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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer new Manchester United coach!

Manchester United appointed Ole Gunner Solskjær (OGS) on December 19th 2018, taking over from Jose Miserynho aka Jose Mourinho until the end of the season. At the same time the club aired publicly they were looking for a new long term replacement. Now over 2 months later they are not anymore, it will be announced soon. He was slated to return to Molde in May but that won't happen now!!!

The first thing most United fans would have welcomed was the ejection of Miserynho for the ever smiling club legend Solksjaer...... The second thing they'd have been grateful for was the unexpected GREAT FOOTBALL CHRISTMAS!!! Ending United fans mass depression.

Most United fans if honest were sick to death of the pragmatic styles of Moyes, Van Hell ooops I mean Gaal & Miserynho, it just isn't the typical counter attack swash buckling style of United, it's that simple.

It certainly has not been entertaining for red devil fans, I've heard it at Old Trafford and at away games, I know how happy they are NOW!

The faithful at Old Trafford do not want to see 60 minutes kicking the ball along the back line. They want 90 minutes on the wing, down the middle, over the top attacking until the final whistle.

OGS first game in charge was against Cardiff City, December 22nd 2018, United won. This was the first time Man Utd had scored 5 in a Premier League game since drawing West Brom 5-5 in Sir Alex's' final game in charge (May 2013).

THEN four league wins on the bounce OGS became the first United manager to win his first five league games in charge  since Sir Matt Busby back in 1946. The Prem winning streak came to an end on six with a comeback 2-2 draw at home to Burnley January 29th.

Subsequently with the massive swing in form OGS was awarded the Premier League Manager of the Month for January. He is the first Man United manager to win the award since Sir Alex, October 2012.

Having picked up 25 points since taking over, OGS has earned more points than any other premier league manager in his first nine games. He's making history as a coach, he made history with United as a legend player and frankly he does deserve the job. keep listening for the announcement, he deserves it's coming very soon!

Another sign that things are much better now is the United fans singing " Ole's at the wheel" loud and proud. OH Yeh and they're happy now!

Finally it is also a breath of fresh air to have a coach who looks like he's enjoying the job unlike Jose Miserynho!
Maurizio Sarri Chelsea is yellow-carded by referee-Martin Atkinson
Technical area cards for coaches & staff!

Since the start of the season The FA/FIFA have introduced a trial yellow card RULE for coaches or technical area personnel . Recently Chelsea FC coach Sarri was booked by Nigel Atkinson for his furious, disrespectful protestation against a call.

Bravo I say enough beating up the referee, It's time for the over privileged to just shut up and play fair maybe setting a good example for the young!

Coaches will no longer be sent directly to the stands. The yellow card signals that they must control their temper & they will be sent off if they continue to offend.

Disciplinary action will be taken for accumulated ‘stage 1 warnings’ for technical area personnel in the Premier League, FA Cup, English Football League, EFL Cup, EFL Trophy & National League.

Stage 1 warnings will be issued verbally In the Premier League, without cards. Unlike accumulated player cautions, there is no cut-off date for yellow cards issued for technical area misconduct.

Number of stage 1 warnings  Suspension to commence immediately
 4  One match
 8  Two matches
 12  Three matches
 16 Misconduct charge (Enforced by a regulatory committee.

Definition: Stage 1 warning.

As outlined in the technical area code of conduct, for any activity considered to be irresponsible the match referee has the authority to issue a formal warning to the individual concerned.

Irresponsible behavior includes but is not limited to:

  • inappropriate language and / or gestures towards the match officials which are an obvious show of dissent or an attempt to influence the decisions of the match officials;
  • kicking or throwing water bottles, coats or other similar objects in an obvious show of dissent;
  • sarcastic clapping and / or other gestures intended to undermine the authority of the match officials;
    entering the opponents’ technical area in an inappropriate manner;
  • gesturing waving an imaginary yellow/red card.

The formal warnings are reported to The FA using the same process as player cautions and dismissals. like the player process, the coaches will be informed of the charge against them whereby they will receive their punishment ranging from one to normally 2-3 games.

Respect towards the officials needs a big helping hand, especially in the Premier League. When fans watch the Prem on TV they will do as the pro's do when playing Sunday morning or in the plex (indoor). It's monkey see monkey do and it's time the amateur monkeys demanded the pro's set a better example, right?

Okay now you now a little more, the game is always evolving not forgetting VAR coming next season in the Prem, just adapt peeps!

Coach getting sent off
Coach getting sent off

Two more rule changes may be coming in the not to distant future:

1). The goal-kick law : Would no longer require the ball to leave the penalty area before it is touched by a teammate.

The goalkeeper could/can play the ball in or outside of the penalty area. The keeper can pass to his teammate in the box and the opponent must wait outside until the player has touched the ball.! TOUCHED THE BALL!

