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In Topic: Real Madrid Castilla and Cantera Thread

15 February 2014 - 06:51 PM

I didn't see much with either of the two second yellows, and the yellow to Pacheco seemed to come awfully quick- I understand it is a yellow for time wasting but it came within 5 seconds of the ball going out of bounds.  Did I miss something on my admittedly shitty stream?

In Topic: Real Madrid vs Sevilla | Wednesday 22:00 CET

31 October 2013 - 06:05 PM

Shameful dive from Bale, I hope that does not become a frequent comment I need to make.

In Topic: Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Clásico #1

26 October 2013 - 05:52 PM

I was really hoping the game wouldn't end with a 1 goal difference since it really makes that not-called-penalty a lot more obnoxious.  Fun game to watch though, I thought Barca were the better team, but not by too much, and the game never broke down into the dirty back and forth fouling and diving which is nice.  I liked Carlo's adjustments at half time.  Looks like the league is going to be a tough task again this season.

In Topic: Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Clásico #1

26 October 2013 - 05:37 PM

Iker wouldn't have made that mistake  :whistling:

In Topic: Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Clásico #1

26 October 2013 - 05:11 PM

There is literally nothing he could have done to avoid that beyond having the reflexes of a god. It happened far too quickly.

My point is that I think this is all debatable. The ball was no traveling that quickly after the deflection, it was more of a case of the player having difficulty tracking the ball then not being able to get out of the way in time. That is of course assuming there was trouble tracking it, but yeah I am not really concerned that it wasn't called; just explaining how it really could have been. 

Pique's studs:  facing away from any player.  Bale's studs: going into Pique's leg.  That's the diffence man... that and Pique got the ball, Bale got the player.  Maybe if Bale gets there first and actually makes contact with the ball, and Pique is the late one who catches Bale with his studs, you'd see the card (for pique in that case) as justified? Just a guess, but I think you would.

I saw what I thought was a card for dangerous play as opposed to the contact of the foul itself, I also saw Bale's studs arriving at almost the same time as Pique's foot. I didn't see studs to the leg at all, so perhaps I just didn't get a good enough view. As usual though, I find your opinions rather suspect so I think it is a safe bet to disagree with you ;).