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  • Jono62 21 Apr 2013 12:38:30 13,628 posts
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    Tevez and Dzeko up front for City. No Silva or Aguero in the starting line-up.
  • MadCaddy13 21 Apr 2013 12:48:35 1,840 posts
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    Bale best not get injured again - I've just bought him back on FF
  • johnthewliss 21 Apr 2013 12:57:40 34 posts
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    Good couple of matches in the PL then Juve-Milan to top it off tonight.
  • The-Bodybuilder 21 Apr 2013 13:18:00 13,623 posts
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    Come on City.
    Come on Liverpool.
  • Syrette 21 Apr 2013 13:23:30 41,902 posts
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    @MadCaddy13

    And we need him to smash Wigan next weekend.

  • reddevil93 21 Apr 2013 13:35:12 11,269 posts
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    I think Vertonghan is my favourite non-united player in the league.

  • Ka-blamo 21 Apr 2013 13:36:25 7,109 posts
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    Tottenham are going to get smashed today, it is around the time in the season Tottenham bottle and crumble.

    Unfortunately, as Tottenham are the only team playing today I don't loathe.
  • Jono62 21 Apr 2013 13:39:31 13,628 posts
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    Based on yesterday, Nasri should have been sent off there.
  • faux_carnation 21 Apr 2013 13:44:24 8,500 posts
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    Ka-blamo wrote:
    Tottenham are going to get smashed today, it is around the time in the season Tottenham bottle and crumble.

    Unfortunately, as Tottenham are the only team playing today I don't loathe.
    It must be difficult being so full of rage. Maybe try chilling out a bit?
  • HisDudness 21 Apr 2013 13:44:28 920 posts
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    Yeah it was a bit like Giroud's except without any discernible contact.
  • ecureuil 21 Apr 2013 13:45:29 76,030 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    It was 'harsh' but I totally understand why it was given.

    He went over the ball. Whether he slipped or fell or whatever, he went over the ball and unfortunately caught the player. It's harsh, he definitely 100% didn't mean it, but I still think it's the right decision to have sent him off.
    The ref just got it wrong, he's seen it as a dangerous tackle and not the accident that it was.

    Back to the actual laws of the game regarding careless/reckless/excessive force.

    "Careless" means that the player has shown a lack of attention or consideration when making his challenge or that he acted without precaution:
    no further disciplinary sanction is needed if a foul is judged to be careless

    "Reckless" means that the player has acted with complete disregard of the danger to, or consequences for, his opponent:
    a player who plays in a reckless manner shall be cautioned

    "Using excessive force" means that the player has far exceeded the necessary use of force and is in danger of injuring his opponent:
    a player who uses excessive force shall be sent off
    He tried to turn on the ball and slipped over, it's an accident. You can still be sent off for accidents, if it's deemed that you use excessive force when making the tackle. In fact, this is exactly what Sidwell did and he was correctly sent off. For Giroud though, you couldn't say he used excessive force. In fact, as a legitimate attempt to play the ball in which he slipped, you couldn't even say it was reckless, let alone excessive. Does someone need to be banned for three games for this? IMO, no.

    Edited by ecureuil at 13:46:22 21-04-2013
  • Ka-blamo 21 Apr 2013 13:47:39 7,109 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Ka-blamo wrote:
    Tottenham are going to get smashed today, it is around the time in the season Tottenham bottle and crumble.

    Unfortunately, as Tottenham are the only team playing today I don't loathe.
    It must be difficult being so full of rage. Maybe try chilling out a bit?
    Okay, Loathe is a bit strong :) I don't like Liverpool or Chelsea
  • morriss 21 Apr 2013 14:02:59 70,753 posts
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    fuck piss
  • The-Bodybuilder 21 Apr 2013 14:10:55 13,623 posts
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    @EuroStalker Pretty sure owners of football clubs don't read the PL thread in the EG Forum.

    Unless.....
  • TheHammerite 21 Apr 2013 14:17:32 1,512 posts
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    Ka-blamo wrote:
    faux_carnation wrote:
    Ka-blamo wrote:
    Tottenham are going to get smashed today, it is around the time in the season Tottenham bottle and crumble.

    Unfortunately, as Tottenham are the only team playing today I don't loathe.
    It must be difficult being so full of rage. Maybe try chilling out a bit?
    Okay, Loathe is a bit strong :) I don't like Liverpool or Chelsea
    I like Spurs. They're harmless, yet pretentious.
  • ecureuil 21 Apr 2013 14:18:29 76,030 posts
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    Is there a bigger waste of space in football than Adebayor?
  • morriss 21 Apr 2013 14:20:44 70,753 posts
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    Yes.
  • morriss 21 Apr 2013 14:20:44 70,753 posts
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    Yes.
  • Baihu1983 21 Apr 2013 14:22:25 2,838 posts
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    One day someone at Spurs will mention that Bale simply doesn't work down the middle.
  • HisDudness 21 Apr 2013 14:25:06 920 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    Is there a bigger waste of space in football than Adebayor?
    Will be interesting to see if he can re-establish his lead in total league goals over Mertesacker before the end of the season.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 21 Apr 2013 14:34:35 6,654 posts
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    EuroStalker wrote:
    'arry is at it again, making excuses for his incompetence and failures.

    Owners of football clubs be warned. 'arry will bring you down to your knees while he runs off to get a tan.

    'arry cannot read (by his own admission). Do not give him any more jobs. I'm sure he's milked enough money out of clubs to survive on.
    I admire your passion to write an open letter
  • SuperCoolEskimo 21 Apr 2013 14:37:40 9,535 posts
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    Has to be a straight red for BAE for that two footed lunge. Spurs get all the decisions!

    Edited by SuperCoolEskimo at 14:38:20 21-04-2013
  • danathjo 21 Apr 2013 14:46:30 6,915 posts
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    didn't see it but yes, yes they do
  • reddevil93 21 Apr 2013 14:48:49 11,269 posts
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    Nice FK there by Bale, really has the Ronaldo technique down to a tee.

  • Syrette 21 Apr 2013 14:50:13 41,902 posts
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    We going to be treated to a Scott Sinclair cameo?

  • Baihu1983 21 Apr 2013 14:52:06 2,838 posts
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    SuperCoolEskimo wrote:
    Has to be a straight red for BAE for that two footed lunge. Spurs get all the decisions!
    Yeah course they do.....
  • Feanor 21 Apr 2013 14:54:37 13,921 posts
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    Clever kick there from Huddlestone.
  • danathjo 21 Apr 2013 15:03:30 6,915 posts
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    boooourns
  • StarchildHypocrethes 21 Apr 2013 15:03:44 24,577 posts
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    What a cross.
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