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47 minutes ago, Redcar Rioja said:

I think the Parkinson sacking may bite the Makems in the backside. I assume there is more to the story than just the on field performances, if not they may just have sealed their long term fate in League One for a very long time.

I think Phil Parkinson is a very underrated manager. He worked wonders at Bradford, and I was disappointed he'd gone to the Mackems because I thought he'd get them up. He seems like a level-headed man-manager capable of getting the best out of limited talent, so the fact he's left after such an underwhelming spell in charge suggests there are really big problems behind the scenes.

Season three of STD [deliberate typo] will be worth watching...

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9 minutes ago, RiseAgainst said:

I think Phil Parkinson is a very underrated manager. He worked wonders at Bradford, and I was disappointed he'd gone to the Mackems because I thought he'd get them up. He seems like a level-headed man-manager capable of getting the best out of limited talent, so the fact he's left after such an underwhelming spell in charge suggests there are really big problems behind the scenes.

Season three of STD [deliberate typo] will be worth watching...

The Mackems I know are all delighted he's gone.  The football was terrible apparently, amongst other things.

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Some decent draws in Cup...  hope that  the TV matches aren't the all-Prem ties, some of the smaller teams could do with money and a screening of the Chorley and Stockport games could keep them above water for rest of season. Good luck to both of them and also hope Canvey Island get through to hold a different sort of derby.

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6 hours ago, Old Codger said:

Only way to make them think twice is to start dishing out suspensions for simulation..  thought he'd been hit by a sniper

 

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1 hour ago, Uwe said:

 

Thanks for clearing that up Uwe. People complaining that he had dived and the whole time he had been shot by Chuck Norris 🙄

I hope that his accusers apologise 🤣🤣🤣

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In the old days a Chopper Harris or a Norman "bites yer legs" Hunter would sort the likes of Grealish out. Nowadays Football matches resemble pantomimes more than a Football match.

I'm not advocating thuggery on the pitch but after a pathetic simulation like that you could guarantee a cynical, scything tackle incoming very soon, leaving him rolling around with something to cry about. It soon sorted out the men from the boys and Referees seemed to be less protective in those days and wanted to get on with it. 

With all the camera angles backed up by VAR, robust challenges are penalised nowadays which is fair enough as we want to watch football not martial arts but as Old Codger says there should be punishment for that type of behaviour from Grealish. Infringements, be they offside's or cynical tackles are now immediately reviewed and punished, simulation should be dealt with just as swiftly. A sending off would be a just and effective deterrent.

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While I agree that Jack Grealish has been brilliant this season for both club and country, I find it annoying that he’s compared to Gazza. Some of the tackles that he just rode to carry on moving forward were horrible it would’ve taken  a freight train to take him down

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4 minutes ago, Uwe said:

While I agree that Jack Grealish has been brilliant this season for both club and country, I find it annoying that he’s compared to Gazza. Some of the tackles that he just rode to carry on moving forward were horrible it would’ve taken  a freight train to take him down

This. 

Even if you compare him to someone like Adama who fly's through challenges and won't go down unless he has to. Grealish is built, he has huge legs, he doesn't need to go down at every touch but he does

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1 hour ago, Redcar Rioja said:

In the old days a Chopper Harris or a Norman "bites yer legs" Hunter would sort the likes of Grealish out. Nowadays Football matches resemble pantomimes more than a Football match.

I'm not advocating thuggery on the pitch but after a pathetic simulation like that you could guarantee a cynical, scything tackle incoming very soon, leaving him rolling around with something to cry about. It soon sorted out the men from the boys and Referees seemed to be less protective in those days and wanted to get on with it. 

With all the camera angles backed up by VAR, robust challenges are penalised nowadays which is fair enough as we want to watch football not martial arts but as Old Codger says there should be punishment for that type of behaviour from Grealish. Infringements, be they offside's or cynical tackles are now immediately reviewed and punished, simulation should be dealt with just as swiftly. A sending off would be a just and effective deterrent.

Agreed.

Grealish is another one of those infuriating players. Hugely talented but some of his behaviour is just embarrassing.

He's shown he can avoid / play through tackles when he wants to. Yet he so often goes down like a toddler throwing a tantrum. Doubly embarrassing when he forgets which leg he got tapped on.

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