Comment on To Comply or not to Comply ? by TheLawMan2.

    Nick/BP – It says in the rules when considering a red card then:

    The following must be considered:

    • distance between the offence and the goal
    • general direction of the play
    • likelihood of keeping or gaining control of the ball

    1)  It was outside the box so obviously a fair distance from goal

    2)  The attacker kicked the ball away from the goal, when brought down

    3)  The ball is going away from the goal


    Surely, its a bit silly to send someone off for a clear goalscoring opportunity outside the box, but if it was a yard inside, it would only be a yellow.  How can that be ?


    Dont know how to add a picture but you can see from this clip at 2.17, the player is taking the ball wide.

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    To Comply or not to Comply ?
    bigboab1916 13th August 2018 at 19:59  


    Dont take this the wrong way but you actually did not need to post your complete SPFL highlights to prove a point. You understood fine well what the rule is, there is also no such thing as going away from goal,


    There clearly is.  It states it in the rules that i posted Boab


    it was a delibrate trip to stop a player whom the young player would have seen was manouvering to go round the keeper. The lad was chasing a striker and knew the danger,


    Ive actually watched it again after your comment as i never thought it was deliberate.  I thought he was going for the ball.  I would now re-evaluate that truth be told so happy to admit that in all likelyhood he knew exactly what he was doing.


    if you want to cheer your team thats fine but i have come across people like you growing up, guys who used to relish in Celtic defeats, so if you want t sat to some of us GIRUY you can and we are fine with it.


    I have absolutely no idea what you mean here.  I have not mentioned any result.



    The decision was analysed and the decision stands.


    Who analysed the decision ?  


    Now without deflecting we know Naismith and Brown have a history and they are man enough to handle themselves, lets focus on kickimg a man when injured what do you sat to that?


    No need to deflect anything Boab.  Here is what i said on Naismith 4 hours ago "Naismith is a wee gobshiet though.  Cant stand players that do that, no matter who they play for or against."


    Shay Logan kicking a ball at Brown when down, both incidents when players may be in need of treatment for injuries, i think we should lay off the whatabouteries and the nonsense, you are beginning to sound like David Edgar.


    I have no idea about Shay Logan.  I dont watch Celtic playing and only saw the Naismith incident through people talking about it on here and seeing the flashpoints on Twitter.   So I also havent a clue about "whatabouteries" when i have clearly said that Naismith is a sheit and i dont like him and players of his ilk.  I include Morelos in that.  Scott Brown too.  Alan Hutton was another one.  Joey Barton as well.  Sly kicks, elbows, stamps and kicks.  Id change the rules so i could retrospectively send them off every game.  

    To Comply or not to Comply ?
    Ahhhh, so i take back my second from last paragraph as i now get why a foul outside the box is not a double punishment when red carded whereas a penalty inside the box would be double punishment.  I hadnt thought about that.

    To Comply or not to Comply ?
    Interesting that Gallagher has said the Naismith kick was a yellow as it was petulant rather than excessive force.


    Clearly the rules do allow for that.


    Naismith is a wee gobshiet though.  Cant stand players that do that, no matter who the play for or against.


    And McRories was never a red card under the new double punishment rules.  Should have been a yellow.

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    Stevie G – The Real Deal?
    easyJambo 25th October 2018 at 00:57

    If you look at the transcript of the hearing, then you will see that Justice Teare intervened much more often during Mr Holmayer's submission than that of Mr Hussain. That suggested to me that he was having much more difficulty in understanding exactly the arguments being put forward and sought clarification on several occasions.

    I took that as him being more comfortable with SD's submissions, rather than Rangers.


    A very fair and alternative view that comes across from experience EJ and one which clearly makes sense.


    Stevie G – The Real Deal?
    Barcabhoy.  Can we just clarify.

    Does the following statement "For the avoidance of doubt, im not saying we have won or anything like that, im only stating what our case/argument is" translate in your opinion to me concluding "no case to answer , SD would be sent packing , tail between legs . "

    That is your claim.  Which i hope you are fair enough to admit you got completely wrong.

    I made no such conclusion whatsoever.

    Stevie G – The Real Deal?
    Barcabhoy 24th October 2018 at 21:11


    And yes , he was the guy on twitter who had read all of the case releases and concluded no case to answer , SD would be sent packing , tail between legs . 



    Its unlikely this will see the light of day but i hope out of fairness, you allow the right to reply.

    I said nothing of the sort about SDI been sent packing.

    I simply stated what Rangers defence was against SDI and that it appeared from the judges answering that he understood the argument followed by “which of course, means nada until he rests.”

    I also stated elsewhere the following:


    "That happens in court cases.  1 side argues black and the other side argue white.  The judge then decides who is right.  

    For the avoidance of doubt, im not saying we have won or anything like that, im only stating what our case/argument is and i do believe the judges responses to RFC were more positive and understanding than the responses to SDI. 

    Still a coin flip."


    Not a fair picture being painted here.

    Bonkers OCNC Thread
    So, UEFA have given another indication today of their view on things.




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    This proof of pro Rangers bias. Does it involve sending off a player 10 minutes into a difficult away tie then refusing to send of an Aberdeen player for denying a clear goal.scoring opportunity? 


    Does it also involve sending off a player at Ibrox after 30 minutes for a tackle which could have resulted in a yellow due to ball direction? 


    Also, Jimbo, who are these referees that talk of rangers bias at dinner speeches. I hope your not falling for the lies of a John James here. Tut tut.