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well if i was going to do an illegal move i might as well hit you as hard as possible.
you'd only be doing it if like Fernandinho you're trying to get away with it and if that's the case you would try and not make it too obvious
 

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Great result for Spurs but still want City to get through. More games if they do, more likely to drop points in the league.

The elbow was not heavy contact but it's still not on and probably should have seen red.

VAR is all over the shop. Reviewed all kinds of random shit in our game. I thought it was only coming in to do major calls. Instead it's microanalying every single moment in every game.

It's a worry.
VAR is awful, and going to be worse in the premier League where final decisions will be made by some random bent twat in the video booth instead of the ref.
 

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VAR is awful, and going to be worse in the premier League where final decisions will be made by some random bent twat in the video booth instead of the ref.
Yeah I'm really not a fan of it at all.

Last night TAA and Allison had a coming together. Allison knocks it out of play and almost crashes into TAA at the same time. TAA is attacking the ball to try to kill it also and sort of puts up his arms to protect himself as the big keeper comes in. Allison put it out of play but I touched TAAs arm as it goes out.

Then VAR starts going and I'm like surely not. Nerve racking as it's never ever a penalty. Thank God VAR saw it that way too but it's gonna completely change the game, even with how players play the game.
 

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Yeah I'm really not a fan of it at all.

Last night TAA and Allison had a coming together. Allison knocks it out of play and almost crashes into TAA at the same time. TAA is attacking the ball to try to kill it also and sort of puts up his arms to protect himself as the big keeper comes in. Allison put it out of play but I touched TAAs arm as it goes out.

Then VAR starts going and I'm like surely not. Nerve racking as it's never ever a penalty. Thank God VAR saw it that way too but it's gonna completely change the game, even with how players play the game.
Yeah, saw people on the twittersphere saying that should have been handball. Absolute nonsense. Correct decision to not award it.
 

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then it's a bit pointless to barely hit him. the fall to the floor probably hurt more.
have you seen boxers go for headbutts or low blows?

it's not going to be a KO blow but they try and hit one subtlety with an illegal move to piss an opponent off and get some sort of retaliation just like Fernandinho has with his forearm this morning
 

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have you seen boxers go for headbutts or low blows?

it's not going to be a KO blow but they try and hit one subtlety with an illegal move to piss an opponent off and get some sort of retaliation just like Fernandinho has with his forearm this morning
it's hardly boxing though, it's a nudge from his elbow while he's not looking at him.

if he hit him with any sort of force, sure. but it's barely a glancing blow which kane didnt even react to.
 

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Reason I ask is because it's obvious for anyone who has why after a foul your focus moves onto the game as a whole than just the ball
 

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it's hardly boxing though, it's a nudge from his elbow while he's not looking at him.

if he hit him with any sort of force, sure. but it's barely a glancing blow which kane didnt even react to.
a slight low blow/headbuutt in boxing is called up as is an elbow in mma
 

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Knockout away leg games. Klopp is batting 100% this year atm...
Knockouts though. Not the group stages. Knockouts, Klopp is played 1, Won 1.
I understand it was knockout games but Liverpool have only played 1 so hardly a big sample.

This is the last 4 champions league seasons and how many times the away team has won a knockout game;

2014/15 7 of 28
2015/16 6 of 28
2016/17 7 of 28
2017/18 11 of 28

Away teams only win 27.6% of their knockout games. So Pep winning 23% is not massively below average. I was going to say he has had above average teams but all CL knock out teams are above average.

This year is 7 of 18 so far.
 

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Yeah I'm really not a fan of it at all.

Last night TAA and Allison had a coming together. Allison knocks it out of play and almost crashes into TAA at the same time. TAA is attacking the ball to try to kill it also and sort of puts up his arms to protect himself as the big keeper comes in. Allison put it out of play but I touched TAAs arm as it goes out.

Then VAR starts going and I'm like surely not. Nerve racking as it's never ever a penalty. Thank God VAR saw it that way too but it's gonna completely change the game, even with how players play the game.
Yeah, saw people on the twittersphere saying that should have been handball. Absolute nonsense. Correct decision to not award it.
So VAR worked? I love it.
 

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MMA, UFC and boxing.

Christ, Dinho should be on a register somewhere.
Like I said earlier it wasn't thuggery it's just dirty and illegal at all and only deserves a red and whatever ban that comes with. But at the end of the day it's an illegal elbow/arm to the head which as pointed out isn't legal in mixed martial arts and a competent football ref also wouldn't allow it.

One of the big reasons he is a great DM is because he has the dirty stuff in his locker and more often than not gets away with it. It's one of those ones where if it was my player who did it I'd be all for him pushing the boundaries, I'd celebrate it when he gets away with it but I'd also accept the reds when they came too. For sneaky dirty incidents you're always going to get away with more than you get pulled up on
 

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sure, but i reckon it could be just a bit harsh to send someone off for contact that isnt even reacted to.
he is trying to get a reaction out of him why's the card decision based around a player keeping his head?

if he did it to Dele and Dele reacts with a headbutt (which is what I'm thinking Dinho wants from Kane or at the very least a scuffle to get Kane a yellow) you'd think Dinho is more worthy of a red card?
 

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he is trying to get a reaction out of him why's the card decision based around a player keeping his head?

if he did it to Dele and Dele reacts with a headbutt (which is what I'm thinking Dinho wants from Kane or at the very least a scuffle to get Kane a yellow) you'd think Dinho is more worthy of a red card?
and if you equally take the side of it was incidental contact then you're sending off someone for an accident that hasnt even caused a reaction.

it's hardly balotelli stamping on parker's face
 

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and if you equally take the side of it was incidental contact then you're sending off someone for an accident that hasnt even caused a reaction.

it's hardly balotelli stamping on parker's face
incidental contact lol come on now

i think faith has hacked magma's account
 

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If we're sending Dinho off for that, Kane should go as well for throwing the elbow in retaliation, probably Rose as well for his hand in the face of Dinho.

Personally think the ref made the right call on all three.
 
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