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    Yeah, agree with Scaly. His trailing leg is bent too, so it's not a 2 footed challenge.

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    To me it was just a late challenge. He didn't go in two footed over the top of the ball. Not a red card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Doesn't jump in?
    More or less my thoughts exactly.

    Regardless of anything else, it's a shocking tackle, however you want to look at it.

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    Do you guys even know the actual rules on tackling? Biggest armchair experts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Doesn't jump in?
    Nah he slides in. Left leg doesn't leave the ground.
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    What actually is the problem with the Scholes tackle exactly other than it just being a **** tackle? From a danger point of view it's not high and it's not two footed.

    With regards to jumping in I actually think it's pretty much as close to not jumping in as it's possible to get. Not sure I've ever seen a tackle on slow-mo that didn't look like the tackler was jumping in. There might be a selection bias there as it's only the bad tackles you see in slow-mo, but I've never understood how you're supposed to simultaneously not leave the ground at all whilst keeping studs down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey View Post
    What actually is the problem with the Scholes tackle exactly other than it just being a **** tackle? From a danger point of view it's not high and it's not two footed.

    With regards to jumping in I actually think it's pretty much as close to not jumping in as it's possible to get. Not sure I've ever seen a tackle on slow-mo that didn't look like the tackler was jumping in. There might be a selection bias there as it's only the bad tackles you see in slow-mo, but I've never understood how you're supposed to simultaneously not leave the ground at all whilst keeping studs down.
    It's uncontrolled, and at the moment of impact it is high, not on the ground, he onl;y grounds after. All this two-footed twaddle and it having to be particularly high is silly, it's excessive IMHO. Could easily have broken an ankle and had no chance of getting the ball. It's also later than this Mayan apocalypse we were promised.
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    It's not like we pulled the two-footed/studs-up/excessively high criteria out of our arse though, that's how the law is interpreted these days. If you're trying to say that Scholes gets special treatment then it's nonsense because no one else would have been sent off for a foul like that either.

    But if your point is that the law makes it too easy to take someone's legs out and affect his performance by making him fear for his safety then yeah I agree. The law wasn't designed for such a professional era. Maybe a yellow used to be useful as a "calm down, less of that sort of thing" gesture but now it's just a "one free reducer attempt" or "stop-a-promising-counter-for-free" card. When Scholes finishes a game without a booking he probably thinks of it as a waste.

    I hate how pundits in this country always talk about how it's "good to see the ref keep his cards in his pocket" when they let someone off a clear booking purely because it happened in the first ten minutes. Having a De Jong or a Lucas get booked early on is often the best thing that can happen for the game as a spectacle.

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    So Swindle Town are skint again. No great surprise. Hope they get a massive point deduction as they are serial offenders.

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    Hopefully he can have a normal life. Returning to football will be a bonus, if he does.

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