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General Discussion / Re: Warrington V Lynn
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:31:52 AM »
Can't get over the home fans shaking the net during the penalty. Shouldn't have been allowed, but not sure what ref could have done.

Takes cojones to score in a situation like that.

And, yes, excellent video.

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General Discussion / Re: Promotion!!!
« on: May 11, 2019, 05:47:54 PM »
Congrats from the desert  :watching: :scarf: :watching:

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News of former Linnets / Dom Dwyer
« on: January 24, 2017, 01:37:43 AM »
Since nobody else posted this interesting story, can I assume I'm the only Guardian reader who follows the Linnets?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/23/dom-dwyer-usa-kansas-city-usa-football-team

Happy to see him doing well.

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General Discussion / Re: Annoying incident in yesterday's game
« on: November 01, 2016, 04:41:19 AM »
A few observations.

This is certainly a new tactic that referees will discuss.
The longstanding principle is that the infringing team has few rights at a free tick. It is "free" for the team that was fouled. So goalkeepers don't to set a wall at their leisure. But, as described, the referee can and should fix the problem before mayhem ensues.

Indeed, it is likely to be offside--"interfering with an opponent"--as soon as the shot is taken.
Obstruction was renamed "impeding" a decade or so ago.  Key is the term "playing distance"--which at pro/semi-pro level is defined generously (4-6 feet), so a defender can shield an opponent as the ball runs out of play if he/she keeps the ball within that dustance.

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General Discussion / Re: Today's Game
« on: December 13, 2015, 11:08:28 PM »
Reading the match report game me the chills, not so much because of the miserable winter weather it was played in (here it's chilly for sure -- with the first dusting of snow on our local mountains yesterday but a cloud-free blue sky to enjoy), but because these are the types of games I remember at The Walks: cold and damp in the heart of a season that seems to sputtering towards mediocrity* with only the diehards in attendance, a tough game not for the faint-of-heart so lets hope the magic sponge was rung out in hot water, chances at both ends but the prospect of a 0-0 draw looms. AND THEN WE SCORE AND WIN THE GAME WITH ONLY A FEW MINUTES LEFT! It was worth the cold feet and the over-brewed tea at halftime. I scurry through The Walks to catch the next bus home from what I still think of as the old cattle market. Those were the days!

 :watching:  :scarf:  :watching:

* Lots of 6-pointers coming up, so I haven't lost hope yet!

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