Interesting thought
by ANNTOSTAL (2013-03-27 17:49:57)
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  In reply to: Univision has a different angle on the Edu non-penalty  posted by Mr Wednesday



At midfield, the lateness of the contact would increase the severity of the call, increasing the likelihood of a caution, on account of the "reckless" nature of late contact.

You suggest it might work the other way in the penalty area. I understand the impulse of not awarding a penalty kick for contact that arguably did not affect the path of the ball. But, for me, at least, that's a straight penalty every time, and I'd consider a caution for the lateness of the contact and potential for injury arising from the angle of the contact.

I've yet to talk to a practicing referee who would not have awarded a penalty kick.


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