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FPL differentials the key figures as West Brom host Brighton

It is the Fantasy Premier League differentials on offer in the second match of Double Gameweek 26.

Despite playing just once over the next few days, Brighton are the more popular outfit in this match, Lewis Dunk (£4.9m) starting the match with 5.6% ownership.

Robert Sánchez (£4.5m) is another leading figure as the Seagulls travel to West Bromwich Albion although on 3.0% of Fantasy managers currently rely on the goalkeeper.

2.8% are still invested in Neal Maupay (£6.1m) who leads the line today, accompanied by an out-of-position Leandro Trossard (£5.7m).

It looks as if Graham Potter has gone with a back-four for the visit to the Hawthorns, with Dan Burn (£4.2m) and Joël Veltman (£4.3m) in the left and right-back positions either side of Dunk and Ben White (£4.4m).

Meanwhile, Matheus Pereira (£5.4m) is the most fashionable starting Baggies option today sat in 1.8% of teams.

Ahead of facing two fixtures, the midfielder has a goal and assist in his last two at home.

Mbaye Diagne (£6.0m) has been a much-discussed asset in the build-up to Double Gameweek 26 and starts up-front for the fourth-successive Premier League match.

He is inside the top-four among all players for minutes per expected goal involvement (xGI) over the last four matches but only 0.8% of Fantasy managers are invested in the forward.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (£4.6m) is also on the radar even though just 0.6% of managers possess the Arsenal loanee.

He is deployed out of position once again today, operating on the right-hand flank of West Brom’s attacking midfield trio.

Double Gameweek 26 Line-ups

West Bromwich Albion XI (4-2-3-1): Johnstone; C Townsend, Bartley, O’Shea, Furlong; Yokuslu, Gallagher; M Phillips, M Pereira, Maitland-Niles; Diagne.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI (4-4-2): R Sánchez; Burn, Dunk, White, Veltman; Connolly, Mac Allister, Bissouma, Groß; Maupay, Trossard.

Double Gameweek 26 so far…

Another Double Gameweek, another attacking haul for Manchester City’s centre-backs.

João Cancelo (£6.1m) watched Saturday’s lunch-time kick-off in dismay as Pep Guardiola benched him for the first time since Gameweek 21.

And his absence from the team, which lasted the whole game, made goals for Ruben Dias (£6.1m) and John Stones (£5.2m) all the more painful for the Portuguese international’s 26.6% ownership.

Cancelo was named on Manchester City’s bench alongside Raheem Sterling (£11.6m) and Phil Foden (£6.1m), although the latter made it on for the second period.

Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.1m) were the providers for the Citizens’ two goals while Ilkay Gundogan (£6.2m) continued his run of matches without an attacking return to three before coming off in the 89th minute.

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926 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    "Maddison out 3 weeks ffs"

    https://twitter.com/seanfromenderby/status/1365687535561809920?s=19

    1. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Of ff.... hold on, never had him. Why am I getting upset. 😀

      1. Hazz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Likely has a negative effect on LEI owners, like Barnesy

    2. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      As expected

  2. Free Hat
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    I would love to hear the explanation from referees after the game.

    1. Jafooli
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      ‘Sun was in my eyes’

    2. deathcabofdevil
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      "We're sh#te but we don't want to admit it, so we will insert some random explanation with baby noises"

  3. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    So here's what happened

    Ref blows the whistle to allow Brighton to take the freekick assuming Dunk will wait for wba keeper to set himself, Dunk hears the whistle and thinks free goal for me and shoots. Ref realising he's let Brighton take a free kick before wba keeper is even ready panics and blows the whistle a second time while the ball is in midair

    VAR check was to see whether ball had crossed the line before second whistle was blown

    Madness!

    1. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Well I learned a new rule today

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        What rule is that? Lol it was the wrong decision

      2. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Not so new. Are you old enough to remember the English referee in a World Cup who blew full time as Brazil were taking a corner? He blew up between the corner being taken and the ball sailing into the goal.

