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AndyinLiverpool

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  1. Gomez should pick on someone his own size
  2. AndyinLiverpool

    VAR

    Indeed. There's not much they can do once the decision is handed over to them to make, except to apply the letter of the law. The letter of the law is apparently what people want after all. Even when they don't know what that law is (see the handball furore during and following Liverpool v Man City).
  3. AndyinLiverpool

    VAR

    Sky? BT? They are loving all this.
  4. AndyinLiverpool

    VAR

    There is no way that this situation will not be exploited by marketing people.
  5. AndyinLiverpool

    VAR

    Part of the problem, directly associated with the handball is that people don't know the law and its wording, which is this: It is an offence if a player: deliberately touches the ball with their hand/arm, including moving the hand/arm towards the ball gains possession/control of the ball after it has touched their hand/arm and then: scores in the opponents’ goal creates a goal-scoring opportunity scores in the opponents’ goal directly from their hand/arm, even if accidental, including by the goalkeeper It is usually an offence if a player: touches the ball with their hand/arm when: the hand/arm has made their body unnaturally bigger the hand/arm is above/beyond their shoulder level (unless the player deliberately plays the ball which then touches their hand/arm) The above offences apply even if the ball touches a player’s hand/arm directly from the head or body (including the foot) of another player who is close. Except for the above offences, it is not usually an offence if the ball touches a player’s hand/arm: directly from the player’s own head or body (including the foot) directly from the head or body (including the foot) of another player who is close if the hand/arm is close to the body and does not make the body unnaturally bigger when a player falls and the hand/arm is between the body and the ground to support the body, but not extended laterally or vertically away from the body One might argue that the handball created a goalscoring opportunity, which would be pushing it, as there is another 100m or so and touches by opposition players before it goes in, but I can't see how any of that applies to the incident. This is not, much to my chagrin, a VAR issue. It's a pundits / players / managers not knowing the lawas of the game issue.
  6. AndyinLiverpool

    VAR

    The technology isn't required.
  7. Please tell me he put his hand out then withdrew it at the last second, stuck his thumb on the end of his nose and wiggled his fingers about.
  8. AndyinLiverpool

    VAR

    Are these the same people that want referees to come out after a game to talk about their decisions?
  9. We can get rid of a few, get a few in and then sit back and read on here about how the team's not gelling and results / performances / both are not good enough etc ad nauseam.
  10. The performance wasn't dreadful or naive
  11. I am sure the wailing and gnashing of teeth will continue after the final whistle but we were away to a team higher than us in the table.
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