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Spurs robbed last night?


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Pardon me if a thread exists already, or if its already been discussed elsewhere, but anyone else watch their match with Benfica? That incident where Kane was dragged down in the box near the end and bundled. Should have been a pen. Then Benfica was awarded one moments later for an equally bad foul.

Kinda felt bad for Spurs. They got screwed over pretty harsh there. Further proof that referees need sorting out big time and made accountable for poor decisions.

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Apology not needed Stim.

Tbh they were better than us over two legs. We came back into last night's game too late and partly (someone here made this good point last night) because Benfica were treading water.

However, we scored from open play and by going through the Benfica defence so that's a good sign.

The Kane non-penalty was gutting but a win would have been very jammy.

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I actually would have enjoyed a spurs win because I find benficas manager a bit of a twat.

I didn't know much about their manager until this season but he deserves a kicking that, in a just world, Sherwood would doubtless give him. He was so out of order in the first leg.

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I was amazed at Jesus' behaviour in the first leg. Showing the 3 fingers after scoring showed a lack of class in my opinion.

I was hoping Spurs would win (as they were the last English team in the Euro League) and for the celebration thing. Yeah, they sucked for a lot of the game, but came alive too late. I think they would have gone through if the penalty was awarded.

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 Further proof that referees need sorting out big time and made accountable for poor decisions.

 

 

They don't need to be made accountable. Fans need to remember to stop being so entitled.

Football must be the only sport where it's routinely justifiable to con, argue with, harass or undermine the referee in the name of "gamesmanship". In the sports I played and grew up watching as a kid, the referee or umpire was the final law and there were no arguments. You dealt with it and moved on.

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Its not what I would call feeling "entitled" to ask an official to do their job and call matches as per the laws of the game. My uncle is a ref and he feels the same way about it.

I'm all for sportsmanship and when we genuinely lose as a result of being outplayed, I'm the first to applaud the winners, but when a ref makes bad calls that possibly change the course of the match, I can understand people being upset about that.

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They don't need to be made accountable. Fans need to remember to stop being so entitled.

Football must be the only sport where it's routinely justifiable to con, argue with, harass or undermine the referee in the name of "gamesmanship". In the sports I played and grew up watching as a kid, the referee or umpire was the final law and there were no arguments. You dealt with it and moved on.

 

Yeah and in those sports (which presumably were Rugby, Cricket or Tennis) you have a video replay system that the refs can use to make the right call, hardly a worthy comparison.

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Exactly. In football, there's a lot more room for improvement compared to other sports, because half the time, refs either cave to the home support or just go with whatever decision they feel like at the time. I've been saying for years how officiating should catch up with the times. Villa Park was a prime example recently.

I'm sure the FA could afford to have a bod sit in a room somewhere watching live feeds of what the MOTD cameras are shooting. The technology is in place. The cameras, the headsets that officials wear on the pitch. Monitoring and communication. Thats all it needs.

Also managers should have the right to speak with the 4th official to clarify events and request things to be looked at without fear of being sent to the stands. Otherwise what is the point of a 4th official?

With the amount of money the sport generates, you'd think making sure the matches are correctly officiated would be a high priority. Just my two pence on it. I do love this sport and I find it really sad when poor officiating casts a shadow on proceedings.

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