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Considering we were done a couple of times last season for thafter one of our players were wrongly sent off...I do find it very unfair that certain teams seem to get away with it.
Is it actually a rule or not ?
Doesn't seem to be for the Mancs, Chelsea, Liverpool or Watford.
Doesn't seem to be consistent, does it?
I quite enjoyed Tyler shutting Neville up on commentary yesterday, after suggesting that it was now the rule that played be sanctioned for such behaviour. Almost as if Neville realised it tends to favour certain teams so he thought "let's leave it there and hopefully people will forget it happened".
Him backtracking over his initial "horror tackle" remarks about Stephens' challenge on Martial which was an excellent, full blooded feet on the floor slide through the ball tackle was also quite amusing.
One of the outstanding characteristics of corrupt and failing organisations as well as societies is the inconsistent arbitrary application of the law.
If the football authorities really cared about fairness and respect, they'd implement rules like this one. However, they are not - they only care about money, and controversy helps generate publicity, which helps make more money.
No, but I bet you it influences his next decision... "I don't want them all surrounding me again, calling me all sorts of names" Even if they say they don't get affected, they do in the subconscious
Nope, though there's little doubt that the kind of aggressive gesturing, swearing and threats can influence subsequent decisions.
Little respect is shown towards refs. Then to top it off, the standard of officiating in the league is overall pretty poor which doesn't help.
If Redmond throws himself on the ground yesterday after Lindgard catches him in the 2nd half, Lindgard gets a second yellow and is sent off. Advantage Southampton for the rest of that game.
Redmond tries to stay on his feet, Lindgard stays on the pitch after a final warning
If there is no reward for staying on your feet, players aren't going to do it.
Think it goes in phases i.e. directives will be issued to refs to crack down on it, but this can peter out. Seem to recall 10 years or so ago it became an issue one season, and saw Emmanuel Petit run up to a ref and place his hand on his chest and it was alright get off (you could lip-read it) and a straight red. It's all crept back in since then though.
A Villa player was sent off this weekend for chest bumping a linesman, which is correct. Would like to see that extended to anyone screaming/crowding the ref too. Would stop within a week.
To see one of the best English footballers in the current era Michael Carrick, come on the pitch and ,within minutes, dramatically, hurl himself to the ground and feign head injury to get a player sent off, was so sad,imo.
Southampton played football and Manchester United were doing the exact opposite!
Mourinho is the poster boy to this "cancer" that is killing football - a ****ing hypocrite of the highest order.
The sad thing is it has purveyed into every game - How many of us were critical of Kayoute and Antonio for not going down or simulating serious injury on Saturday?
Sadly i think its the managers that tell the players to do it....one of Maureen's worst traits is getting his teams to try and influence the ref.
It was no surprise Saturday to see Watford "at it" on Saturday with an Eyetie gaffer
Absolutely wrong whoever does it as far as I'm concerned.
Dan's picture a few posts ago of the scum is the incident I always cite when this subject rears it's ugly head. Also, if I remember correctly, The Purple faced one's response to it was something on the lines of "Well the referee should have stood his ground". What the referee should of done was just brandish the cards. Can you imagine the fury that would have spewed out of the Ivory tower we've come to know as Old Trafford if that would of happened!
It's obviously done to get into the referee's head and sadly, the bigger clubs do it and to a large degree, I believe it eventually works to their advantage.
To me the only players that should approach the ref are the captains and the players involved in the given incident. Anybody else:- Card.
Another one that winds me up is players waving the imaginary card.
Keane also criticised the referee for not standing still whilst he and his mates threatened him.
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