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Chelsea v Leicester City FA cup final 2021

Discussion in 'Domestic Cups' started by Richard, May 13, 2021.

  1. Gal_P

    Gal_P The Special One

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    Well done Leicester. Played well enough not to lose but still a hard loss to take in a final.

    Unbelievable VAR doesn’t step in for the handball that leads directly to the winning goal. It doesn’t need to be a booking but it should be a freekick. It completely changes the direction of the ball and plays a key part in them scoring. I just don’t understand what the justification for allowing the goal was.

    Frustrating to then have VAR to rule out an equaliser in the last minute but at least that was technically the right decision. Whether a players shoulder should be considered offside 30 yards from goal is another debate because we are moving away from why the rule was brought in. To stop goal hanging.

    The media and the neutrals will no doubt be over the moon though. It’s the result everyone wanted I just hope that wasn’t the reason the handball was overlooked.

    End of the day we need to be better though. We shouldn’t leave such important games to chance. If we’re better at scoring goals we don’t lose to their only shot on target/handball ignored goal.

    We really need to make sure we don’t end up ruining this season now. 5th place and a CL runner-up medal would be a terrible end to the opportunity we’ve had this year.
     
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  2. Richard

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    Apparently its not handball if it deflects off the players own body.
     
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  3. Gal_P

    Gal_P The Special One

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    Really odd rule if that’s true. A key advantage has been gained that shouldn’t be ignored.

    It’s done now anyway. Just a shit way to lose a final.
     
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  4. Super_horns

    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    I think they changed the rule mid season and then next season it will just be handball if the scorer hand handles it.

    Frustrating I know and maybe they ought to have thought about the rule a bit more before bringing it in?
     
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  5. Richard

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    Surprised at it myself tbh. I expected it to be ruled out and initially thought they'd missed it.
     
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  7. Pagnell

    Pagnell MISERABLE C**T

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    Strange. As I said earlier in the thread, a very similar situation with Firminho prior to Salah's goal against Spurs. Including the handball happening off a deflection from his own body. Yet it was ruled out.

    As said, I'm glad Leicester won, but Chelsea fans do have a right to be a bit pissed. Little in the way of consistency.
     
  8. Taffy

    Taffy C'mon you reds.

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    Happy days fella, big social distancing hugs from me to you. Enjoy the night.
     
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    The rule changed earlier in the season. Only a couple of days ago Man U had a goal given the ok after a handball in the lead up. It's now only handball if the goal scorer handballs it in the lead up to the goal bizarrely. There are going to be some really shit handball decisions on this new rule in the next season.

    On todays offside VAR, it's hard to argue with the call really as compared to so many others this season it's clearly offside!
     
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    Genuinely made up for Leicester fans and for Brendan Rodgers! Well done all, I didn't see the match.

    I talk a lot about Rodgers and big game management in English football so this is a huge result. Congratulations.
     
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    saint_clark Up the Saints

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    This example (Leicester's) is a situation I've always wondered about.
    In an attacking sense, any time the ball touches your hand and an advantage is gained it is considered handball, regardless of intent or deflections.
    In a defensive sense, if the ball deflects off a part of your body before hitting your arm, it isn't given as handball.
    So the Leicester player dove in to intercept a pass in a defensive move, meaning the deflection nullifies the handball...but then an attacking advantage is immediately gained.
    Its insane to have two standards of what is handball. But then the defensive standard doesn't work for attacking situations and the attacking standard doesn't work for defensive situations.
    Personally I would just make it so that handball is handball regardless of intent or anything, but if it's inside the box it's an indirect freekick rather than a penalty.

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    Handballs have been nerfed as before everyone was whinging about them, in todays game they followed the new rules.
     
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    Super_horns WATFORD Till I Die
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    And had the goal been ruled out everyone would have been saying VAR was ruining a great goal.

    “What a silly rule” , “hardly a deliberate attempt to gain an advantage etc “
     
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    Pretty much it yeah.

    Rules are changing so much I thought the goal would surely be disallowed, as I lost track of the rule changes.
     
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  15. Gloria Lestafan

    Gloria Lestafan I have a mandolin...

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    One of my favourite pictures of the day

    The Leicester double winners! Who won both the PL and FA Cup for our football club. 5 of the greatest players ever to pull on the Leicester shirt. Proper club legends in their own time! :cool:
     
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    Arkwright Barnsleytilidie

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    Good job that most of us weren't neutral and were Leicester fans for the day then?:laugh: I really enjoyed it compared to the majority of finals over the last thirty years.:disco
     
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    £3mill the lot. Unreal.
     
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  18. Richard

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    Ok so i dreamt we won this cup 1-0 with a Tielemans screamer.
    Anyone tell me what score Chelsea actually won by?
     
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    Chelsea v Leicester ( Tuesday )

    Liverpool's Cup Final .

    Pleased for Leicester , my Grandads team & the scenes at the end were ol' skool .
     
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    Big game here to show Leicester ambition and character here.

    Be easy to turn it in, given yesterday's win, could even say its expected. If however they can somehow put yesterday out their mind and put in a performance that gets them CL football, they will for me have taken the next step up as a club.

    Good luck.
     

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