I’m thinking aloud here, but what if it was an C&O error based on the comms?
Referee - he’s wiped him out, both feet in the shins.
VAR: Had a look and he hasn’t done him with both feet. It’s a glancing contact with the side of the foot. Have a look for yourself, might still be a case for...
The lack of contact decreases the likelihood of a red. Contact, especially point of contact is a consideration. Top of the foot, shin, higher up etc are all points on a sliding scale for assessing the correct sanction. A non contact, or low contact challenge is less likely to endanger an...
Had he made the full on contact with the opponents leg, as it first appeared it would’ve been. It’s not a clever challenge but there’s minimal contact, he hasn’t gone through him or endangered his safety.
In real time that Smith-Rowe challenge looked nasty.
While the review clearly showed it wasn’t as bad as first view, I’m not buying Danny Murphy’s s——e punditry “He’s panicked because of the players scream”
Red card late in the second half for an awful challenge. The visible wounding to Hojberg was appalling.
Didn’t quite see what if anything other wise set off his red mist and wanting to take on everyone, despite the perpetrator being off.
Good to hear some positive punditry for a change when...
Coming back to my touch with the foot/dribble scenario.
I’d got my wires crossed. Half remembered something about trying to circumvent the law by dribbling it in, then picking it up. My thought process was this occurred outside with the first touch hence the kick.
Or in short made 2 and 2 into...
Watched it in real time and said red straightaway. The covering defender argument is because of an optical illusion.
Ajer appears to be covering because he keeps running after Morelos is on the floor. As the whistle is blown he’s made a good 6-7 yards and seems to be covering.
At the point of...
Hello! Left field here, I know you’ve missed me! (Literally my thought process)
There’s been a bit of talk recently about attackers walking under/backing under an opponent in the air to win a free kick; Harry Kane being a prime example. The argument runs that this ought to be a free kick the...
As has been said, purely a case of his side lost so needs to pin the blame.
David Moyes did the same after the Chelsea -West Ham game whee barring one chance ruled out for a foul on Thiago Silva they were poor and deservedly beaten.