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I had to listen to this game on the radio on a phone as I was driving the campervan back to England - and I nearly crashed the f***** - so I only actually saw "the highlights" later.

Part of me was saying "it's been coming for a few weeks now" inasmuch that we have ridden our luck a bit in quite a few games and part of me was outraged a la Evatt. But now I've calmed down a bit, I'm still just about in the "we're still in it with a chance" camp - helped by other results.

What I can't get away from though, is the absolute dread of f***ing it up having been in a dominant position not so long ago. Top spot is no longer "in our own hands" - unless we're banking on beating Pompey (whose hands it is in), second spot still is (it's also in Derby's if they beat us at their place) but with our fixture list and recent performances my confidence is shot.

Whatever happens now, it's been an emotional roller coaster of a season and unless we can find another gear it's likely to continue that way. FWIW I thought Santos' challenge was unnecessary and stupid and I'd be surprised if the red is overturned.

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1 hour ago, Wanderlust said:

FWIW I thought Santos' challenge was unnecessary and stupid and I'd be surprised if the red is overturned.

While I would also be surprised I cant see how they will justify not overturning it

 

 

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9 minutes ago, L/H White said:

I was in a bad way yesterday, great day out bar the result

Absolutely this. A couple of hours of football to break up a decent drinking session. Tuesday night won’t get that.

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2 hours ago, Casino said:

While I would also be surprised I cant see how they will justify not overturning it

 

 

Interpretation of whether or not he could have actually got the ball without going through the lad I suppose. I reckon he could just about have got it, but not sure they'll see it that way.Also not sure if it was an obvious scoring opportunity given the angle and Santos' presence, but we'll see.

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33 minutes ago, Wanderlust said:

Interpretation of whether or not he could have actually got the ball without going through the lad I suppose. I reckon he could just about have got it, but not sure they'll see it that way.Also not sure if it was an obvious scoring opportunity given the angle and Santos' presence, but we'll see.

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It was absolutely an attempt to play the ball. The Blackpool player wasn’t even in the picture when Santos started his slide but was smart enough to just get himself in the way and take the contact.  

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35 minutes ago, Leyther_Matt said:

It was absolutely an attempt to play the ball. The Blackpool player wasn’t even in the picture when Santos started his slide but was smart enough to just get himself in the way and take the contact.  

I thought so too but it's not up to me to decide unfortunately.

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4 hours ago, Casino said:

While I would also be surprised I cant see how they will justify not overturning it

... apart from him leaving the ground to tackle a guy from behind and taking a foot/ankle ?

That's quite separate from whether he needed to tackle him at all.

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1 minute ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

... apart from him leaving the ground to tackle a guy from behind and taking a foot/ankle ?

That's quite separate from whether he needed to tackle him at all.

if the referee views it as a genuine attempt to get the ball, then its not a red card

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Whenever you're stretching for the ball like he did, there is inevitably a short period of time where both feet are off the ground.

It was clearly a stretch for the ball though, and not a dangerous lunge, where man or ball are equally targeted. 

His right leg though does follow through- as it inevitably would- it looks worse.

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When will we find out? Is it the same rule that’s currently allowing Evatt to be on the touchline - I.e if you’ve appealed and not yet had a decision then you’re free to play?

(How long does it take to confirm Evatt’s charge by the way!!? Fucking useless the lot of them)

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1 minute ago, Eddie said:

When will we find out? Is it the same rule that’s currently allowing Evatt to be on the touchline - I.e if you’ve appealed and not yet had a decision then you’re free to play?

(How long does it take to confirm Evatt’s charge by the way!!? Fucking useless the lot of them)

Evatt’s charge is being adjudged on Wednesday.

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6 minutes ago, Eddie said:

When will we find out? Is it the same rule that’s currently allowing Evatt to be on the touchline - I.e if you’ve appealed and not yet had a decision then you’re free to play?

(How long does it take to confirm Evatt’s charge by the way!!? Fucking useless the lot of them)

You'd hope that would be the case

So if we appeal and lets say he can't play till the hearing, misses out on Wigan and we win the appeal then he's still been banned effectively 

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13 minutes ago, DirtySanchez said:

You'd hope that would be the case

So if we appeal and lets say he can't play till the hearing, misses out on Wigan and we win the appeal then he's still been banned effectively 

Yeah good point. Doesn’t seem to be any mention of it anywhere in terms of timings so I suppose it’ll just be a case of let’s see who’s on the team sheet.

If he is playing then I hope he’s looking a bit sharper than on Saturday! 

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8 minutes ago, Eddie said:

Yeah good point. Doesn’t seem to be any mention of it anywhere in terms of timings so I suppose it’ll just be a case of let’s see who’s on the team sheet.

If he is playing then I hope he’s looking a bit sharper than on Saturday! 

The appeal was being heard/reviewed this afternoon

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4 hours ago, Casino said:

if the referee views it as a genuine attempt to get the ball, then its not a red card

Unless he views it as dangerous. He jumped in, both feet were off the ground.

The referee's decision was red. One must assume he didn't view it as innocent. No way is any panel going to overturn it.

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2 minutes ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

Unless he views it as dangerous. He jumped in, both feet were off the ground.

The referee's decision was red. One must assume he didn't view it as innocent. No way is any panel going to overturn it.

That's more or less where I am

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Only my opinion but watching that challenge in normal time, if that's deemed serious foul play or dangerous, I give up.  May as well give every foul that's a genuine attempt to play the ball as a sending off.  I'm staggered about the whole thing, I must be watching a different challenge.

If only we'd had that ref (in our favour) for the Wigan home game, we would have been playing v 10 men for the last 85 minutes.

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9 hours ago, Johnnyrotten said:

Only my opinion but watching that challenge in normal time, if that's deemed serious foul play or dangerous, I give up.  May as well give every foul that's a genuine attempt to play the ball as a sending off.  I'm staggered about the whole thing, I must be watching a different challenge.

If only we'd had that ref (in our favour) for the Wigan home game, we would have been playing v 10 men for the last 85 minutes.

Thank feck. I was thinking I'd been living in a parallel universe reading some interpretations on here.

As I saw it, in real time at the game, Santos had to make the challenge. I could see it was tight whether he got there first. Based on the previous hours play, I also knew if the ref was coming down either side of a 50/50 decision, he was going their way. But a sending off too? Get to feck.

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