Exeter City v Leyton Orient official match day thread

east_mid

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The ref was in a good position to judge the penalty and didn't need the linesman to hold his hand while he made a decision. I will go with that.

Jay's shot hit a pothole in the penalty box.Planned or accidental?Only the groundsman can answer that one.
 

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The ref was in a good position to judge the penalty and didn't need the linesman to hold his hand while he made a decision. I will go with that.

The referee wasn't in a good position to judge that penalty, he was behind the play. I think its safe to say that all of us ifollowers were excellently placed though, and could easily judge there was no contact to bring about a penalty kick. Players fouled from behind dont just buckle and go to ground like a collapsing clothes airer!
 

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The referee wasn't in a good position to judge that penalty, he was behind the play. I think its safe to say that all of us ifollowers were excellently placed though, and could easily judge there was no contact to bring about a penalty kick. Players fouled from behind dont just buckle and go to ground like a collapsing clothes airer!
I thought it looked a soft decision. However, if that was the case, why did none of their players not appeal to the ref. Seems bizarre unless they all thought it was.
 

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There was contact and it was in the box.
The question is whether JRs touch was too heavy so was he even going to be able to shoot.
I think it's soft but you see them given every week. Clumsy challenge from behind, in the box, you've got to expect a pen to be awarded.
 
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