2). Substitution law: Would allow a substitute to leave the field anywhere on the pitch. This will cause headaches for linesman Not a good idea!

Simply the referee can instruct a player to leave the pitch, exiting from anywhere on the playing surface hoping to reduce time-wasting.

 No matter what rule they change we still watch

Recently a Premier League Coach Sent Off

What has BUFFALO BILL (William Cody) got to do with this Professional Soccer team logo!

Gent 1-0 Tottenham KAA GENT
What do this logo & Bufallo Bill have in common

KAA Gent is the team logo and they play their football in Belgium they are often referred to as The Buffalo's. At live matches you'll hear the entire crowd chant ‘Buffalo! Buffalo! KAA Gent!’. This has been tradition since 1920. The Indian chieftain was first used in 1924.

How did the image of a Native American end up as KAA Gents' logo?

It has its origins in 1895, when the famed American Barnum & Bailey Circus featuring William Cody, aka Buffalo Bill, first visited the city of Ghent, Belgium. In those times, it was typical for European circuses to feature a ‘Cowboys and Indians’ show with the intention of introducing European audiences to life in the Wild West. During the show, the audience was encouraged to shout the words ‘Buffalo! Buffalo!’.

During the 1920 Olympic games in Antwerp Belgian athlete Omar Smet ( KAA Gent athletic department) reacted to the rhythmical cheering of the American delegation with the student yell ‘Buffalo! Buffalo!’ Together with him, KAA Gent was subsequently given its alias: ‘The Buffalos’.

Indian logo on flag

The association's first use of this name was in 1921 and the head of an Indian chieftain first appeared on supporters flags in 1924. Many years passed between Buffalo Bill’s visit to Belgium in 1895 and KAA Gent’s decision to use an Indian chieftain as a logo within an athletic context in the early 1920s.

The decision for adopting the logo was due to the alliance formed between the population of Ghent and the circus visiting in 1895 and 1906. This decision included the Sioux tribe and Indian chiefs who performed in the circus along with William Cody AKA Buffalo Bill.

That's the history of how the image of a Native American Chief was introduced as KAA Gents club logo in Belgium. Not even close to North America but it has links to the native American Sioux Tribe, who would have thought that even possible?

Buffalom Bill and KAA Gent History

IN MY HUMBLE OPINION!

IMHO! Harry Kane has changed his game play. I don't know who talked to him but one thing is sure, he's going down faster than a rock tied to rock in a swimming pool......

I mean who exactly trained him how when where to take a tumble or as I see it a calculated dive to win a free kick or at best a penalty.....just like V's Chelsea FC!

Two seasons ago Harry did not dive....before the world cup I cannot remember him being such  a dive dive dive merchant either..... But since The World Cup he seems to be a different player. Maybe it all started around the England set up at the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia. How many penalties did England win at The 2018 World Cup? The answer is 3 and Sir Harry Kane MBE, won all of them!

Ironically.............The English fans have long complained about European teams or players for diving or as they see it cheating.

Truth is the Europeans like the Spanish will use any or every tactic to win, legal or otherwise. It's time the  English or for that matter British Soccer fans get real and understand times have changed and mind games plus mental strength over 90+ minutes wins games....something ENGLAND are incapable of, proof of this one trophy in over 100 years maybe diving will help change that?

Nowadays we see Kane winning penalties as often as the other DIVE KING Mo Salah of Liverpool. Next year those who dive will suffer the wrath of VAR and then either the yellow or red card of the referee........

On that note which referee will be strong enough to demand VAR instead of turning away totally unsure? I've seen a few instances this season where it has clearly been a dive and the ref looked away. This lack of nuts to call it happens mostly at the cost of the bottom 14 Premier League clubs if you get my drift?

Who will be sent off first next season in the Premiership for diving. IT WILL HAPPEN, I TOLD YA!

As for Harry and Mo and the likes of, this year is your last free ride to act like submarines....dive dive dive. Next year is not so far away and someone will be the first sent off......I Can't Wait!

Divers are w@^kers who corrupt the day!

Also on terrible calls, the Asian cup Syria v Australia had a joke call in it so bad I cannot believe it. No contact just two forwards getting in each others way whereby Mexican ref Cesar Ramos thinks he saw a foul, WTF?

Have a look and then laugh it's too horrendous to believe, Enjoy 🙂

Wayne Rooney Drunk again gets arrested! Its sooo not a surprise with Rooney and I am sure he regrets his actions but carve a line in the sand, enough is enough!

He has a drink problem and must get help or face the consequences of business & life failure. Another super player who went downhill like a freight train going off the cliff was Paul Gascoigne. It was a tragedy to watch Gascoigne go down the road he did but just as sad, Rooney is on track to go the same sad way. A man who drank and played all day & night George Best could at least keep it all decent, something people may forget.

