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in Clan- und Funwars 15.09.2019 03:44
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Ref Watch is back to debate another batch of controversial decisions from the weekends ftball. After a weekend of questionable red card decisions, disallowed goals and penalty shouts, former top-flight referee Dermot Gallagher joined Rob Wotton in the Sky Sports News HQ studio to go through each contentious call.Read on for Gallaghers verdict... MATCH: Chelsea v Manchester United, Sunday No penalty was the right decision here, says Gallagher INCIDENT: Chelsea appeal for a penalty after John Terrys shot appears to hit Daley Blinds arm.SCENARIO: A cross comes in from the right and Terry sends a volley towards goal; Blind throws himself in front of the shot with his right arm outstretched and blocks the effort. The ball hits Blinds left arm, tucked in close to his body, and goes out for a corner. No penalty given.GALLAGHERS VIEW: Correct decision.GALLAGHER SAYS: The ball strikes him (Blind), he does not strike the ball. The arm outstretched is not the arm the ball strikes. It hits the arm tucked into his chest and it would have hit his chest anyhow - I think it would have been very, very harsh. Also, it has come at such speed and when you lk at it further on, the referee cant see it.MATCH: Chelsea v Manchester United, Sunday Daley Blind brings down Diego Costa on the edge of the box INCIDENT: Blind pushes Diego Costa over on the edge of the Manchester United area.SCENARIO: A ball is played over the top for Costa and, as he tries to drive into the penalty area, Blind shoves him over. The striker falls inside the area with a free-kick and yellow card awarded.GALLAGHERS VIEW: Correct decision.GALLAGHER SAYS: Definitely outside the area, definitely a foul and definitely a yellow card. Hes got a promising attack but Costa delays a little bit and then goes down inside the area. For me, its a gd decision by both parties because the assistant has probably said thats where it happened [outside the box] and no [it was not denying a clear goalscoring opportunity].MATCH: Chelsea v Manchester United, Sunday Louis van Gaal complains to the fourth official INCIDENT: Full-time whistle blown on 96 minutes as United try to counter-attack.SCENARIO: Manchester United clear a Chelsea corner and try to counter-attack but are stopped in their tracks as the referee blows the full-time whistle. Six minutes added-time had been announced but, during that time, Chelsea had scored and a substitution had taken place.GALLAGHERS VIEW: If hed have played on, nobody could have argued, the fact he didnt play on left him a little bit vulnerable.GALLAGHER SAYS: I think he (Van Gaal) felt aggrieved because six minutes was put up and in the six minutes Chelsea scored and a substitute, Ander Herrerra, came on. United attack and the only winner then can be United because Chelsea arent going to get the ball back [before the final whistle] and thats why hes aggrieved because the whistle goes smack on six minutes. Unfortunately, hes realised that and the fourth official is in a position where he cant defend it.MATCH: Manchester City v Leicester, Saturday Pablo Zabaleta was on the line when he was brought down by Christian Fuchs INCIDENT: Christian Fuchs trips Pablo Zabaleta as the Manchester City full-back breaks into the area.SCENARIO: Zabaleta cuts inside Fuchs and is tripped as he tries to get into the area, despite trying to jump over the challenge. Replays show the foul was on the line. A free-kick was awarded.GALLAGHERS VIEW: Technically incorrect decision, however no choice but to give a free-kick rather than a penalty.GALLAGHER SAYS: The line is part of the penalty area and I think this is a really, really tough call. If you slow it down his ft is on the line, but what I would say is that you can show me as many pictures as you want of his ft on that line but you have to say the referee could never, ever be sure where he was and he is compelled to give a free-kick. Although you can show that his ft is on the line, and I would have to say yes, that is a penalty, its not possible to give that. He has to be convinced its a penalty but, in my view, he cant possibly be.MATCH: Stoke v Everton, Saturday Should Jack Butland have been carded for bringing Cleverley down? INCIDENT: Everton awarded a penalty after Jack Butland brought down Tom Cleverley.SCENARIO: Cleverley is played through on goal, knocks the ball away from goal to try and go round Butland and he is taken down by the goalkeeper. Penalty given but no card for Butland.GALLAGHERS VIEW: Correct decision.GALLAGHER SAYS: Its a foul, and its a foul he (Butland) doesnt have to make because the ball is going away from goal and I also dont think it is a yellow card. The referee has done well there.MATCH: Southampton v West Ham, Saturday Victor Wanyama saw red for this foul on Dimitri Payet INCIDENT: Victor Wanyama sent off for a tackle on Dimitri Payet.SCENARIO: Wanyama attempts to tackle Payet but misses the ball and takes the West Ham midfielder down with his back leg coming round in a scissor motion. The referee gives Wanyama a straight red card.GALLAGHERS VIEW: Correct decision.GALLAGHER SAYS: Whats interesting is that I dont think the referees gut reaction is red card, but I think when he runs it through his mind or whether he gets advice from the fourth official lking in, hes taken his time and has come to the right decision. Its a bad enough tackle, its a scissor tackle and a tackle he doesnt have to make.MATCH: Bournemouth v Arsenal, Sunday Flamini should have been sent off his this tackle, according to Gallagher INCIDENT: Mathieu Flamini is shown a yellow card for a lunging tackle on Dan Gosling.SCENARIO: Flamini dives into a