Player Watch: Serge Aurier

Meercat

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From the original footage, the key thing for me was the way the direction of the ball’s travel altered quite substantially, which makes me think Serge made the clearance, and backs up Dean’s repeated ‘got the ball’ hand gestures before VAR intervened. What throws the obvious visual reference into confusion could well be the var frame rate, because watching the slow mo and angles I cannot for the life of me see contact, but the ball still moves away as if played, so it feels like the twelfth of a second or whatever it is where contact would have been made is missing from the frames...

But the key there has to be the clear and obvious mistake - for var to overrule an in play decision where the ref has seen it and made a call that the ball was played, we shouldn’t be forced to find a mm of offside or a microsecond of missing frame... it should be obvious, For me as a casual viewer it’s heart in the mouth every time this stuff goes to var because I don’t implicitly feel like I can trust it, and that’s the opposite of the intended effect.
 

Wig

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Just on Aurier? It was obvious he hasn't watched a Spurs game for 2 years.
Unfortunately Carragher watches quite a few spurs games from the commentary box, most memorably when against Liverpool last year in March when he openly celebrated Salah's lucky last-minute winner with "Mo Salah you little dancer" live on the commentary. I appreciate former player pundits have their allegiances but that was a watershed moment for him as a commentator not to give a monkeys about viewing public. Anyway, sorry to let my dislike of the spitter take this thread off topic!
 

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What did Mike Dean do? He didn't give it. He didn't give the second one either.
Yep. Shocked to hear myself say it but Dean had a good game overall based on refereeing the game real-time (as opposed to VAR decisions with the benefit of slow-mo replays from all angles).
 

Strikeb4ck

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You're absolutely delusional if you don't think that was a penalty.

In fact, you should have your posts highlighted (like how ITK is blue) so that I know not to read further from here on out.
 

Donki

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I thought it was no pen originally due to the direction the ball went, having sen the replays I think it was a pen, I think Serge got Aguero’s boot which then fit the ball. I think Hugo did catch Sterling but the point is Sterling was already on his was down. Don’t give a fuck really, 2-0 against City!
 

bat-chain

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All Serge has to realise is that forward players like Mane and Aguero are waiting for any reason to drop like a sack of shit. He is expecting them to be too honest.
 

danielneeds

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Whether it was a penalty or not (it was) it’s just an example of his continuing failure to understand the basics of defending. You don’t challenge anyone in the box if they’re heading away from goal, you just don’t. If he can’t understand the basics then he’ll always be a danger to his own team.
 

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Whether it was a penalty or not (it was) it’s just an example of his continuing failure to understand the basics of defending. You don’t challenge anyone in the box if they’re heading away from goal, you just don’t. If he can’t understand the basics then he’ll always be a danger to his own team.
Exactly. These ‘hero’ challenges, trying to get the crowd on their feet have to stop.
I’m sure Mourinho would be upset if a youngster was repeating the same mistakes, let alone someone who’s meant to be an experienced international full back.
 

Japhet

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Carragher does that. I've heard him several times. He's made up his mind about Serge and if he does 20 positive things in a match Carragher will focus on the one thing that backs up his predetermined idea. Wanker!
For the record I think Aurier is very under rated. Good player with a rash challenge in him. There's not manyt other right backs I'd currently swap him for.
Carragher can only think about one thing at a time. He's as thick as pig shit and a simply terrible pundit. Sky should have taken the opportunity to bin him after the 'gobbing at children' incident.
 

Danny B

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If Aurier did not touch the ball can people explain how the ball moved with momentum, in the direction which can only be the result of Aurier kicking it, when auguero did not touch the ball. This angle bullshit is silly. Use science to convince me how on earth did the ball moved the way it did. Furthermore the touchline footage clearly showed Aurier toeing the ball away.
Aguero stands on the back of the ball which forces the ball to jump forwards. Thought in real time Aurier got there but he didn't. It's chopped by Aguero, hence the strange movement.
 

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What was that twat Aguero doing, lying on the ground for all that time??
Being a cheating prick which seems to be widely accepted in football. He had his ankle tapped by Aurier but acted like he was seriously hurt for good measure.
 

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Sissoko mark 2 in the way that Spurs fans initially hated him but he is becoming a bit of a cult figure, I think the fans are starting to like him

Our fans base are a bunch of wierdos 🙃
 
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