World Cup 2018 - Qualification


#842

Two completely accidental handballs and a completely accidental collision? I think not. They didn’t do enough, Conti was a loss to them, might have driven them on to get a goal or not concede in Sweden.

Still, they are the sort of team that often knocks out more talented teams in the WC finals so no bad thing, could be a more attacking finals, Sweden won’t be able to defend like that against Germany or Spain or any other very talented, attacking team.


#843

Not so, completely accidental, watch the replays, arms not raised or moved towards ball in either case.


#844

Good song for you tonight, “The hoof, the hoof, the hoof is on fire…”


#845

You mean, Ventura gets the highway?


#846

Accidental , sorry but I don’t think you saw the same incidents I saw . Chiellini elbowed one of the players , red all day long after he was carrying a yellow.


#847

Listening to the Danish manger on Morning Ireland. Sounding extremely cocky. Hopefully he won’t be so cocky later tonight


#848

I think he said from what I saw yesterday that Denmark are in the driving seat because we don’t have the away goal .


#849

He would be right I suppose but we only have to win by 1. All to play for and this no option but to try win the game scenario seems to suit us . Shane Long to end his drought in style tonight and get both goals in a 2-0 win. Here s hoping.


#850

There’s opinions and then there’s blindness. That was deffo handball in the 1st half. Arm outstretched and moved towards the ball. Stonewall peno if ever there was!


#851

Evidence your honour? There’s none so blind as those that will not see.


#852

he definitely made a slight movement towards the ball. Instinctive as much as anything I reckon but a penalty


#853

Listened to Gabriel Marcotti this morning , said there was two penalty shouts for Sweden & Italy which I agreed with yesterday .
Reading back , 4 people think there could have been peno, Al thinks otherwise :joy:.


#854

Blinkered


#855

Be interesting to see the tactics if the Danes score first or early. Does MON stick to route one or has he another trick up his sleeve


#856

Ask Al , he’s part of the Mon / Roy Keane ticket .


#857

Neigh. Still waiting for evidence. While you’re typing dismissive comments I’ve been looking at extended highlights, and yet to see anyone posting clips of said “stonewall” incidents


#858

And your evidence is…? I’ve seen one possible penalty, the tackle by a Swedish player in the box in the first half, got the ball but also upended the Italian player.


#859

Slight movement? If it’s the incident I saw, there’s no way on earth you could say it was intentional, split second ball to arm, which in super-duper slow-mo shows his arm moving ever so slightly. As arms tend to do. Anyway.
The ball-to-arm movement is by far the more significant factor.


#860

This is a bit of a revision of your previous “Sweden were denied ,as you say , at least two stone wall penos”.


#861

Al , I watched the highlights last night on Fox .I listened with my ears & watched with my eyes to what the highlights showed me .In the commentary they highlighted 4 potential penos as well as Chiellini elbow after he was on a yellow .
I’m not sure what you’ve been watching but when you have four DIFFERENT people saying here there was potential penos I think you might wanna rethink what your saying .