, not Kane or Vardy, just Salah and the refs get their miopic thinking and run with it.I just think it’s human fallibility. I don’t think it’s a conspiracy. We need VAR.
That's all true but it still stinks to high heaven. Football is our national sport, tens of millions follow it, the PL is held up as the best and most competitive league in the world.It’s always been that way. Football exists at an awkward juxtaposition between news and entertainment. Most people don’t want their sports content too heavy. It’s how UEFA get away with their corruption.
The 12 points we dropped had nothing to do with luck. I think they took deflected goals into account and I'm pretty sure there were none that had any real effect on our results.I remember the table from last year and commented on it at the time. I think I’m right in saying it wasn’t just dubious decisions, but also luck. Which is a completely different kettle of fish.
I’m not going to say they all even out, or some nonsense like that. They clearly don’t. The Kop seems like a convenient way for some of the more shitty or insecure refs to prove how they are not swayed by a crowd.
I just think it’s human fallibility. I don’t think it’s a conspiracy. We need VAR.
Your examples are British, though, so the media will want to make as much of a story out of it when it comes to famous people from this country. They know that John and Jane Smith will want to read about some famous British celebrity getting into trouble than some businessman from halfway around the world.The thing is something on this scale doesn't have to be confined to the back pages. Look at Jimmy Carr and Gary Barlow, and any other person or company caught 'tax dodging' or cheating the system, it's front page news and a big hatchet job. What makes these corrupt cunts any different?
They probably do that for every major stand that is known for being intimidating for visitors, to be fair. That is, if they're telling the truth and not just, like Mascot says, trying to hide their shittiness or insecurity.If it were true and referees are coming to Anfield with a mindset of not being 'influenced' by the Kop then that makes them fucking corrupt in my book.
I am just a bit concerned. Our attack seems less effective this season and we do not have much cover in that department. An injury to Salah for example would be a disaster.. I feel we look like a team that could easily hit a couple of draws as most opponents have improved defensively . Two draws for us and City are top again. Hopefully I am wrong .
They did that because they play Watford on Saturday and they brought at least one of them on anyway.Everton leaving their 3 best players on the bench because they believed they couldnt win against City. There is a lot wrong with a league that alliws this shit to happen.
I get ya. But I also see why they did it.Everton leaving their 3 best players on the bench because they believed they couldnt win against City. There is a lot wrong with a league that alliws this shit to happen.
They were meant to play Everton on the 23rd as long as they weren't in the league cup final, but as they are, it was changed - https://www.mancity.com/news/first team/first team news/2018/december/four manchester city february fixture changes announced.The only thing that's "fishy" to me, this week, is the rescheduling of the Everton-Man Citeh game, to take place so much earlier than the final.
It's great that Citeh's in the Carabao final and the PL and the FA must respect that, and all that. But why couldn't this game be pushed out, to happen after the postponed final date?
They'll tell us it's because of the tight schedule,, etc etc.
But the opportunity for Citeh to go top now, is exactly what's wrong with this rescheduling date. Tired legs and injuries will likely be prevented, as Citeh's 1st team just need to beat Chelsea and then f*ck the FA Cup and rest up for Schalke.
Racehorse owners and jockeys receive fines for not trying. Football teams should as well. Teams are allowed to rest players, it is a squad game. But leaving 3 best players on the bench for a game against a much lower team is much more ethically correct than what Everton did tonight. They believed the media narrative that they would lose, so they lost. Newcastle didnt believe it, so they tried to win. Their lack of effort may have a consequence on the title.They did that because they play Watford on Saturday and they brought at least one of them on anyway.