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20 hours ago, 7-2 said:

As long as humans are involved in something  there will be mistakes made. This whole forensic examination of refs and the expectation of perfection every single time is basically down to tv and other media outlets having too much time on their hands.

This is bang on. Referees are being completely over scrutinised and that’s where the perception that the are getting worse comes from. 

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2 hours ago, Ginaro said:

Deliberate handball (the only type of handball that can be penalised) is not an automatic yellow card.

My goodness, you're quite right.

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On ‎11‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 16:50, Aim Here said:

Uh, accidental handball isn't an offence now. Right now, it's not punished by a penalty kick, the current law of the game is that the ball remains in play. What you want is to give the ref more leeway to give free kicks inside the penalty area based on what he thinks is going on in the player's mind, and you think this is going to magically *reduce* controversial refereeing decisions?

Edit: glad to see the ongoing, liberal use of the word 'concomitant', by the way!

 Given that the rules state that deliberate handball is an offence , the refs are already expected to make a decision based on what they think is going on in the player's mind.  But  I don't believe for a minute that refs only award free-kicks for handballs (or more precisely arm-balls) that they think are deliberate.  Take the penalty awarded against Dominic Ball in the recent League Cup final , for instance.  I doubt that Dallas could reasonably have thought that there was any deliberate intention by Ball to use his arm to stop the ball getting past him.

I think if he had the option of awarding an indirect free-kick he'd have taken it.......(aye , the option , that is....nae the free-kick.....although , come to think of it , I widna put that past him either)

And yes , I do think that the overall controversy surrounding contentious decisions about penalties for handball  either being given or not given would be reduced. Obviously there would still be loads of borderline cases where the ref could reasonably go with either of the options I've suggested , so there would still be plenty scope for debate and whataboutery.



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On 12/11/2018 at 13:18, Menzel said:

Andrew Dallas is so bad that the Czech press have come out with this article (he's refereeing Slavia Prague in Europe this week)

Slavia already Know the Official -  Fans Complain he is Terrible and the Absolute Worst Referee

What's Czech for " It's like playing against 12 men" ?

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