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Yorkie Bear

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  1. If giving sensible or unbiased input was a prerequisite of being a TV pundit, Chris Sutton would fail miserably. Sutton seems to be employed purposefully as a controvertialist. Maybe Scottish football is so polarised that it becomes difficult for ex-players to be impartial, or maybe it's just that whatever they say, opposing fans will take issue (like me above with Sutton) English football does not seem to have this problem. Gary Lineker for example, while showing his support for Leicester will also criticise them. English pundits seem able to balance a support for a te
  2. I'm sure our Manager will be fully behind this boycott, the Sun being almost a proscribed publication in Liverpool owing to it's reporting after Hillsborough.
  3. I like the Brian Clough quotes - "I wouldn't say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one" and “We talk about it for 20 minutes and then we decide I was right”
  4. Momentum has a membership of around 40,000. The Labour Party has a membership of around 500,000. To say that Momentum will pick the next Labour leader is overstating their power. While in internal votes, such as for the National Executive Committee, Momentum can be influential, they can do this by applying essentially a bloc vote for chosen candidates while non-Momentum votes are spread over a range of candidates on a low turnout. You cannot extrapolate that to a leadership election. The leadership election will have a higher turnout and it is conducted on an alternative vote proce
  5. AR technology should only be called on to reverse “clear and obvious” mistakes regarding offside, according to the general secretary of the law-making International Football Association Board. The weekend’s Premier League fixtures featured a number of marginal offside decisions which were checked by VAR, with goals ruled out for Wolves, Crystal Palace, Norwich, Brighton and Sheffield United. Lukas Brud said the Ifab will reissue guidance on best practice regarding VAR to competitions which use it, probably after its annual general meeting at the end of February next year, which will
  6. AR technology should only be called on to reverse “clear and obvious” mistakes regarding offside, according to the general secretary of the law-making International Football Association Board. The weekend’s Premier League fixtures featured a number of marginal offside decisions which were checked by VAR, with goals ruled out for Wolves, Crystal Palace, Norwich, Brighton and Sheffield United. Lukas Brud said the Ifab will reissue guidance on best practice regarding VAR to competitions which use it, probably after its annual general meeting at the end of February next year, which will
  7. It's questionable if it takes 2 minutes to decide. When you see the referee at the screen looking at the incident played several times, it is clear that it is not a clear and obvious decision and in that case I believe an offside should not be given. I think the default position should be that no offense has taken place (penalty, offside or whatever) unless it is clear and obvious. I'm not arguing that VAR should not be introduced. All I'm saying is that it's use needs to be refined from what is happening at present.
  8. It's good that Rangers have put out this statement and it shows that we are leading the discussion on refereeing decisions. I have my doubts about VAR. The experience in England does not sell it well. In the cases cited in the Rangers statement the correct decision was clearcut and VAR would have shown this. However, as in England, where part of a player's upper body is arguably a centimeter offside and it takes minutes to come to a decision, VAR is questionable. It's probably inevitable that it will come to Scottish football and the point the Club make about the game i
  9. When Frankie said in Merry Xmas in Rangers Chat: "we don't have the numbers/traffic of other RFC sites but what we do have is quality of debate" he must have meant in Rangers Chat and not generally in Gersnet
  10. Best Wishes to all and many thanks for a great website.
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