Did he? Or did you pull that out of your arse. Because Gaal said that the first 20 mins were the best he'd seen us play. He loved it. So why would he tell em to slow it down and pass the ball morespektarm wrote:The offside rule doesn't apply only to feet? Only body part that isn't considered is the arms. Rooney was leaning, which means he is half a yard offside. But yeah, that's irrelevant now.
Exactly. If we had another great fast attacking 20 min spell in the second half, like the first 20 mins, we would have scored at least 1 for sure.ashleyfuckingyoung wrote:It kind of irrelevant, we shouldn't have to depend on marginal Lino calls in the first 10 mins of a game to beat Newcastle at home.
Shut out by Fabricio Collocini and Steven Taylor.
But of course, Van Gaal told them to keep more possession, because well, possession wins you games. Oh wait...
There's an England thing happening here. People want the players to be at it for 94 minitues, relentlessly attacking, screaming forward, bursting every blood vessel. And humans just can't do it. In every single game there are natural lulls and you just have to deal with it. It's at this point that the England fan goes THEY'RE NOT TRYING. OVERPAID, NO PASSION
And this idea that Gaal teams play awful boring sideways dead football has taken root, and games like today, and shit like Rooney's individual shitness, is blamed on that
It's this relationship with attacking football that we have, it problematic