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    Andorra 3-3 England in today's U21 qualifer. England equalised in first-half injury-time, and Andorra equalised in second half injury-time

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    VVV Venlo 0-13 Ajax in the Dutch top flight today. Venlo were missing one player due to covid, but other than that it seems a legit result.

    Their twitter - @VVVVenlo - started getting a bit fed up towards the end, which I always like to see

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    Ajax striker Lassana Traore scored five goals and got three assists
    All goals, yellow and red cards tweeted in real time on twitter and facebook

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    VVV Venlo 0-13 Ajax in the Dutch top flight today. Venlo were missing one player due to covid, but other than that it seems a legit result.

    Their twitter - @VVVVenlo - started getting a bit fed up towards the end, which I always like to see
    45 attempts at goal!

    Some sides really do just fall to pieces when a man gets sent off, similar thing with Man Utd against Spurs a few weeks ago. This is extreme though.
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    This article on RTÉ caught my eye -

    Catolica were trailing 2-0 at Curico Unido on 15 October when the spot-kick was given but, while incident was being reviewed by VAR officials, the scoreboard caught fire causing a power failure and the match was called off.

    Four days later, the Chilean league (ANFP) confirmed that a penalty had been awarded and ruled that the game would be played on Wednesday, resuming at the point where it left off.
    And it gets better from there.

    Just another black mark for VAR in my eye

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    Ah, here. It's as much a black mark against electricity as VAR.
    Covid-negative, maybe; I haven't checked.

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    Electricity is slightly more useful in a broader context, so I'll forgive it.

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    Orlando v New York City. One of the most bizarre shoot-outs you will ever see. The fun starts at the ninth kick, with the score at 3-4.

    https://youtu.be/CbZx4XZrnX4

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    A yellow for coming off your line? That's new for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieShels View Post
    A yellow for coming off your line? That's new for me.
    Do you not remember much the same thing happening to the Irish underage keeper in an important game? Second yellow so got sent off. Without the happy ending though.

    Also, this thread was started with an incident that was almost exactly the same.

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    Yep. Have to say the commentators were excellent in that US game. They're right that (a) you need to take a step to push off to dive for a penalty and (b) the rule can be very arbitrarily applied. If a goal is scored, I think the ref just warns the keeper, but you can see the save after the yellow/red card where other the keeper does almost exactly the same thing. What's the difference? Is it that his backwards foot it maybe still touching the line? Do we really want to get into that level of pernicketiness (as the commentators suggest)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by osarusan View Post
    Do you not remember much the same thing happening to the Irish underage keeper in an important game? Second yellow so got sent off. Without the happy ending though.
    I didn't at all.

    Also, this thread was started with an incident that was almost exactly the same.
    Spookeh!



    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Yep. Have to say the commentators were excellent in that US game. They're right that (a) you need to take a step to push off to dive for a penalty and (b) the rule can be very arbitrarily applied. If a goal is scored, I think the ref just warns the keeper, but you can see the save after the yellow/red card where other the keeper does almost exactly the same thing. What's the difference? Is it that his backwards foot it maybe still touching the line? Do we really want to get into that level of pernicketiness (as the commentators suggest)?
    I think in the second incident the keeper seemed to keep one foot on the lone when he jumped?

    Also, it's persnicketiness...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    YWhat's the difference? Is it that his backwards foot it maybe still touching the line?
    This is exactly the difference.

    When we are talking about a heel being an inch off the line, it looks silly to treat them differently, but if it were a foot off the line, it wouldn't be an issue.

    I think what happened is similar to other laws like offiside and handball. The wording seems sensible when it's only human eyes involved and they'll never spot the inch off the line or kneecap offside - they will only spot the 'clear' ones - but with VAR having the power to freeze things in HD, we end up with these decisions that are correct accoring to the letter of the law, but are not in line with what people think 'should' be the right decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonnieShels View Post
    ... it's persnicketiness...
    Persnickety is the American word for fussy, fastidious, or highly detail-oriented. 'Pernickety' is European and older, with early instances dating from e.g. 1808. Its exact origins are mysterious, though it may be related to the Scots pernicky. The American spelling dates from the late 19th century, and is rarely used outside North America.

    Just being pedantic.

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    I was thinking I'd never heard of it with the s!

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    Ukrainian ultras stick club director in a bin over plans to move stadium (will need Google translate): https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.bli...d16213155.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebray View Post
    Persnickety is the American word for fussy, fastidious, or highly detail-oriented. 'Pernickety' is European and older, with early instances dating from e.g. 1808. Its exact origins are mysterious, though it may be related to the Scots pernicky. The American spelling dates from the late 19th century, and is rarely used outside North America.

    Just being pedantic.
    I love lobbing that out there in the hope that no one bothers to check. Damn you littlebray!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post
    Ukrainian ultras stick club director in a bin over plans to move stadium (will need Google translate): https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.bli...d16213155.html
    If only Shams fans had thought to do that to Louis Kilcoyne.
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    PSG v Istanbul Basaksehir currently suspended after both teams walked off.

    It seems the fourth official may have been flagging an incident to the ref and indicated he should send off "the black guy" (on the coaching staff) or something similar.

    Though to be honest, is it really much different to identifying someone as "the red-haired guy" or "the fat guy"? If it was just used as an identifier, then there's no racist intent to it.

    I suspect we'll be hearing a lot more about this.

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    Kazu Miura signs on for another season with Japanese second-tier side Yokohama.

    He's 54.

    Elsewhere, Derby fielded 11 debutants in the FA Cup against Chorley at the weekend after their entire squad and backroom team had to isolate due to covid. Chorley won 2-0, and are now just five covid outbreaks away from Europe.

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