I Should be So Lucky

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  1. luvgonzo

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    Lucky, lucky, lucky.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45087444

    Liverpool were the 'unluckiest' team in the Premier League last season while Manchester United were the 'luckiest', new research claims.

    The Reds dropped 12 points in matches affected by wrongly disallowed goals or incorrect decisions on penalties and red cards, says a study conducted by ESPN, Intel and the University of Bath.

    It says United gained six points over incidents that went in their favour.

    Manchester City remain top in a new simulated table accounting for 'luck'.

    However, the study found Huddersfield should have been relegated instead of Stoke when 'incorrect' refereeing decisions were taken into account.

    It also found Brighton would have finished six places higher - moving up to ninth and earning an extra £11.5m in prize money on their return to the top flight.

    Conversely, Leicester would have finished 14th instead of ninth, ending the season with £9.7m less in prize money.

    Fourth-placed Liverpool would have swapped with second-placed United, and champions City fallen three points short of their 100 mark.
     
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  2. FosseFilberto

    FosseFilberto Alopex Lagopus - The Lord Of Misrule
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    Never mind Kylie ... probably just karma for the CL ghost goal in 2005 that put you in the final and engineered the biggest miscarriage of justice / fluke to win any trophy by a British team ever ... battered for 80 mins and won on a draw...

    #UseItUpAndWearItOut
     
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    ghost goal <doh>

    Moureen apologist ...
     
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    If VAR had been operational ... no goal ... dems da facts ... you dispute?
     
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  5. Tel

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    These things assume penalties would be scored so worthless research. Gay too.
     
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    if the ball didn't cross the line then it would have been a red for Cech and a penalty.
    the ref gave the chavs a chance...

    you dispute?
     
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    Liverpool in victim shock.
     
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    victim? we won it you muppet...

    rattled to ****, can't think straight
     
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    Big Ern Lord, Master, Guru & Emperor

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    Try reading the OP you thick twat.
     
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    Even if that was the case rewind back a bit and we should have a pen and Chelsea a man sent off. But this is old news.
     
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    ... as is last season ... the main point stands ... ya win sometimes ya lose sometimes ... Lady Luck can be a very fickle mistress ... but I am an advocate of VAR for those very reasons ... leaves a lot less to 'luck' and should help with the unquestionable big team bias that has pervaded the game for many many years ...
     
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    ah, sorry Ern, I thought you were commenting on my previous post...
     
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    Knew this thread would go down well <laugh>
     
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    They examined 14 controversial incidents and gave Liverpool 12 points! <laugh>
    A study conducted by Phil Thompson, Jurgen Klopp and Mark Lawrenson, apparently.
     
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    I liked how they included "deflections" into the luck league table and took goals away.

    likewise i enjoyed how a team who didn't get a penalty originally now gets it, scores it and the rest of the goals don't count instead a new simulation is played out <laugh>
     
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    I'd suggest Stoke were the unluckiest as it states they went down because of these decisions...

    But some of the decisions are still a matter of opinion so hardly definitive!
     
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