Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Login with your social network

Forgot your password?

+-Stats ezBlock

Total Members: 840
Latest: Azza
New This Month: 2
New This Week: 2
New Today: 2
Total Posts: 66538
Total Topics: 4984
Most Online Today: 89
Most Online Ever: 17046
(Mon 29 Mar 2021 19:08)
Users Online
Members: 17
Guests: 57
Total: 74

Author Topic: Port Vale v Accrington Stanley - Benjamin Speedie  (Read 632 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.


  • RTR Veterans
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2,269
    • View Profile
Port Vale fans and management not very happy with Mr Speedie. Port Vale shot deliberately pushed onto the crossbar by a Stanley defender's hand falling straight to the feet of a Port Vale player who tapped the ball home. Mr Speedie had already blown for the penalty and inevitable red card. The penalty was subsequently saved. It seemed to me, even as a Stanley supporter that he could have waited another couple of seconds to see what happened rather than reacting so quickly to the hand ball.

An interesting one. Presumably if Mr Speedie had allowed the goal, he wouldn't then have been able to issue a red card, just a yellow. Which is better, I wonder, playing v 10 men or v 11 with a goal advantage. And what if the offender had subsequently scored a goal, perhaps the equaliser or winning goal? I don't imagine the PV management would have been too happy. And I have to say I've seen it happen, albeit at a lower level. A bit of a dilemma all round. Thoughts?

It is an interesting question.

From a tactical perspective, I guess my answer would partly depend on what stage of the game you were at in terms of what I'd prefer. If it was the last minute of extra time, like the famous Uruguay V Ghana incident, I'd prefer the goal. If it was the first minute of the  game I'd perhaps prefer the red card and chance to score from the penalty.

I remember Newcastle played Liverpool the week before the end of the season in 2018/19. Newcastle went 1-0 up from a rebound after a handball on the line by a Liverpool defender which the officials perhaps missed (at least I don't remember a yellow card being shown) - Liverpool went on to win 3-2 and there was some suggestion Newcastle would have preferred the red card.

For the record, in VAR games I think the protocol states that if a goal is scored following a missed handball then the goal has to be given, even if the attacking team might have preferred the penalty/red card.
Informative Informative x 1 View List