LN Strike Eagle wrote:Fancy the Dutch or possibly the French to take the title though.
Should have known better.
Don't know where you saw that, but I just checked this attack at http://nos.nl/ek2012/video/385940-ek-2012-engelandoekraine.html but from the moment the ball was kicked towards the English half, at every pass the two players closest to the goalline were the English goalkeeper and a player in white clothes. So it can never be offside.Abingdonman wrote:therefore a Ukranian player was 100% offside a few seconds before the 'goal'...so the luck was even stevens!
Sorry, but in the clip I posted that link to, I see an English player very close to the man that gets the pass who is making it not-offside (as the goalkeeper is still there too). Well, Suppose if this would have kicked out England, it would have become something like that one shot that never crossed the line in '66.LN Strike Eagle wrote:It's the first long ball (from inside their half) that was offside.
Having looked at the 'offside' and the 'goal' incidents on youtube a few times,they couldnt be easily missed
psquiddy wrote:Having looked at the 'offside' and the 'goal' incidents on youtube a few times,they couldnt be easily missed
Yes they could - you have seen them "a few times" - the ref and assistants see it in real time, once, from one angle - I looked at the "goal" 3 times before I was convinced that it was anything up to an inch over the line.
If the ref says it is a goal then it is a goal - if he doesnt then it isnt.
Stuka wrote:If, and thats a large IF, England win against Italy, Germany will tear your team apart. Not as good as beating the Dutch but still..