The Football Thread 2017-18

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by bear » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:36 pm

Going back to an older topic here's a tweet that explains how Champions League money is distributed among English and Scottish teams.



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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Blue Eyes » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:53 pm

I like Carragher but this was such a stupid thing to do. I really hope he doesn't get fired and Red Nev gets his own back after the Valencia ribbing.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by more heat than light » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:09 pm


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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Photek » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:10 pm

Is that code for sacked or is he just off for a month?

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by bear » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:39 pm

Waiting to see how long people stay angry I guess. If it calms down reasonably quickly then he'll be back, if it keeps going they'll cut him loose.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Moggy » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:47 pm

Photek wrote:Carra spitting was a scumbag thing to do, I also can’t believe how stupid he was.

Not sure he should be sacked over it though.


Photek doesn't think a Liverpool player should be sacked? Well I never. ;)

I actually agree with you, Carra was a moron, but I don't think he should be sacked. He was goaded way too easily though, the bloke didn't really say anything too out of order to him, to react by spitting is nuts.

The driver was a twat as well. Filming while driving and you could hear the £££ signs in his head when he was talking afterwards. Your daughter just got spat on by another bloke (after she told you to not do anything!) and all you can think is " well well well!!".

The only person to come out of that whole thing not looking a banana split was the poor kid that got spat on.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by SandyCoin » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:59 pm

I think a decent length suspension is enough. Maybe with some road rage course or something shoved in there too. It's disgusting, but not sure it's worth having his career ruined.

I agree the driver was a twat and hopefully he will be in trouble for reckless driving.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by PES Fan » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:02 pm

I think it’s ridiculous they got him out on Sky news and they started grilling him. They didn’t do that to Georgie Thompson or Kirsty ‘Gallacher’ when they got done for drink driving. In fact I recall Thompson got a promotion to F1 following that. Gallacher wasn’t even suspended. They not really sending out the right message here with their double standards.

Suspend him for a month or something. Don’t let him cover Old Trafford games if something like 2-1 winds him up. Now he has set himself up for more fans to start winding up.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Denster » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:08 pm

He should be sacked. All he had to do was wind up his window.
Instead he spat at a 14 year old girl. How is this even a debate?
It’s inexcusable.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Hyperion » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:11 pm

He'll go on a spitting awareness course, meet some people who've been spat at and learn about how it's impacted their lives, meet some people who find it offensive, then meet some reformed spitters.
He'll then do a video documentary about his journey and what he's learnt, and he'll make a sizeable donation to a charity for victims of spitting.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Floex » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:19 pm

Denster wrote:He should be sacked. All he had to do was wind up his window.
Instead he spat at a 14 year old girl. How is this even a debate?
It’s inexcusable.


Why do people keep saying he was spitting at a 14 year old girl? He clearly was aiming for an atomic loogie at the fella.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Mafro » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:21 pm

Are we sure he wasn't just trying to speak?

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Tomous » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:24 pm

Floex wrote:
Denster wrote:He should be sacked. All he had to do was wind up his window.
Instead he spat at a 14 year old girl. How is this even a debate?
It’s inexcusable.


Why do people keep saying he was spitting at a 14 year old girl? He clearly was aiming for an atomic loogie at the fella.


He was obviously going to hit the 14 year old girl though, she was sitting in the passenger seat. Carragher deemed her acceptable collateral damage in his phlegm fountain.

FWIW I don't think he should be sacked and agree with PES Fan's point on double standards-drink driving is far worse and put's people's lives at risk.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by SandyCoin » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:26 pm

Denster wrote:He should be sacked. All he had to do was wind up his window.
Instead he spat at a 14 year old girl. How is this even a debate?
It’s inexcusable.


I guess there is a debate because of incidents like PES fan mentioned. Is spitting worse than potentially killing people whilst drink driving? You obviously don't have to answer that :slol:

I think a lengthy ban is perfectly fine for a gross incident like this.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Dowbocop » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:44 pm

Floex wrote:
Denster wrote:He should be sacked. All he had to do was wind up his window.
Instead he spat at a 14 year old girl. How is this even a debate?
It’s inexcusable.


Why do people keep saying he was spitting at a 14 year old girl? He clearly was aiming for an atomic loogie at the fella.

At the man who decided to endanger his teenage daughter's life by driving aggressively and filming an altercation with a retired footballer, before using her as a moral shield to make Carragher the big villain of the piece and not himself. He's lucky she only got a bit of spit in her face and not a glove box.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Denster » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:45 pm

Another point is - the level of provocation. Fans do say some unacceptable things. I remember Beckham
Once saying he’d heard opposition fans shouting they hoped his kids got cancer. But that doesn’t appear to have been the case here. The provocation appears very mild here.
His response is not only disgusting it’s also a massive overreaction to a pretty mild bit of goading.
I like the guy. He’s a good commentator and his reaction to this shows he’s truly sorry and ashamed of himself. But so he should be.
It’s a disgusting act and is inexcusable.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Hyperion » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:52 pm

Denster wrote:It’s a disgusting act and is inexcusable.


Sounds right up your street

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Photek » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:54 pm

Why is Denster so triggered about this? :lol:

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by SandyCoin » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:55 pm

But again, he was being harassed whilst driving a car. That's not exactly safe. It's distracting, and like in the classic road safety adverts where the driver keeps looking in their mirror at a car behind them, and ends up not paying attention and smacking into the car in front. Why should anyone have to put up with being goaded whilst driving? Even if they did play for Liverpool once upon a time.

I don't think anyone is excusing what he did as spitting is revolting, just saying it probably doesn't warrant a sacking in the grand scheme of things.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Denster » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:55 pm

Photek wrote:Why is Denster so triggered about this? :lol:

Because I’m genuinely surprised so many of you are arguing for leniency.

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