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    100% agree, it was almost as if, the referee did it for the attention. Fortunately Jese and Adam arguing over the penalty unsettled Adam and Ryan made a terrific save followed by some serious heroics from Dunk and AK. Team spirit will keep us up.
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      Woman next to me was slagging off Stephens all game - shouting at Hughton for not subbing him and constantly saying how he is useless.
      Seemed to hate Propper too as she wanted them both subbed off!
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      Stephens deadweighted pass to assist Jose was sublime, it would have been so easy to over hit that, but he laid it off perfectly.
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      Haven’t read the whole thread but we are lucky to have him, well done TB for holding out against his transfer at the start of last season. We wouldn’t be as solid without him in the team. Unsung hero who gets a ridiculous amount of stick from some fans.
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      Gareth Southgate was at yesterday’s game.

      Stephens and Dunk must have impressed IMO.
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      Can't agree, sorry. Apart from Propper being played out of his natural position, he gets his confidence off of Stephens. He's done a fantastic job, don't get me wrong, but one over Stephens, I can't agree. On a side note, will be interesting to see who the supporters choose as player of the season, must be the most open for many years.
      Really?

      Can’t see past Dunk myself. Literally a 7 or 8 out of 10 every game IMO.

      Ryan has done well, but had a shaky start. Gross excellent, but also struggled when we had our little blip.



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      Nothing silly at all. ,Happens in every game at least 50 times. It's a shocking referee decision. If that is a pen then Kane's goal was a foul also as he gave the Arsenal player a slight push to get the elevation.

      The ref is a cock and could have easily cost us points and our Premier league status.
      This. Abysmal, embarrassing decision.


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      Nothing silly at all. ,Happens in every game at least 50 times. It's a shocking referee decision. If that is a pen then Kane's goal was a foul also as he gave the Arsenal player a slight push to get the elevation.

      The ref is a cock and could have easily cost us points and our Premier league status.
      Just because silly tackles happen 50 times a game it doesn't make it right.

      Stephens and Propper have forged a wonderful partnership however Stephens main problem is he gives away to many silly tackles and free kicks.
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      Just because silly tackles happen 50 times a game it doesn't make it right.

      Stephens and Propper have forged a wonderful partnership however Stephens main problem is he gives away to many silly tackles and free kicks.
      Do you have any stats to back that up? or is it based on your opinion

      What context are they in if he is committing these fouls?

      Have you noticed that the opposition often foul players to stop a break from building, allowing them to get their players back into position (Man City in the first game were always doing that to us, and other teams in this league employ the same tactic) maybe its a part of the same tactic being used to stop the opposition from breaking quickly on us (ie, professional play?)

      Or is it like the penalty award, both players grappling and a very soft penalty was awarded as their player threw himself to the ground, conning the ref (or is that Stephens fault again?)
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      Quote Originally Posted by Guy Fawkes View Post
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      Do you have any stats to back that up? or is it based on your opinion

      What context are they in if he is committing these fouls?

      Have you noticed that the opposition often foul players to stop a break from building, allowing them to get their players back into position (Man City in the first game were always doing that to us, and other teams in this league employ the same tactic) maybe its a part of the same tactic being used to stop the opposition from breaking quickly on us (ie, professional play?)

      Or is it like the penalty award, both players grappling and a very soft penalty was awarded as their player threw himself to the ground, conning the ref (or is that Stephens fault again?)
      Just my opinion, first I think Stephens has grown into the season and looks excellent in the middle with Propper.

      I'm sure he wants to mark tight and not let attackers turn him but within this the slightest touch players go down, these are the "silly" fouls he gives away. Maybe it's naivety or maybe just being beaten by skill.

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