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Time to outlaw the tactical foul?

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Spur of the moment, 18 Aug 2019.

  1. PochettinoPochettinoPochettino

    PochettinoPochettinoPochettino Serge Aurier

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    Na Ole did it himself, look.



    but the best tactical foul ever has to be Benjamin Massing Cameroon vs Argentina Cluadio Caniggia - below. AMAZING!

     
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  2. Cochise

    Cochise Paul Stalteri

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    We do it plenty, Rose and Lamela are probably our most frequent followed by Dele.
     
  3. wiziwig

    wiziwig Pascal Chimbonda

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    OP by @Spur of the moment and what I'm writing about is the tactical foul, where the general term 'he's taken one for the team' is used, such as the shirt pull, the hand on the shoulder tug back, the trip....

    Granted all teams do it, us included but Emirates Marketing Project have been doing it more than most in recent years, Kompany being a chief culprit.

    Emirates Marketing Project dominate possession in all their games but very often their foul count is higher than their opponent ..Last week 5-0 away to West Ham and more than double the Hammer's foul count...I watched the game and many of those fouls were little tug backs where a City player had lost out on a one on one.

    Pep knows.
     
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    wiziwig Pascal Chimbonda

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    Liverpool stopped winning the League when this rule change came into being..
     
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  5. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Paul Stalteri

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    Hole in one!
     
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    wiziwig Pascal Chimbonda

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    wiziwig Pascal Chimbonda

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    The thread has gone off in to, all fouls are tactical and some posters have even gone all Graeme Souness:mad: and Vinny Jones:mad:...

    There must be some hard men footballers on Glory Glory forum or they're just not happy with the length given them...:D

    Worrying:D
     
  8. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Jimmy Neighbour

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  9. scaramanga

    scaramanga Steve Sedgley Staff Member

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  10. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Paul Stalteri

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    Yep. And I hate it. However I prefer to believe we are nothing like as cynical and systematic as teams like City and Barcelona that have got the tactical foul off to a fine art.

    Of course I recognise that as much as it's also about skill, teamwork, application etc, football is and always has been also about thuggery and cheating. And hands up, there are times when like everybody else I like to see my own team indulging in a bit of skulduggery. :p

    Happy to accept an irreducible element of rough and tumble of course but overall I'd rather be entertained by the beautiful game than watch thugs and cheats slugging it out.

    So introduce effective ways to bring it under control and then let's all enjoy finding out which side is the better at playing football.

    Win win.
     
  11. galeforce

    galeforce Teddy Sheringham

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    Theoretically everything that happens on a PL pitch should be tactical.
     
  12. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Nayim

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    Surprised?
     
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  13. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment Paul Stalteri

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    Whoever wrote this must have had Pep in mind

    You've done it all, you've broken every code
    And pulled the rebel to the floor
    You spoilt the game, no matter what you say
    For only metal, what a bore!
     
  14. Cochise

    Cochise Paul Stalteri

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    I think there should be a counting of fouls. Some players can get away with many a game without seeing any repercussions.

    If the refs started giving a yellow to a player for their 3rd minor foul then it would go a little way to dealing with it.
     
  15. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Pedro Mendes

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    I think each player should be only allowed one non-bookable foul. After that it's a yellow. Okay in some instances that will be unfair for two innocent fouls, but you then know your on a red, so take extra care.
     
  16. scaramanga

    scaramanga Steve Sedgley Staff Member

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    Orange cards would work. Every single foul is a card - 3 strikes and you're out.

    Or just 3 yellow = red but every foul is a yellow.
     
  17. Legohamster

    Legohamster Alf Ramsey

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    Like basketball?

    Wouldn’t work in a non contact sport
     
  18. mudshark

    mudshark Jermaine Jenas

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    I'd support measures aimed at making the collective responsible (such as my earlier suggestion) to stop them just spreading the cards around, but sadly, I think what would happen in practice is just that referees would then be more reluctant to show cards (especially to bigger sides).
     
  19. jts1882

    jts1882 Chris Armstrong

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    I'd say Fernandinho.
     
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  20. scaramanga

    scaramanga Steve Sedgley Staff Member

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    As long as there's a difference between contact and a foul (and we're just about still there) then I think it would work. I'll support most measures that force defenders to defend properly.
     
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