Football really need to follow tennis and other sports and bring in the replay/challenge system in. Maybe do like one challenge per half or something like that. For subjective decisions ie penalties or red cards you could have a panel od 3 officials to decide after watching replay on several angles.
I'll start watching football regularly again when they do that. Until then, not worth it.
Originally Posted by philosophicalarf
Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.
Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.
The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
PSG looked so poor without Ibrahimovic. Add in his tendency to go missing at the business end in Europe and I think the QF is the furthest they're going.
Juve could go further. A Juve-Dortmund tie would be fascinating. I want RM and Farca out of the competition. If Milan see the tie out I'd like the quarters to be:
Bayern Munich-Real Madrid
I'd like that. Apart from Juve I want Dortmund to go as far as possible, but for the sake of football I hope Barca beats Milan. And I have a bit of hope for Arsenal still, although I know it will be almost impossible to turn it around, Bayern are TOP 3 of the world atm probably.
I'm not sure if the ref CUNeyT recieved many brown envelopes. I have a feeling that he is just a attention seeking whore. Good referees should do their job properly, do their best to make the right decisions and keep a low profile, not trying their best to make the headlines.