Past the Event Horizon


Andypandimonium December 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm It was definitely …

Comment on Past the Event Horizon by andycolo.


December 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

It was definitely the latter. All supporters experience bad decisions and however infuriating at the time we move on. “Dougie Dougie” was to the best of my knowledge unique and created long term anger at the officials and the system which seemed to want to punish the only guy with a conscience.

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John Clark Meets “The SFA”
I agree that a club specific topic is best dealt with elsewhere. Having said that I shall put in my tuppence worth on the Celtic supporters view of RD. I watched the game last night with 4 friends. Only one of us was overtly critical of RD.

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It has been posted that the £20,000 is an interim award. The judge has asked for a detailed breakdown of costs she described as extraordinary.

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I am opposed to the idea of summer football. Any extra money from the TV channels, if any at all, would in my view be more than offset by supporters going on their holidays and affecting attendances. If anything I would be more attracted to the idea of walking away from TV deals and having games at times which suit the fans. I am even attracted to the notion of using terrestrial TV to give us exposure at times to suit us rather than the tail continuing to wag the dog.
There is a lot to be said for a lengthy mid winter break but I accept some clubs would argue this results in additional costs.

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Also the SFA feels it can depart from the Fifa guidance. An example which springs to mind is the readiness to book players who leave the field to celebrate a goal.

Did Stewart Regan Ken Then Wit We Ken Noo?
incredibleadamspark says:

April 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

mhaddog says:
April 20, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Apologies for the pedantry but all handball offences need to be, in the referees opinion, deliberate in order for them to be a foul. On the Fifa website under ‘sending off offences’ it states:

There are seven offences for which a player, substitute or substituted player can be sent off and shown the red card if he:

1.Is guilty of serious foul play.
2.Is guilty of violent conduct.
3.Spits at an opponent or at any other person.
4.Denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own
penalty area).
5.Denies an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick.
6.Uses offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures.
7.Receives a second caution in the same match

Two points. Firstly MacLean himself, in an instructional video, makes it clear that intent is irrelevant
Secondly if you watch the video of the incident Meekings clearly raises his hand to the ball. How intentional does it have to be?

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