Recent content by cwy21

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    Champions League 2017-18

    And the Karius howler is exactly why refs are told to keep their flag down. Benzema was in an offside position but he never committed an offside offense.
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    Champions League 2017-18

    Karius released/threw the ball so he was no longer in control of it. Good goal.
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    Champions League 2017-18

    That's not late in the VAR world. ARs are now being training to do exactly what he did if a scoring chance appears imminent. Put the flag up after the scoring chance happens -- even if it's really late.
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    Champions League 2017-18

    This is a World Cup referee who will have been training to keep his flag down in that situation for VAR purposes. He very well could have been flagging Ronaldo offside, but kept his flag down that extra second. We will probably never know.
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    Champions League 2017-18

    A lifetime of watching American football makes it really easy to identify a collarbone injury because it always happens the same way -- you're driven shoulder first into the ground like Salah.
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    Champions League 2017-18

    He's probably broke his collarbone. A little padding isn't going to do anything. Any movement of your shoulders will lead to excruciating pain.
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    Champions League 2017-18

    If he fractured his collarbone, he's not going to continue.
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    Champions League 2017-18

    That could be a collarbone for Salah.
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    Champions League 2017-18

    RM will be lucky to make it to 15 minutes without allowing a goal at this rate.
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    The Championship 2017-18

    It's just all six occurred in about a nine minute period.
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    The Championship 2017-18

    Three, just like most professional football.
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    The Championship 2017-18

    The Grealish tackle is an example of what people are going to hate about VAR at the World Cup. Both yellow and red were justifiable decisions from the ref.
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    The Championship 2017-18

    No handling offense and a yellow on the tackle, but it was a bit nasty. Taylor got them both right.
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    F.A. Cup 2017/18

    It's incredible the number of people who remain unaware of a massive change to the laws of the sport they love (it was TWO YEARS ago). It's a yellow all day for Phil Jones and not a red. Everyone will criticize the ref even when it means sticking their foot in their own mouth.
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    Using something similar to an NFL Salary Cap

    IFAB has it's PlayFair website which is studying how to improve the laws of the game during the next five years or so. Playing time is a major area of focus and would either be getting more strict on added time or making the game two 30 minute halves where the clock stops each time the ball is...
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