        1. The Seagulls and the Trawle…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Brazil Sweden, right?

          Madness.

        2. Crunchie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Yeah it was clive Thomas (welsh).

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0JFuWqwFg4

    2. ALI_G
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      it's a nonsense

      The WBA should be ready to play to the whilst. What does Dunk have to wait for him to be ready.

      Why is Johnstone not ready - working on his Phd thesis or making a cappucino?

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I'm with you, just saying what happened

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      But him blowing the whistle indicates start of play, why does he feel the need to blow the whistle to tell dunk to wait? Dunk is already waiting to hear the whistle to take the kick...he heard it and scored. It’s a good goal

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        My guess is refs are getting kaned left right and centre these days and he panicked thinking in a vital relegation match I've let a free goal go in basically by not waiting for Johnstone to set himself before blowing the whistle

        1. Keep Calm and Play On
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          I agree completely he knows he messed up but that’s not Brighton’s fault, they played to the whistle and scored a fair goal. Are the refs now just allowed to change rules on the go? What a shambles lol

          1. mynameisq
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Agreed, Brighton wrongly punished because mason can't control a football match

          2. deathcabofdevil
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Sounds like what politicians do to citizens when they try to be happy.

    4. Amey
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      BS
      Utter BS

    5. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Video Assisted Referee OUT
      Audio Assisted Referee IN

      1. BeaversWithAttitude
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Lmao! Aar!

    6. deathcabofdevil
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Then why give the goal before going to VAR ?

      English refs are too arrogant to admit they mess up on a weekly basis. About time they should bring in foreign refs if they want to retain any little sanctity remaining in the league.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Probably because he thought he'd blown the second one too late? I'm not sure I'm not defending him I'm just examining what happened

    7. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      No wonder none of these refs manage to ref the big tournaments

    8. Daniel Jebbison
      • 12 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Clear goal, the referee is an amateur

    9. threeputt
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      is it feasible the ref didnt know whether Dunk had kicked the ball before the whistle, maybe he hadn't been watching Dunk when he kicked it ?
      Just a thought, I haven't seen it

      1. Amey
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        See it.

    10. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Normally referees take a few steps back and do a bit of posturing to indicate to the keeper that they are ready to blow - not a rule I know, but otherwise the keeper has no idea.

      I think Lee realised his whistle blow was too stealthy to allow this, hence giving an unfair advantage to the attacker. Imagine if every ref did that - keepers would no longer be able to organise their wall.

      Whilst it's not a rule, I think he brought it back in the spirit of fair play.

      1. mynameisq
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        This, he was correcting his own mistake but none of it is Brighton's fault

  4. Fred54
    • 6 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    On the Brighton (missed) pen whose cross led to the handball?

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Burn header hit raised hand.

      1. Fred54
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Thanks.

    2. Amey
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      McAlister iirc

  5. TomSaints
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    The same scenario last week with Saints was frustrating but I kind of got it.

    This time though it’s borderline cheating. If Brighton lose today and god forbid get relegated by a few points. I’d get the lawyers involved.

    Day light robbery

    1. Christina.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I agree.
      I own and are playing Dunk btw.

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Villa stayed up cause GLT wasn’t turned on for their 1st half vs Sheffield United - it’ll go nowhere.

      1. Keep Calm and Play On
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Yup...but funny how VAR couldn’t intervene there but can now decide when the whistle was blown...we might as well sack all the refs and just call the game via computer screens if we keep VAR because they have completely lost the ability to think for themselves and take responsibility for their decisions

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          The whistle rules makes sense it’s the incompetent fool with the whistle that’s the issue.

    3. Keep Calm and Play On
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Agreed! Not a Brighton supporter but hate seeing the terrible standard of referring in the PL, at least the saints one he didn’t blow the whistle which makes it slightly better, this was terrible

    4. TomSaints
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      This should also be the end of Lee Masons career. For at least this season anyway.

