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Yes, and when players know that will happen ...

they will behave differently, and not many cards will be necessary.

A typical logical fallacy is the idea that if lots of cards, including red cards, were given consistently, then entire EPL or MLS seasons would go by with every game finishing with 10 players vs. 9 players. Nonsense. The players would adjust their behavior.

In the famous lengthy run to goal by Maradona against England decades ago, Maradona later commented that a major factor is that the English defenders were sportsmanlike enough to attempt to defend him honestly and not just foul him at midfield. Today, we see the latter. Which is best for the sport: the Maradona run, or another free kick at midfield? Refereeing can determine which we see. Constant regular foul calls without cards will give us all plenty of free kicks rom midfield to watch. Yippee.

(In response to this post by HburgCav)

Posted: 09/24/2021 at 12:42PM


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  What a big win for the ladies ** -- Mg234 09/24/2021 01:05AM
  Blame the coach??? ** -- Zhoo 09/23/2021 9:38PM
  Blame cowardly referees ** -- Clark2 09/23/2021 10:12PM
  More fouls called? More cards? ** -- HburgCav 09/24/2021 08:29AM
  Yes, and when players know that will happen ... -- Clark2 09/24/2021 12:42PM
  Let's use a specific example -- Clark2 09/24/2021 8:37PM
  Read the stuff I suggested. Answers all there. -- Wahoos1 09/24/2021 8:40PM
  Maybe we should enforce them at random? ** -- Clark2 09/24/2021 7:31PM

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