tackle, two-fted, on Gosling around 30 yards from his own goal. He plays the ball but also the man. Bournemouth are awarded a free-kick and Flamini is shown a yellow card.GALLAGHERS VIEW: Incorrect decision.GALLAGHER SAYS: All I can think is the referee thinks hes (Flamini) played the ball. He has got the ball, I dont think there is any doubt about that but he is out of control, its two-fted and hes also caught the man. He plays the ball but also plays the man and that is the difference; you cant use the ball to go through the man. Kevin (Friend, the referee) sees him get the ball and he doesnt compute anything else, you see him say to the players hes got the ball. I think thats why he yellow cards him.MATCH: Bournemouth v Arsenal, Sunday Giroud should have been shown at least a yellow card, for this challenge, says Gallagher INCIDENT: Olivier Giroud evades a bking after treading on Adam Smiths Achilles after the full-back had past him with the ball.SCENARIO: Smith has the ball on the right touchline around halfway, Giroud goes over to challenge and stands down on the back of the defenders ft as he moves away from him. Free-kick given but no card shown.GALLAGHERS VIEW: Incorrect decision, should be at least a yellow card.GALLAGHER SAYS: I think this is a really bad tackle, I really do. He should be punished with at least a yellow card. Whether he means it or not I dont know, but he catches Smith right across the Achilles with his studs. On any given day, in a feisty match it could easily be a red card but it has to be a minimum of a yellow card for me. In that game [the referees] tolerance level was a bit t high.MATCH: Manchester City v Leicester, Saturday Was Sergio Aguero offside? INCIDENT: Sergio Aguero scores a consolation goal for Man City with a header late on.SCENARIO: Aguero is clearly in an offside position as the ball is played but moves back in an attempt to get onside before the cross comes in from the Man City right. When the ball is delivered, Aguero, unmarked eight yards out, heads into the far corner. The goal is given despite Leicester appeals for offside.GALLAGHERS VIEW: Offside, just.GALLAGHER SAYS: I think its probably just offside but its very, very difficult for the assistant to give because hes moving back. The assistant has to be in line with the second rear-most defender, which he is, but I think the fact that Aguero comes back and then goes forward again, thats what deceives him.MATCH: Newcastle v West Brom, Saturday Tiote saw his goal chalked off for offisde INCIDENT: Cheick Tiotes shot from range finds the back of the net but is ruled out for offside despite not hitting another player.SCENARIO: Tiote shts from long range and the ball curls past the wrong-fted Ben Foster in the West Brom goal but the goal is ruled out for offside with Aleksandar Mitrovic, standing in an offside position, adjudged to be interfering with play as he blocked the goalkeepers line of vision.GALLAGHERS VIEW: Correct decision.GALLAGHER SAYS: When it is hit, the assistant knows that Mitrovic is std in an offside position, what he doesnt know is how he is interfering with the goalkeeper. When Lee Mason goes across, the assistant has said to him this is where he is and I think between them they have come to the right decision.MATCH: Rangers v Kilmarnock, Saturday Higginbotham was quickly shown a red card after this challenge INCIDENT: Kilmarnocks Kallum Higginbotham shown a straight red card for a high tackle on James Tavernier.SCENARIO: With the ball bouncing near the touchline, Higginbotham stretches to try and put the ball out of play as Tavernier tries to control it. However, he goes in high, with his studs showing, and catches Tavernier on the follow through. He is swiftly shown a red card.GALLAGHERS VIEW: Correct decision.GALLAGHER SAYS: Its definitely a red card and this is an occasion where by quickly getting the red card out, it stops everybody coming in. Like in the Bournemouth game, everyone came charging in because they didnt see a card. On this occasion, the tackle is very high and very dangerous so its a red card every day of the week. By getting the card out so quickly, the referee has stopped it escalating. Also See: Premier League video Fixtures Table Live on Sky Derek Fisher Lakers Jersey . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. Magic Johnson Jersey . Los Angeles star goalie survived those perilous gymnastics with no problem, and he eventually backstopped the Kings to a skid-snapping win. Quick stopped 27 shots in his return from a 24-game injury absence, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:55 to play, and the Kings snapped their five-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. http://www.lakersbasketballshop.com/Byron-Scott-Jersey/ . The Oilers come in having lost five in a row (0-4-1) and 16 of their last 20 games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Robert Horry Lakers Jersey .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Jersey . Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker rm at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself. Thanksgiving is traditionally line-in-the-sand time for teams.Teams outside the bubble, teams that are struggling, teams that have been laid low by injury have historically found it difficult to catapult themselves back into the playoff fray after the fourth Thursday in November. Conversely, franchises entrenched in the top eight come Turkey Day have traditionally been able to hold on to those coveted postseason berths. But history and tradition are relative.Heres a lk at which key players and coaches on those teams deserves an extra slice of pie -- and which lk like postseason turkeys.Making it lk as easy as pieAlain Vigneault, head coach,?New York RangersKudos to Vigneault, who must have wondered whether his ship had sailed when the Rangers were bounced in the first round of the playoffs in five games last April by the eventual champs from Pittsburgh. Now New York, which lked at the seasons outset to be a playoff bubble team, leads the Metropolitan Division and boasts the leagues best goal differential by a wide margin. With Vigneault getting the most out of a speedy, highly skilled group that leads the NHL in goals per game, we can now talk in terms of which of the three elite Metro teams -- the Rangers, the?Pittsburgh Penguins or the Washington Capitals?