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« 2018-Jul-07, 06:37 PM Reply #25 »
I'm unaware such a situation has ever happened.

But let's say it did under the Bubba scheme.

Given goalkeepers' propensity to move way off their line, you'd have them throwing themselves on the ball just as it is kicked! Or else find a new club.

Great way to boost participation at the local emergency ward.

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« 2018-Jul-07, 06:52 PM Reply #26 »
Players are regularly brought down in the box, whether it be 2 , 6 or 8 metres out from scoring a certain goal, they still have to go back to the penalty spot ( 11 metres out ) to have a penalty shot.

Strange rule, bit like the "protected area " in AFL where a 50 metre penalty is given for an infringement,

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« 2018-Jul-07, 07:03 PM Reply #27 »
Not how I see it.

Players are usually brought down just outside the penalty zone.

Now, as for stunts occurring from corners or free kicks into a congested penalty zone, the VAR system seems to be rectifying that.

The caper is far from perfect.

But it seems to be the sole game that the world responds to.

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« 2018-Jul-07, 10:27 PM Reply #28 »
How often do you see people brought down within 2m of the goal  :sleep:

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« 2018-Jul-08, 07:39 AM Reply #29 »
Bubs , I reckon it would be easier for a goalie to stop a shot if it was only 2 metres in front of him

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« 2018-Jul-08, 07:42 AM Reply #30 »
Didn't watch the EPL as intently last season that I had previously, but the same old problem for England is there - the lack of finishing power of Raheem Sterling.

He is so fast he creates opportunities out of nothing but once he gets there he cannot finish. Was the same problem at Liverpool. I'd think Jamie Vardy would be a better selection in that position but there are suggestions he is carrying an injury. Rashford another option.

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« 2018-Jul-08, 02:57 PM Reply #31 »
Didn't watch the EPL as intently last season that I had previously

Ever since it left Fox I just haven't bothered

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« 2018-Jul-08, 02:59 PM Reply #32 »
Bubs , I reckon it would be easier for a goalie to stop a shot if it was only 2 metres in front of him

I was going to bring that up to Bubs inane question Wily, but that would be stating the bleeding obvious   :lol:  

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« 2018-Jul-08, 03:55 PM Reply #33 »
Ever since it left Fox I just haven't bothered

Mate suggestion is to get onto Optus Sport now while it is being almost given away because of recent sins.

If you can get them to send out a Fetch TV Box for free then all the better.

The fact it was switched to Optus wasn't the reason I backed off last season - just had other stuff to do.

There is a plausible scenario that in (say) 5 years time you will get unlimited data delivered to your house over 5G wireless and the content providers will be Telstra and Optus.

In amongst all the bad news about soccer and Optus, and Telstra profit warnings, both companies have a long term strategy to deliver more content direct, or to get a slice of content advertising revenue.

Ever since "the internet" became about, the Service Providers (Telstra and Optus in Australia, and companies like Sprint in the US) have been right royally screwed by the Content Providers (Google,  Facebook, etc).

What has happened is that there has been a lot of consolidation of Service Providers because of the low margins and the SPs realize that they need advertising revenue to grow. The Content Providers will be forced to reduce margin or take over the Service Providers - the latter highly likely.

Those people that have dumped their Telstra shares (I am one) should keep a close eye on the share price and get in if it keeps going down. They have some really nascent valuable assets with the 5G spectrum they bought off the Federal Govt. last year top of the list.

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« 2018-Jul-12, 06:40 AM Reply #34 »
Poms all over Croatia and score early.  And then try to shut up shop.


Japs did the same thing.  And they both lost. 


Don't understand the reasoning behind it.  Surely if you're dominating, and you score, you should keep the pressure on


and try to score again.  Both Japan and England tried to defend.  Both deserved to lose. 

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« 2018-Jul-16, 03:04 AM Reply #35 »
Sacre Bleu!  4 - 2 to the frogs. 


Slightly weird game.  Croatia had the ball for about 96% of the game.


Problem was, every time the frogs had it, they scored.


I thought it was an excellent final and hats off to both teams. 

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« 2018-Jul-16, 04:52 PM Reply #36 »
With the inevitability of VAR it may be that penalties will have an increasing part to play in modern football.  I am loathe to propose changes to the beautiful game but VAR is a very significant change to the way the game is adjudicated and the game may need some tweaking to compensate for it. 

The change I would consider making is simply bringing the penalty spot back a metre or two to make the strike rate from the spot somewhat lower.

Having said that there is no doubt that 'simulation' is a blight on the game.  Also football really needs to address its time keeping.  The 'added time' system is a farce.  I would reduce the halves to 40 minutes and use a time on/off system to accurately account for wasted time.

