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Robertson tackle on Tanganga

Do not remember if the moment was VAR'd or not during the game but it looked like a painful challenge on our young centre back as Robertsons lunge for the ball saw his studs make full contact on the centre backs ankle/shin in the follow-through.

For me it's probably just one of those challenges that you see in football, a 'racing incident' and more of a coming together than an act of violence/foul play but the rules do state that where you are out of control action can be taken - should getting the ball even be an issue to consider if the follow through cannot be controlled and could cause serious damage?

It's debatable in this case that maybe Robertson was out of control in the way he went in. Certainly it should have been given as a foul IMO, and probably a yellow. It would have been interesting if that moment had lead to a goal whether that tackle would have been considered as a foul or not, in the build up.

What i noticed at the time was that all the contact was on Tanganga, yet Robertson also stays down holding his leg as if injured. There was no contact on him whatsoever - struck me as a bit of a guilty conscience act, someone who perhaps feared punishment so made it look as if he was also hurt in the impact.

Highlights another flaw in VAR IMO. Probably not worth a red card but a dangerous tackle so a yellow would have been fair. If VAR looked at it (it probably did) then all it can decide is that there was no red. Surely if they are looking at it they could advise foul and yellow. Again, this makes the case for me that it is the on-field refs that should review and make the decision.

posted 1 day, 12 hours ago

That doesn't even make sense.

posted 1 day, 12 hours ago

comment by dangerdog2 (U22234)
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comment by Firmino's Brightest Tooth (U1217)
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We all had a nice enjoyable evening thanks. It was no surprise to see you continuing to make a fool of yourself when I logged back on.
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They probably that this Harry fellas a bit dry ditched you and went somewhere else
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We don't speak caaaaaaant.

Try English.

posted 1 day, 11 hours ago

*They probably thought this Harry fellas a bit dry ditched you and went somewhere else

posted 1 day, 11 hours ago

comment by Klopptimus Prime (U1282)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by dangerdog2 (U22234)
posted 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
comment by Firmino's Brightest Tooth (U1217)
posted 5 minutes ago
We all had a nice enjoyable evening thanks. It was no surprise to see you continuing to make a fool of yourself when I logged back on.
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They probably that this Harry fellas a bit dry ditched you and went somewhere else
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We don't speak caaaaaaant.

Try English.
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Winston

posted 1 day, 11 hours ago

comment by dangerdog2 (U22234)
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comment by Klopptimus Prime (U1282)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by dangerdog2 (U22234)
posted 1 hour, 27 minutes ago
comment by Firmino's Brightest Tooth (U1217)
posted 5 minutes ago
We all had a nice enjoyable evening thanks. It was no surprise to see you continuing to make a fool of yourself when I logged back on.
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They probably that this Harry fellas a bit dry ditched you and went somewhere else
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We don't speak caaaaaaant.

Try English.
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Winston
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You must love the smell of his rear orifice where you've set up camp

posted 1 day, 11 hours ago

comment by dangerdog2 (U22234)
posted 8 minutes ago
*They probably thought this Harry fellas a bit dry ditched you and went somewhere else
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Ah. Well you're wrong anyway but keep trying if you like I guess.

posted 1 day, 11 hours ago

comment by Firmino's Brightest Tooth (U1217)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by dangerdog2 (U22234)
posted 8 minutes ago
*They probably thought this Harry fellas a bit dry ditched you and went somewhere else
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Ah. Well you're wrong anyway but keep trying if you like I guess.
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AMIRITE...I am

posted 1 day, 10 hours ago

comment by dangerdog2 (U22234)
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comment by Firmino's Brightest Tooth (U1217)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by dangerdog2 (U22234)
posted 8 minutes ago
*They probably thought this Harry fellas a bit dry ditched you and went somewhere else
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Ah. Well you're wrong anyway but keep trying if you like I guess.
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AMIRITE...I am
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Imitating Sizzle is just going to make you look even worse.

posted 1 day, 10 hours ago

comment by Firmino's Brightest Tooth (U1217)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by dangerdog2 (U22234)
posted 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
comment by Firmino's Brightest Tooth (U1217)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by dangerdog2 (U22234)
posted 8 minutes ago
*They probably thought this Harry fellas a bit dry ditched you and went somewhere else
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Ah. Well you're wrong anyway but keep trying if you like I guess.
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AMIRITE...I am
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Imitating Sizzle is just going to make you look even worse.
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posted 1 day, 9 hours ago

And there it is, reverting to type.

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