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    Dave's take on the Toon defeat...

    In the long and illustrious history of Burnley Football Club the last seven days will not be recalled with any affection.
    They began with the club owner and a shirt-sleeved Sean Dyche attempting fruitlessly to clear a sudden blizzard from the Turf Moor pitch and subsequently having to field a volley of complaints about the club failing to predict the timing and volume of the snowfall which caused the fixture against Spurs to be called off.
    This was followed by a tedious midweek goalless draw at Wolves in which Burnley held firm but failed to assert themselves.
    The week concluded with the Clarets losing a “must win” match away at bottom-of-the-table Newcastle United, a fixture at a ground where they hadn’t won since Peter Noble scored the winner in the seventies, against a club who hadn’t won in any of their previous games and had recently come under the management of the former Burnley boss Eddie Howe.
    As if those factors were not sufficient portents of doom, injury denied Burnley the services of Ben Mee and, after half an hour, Maxwel Cornet. Burnley were thus denied the services of both their skipper and their star player for the majority of the match.
    Add all this together and there was only one conceivable outcome and on forty minutes Callum Wilson delivered it; Nick Pope advanced into a crowd of players to claim a cross, he caught it, as he usually does, but the buffeting of the attendant Newcastle players caused him to drop the ball at Wilson’s feet who promptly drilled it into the roof of the net Pope had strayed from.
    Often goalkeepers receive undue protection in such circumstances, but not this time and after a VAR check, the goal stood. In fairness it probably wasn’t enough of a challenge to warrant a foul and the award of the goal was probably justified.
    Burnley huffed and puffed for the remainder of the game; Johann Berg Gudmundsson had a deflected shot which struck the post; Jay Rodriguez was – accurately - adjudged offside when he turned in a cross; and Matej Vydra’s control abandoned him with the Magpie’s goal at his mercy.
    In truth however, for the second game in the week, Burnley never really looked like summoning up the victory they could desperately do with.
    Match of the Day’s resident Victor Meldrew, Danny Murphy, thinks Burnley are in relegation trouble, which is undeniable, whilst on Sky Sports Clinton Morrison expressed confidence that they will extract themselves from it, a view which recent history would support.
    The task facing the Clarets, purely – if not simply – is to win at least nine of their remaining twenty four games, it will be hard work, and to achieve it will take a monumental effort. This squad of players have experience and character, they are well led and well organised, we can only watch and hope that that will be enough.
    Last edited by The Bedlington Terrier; 06-12-2021 at 04:41 AM.

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    Despite what Dave says we had an identical "goal" disallowed last season at Leeds, and if I recall correctly Mee got booked for the same "offence" the Toon player got away with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    Despite what Dave says we had an identical "goal" disallowed last season at Leeds, and if I recall correctly Mee got booked for the same "offence" the Toon player got away with.
    I've watched numerous replays, there was no challenge from the Newcastle player, he was virtually immobile, Tarko was seeing to that. The only different outcome feasible was a penalty against Pope for barging into and flattening the Newcastle forward. Anyone thinking we were hard done to there is really clutching at straws and should give their head a wobble.

    I have little time for referees and VAR, but they were 100% spot on allowing that goal to stand, in fact it would have been one the easiest ones to adjudicate on.
    Last edited by sinkov; 06-12-2021 at 09:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    I've watched numerous replays, there was no challenge from the Newcastle player, he was virtually immobile, Tarko was seeing to that. The only different outcome feasible was a penalty against Pope for barging into and flattening the Newcastle forward. Anyone thinking we were hard done to there is really clutching at straws and should give their head a wobble.

    I have little time for referees and VAR, but they were 100% spot on allowing that goal to stand, in fact it would have been one the easiest ones to adjudicate on.
    Exact replica of my comments about the "goal" we did not get against Leeds mon ami. Where is the consistency?

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    No foul at all. Pope was unlucky that his momentum meant that he caught the ball but was still moving forward as he came down and his arms caught Schar and he dropped the ball. Wilson then was in the right place at the right time and took advantage.

    The incident at Leeds was similar but the referee blew for a foul by Ben Mee, even though Ben had his back to the keeper and did not do anything except jump. When the ball dropped to Ashley Barnes, who scored, the whistle had already gone which meant that VAR could not get involved.
    The decision at Newcastle, sadly, was correct, however. the decision at Leeds was absolutely diabolical as was the penalty award which he had given to them earlier when Pope cleared the ball and Bamford fell over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    Exact replica of my comments about the "goal" we did not get against Leeds mon ami. Where is the consistency?
    There is no consistency BT, every man and his dog knows that, we were robbed blind at Leeds, but at Newcastle the decision was correct.

    C'est la vie.

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    Clutching at straws on this thread.We were shoite and deserved to lose with one shot on target in 90 minutes.Hoof and hope will get us relegated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaretinBudapest View Post
    Clutching at straws on this thread.We were shoite and deserved to lose with one shot on target in 90 minutes.Hoof and hope will get us relegated.
    And the truth will set you free.

    Thatís about the measure of it CIB.

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    This was a ****e loss, we had a extra week off to prepare after the inch of snow cancellation. And to be turned over by our biggest problem in the bottom 3.. needed to beat them keep them down before they get their January cheque book our and buy our best players!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FromTheDarkness View Post
    This was a ****e loss, we had a extra week off to prepare after the inch of snow cancellation. And to be turned over by our biggest problem in the bottom 3.. needed to beat them keep them down before they get their January cheque book our and buy our best players!
    To be fair the Toon needed the win as much as we did. Buoyed up by a massive crowd, Eddie desperate for his first win, Pope clanger, Wood & Vydra firing blanks again, we are in the deep brown stuff that's for sure.

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