General Discussion: World Cup 2018


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Razorlight123
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posted 27 Jun 2018 09:08, edited 27 Jun 2018 09:08
JustinCredible wrote: Handball rules are shit tho aren't they, should just be ball hits arm/hand in box - penalty, ball doesn't hit arm/hand in box - no penalty.

Same as the stupid offside rules they keep fucking about with.

Even the commentators couldn't agree if it was a pen or not

Nah there are instances where it's clearly not a pen despite being in box - it can be subjective but for me this is blatent, as it's an unforced error.
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27 Jun 2018 09:09
Oh and re. Maradona, they had some bird on the radio this morning saying how he is running the risk of ruining his legacy as people will remember him for these antics and forget how good a player he was.

Yeah because the English have all forgotten how brilliant a player Gazza was and only remember the madman haven't we. People love Maradona & Gazza causing carnage
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27 Jun 2018 09:13
Razorlight123 wrote:
JustinCredible wrote: Handball rules are shit tho aren't they, should just be ball hits arm/hand in box - penalty, ball doesn't hit arm/hand in box - no penalty.

Same as the stupid offside rules they keep fucking about with.

Even the commentators couldn't agree if it was a pen or not

Nah there are instances where it's clearly not a pen despite being in box - it can be subjective but for me this is blatent, as it's an unforced error.
By the "letter of the law" it's not a penalty so the ref made the right decision as there was no intent and his arm was in a natural position for someone jumping for a header.

That said, I still think it should be a pen as he's a centre half who can't even head the ball and it came off the corner of his nut and hit his arm so have no sympathy for him.

For me the rules are shit but everyone is entitled to their own opinion etc. but if you made the rules "black and white" there would be no ambiguity and no moaning about bias - ball either hits arm in area or doesn't.
smith
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27 Jun 2018 09:15
Happy it wasn't given. It was in no way 'deliberate'. He just timed his jump wrong and was shit defending as has been previously mentioned. Harsh to award a penalty for it IMO. Agreed with the refs decision.
Razorlight123
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posted 27 Jun 2018 09:18, edited 27 Jun 2018 09:18
Just so I'm clear - if I start doing keepy ups in my box and I inadvertently kick the ball onto my hand; by the letter of the law it's not a penalty?!
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27 Jun 2018 09:19
JustinCredible wrote: but if you made the rules "black and white" there would be no ambiguity and no moaning about bias - ball either hits arm in area or doesn't.

If that were an actual rule we'd have players like Neymar and Suarez kicking balls at defenders arms in the box, when desperate for a goal.
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27 Jun 2018 09:20
Razorlight123 wrote: Just so I'm clear - if I start doing keepy ups in my box and I inadvertently kick the ball onto my hand; by the letter of the law it's not a penalty?!

If the arm doesn't move towards the ball, correct.
nothingelseworked
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27 Jun 2018 09:21
Behind the scenes footage of fukers headering ball, arms down by their sides

Razorlight123
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posted 27 Jun 2018 09:27, edited 27 Jun 2018 09:27
Then like JustinCredible stated - the rule is rubbish; but unfortunately, it can't be changed.

This would have been read differently had Rojo made this mistake and it comfortably dropped in front of him to clear the ball out of the box stopping a goal scoring opportunity, rather than falling to Ighalo for him to get a shot off.

But anyway, the WC will be spicy after these group stages.
Razorlight123
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posted 27 Jun 2018 15:20, edited 27 Jun 2018 15:20
Sweden Cool

Just need Germany to mess up, South Korea are decent too.
Burt
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27 Jun 2018 15:26
South Korean's needs to pull the fucking trigger when they're in on goal. They're trynna walk it in when they get an opportunity.

Razorlight123
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27 Jun 2018 15:36
They look deadly on the counter.
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posted 27 Jun 2018 15:50, edited 27 Jun 2018 15:50
Laughing out loud AMAZING
Razorlight123
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27 Jun 2018 15:55
So good!
Burt
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27 Jun 2018 15:56
South Korean keeper deserved that clean sheet. Fantastic game and drama.
padawan
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27 Jun 2018 16:07
Das Boot
diederik
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27 Jun 2018 16:08
Schadenfreude Fascist!
nothingelseworked
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posted 27 Jun 2018 16:10, edited 27 Jun 2018 16:10
It might actually be coming home
Razorlight123
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posted 27 Jun 2018 16:10, edited 27 Jun 2018 16:10
To be fair this World Cup has delivered on all fronts - VAR adding that extra bit of spice aswell.

nothingelseworked wrote: It might actually be coming home

I genuinely think England have got a chance - if they lose it will be an extremely close game; no team has been stand out this tournament.
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27 Jun 2018 19:03
Just seen in my news feed: Don't mention ze VAR Laughing out loud