Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by Prufrock » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:07 pm

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Grinding out results when we're not playing well is great for the table. Not so good for my ticker though.
Haha aye, I wouldn't mind a 3-0 thrown in there.
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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by HMX » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:07 pm

Prufrock wrote:
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Amazing comeback and result!

Shouldn't have been a red card, was a penalty for us, and correct decision to yellow card their player for simulation.
Agreed, though as others have said I'd have been livid if he did that for us, gave the ref an opportunity. I think that's almost always bollocks when people say it about tackles, but afters like that, thick as f*ck.

I genuinely think we can win it.
Yeah, agree. As they say, you give the ref a decision to make. Naive from the player.

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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by Bruce Rioja » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:07 pm

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69% v 31% possession
13 shots v 6
4 on target v 2

I'd say 2-1 sounds a perfectly fair reflection
it would, to somebody who didn't watch the game. However, you saw the game ;)
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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by DJBlu » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:07 pm

Prufrock wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:05 pm
HMX wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:01 pm
Amazing comeback and result!

Shouldn't have been a red card, was a penalty for us, and correct decision to yellow card their player for simulation.
Agreed, though as others have said I'd have been livid if he did that for us, gave the ref an opportunity. I think that's almost always bollocks when people say it about tackles, but afters like that, thick as f*ck.

I genuinely think we can win it.
The shithousery from the referee was awesome. Give them the freekicks all game outside the box then when they want the penalty, yellow for simulation.

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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by BWFC_Insane » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:08 pm

I’m not so convinced theirs wasn’t a penalty. Only seen one replay but looked a push to me.

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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by Bertie Wooster » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:09 pm

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Well, that score line doesn't tell an accurate story, does it?! Absolutely shocking. But hey, we'll take it ;)
This - great result but a very poor performance IMO, we have had some really shite refs this season and have generally been on the end of some really shite decisions, but that one today balances it out for me.

We really do need to play with more tempo & intensity, a very poor performance for me but obviously a good win.

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Post by Burnden Paddock » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:11 pm

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I’m not so convinced theirs wasn’t a penalty. Only seen one replay but looked a push to me.
Lee put his hand on his back, as their diving prick of a player ‘fell’ and was almost horizontal in his path at the time. He had nowhere to go and tried to stop himself falling.

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Post by Harry Genshaw » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:12 pm

Lately in the prem, any contact at all in the box seems to result in a penalty. I wouldn't have been surprised to see them get it tbh.

The daft thing is, Walsall had executed their gameplan perfectly up to the silly red. We'll have to be a lot better next weekend.
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Post by Worthy4England » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:12 pm

BWFC_Insane wrote:
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I’m not so convinced theirs wasn’t a penalty. Only seen one replay but looked a push to me.
I think if he hadn't taken a huge dive, the push might have looked a bit more obvious...but looked like a push to me, too.

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Post by Prufrock » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:13 pm

Two teams on the pitch. They played well, pressed high, leathered anything near box away, and dived and wasted time at any chance.

It's tough to create momentum and rhythm. But no arguments we were awful first half. I thought the second was fine. Upped the tempo and still think we deserved to win the game. No ambition at all from them, get what you deserve.

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Post by BWFC_Insane » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:14 pm

Worthy4England wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:12 pm
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I’m not so convinced theirs wasn’t a penalty. Only seen one replay but looked a push to me.
I think if he hadn't taken a huge dive, the push might have looked a bit more obvious...but looked like a push to me, too.
Yeah either way whatever decision pen or not I think VAR would have upheld it. There was enough evidence of contact to give it as well as deciding he was on his way down too easily.

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Post by Prufrock » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:15 pm

He sprinted, then immediately stopped to get contact and threw himself horizontal.

It's never ever a penalty at any level.
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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by Dave Sutton's barnet » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:16 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:01 pm
69% v 31% possession
13 shots v 6
4 on target v 2

I'd say 2-1 sounds a perfectly fair reflection
it would, to somebody who didn't watch the game. However, you saw the game ;)
I did - and as a football journalist rather than a concerned fan, I'd say Walsall didn't look as good as Bolton. Organised, hardworking, shithousey, but limited and with worse players less capable of scoring.

As a fan, I'm disappointed we didn't hammer them but I suppose more relieved than anything else. But as a professionally dispassionate watcher of very many football games over the years, I'd say the statistics tell a fair story of one team having far more intent to score, and coming close a few times before doing so.
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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by HMX » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:17 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:11 pm
BWFC_Insane wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:08 pm
I’m not so convinced theirs wasn’t a penalty. Only seen one replay but looked a push to me.
Lee put his hand on his back, as their diving prick of a player ‘fell’ and was almost horizontal in his path at the time. He had nowhere to go and tried to stop himself falling.
Exactly. Lee falling through the player shows you how quickly the guy went to ground on a tiny bit of contact.

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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by Worthy4England » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:26 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:16 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:01 pm
69% v 31% possession
13 shots v 6
4 on target v 2

I'd say 2-1 sounds a perfectly fair reflection
it would, to somebody who didn't watch the game. However, you saw the game ;)
I did - and as a football journalist rather than a concerned fan, I'd say Walsall didn't look as good as Bolton. Organised, hardworking, shithousey, but limited and with worse players less capable of scoring.

As a fan, I'm disappointed we didn't hammer them but I suppose more relieved than anything else. But as a professionally dispassionate watcher of very many football games over the years, I'd say the statistics tell a fair story of one team having far more intent to score, and coming close a few times before doing so.
I'll take this narrative.

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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by Harry Genshaw » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:26 pm

I was shouting at the 4th official for fecking up the subs board. We play on and score the equaliser. Well done that man!
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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by truewhite15 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:27 pm

Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:16 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:07 pm
Dave Sutton's barnet wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:01 pm
69% v 31% possession
13 shots v 6
4 on target v 2

I'd say 2-1 sounds a perfectly fair reflection
it would, to somebody who didn't watch the game. However, you saw the game ;)
I did - and as a football journalist rather than a concerned fan, I'd say Walsall didn't look as good as Bolton. Organised, hardworking, shithousey, but limited and with worse players less capable of scoring.

As a fan, I'm disappointed we didn't hammer them but I suppose more relieved than anything else. But as a professionally dispassionate watcher of very many football games over the years, I'd say the statistics tell a fair story of one team having far more intent to score, and coming close a few times before doing so.
This. We've played better than today and lost this season. Yes, we didn't exactly play to the high standards we've set ourselves recently. But it's doing us a massive disservice to say we didn't deserve the win.

Flip your viewpoint. If you were a Saddlers fan, are you really looking at that game and thinking you deserved anything more than a defeat?

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Re: Will it be Balsall from Walsall? Sat 20/3/22 (h) 15:00

Post by The_Gun » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:37 pm

We do struggle to close out games. What’s our biggest win this season?

Edit: It was 3-0 vs Southend.
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Post by Worthy4England » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:39 pm

The_Gun wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:37 pm
We do struggle to close out games. What’s our biggest win this season?
Southend? 3-0?

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Post by knobpolisher » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:39 pm

Importantly gives us breathing space over eight place.
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