Also Nicolas onside when shot was hard t but offside when ball rebounded equals onside? Hum
He was onside when the ball is played.
He was not offside when the ball rebounded because to be offside the player must be closer to goal than both the ball and the 2nd to last opponent. Nicolas was 'onside with regards to the ball' per the laws of the game, as the shot was in front of him and bounces back to him, he is never closer to goal than the ball after the initial shot.
Schedule too jammed to attend a game until today. Glad I went. 100 pct worth it. This team has guts. What else can be said about Taxi....Love him. SW was great all game I salute you, and yes the tarps look as bad in person as on TV. 3 pts vs the Canucks on Wed and were on our way.
The SW always sounds really good on TV, like better than stadiums that seem a lot more full. (And no exception today)
In this season where the offense has been putrid, it's hard to say he could've been worse than what we've done so far. For a reasonable outlay, he would have been worth a look, and still could be.
I could literally not care any less about all the 'traitor' nonsense.
'Hey 16-18 year old soccer playing kid who plays for a top 4 team in one of the best leagues in the world: Do you want to join the World Cup holders in the national team of the soccer-mad country you've been living in for the past 5 years, or move back to the country of your birth to toil in relatively obscurity for a national team who considers it a great success to survive the group stage in a place where it's at best the 5th most popular sport?'
I would have made the same call as him in that situation.
Has a sports fan ever actually sued for getting hit with a stray ball?
They usually release this stuff midweek, I'd be we hear something tomorrow or Thursday
Yes, quite a few baseball fans have sued, based on injuries far more serious than anything the KC fan has.
Usually courts rule that the ticket is a contract that puts the liability on the holder for any injuries due to balls entering the stands (because it says that on the back,) but sometimes they let a jury decide.
I agree it's way to early to fire the manager. The team looked pretty good in CCL, though even then they had some stretches with really bad passing.
Someone else posted it in another thread, their passing percentage is worst in the league, this sounds to me like poor execution and on the spot decision making, I'm sure coaching can be a factor in that, but it's largely on the players.
In both victory and defeat, the manager’s role is overestimated. (Hiddink himself doesn’t make that mistake. He doesn’t take himself too seriously.) Managers simply don’t matter that much. Players do. By far the best predictor of where a team will finish in the table is its wage bill: the team with the highest wages generally finishes top, and the team with the lowest wages bottom.
On the long term, under a new manager a team returns to its usual average performance.
While Ter Weel's research focused on Dutch football, he argues that this finding is not specific to the Netherlands. Major football leagues in Europe, including England, Germany, Italy and Spain also bore out the same conclusion - teams suffering an uncharacteristic slump in form will bounce back and return to their normal long-term position in the league, regardless of whether they replace their manager or not.
Muyl scores 20 goals, we should all be wearing Depends!
It is a bottom line game. Goals & wins! No style points.
Not 'style points' but one of the things that critics of soccer stats often point to is that a player can have an impact on the game that's not reflected on the stat sheet.
Muyl has often seemed to be one of those players, even in an attacking role, things do seem to happen when he's on the field, even if he's not the first player I'd like to see with the ball at his feet in front of goal.
Posted by ianuaditis
on 21 December 2018 - 03:18 AM
You are the Masters Champion. That is a champion in golf. It's not THE champion in golf, but it is universally identified as A champion in golf.
Of course, but a similar principle applies in soccer in general. Multiple championships are at play in each season. (initially less so in the US, to the point that there was movement among fans, commentators, league officials and USSF to make the Shield an official trophy and give it significance in line with international norms. We are talking about a league starting its 23rd year in a sport whose most prestigious competitions have followed that pattern for more than a century. (and in a country where even in baseball the playoffs have not even been around for half of the pro league's lifetime.)
I don't think it has to go as far as 'the Shield Winner is the real champion of MLS' or whatever, but this 'regular season means nothing' fetish in US sports sticks in my craw enough, and this is soccer for chrissakes.
The point was there are US sports where multiple championships are awarded in a year, including this one, and each have their own prestige. Next time I'll just ignore a troll.