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AVB was talking about how Lloris didn't remember parts of the game but that he was obviously fine because he played well following that point. AVB is an intelligent man and part of a younger management generation. To hear AVB of all people make statements like that was disturbing. There is a misconception that long term injury depends on the severity of the initial impact and the symptoms present at the time of the injury. With an injury like Lloris sustained going back into the game should have been out of the question and there should be extensive testing before he plays or practices again.
2--but what if you've used all your subs? the decision needs to be taken out of the managers' hands, imo, if the culture is as described...
That's what the independent medical examiner would be for, to take it out of the manager's hands and ensure that the right call is made. But that doesn't really have anything to do with substitutions. It's not a punishment to have to go a man down because you're out of subs, that's just part of the game.
As far as rules changes I've said it before and I'll say it again, every keeper should be required to wear Peter Cech style headgear. Strong consideration should be given to outfield players being required to do so as well.
7--imagine when banning the header first becomes a real topic of discussion......and it will happen, right?
I don't know if we'll ever get to that. Concussions are a risk in soccer. I was knocked out cold on a corner kick where I was likely to score on a header but a defender who was literally twice my size (I was 110 lbs. dripping wet in high school) threw me off the ground and my head ran right into the post. I was dizzy for good 3 weeks afterwards. But I question if soccer will ever get anywhere near as bad as American football. For everybody's sake I hope it never gets to that point.
Of the 51 neuropathologically confirmed cases of CTE, 46 (90%) occurred in athletes. The athletes included 39 boxers (85%) who fought as amateurs and as professionals for varying lengths of time (range: 4 to 25 years; mean: 14.4 years), 5 football players (11%), whose playing time ranged between 14 and 23 years (M = 18.4 years, SD = 3.9); 1 professional wrestler, and 1 soccer player.
There is brain injury and then there is *brain injury*. One injures and the other debilitates. Which category of brain injury applies to soccer?
His current partner, Yaniseth, is a Panamanian nightclub dancer who accosted him on the street in Mexico.
I know lots of people love football, and it is a culture I grew up in, but it just makes me sick to my stomach too often. I hope soccer never reaches that point.
Dortmund is in a pretty tight spot right now.
Poyet was praising Altidore after the league cup victory, it'd be really nice if they could learn how to use him well.
I think someone said something to this effect in the previous thread, but I think at this point we have to conclude that he's not (yet?) good enough to play in a top league.
I'd say he's not capable of carrying a very bad team. Put him on a team like West Brom or maybe even Fulham and he'd look better out there
It happens in basketball too, except that the ref isn't allowed to award 25 free throws at once.
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