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Andy and Adam join Lyndon to vent a bit more about Video Assistant Refereeing and the poverty of quality of the officiating in general as they review Everton's final game of 2023-24, the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal.

They also pick their player of the season, goal of the season and performance of the season.


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Jack Convery
1 Posted 24/05/2024 at 15:57:56
It is now official:

The panel also ruled it was correct to allow Gabriel Martinelli's winning goal in Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Everton, despite a suggestion of handball by Jesus in the build-up.

It said: "Jesus' arm is tucked in and it doesn't move towards the ball, it doesn't appear to be a deliberate action."


Good Podcast by the way.

Si Cooper
2 Posted 24/05/2024 at 23:05:25
It is common sense that is missing here. The common sense that says a natural position and deliberate movement towards the ball are only for rulings for defenders in the box due to the jeopardy of a penalty kick.

The common sense that clearly sees that his arm might be down at his side but, due to the very deliberate twisting of his body, it makes the first and only contact with the ball and knocks it past Tarkowski.

The common sense that concedes that, if his arm doesn't play the ball, then he misses it completely and so he gains an obvious advantage by getting any part of his body to intercept the ball.

The officials are now just hiding behind nonsense jargon to obscure the fact they are making subjective calls over what should be objective.

Did the player gain advantage by playing the ball with an outlawed part of his body? Yes, he did: obvious handball.

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