With the new season only 1 month away, managers of every football club should seek clarification in a number of rules... No 1 being the two-footed tackle.
How many times have we seen tackles like the Jack Rodwell one given a straight red whereas players who steam in two-footed get a free kick given against them at the most?
I'm not just talking Everton, but about the game as a whole. When referees have these get-togethers, they should watch DVDs of incidents, asked what they would do, and then be told what they should be doing. Head of referees should go public and say what is right on the pitch and what is not acceptable.
On a final note of consistency, the FA should have looked into the incident between Cahill and Cabaye; if they found that Cabaye had indeed said some out-of-turn comment, they should have given him the same treatment as Louis Suarez.
Nick Millington, Posted 19/07/2012 at 22:54:36
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809 Posted 20/07/2012 at 01:04:21
839 Posted 20/07/2012 at 08:39:22
Sadly these days whenever there is a fairly strong challenge, whether legal or not, the player who has been challenged always exaggerates the impact and rolls around. They feel they have to do it as a gesture that they have been fouled and only a card for their opponent will make the pain go away.
When I played in the Kirkby Newtown league if any of the currently seen histrionics would have resulted in the ref knocking you out for being a wimp let alone the opposition, the game is becoming non-contact and sadly one-touch 5 a side on a big pitch á la Spain..
855 Posted 20/07/2012 at 11:54:55
Nick that's exactly what they do, and have been doing for years. Even with this, you can't eliminate subjective decision making and mistakes from refereeing. All two footed tackles are illegal and the punishment is a red card. Plenty of one footed tackles are as well. This doesn't mean every single referee will get every single decision right every time. The Jack Rodwell one obviously seemed quite 'stampy' and dangerous to the referee at the time, on reflection it was obviously safe.
There are also lots of grey areas in tackles and they will always be open to subjective interpretation. This simply isn't something where there is always definitely a 'right' answer.
876 Posted 20/07/2012 at 15:56:24
925 Posted 20/07/2012 at 23:24:52
926 Posted 20/07/2012 at 23:57:42
952 Posted 21/07/2012 at 09:00:03
The solution seems so, so simple to me I'm absolutely amazed the governing bodies don't seem to have thought of it.
971 Posted 21/07/2012 at 12:12:07
974 Posted 21/07/2012 at 12:48:46
It obviously will not happen as football is run by clowns who would never dream of doing the right thing.
110 Posted 22/07/2012 at 12:10:56
Maybe it would prove that decisions and luck only 'even themselves out over the season' for the chosen few........
275 Posted 23/07/2012 at 17:57:49
With travel around Europe realativley easy I don't know why our ref's cant do some matches abroad and some European refs can't do some matches here. At least this way referees could be a little more impartial.
451 Posted 24/07/2012 at 01:09:48
We have endless incidents of shirt-pulling mostly by defenders in corner kick situations which go unpunished and yet the same incident in the middle of the park is called and yellows given. Even the so-called best referee in the Premier League, Howard Webb is guilty of bad calls and I don't mean those that are iffy, I mean blatant ones.
The football administrators are also gutless by not introducing the technology being used in North America for years. Yes, it is possible that all the officials combined can miss an incident but I cannot accept the amount of incidents that are not caught or interpreted correctly. The time for change is now!
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