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  • LEX LEX Oct 4, 2006 05:52 Flag

    Video Replays - False Penalty Claims

    Quite right
    diving to change a game is very bad and should be greeted with a red card
    but players when fouled who wave imaginary cards to the ref should be booked as this is unsportsman like behaviour
    most of the time when they have time between rolls to wave the imaginary card they can't have been that hurt in my veiw
    as far as the use of vidio evidence disrupting the game the rerun of the incedent at white hart lane was up on thier big screen before the pen was taken so the ref could see what a pillock he had been made to look
    Which is why i wonder did he not resined the decision and red card the player( I will admit i dont know all the rules and if he would have been able to take that action)

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    • No, the replay of the penalty incident wasn't up on our screens before the penalty was taken, because THFC are not permitted to replay controversial incidents, in case it incites the fans. If a decision like that went against us and we saw the incident replayed there would be uproar, so Spurs can't show it.

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      • Why is it that football fans are so much more indiscipline compared to a lot of other sports. In rugby, cricket (& tennis to a minor extent), the players and fans can see a decision either as they happen or short after (during a break) but they rarely ever start a riot.

        There are times when it is virtually impossible to determine whether a ball has touch the ground despite replays - in this situations, the referees dont give the try.

        If a referee is not sure whether it is offside of not despite using video replay then the rule of favouring the attacking team should apply.

        Diving is a controversial aspect of football, just like blocking off or goal tending, travelling and so on in basketball. It is up to the referee to make the call with or without video replays, but they could be helped further by an instant review of their intuition b4 a final decision is made.