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Video Evidence: Did Mourinho’s Reaction To Bale’s First Goal, Puzzle You At All?
By Harry Hotspur -

This video just appeared on the Spurs Twitter feed, and it occurred to me that the gaffer’s reaction was a little, well, non-existent. One fan suggested that the coaching staff were checking for off-side on a tablet, but that doesn’t quite make sense as the TV images would only show what was happening in the stadium, and the goal was given immediately, it wasn’t offside. Who knows what was going through anyone’s mind at the time, but what I do know is that a technical area cam would certainly produce some great reaction footage!

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Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

Furlough extended…again… till september now. Yet we are supposed to be opening up in spring?? Time to WTFU people. This is conditioning dependency on the state. Precursor to universal credit social income system. There will be nothing left to go back to if this is allowed to continue.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

Yeah Jose thought Bale was off. And what is that awful music?? Ahhhh the “future”

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago

VAR destroying the spontaneity and passion of the sport…nobody knows what’s going to be disallowed.

eddie
eddie
1 month ago

Same in the City game last night.How can your arm be offside if you can’t score with it.VAR is actually OK,it’s the new rules and the interpretations of them.Time for some common sense.

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 month ago
Reply to  eddie

It’s all shat, the new rulings, the VAR idea….football was great for 100 odd years. They should av left it alone. Goal line tech is black and white so it worked, other aspects of the game aren’t and that’s why it’s so unique and thrilling, filled with pantomime esque villains and heros.

justin
justin
1 month ago

I think you are reading too much into it. I think they just thought it might be offside. Plus I imagine it’s hard for him to enjoy the game until we are 4 nil up.I know it is hard enough for me to relax until then, even against Burnley. I still have PTSD from that West Ham game.

Skredder85
Skredder85
1 month ago

He, and everybody else, thought it was offside so held back. They have different cameras on the iPads than what the screens on the stadiums are showing. You can see they sees it is not offside and then relaxes.

East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago
Reply to  Skredder85

With VAR most people think any goal that looks even totally not offside to the naked eye might be ruled out. So when something looks marginal you just become cynical of any hope that it might be allowed…

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 month ago
Reply to  East Stand

Whilst I am generally supportive of VAR, when goals are crudely ruled out following obscene micro analysis of miniscule decisions (Ollie Watkins extremely harsh last minute disallowed goal against West Ham to name but one!) common sense should prevail by awarding a “perfectly legit goal” to the scorer.

Last edited 1 month ago by David Dillenberg
East Stand
East Stand
1 month ago

Or… is Jose just irritated by the Bale transfer and the fact he would have preferred the money used another way?

Perhaps he’s been told to play him and if he does well it makes him look like a klutz?

Tangangry
Tangangry
1 month ago

Well this is the can of worms isn’t it – you cant have the technology then ignore it – the pundits will analyse it even if the refs dont.

If the offside is a VAR decision it should be based on the position of the player’s head. A nice small object, that even if its onside and the boot isn’t, allows the attacker a small advantage.