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[Albion] Chelsea vs Brighton & Hove Albion *** Official Match Thread ***



Nobby Cybergoat

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Jul 19, 2021
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We still look vulnerable to the ball in the box. We give away corners in a very risk averse kind of way, but we don't look at all convincing in defending them. Brentford and Burnley will be massively targeting this. Improvement needed
 
Ah we have to be honest we didn’t quite do enough in the second half against 10 men. Sanchez wasn’t worked enough, Pedro’s goal came out of the blue but lightning wasn’t going to strike twice. We deserved a point definitely but it’s not a huge total to lose, that. Let’s perform in these 2 home games now - get 6 points - and make this game a distant memory
 

brighton_dave

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Apr 13, 2016
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How do you explain Cashiedo not getting a second yellow then? He was never going to give him a second yellow and that is cheating surely.
I've used the word corruption too and maybe that's over stating it. OR maybe it's not? We know corruption exists within world football, just look at what happened with Juventus. I guess people were calling others conspiracy theorists at the time and look what happened there. "Big" team bias is 100% certain. Look at Fabinho on Ferguson last season, not even sent to VAR. Corruption is difficult to prove, legal teams are paid huge sums of money by the mega rich for a very good reason. As a unfair as it is, we just have to try and let it go or put our blinkers on as they'd like us to do. Personally I struggle as can't get past there being fairness in many walks of life. All boils down to 💶💰 😕
 
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Berty23

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I would love to hear an explanation of why neither of caicedo’s fouls warranted a second yellow. I don’t think it is corruption, I just think refs are intimidated. Possibly a few per cent of the decision making process is about stuff managers have said. Shouldn’t be but it’s human nature.
 

Nobby Cybergoat

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Jul 19, 2021
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I've used the word corruption too and maybe that's over stating it. OR maybe it's not? We know corruption exists within world football, just look at what happened with Juventus. I guess people were calling others conspiracy theorists at the time and look what happened there. "Big" team bias is 100% certain. Look at Fabinho on Ferguson last season, not even sent to VAR. Corruption is difficult to prove, legal teams are paid huge sums of money by the mega rich for a very good reason. As a unfair as it is, we just have to try and let it go or put our blinkers on as they'd like us to do. Personally I struggle as can't get past there being no fairness in many walks of life. All boils down to 💶💰 😕
Corruption is a very strong word, it's a specific crime and as you say, requires a strong burden of proof.

But is the PL structured to tackle the pressures which exist on officials to give decisions the way of the rich, the strong, or those who shout the loudest?

I'm not sure. The fact that officials are earning presumably very good money reffing in leagues where the state finances the league and owns clubs here is a massive conflict of interest in my view.

Are the refereeing assessors having honest conversations with the refs about unconscious bias in decision making? In particular to bigger teams or home teams or teams with a vociferous manager? I doubt it. There seems to be a chumminess and a closed club sort of mentality.
 


zefarelly

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Jul 7, 2003
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Sussex, by the sea
Yep hats off for that.

Thought we deserved a point though.

Adingra and mitoma rubbish today.

Billy , Baleba , bonny , lallana , gross , Pedro excellent
4 at the back, 2 good footballers and 2 rugby reject bouncers. It works reasonably well.

It's still astounding how shit Chelsea are given the resource. Long may it continue.
 


Zeberdi

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Oct 20, 2022
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Can we send this guy out on loan?
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The point I was making was that we have a set piece coach/analyst (in response to someone saying we didn’t cover set pieces in training)

I didn’t say we have much improved under him!

We’re still pretty much bottom of the League scoring from set pieces

But when you are in second from scoring from outside the box and 4th in the League for overall goals

Do our goals from set pieces matter to us?
 
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zefarelly

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Sussex, by the sea
I think it's the best, and most competitive top flight league. But the current referees are atrocious and shouldn't be anywhere near this league.

The leagues call for respect, but at some point they need to understand, you cant respect incompetence.
Whilst I completely agree . . . I don't honestly thing the referees are incompetent, some of them ( not many admitedly) are very good . . . . BUT, they're being undermined by VAR tossers who are too busy being noshed off on FA expenses to be paying attention to reality, it really is like some kind of fast show surreal reality. . . . BIN VAR, give refs their authority and responsibility back and the game will improve 10 fold within a month.
 

Justice

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Jun 21, 2012
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I've used the word corruption too and maybe that's over stating it. OR maybe it's not? We know corruption exists within world football, just look at what happened with Juventus. I guess people were calling others conspiracy theorists at the time and look what happened there. "Big" team bias is 100% certain. Look at Fabinho on Ferguson last season, not even sent to VAR. Corruption is difficult to prove, legal teams are paid huge sums of money by the mega rich for a very good reason. As an unfair as it is, we just have to try and let it go or put our blinkers on as they'd like us to do. Personally I struggle as can't get past there being fairness in many walks of life. All boils down to 💶💰 😕
We need to score three a game against the big boys like Arsenal last season otherwise the game will be engineered to do us over. We’ve seen it at Spurs last season not one but three bad decisions has to be dodgy.
 

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