The Premier League Thread

Discussion in 'Southampton' started by TheSecondStain, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. davecg69

    davecg69 Well-Known Member

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    And the even better news is that West Ham drop out of the Europa League places. Oh dear, how sad, never mind .....
     
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  2. Paddy Podped

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    Presumably an extra one will open up after the FA Cup final thought?
     
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  3. SaintinNZ

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    Hmm, ..isn't that arguable?

    If the referee in our game gone to review the VAR he would have had a very different perspective on the incident just like the ref in the ManU game did. Yet he was never called to have a look even though it WAS a clear an obvious error. The rescinding confirmed that.

    Anyway, that's the inconsistency I was frustrated by. Not picking a fight, just not sure how you know what the ref did or didn't see. To me thats what VAR should be used for and it isnt.
     
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    Liverpool look like getting a CL placed when their performance over the course of the season has not really warranted this. I would much prefer teams like West Ham and Leicester City qualify. I would prefer to see City, Utd, Leicester and West Ham get the top four spots. Leicester will hopefully finish third. Neither Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs nor Chelsea have been consistent enough in 20/21 to be considered "Top six." Chelsea's fortunes have been transformed and look like being back to their best but they were poor under Lampard.
     
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  5. tomw24

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    West Ham can go **** themselves. I would be delighted if a Saints win on the last day made them miss out on Europe.
     
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  6. st_brendy

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    Yes. There's no realistic chance that the winner of Chelsea-Leicester will finish outside the top six (it's not mathematically for Leicester). And so 6th can be considered a EL spot. So West Ham haven't dropped out yet. Unfortunately.
     
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    Because that is what was reported.

    Technically, the rescinding doesn't confirm it was an obvious error. Merely that it was an error. The threshold for a red card to be successfully appealed is lower than for a red card to be reviewed by VAR. But here it makes no difference, because it was an obvious error!

    There's absolutely a debate to be had about what VAR should and shouldn't be used for, and how it should be used. For example, if the power was exclusively in the hands of the VAR (which it currently isn't), then I imagine the Vestergaard red would have been overturned - because the VAR would have been able to ignore the fact that the referee saw the touch. However, based on how VAR is currently used, what the referee sees (or doesn't see) has a monumental impact on whether VAR gets involved.

    I'm not trying to pick either by the way. Just trying (but maybe failing) to explain the process. Maybe we leave it there.
     
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    I can't decide what would please me more. West Ham missing out on Europe altogether. Or West Ham having to play in the new Conference League next season.
     
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  9. tomw24

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    Once in a while VAR comes good and it did there for Newcastle.
     
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    City really did waste £40m on Ake.

    Shame that we can't all be that loose with our money.
     
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  11. tomw24

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    A rare dud for them though TBF.
     
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  12. ChilcoSaint

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    Yep, that’s another one.
     
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    4 - 3 Citeh Torres hat trick, crazy game.
     
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  14. ChilcoSaint

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    Very entertaining!
     
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    Burnley losing at home 2-0 to Leeds:
     
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    With Newcastle losing last night too it leaves the exciting race for 12th wide open.
     
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    Leeds and Bielsa have done a superb job this season.
     
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  18. saintrichie123

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    0-3, quality goal that.
     
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    0-3, great goal.
     
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    The ability to dink a ball over the keeper is worth diamonds.
     
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