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by Hoop Blah
05 Nov 2019 13:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 911
Views: 25542

Re: VAR

Put simply it should be has he got an advantage. If Firminio's armpit has been 0.5cm back from where it was, he would still have scored so he hasn't gained any advantage at all. Isn't that just making it more subjective though? The rule states that it's any part of the body you can score with, whic...
by Hoop Blah
05 Nov 2019 13:27
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 911
Views: 25542

Re: VAR

Premier League managers will meet with Mike Riley, manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), on Thursday to discuss the video assistant referee (VAR) system. Riley, who heads the body responsible for the country’s leading referees, will meet the top flight’s northern-based m...
by Hoop Blah
05 Nov 2019 13:25
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 911
Views: 25542

Re: VAR

On offsides, I can't help but think that the rule needs to be simplified to referring only to the feet. Essentially Firmino was offside under the current rules because Mings was trying to play offside - that is whilst his feet were ahead of Firmino's, he was leaning away from goal, whereas Firmino ...
by Hoop Blah
05 Nov 2019 12:07
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 7100
Views: 321595

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

Accepting all the "getting results when playing badly / playing until the bitter end" plaudits I still think Liverpool are there for the taking . Mane is carrying the front 3 at the moment , Salah is clearly not right (probably still carrying an injury) and Firmino's game is suffering a l...
by Hoop Blah
04 Nov 2019 10:26
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 674
Views: 31351

Re: Weekend Football

Potentially unpopular opinion - 'cynical' fouls, that whilst not always reckless (like Son's was) are designed only to stop the flow of the game, should be punished with a straight red card. Son tripped Gomes to break up the attack, he was prepared to 'take a yellow for the team'. This should be cu...
by Hoop Blah
04 Nov 2019 08:15
Forum: General Football
Topic: Weekend Football
Replies: 674
Views: 31351

Re: Weekend Football

I read a stat this morning that Vardy has now scored 19 goals in 21 games since Rodgers took over at Leicester.

His chance conversion is also at 45%.

That's pretty outstanding, and Rodgers probably deserves a fair amount of credit for it too.
by Hoop Blah
03 Nov 2019 14:41
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 911
Views: 25542

Re: VAR

VAR a disaster yet again. How on earth was Firmino offside? I've not seen it, but heard it was given for his armpit being offside or something daft! How close a call was it? These marginal decisions are still being made with technology that just isn't accurate enough to be able to make these calls ...
by Hoop Blah
03 Nov 2019 10:33
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 911
Views: 25542

Re: VAR

VAR a disaster yet again. How on earth was Firmino offside? I've not seen it, but heard it was given for his armpit being offside or something daft! How close a call was it? These marginal decisions are still being made with technology that just isn't accurate enough to be able to make these calls ...
by Hoop Blah
01 Nov 2019 07:17
Forum: General Football
Topic: ArsenaLOL
Replies: 2007
Views: 110892

Re: ArsenaLOL

Xhaka has come out with a statement. It doesn't matter how good/bad you are at football. It's an absolute disgrace some of the comments made to him. Who tells someone they hope their daughter gets cancer just because they're bad at football? This sort of stuff is beyond me And it's easy to say &quo...
by Hoop Blah
31 Oct 2019 09:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7366
Views: 447483

Re: The Non - League thread

I don't think Tallentire should ever have been sacked, clearly he is one of the only people on Earth who the chairman trusts with the team. I have met Stephen Peters many times as he headed up the new youth football vision at the club over the summer so I had a fair amount of dealings with him. Tal...
by Hoop Blah
31 Oct 2019 08:44
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7366
Views: 447483

Re: The Non - League thread

They are honestly better off just giving the job to Tallentire again, he is the only guy the chairman really trusts with the team. I may apply myself to be honest. Have a guess what Bracknell have done...... :D How long are we giving him? Surely it won't be too long until the Chairman pulls the tri...
by Hoop Blah
30 Oct 2019 14:15
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 911
Views: 25542

Re: VAR

But then you look at some of the incidents VAR hasn’t given and you wonder how the Brighton one can be given compared to others And this is where I find VAR confusing. I thought they were only meant to overrule something which is a “clear and obvious error”. Take an offside decision by literally mi...
by Hoop Blah
29 Oct 2019 22:23
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 911
Views: 25542

Re: VAR

As predicted, VAR isn't really solving any of the issues video technology was supposed to address. At the same time it's created it's own issues, slowed down the game at times, impacted on the way referees appear to be making decisions, and it's starting to have a negative effect on the joy of watch...
by Hoop Blah
23 Oct 2019 09:33
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7366
Views: 447483

Re: The Non - League thread

Nope. https://www.footballinbracknell.co.uk/news/club-news/43286/bracknell-town-part-company-with-sam-lock/ Trigger happy Kayne is going to run out of options soon isn't he? Yeah got the impression this was on the cards as previously mentioned. There was something that just wasn't right about the t...
by Hoop Blah
23 Oct 2019 09:26
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 911
Views: 25542

Re: VAR

* on that topic, maybe its just time referees, or the union, took the massive stick out of their arse and considered officiating a game to be about getting decisions right, and not about their egos. Difference in the sports notwithstanding, one of the reasons technology works in rugby and cricket i...
by Hoop Blah
23 Oct 2019 08:59
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 911
Views: 25542

Re: VAR

* on that topic, maybe its just time referees, or the union, took the massive stick out of their arse and considered officiating a game to be about getting decisions right, and not about their egos. Difference in the sports notwithstanding, one of the reasons technology works in rugby and cricket i...
by Hoop Blah
23 Oct 2019 07:31
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Non - League thread
Replies: 7366
Views: 447483

Re: The Non - League thread

Bracknell just aren't at the races so far, really no excuse for it given the firepower at their disposal. Is the patience running thin yet? Not sure what the current state of play is as I've not been at the club for a couple of weeks now but something certainly isn't working, we are so inconsistent...
by Hoop Blah
22 Oct 2019 19:36
Forum: General Football
Topic: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season
Replies: 7100
Views: 321595

Re: LOLiverpooLOL - Next Season

Liverpool were far the superior team and should have won 2-0. VAR got United a draw. Errr, not quite. With or without VAR United were one up so I don’t see how 2-0 works at all You could argue (and I'm not here, just playing a bit of devils advocate) that if it wasn't for VAR then the ref may well ...
by Hoop Blah
22 Oct 2019 19:33
Forum: General Football
Topic: The footballer gets arrested thread
Replies: 1477
Views: 109045

Re: The footballer gets arrested thread

I mean it happens to normal people everyday, but yes, footballers being in the spotlight should be much more careful about this type of thing. Yeah I am going from the angle of a person, i.e a footballer, can easily afford a driver for the night or a taxi. Joe Bloggs might struggle with that so tak...
by Hoop Blah
22 Oct 2019 19:26
Forum: General Football
Topic: VAR
Replies: 911
Views: 25542

Re: VAR

Thought they've said they're not going to use a pitch side monitor for the refs to look at incidents again? That's the whole point of var They've said they want to avoid using it because of the delays to the game. The process they've implemented is, I think, that they'll use it at what they deem to...
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