Rooney has a life style you could only dream of and should be the perfect role model but for all his good moves on the pitch, it is his drunken actions off it that will remain in many fans minds, England fans especially.

When you see how many times Rooney has had off field issues while drinking & smoking its easy to understand why he never reached the highest winning levels like Pele, Beckenbauer or Bobby Moore for example.

His actions this time happened in a very prude society, The USA.

Do not be misled about the USA and the life style there. If you act out you get cuffed & duffed up a little if you resist, no matter who the hell you are!

The drinking in Britain which is more like a way of life does not exist or move in the same way or fashion....its more reserved! Therefore when superstars act outrageously in public they are the subject to major scrutiny with guaranteed negative actions and consequences.

He will shortly face a few MLS top brass who will tell him there is a limit and that Rooney can be turfed if this happens again. He has  a track record for the booze, the clock is ticking............

Endorsements could fly and stay it all depends on what happens next for Wayne on the next pub crawl or nightclub scenario, its going to happen again.....It has happened too many times for it to stop overnight, right!

THINK of THIS: Rooney could be the new GAZZA Yes WAZZA, Wayne Rooney is replacing GAZZA Paul Gacoigne as Englands Soccer hero for all the wrong reasons.

He has money, a great family life with wife Colleen and the kids now he should focus on that and DC United. I hope he lights up the headlines for his on field actions not OFF FIELD boozing exploits. AAA Wayne, go there........................

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Tattoos are cool but not this.................  Every time I see the Manchester City goalkeeper I just can’t help staring at this bloody ugly blob on the side of his neck. Tattoos are cool but not this! Now I’m not against self expression far from, I endorse it. But I am against this kind of tattoo promotion which I find pretty dumb. I mean why stop there Ederson just ink tattoos on your whole face! I mean it’s high time the FA stepped in, the rules could be enforced!

One Big angle, this guy is supposed to be a role model. Role models know what they do will be copied by the masses in this social media famed crazed world. Therefore these role models need to act just a tad conservative in the public eye. What message is he sending to the very influential young who WILL copy cat his selfish lavish fashion? I think it would be better if he covered his neck as in the pic on the right but honestly I’ve seen enough of that ugly blob on the left it does nothing for me or the game. Its time someone said something therefore let it be I. The FA could step in but won’t, no shock?

When I watch the game I don’t want to see what you got inked on yourself. I want to see football not a bloody fashion crazed social media circus that cannot deliver quality football. I don’t give a toss what you do in ya private time just go have fun.

But when it’s time to represent your club, wear the kit with pride and forget about ya jewellery & cars. Give 90 minutes+ effort & smarts for your employer and faithful fans who don’t live in the luxury world of their stars.

He’s an average keeper and the tattoos need covering up they only look good close up, apparently!

Is it me or what?  Let me hear ya rant. Its a free speech world on this site I don’t ban people for honesty. Fill ya Boots 🙂 fifascup@gmail.com

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Manchester United not a threat to top teams For many years Manchester United were the best team in England if not Europe and you either loved them or hated them during their long lasting time of Glory & titles!

NOW that their glory days are finally over many will want to see them slip further from the top & titles......Like Liverpool at the end of the 1980's. Liverpool were the Kings in England during the 70's & 80's and were replaced by rivals Manchester United who went on to win everything in sight. BUT nowadays United have been replaced by their own bitter rivals Manchester City who look like a long term Dynasty in the making.

City also look like owning Manchester for many years to come putting the Red Devils firmly in second place under a Blue Moon! Over the last 10 years City have done better than United in player purchases, facilities & overall club expansion. They have a plan that's working well and within the next 5 years Manchester will be Blue, definitely not Red!

Manchester United have won 13 Premier league titles and 7 old division one titles giving them 20 English league champion titles. Manchester City have won 3 Premier league titles and 2 old division one titles giving them a total of 5 English league champion titles. Be aware that United fans are watching a change in power with City getting bigger, faster, stronger and winning trophies too, something United aren't doing!

For the very worried United fans they see City as 15 years from equaling and passing United's winning history. It will happen but City will need a few more years than 15!

Man Utd coaches Van Gaal, Moyes and now Mourinho have all bought top players but nothing has really changed. United are not a threat any longer to teams like Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea or Spurs.

When Sir Alex retired he left a decent squad behind him but a squad that was at its peak with new blood urgently required to maintain the balance. Van Gaal, Moyes and now Mourinho have and are feeling the knock on effects of it with limited success for a supposed Top team during that time.

Manchester United are being out bid in the transfer market by rival clubs...United are being outplayed on the field by rival clubs...United are being pushed out of the top 4 by rival clubs...That's how far they have fallen in a few short years. Man Utd are no longer a threat to top teams.

BTW.....When United won the Uefa Champions League in 1999 Man City were in the third division in England...Oh how the mighty have fallen!