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Discussion in 'Tottenham Hotspur' started by Millbanks, 2 Jan 2015.

  1. Totti

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    He was yeah.

    Did give us a pen away at Burnley last year though, so who knows? Linesman in Liverpool and Chelsea games should have done his job for him.
     
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    According to comms yesterday we haven't had a home league pen since 2017.:lamelashock:
     
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  3. Park Lane Mark Twain

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    I know VAR has it set issues but it's things like this that mean it's an absolute must for the future of football. There's too much money and tribalism going on in the game for decisions like these to be left in the hand of a single persons opinion, an opinion that can easily be swayed by bias, hidden agendas or bribery.

    Not saying he was bribed or anything but do you honestly think if a ref was offered £1m for a relegation survival game that would see a club go from being Park Lane to Brick Lane if they won/ lost he wouldn't get tempted? Too many risk factors involved with Premier League money these days to leave things in the hands of someone basing all of his decisions on opinion
     
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    April 2017 vs Woolwich.....33 home games ago

    In the last two seasons we are the only PL team not to have a penalty at home, including all those who have been promoted or relegated

    Palace - 10
    Brighton - 9
    City, Everton, Utd - 7
    Woolwich, Leicester - 6
     
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  5. acripaul

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    I know this lack of love for the club from the media is seen as a bit of a joke by us, and we like the underdog tag.

    However is it possible given the general stupidity that seems to surround football (rival fans, managers such as Warnock, pundits like Sutton, refs such as yesterday) that the negative light and way we're talked about is manifesting itself in unfavourable decisions, circumstances, etc?
     
  6. Park Lane Mark Twain

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    Wow that is actually remarkable. I wonder if it's because of how we play, the lack of trickery like others have in the for, of Zaha etc or something deeper than that. Either way amazing stat thanks for sharing
     
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    Zaha dives a lot.............
     
  8. Jerry

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    We seem to get a fair few penalties away from home though. It would be interesting to see the stats for that.
     
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  9. Park Lane Mark Twain

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    Regardless he's still a tricky footed player. That helps him to no end and 100% increases their chances of the ref not being sure if he got caught or not. Still on the fence about him though I think he's a little too much of a show pony to make it at a higher level
     
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    I think you're wrong here. The general media narrative and the perception of players and teams has a real-world affect.

    If a team goes to Anfield, they're half beat before they step on the pitch because everyone keeps telling you how formidable they are.

    As for referees we see the same; look at Bale for example. He would regularly get booked for diving when he'd clearly been clattered - the refs had the "Bale's a diver" rhetoric firmly in their minds. So they're calling Spurs divers recently... lo and behold, our guys are getting booked when tripped.

    The game is played by, and officiated by, humans who are just as susceptible to media chatter as anyone's else; to dismiss that would be foolish.
     
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  11. Airfixx

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    Also see: Leicester 'Fairytale'.
     
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    6 away from home over the last 2 seasons
     
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    Tripped? Kicked up in the air more like it
     
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    I suppose that's not too many.
     
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    It's a fuckload more than 0 when you factor in home advantage
     
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    That’s exactly what is happening and the media knows it works, hence why they do it.

    Also, I do believe corruption exists as well, especially after that game yesterday with Oliver and the offside decision with Origi with Liverpool where the linesman is looking directly at it and he isn’t even close to being onside.

    That is proof right there that either bias or corruption exists as far as I am concerned.
     
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  18. Incomplete_usernam

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    There is a bloke over on that shithole spurscommunity, I forget his name but he is a mod but all he ever does is defend the media and tell everyone they are mad for believing that corruption exists in football or that bias exists.

    Not sure if he himself is involved in the media in some way or if he is just an ignorant cock, probably the latter.
     
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    Here is my complaint to the BBC regarding their terrible MOTD 2 review of the Leicester match.
    I think all Spurs fans who are bothered should also complain on BBC's website regarding their bias against Tottenham.
     
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    Does Anne Robinson still read these complaints out on a Sunday afternoon?
     
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