Changes in the Premier League

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Can anyone reference this? I’m surprised to say the least.

I found the clip, and I did misremember slightly. Phil said personally he felt it would be bad for Brentford if other teams could enter B-Teams/U23's into the EFL Trophy, as it would affect our edge in terms of the quality of the fixtures we play compared to others. He said he wouldn't vote for U-21 teams into EFL competitions just to boost others game programmes. Link here.
 

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The PL app has also been updated.

Get downloading boys and girls. Remember to select BFC as your favourite team.
 

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The PL app has also been updated.

Get downloading boys and girls. Remember to select BFC as your favourite team.
Except they don’t seem to have linked to bfc email yet!
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Different set of referees (mostly).
Different set of opposition (mostly).
Fewer substitutions allowed (back to three from five).
Fewer fixtures (38 from 46 - so mostly the midweeks).
The use of VAR at matches.
Cap of £30 for away match tickets.
Different TV commentators (less Don Goodman, Andy Hinchcliffe, Daniel Mann etc. More Tyler, Neville, Carragher, Smith etc)
League matches on BT (another subscription!)
Highlights on MOTD instead of Quest (no adverts!)
No more Second Tier Pod and NTT20 podcast (no idea where to find a PL podcast that will give us any actual airtime)
Gonna miss the Second Tier Pod, might keep listening. Shout if you find any good PL ones
 

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Just tried to create an account and got an error… followed club = object does not exist.

I found that using 'phone app and laptop I could set up the password and favourite club, but a bit of a faff - no doubt will be easier when they finish their updating.
 

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I found that using 'phone app and laptop I could set up the password and favourite club, but a bit of a faff - no doubt will be easier when they finish their updating.

Thanks.

I’ll just wait a few days, nothing to really see or read until transfers come out next week anyway.
 

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Its introduction in the Premier League means television viewers and broadcasters will no longer see the process of the offside lines being drawn, just the final result.
 

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Its introduction in the Premier League means television viewers and broadcasters will no longer see the process of the offside lines being drawn, just the final result.
Good news for “legacy fans”, less good for the “real” fans of the EPL across the globe who apparently get really excited by the suspense of whether a goal can be disallowed because a forward’s right nipple is in an offside position.
 

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I’m probably being thick, but whether the lines are 1cm wide or 1 mile wide, unless they overlap exactly this doesn’t solve the problem? The attackers line can still be 1mm closer to the goal than the defenders. They overlapped in plenty of offside decisions this last season. :confused:

And given that they won’t show the replays with the lines now, it feels like VAR are just fobbing people off to reduce the pressure on them.
 

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I’m probably being thick, but whether the lines are 1cm wide or 1 mile wide, unless they overlap exactly this doesn’t solve the problem? The attackers line can still be 1mm closer to the goal than the defenders. They overlapped in plenty of offside decisions this last season. :confused:

And given that they won’t show the replays with the lines now, it feels like VAR are just fobbing people off to reduce the pressure on them.
That is what I thought too. Thicker lines does not solve the problem.

goal can be disallowed because a forward’s right nipple is in an offside position.
That is the law of the game, and that is exactly how offside-rule (offside / not offside) was explained some 20 years ago when I was attending to certain referee course.
 

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That is what I thought too. Thicker lines does not solve the problem.


That is the law of the game, and that is exactly how offside-rule (offside / not offside) was explained some 20 years ago when I was attending to certain referee course.
A decision which is as marginal as that should be left to the judgment of the matchday officials.

i am happy for VAR to pick up on the obvious errors when a Lino has missed an offside by 2 metres…
 

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I think the VAR room should just watch an offside replay 3 times at full speed, and if they can't tell if it's on or off from that, then stick with the onfield call. Would limit it to 20 seconds, and only the bigger calls would be reversed.

Changing the width of the line will do nothing other than move the millimetre requirement slightly. You'll still have incredibly close calls, just measured slightly differently. It's an improvement but only a small one.
 

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Get rid all together, problem solved :idea:

Or keep it, as was originally intended, for clear and obvious errors…. Henry’s goal against Ireland, someone punching someone off the ball, Rico’s sending off against Swansea etc

For offsides, why not employ a similar approach to cricket. If the margin error is under a certain amount either way, it goes with the on field decision.
 

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A decision which is as marginal as that should be left to the judgment of the matchday officials.

i am happy for VAR to pick up on the obvious errors when a Lino has missed an offside by 2 metres…
If thats the case they shouldn't be officiating park football let alone Premier League.
 

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the simon chase ball - like every other ball but more expensive
 

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sometimes a plain ball or a ball with some nice black hexagons (ala 70s) is all that’s needed.

maybe I’m a bit old school but the new balls look terrible
I'd hate to play in goal with that coming towards me!
 
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