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May 02, 2010, 01:37:19 AM
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Vic was offside.
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May 02, 2010, 01:51:41 AM
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May 02, 2010, 02:03:47 AM
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Ridge


Are you considered interferring with play for obscuring a players view of the ball?


May 02, 2010, 02:04:59 AM
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Are you considered interferring with play for obscuring a players view of the ball?

Obviously it depends. Considering it was the goalkeeper though, yes.

May 02, 2010, 02:15:21 AM
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Obviously it depends. Considering it was the goalkeeper though, yes.
I'm not convinced that has ever been used before. If you impeed or obstruct the keepers attempt to get the ball, then fair enough, free kick. But I can't remember too many teams getting an offside for less involvement than Anichebe in that move.

May 02, 2010, 02:18:42 AM
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I'm not convinced that has ever been used before. If you impeed or obstruct the keepers attempt to get the ball, then fair enough, free kick. But I can't remember too many teams getting an offside for less involvement than Anichebe in that move.

It is the law though. It is just seldom applied.

It wasn't like Collina vs. Villareal or Clive Thomas/Graham Poll vs. "them".


May 02, 2010, 02:26:51 AM
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It is the law though. It is just seldom applied.

It wasn't like Collina vs. Villareal or Clive Thomas/Graham Poll vs. "them".
I'd agree with that, it was more marginal than wrong per se.

But Stoke got away with obstruction on the keeper several times early in the season. Seems a bit perverse that they should get a 'benefit of the doubt' type decision.