      Making mistakes is allowed but if in any other workplace you make huge **** ups you get handed your notice.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Was it gross misconduct?

    5. AC/DC AFC
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Who they going to sue?

      How about Sheffield United v Villa and the missed goal last season

  6. fedolefan
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    This Pereira 3 point return is banked unless Brighton score. No way are WBA going to attack.

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      There's always OG

  7. Daniel Jebbison
    • 12 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Hope WBA stay and Newcastle are sent in second division. Also Fulham are playing excellent lately

    1. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      I think Baggies have given themselves too much to do. Fulham are just one win behind Newcastle.

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      So which 3 go down?

      1. Andy_Social
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Right now I'd tip Blades, Baggies and Cashley's Toon.

        1. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Seems logical but if WBA get wins at Palace and Newcastle in the next 2 weeks - quite possible after all - they are right in the game.

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Yeh. Brighton need clear water as their final fixtures are awful - bottom of the ticker. Newcastle finish with Sheff U and Fulham - interesting!

        2. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          This

    3. Amey
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      WBA are boring as f !
      They'll go down deservedly

    4. Bushwhacker
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      WBA and Alladyce need sending to non league

  8. Grounderz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    How’s Diagne doing, folks?

    1. DRIZ ✅
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Is he playing?

      1. Grounderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Feck, quiet night for him then.

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          He's got 1 good chance.

    2. tokara
      • 6 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      As an owner i am disgusted with him, lazy and doesnt run much.

      Painful to watch WBA plays... Now i understand why pple are giving this game a miss.

      1. Grounderz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I actually bought him in for an unexpected punt because I was 0.1m short of funds for Harry Kane.

  9. mynameisq
    • 7 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Brighton getting lots and lots of chances and not scoring, shock horror

  10. Original - Wolves Ay We
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    I heard the rumour that the Zambian Witch Doctor hates Brighton.

    1. mynameisq
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Probably the whole of Zambia

  11. SHOWSTOPPERRR
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Guys Diass and stones will get 2 bps right?

    1. Hryszko
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      yes

    2. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Looks like it

    3. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Stones may get 3 with the winning goal baps?

      1. robredo10
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Already been added

        1. Original - Wolves Ay We
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Oh OK

    4. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Yup

  12. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Have been saying it for a few seasons now - if they played without a ball, they wouldn’t have any of these issues.

    1. Scholes Out Forever
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      lol i'd be a starter for barcelona if this happened. I score screamers from midfield every time

  13. pingissimus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    The Everton WBA fixture seems a bit more live if WBA get 3 points here

  14. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 26 days ago

    AMN should have scored there. LR's BB would have been paid off on that alone

    1. Weeb Kakashi
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Whose assist was it?

      1. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Theeeeeee Diagne

  15. thegaffer82
    • 9 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Wow. Just got back from house hunting to see good old Stonesy has only gone and notched again.

    I left the house not happy after the Dias goal (Guy behind me in ML has him). But all is okay in the world again now!

    1. Utopsis
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Putting an offer in?

  16. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    4 months, 26 days ago

    Need to sell one of my ManC players to do Rash-> Kdb.

    Cancelo or Gundo out?

    1. GOTHAM City F.C.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Depends on your incoming second player

      1. S.Kuqi
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Cancelo -> Dunk
        Gundo -> Fodder

        1. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Probably B, especially if you could get a player from GW29.(unless you've a FH then get a SOU player)

          1. S.Kuqi
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Thanks

  17. Echoes
      4 months, 26 days ago

      Burn assist and a Dunk goal cancelled due to sh*t penalty and incompetent ref. BB going down the drain.

      1. AC/DC AFC
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Conflating 2 separate things?

        1. Echoes
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Yeah. I have both Burn and Dunk on the bench on a BB. Wasn't expecting much before kickoff, but right now I'm fuming.

