VAR is ruining football…
I genuinely believe that the point of VAR is to disallow rather than to allow. It’s almost like VAR has made the rule of allowing goals its default position. I believe that this needs to change. It is really destroying the game. It’s almost like we’re always talking about a slither so large it seems immeasurable. It’s hard to feel excited, especially when you have to wait four to five minutes for a decision. This is what we saw in mid-week between Spurs Lisbon and Sporting Lisbon.
Antonio Conte almost said what I was saying, but they shouldn’t complain. – They reached the final of 2019 Champions League, despite Manchester City being on the wrong side of VAR. It’s Spurs this time, so it is swings & roundabouts. However, it’s a terrible advertisement for the game as a whole, especially with a manager being so rude and insensitive. We know it’s emotional, but it’s not good for VAR. Talking points are the essence of football. There’s little to no other topic than VAR’s right and wrong. Football has become a shambles.
I can only say that the players hate football. This is coming from someone who knows them well and works with them every day. It is impossible to replicate the feeling of the ball hitting the goalpost for players. Their frustrations are slowly increasing.
Spurs are currently playing very badly.
Both North London clubs will be busy in January…
Conte insists that it will take him two to three transfer windows to build his team. This is a cloak and dagger statement that basically says ‘Daniel Levy’. I expect them to do some things in January.
I believe Conte will view it as a whole and want to buy multiple reinforcements. Arsenal is the same. Mikel Arteta could definitely push for some winter signings to increase the team’s depth and quality.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United career is one of the most talked about stories right now.
Cristiano Ronaldo must accept he isn’t the player he once was…
He suffered a strop with Spurs almost two weeks ago. He missed the Chelsea match the next weekend, but returned to United’s Europa League group match against FC Sheriff on Thursday.
I believe that Ronaldo is testing Erik Ten Hag when he does not really need it. It’s unnecessary.
What is happening to Ronaldo is what happens to all players, even the most elite. It’s difficult for him to accept, but Man United’s view is that they are no worse off if he’s not playing. It is possible to argue that they are better without him.
If there is a mutually beneficial offer for him in January, I believe he will remain and continue to serve the remainder of his contract.
As it stands now, United will think ‘Ronaldo can go at end of season unless you get something decent in January’. I doubt that will happen unless he assists Portugal win their first ever World Cup.
I think as it currently stands, United will be thinking ‘Ronaldo, you can go at the end of the season unless something decent comes in for you in January’, and I don’t think that is going to happen unless he helps Portugal win their first-ever World Cup.