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Henry_Leon

Men's Football FIFA World Cup 2018

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OlympicsFan    202
49 minutes ago, Майкл said:

1) Our guys were slow and useless for most of the time

2) Refree made tons of mistakes, hopefully this will be his only match in this WCh

3) Those celebrations were tasteless and quite redundant

4) VAR system is, excuse my language, pure shit!

5) Swiss team deserved to win, they sucked less.

Please name those mistakes. Brych is one of the best referees in the world and Urs Meier (i know he is swiss, so he clearly doesn't know what he is talking about ...) said that Brych did a very good job.

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George_D    63

Sampaoli listen to me and put these 11 :ARG

GK: ARMANI

RB: MERCADO
CB: OTTAMENDI

CB: FAZIO

LB: TAGLIAFICO

DM: MASCHERANO
CM: LO CELSO
LW: PAVON
RW: DYBALA

SS: MESSI
FW: AGUERO

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Майкл    330
12 minutes ago, OlympicsFan said:

Please name those mistakes. Brych is one of the best referees in the world and Urs Meier (i know he is swiss, so he clearly doesn't know what he is talking about ...) said that Brych did a very good job.

 

1) Yellow card for SMS :dunno: It was a dumb foul for sure, but it was just the beginning of the match and not yellow card worthy

2) Many of those attacking fouls were not attacking fouls at all (I felt like I was watching a handball match at times)

3) He should've at least consulted the VAR system about that suspicious moment when Mitrovic allegedly made an attacking foul, while having two Swiss players on hus back

4) Kostic didn't touch the ball last and it was out for Serbia

 

Refreeing is, of course, subjective and most decisions are debatable, because, at the end of the day, refs are human beings as well and they do make some mistakes. Thankfully his questionable decisions didn't make a major impact on the result!

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Sindo    170

Guys, I write it here now and it is a reminder for the next 3 weeks too:

 

If you do not agree on a user's post, then reply to that post.

 

But if you can not stand an user and you never agree on what he/she says and you think he/she is a ... (choose whatever you think), then please/por favor/bitte/per favore/пожалуйста/رجاء/proszę/请/alsjeblieft/لطفا/kérem/mолим вас, USE THE IGNORE FUNCTION! So that further posts of that user will be hidden around the forum when you connect from your account.

 

I pay for this software which has this feature so I even pay for this, so seriously, USE IT! :evil:

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Olympian1010    121
2 hours ago, Milan said:

If I were from Switzerland I wouldn't be proud of having Albanian nationalists like Xhaka and Shaqiri on my team. That goal celebration with the double headed eagle was unnecessary.

But well deserved win for Switzerland. Serbia didn't show enough considering that they needed the win more.

I disagree, I think sports and politics go hand and hand. Plus the protests were against ethnic cleansing during the 80s, 90, 2000s. If Serbian fans are upset by the protests, maybe they should think of the dead Kosovar civilians.

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Майкл    330
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14 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

I disagree, I think sports and politics go hand and hand. Plus the protests were against ethnic cleansing during the 80s, 90, 2000s. If Serbian fans are upset by the protests, maybe they should think of the dead Kosovar civilians.

 

Excuse you, sir, but check the today's demographics of Kosovo&Metochia and you'll see you're wrong. What ethnic cleansing are you talking about? There are less than 30k (170k less than there were in 80s and 90s) Serbs there now, with more than 1.5M Albanians. 

 

Secondly, that's not a protest sign, but a Greater Albania sign. Which is not offensive to Serbian fans only, but Montenegrin, Greek and Macedonian too!

 

Check your facts before posting such nonsense next time!

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Olympian1010    121
6 minutes ago, Майкл said:

 

Excuse you, sir, but check the today's demographics of Kosovo&Metochia and you'll see you're wrong. What ethnic cleansing are you talking about? There are less than 30k (170k less than there were in 80s and 90s) Serbs there now, with more than 1.5M Albanians. 

 

Secondly, that's not a protest sign, but a Greater Albania sign. Which is not offensive to Serbian fans only, but Montenegrin, Greek and Macedonian too!

 

Check your facts before posting such nonsense next time!

Look, I didn’t want to offend anyone. And I am not saying that all of the sides in that war are good or bad. I actually have a rather good understanding of the people and politics of the Balkans, and that was just my viewpoint. I’m sorry it upset, but that’s just the way I saw the situation. 

 

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NikolaB    200
1 hour ago, OlympicsFan said:

It's better to have such fans or what? Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrated the way they did, because they were booed by serbian fans for having an albanian background. I am not surprised you didn't mention that, it perfectly fits the way you have commented in the past about things like that. Many serbian users on here have given some very "weird" comments about things like that in the past, but only if it concerns Albania/Kosovo. If it concerns Russia or Serbia, then everything is fine. I don't know if the serbian people on here represent the view of the majority of serbian people, but that certainly would be very sad.

What else to expect from you lolololo

 

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Monzanator    27
2 hours ago, heywoodu said:

Crying wolf scenario or not, Neymaring his way through the game or not, that moment where two Swiss players pulled him down as if their lives depended on it was a very clear penalty and that's exactly the kind of thing VAR should take care of. 

 

Yet another reason why, in my opinion, using the VAR should be partially in the hands of the teams. As in, give both teams 1-2 uses of the VAR per match/half, which they get to keep if they are right and they lose if they're wrong. Much like in hockey.

 

This will disturb the flow of the game. We have enough delays with all the time wasting and fake injuries to add more confusion. I'm sure coaches would find a way to bullshit the challenge system if they had such power. I can see a ton of players claiming they were elbowed in the face so video review is warranted while that would only steal time and give their defense a breather or something.

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Monzanator    27
2 hours ago, Майкл said:

 

Well it's useless - especially compared to the hawk-eye and challenge systems in tennis and volleyball :shrug:

 

 

Tennis and volleyball are much faster games, you can't directly compare the players influence on the video system. Plus hawkeye rarely decides the outcome of the game since there are too many points played. Besides, we see enough bullshit video challenges on match point in volleyball when teams seek invisible touches.

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Griff88    179

Same thing in badminton, player abuse the challenge system simply to disrupt opponent or get a chance for some drink.

 

But if it wasn't implemented, players and coaches are mad because of the questionable line calls by line judges. (especially in countries with reputation in bad line judging to help the hosts)

 

VAR is less effective because of the players who are diving and falling "neatly". Well nothing is 100% perfect, including technology.

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