Football Thread 17/18

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by sawyerpip » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:51 pm

Tomous wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:I get what he's saying though - he could've sent off a couple of players in that game(if memory serves Moussa Dembele committed a pretty rough eye gouge on Costa didn't he?) but didn't because ultimately if Tottenham had ended up down to nine or ten men, the focus switches from their ill discipline to Clattenburg ruining it for them.

With that said, he's worded it like a banana split.


If Spurs get 2 or three players deservedly sent off, surely the focus is still on their ill discipline though?

It's only controversial, and his fault, if he get's the decisions wrong. So basically he was a coward.


It also doesn't account for the possibility of Spurs actually winning the game. Obviously the chances are much greater of that happening with 11 on the pitch, if the only reason the referee didn't give any red cards was to avoid blame for the result then he's not done his job fairly. I don't want referees making decisions based on what they think the reaction will be afterwards.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Tomous » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:59 pm

sawyerpip wrote:
Tomous wrote:
Saigon Slick wrote:I get what he's saying though - he could've sent off a couple of players in that game(if memory serves Moussa Dembele committed a pretty rough eye gouge on Costa didn't he?) but didn't because ultimately if Tottenham had ended up down to nine or ten men, the focus switches from their ill discipline to Clattenburg ruining it for them.

With that said, he's worded it like a banana split.


If Spurs get 2 or three players deservedly sent off, surely the focus is still on their ill discipline though?

It's only controversial, and his fault, if he get's the decisions wrong. So basically he was a coward.


It also doesn't account for the possibility of Spurs actually winning the game. Obviously the chances are much greater of that happening with 11 on the pitch, if the only reason the referee didn't give any red cards was to avoid blame for the result then he's not done his job fairly. I don't want referees making decisions based on what they think the reaction will be afterwards.


Or players getting seriously injured as the game descends into chaos because you didn't draw a line with a red card.

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by Saigon Slick » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:12 pm

It's all a moot point ultimately though - Clattenburg has strawberry floated off to his high paying job in Saudi Arabia so can say what he wants with impunity and Spurs have returned to their top six-ish form and strawberry float my fantasy team every week.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Tomous » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:14 pm

Won't he want to referee at the World Cup next year though? I can't imagine this will help his chances.

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by Benzin » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:18 pm

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Palace looking to upgrade part of Selhurst Park in a similar vein of when Liverpool did their Main Stand up...

Looks pretty swish, hopefully one day the rest of the ground can be updated (since this barely affects the Away End)...

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by DML » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:35 pm

Almost certainly the best stadium in the Championship.

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by Tomous » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:35 pm

I really enjoyed (and not because it was one of only two games we've won) going to Selhurst Park this season. Proper old school-view blocked by a pillar-smells-funny-falling apart a little-ground. I mean that in a good way too. Many modern stadiums lack any real character.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Tomous » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:36 pm

DML wrote:Almost certainly the best stadium in the Championship.


I was going to say this but didn't feel as a Swans fan I could make that joke :(

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by Saigon Slick » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:37 pm

Tomous wrote:Won't he want to referee at the World Cup next year though? I can't imagine this will help his chances.


He isn't refereeing anymore though is he? He is the head of the Saudi referees association or something like that?

Irrespective, the fact that he's not refereeing in England would presumably mean he can't be the English delegate to the World Cup.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Benzin » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:38 pm

DML wrote:Almost certainly the best stadium in the Championship.


Well, a quarter of it at least :lol:

Besides, that'll be the 'London' Stadium ;)

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Saigon Slick » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:39 pm

Tomous wrote:I really enjoyed (and not because it was one of only two games we've won) going to Selhurst Park this season. Proper old school-view blocked by a pillar-smells-funny-falling apart a little-ground. I mean that in a good way too. Many modern stadiums lack any real character.


There's a lot to be said for character at a ground I think - I've been to some howling grounds that were great fun, and some fantastic grounds that were just boring and sterile.

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Tomous » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:39 pm

Saigon Slick wrote:
Tomous wrote:Won't he want to referee at the World Cup next year though? I can't imagine this will help his chances.


He isn't refereeing anymore though is he? He is the head of the Saudi referees association or something like that?

Irrespective, the fact that he's not refereeing in England would presumably mean he can't be the English delegate to the World Cup.


I was under the impression that FIFA selected referees from around the world rather than every country going nominate one. Regardless though, I thought he was reffing Saudia Arabia, didn't realise he was in a different role.

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by Mistletooth » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:16 pm

Merseyside derby and Brighton v. Palace in third round draw already. :lol: :o

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Saigon Slick » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:25 pm

Get it RIGHT up you, enjoy getting wellied by City. :D

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by Benzin » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:29 pm

Mistletooth wrote:Merseyside derby and Brighton v. Palace in third round draw already. :lol: :o


Sussex police last seen crying in the corner after last week's fiasco :lol:

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by Schiess dem Denster » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:33 pm

Not really fair - Liverpool getting a bye to the fourth round.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:35 pm

So spurs are going to be playing on the 2nd jan against Swansea, the 4th Jan against West Ham and now AFC Wimbledon on the 6th Jan in the FA Cup :fp:

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by floydfreak » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:35 pm

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PostRe: Football Thread 17/18
by Harry Ellis » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:31 pm

Benzin wrote:
Mistletooth wrote:Merseyside derby and Brighton v. Palace in third round draw already. :lol: :o

Sussex police last seen crying in the corner after last week's fiasco :lol:

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by All Gold, Frankenstein and Grrr » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:51 pm

Non non-league teams to cheer for this time around (pending a couple that have replays) means I really don't care about the cup this year :(


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