EPL Matchday 20

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Hall of Famer
Dec 22, 2009
AFL Club
Other Teams
Socceroos, LFC, MVFC, RC Strasbourg
Looks like it comes off his hand to me.
Looking at the still image from behind it appears that way. The video clip shows it hitting him in the right chest area while moving his arm away.


Norm Smith Medallist
May 14, 2007
AFL Club
Other Teams
Juventus, Arsenal, OKC, Avalanche
So I presume you feel like the Wolves goal should have been ruled out? Law is the law after all.
I’m still not even sure what they are basing it on. If it’s the hand it’s a joke, if it’s the foot, well it’s hardly advantageous but I guess to the letter of the law it’s offside. It’s also not a clear and obvious error so referees decision should stand too but who knows the actual rules anymore.


Oh snap
Oct 27, 2006
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Sth Freo, Liverpool, Chicago Bulls
Looks to me from the video that it hits his hand.
The ball doesn't appear to change direction if it did hit his arm, only after it hits his chest. So you can see why this isn't conclusive

Footage from the front or another angle might clear this up, but no one has any footage of that yet.


Brownlow Medallist
May 13, 2008
AFL Club
Seriously, no one has any clue what happened. The game is played in real time. God help us when every single decision is reviewed frame by frame - games will go for days and the current Christmas congestion will look like Childs play. They will need to defer internationals to allow players who are waiting for VAR decisions to become available.

Jeez this is a bore

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