Manchester Utd 1-0 Watford - 13/05/2018

Discussion in 'Match Day' started by SkylaRose, May 9, 2018.

  1. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    The dullest game I've seen for many a year. A soporific yawn of a half-hearted exhibition match in which our team played the part of submissive, bumbling point fodder. The fact that they managed to get more than 75,000 gullible innocents to pay handsomely to watch it is a triumph of marketing over common sense.

    I hope very much to not have to see the following in a yellow shirt ever again.

    Holebas, J.

    That is all.
     
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  2. King Dev

    King Dev Squad Player

    Agreed. I wouldn't be booing because not sure I care enough but I also don't think the celebration was a good idea. Ah well!

    Don't remember that! Maybe it's a reference to Marlons current occupation as jailmate?
     
  3. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    I agree. This next phase of play thing is farcical. How can Rashford get an advantage like that from being patently offside? In the scenario you mention why is the keeper parrying it not a new phase of play if something as simple as a pass to Mata triggers one. I give up on trying to interpret this nonsensical rule.
     
  4. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    So if Mata shoots and Rashford pops it in it is offside but if mata passes to him it is onside? I’m sure you are right but what a cretinous rule.
     
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  5. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Agreed. Had Mata shot and the ball rebounded off Gomes to Rashford, the player would have been offside. Because he passed it to him, he was onside. It's a ludicrous rule.
     
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  6. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    As I understand it that's not quite right. If Mata shot when he went through, and Rashford was still behind him (or rather, the ball) when he took his shot, Rashford wouldn't be in an offside position if there was then a rebound to snaffle up.

    But if Carrick had shot from 50 yards instead of lofting the ball over the top to Mata, and the ball then rebounded out to Rashford off of post, bar or keeper, Rashford would have been penalised for being in an offside position.

    The whole rule is ridiculous these days. So difficult to unpick.
     
  7. Malteser

    Malteser Squad Player

    No no! My point was let's have a fair debate! Credit Javi for the good he's done, but not gloss over the not so good purely to suit an argument! Anyway, we've both made our points and as i always do, I've enjoyed debating with you.

    And now it's the summer! :)
     
  8. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Can’t understand why it needs to be so over-complicated, that’s the thing. If you are in an offside position and the ball goes near you, you’re offside for me. As it was if Mata had run through on his own, no offside. The minute Rashford decided to get involved, the play was offside. That’s how the rule should be.
     
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  9. Bring Back Standing

    Bring Back Standing First Year Pro

    I think the contentious point is that the ref 'deemed him to be not interfering with play'. When the ball was lobbed forward he was in an offside position - he turned and ran from that offside position towards goal as Mata ran past him & before Mata collected the ball, gaining the clear advantage of being unmarked when Mata actually did pass it to him. If that's not deemed to be interfering I don't know what is - and that's something that clearly needs to be stated in the rules. I've always understood that movement towards the ball from what's deemed to be an offside position was offside.
     
  10. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    But is that the preferred format of the owners? Presumably there was some input from QSF towards getting Suarez and Jurado, Saliva and Carillo - no trees were pulled up. Does the coach not have to fit the system, rather than him dictate it? One may not approve of this, but it seems to be the way it ideally is; (I suppose the above-mentioned players were sops to attract a wavering coach.(?)).
     
  11. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    Hey ho; you're probably right. Some people just need to grow up a bit. Maybe flick a v-sign or something and then move on. There are people who are just looking to have a grievance about practically anything.
     
  12. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I take umbrage at this post.
     
  13. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    Yep. Although there is also the possibility that if it is Man U at home it will by default be a Man U goal.
     
  14. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    Is it good for you? Where can I get some?
     
  15. Hairyfrog

    Hairyfrog Squad Player

    Most chemists and health food stores should stock it.
     
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  16. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    So you've met some of our ladies second team players then?!
    Try John Lewis,they have most items and very pleasant 'partners'.
     
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  17. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    Well, We've had a coach trying to play 4 at the back having to make do with wing-backs and vice versa, and maybe Garcia would have preferred to have had better striking and defensive options rather than having to rely on an all-star midfield bailing us out
     
  18. Teide1

    Teide1 Reservist

    Don't worry hopefully we will get over it and then worry about the fifth season syndrome!
     
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  19. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever First Year Pro

    Yes, I hear that ones significantly worse than third & fourth put together.
     
  20. TripleH

    TripleH Academy Graduate

    Yes that's exactly what we should judge him on as well as the wins and overall performances home and away.

    Or maybe just take the mick out of his appearance at every opportunity if that's your level
     
  21. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I'll do both, thanks.

    By the way, what was the colour of the man utd ticket?
     
  22. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Like eighth season syndrome?
     
  23. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    I'll not give the game away, but I like to keep a few on my little wall at the office and it looked sh*t when I put it up today, (if you can even find it). The Spurs at Wembley ticket is much better quality. Big club? You're having a laugh.
     
  24. Forzainglese

    Forzainglese Reservist

    Well, err, erm. Shh, don't shout it out!
     
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  25. We hate 48

    We hate 48 Reservist

    I am now reading its the same as last year at £108.4m as we were on TV less times so only got £12.5m which is the same as Huddersfield/Swansea/Stoke and Burnley. So despite £5m more in place money for finishing 14th we actually earnt less than Saints who finished 17th as they were on TV more-only the 3 relegated clubs and Huddersfield earnt less than us
     
  26. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Back to being Lil Old Watford.
     
  27. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    It's a legendary ticket
     
  28. LaClusazSki

    LaClusazSki Academy Graduate

    Man Utd Reserves 1 Watford 0. We did well against a strong side.
     

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