9th January 2019 at 8:53 am #31133
I hate those sort of penalties, no effort from Kane (or anybody) to avoid the goalie and no chance of scoring as the ball was going out of play. A true definition of “winning” a penalty!9th January 2019 at 9:31 am #31134
Sean – speaking of which, 3 Chelsea fans arrested for anti Semitic behaviour last night. Chelsea will be able to fill a private jet to Poland at this rate. And then all their racist fans can read their strongly worded letters from Bruce buck together and everyone will live happily ever after.9th January 2019 at 9:32 am #31135
Chucky – or pure stupidity from the keeper coming flying out at his feet and getting nowhere near the ball. Amazing how the keeper hasn’t been criticised at all for his stupid decision.9th January 2019 at 9:48 am #31136
Can’t agree with that Paxo, me old cyber chum, think goalies should be allowed to go for the ball and if/when they realize they’re not going to get perfectly entitled to make themselves as small as possible without being deliberately clattered into by the attacker. Now we have a situation were the attacking player simply has to make sure the goalie doesn’t touch the ball and win themselves an easy penalty.
In my mind, penalties should simply be awarded for denying a goal scoring opportunity (and from anywhere on the pitch too, stop those cynical fouls from breakaways), not simply for a “foul” in the box. If the “foul” was in the box but not really denying a goal scoring opportunity, then it’s a direct freekick… this would put a stop to attackers turning into Bambi’s the minute they cross that white line!
Football is about scoring goals, not winning free-kicks…9th January 2019 at 10:32 am #31139
I just noted with much amusement Sarri apparently walked into the press conference with his own video evidence about Sir Harry’s offside… and I bet he won’t be the last manager… I can see it in my crystal ball the first “appeal” backed up with video evidence concerning something that happened in a match 3 weeks ago… orders to replay the match… or perhaps all matches should be paused while the appeal is heard… and the appeal to the appeal… all players carrying microchips in their nipples connected to sensors in the ball to pinpoint to nearest millimeter who’s nipples were where when the ball was kicked… all pitches having cameras on tracks like the 100m finals… tuned in to the defenders nipples so tracks the last man like a fat kid tracks cake… lucky fans getting to control the star players with a playstation controller…
!!!GET RID OF VAR!!! IT’S GOING TO RUIN THE GAME !!!9th January 2019 at 10:34 am #31140
sean the sailorParticipant64 pts
You really come across as a very angry person Paxton
It’s great spurs fans are so great and so well behaved.9th January 2019 at 10:43 am #31141
You do seem to have a real chip on your shoulder recently Paxton. I’ve always liked you as a poster but this anti-Chelsea agenda is wearing a bit thin now. There’s not a club in the league that doesn’t have a bunch of absolute idiots amongst their fanbase9th January 2019 at 10:51 am #31142
Hawkeye or birds eye has to be essential to VAR.
Regarding goal line, if they are going to be pedantic or clinical on every millimetre then those while lines/markings have to be dead on as with positioning of goal frames.
A disservice and injustice when from the human eye, one can see from one camera angle the ball in the goal mouth only for it to be ruled out by millimetres.9th January 2019 at 11:06 am #31145
In my previous carreer, I used to be a precision engineer, specializing in rotary tooling for the labeling and printing industry, and we used to guarantee our tooling down to a 1/100th of a millimetre or 10,000th of an inch (for the US market!). Of course, utterly fucking ridiculous that we’re talking about trying to get the same accuracy on a sodding football pitch. Sometimes your team gets the call, sometimes not, that’s part of the game.
As I already mentioned, we’ve seen one team already show up with “alternative video”, already setting the precedent for other teams to do so, and if we’re already arguing about VAR decisions, a system designed to stop the sodding arguing about the decisions in the first place, then quite frankly its already failed and should be scrapped.
#VARSUCKS9th January 2019 at 11:40 am #31146
Sorry Ed. My bad. Racism in FOOTBALL shouldn’t be discussed on here, a FOOTBALL forum. Or is it only racism involving Chelsea shouldn’t be discussed. Is there a quota of racism topics involving each team that are allowed? The reason it’s been mentioned so many times about Chelsea is because it’s happening so many times involving Chelsea. When it happened involving spurs, I was the one that brought it up and I will do so if any spurs fans do it again. Lucky it appears that was a one off, whereas with Chelsea it’s regular, hence they have a reputation as being a racist fan base. I will continue to report it as I feel it is important. Shame others on here don’t feel it’s a conversation worth having. No wonder the problem won’t go away.9th January 2019 at 1:06 pm #31147
Chucky, get your example ‘re precision engineering mate. Like with Aerospace, there is no room for mistakes.
I don’t think matters helped yesterday with Saari having to show officials a different interpretation from another Camera angle.
VAR is used to be nothing but accurate yet so far, it’s just adding to our existing challenges.
These calls too mate are fine margins but impact the outcome of the result.👍9th January 2019 at 1:23 pm #31148
The thing is cyber chum, as is it’s the same for all teams. You’re going to win some, you’re going to lose some, but it’s the same “chance” for everyone.
Another drawback for VAR, is the rules of football are going to need to be drastically altered.
Salah’s flop agasint Newcastle, would VAR do there? Naturally that, I would like to think, would be a yellow card for Salah…. but how hard does a tug on the shirt need to be for it to be a penalty? How is VAR going to determine that? Was the tug enough to actually pull a player over or not or how much was the player “milking” it?
The same with the Sir Harry Peno last night. I think Harry could have avoided the goalie if he wanted to, but he didn’t, he nudged the ball way past and took the hit (cough). In my mind, those shouldn’t be peno’s either as no effort was made and Harry was clearly trying to “win” the penalty. Or are we simply going to go black and white, and say VAR is checked to see if there was contact, no matter how minimal, and the peno automatically given? The game is getting pussy enough as it is!
We’ve already had one press conference with “alternative video”… how many more do you think we’re going to get?
Do you remember the farcical game last season between Pool & WBA in the FA CUP when the first half had the 3 peno’s and lasted 54 minutes (or something like that! 🙂 ), that was highly entertaining but ruined it as a game of football.
I love “Matrix”, but it ain’t football.9th January 2019 at 4:27 pm #31149
What more can be said clear offside in both versions. Find it amazing that officials appear to be so incapable of making a correct decision. It’s not VAR that’s to blame its the people managing it. Technology in sport is not only here to stay but here to spread, want be long when the game is officiated without human officials.9th January 2019 at 4:59 pm #31150
sean the sailorParticipant64 pts
Kane was going down already. He plays that well and I’m not messing.9th January 2019 at 5:09 pm #31151
Paxton, thanks for the sarcastic reply. I’m not quite sure what makes you think I want to block any talk of racism in football. Far from it. However, there’s raising concerns about these problems and there’s sticking the knife in and your posts very much fall into the latter category.
“Chelsea fans can fill a plane to Poland with all their racist fans”
“I heard Chelsea are in for Wayne Hennessy” a poorly disguised reference to the Nazi salute.
Let’s not pretend you’re looking for a serious debate about racism in football. I’m not even sure what the debate is, considering we’re all in agreement that it needs to be kicked out ASAP. As for your post about the banana incident, you were quite careful there to put quotation marks around the word fans, an obvious attempt to distinguish these idiots from the actual fans, something I agree with but something you’ve never done in referencing the fan problems at Chelsea.
“unfortunately one of the “fans” decided to take it upon himself and tried to take football back to the 80’s by throwing a banana at aubameyang”
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