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Around the neck

  • 26-08-2017 2:56pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 17,388 Jayop


    I've never seen as many tackles around the neck as I have the last few years. It's always given as a yellow card but it's such a dangerous thing to do. For me the around the neck tackles are a direct result of the black card rule. Players know that if they drag a man down they're off so they are just doing this to stop a runner and taking a yellow. Needs to be looked at big time.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,229 ✭✭✭ LeinsterDub


    Jayop wrote: »
    I've never seen as many tackles around the neck as I have the last few years. It's always given as a yellow card but it's such a dangerous thing to do. For me the around the neck tackles are a direct result of the black card rule. Players know that if they drag a man down they're off so they are just doing this to stop a runner and taking a yellow. Needs to be looked at big time.

    Be a red card in Rugby.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,388 Jayop


    Be a red card in Rugby.

    It's a horrible tackle. I'm telling you that they are only doing them to dodge a black.


  • Registered Users Posts: 341 ✭✭ jam83


    Donaghy today made the most of it, he went very low and Aidan o shea had a hand out and donaghy made a meal of it and got o Shea a yellow card.
    If they start making it a red card offence like the helmet rule then you'd want video refs to decide if it's a genuinely dangerous tackle like in rugby.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,388 Jayop


    jam83 wrote: »
    Donaghy today made the most of it, he went very low and Aidan o shea had a hand out and donaghy made a meal of it and got o Shea a yellow card.
    If they start making it a red card offence like the helmet rule then you'd want video refs to decide if it's a genuinely dangerous thing to like in rugby.

    Yeah I'd agree that the oshea one wasn't as bad nor was it intentional. Some of them are very dangerous though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,724 ✭✭✭ nice_guy80


    they're not that dangerous

    usually there's no swing
    no straight arm
    no striking action
    the tackled player ducks in low, often grabs the arm or hand of the tackling player. and then falls to the ground holding their face

    Colm Boyle is a master at it, after taking his seven or eight steps


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,676 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    Jayop wrote: »
    I've never seen as many tackles around the neck as I have the last few years. It's always given as a yellow card but it's such a dangerous thing to do. For me the around the neck tackles are a direct result of the black card rule. Players know that if they drag a man down they're off so they are just doing this to stop a runner and taking a yellow. Needs to be looked at big time.

    I don't watch football that much, and I was surprised how common it is when I see match.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,679 ✭✭✭ jimmytwotimes 2013


    High tackle is an issue
    So is grabbing the tackler's arm and then falling over, making a tackle look way worse than it is


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit


    Jayop wrote: »
    It's a horrible tackle. I'm telling you that they are only doing them to dodge a black.

    Should be incorporated into the black card rule,simples.:)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,388 Jayop


    seligehgit wrote: »
    Should be incorporated into the black card rule,simples.:)

    Black card rule is a farce and should be scrapped immediately with a simple sin bin introduced. There's so much wrong with it I don't think I need to list them.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit


    Jayop wrote: »
    Black card rule is a farce and should be scrapped immediately with a simple sin bin introduced. There's so much wrong with it I don't think I need to list them.

    Totally agree,don't think it's going to happen.Sin bin far preferable.


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