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The Goon Thread

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Jordinho, 14 Jan 2012.

  1. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Paul Stalteri

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    It was a fudging penalty, no question the guy prevented Son going for a header. That they are not usually given is because of poor refereeing. I am always surprised how much defenders get away with inside the box when it comes to holding and shoving.
     
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  2. scaramanga

    scaramanga Fanny Walden Staff Member

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    It's different when the defender starts next to the forward and shifts them as the ball gets to them. In that situation, the difference between a foul and simply being stronger in the air is almost imperceptible.

    Charging in from a few yards out and taking out the forward while the ball is still in flight is a lot clearer.
     
  3. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    Take your stinking hands off me you damn dirty gooner!
     
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  4. Robbo

    Robbo Chris Perry

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    This sums up the issue many people have with refs, I guess. It's not their job to label fouls "soft". You're there to make decisions. Foul or no foul. Card or no card. Calls can be hard, of course, and it's no easy job.

    But if you consider something "technically correct", then it's a foul and you blow the fudging whistle and move on.
     
  5. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Nick Barmby

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    Can you imagine umpires in cricket doing that with a catch, "he did hit the ball but he didnt mean to and the bowling was fast, so not out this time" be just like touring Pakistan before neutral umpires.
     
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  6. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Paul Stalteri

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    If you reverse the roles so Son is the defender and the arsenal player is the attacker, the ref blows that for a foul and any goal that came out of that phase of play would be disallowed.
     
  7. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Justin Edinburgh

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    Every club has fans that think there is some sort of conspiracy against their club. We certainly do. Just ignore it.
     
  8. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Nick Barmby

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    But there is!!!!!
     
  9. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    They quite the amount of sending offs vs fouls made… which is daft IMO. We all know quantity doesn’t relate to quality
     
  10. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Justin Edinburgh

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    Who cares? We won they lost.
     
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  11. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Chris Perry

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    To be fair, there can be a difference.
    Clattenburg is "technically" a ref.
     
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  12. Glenda's Legs

    Glenda's Legs Johnny Morrison

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    I agree. But equally you will have people calling for common sense to be used, or for refs to let the game flow or to not spoil the game by handing out cards too early etc - things that shouldn't come into play if they are meant to be true to the laws of the game. That's why a competently-functioning VAR is needed, but we still have a way to go to get that right.
    As for Clattenburg rearing his head, does he have another book in the offing or something? There must be some self-interest.
     
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  13. Briddo1882

    Briddo1882 Espen Baardsen

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    I should Imagine Arsemania is a fun place to hang out tonight
     
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  14. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    I've poured myself an Ardbeg, I'm gonna watch the AFTV watch along.
     
  15. Jordinho

    Jordinho Taffy O'Callaghan Staff Member

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    Too much moaning. Really hard to find the real nuggets with so much crap flying around.
     
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  16. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Christian Ziege

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    I was watching Troopz watchalong and laughing all the way. He went so quiet for 25 minute and then completely erupted. Hilarious meltdown
     
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  17. SpurMeUp

    SpurMeUp Andy Thompson

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    £72m for Pepe :D

    Paid Bara £7m to take Aubameyang off them. Left in Jan he's still their joint top scorer this season. :D

    Young side, needing to get over the line, massive fuk up letting Aubameyang leave before the summer :D

    £150m spent on average players last summer, the most of any European side. :D

    ..and we complain about how we operate.
     
  18. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    There are spurs fans on here who think they did all the right things
    You will know who they are as they are as they won’t be on here now
     
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  19. FatBloke

    FatBloke Allan Nielsen

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    From Arsemania:
    I mean, just...wow.
     
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  20. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Christian Ziege

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    I thought Arsenal were doing well a few months back, and they were. But their lack of squad depth, lack of experience and lack of top manager badly let them down and it’s great times for it!!
     

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