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Why do those clowns in black not

even know their own set of rules regarding handball. The rule as it stands:



IFAB have amended the handball law to ensure an accidental handball will only be punished if it occurs “immediately" before a goal is scored.

“It is not an offence if, after an accidental handball, the ball travels some distance (pass or dribble) and/or there are several passes before the goal or goal-scoring opportunity," read a statement from IFAB.

The handball rule was clarified last season to state that any goal scored or created with the use of the hand or arm will be disallowed – even if it is accidental. It does not consider intent by a player.

If the ball hits a player who has made their body “unnaturally bigger" then a foul will be awarded. IFAB determine that a hand/arm above shoulder height is rarely a “natural position" with some exceptions such as when a player is falling permitted.

IFAB says that having the hand/arm above shoulder height is rarely a “natural" position and a player is “taking a risk" by having the hand/arm in that position.

Extra leeway will be permitted when it comes to ricocheted handballs when it comes off a nearby player of if they cannot see the ball.




The last paragraph tells us that Spurs have been in two successive games been penalised. Last week, the ball richoted up on to Matt Doherty`s arm, and penalty was wrongly given. This week Eric Dier had his back to the ball, so clearly could not see the ball. Two patently wrong decisions given by the referee, when he has the power to overturn both.

The handball rule is just about the stupidest rule I have ever seen in football, but if it is actually a rule, at least make sure it is administered by the referees properly. At the moment they are just hiding behind VAR, and getting key decisions hopelessly wrong.

I am usually quite upbeat on a Monday after the weekends football, forgetting the wins, draws, losses of the weekend, and ready for the week`s football ahead. But right now football is going in completely the wrong direction, and my love for the game is just about drained now. Stupid rules, no crowds. And it will get worse as it goes on.

Frankly I really don`t care much for the game anymore, it is dying on its feet with VAR as it stands. The authorities need to wake up before they kill our game forever.

Rant over

COYS

comment by Sem (U9729)

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

I heard a whisper that Harry Kane was shown a red card yesterday after the game due to an exchange in the tunnel

Is there any truth in that? Can't see anything on skysports

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Sem (U9729)
posted 18 seconds ago
I heard a whisper that Harry Kane was shown a red card yesterday after the game due to an exchange in the tunnel

Is there any truth in that? Can't see anything on skysports
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Think it was actually your coach in the end

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Sem (U9729)
posted 12 minutes ago
I heard a whisper that Harry Kane was shown a red card yesterday after the game due to an exchange in the tunnel

Is there any truth in that? Can't see anything on skysports
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Yes he got a red card. He is out for 3 games now. LOL

comment by Edbo (U17933)

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 1 hour, 8 minutes ago
There is nothing in the law which states extra leeway is giving to players who aren't looking, that is one article from the independent, notice no quotes of the law, just the writer saying it. Even if there was, it wouldn't have changed anything considering he had his arm in the air, above his head.
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Christ.

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by LukaBrasi Average Team Fan (U22178)
posted 20 minutes ago
comment by Sem (U9729)
posted 12 minutes ago
I heard a whisper that Harry Kane was shown a red card yesterday after the game due to an exchange in the tunnel

Is there any truth in that? Can't see anything on skysports
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Yes he got a red card. He is out for 3 games now. LOL
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He didn't get a red card, one of the coaches did.

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 14 minutes ago
comment by LukaBrasi Average Team Fan (U22178)
posted 20 minutes ago
comment by Sem (U9729)
posted 12 minutes ago
I heard a whisper that Harry Kane was shown a red card yesterday after the game due to an exchange in the tunnel

Is there any truth in that? Can't see anything on skysports
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Yes he got a red card. He is out for 3 games now. LOL
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He didn't get a red card, one of the coaches did.
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If Sem picked up rag or bothered to google a match report he could have found out for himself. Sem behind the times AGAIN.

comment by KLS (U1695)

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Edward Elizabeth Hitler. (U14393)
posted 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
I thought our one was bad the Palace one was even worse.
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Yep!

Don’t think Diers was a pen but at least his hands were up in the air, the palace players were down by his side!

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

yeah, arguably our one against Southampton was more harsh as it was deflected onto the arm, just we put away chances so it didnt matter that day.

the free kick that led to the pen sums up modern football and refs though, Joelinton throwing himself and Hojbjerg taking him out, while the ref is looking the otherway, turns to see him on the floor so just guesses the foul. disgusting, decisions in this division will continue to cost teams value points and therefore money.

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Phenom - least knowledgeable spurs poster 2019/20 (U20037)
posted 36 seconds ago
yeah, arguably our one against Southampton was more harsh as it was deflected onto the arm, just we put away chances so it didnt matter that day.

the free kick that led to the pen sums up modern football and refs though, Joelinton throwing himself and Hojbjerg taking him out, while the ref is looking the otherway, turns to see him on the floor so just guesses the foul. disgusting, decisions in this division will continue to cost teams value points and therefore money.
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at Hojbjerg*

comment by Sem (U9729)

posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by LukaBrasi Average Team Fan (U22178)
posted 45 minutes ago
comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 14 minutes ago
comment by LukaBrasi Average Team Fan (U22178)
posted 20 minutes ago
comment by Sem (U9729)
posted 12 minutes ago
I heard a whisper that Harry Kane was shown a red card yesterday after the game due to an exchange in the tunnel

Is there any truth in that? Can't see anything on skysports
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Yes he got a red card. He is out for 3 games now. LOL
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He didn't get a red card, one of the coaches did.
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If Sem picked up rag or bothered to google a match report he could have found out for himself. Sem behind the times AGAIN.
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OK, thats it, I'm wound up!

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