Kerlon dribble question

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  1. henry#14

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    That's what he gets for taking the piss. I hope he does go to United and get his ass owned by some no nonsense Vidic-style CB.
     
  2. Gene Reginato

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    Depends on the referee and the country: In Brazil (the place where he currently does it) most referees would call a foul, because the defender is trying to stop the player not the ball.
     
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    yup, it'd be a foul... no wonder we have 50+ fouls a match here...
     
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    I guess that because of his small stature, the ball could be headed away whilist in mid air no? :confused:
     
  5. Kibe Kru

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    easier said than done.... most referees around here would call a foul if you got close enough for a header, as the ball is directly over him.
     
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    I think it shouldn't be a foul when you just give a nice little tackle against his shoulder, doesn't need to be even hard, as he's that small and probably concentrated on the dribble, also standing in front of him could do the job, if he can't dodge you, his problem.
     
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    But if the ball is in mid-air its a legal challenge; Just because he's dribbling the ball off his forehead that doesn't mean he's not allowed to be stopped (:/)
     
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    tell that to our refs man, I do think it is fair game to try and play the ball while it's on the air, but not our refs. You'd be amazed at the fouls given here.
     
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    Kerlon would struggle to do that in a top league, besides it does kinda look like he's a one trick pony. He will get clattered.

    Great German Suplex by the gridiron guy - better executed than 90% of the WWE roster - Vince McMahon should hire that guy!
     
  10. Tom

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    Totally agree Mike, do that once in the Premiership and you'll get away with it once, do it against any of the below teams and he'll get concussed:

    Blackburn
    Portsmouth
    Bolton
    Liverpool
    Chelsea

    And pretty much the rest of the Premiership too.

    EDIT - In fact, imagine trying that in League One (H)
     
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    Apart from everything, it a good piece of skill anyway...
     
      

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