This Is One Way To Solve Mourinho’s Gripe At Newcastle


Jose Mourinho has been whining about Newcastle’s time-wasting after Newcastle’s shock 2-1 win that inflicted the first defeat on Chelsea since last April.

Jose Mourinho Newcastle

Jose Mourinho – how can I beat this lot?
He wasn’t in a good mood during the game either


One of his gripes was that the ball-boys didn’t return the match ball to the players quickly enough and then there was one time when the Newcastle crowd took their time – on purpose – in giving the ball back to the players from the stands.

So that’s the reason Chelsea lost?

The Premier League gets £3B for TV rights – and the games are watched around the world live in many countries – and it’s a little ridiculous in this day and age that the game can be held up by the crowd.

In the US for example NBC Sports ensures every single PL game of the season can be watched live, either on a TV channel (NBC Sports Network) or by having the game streamed to a pP (or tablet or phone) and they are then  available for two or three days after the game so fans can watch them again.

This is very useful when your team has a great result – like Newcastle on Saturday. 😀

One simple, easy and cheap way to solve the problem of the football not being available,  is to have a number of footballs available to the 4th official to keep the game moving.

Maybe the referee checks a number of footballs before the game to make sure they are at the right pressure etc, and has them available so if there is any undue hold-up in the game because the ball disappears – then another football can be used.

That seems to be one easy way to solve the problem.

But teams who go down to 10 men while winning with 10 minutes left in the game, are not going out of their way to speed things up.

If Chelsea were in the same position as Newcastle on Saturday – they would have done exactly the same thing.

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19 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Easy to solve. Have away team ball boys. Also anyone found to hold a match ball for more than 3 seconds (cameras required) banned for one game, like a red card offence.

    There you go.

    Where’s Ketsy these days?

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Perez goal of the month motd against WBA

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  • expatmag

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Jose is a bloody numpty sometimes.

    I think on this occasion, he was his own worst enemy because before the game, there was a lot of talk about this record and I think psychologically, it had an adverse effect on him and his players as well as boosting the confidence of our players.

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #4

    prime

    the back heel flick

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  • expatmag

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Tsu ki

    I am pretty sure the 6 and a half minutes added on time more than made up for the few se conds ball boys and the crowd held on to the ball.

    Jose has made himself a laughing stock in the national press over these comments.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Canny

    Blue rinse indeed

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Expat,
    Agreed, he won’t have done his own team any favours either putting that in their heads.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #8

    I know it’s not football but.

    Green Day guitarist Jason White has cancer

    Hope he make a speedy recovery.

    Best band on the planet.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Expat,
    Was fuming over those 6 mins. Heard the crowds reaction too. Not impressed. Thought when Taylor went off we were done for but over the moon with the way we held on. Good boost going into Arsenal.

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  • expatmag

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Canny

    Back soon pet. Coffee and nicotinell gum time…..lol

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  • archaeomag

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Perez got |MOTD goal of the month!!

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  • optimistic prime

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Beer

    Yes

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  • beermonkey

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #13

    prime

    a worthy winner

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  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #14

    expat – excellent fool trapping tonight – excellent stuff. Really not that difficult to expose “ya shyte and scumbags” -they eventually fall into the self capture net and then squeal just like a piglet.
    As I said earlier “ya shyte and scumbags” revert to type -they just cannot help themselves.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #15

    Tuff,
    Still haven’t said who you are referring to so you expect them to know and just go away or??

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #16

    expat – excellent fool trapping tonight – excellent stuff.

    He hasn’t done anything really.

    Have you been drinking tonight.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #17

    OP
    If that goal was by any other team I would be saying”Yeah Flukey Sh!te” but he’s ours so “skilful little Sh!te” Lol

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Canny in Canberra

    It might just be me he’s talking about, might be wrong though.

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Dec 7, 2014 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #19

    Going to be quiet from now on, don’t want to get in to trouble, see you all tomorrow.

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