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    Scots v European officials

    I have been thinking this for a while now but does anyone else think that Scottish teams are being really harshly treated by refs,var,uefa etc compared to their opponents ?
    There seems to be a different set of rules for other European teams.
    We have seen blatant examples as Aberdeen fans and I will be surprised if investigation into Paok fans racism is not " inconclusive" with no action taken but we have also seen other teams like Celtic suffering as well as the national team .
    I don't watch enough English team football to have an opinion on whether they are also treated this way by officialdom
    Thoughts ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erchieplum View Post
    I have been thinking this for a while now but does anyone else think that Scottish teams are being really harshly treated by refs,var,uefa etc compared to their opponents ?
    There seems to be a different set of rules for other European teams.
    We have seen blatant examples as Aberdeen fans and I will be surprised if investigation into Paok fans racism is not " inconclusive" with no action taken but we have also seen other teams like Celtic suffering as well as the national team .
    I don't watch enough English team football to have an opinion on whether they are also treated this way by officialdom
    Thoughts ?
    Agreed, but I suspect it's not just Scottish teams but all diddy teams as UEFA do their best to make sure the big country teams make the later rounds of the various competitions to ensure TV viewing numbers hold up to please sponsors etc - everything to ensure UEFA maximises their income - just a continuation of the competition formats that are wholly biased in favour of the big countries.

    Right where did I leave my tin foil hat??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Zone View Post
    Agreed, but I suspect it's not just Scottish teams but all diddy teams as UEFA do their best to make sure the big country teams make the later rounds of the various competitions to ensure TV viewing numbers hold up to please sponsors etc - everything to ensure UEFA maximises their income - just a continuation of the competition formats that are wholly biased in favour of the big countries.

    Right where did I leave my tin foil hat??
    I’d agree with that, everything is about the money

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    Man U and Liverpool have both complained about being screwed by Var this week, so that undermines your theory a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erchieplum View Post
    I have been thinking this for a while now but does anyone else think that Scottish teams are being really harshly treated by refs,var,uefa etc compared to their opponents ?
    There seems to be a different set of rules for other European teams.
    We have seen blatant examples as Aberdeen fans and I will be surprised if investigation into Paok fans racism is not " inconclusive" with no action taken but we have also seen other teams like Celtic suffering as well as the national team .
    I don't watch enough English team football to have an opinion on whether they are also treated this way by officialdom
    Thoughts ?
    You missed out Scotlands goal against Spain where the officials ran up to each other and looked as if they were working out a reason to rule it out.

    Started off saying it was a foul then changed it to offside.

    Perhaps the uk teams donít hand out the brown paper bags as much as the European teams do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Zone View Post
    Agreed, but I suspect it's not just Scottish teams but all diddy teams as UEFA do their best to make sure the big country teams make the later rounds of the various competitions to ensure TV viewing numbers hold up to please sponsors etc - everything to ensure UEFA maximises their income - just a continuation of the competition formats that are wholly biased in favour of the big countries.

    Right where did I leave my tin foil hat??
    If UEFA don't bow down to the rich clubs, then that European Super League idea will rear its ugly head again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rico94 View Post
    You missed out Scotlands goal against Spain where the officials ran up to each other and looked as if they were working out a reason to rule it out.

    Started off saying it was a foul then changed it to offside.

    Perhaps the uk teams don’t hand out the brown paper bags as much as the European teams do?
    I did mention the national team but not specifics

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    Quote Originally Posted by erchieplum View Post
    I did mention the national team but not specifics
    And ye did admit yer lack o' knowledge re. English teams, invitin' input fae others ... so, fair play min

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    Aboot the two occasions v PAOK tho ... where their guys were accused o' divin' tho ??

    As Ah've said at least twice in different threads here ... VAR folk need tae be assisted wi' some cuunt fa' has some knowledge o' physics and physiology.

    Whilst Ah'm in agreement that neither clain against us was in any way a penalty or free kick, and same wi the penalty shout in the Hibs game, ffs ... if a player is progressin at speed, a very slight clip, or even the baa bein' knocked against a foot destined tae tak ground and sustain momentum, CAN cause loss of balance, resulting in a mouthful of turf! ... It's simple science! ... it's the 'lever effect' ... as in, the least effort required to change momentum at the centre of gravity of a body is that which is applied to the extremes of said body.

    Relating to an upright human being, that means, the head or the toes.

    On Thurs, regardless of what Rob McLean says, the Greek dude went down as a result of foot to foot contact with McKenzie. The fact McKenzie also played the ball, (as well as the possible offside decision) meant no pen .... but ... the Greek guy did NOT dive.

    By the same criteria, neither did Miovski recently, and neither has Duk on many occasions he has been suspect.

    I repeat ... Refs and VAR need support/training regarding physics/physiology before they are qualified to deem that a player has dived.

    As fans? we can call it what we want ... but refs/VAR need tae wise up.

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    My 'solution? if two players are goin for the same ball? And the 'trip' is toe on toe? ... no foul.

    Standing on the heel? toe on shin? studs anywhere? ...Aye, OK ... but basically ... free the toe! ... cos that's far fitba happens. The toe? other than clean up the hoop or directly in the scrote, the toe will not generally limit an opponents game/career.

    But ... also, understand that a toe might be all that is required to take the toes from a potential goal opportunity, if said toe fails to previously connect with the ball ... and an understanding that toes might be what a player might be propelled by... rather than fkn heels within the process of driving his (approx) 12 stone of body weight in a determined direction.

    Disclaimer: For each 'his/he/him in the above 'rant' I invite/encourage readers to substitute her/she/her/their/them/their .... and to correct me if I'm wrong.

    I might nae dae this every post, but Ah've posted a proposal for the betterment o' fitba ... on this wee site ... but ye never know, if it gains some traction, thers nae point in alienatin ony fecker

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