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Post Match Leicester 0 Wolves 0

Feriol

Well-Known Member
I agree with Brown Nose that the tactical set-up cost us. I had expected Wolves to come and have a go, so can't blame Rodgers for that, but I'm surprised he didn't change it sooner.

All things considered a clean sheet was important following Maguire's departure, and the pressure is now off Soyuncu, and our attacking players can and will play better.
 

Miles Away

Well-Known Member
On reflection, I think Rodgers over-thought this match. He was too concerned with not losing the game.

I think he was probably thinking that we've got two tricky away matches after this and can't afford to get beat at home.

As it was, Wolves came with a 'don't lose' mentality rather than a 'try to win' one. They were knackered and, in particular, Neves and Jota were way off their usual standard. So they were probably there for the taking.

I'd hope that after the game, Rodgers was big enough to tell the players that he'd messed up tactically. I don't think the players did much different to what they were instructed to. We were just too cautious.
Agree with most of that. Largely, he bottled it.

Be interesting to see what he does against a wounded Chelsea. They are there to be got at.
 

Billyjof

Well-Known Member
Hopefully VAR will sort itself out. I find it a bit maddening in the cricket. “Should they refer? the clock is ticking.... should I start celebrating?”

Cricket and to a lesser extent Rugby is stop start, so VAR decisions can perhaps be tolerated. For me matchday at the football is about the flow the passion and the atmosphere. How can we sing “The referee’s a wanker“ if he’s correct all the time.
 

Skitzo

Well-Known Member
Hopefully VAR will sort itself out. I find it a bit maddening in the cricket. “Should they refer? the clock is ticking.... should I start celebrating?”

Cricket and to a lesser extent Rugby is stop start, so VAR decisions can perhaps be tolerated. For me matchday at the football is about the flow the passion and the atmosphere. How can we sing “The referee’s a wanker“ if he’s correct all the time.
Since when did Jon Moss or Mike Dean for example, need to be wrong to be called a wanker?
 

silly fox

Active Member
Having had time to reflect, I think VAR is just going to take some getting used to but if it ultimately corrects mistakes then I am all for it. I think it's the rule change for handball in the penalty area which is the problem in reality - I preferred the intentional vs. unintentional definition and the interpretation of that. In no way could you say Boly intended to handle the ball but Wolves did gain an advantage from it so under the new rules, it is rightly ruled out. Where I think VAR needs a tweak is with the offside rule - it used to be benefit of doubt to the attacker but we've lost all of that now - you can in effect have your little toe offside and the goal is ruled out which to me, is wrong. It should require more of the attacker to be offside than that.
 

tedfoxxx

Well-Known Member
Offside is the big VAR problem to solve for me. They need to soften the law somehow to favour the attacker.
Being offside when it’s just an arm, like Sterling’s at the weekend when you can’t play the ball with that part of the body seems a bit silly.
 
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P Pld Pts
Liverpool 16  46
Leicester 16  38
Manchester City 16  32
Chelsea 16  29
Manchester Utd 16  24
Wolves 16  24
Tottenham  16  23
Sheffield Utd 16  22
Arsenal 16  22
10 Palace 16  22
11 Newcastle Utd 16  22
12 Brighton 16  19
13 Burnley 16  18
14 Everton 16  17
15 Bournemouth 16  16
16 West Ham Utd 16  16
17 Aston Villa 16  15
18 Southampton 16  15
19 Norwich City 16  11
20 Watford 16  9
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