There is also no doubt that players are using 'injuries' real or imagined to slow the game down.  I am not sure how to counter that, but some how if teams had to play with a man short for the period of time they are currently wasting writhing on the ground then I am sure they would find their feet much quicker.

But then again  this game is hardly ailing.  The world seems to like it just as it is.


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« 2018-Jul-16, 05:45 PM Reply #37 »
Don't know why they don't adopt the AFL system and simply stop the clock.


I was slightly shocked to note that when anything other than football was happening, the clock continued to run.


This obviously gives players an incentive to invent even MORE "injuries".  Stopping the clock should stop that. 

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« 2018-Jul-17, 08:56 AM Reply #38 »
Trolls seem to have gravitated to a new low by attacking Lucy Zelic for actually pronouncing players' names correctly!

Puts them nearly on a par with our resident bigoted imbecile.

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« 2018-Jul-17, 12:45 PM Reply #39 »
Trolls seem to have gravitated to a new low by attacking Lucy Zelic for actually pronouncing players' names correctly!

Puts them nearly on a par with our resident bigoted imbecile.
Yes you have to feel for Lucy Zelic.

Makes so much effort to learn the correct pronunciation only to be slammed for it.

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« 2018-Jul-17, 01:43 PM Reply #40 »
I have been reading about her on SBS but why attacked for getting it right? What is the hater's logic?

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« 2018-Jul-17, 03:22 PM Reply #41 »
It is routine misogyny.  Last night Media Watch ran a piece on the routine groping of female reporters by football fans in Moscow and complaints that female commentary was too high pitched.  A cursory look at watch the twits were tweeting confirms it.  The language is always a dead give away.  These boys hate women and will take an opportunity to put them down.

But with regards to Lucy Zelic I thought she did an outstanding job.  With Craig Foster the coverage is always in danger of alienating the casual viewer by means of his fanatical analysis.  I can take about 5 minutes of him and then I reach for the mute button.  Lucy not only managed to keep him in check she was able to keep it real for the non fanatical viewer.  She is well versed in the game (growing up in that household with two Socceroos for brothers), she is intelligent (with degrees in sports management and journalism) and she is attractive (a finalist for Miss Universe Australia I believe).  There isn't a man in Australia that could have done a better job.    :thumbsup:


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« 2018-Jul-17, 05:23 PM Reply #42 »



I have mixed feelings about this incident.

Generally I see no justification for pitch invasions and shudder to think what could have happened if the timing had been a bit off.

The perps should count themselves lucky they only got 15 days.

Great surprising reaction by Mbappe. The pussy in question has a great image to show her vnuchata.

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« 2018-Jul-17, 06:59 PM Reply #43 »


But with regards to Lucy Zelic I thought she did an outstanding job.  With Craig Foster the coverage is always in danger of alienating the casual viewer by means of his fanatical analysis.  I can take about 5 minutes of him and then I reach for the mute button.  Lucy not only managed to keep him in check she was able to keep it real for the non fanatical viewer.  She is well versed in the game (growing up in that household with two Socceroos for brothers), she is intelligent (with degrees in sports management and journalism) and she is attractive (a finalist for Miss Universe Australia I believe).  There isn't a man in Australia that could have done a better job.    :thumbsup:

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  emthup   emthup

I thought she was fantastic.

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« 2018-Jul-17, 07:57 PM Reply #44 »
I did too.  Foster is too intense and looks like a cadaver. 

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« 2018-Jul-17, 08:58 PM Reply #45 »
You blokes watching SBS missed out.

Really professional and informed team on Optus Sport with the nightly chair shared by Mel McLachlan and local female football commentator Jules Breach. Panelists included past Australian internationals like Mark Schwarzer and John Aloisi as well as some British internationals.

I don't think Optus deserve the bagging they get. The coverage of the regular EPL season is far superior to what Fox Sports used to offer up. And at $15 per month it is pretty cheap when you consider you get a set top box for that which has subscription access to a lot of pay TV channels as well as a lot of free movies and stuff as well as a recording facility. Not to mention wall to wall EPL coverage 24x7 and on demand replays.

Optus being a new entrant into sport's broadcast, and with parent company Singtel having larger pockets than most ASX listed companies, the digital rights to sport are going to be very interesting as they come up for re-negotiation.

Wouldn't be surprised at all to see Optus have a crack at AFL and/or NRL digital rights in future as they come up for re-negotiation, as well as forming strategic partnerships with Channel 7 for the digital portion of the FTA rights for some sports like they did with the Comm Games.


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