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rossdapep

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Didn't notice at the time but I'm fully here for the Maguire redemption arc. Always rated him.

But not Antony - cupping his ears.

See this is where I have more time for United fans than Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool.

United fans are fuming with the attitude and a lot of them not happy with Antony at all for that


Liverpool would make themselves the victims somehow.

Arsenal would be weird about it and Chelsea would just be pricks about it.

But most United fans I know will
call stuff out.
 

allatsea

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Aug 31, 2012
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Very unfair the Coventry potential winner was ruled offside. I presume someone's little finger was the cause. No way was that supposed offside the reason they scored. VAR is just ridiculous.
 

talkshowhost86

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But not Antony - cupping his ears.

See this is where I have more time for United fans than Arsenal, Chelsea or Liverpool.

United fans are fuming with the attitude and a lot of them not happy with Antony at all for that


Liverpool would make themselves the victims somehow.

Arsenal would be weird about it and Chelsea would just be pricks about it.

But most United fans I know will
call stuff out.
Antony is such a prick I'm not sure even the most die-hard United fan could defend him.
 

talkshowhost86

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Very unfair the Coventry potential winner was ruled offside. I presume someone's little finger was the cause. No way was that supposed offside the reason they scored. VAR is just ridiculous.
The rule itself is what's wrong, not the VAR (in this instance at least).

VAR has got that decision right based on what the rules currently say.

But there is no way that the Coventry goal should be considered as offside. As you say it's not the reason why they scored.

There needs to be a shift to give the attackers more benefit of the doubt. If a player has any part of their feet in line with any part of the opponents body then it should be onside IMO.
 

qqq1

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The biggest problem with the VAR offside is that there's no immediate indication it might be offside.

The Coventry fans celebrate what's probably their second biggest FA cup moment ever and then it's taken away. There's no flag from the linesman and you only know they're checking it because the ref is standing there with his finger in his ear.
 

UncleBuck

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Aug 20, 2003
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I still can’t believe they ended up going through, unfortunately though you knew what was going to happen after Coventry had that goal disallowed.
My youngest asked me this morning why is it Chelsea and Man U always seem to get things like that go their way, to which I replied that I honestly don’t know but it’s been happening for years!
 

spurmin

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The rule itself is what's wrong, not the VAR (in this instance at least).

VAR has got that decision right based on what the rules currently say.

But there is no way that the Coventry goal should be considered as offside. As you say it's not the reason why they scored.

There needs to be a shift to give the attackers more benefit of the doubt. If a player has any part of their feet in line with any part of the opponents body then it should be onside IMO.
Absolutely agree. I know other parts of the body can be used in the game, but it’s called football for a reason.
 

cwy21

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I’ve asked this before but I can’t be assed to check but don’t var check for parallaxing?

It's all done by software which maps all of the lines into 3D space with coordinates.

As I said Sunday that the problem isn't technology it's how the graphics communicate to the TV viewer. He was 10 to 15 cm offside (my estimate) which is far from a toenail decision. But the offside graphic makes it look like one because of poor design.
 

cwy21

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What would be funnier?

United loses and misses Europe completely next year. Chelsea Europa League (with potential UEFA FFP issues).

Or

United wins and gets Europa League, Chelsea gets Conference League and Newcastle misses entirely.
 

Timbo Tottenham

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What would be funnier?

United loses and misses Europe completely next year. Chelsea Europa League (with potential UEFA FFP issues).

Or

United wins and gets Europa League, Chelsea gets Conference League and Newcastle misses entirely.
Unfortunately, I can’t be having United still winning a trophy when they’re so poor, none of City’s trophies counts in my mind.
 

TheChosenOne

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Dec 13, 2005
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If Man City win today then Arsenal will probably be City’s opponents in that highly valued trophy ‘The Charity Shield’ again.

A-holes.
 

easley91

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Doubt it means anything but whoever had the west end of Wembley won their play-off finals last weekend so looks like City are winning this (shock horror).
 
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