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This is just mental.

I daresay the morale boost to the Leicester team will be more vital than the point is, too.

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MOTM? The ref. He has been the most influential person on the pitch. 

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Ref had a bit of a mare that game with some of the decisions. 

Pressure's on Spurs now. 

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So obviously I put under 2.5 goals for that match. FFS.

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Lawro: "In the end I think Leicester have a penalty that isn't a penalty. The crowd are slaughtering the referee but he might have given them the penalty that helps them win the league."

 

Moss bottling it at the end after some interesting decisions?

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He missed a blatant one where Ogbonna was trying to RKO Huth during a corner and then gave one for Carroll gently nudging Schlupp a minute later.

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Huth should have also conceded one in the first half on the run up to the Vardy goal. 

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How many times this season has Huth thrown players to the floor by the neck? Ogbonna should've RKO'd him twice. 

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That Vardy incident looked so similar to the one he bought off of Gabriel against Arsenal. I wasn't convinced about that either.

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1 minute ago, Cymbols said:

How many times this season has Huth thrown players to the floor by the neck? Ogbonna should've RKO'd him twice. 

The ref set out his stall though. Once he has decided the West Ham one was a pen, the Ogbonna one is as well.

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I'm glad that Liverpool team won. All the inexperienced players did well to varying degrees.

Probably could've scored more really.

 

 

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Refs should set the stall all season. It doesn't really make sense that when it's a corner, you can hold an opponent's shirt or body and wrestle them to the floor. If they started enforcing it, there would be seven penalties a game for about two weeks and then it would stop.

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2 minutes ago, Big Hairy Man Face said:

The ref set out his stall though. Once he has decided the West Ham one was a pen, the Ogbonna one is as well.

Oh, I'm not doubting that it was a foul, I'm just saying that Robert Huth feeling aggrieved about being manhandled is the most hypocritical thing imaginable. 

 

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Just now, TLHobo said:

I'm glad that Liverpool team won. All the inexperienced players did well to varying degrees.

Probably could've scored more really.

Looked a bit nervy in the final 15 minutes but as you said considering the amount of changes we made and some of the inexperience of some of the players it was a good result.

In terms of the West Ham/Leicester game In a nutshell, both teams should have had pens that weren't given but got given pens that you could argue shouldn't have been given. Ref did himself no favors though. 

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What a ridiculous game, unbelievable West Ham didn't see it out with about 20 seconds to play -- but that was brilliant fun. Don't think it changes much in the title race. Felt awful cheering for West Ham. 

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5 minutes ago, Chad Gazzable said:

Refs should set the stall all season. It doesn't really make sense that when it's a corner, you can hold an opponent's shirt or body and wrestle them to the floor. If they started enforcing it, there would be seven penalties a game for about two weeks and then it would stop.

There's a solution to this, and I'm not being sarcastic here: get rid of penalties unless it's for a shoot-out. That way there is not the incentive to immediately go down to the ground compared to a free kick. I'm tired how, in football, the rules seemingly change the moment you enter the area to, essentially, the feeling and size of the balls of the referee.

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Well that match was whacky tabacky. I think that's the first time I've seen someone sent off for faking a dive. I see fake dives like two dozen times every match but the first time someone was carded for it.

Not sure we deserved the penalty at the end, though, so I guess it evened out? I had accepted defeat so squeezing a point out of that really makes my day.

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