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    Football Pundits

    Spurs to the ECL?
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    How long before Coronavirus impacts Football?

    Switzerland has just banned gatherings of over 1000 people. My guess is that government responses will massively accelerate in the next few days. It's pretty logical to presume that the Swiss decision will get followed by the other mainland European countries. So, I don't think it's...
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    'Cynical' fouls

    You’d have to ask them! (This morning, one of my cats brushed past the fridge and knocked my 5-year-old’s cat drawing on the floor as well as some fridge magnets from the freezer door. We have a big set of fridge magnet words. The two that fell on the floor were “big” and “cat”. F*** my old...
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    'Cynical' fouls

    Last year (IIRC) UEFA sent round guidance on blatant holding. So, big shirt pull, rugby tackle or Come Dancing style grab and spin... YC even if it’s not nailed on SPA. I think there’s a link to the videos somewhere around here...
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    FIFA Referees Fitness Test

    Depends! If you are also doing the sprint component then there’s the opportunity to at least challenge yourself. Basic technique stuff applies to both. I got some training from a sprint coach and learned a few things in order to run better (faster). You can find the typical stretches/exercises...
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    AR walks off during game

    As one mentor said "don't break the team." This is a very extreme case. But, even if you think your ref is a complete numpty, or you think your AR needs demoting, suck it up! Good referees make calm analysis after the game, give constructive feedback and report to the appropriate authorities -...
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    AR walks off during game

    In the vid it looks like the ref walks off and the AR goes back towards his post. Did I miss something?
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    Arsenal v Everton

    I thought it would be disallowed. The very odd decisions this week - since Wenger - make me wonder if there is some kind of move towards well, I don’r want to say “spirit of the game” or “smart” or “ignoring the laws” but something’s up... could it even be a natural reaction on the part of...
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    Leicester City

    Hands in the air, not deliberate, ball to hand at pace, ball going towards or close to goal... I think in terms of LotG decision-making they are very similar IMHO of course.
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    Leicester City

    And now at the other end we have a very similar incident and.... VAR pen!!!! I am stupified. (Saved “as it was meant to be” as the commentator said.) But really I am apoplectic after watching today. I feel absolutely cheated. I pay over 50 euros a month for ECL and EPL matches. VAR is killing...
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    Leicester City

    DeBruyne just committed a handball offence in the box. Should have been a penalty. VAR did nothing. Free kick, KDB lifts both hands above shoulder height, ball hits his arm. Surely this is a penalty by 2019 laws? (Having just watched the Chelsea game, Burnley Bou highlights, and this... this...
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    Chelsea Spurs Lo Celso

    ...and Jose just blanked Frank at the death... bizarre game. I wonder how much this affects MO. This was a massive game. Is this the kind of thing that will affect MO's standing with UEFA/FIFA? You can see where I am going with this. How much is VAR and the EPL interpretation affecting elite...
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    Chelsea Spurs Lo Celso

    This comm team just said they heard word that the no offence was justified because the player had "nowhere else to put his foot". That is re-refereeing and making the laws up. It really is the worst possible use for VAR. Obviously they don't want to send off a Spurs player at 2-0 down in a...
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