        2. Firminoooo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Unlucky.

      2. Zilla
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Just saw the disallowed goal, this is one of the most stupid moments in PL history.

      3. Surfeit of Lampteys
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        I can't deal with how bad our refs are. Just so embarrassing.

      4. Hryszko
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Just seen the incident, i'm still confused..

        1. Rainer
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Ref 2nd whistle blow before ball is over the line cancelled the play, retake.

          1. Amey
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Since when ref started blowing whistle to stop FK to allow GK to position himself ?
            WBA were caught and goal should have stood IMO

        2. GOTHAM City F.C.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Ref had Johnstone in his team.

      5. Warby84
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Dunk on bench boost.. Fuming

        1. BeaversWithAttitude
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Same!

      6. Mid budget coach
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Ref didn't look at the goalkeeper to see if he was ready. That mistake was on the Ref and not on Dunk.

        1. mynameisq
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          A shambles of masons own making, none of the players to blame

          1. Mid budget coach
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 26 days ago

            He is probably flipping the rule book to cook up some wild excuse during halftime

      7. Jon Walter's Hatty
        • 7 Years
        4 months, 26 days ago

        Were they not at some point checking that a player in an offside position was interfering with keepers line of sight?

        1. Amey
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          They were to save their face ❗

        2. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          No that excuse doesn’t work either. Clearly Maupay is nowhere near his line of sight

          1. Jon Walter's Hatty
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Im not making excuses im trying to analyse it

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              No I know - from their side. Apparently he blew the whistle but blew it AGAIN before the ball went in the net. Shambles.

        3. Pommie22
            4 months, 26 days ago

            It did look that way at first, but then that would have resulted in free kick to WBA .That was probably VAR clutching at straws trying to cover up Mason's failing.

        4. Scholes Out Forever
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          This ref wont ref another game in the Prem after today. Straight up mistake

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            He was already removed after his ridiculous red card decisions. Curious why he’s been reinstated honestly.

          2. Original - Wolves Ay We
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Nuno has already got into trouble saying he's not good enough to referee in the Premier League this season.

            1. Scholes Out Forever
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              this game confirms it

          3. Top Mark.S
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            There would be no refs if that was the case

        5. deathcabofdevil
          • 7 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Chances of Lee Mason getting dropped ?

          If a player did such a rookie mistake he would immediately be dropped to the bench. If a manager did an amateur mistake, he would be sacked immediately. So what's stopping the FA on punishing their employee? Is it because they match the incompetence of FA ?

          1. AC/DC AFC
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            It's the Premier League, not FA.

            1. deathcabofdevil
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Which is governed by the FA. So where's the mandate on relegating poor referees just the way they relegate the bottom 3 teams every year to the Championship ?

              1. AC/DC AFC
                • 5 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                They do.

                To the EFL.

          2. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            He was dropped for his VAR antics in sending two players off wrongly. Why was he brought back?

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Corruption and politics in FA

        6. pingissimus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Maupay clear candidate for worst starting striker in the league.

          4 goals all season if you delete penalties

          1. pingissimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            It’s not as if Brighton don’t create chances. They’re a really good football side playing behind a donkey

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Yeah Fulham seem to have solved this problem. West Brom have tried. Brighton got Welbeck.

          2. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Karma got him when he did a penenka v United, then celebrated like a kid playing FIFA. Down hill since the rat

          3. GOTHAM City F.C.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Was a differential pick earlier on in the season.

          4. deathcabofdevil
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Maybe that's why he can't earn as much wages as Guenduozi.

        7. diesel001
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          If Brighton go down, it won't be because Lee Mason disallowed the Dunk FK 'goal' vs WBA. It will be because they miss penalties and big goalscoring chances (such as against Crystal Palace)

          If the players and the manager hide behind a refereeing decision, then you have to question their resolve. The players and the manager have to take responsibility for the fact Brighton can't score goals.

