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View Poll Results: lol poles, do they even Eurosynth?
Italy 3 5.36%
Germany 6 10.71%
England 13 23.21%
Holland 3 5.36%
Belgium 8 14.29%
Spain 1 1.79%
France 16 28.57%
Other 6 10.71%
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:45 AM   #4101
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i'd love to know how much social media engagement enhances a footballer's earnings. anyone got an idea of how much adidas pay some dopey footballer to post 'got these new trainers they are verynice'

feels like it isnt worth the hassle, and plus there's the risk that you/the people who post pretending to be you say something daft and you get into major bother
There was an article released recently that showed Ronaldo got some astronomical sum per IG post. He was the highest in the world but it was into the 7 figures iirc.
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Old 07-14-2021, 10:57 AM   #4102
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I remember when Stars signed him to a deal then didn't use him at all
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Old 07-14-2021, 12:18 PM   #4103
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Dont want to get into the Sterling incident, but you cant start booking players for slight contact goes down, because as anyone who has ever played football knows, you can easily go down if you are running full pace with a ball under very slight contact, especially if it happens when you are attempting to change direction.

Yes you dont have to give a penalty, but to instant assume slight contact goes down is a dive = booking is simply ignorant of the physical dynamics of running with a ball.

I built my senior (age 35+) football career around working out how to make pacier younger players go flying with contact that was imperceptible to the referee.
Sorry, I agree, I should have said if they appeal for the pen. As players can genuinely slip etc
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Old 07-14-2021, 01:34 PM   #4104
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I realize none of you guys follow American football but they wear shoulder pads in the NFL, the defenders are not grabbing the jersey, they are grabbing the inside of the pads and pulling down. Way different than grabbing a stretchy shirt which is going to get torn to shreds way before any legs start breaking.
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Old 07-14-2021, 01:41 PM   #4105
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actually you'll find that some of the foremost american football minds are in this very thread
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Old 07-14-2021, 03:04 PM   #4106
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My ears are burning

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Old 07-14-2021, 03:07 PM   #4107
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Also maybe we should move rational logical discussion about optimising rules to the EPL thread, that way we dont have to read the spittle flecked emotional ravings of Nutella, Donkey, Andro et al.
If Maguire had done what chiellini did you would have argued against the yellow
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Old 07-14-2021, 03:25 PM   #4108
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I realize none of you guys follow American football but they wear shoulder pads in the NFL, the defenders are not grabbing the jersey, they are grabbing the inside of the pads and pulling down. Way different than grabbing a stretchy shirt which is going to get torn to shreds way before any legs start breaking.
Sometimes. And NFL being played on turf is worse for legs and knees buckling for injuries. It does not make it a safe play nor a "normal shirt pull."

Kind of reminds me when they outlawed pulling a player down by their hair for ones who had long hair. Lots of people thought that was fine for a while.
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Old 07-14-2021, 04:37 PM   #4109
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My goodness the comparison's to NFL horsecollar tackles, where the goal is to actually get the guy on the ground not just stop him to what Chiellini did to Saka are mind boggling lol. Yea you shouldn't be able to just grab a guy by the shirt like that, and i said at the time it was a 15 yard penalty in the NFL, but comparing the actual violence of that tackle to the NFL versions of it are so far off base.
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Old 07-14-2021, 04:46 PM   #4110
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If Maguire had done what chiellini did you would have argued against the yellow
You can't foul your own teammates.
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Old 07-14-2021, 05:15 PM   #4111
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You can't foul your own teammates.
Eh, that Newcastle double red a while back was comic gold.
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Old 07-14-2021, 05:19 PM   #4112
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Eh, that Newcastle double red a while back was comic gold.
They weren't sent off for a foul
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Old 07-14-2021, 06:28 PM   #4113
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Can we just accept that Italy were the better team on the night and deserved to be victorius?
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Old 07-14-2021, 07:41 PM   #4114
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Surprised this is still discussed. Not a read. Not even when done on the future GOAT.
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Old 07-15-2021, 08:07 AM   #4115
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Johnathan Pie on point as usual.

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Old 07-16-2021, 06:50 PM   #4116
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Great tourney.
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Old 07-18-2021, 08:10 AM   #4117
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Old 07-18-2021, 10:04 AM   #4118
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Spanish has for this the word: subnormal
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