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Scotland Out

I know women's football isn't overly popular here, but I'm sure some of you, if not most, tuned in to the Scotland v Argentina match last night.

What a farce. Or should that be varce?

Leaving aside the fact that Scotland threw it away after being 3-0 up and cruising with 15 minutes to go, the way the game ended was awful and for me a terrible look for the game.

For those who didn't see it, with four minutes to go and with Scotland leading by 3-2, a Scotland player clearly fouled an Argentine player in the box. It was undoubtedly a penalty. The referee somehow missed it and it went to VAR, which naturally took an age, and then the ref awarded the spot kick. The kick was saved and play raged on. Then the VAR ref advised the ref that the Scotland keeper had moved about half an inch off her line and the spot kick was retaken and then scored. All this took about 8 minutes to resolve. This made it even more bizarre when, after indicating 4 added minutes, the referee decided to blow her whistle a minute after the penalty was scored, clearly not adding any additional time for the time taken to resolve the penalty incident.

I've been broadly supportive of VAR and I've tried to leave emotion to the side when looking at last nights events. But if this is going to be the norm, and it looks like it is, then for me it's not going to work. The biggest worry I have is that the refs will stop making big decisions and wait for the opportunity to review on VAR, which will slow the game down horribly - and I genuinely believe that's what some of our less confident refs will do. I think that's what happened last night.

I think I'm falling down on the side of VAR being a bad thing, but again I accept I was biased last night.

Back to Scotland though, and it's bitterly disappointing that they blew it. They're a good side who have been badly let down by some terrible coaching.

posted on 20/6/19

No injury time? was mental there should have been about 8 minutes, plenty time for another goal to be scored.

posted on 20/6/19

comment by Declan McDaid (U1734)
posted 27 minutes ago
I am considering bringing out a vegetarian Pot Noodle for the Korean market. I am considering calling it Not Poodle.
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Our pal James Tolan married a Chinese lassie.
If they have a wee boy they should call him Pat Noodle

posted on 20/6/19

comment by Declan McDaid (U1734)
posted 30 minutes ago
I am considering bringing out a vegetarian Pot Noodle for the Korean market. I am considering calling it Not Poodle.
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hahahahahaha

posted on 20/6/19

comment by Declan McDaid (U1734)
posted 46 minutes ago
I am considering bringing out a vegetarian Pot Noodle for the Korean market. I am considering calling it Not Poodle.
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or Hot Doodle ?

posted on 20/6/19

comment by Mad Morten (U12621)
posted 45 minutes ago
Was she? I was only joking but that seems as if they consipired to flook us
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Oh mate, you should probably go and have a wee read about the history of the Japanese and Koreans.

The Koreans fecking hate the Japanese with a passion

posted on 20/6/19

I'm with Ivan on this. If this is how VAR is going to be used to pick up the most minute detail when other glaring in game decisions are left to the refs judgement, then I no longer wish to see VAR used. Goal line tech to show whether a ball is or is not over the line and stop there

posted on 20/6/19

Schiz nail on head mate

posted on 20/6/19

Every game in the WWC so far.

https://www.facebook.com/672320092850121/posts/2359296610819119?sfns=mo

posted on 20/6/19


<I am considering bringing out a vegetarian Pot Noodle for the Korean market. I am considering calling it Not Poodle.>

Leo used to regale us wi updates on his Irish Korean mate.

Pat Noodle.


posted on 20/6/19


Don't feel sorry for the wummin at all tbh.

Deserve to be Home.

Krap 1st 2 games.

Blew a 3-0 lead with 15 to go.

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