          1. Pukki Blinders
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Maybe then they’ll realise that Maupay and Connolly leading the attack simply isn’t good enough

          2. Scholes Out Forever
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            if Brighton lose this game, it'll be Lee Mason's fault

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 26 days ago

              If it finishes 1-0 you can’t blame Lee Mason. Brighton are just rubbish if they can’t score v WBA

            2. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Nonsense, they've had chances and a penalty. They wouldn't even score the freekick if mason hadn't messed up and blown the whistle early in the first place

          3. deathcabofdevil
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Doesn't justify referees disallowing obvious goals which should stand. If Brighton can't score goals, then it makes it even worse.

            1. mynameisq
              • 7 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              But the obvious goal was because the ref made a mistake in the first place, 99.999% of the time refs don't blow the whistle while a keeper is setting himself

              1. deathcabofdevil
                • 7 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                Doesn't matter if it's in the rules it's an obvious goal.

                Refs hide behind the rules a lot of times to justify non-sensical decisions. They are equally liable to take the heat if they meesed up.

                1. mynameisq
                  • 7 Years
                  4 months, 26 days ago

                  Common sense shouldn't go out the window, and we don't need to pretend it isn't the case that a ref blowing the whistle while a keeper isn't ready is a very very rare occurrence, in fact I can't think of a single other example this season

                  He's made mistake after mistake but I don't feel that sorry for Brighton, they nearly profited a free goal just because Lee mason is a clueless idiot

                  1. deathcabofdevil
                    • 7 Years
                    4 months, 26 days ago

                    But we see common sense go out of the window a lot of times (armpit hair offside, RC for unintentionallly clipping last man's heel from behind etc), and all these stupid decisions justified by saying "it's in the rules" and refs facee are saved.

                    So what's not to believe Dunk's goal was within the rules however non-sensical it might seem ?

                    I don't care about Brighton but tomorrow it could be against my team and I'd be fuming then.

                    1. mynameisq
                      • 7 Years
                      4 months, 26 days ago

                      So because other decisions lack common sense this one should too?

                      Also technically it's within the rules that he can blow the second whistle

                      Also I think you're not being truthful here, if my team conceded a goal like that my first thought would be why the hell did the ref blow the whistle when the keeper was setting the wall? As every other team is allowed to do

                      1. deathcabofdevil
                        • 7 Years
                        4 months, 26 days ago

                        It's about taking ownership. English refs screw teams over every week just because of their incompetence and walk away freely saying "it's in the rules".

                        And to make matters any worse, they're not even consistent at doing that based on what we saw today. Ref messed up, didn't want to take ownership so panicked and made random decisions. Let's see how he gets away with this one.

          4. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Partially true for sure. They’ve tried to bring Welbeck in, at the end of the day they’re working to a very limited budget.

          5. Ginkapo FPL
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Exactly, dont sweat the small decisions.

            Now where are the Liverpool fans?

            1. Bushwhacker
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Why?

              1. Ginkapo FPL
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 months, 26 days ago

                "VAR is against us"

        8. Pukki Blinders
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 26 days ago

          “Corner taken quickly, Origi” = Goal
          Lewis dunk following the rules = no goal

          1. Bushwhacker
            • 2 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Eh? Nothing wrong with TAA taking a corner.

            1. Pukki Blinders
              • 1 Year
              4 months, 26 days ago

              Something wrong with a corner taken quickly though

          2. Isco Disco
            • 3 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Toni Kroos invented it first....Corner taken quickly

        9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          A team that creates so much should probably be in the top half of the league. But then they have Maupay up front!

          1. Warby84
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 26 days ago

            Connolly not much better

            1. Dark Side Of The Loon!
              • 4 Years
              4 months, 26 days ago

              True! Missed a sitter.

        10. Bushwhacker
          • 2 Years
          4 months, 26 days ago

          Massive miss. Not Maupay.