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Penalty interpretation same for all ?

We keep being told ( usually by the teams that have benefited ) that the rules are the same for everyone. True or false ?

Penalties awarded ( and scored ) 3 games in to a long and frustrating season:

Top of league:
Leicester - 5 ( from 3 games ) they are, coincidentally top of the league
Liverpool -2 ( from 2 games )
Brighton - 2 ( from 3 games )

Bottom of league:
Arsenal - 0
Villa - 0
Burnley - 0
Sheff Utd - 0
Tottenham - 0
WBA - 0
WHU - 0
Wolves - 0

Based on this average, I make it Leicester will score in the region of 65 penalties this year, and Vardy will beat Dixie Deans all time scoring record in one season, which I think is around 60 ( from the 1930's )

Liverpool, steady 1 per game, making that 38 penalties this season.

Brighton, I am guessing will fall away after Christmas.

Based on these figures, do we think the rules are the same for all clubs, and we should embrace it ?

Does anyone, and I mean anyone anywhere, think the penalty rules are not going to ruin football and turn scoring statistics into one big farce ?

I am as frustrated as everyone else about yesterday's game ( albeit you got to take your chances ) but with only a small bit of digging, the penalty picture becomes very unbalanced very quickly.

posted on 28/9/20

Trouble with some spurs fans always bleeding moaning about officials it’s getting tedious now 👍

posted on 28/9/20

comment by ● Billy The Yidd ● 2020* (U3924)
posted 9 minutes ago
The fact that Bin Dippers are all over this thread suggests they realize how favourably they are treated, but don`t like to admit it.
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Which one of us pulled your missus mate?

posted on 28/9/20

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comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted on 28/9/20

The league is going to be full of penalty merchants. There should be a race for the Golden Penalty Spot.

posted on 28/9/20

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comment by SteveF (U22027)

posted on 28/9/20

comment by I want to stuff this 8===D as far as it will go an squeal like a pig (U20589)
posted 57 minutes ago
2017/18

Liverpool 3 penalties for 6 against
Spurs 3 for 3 against

2016/17
Liverpool 8 for 5 against
Spurs 9 for 2 against

2015/16
Liverpool 2 for 3 against
Spurs 5 for 2 against

Last 5 years
Liverpool 25 16
Spurs 24 19

Its not as bad as he’d have u believe is it especially since we’ve been the better team under klopp.

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Read the post again. It's not about Spurs. It is not about historic penalties, it is about relating THIS year's rules to what is happening on the pitch THIS season. Penalties, as a % of total goals scored has gone from 7% last season to around 20% this season. Is that what everyone wants ?
Do you want to watch your team each week, with your main worry being, are they gonna get done by a stupid penalty decision. Because that's where we are now.
Do you want kids growing up, discovering their love of the game, and at the same time assuming that teams will deliberately kick or head balls at defenders is "normal" ?

posted on 28/9/20

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!?!?!?!

posted on 28/9/20

I've actually said this before; I think future generations will just get used to it.

It's us old farts who will remember the good old days, before the game was facked up with these law changes.

Hockey has a rule where if you touch the ball with your foot it's a free hit - no intent needed.

Problem is in football that the advantage of a penalty kick is massive.

posted on 28/9/20

comment by SteveF (U22027)
posted 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
comment by I want to stuff this 8===D as far as it will go an squeal like a pig (U20589)
posted 57 minutes ago
2017/18

Liverpool 3 penalties for 6 against
Spurs 3 for 3 against

2016/17
Liverpool 8 for 5 against
Spurs 9 for 2 against

2015/16
Liverpool 2 for 3 against
Spurs 5 for 2 against

Last 5 years
Liverpool 25 16
Spurs 24 19

Its not as bad as he’d have u believe is it especially since we’ve been the better team under klopp.

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Read the post again. It's not about Spurs. It is not about historic penalties, it is about relating THIS year's rules to what is happening on the pitch THIS season. Penalties, as a % of total goals scored has gone from 7% last season to around 20% this season. Is that what everyone wants ?
Do you want to watch your team each week, with your main worry being, are they gonna get done by a stupid penalty decision. Because that's where we are now.
Do you want kids growing up, discovering their love of the game, and at the same time assuming that teams will deliberately kick or head balls at defenders is "normal" ?
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It’s all swings @ roundabouts Steve 👍

comment by SteveF (U22027)

posted on 28/9/20

comment by der kloppites Hi, wie geht es dir * (U13373)
posted 43 minutes ago
comment by SteveF (U22027)
posted 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
comment by I want to stuff this 8===D as far as it will go an squeal like a pig (U20589)
posted 57 minutes ago
2017/18

Liverpool 3 penalties for 6 against
Spurs 3 for 3 against

2016/17
Liverpool 8 for 5 against
Spurs 9 for 2 against

2015/16
Liverpool 2 for 3 against
Spurs 5 for 2 against

Last 5 years
Liverpool 25 16
Spurs 24 19

Its not as bad as he’d have u believe is it especially since we’ve been the better team under klopp.

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Read the post again. It's not about Spurs. It is not about historic penalties, it is about relating THIS year's rules to what is happening on the pitch THIS season. Penalties, as a % of total goals scored has gone from 7% last season to around 20% this season. Is that what everyone wants ?
Do you want to watch your team each week, with your main worry being, are they gonna get done by a stupid penalty decision. Because that's where we are now.
Do you want kids growing up, discovering their love of the game, and at the same time assuming that teams will deliberately kick or head balls at defenders is "normal" ?
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It’s all swings @ roundabouts Steve 👍
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Hey, I do get that. I do get that every week it will be someone else's set of fans moaning. It just happens to be Spurs turn this week.

But when you get every Manager and respected pundit saying "this is an absolute joke" should tell everyone this particular law needs to be changed for the good of the game.

You will see really bad decisions every week, you will see cups won or lost because of this, you will have teams relegated because of this and , for me, most worrying, you will now see clubs getting smart and setting teams or tactics up to deliberately exploit this rule. If that has not already started.

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