Season 20/21: Swansea City v Middlesbrough Match Thread

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What will the result be against Middlesbrough?

Poll ended at 06 Mar 2021 07:35

Swans win
96
62%
Draw
27
17%
Middlesbrough win
32
21%
 
Total votes: 155


Badlands
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Re: Season 20/21: Swansea City v Middlesbrough Match Thread

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LeonWasTheDog's wrote:
08 Mar 2021 10:24
PSumbler wrote:
07 Mar 2021 07:24
It's very easy to see why the penalty was given and there seems little doubt that Bidwell was caught so the decision was the right one.

What is odd - and what is what will really rile the visiting fans - was the decision to award a corner. It was a good 2/3 seconds after the referee was signalling for the corner that he then put the whistle to his mouth and awarded the penalty. This is where he should come out and say why that happened. If it's on the advice of the other officials then that is how it should be but if that was against us we would be asking that very question,
Yep, he was certainly taken out. Agree the ref then made a bit of a mess - he didn't seem in much control throughout the game really. He needed to be a lot stronger standing up to that whingebag Warnock - he had the chance to set out his authority when Warnock harangued him off the pitch at half time, but didn't seem to have the bottle to even talk to him.

Their disallowed goal was a lot closer though. Their player clearly got to the ball first. He did catch and trip Jay with his trailing leg afterwards, but it was more a coming together than a foul imo and I'd have been really pissed off I was a 'boro fan over that incident. It was a cracking strike too and would have been worthy of a goal.
Quite a few going in from around the edge of the area, get behind the midfield (not difficult tbh) then shoot before encountering the back line who are marking advanced players.



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Re: Season 20/21: Swansea City v Middlesbrough Match Thread

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I still can't really see what happened with their actual goal. Was there a big deflection? Fred seems to be taking a dump on his line while the watching the ball roll in from what was effectively just a pass into the goal. I thought it was weird at the time because when he hit it I thought, easy save, and then there's an empty net and Colin's Cockheads are all cavorting around. On the match highlights I still can't really understand how that went in.



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Re: Season 20/21: Swansea City v Middlesbrough Match Thread

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monmouth wrote:
08 Mar 2021 11:35
I still can't really see what happened with their actual goal. Was there a big deflection? Fred seems to be taking a dump on his line while the watching the ball roll in from what was effectively just a pass into the goal. I thought it was weird at the time because when he hit it I thought, easy save, and then there's an empty net and Colin's Cockheads are all cavorting around. On the match highlights I still can't really understand how that went in.


It came off Fulton's leg.


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