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Will we win another game this season?

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I don't think we will, and I am an eternal optomist.
Thought we were very poor today, I'm gutted as it was at home to the b%&**rds, but even so I think the belief as gone out of the team.
Under OC we had a never say die spirit which even when we go down a goal we never stop trying to secure a win. Now we look harder to beat but we never really looked like scoring today.
Eagles and Blake did not look like they were going to do anything,Patterson was lightweight,Elliot what a dreadful season he has had.Jenson gives another penalty away by charging down the attacker(even though he didn't touch him, but I think the Ref knows he's got form) and we can't blame the ref, I thought he was a Burnley fan at Wembley!
So on we go and we'll stutter to the end of the season, where I think Laws will go,there will be a big clear out and a massive rebuild. Hopefully we will do well in the fizzy pop, and my wife can stop nagging me every Sunday to cheer up.
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posted Mar 29, 2010

I stuck my neck on the line and said burnley would stay up before a ball was kicked this season, but of course Coyle was in charge back then. Granted the burnley job aint the most glamorous in the prem but there were better candidates out there then brian laws.

Burnley had to win that one yesterday - ok you didnt play well but still disappointing to lose to a blatant dive. Of course you could have probably written it with Mike Dean, given he seems to give a penalty for anything these days. I thought Big Sam might have the good grace to come out and admit it was a fortunate decision although grace really isnt one of the qualities he is blessed with, nor does it seem is honesty (despite the assumption that he must be because he's english!!) Barking like a big dog who had lost his bone at the start of the season, he'd be moaning all year long if that decision had gone against blackburn. Yet there he was, in the post match interview, beaming with that sickly sweet grin as if the penalty decision represented some sort of justice for his team. Sometimes you dont get what you deserve from games, especially in the prem. But it doesnt follow that your entitled to cheat your way out of it.

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posted Mar 29, 2010



If it can be shown that Olsson did in fact dive, then hopefully the FA will step in with a penalty. Either a suspension of stiff fine would be appropriate.

In the meantime, Brian Laws better start focusing on winning games and that includes teaching his team how to score goals!

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comment by wjw (U14209309)

posted Mar 29, 2010

The problem is that in football there is no paxman equivalent,players are treated with to much reverence,they should be made to watch a replay and asked why did you cheat? just shame them. ...

i like it, would love to see this happen. but it wont, and even it did they would still try and justify the diving in some way..
just listen to the so called experts on the game on the telly,, they wont say its a dive for certain they always leave a little doubt there.. they are all spineless idiots..
video refs now.

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posted Mar 29, 2010

never mind all the discussions about did he dive or did'nt he its about time mike dean was removed as a referee, he has got to be the worst that i have ever encountered, ive seenbeter refereeing on a sunday morning over the common. hes a disgrace to the profession.

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comment by michael (U2137066)

posted Mar 29, 2010

Rovers fan here. Whilst I obviously enjoyed both victories over Burnley, I'll stick my neck out and say it: I hope Burnley stay up. They're a 'proper club', and if they win themselves the time to establish themselves, I think the Prem League would be better for having them there.

That said, they didn't look too great against us yesterday. Defending was shambolic at times, and I never honestly thought they'd truly threaten our goal.

No, it wasn't a penalty; but Olsson wasn't offside for the goal he scored, and you could argue that Olsson's shot that hit the underside of the bar crossed the line. So I think everything evened itself out in the end.

Anyway, I'll say it again: good luck for staying up Burnley. I'd rather see the other Claret & Blue side get relegated.

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posted Mar 30, 2010

I'm a completely neutral party to this, being both a Barrow AFC and a Celtic fan, so forgive me if I'm widely wrong at any point! :D

When I saw the highlights on MOTD, I felt that it was laughable how:

1: A near-stonewall dive could be determined as a penalty.

2. The linesman didn't seemingly have a second opinion in the penalty decision, neither was he shown to discuss the incident with the referee.

3. The referee fails to notice a blatent handball outside of the area by the keeper, and nor does the linesman.

4. How all of the above can happen, and the FA can say, with confidence, that there is no need for Video Referees/Instant Replay Technology.

I know I am probably sounding biased towards Burnley, and at the end of the day they were unfairly (i don't like to say cheated) out of at least a draw.

On the other hand, Blackburn were the better team at the end of the day though, so you know... I don't want to go on about the clubs because I know literally nothing about their statuses apart from what I hear on the news and see on MOTD.

I don't know if anybody on here has ever seen College American Football or other American sports, but in those games, it appears that the managers can appeal against a foul and the referee will analyse it using video replays from multiple angles in order to make a more accurate decision over the incident.

Why can't we have something like that in football? It would be one giant step towards football becoming a much fairer game.

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comment by deleted (U3765986)

posted Mar 30, 2010

I don't know if anybody on here has ever seen College American Football or other American sports, but in those games, it appears that the managers can appeal against a foul and the referee will analyse it using video replays from multiple angles in order to make a more accurate decision over the incident.

Why can't we have something like that in football? It would be one giant step towards football becoming a much fairer game.
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Because a game would then take up half the day like it does in american football.

They have it in Rugby League for certain disputes. Still doesn't solve it all the time and you still get disgreements. Maybe for balls bouncing on the goal line, but no more than that in football.

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posted Mar 30, 2010

comment by coolhandpaul (U3765986)
posted 13 Minutes Ago

Because a game would then take up half the day like it does in american football.

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Stupid uninformed comment! First of all, not every official's decision in American football can be be challenged and secondly, when it does happen, the process is handled efficiently. Thirdly, and most importantly, the correct decision invariably ends up being made!

It amazes me why so many football(soccer) fans are afraid of having the correct decision being made.
I guess it would mean less things to complain about?

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comment by deleted (U3765986)

posted Mar 30, 2010

Bit touchy aren't we - get a sense of humour boy!

And as for getting the right decision, as I've stated, they have video refs in Rugby League. Doesn't stop debates about decisions. Next time read the whole post before commenting on the bit you don't like.

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posted Mar 31, 2010

comment by coolhandpaul (U3765986)
posted Yesterday

I don't know if anybody on here has ever seen College American Football or other American sports, but in those games, it appears that the managers can appeal against a foul and the referee will analyse it using video replays from multiple angles in order to make a more accurate decision over the incident.

Why can't we have something like that in football? It would be one giant step towards football becoming a much fairer game.
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Because a game would then take up half the day like it does in american football.

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Humour? Huh!..I'll keep looking. In the meantime, don't quit your day job. Assuming that you have one?

How about football(soccer) being a leader since it is the most widely played game in the world? Who gives a rat's behind about rugby? I believe that even cricket (this is about as exciting as golf) has the ability to appeal some decisions. How about becoming leaders in the world of sport and try to get things right?
Getting the decisions correct, what a concept!

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