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By David Andrew Wardle Posted in Blog on 12th December 2020 0 Comments 2 min read
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I am not one for swearing for swearing’s sake but what a pile of Winnie. The Manchester Derby. Ole has let us down again. First, it was not taking off Fred against PSG and now turning out a side to play out for a draw. City were no better. If teams are more scared of losing that trying to get a win then they should not be called professionals.

Jimmy Hill will be turning in his grave. He was behind the change to three points for a win that was adopted in the 1995/96 season. One of the reasons for this was to remove dull football from the game and the thinking behind it was that if there were three points for a win and one for a draw, teams would be more interested in pushing for the greater gain. You would never know it from the backwards and sideways passing that is rampant these days. I thought David Batty had retired ages ago.

The only way to stop such pathetic displays – and I bet all the fans are thankful they did not have to waste money on a ticket this evening – is controversial but so was three points in the 90’s. The way forward is that when the teams walk out of the dressing rooms for the start of the game, none of them have a point. In other words no points for a 0-0 score. That would stop this kind of rubbish from players that earn an amount five times the national average wage for one excruciatingly poor performance.

Let’s hope someone takes this on board and pushes it forward. Maybe Marcus Rashford, as a forward can put it forward as a side issue to his worthy free school dinners issue.

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