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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7050 on: October 01, 2017, 11:11:58 PM »
The fact that his clumsy tackle shattered Seamus Coleman's leg wasn't a reason that he should have been held up as a pariah. Sometimes a shit tackle results in a serious injury, it doesn't make it the worst tackle in the world.

But the fact that this particular clumsy tackle didn't result in a serious injury also doesn't mean that it wasn't still reckless, pointless and a pretty obvious sending off.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7051 on: October 01, 2017, 11:14:31 PM »
It was just so unnecessary and given he was involved in the horrible tackle that injured Coleman surely he should be thinking twice before lunging in like that.

I know I'm asking for the impossible but why can't professional footballers just employ a bit of common sense every now and again?!

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7052 on: October 01, 2017, 11:46:22 PM »
looks like heís finally earning the money doing what heís paid to do, which is get points on the board. Donít really care how he does it.

Keep it going Steve.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7053 on: October 02, 2017, 12:06:51 AM »
It was just so unnecessary and given he was involved in the horrible tackle that injured Coleman surely he should be thinking twice before lunging in like that.

I know I'm asking for the impossible but why can't professional footballers just employ a bit of common sense every now and again?!

The Coleman one is probably why he pulled out of it (if you watch he bends his leg into the contact and takes a lot of the impact out of it) but once you're off your feet like that there's nothing you can do to avoid the player and if you're coming head on with them like that it's almost always going to be red.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7054 on: October 02, 2017, 12:24:11 AM »
Not a red for me. Didn't think it at the time and didn't think it on the replay. It's a clumsy booking. Nothing more.

Never a red and Bruce's reaction was telling.  As was the fact that the fouled player got up and ran off as soon as the red card had been shown.  Very poor decision from a very poor referee. 

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7055 on: October 02, 2017, 06:49:10 AM »
I don't think this one will be overturned either. It's a shame he got sent off because I thought he had a decent game.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7056 on: October 02, 2017, 08:36:36 AM »
I don't think this one will be overturned either. It's a shame he got sent off because I thought he had a decent game.

If Lansbury's was then I think this one will be as well. 

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7057 on: October 02, 2017, 11:19:00 AM »
Anyway let's not worry about it and play our reserve/U23 left back. This is how we progress our youth players.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7058 on: October 02, 2017, 12:40:21 PM »
I don't think this one will be overturned either. It's a shame he got sent off because I thought he had a decent game.

If Lansbury's was then I think this one will be as well. 

Completely different tackles.  Lansbury's was a stupid, petulant trip.  Taylor's could have easily seriously injured the player.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7059 on: October 02, 2017, 03:58:53 PM »
As that fan on the Football on 5 said "I'm glad we stuck with Dave Bruce."

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7060 on: October 02, 2017, 09:00:41 PM »
Anyway let's not worry about it and play our reserve/U23 left back. This is how we progress our youth players.

Not ideally in this game. And I think Clark would play ahead of Borg anyway. In which case you'd probably play Bree or one of our other right backs

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7061 on: October 02, 2017, 09:14:58 PM »
He'll go three at the back to shore up a makeshift left wing back, which ironically will be the Ice man, who is a makeshift footballer.

You just know it.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7062 on: October 02, 2017, 10:20:55 PM »
I don't think this one will be overturned either. It's a shame he got sent off because I thought he had a decent game.

If Lansbury's was then I think this one will be as well. 

Completely different tackles.  Lansbury's was a stupid, petulant trip.  Taylor's could have easily seriously injured the player.

Lansbury's was a wild kick from behind and I still think could be justified as a red.  You could see by Bruce's reaction both at the time and after the game that he thought it was a bad decision. 

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7063 on: October 02, 2017, 10:45:24 PM »
Not seen a replay of the challenge.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7064 on: October 03, 2017, 07:42:35 AM »
On the highlights of the match.