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20 minutes ago, Dan LCFC said:

What I really don't get about this era above all, everyone knows about cheating, there's an art to it, nobody really likes it, but it was kind of an ar before, deceiving the officials, doing something and getting away with it.

 

We now have video replays watching it back and for some reason, take no action against the blatant cheating, commentators don't even call it out - if anything, they praise it. Surely there being VAR actually changes this concept completely?

 

It's like a shopkeeper watching the CCTV of somebody robbing his shop and saying "yeah you know what fair play, good work from him, my back was turned as you can see there, he deserves it".

Well said. You've got to imagine they don't change the rules because they feel it benefits the enjoyability of the game or the drama or something? There has to be a reason because it's glaringly obvious. For me it's putting me off more and more every time.

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Spurs players too busy with hands raised appealing for a non existent offside letting Fred get the follow up. 

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19 minutes ago, Dan LCFC said:

What I really don't get about this era above all, everyone knows about cheating, there's an art to it, nobody really likes it, but it was kind of an ar before, deceiving the officials, doing something and getting away with it.

 

We now have video replays watching it back and for some reason, take no action against the blatant cheating, commentators don't even call it out - if anything, they praise it. Surely there being VAR actually changes this concept completely?

 

It's like a shopkeeper watching the CCTV of somebody robbing his shop and saying "yeah you know what fair play, good work from him, my back was turned as you can see there, he deserves it".

Spot on, and I love that analogy. Sharp and funny. Do you mind if I borrow it?

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1 minute ago, RowlattsFox said:

I really do think I'll be finished with football, especially at the top level within the next 10 years. I think it's probably only Leicester being quite good and going through a brilliant period that is keeping me interested. The antics of a lot of players, especially at the top clubs is unbearable. I'm turning more into my dad with every passing season lol

Yeah I think that’s fair. I think we’ll slowly start to slide as the markings of Nigel and Ranieri slowly fade. I rate Brendan but he’s far too open to massaging soft characters for us to be sustained winners at the top. And with that, my interest in this game is going to dwindle. 

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2 minutes ago, Livid said:

Spurs players too busy with hands raised appealing for a non existent offside letting Fred get the follow up. 

With VAR probably worth a go !!

 

Never know ..

 

Man U will probably win with a contentious incident to even things up .

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Let's at least have one team that don't make any ground on us this weekend. 

 

A Man Utd winner with Fernandes dislocating his right knacker in the process would be just great cheers 

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2 minutes ago, Hammo said:

Spot on, and I love that analogy. Sharp and funny. Do you mind if I borrow it?

I’m not sure which is the most annoying. The cheating itself, the fact that the referees don’t punish it, or the commentators who seem to implicitly suggests that it is OK. Is anyone else fed up watching opposing players standing two yards in front of someone trying to take a free kick? They have absolutely no right to do that but they are NEVER pushed back by the referee....never mind being booked for what used to be called “unsportsmanlike conduct”. Just another example of unpunished cheating.

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Ever since that tackle on the Everton player I've seen Son for what he is - a dirty little fucher who gets away with it because he plays well and has a cheeky smile.

 

"He's not that sort of player" is a phrase that works once but not the fifth, sixth, seventh time

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