Kafkaesque wrote: ↑Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:22 pmCould be wrong - given how often they change the rules these days - but for as long as I can remember, a foul (obviously including a penalty) cannot be given while the ball is not in play. It follows that any action, ie. a potential red card can't be given for said foul. Exception being deliberate violent conduct. As much as Pickford's challenge slash save attempt was rash, stupid and dangerous, it doesn't meet the bar for deliberate. Not even close; unless you're a Pool fanTrader Pat wrote: ↑Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:43 pmWe can complain about the offside but I suppose everybody wanted consistency so be careful what you wish for!
But how PIckford wasnt sent off needs to be explained... not sure what VAR was looking at there. Its irrelevant that Van Dijk was offside it was dangerous play, lucky not to have his leg broken or career ended
This is also why there's - even more - pushing and pulling right before a corner is taken. A shithousery trick when I, way too long ago, played was to stamp down on an attackers toes a few seconds before the corner was taken.
The laughable new procedure of letting play run its course before flagging muddies the waters, but to be clear then the ball was technically not in play the moment VVD went for the ball. Can understand the frustration for Pool fans though. I did - just be that I told you so guy - write on here, within a few matches of this dumb thing coming into effect that someone was going to, needlessly, get seriously injured, because of it.
I know the rule but theres a case to say it was dangerous play. He flies out studs up completely misses the ball... thats the first part of the tackle, the second part is where he then hooks his leg around Van Dijk, thats what did the damage.