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    Reds versus Blues

    Richards is on CBS's US coverage of the Champions League, and he's excellent. I just think biases need to be taken into account for anyone when dealing with items like this one. As I've stated on here, I think Tierney needed to issue the 2nd caution on Milner. Even if Tierney acknowledged a foul...
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    Reds versus Blues

    Being on the west side of the Atlantic means I didn't see Richards' comments. But I'd remind everyone that Richards played for Man City, so take his commentary with the appropriate amount of skepticism given his ties to Man City.
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    Reds versus Blues

    I say this as a referee and not as a fan of either team in this game (I'm a Chelsea fan in full disclosure) - That foul on Milner HAS to be a second caution. It's stopping a promising attack (i.e. USB). It's late and reckless. It just has to be a second caution. I realize there's a directive...
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    Isn't it great when EVERYONE agrees with you ...

    Had one like this last fall. Boys U16 match. I had officiated this team earlier in the fall and cautioned one of their center backs early in that game. In this game, the same kid has a borderline late challenge, but no contact. I loudly admonish the player to be careful about his late...
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    City v Rb

    I guess for me, if you can have a light blue vs royal blue game (like Man City vs Leicester), this should work. I've seen games that are much, much closer than this that have still gone on.
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    City v Rb

    Watching on my phone, I thought it was fine. I figure if I can tell the teams apart on my phone, then people watching on a much bigger TV and at the game won't have an issue.
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    LUFC V LFC

    Even without the injury, it's a red card. It is pretty much the physical embodiment of the Serious Foul Play language in Law 12. I don't think the average person understands how dangerous these types of lunging tackles from behind are. The attacker doesn't see it, so there's no way to protect...
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    LUFC V LFC

    Classic example of what players think is correct and what is actually correct being completely different. I had a game a couple of years ago where the defender came through the back of the attacker. Got a little bit of ball, but definitely fouled the player. Yellow card comes out, and the cries...
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    LUFC V LFC

    Maybe I'm looking at this too simplistically, but if a tackle comes from behind (where the opponent can't see it) and traps the ankle/lower leg in the manner it does, then doesn't it have to be endangering the safety of the opponent almost by definition?
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    avoided 2 yellows but both clubs happy.

    We don't do club marks in the US, but this makes a lot of sense. The key is to be able to rid yourself of the outliers - whether those outliers are from teams mad they lost (where someone could see a team that gave high marks when they won and low marks when they lost) and those that are just...
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    Fro vs Den

    Never. The technology is a sunk cost. Governing bodies won’t admit the mistake of ever using them. The world should be moving to how MLS does VAR for offside.
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    I Got The Ball Ref

    As others have said, it's always going to be a "you had to be there" type of situation. But here is one specific type of example. Defender comes in with a slide tackle and wins the ball in a manner that initially appears to not be careless/reckless/using excessive force. Situation 1 - The...
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    LIV vs CHE

    The last part of my comment addresses what you are talking about. For a call of that magnitude, I'd want to have the full context no matter what. Yes, it may take another 30-60 seconds, but I would want to make sure it ticks all of the boxes for handling knowing that if it's handling, it's a...
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    LIV vs CHE

    Here are two possible contexts that could make a BIG difference in what VAR would show Taylor in a situation like this. 1) Taylor rules "no handling" on the field. VAR says, "I believe we have a clear and obvious handling." Taylor: "I saw James move his arm, but I didn't see the ball actually...
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    Match dress

    Not a fan at all of the Premier League warmups. Fully agree that the volt yellow is not a good look. Call me old-fashioned, but a solid black jacket and training pants more than does the trick. I do like the green Macron UEFA jackets, but black goes with everything! :)
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