-- will emerge as a division winner and send the other two into a first-round playoff clash.Tuukka Rask, G,?Boston BruinsRemember when Rask was t ill to play in a must-win game, Bostons final regular-season tilt in April? It was a disappointing ending for both Rask and the Bruins, who lost Game 82 without him and were denied a ticket to the postseason ball for the second season in a row.With the Bs still in transition, there were plenty of questions during the offseason about the team as a whole and its goaltending specifically. Rask has quieted those questions with this answer: Back off. Im still pretty damn gd. The 29-year-old former Vezina Trophy winner is tied for the league lead in wins and has a sparkling .942 save percentage and 1.57 goals-against average. And the Bruins lk like theyre back on that playoff track. If the vote were held today, Rask would be a Vezina Trophy finalist for sure -- and, Im guessing, a finalist for the Hart Trophy as league MVP.Time to talk turkeysFilip Forsberg, W, Nashville PredatorsThe Predators, from whom so much was expected, got off to a pretty bumpy start. And it seems clear that Nashville is going to need Forsberg to find his grve again. The highly skilled Swede led the way for the Predators a season ago with 33 goals. He was only OK -- with two goals and four points -- in the postseason, had one goal and an assist in four World Cup of Hockey games, and now has just one goal through 18 games this season, putting him on pace for about seven goals in 2016-17. Yikes.Forsberg, who does have 12 assists, is just 22, so I cant be t hard on the kid. But whether its a confidence issue or how hes being defended, Forsberg is taking about one-third fewer shots than he did a season ago, when he averaged more than three shots a game over 82 games.Lindy Ruff, head coach,?Dallas StarsSure, the Stars have been more than a little banged up this season -- but what team hasnt dealt with injuries of various sorts and ssizes? And, relatively speaking, Dallas has avoided losing key personnel for long stretches like many other teams have.ddddddddddddet something is definitely amiss for the defending Central Division champions, who led the league in goals last season but have slumped to 13th in goals per game this season. And how about that team goals-against average? The Stars are second worst in the league with an ugly 3.30 GAA. Lots of that is on goalies Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi?-- and that means its on GM Jim Nill, t. But the power play, fourth last season, also ranks a middle-of-the-road 13th, while the penalty kill has dropped 17 spots from a year ago to 27th.All of this means that theres lots of heat on Ruff to get this team, which has won two games in a row just once this season, back on track.Brian Elliott, G,?Calgary FlamesA former goalie told me during the offseason that although the Flames had flirted with acquiring the?Tampa Bay Lightnings?Ben Bishop, he liked Elliotts mental toughness and felt he was ready to be the man for a Canadian team lking to build off a playoff run two years ago.That hasnt happened so far. Elliott has a bloated 3.43 GAA and unsightly .883 save percentage and hits Thanksgiving mired in a six-game losing streak. As the Flames try to make do without Johnny Gaudreau for six weeks or so, Elliott will have to prove hes the man the Flames hoped hed be and not the one hes been.Garth Snow, GM, New York IslandersIf you immediately think tire fire when you hear Islanders, then youre not alone. The Isles have gone almost overnight from a team on the rise to one in disarray. The Islanders occupy last place in the Metropolitan Division in spite of a home-friendly schedule that saw them play 12 of their first 17 in Brklyn. They finally earned their first road win of the season in a shtout over the?Anaheim Ducks?on Tuesday.Big offseason additions Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera have combined for three goals, and at this point the Isles lk likely to miss the postseason just one year after winning their first playoff series since 1993. The franchises new ownership cant be t thrilled with that prospect -- nor can captain John Tavares,?who has one more year left on his deal. Speculation is already rampant that Tavares will take the first train out of Brklyn when the time comes. At some point, either Snow will be proven right and the Isles will shake out of this, or someone will have to pay the price. Im going with Option B.Henrik Zetterberg, W,?Detroit Red WingsFor 25 consecutive playoff seasons, the Red Wings have been a playoff fixture. But that streak is definitely in danger as Detroit hits Thanksgiving in a tailspin that saw it lose four in a row and seven of nine in November.There has always been a marquee guy in the Red Wings lineup, often a handful of them. But with his longtime teammate?Pavel Datsyuk back in Russia, it has become even more apparent that the teams classy captain is no longer the force he once was. Zetterberg has three goals in 19 games -- and, coming off a 13-goal campaign a year ago, seems to be signaling that times are changing in Motown. ' ' '

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