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This is what is so frustrating about referees.


One of the Liverpool defenders pretty much drags Adebayors shirt from his back, yet because he doesn't hit the deck nothing is given.

 

I know it wouldn't have impacted the game that much being 3-0 down with 5 minutes to go, and I was actually pretty happy for them not to get it, having Lovren and Mignolet in my fantasy team, but I just find it annoying, players are encouraged to stay on their feet, but when clearly inpeded and they don't go down, even in clear view of the ref (much like today), a penalty is rarely given. 

 

I believe this to be a big reason as to why players go down under minimal contact (as Joe Alan did today), as they anticipate more than they actually get. 


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Doozers20 · Man Utd fan   In reply

@releasethekraken the point was to me it is common sense when a player is getting dragged all over the show to give a penalty, and not have to wait for the player to go down. My point was about Adebayor not Allen.

Mignolet seemed a better option than others at the price I had left and Lovren bagged a few last season plus is at a team that I expect to concede fewer than Southampton did last season.

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releasethekraken · Liverpool fan

Can't blame the refs, their job is incredibly difficult, they're always gonna get things wrong. all i want is for them to judge decisions like this on common sense and i'll accept they'll make mistakes. it was a very very soft penalty, but by the letter of the law, it was one. i don't like seeing penalties like that given because they're ridiculous, but i'm glad joe allen went down and won the penalty because it was the second goal that pretty much secured the win for us. adebayor could've gone down and not got the penalty, i suppose it's all fair because when you go down in the box you take a risk of just losing the ball and nothing being given by the ref, which is also likely. that's the decision you have to make, carry on or trust the ref to make a favourable decision.

also, why would you put TWO liverpool defenders in your fantasy team???? not much going for that really.

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