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  1. GraemeS

    Liverpool vs Arsenal (Craig Pawson)

    Yes, because you're clearly missing the post where I clarify that I am not suggesting there is no offence. I'm suggesting that I believe FK and yellow card is sufficient punishment. Nothing you've written in this post I've quoted comes close to justification for going from yellow --> red.
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    Liverpool vs Arsenal (Craig Pawson)

    Mane is pretty much in possession of the ball - he's got his body in between the ball and the opponent. In that position, spreading your arms and levering off an opponent who is trying to get round you is 100% standard play for me. The only reason this has become an issue for me is because he's...
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    Penalty decision

    Fair enough, apologies if I misread your previous post. That's interesting that you read it that way - my interpretation of rugby's advantage has always been pretty much that you explicitly do get the opportunity to have two bites at the cherry. The classic rubgy foul is the defence going in at...
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    Liverpool vs Arsenal (Craig Pawson)

    Yes. If you're going to push an opponent to shield the ball, it makes perfect sense to try and do so with as much strength as you can generate. If closing your fist helps you generate a stronger forearm push, it is a perfectly natural, not-SFP action to do so. if you didn't cut out the rest of...
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    Liverpool vs Arsenal (Craig Pawson)

    There's a difference between "saying it's OK" and where I stand. I'm perfectly happy with the yellow - it's careless and inattentive. He means to carry out a forceful push in the chest (careless at least) and isn't paying enough attention so ends up catching the player in the chin (lack of...
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    Liverpool vs Arsenal (Craig Pawson)

    As we all know, stills are rubbish for this kind of thing. If you see the angle @JamesL has posted but in motion rather than still, it's clear that the contact is with the Arsenal player's chest initially, his arm then slides up in the process of trying to lever him off. He can't use his palm...
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    Penalty decision

    That feels...unfairly flippant. Both sports have an advantage law, broadly speaking designed to ensure a offended-against team looses out as little as possible as a result of that foul. But they've taken a very different approach to what is a fair amount of second chance to give - that seems...
  8. GraemeS

    Junior/Youth DOGSO-H Question

    If the ball's bobbling around pretty much on the line, I wouldn't automatically rule out SPA/DOGSO. If catching the ball has stopped it dropping at an attacker's feet, I think you'd need to be showing a card of some sort. EDIT: Sorry, just read the rest of the post you were replying to and now...
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    Penalty decision

    I wonder why Rugby doesn't have the same problem with the "two bites of the cherry" issue - their advantage law is literally based around that as a key part of what it exists to do. And no one seems to think that's unfair.
  10. GraemeS

    Brighton v Manchester United - Handball after final whistle

    For review yes. For a check? I'm not sure.
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    Brighton v Manchester United - Handball after final whistle

    Not a bad idea, but again, not AFIK permissible within the current protocols. And I think "three seconds" is a bit of a downwards exaggeration - the ball at that time was still bouncing around outside the Brighton box. If he leaves it 10 seconds because he thinks there's a chance someone might...
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    TOT V NEW (not another one)

    Oh yeah, that's of course true, but I still see it as less of a problem. Currently, you can't go back to the defining principal of a law - because the defining principal is nonsense and it's impossible to know if it was deliberate or not. So the core concept of what handball should or should not...
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    Penalty decision

    I could just as easily ask you why you're denying a team a deserved penalty just because it happened to go somewhere near someone else on that team? Without actually seeing the incident, either of us could probably be right or wrong. But if I've got the whistle in real life and I'm not clear if...
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    Brighton v Manchester United - Handball after final whistle

    But the problem is, the ball was still in play. He didn't have the option of stopping the game to see what happened, except by blowing full time or waiting and hoping the ball went out. If he was to delay blowing full time only because there was a chance of a VAR intervention, and Brighton then...
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    TOT V NEW (not another one)

    I think the entire concept of "deliberate" handball is flawed to be honest. It made sense when football was played in trousers and flat caps and the norm was for players to self-report fouls, but as soon as a neutral third party referee was created, the idea should have been scrapped at that...
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