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Zabaletta on Sunday, thumbs up!

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by thfcsteff, 23 Apr 2013.

  1. AuroRaman

    AuroRaman Gerry Armstrong

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    That's out of order mate. Just because she's a Geordie lass doesn't mean Cisse can't see beyond that....
     
  2. raboner

    raboner Banned

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    he's probably got a massive c*ck. 8-[
     
  3. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Paul Stewart Staff Member

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    Disagree. For the very reasons described, the outcome is often hard to gauge depending on the players involved/acting, etc...I thought given the current way the game is officiated, Benny was lucky. I suppose my hypocrisy here is that I still thought Ade's awkward challenge in the first derby this season was a yellow and a warning, no more, but Cazorla's theater made sure he went right off.
     
  4. metalgear

    metalgear Chris Perry

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    i prefer tackles to be judged by intent and potential outcome than just the actual outcome.

    thing is you can't penalize the guy for losing the ball in order to avoid a rash tackle
     
  5. Robbo

    Robbo Nick Barmby

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    It was a silly tackle to make - there was abslutely no need for it. The ball was nowhere near the danger areas.

    Luckily Zabaleta didn't make a meal out of it, because that could easily have been a red if the ref was in the right/wrong mood.
     
  6. Wriggly

    Wriggly Banned

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    Was the score 1-0 to City at the time ?
     
  7. ArcspacE

    ArcspacE Banned

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    Yup
     
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    Wriggly Banned

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    Thanks mate, that explains it then.
     
  9. GGyid

    GGyid Espen Baardsen

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    He was at fault for Defoe's goal, he was running the wrong way and left Kompany exposed (although as has been well shown, Kompany should have showed him down the line).
     
  10. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    Weren't his fault. City had the ball, he was getting forward because he was there only width down that side. Holtby did very well to get the ball and you can credit Defoe for exploiting the space.
     
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    tommysvr Niko Kranjcar

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    Defoe had a fair bit of work to do after receiving the ball too.
     
  12. Skinhead in a Suit

    Skinhead in a Suit John Scales

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    I've been getting yellows pretty regularly recently for what I considered good solid tackles. I think the refs have it out for me. ;)
     
  13. VermontSpur

    VermontSpur Steven Pienaar

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    Pretty sure one of your photos popped up on my facebook feed that showed you standing over about 5 opponents laying in agony on the pitch...was that one a solid tackle? ;)
     
  14. scaramanga

    scaramanga Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    I think one of the reasons for such sportsmanship is the fact that Zabaletta is also a fullback known to make the odd rash (but not malicious) challenge.

    I often see him make tackles that would have been fine a few years ago but can easily be misconstrued by modern refs. Nice consistency from him though. It's the players that tackle hard and can't take them back that really bother me.
     
  15. Skinhead in a Suit

    Skinhead in a Suit John Scales

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    Indeed it was :lol:

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    VermontSpur Steven Pienaar

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    Solid tackle indeed, #18. Cutting a wide swath of destruction. My favorite is the guy holding his shin, wondering what the hell just hit him. Also, the collateral damage of one of your own guys down...
     
  17. Mumorn

    Mumorn Vic Buckingham

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    pretty sure the #3 isn't moving...
     

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