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1 Posted 27/11/2019 at 16:10:23
Very nice outpouring of support. Well done, Everton fans. Except for the one who broke her toe.
2 Posted 27/11/2019 at 16:21:11
3 Posted 27/11/2019 at 16:24:28
All the best mate from all the Vivs (4 of us) in Kent.
4 Posted 27/11/2019 at 16:40:45
I really hope he comes back to his best and has the career we all want him to. If he does, I think he could be an Everton legend as hes developing the ties to prevent being poached away (I hope!).
5 Posted 27/11/2019 at 16:48:31
6 Posted 27/11/2019 at 17:01:23
7 Posted 27/11/2019 at 17:13:25
8 Posted 27/11/2019 at 17:22:42
9 Posted 27/11/2019 at 17:47:50
10 Posted 27/11/2019 at 17:47:58
Steavey #7, Son did not receive a retroactive yellow card for the tackle on Gomes.
11 Posted 27/11/2019 at 17:50:34
12 Posted 27/11/2019 at 17:56:04
In any event, the red would have replaced the yellow, rather than being in addition to it, and the fact that it was rescinded is baffling to me, although plenty on here justified it. Son made a very obvious, cynical and vindicative tackle from behind without being anywhere near the ball — yellow card at least... and the damage it caused was fully worthy of a red all day long.
The FA has no such requirement for clubs paying compensation. The only precedent I can think of for what you are insisting on here is the case of Victor Anichebe, who sued that animal Kevin Nolan for a disgusting tackle that effectively ruined his career:
13 Posted 27/11/2019 at 17:56:21
Also, he consistently seems like such an awesome human.
14 Posted 27/11/2019 at 20:34:53
15 Posted 27/11/2019 at 22:22:53
Arguably you could say the same for our defence and attack.
16 Posted 27/11/2019 at 22:42:55
17 Posted 28/11/2019 at 11:45:11
He might make his comeback under a new Manager, interestingly Jorge Jesus knows him well and more or less launched his career.
18 Posted 28/11/2019 at 12:44:00
19 Posted 28/11/2019 at 14:23:55
Andy, theyre ALL “ not that kind of guy” until they ARE that kind of guy. The majority of tackles like this and the one on Coleman may well have been due to the red mist but, at that precise moment, the intention was to “get him”. Ok, a second later, when Son or Taylor saw the results of their assault, then they may well have been consumed with remorse but its a bit late then. And as we saw with Son, they soon forget.
Have a look on Google at the Nolan tackle and also the one on Naismith by Gerrard. Look at the tackle and the look of fury on their face and tell me theyre “Not that kind of guy”.
20 Posted 28/11/2019 at 16:17:10
He ran the show at Mordor last year, fingers crossed he can come back and fullfill his potential, As discussed ad nauesem I feel Son got off lite on this ( not saying he meant the outcome) but is a real indightment of how the media (PR machine)can influence and indeed interfere with sporting results /outcomes, which is basically what VAR is all about
21 Posted 28/11/2019 at 16:34:43
There was nothing "red mist" or two-footed about Son's tackle, and Gomes wasn't injured by Son's impact itself, but by the way he fell. It was certainly a retaliatory foul worthy of a yellow, but not vicious or intended to injure.
I see a clear difference there.
22 Posted 28/11/2019 at 16:41:28
23 Posted 28/11/2019 at 17:11:31
Son chased Gomes around for, what, sixty seconds after the apparent elbow and the fact that it was Gomes' bad luck that his studs got caught doesn't hide the fact that Son had fallen victim to the red mist. Of course he didn't mean/think that his tackle would result in such a bad injury. But it did.
24 Posted 28/11/2019 at 19:11:07
25 Posted 28/11/2019 at 19:26:17
In the original discussions, I used the phrase 'assuming Son was genuinely remorseful' or something like that. You pulled me up on that, and I accepted what you said.
However, having thought about it further, I feel my original phrase is justified, given the premeditated nature of his actions, not in any deliberate aim to break someone's limb, but in a deliberate aim to foul from behind in a knowingly dangerous way. Such action needs to be punished rigorously, as a deterrence to both him and others.
And I'm far from convinced he wouldn't do it again, given his track record. And of course, genuine remorse really means a determination to avoid such actions in the future, which is very doubtful when someone has already shown repetition.
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