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TigerTedd

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  1. TigerTedd

    U23s v Everton

    How is the league structured? What is premier league 2? Is there a premier league 1? Are we essentially where Liverpool are in the proper league, or are we in a expand tier of some sort of weird pyramid?
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    Random stuff that people do that annoy me

    I'm way too late on this band wagon to catch up properly. But here's one that's been pissing me right off recently... Polite drivers! The example is, you're waiting patiently to turn right out of a junction. You've not been waiting long, you're in no rush. You can see a gap on the horizon, just after that red car, that's your chance. But then the red car starts to slow down. You're not sure what his intentions are or what's going on. You're getting a bit pensive, because you can see your window of opportunity narrowing as the car behind him starts to close the gap. Then eventually he comes to a stop and flashes you. You're not ready for that, so you're caught on the back foot and get your feet in a mess, and end up stalling. Then he's looking at you like a banker, while you're blocking traffic. If he had just carried on his day as normal, without taking it upon himself to decide that the normal rules of the road are not appropriate for this situation, and they need him to give it a helping hand, everything would have gone quite smoothly. Now, had it been a static queue of traffic, you leave a gap, that's the rule (and it pisses me off equally when people don't understand that rule, and beep at me for having to force my way out in front of them cos they didn't leave a gap!) And it always seems to be the car at the end of a stream of traffic. The one where it wouldn't have made the slightest difference if he'd have carried on. It also applies when you're a pedestrian. I tell my kids, 'we're going to cross after this blue car.' Then the sodding blue car slows down and lets us cross. Like he's doing me a ducking favour. He's a) thrown me off my stride, so now I'm half tipping my daughter out of her pushchair while I try to get off the curb, cos now I don't want to inconvenience him by taking too long about crossing, and b) not helping me to teach my kids how to cross the road. So, in summary, don't be a polite driver. Just stick to the rules of the road, that way everyone is on the same page, and everything will work out fine for everyone.
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    View from the outside

    If our defence is week, I lose this question. When was the last time we let in 5 in a game?
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    January excuses early

    Don’t get me wrong, I think we’ve got every chance of getting good results. But you can’t win them all, and a narrow defeat in any or all of these games would be disappointing, but not unrealistic. Maybe we loose unluckily, or some very good teams just shade it, but if we end up getting 4 out of 12 pts in January, everyone will start thinking it’s the curse of January again. Hope we just batter everyone though.
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    Derby 21st in this Championship table

    I wish the bank would give me a £3mil overdraft limit. You wouldn’t see me for dust.
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    January excuses early

    Our excuse for January is our fixture list. I can see us loosing to Leeds and Middlesbrough, and, it being January, alarm bells ring and everyone goes into wrist slashing mode. Leeds and Middlesbrough are easily loosable games at any time of the year. But given our post Christmas traditional slump, I can see a lot of people going a bit overboard. The worst case scenario is that that effects confidence going into reading and millwall.
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    Derby 21st in this Championship table

    Just refresh it.
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    Derby 21st in this Championship table

    Ipswich owe an awful lot, considering they look destined for league 1 next season.
  9. TigerTedd

    Sporting Bloopers

    How time flies. I remember that coming in like it was yesterday.
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    View from the outside

    So all my defending of Wilson using my degree in amateur psychology and vast experience of watching the bbc text commentary, and really it seems like a pretty clear cut trip, based on this testimony. Case closed m’lud. No dive.
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    View from the outside

    These days you have to go down if there’s contact, or you won’t get the peno, even if it is a foul. See one of Salah’s goals at the weekend. There was a clear foul on him as he ran in on goal, he kept on his feet, and was able to score in the end. But if he hadn’t have scored, it wouldn’t have been pulled back for a free kick, cos he didn’t go down. If the goals on, stay on your feet, but if the balls getting away from you, and you can see a challenge incoming, you kick the ball away a bit, and brace yourself for impact, taking the foul, and warning the free kick. In this case, Wilson’s probably assumed impact, thought he might win a penalty here, started to crumple, then realised there hasn’t actually been any impact and jumped back up. I don’t know the inner workings of his brain, just playing devils advocate really. I think it’s a bit unfair to say he dived, when he ultimately didn’t try to profit from it, he jumped back up and got on with the game. If it’s only the threat of a yellow card that got him to leap back to his feet, then welll done to him, that’s quick thinking. A lot of footballers wouldn’t be that clever.
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    View from the outside

    I know his reasons for jumping back up we’re cos he didn’t get the contact he expected, and knew it would be construed as a dive with no contact. So he jumped back up, so no one could call it a dive. He didn’t claim for anything, he didn’t make a meal of it. Yet you’re still insisting it’s a dive and worthy of a booking. Leaping over mid air and staying down expecting a penalty, that’s a dive. Leaping over mid air, when you were assuming there’d be a foot there, then realising it was mid air, and jumping straight back up, is not a dive (in my book anyway). And forcing the foul, or playing for the foul, when there’s nothing else on is not diving either. That’s just clever play. Martin did it all the time. If there’s nothing else on, what can you do for your team? Force the defender to foul you. A foul is a foul. If you’re clever enough to be able to position yourself in such a way that it forces the defender into mistake, then we’ll done to you. I reckon Wilson thought he’d forced the defender into fouling him, was ready to collapse in a heap, then quickly realised the defender didn’t take the bait, and had pulled out of the challenge. Too late to stop his momentum to ground, but not to late to leap straight back up. Touché to the defender, you win this round. But no dive. And if, if, you could argue that he should get a yellow for that, then he got his first one unfairly. The Wigan twit bought the ‘headbutt’, Wilson puts his head down to walk away, the Wigan player moves his head into the space where Harry’s head is about to be. The Wigan player essentially dives, making a big meal of it. And that is diving, he’s making a meal of it, he’s trying to fool the ref, and he succeeds. Still not sure how they both ended up with yellow cards. They can’t both be in the wrong. Either the Wigan guy was play-acting, or Wilson actually did headbutt him.
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    Sporting Bloopers

    Couldn’t the goalkeepers pick it up back then. What an idiot.
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    View from the outside

    But he didn’t appeal, and didn’t even stay down. You’re original argument was that he should have been carded for that. That would seem to be massively unfair if you don’t even appeal for the penalty, especially if it’s going to result in a sending off. It would take a ducking horrible ref to send someone off for that. I’m against diving, but if he gets straight up and doesn’t make a meal of it, what more can you ask for. At worst (and I’ve not seen it, so I don’t know), he expected more contact, and was ready to go down. I don’t even consider that diving. It’s drawing a foul and make sure the ref sees it. Stay on your feet when there’s contact, you don’t get a penalty, go down and you do. If you know the balls getting away from you anyway, you go down. He quickly realised there’s not as much contact as he was expecting, he’s not going to get a penalty for it, so he leaps back up. How can you book someone for that?
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    View from the outside

    The red was stone wall. How anyone can defend it is ridiculous. They’re was a red in the boro game for last man, that was a lot more contentious, but still a red. This one was as easy a decision as the red will ever make. Stupid wigan fans.
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