Gibbs - No red card?

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  1. Dave Ewing's Back 'eader

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    We have the closest close up as they do in rugby all slowed down to snail's pace AND shown on the big screen for all and sundry to see. Let Dermot G or Howie Redshirt have the brass neck to call summat else when fifty or sixty thousand have seen what happened. The trouble with Howie in his shed is that he is allowed to 'explain' what has happened, why it's happened and what will happen next, when the Laws of the Game are quite clear. They spend a minute or two with mic shoved up nose to re-interpret the Laws. It happens every week in the studio from ex-pros who come out with some of the most banal shite ever spoken in a sports studio - "He was entitled to go down . . . . . . ", 'There was contact", "He's not that sort of player . . . . . !" - none of which you could find written in the Laws of the Game.
     
  2. prestonibbo_mcfc

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    Totally agree. But you then find all and sundry quoting these little gems, as fact.
     
  3. mrtwiceaseason

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    Ex city player Richard jobson is involved in marking or grading the refs now I think
     
  4. Blue Hefner

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    The Fa/FIFA have absolutely nothing to gain by bringing in video refs. Best leave it to 'interpretation' then they all can move on when a disgraceful decision is given/not given as they can explain it away as 'seen them given' or the ref did well as he was 'managing the event'
     
  5. Vialli98

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    In theory, this should work, but as witnessed earlier in the same game, we can have pundits and former refs look at video evidence of Sanchez punching the ball into the net and still insist it was a legitimate goal. Video evidence is a noble idea, but if the *experts' who are viewing the video are the same old people we rely on to analyse the games for us, then it is pointless.
     
  6. dave_blue12

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    Strange ! On the Skysports website he says Red card and hand-balled goal should have been disallowed !
     
  7. Eli Panic

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    Surely there's no sports referee glorified more than Nigel Owens, the rugby union official. Yet he rarely makes high profile mistakes.

    Many (not all) video decisions in other sports are definitive answers though. Was the ball over the line? Was there downward pressure? Was the ball in or out? Did it hit the bat? Would it have hit the wicket? Etc. The football decisions we are talking about here are largely subjective. As Aguero said, who will review the decisions and what's to stop them being just as biased as the referees we are complaining about?
     
  8. MillionMilesAway

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    I'd think that it would lead to all manner of a mess if the video reffing was laughably bad, but they will be dependent on the TV companies providing the pictures.

    As you suggest (I think), the bigger problem is that most are opinions - foul/no foul rather than definitive.

    I think it helps rugby codes and cricket immensely that mouthing off to the ref is penalised properly, and wardancing in front of hi gets a fine or a ban. Rugby refs are 'sir' to the players.

    You're right about Owens though. The fact that all the southern nations are happy to have him in charge says a lot.
     
  9. yeah whatever !!

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    Didn't we get a defender red carded against the arse at ours some years back for a last man foul... I seem to remember the ball was going away from goal. cant remember who it was though so cant find footage.
     
  10. peace frog

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    that was one of the games I actually went too,sure in was onuah in about the 5th mnute
     

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