- Jul 14, 2005
Predictably Spurs can’t hold the ball since taking off Ndombele.
If Kane wasn’t English he’d be vilified. He’s among the most consistent divers in the league. His undercut move is one of the most dangerous things you can do to another player on the pitch. He can’t close his mouth and always sounds like he’s just been to the dentist. Just awful.He won't be, but Kane should be banned for that dive.
I realized I put it in the wrong thread just after Tomkins gave up a penalty, though Guaita saved a very poor effort from Ihenacho.Another day, another opportunity for Crystal Palace to stink out the joint.
Is it clear what happens to someone like Wilf Zaha who I'm almost certain has the right to work in the UK by virtue of having lived there since the age of 4, but now represents Ivory Coast internationally? I would assume that he would not have to go through the GBE process, but I'm not sure as he doesn't represent England. Anyone know?You're right about the work visa thing. How much effect on the cost of home grown talent I'm not sure. Fair to say it's a seller's market though.
This article provides some info on what's going regarding the issue of player transfers. It's a few weeks old and i know some deals have recently been done re: UK and the European Union.
Brexit's effect on Premier League transfer window: Would Paul Pogba and Cesc Fabregas have still signed?Premier League clubs will be banned from signing international U18 players under new Brexit rules; Clubs will be limited to three U21 signings per transfer window with all foreign players subjected to points-based thresholdwww.skysports.com
Football authorities have agreed a plan of entry requirements for overseas players with the Government. The Football Association, the Premier League and the English Football League submitted a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) proposal last month, which has now been approved by the Home Office.
The criteria will provide the framework for clubs to sign overseas players when the UK leaves the European Union after December 31.
The criteria were based on the player's appearances in international matches and their country's FIFA rankings. The higher number of appearances and the higher the nation's ranking, the more points the player in question will have.
A player from a top-10 FIFA-ranked country who has featured in over 50 per cent of that nation's matches in the last two years would enable a player to sign for a Premier League club with a GBE. But for those players representing lower-ranked countries, they will have had to have played almost all matches in order to score enough points.
The article goes into more detail but it looks designed to allow some semblance of free trade with the bigger Europeans Leagues and clubs.
Homegrown has nothing to do with nationality. A player is considered homegrown if they spent at least 3 seasons prior to their 21st birthday in English football.I'm not clear on all this stuff (obviously) but would someone like him be considered "homegrown" as a result, or does he lose that when switching from England to Ivory Coast?
Missed that, a good step. Cold comfort to Cash right now.They are introducing concussion subs starting in January
I agree that Werner is not a great fit. They seem better with Giroud at the 9, but Werner I figured was brought in to take over that spot.Its not quite coming off for Pulisic but he looked like Chelsea's most dangerous player all match.
Chilwell is Chelsea's best new addition by far. He has improved them a lot down the left.
I’m not all that high on Lampard but I think the Chelsea bosses dealt him a tough hand last summer. They bough Werner and Havertz on a sort of best player available principle but neither seems like a good fit with the rest of the team. Chelsea’s best 11 is going to have two real central midfielders, a real CF (which Werner is not), and both Pulisic and Mount on the field. Werner and Havertz really just aren’t ideal players to drop into that mix. Both had teams constructed around them in Germany.
How little faith does Lampard have in Havertz that he doesn't get a start in either of two matches that are 48 hours apart?
I can’t help but wonder how much of Havertz‘ struggles have to with his recovery from COVID. He seems to have had a particularly nasty case.Havertz really puzzles me. I feel like he should be effective as a CAM, but find him so passive in his play. He rarely takes anyone on, and often just passes it back out of pressure instead of finding a way to leverage and press the defense. It just seems he settles a lot for safer plays, and it hurts them.
I know he later goes on to say that he’s “very fit again“ but maybe he’s just keeping up appearances.
We can confirm that our Premier League home fixture against Fulham, scheduled to take place this evening, has been postponed.
Everton club and fans are not pleased that City pulled out only four hours before their match, in consultation with the league but without talking to Everton (and it was at Everton's ground no less, so Everton had to deal with fans showing up).The reports circulating that the FA does not have a Covid pause plan ready to go are truly disturbing.
Since we’ve established that player safety isn’t a priority, maybe we can frame it as “preserving the integrity of the completion.” Clubs playing their matches later have an unfair advantage or something, right? Claim it’s leveling the playing field again. This way, we don’t set a dangerous precedent that the people involved matter.
Everton have been absolutely stupid on this. Don’t contribute. Be mad at the FA all you want about a lack of consultation, whatever that means, but your club are embarrassing yourselves in this very stupid reaction to a Covid outbreak at another club. There’s no fucking gamesmanship to finding out that additional players are testing positive and not being sure whether playing would just result in more spread to Everton players. Your take is awful and wrong. The implication seems to be that City are somehow fearful of Everton and using a Covid outbreak to avoid playing an injured Everton side. You should know by now that I’m not bullish on this City side but the idea that City is seeking some competitive advantage by piling up even more fixtures later is laughable.Everton club and fans are not pleased that City pulled out only four hours before their match, in consultation with the league but without talking to Everton (and it was at Everton's ground no less, so Everton had to deal with fans showing up).
A total of 1,479 players and club staff members were tested between December 21-27; Tottenham vs Fulham on Wednesday in doubt after west Londoners record positive tests; West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has revealed his club had a positive coronavirus test this week and has called for a breakwww.skysports.com
Evidently PL policy is that a postponement will not be allowed if a side can still field 14 players. The idea that City, whose B-team could compete for Europe, can't field 14 is ridiculous, as is the idea that they only could raise an alarm about this four hours beforehand. It's gamesmanship, bordering on shithousery. That Everton, with a ton of injuries, can benefit from the rest is irrelevant for this analysis.
I don't doubt that City has an outbreak on its hands and it's a matter of genuine concern. But the lack of a plan enables shenanigans.
I'd favor making City forfeit, but then teams would be incentivised hide positive tests, so that's very bad.
Health and safety come first. You can't facilitate further spread. So to prevent further ad-hoc outcomes and bullshit, let's just shut down for. a time.