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  • kalel 24 Jan 2013 11:59:48 87,921 posts
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    Chelsea still made all the right moves. An instant apology and recognition of wrong doing is always better than denial and t-shirts.
  • nickthegun 24 Jan 2013 12:03:19 60,137 posts
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    yeah, im not disagreeing with that. Apart from rafas farcial post match interview, they have done everything right, even getting the lad into the dressing room to meet lamps and the rest of the team.

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  • Ka-blamo 24 Jan 2013 12:44:51 7,368 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Chelsea still made all the right moves. An instant apology and recognition of wrong doing is always better than denial and t-shirts.
    But but....hillsborough
  • welshben23 24 Jan 2013 14:56:31 1,086 posts
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    captbirdseye wrote
    I hope you do win though as the thought of Swansea winning anything makes me ill.
    So you're Welsh and not a Swansea supporter. Hmmm, scared we might go one better than you again? :D
  • captbirdseye 24 Jan 2013 15:13:45 5,032 posts
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    welshben23 wrote:
    captbirdseye wrote
    I hope you do win though as the thought of Swansea winning anything makes me ill.
    So you're Welsh and not a Swansea supporter. Hmmm, scared we might go one better than you again? :D
    Hehehe, Swansea fans taking the cup seriously this year when last year it was a mickey mouse cup. Guess you have to win something some day and might well be in this classic final ;p.

    Edited by captbirdseye at 15:16:29 24-01-2013
  • Ultrasoundwave 24 Jan 2013 15:21:59 3,319 posts
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    Fab4 wrote:
    Patrick Vieira got sent off for kicking in the general direction of RVN in 2003. You don't have to make contact for it to be violent conduct.
    Exactly - violent conduct on a football pitch is a red card. Trying to kick the ball out from underneath that kid can easily be classed as violent conduct, Hazard gets a red and apologises, case closed.

    Thats how things should work - however, Sky Sports covered the story for what felt like a solid hour this morning, getting about 19 different peoples opinions on it.

    :rolleyes:

    "The worst part is, I'll have to have the break-up sex with myself!"

  • reddevil93 24 Jan 2013 15:25:21 11,813 posts
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    Violent conduct against someone not involved in the game, regardless of if they're being a little shit or not, should surely hold a greater punishement.

  • Feanor 24 Jan 2013 15:49:04 14,174 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    Just seen the incident; Hazard kicked the ball, not the ball boy. Got to admire the kid's acting skills, he'll fit right into professional football if he ever makes it.
    Nope, he kicked him right in the chest because the kid had the ball too far underneath him.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/sportvideo/footballvideo/9822927/Video-replay-did-Chelseas-Eden-Hazard-kick-Swansea-ball-boy.html
  • Dougs 24 Jan 2013 15:56:39 68,049 posts
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    Not like the Daily Mail to go overboard though. They've just hooked loads of stuff off his Twitter account and built a story around it. Such. Cunts.
  • WiseFool 24 Jan 2013 16:19:16 874 posts
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    Hazard deserves whatever punishment he gets. The boy was an idiot.

    The real shame is that this story overshadows the fact that Swansea and Bradford made it to the final.
  • kalel 24 Jan 2013 16:21:44 87,921 posts
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    My guess is that he'll get a four game ban. One more than standard just to acknowledge this was a bit worse than your average violent tackle, but nothing outrageous enough to cause a shit storm.
  • bantamenace 26 Jan 2013 11:07:11 73 posts
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    Up The Bantams!
  • convz 26 Jan 2013 12:21:20 376 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    My guess is that he'll get a four game ban. One more than standard just to acknowledge this was a bit worse than your average violent tackle, but nothing outrageous enough to cause a shit storm.
    See, from a 'violent conduct' point of view I think it is in absolutely no way close to your average violent tackle, I think Hazard was frustrated but there was no malice, he was very calm and I don't think he intended to even touch the kid, just to get the ball back.

    Agree entirely with your second bit though, that's why I'm confused it was for violent conduct, and not for bringing the game into disrepute
  • kalel 26 Jan 2013 12:23:27 87,921 posts
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    While your perception is that it was calm and with no intent, it is still just your perception and not an objective fact. Does that clear up your confusion?
  • convz 26 Jan 2013 16:52:13 376 posts
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    That it was violent with intent is also not an objective fact.
  • bantamenace 27 Jan 2013 22:06:07 73 posts
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    Up The Bantams! Doing it for the under-dog everywhere!
  • Stickman 27 Jan 2013 22:21:24 29,666 posts
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    You're actually making me hope you get battered to be honest.

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • TheSaint 27 Jan 2013 22:25:09 14,478 posts
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    I was just thinking the same.
  • bantamenace 27 Jan 2013 22:28:25 73 posts
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    Is that so? You pair of miserable bastards
  • welshben23 23 Feb 2013 20:24:32 1,086 posts
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    Come on The Swans! Show the Redtits how to win the cup :p
  • captbirdseye 23 Feb 2013 21:47:51 5,032 posts
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    Lol, Mickey Mouse Cup last year wasn't it Swans ;p.
  • TVoJ 24 Feb 2013 10:45:55 1,947 posts
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    COME ON YOU FACKING SWANS! Really wanna see them have a crack at Europe.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 16:03:00 17,986 posts
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    I really like Swansea, and a cup would round off a fantastic year for the manager of the season, but it's not exactly likely Bradford will ever get another crack at it.

    So I guess on balance I'd like Bradford to win, but really I'll be happy either way.
  • Ka-blamo 24 Feb 2013 16:08:43 7,368 posts
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    This not on Terrestrial TV? what the fuck
  • Blotto 24 Feb 2013 16:11:08 2,776 posts
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    I really like Swansea, and I'm certainly not saying Laudrup isn't doing a good job. But realistically, that's all he's doing. Swansea are pretty much where they're supposed to be.

    Now Steve Clarke, there's your manager of the season.
  • Scirvir 24 Feb 2013 16:12:52 253 posts
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    Ka-blamo wrote:
    This not on Terrestrial TV? what the fuck
    League Cup final never is, sadly.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 16:16:27 17,986 posts
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    Really? Ninth (and very much in contention for higher) seems pretty damn good for a side in their second PL season.

    Also, Laudrup has massively improved their play. I know we joke about Rodgers now he's Brent-ing it up at Liverpool, but there's no doubting Swansea were very good last season, especially for a newly-promoted side. They're even better now; much more attacking and incisive.

    Put that together with some amazing signings (which considering they're from Spain are surely Laudrup's picks) and I'm not sure how he can't be manager of the season.

    Edited by Tom_Servo at 16:21:44 24-02-2013
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 16:17:16 17,986 posts
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    Poor Duke, he's been brilliant in the other games.
  • kalel 24 Feb 2013 16:23:35 87,921 posts
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    I think I'd agree that Clarke has done a better job than Laudrup this season, despite Laudrup doing very well.
  • Tom_Servo 24 Feb 2013 16:25:07 17,986 posts
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    I'll admit I kinda forgot about Clarke. I think I'd put him in third now, behind Laudrup and Ferguson but ahead of AVB.
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