Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Samid, Mar 24, 2017.
Didn't see it, only saw the last few minutes but judging by the reaction of the lads on the radio it must have been bad. Shame as he's one of my favourite players and lets hope he has a speedy recovery
The pictures look dreadful. It is as bad as Luke Shaws if not worse.
leg seemed to get floppy like Shaw's
definitely a bad break
What a fecking shocking challenge, fecking shocking.
The outcome was shocking, but the challenge itself doesn't look that bad based on the limited replay footage. Unless of course you think that aggressive sliding tackles should be banned altogether.
Yeah just saw the video in the other thread. Fecking hell people's legs should not move like that... sickening.
It's a shocking tackle Nev.
My guess is he's missing next summers World Cup with that one.
Saw a photo there, I don't know how to post it and to be honest it isn't really appropriate to but lets just say his leg is definitely badly broken.
Poor bloke. Was in cracking form too. The thing that strikes most with these injuries is not necessarily the severity of them (they're terrible) but the needlessness each time they happen.
Yeah it looks bad.
Get well Seamus, always been a fan of the guy and hope he can get back on the pitch. Seems a tough lad but it will be a long road for sure.
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Virtually every defender has made a tackle like that at some point, so the moral outrage that we see whenever a player breaks a leg always strikes me as a bit silly. We shouldn't let the unintended outcome of an action affect our judgement of the morality of the action itself, but inevitably Neil Taylor will be on the receiving end of a baying mob.
Is the driver going at 34 mph in a 30 mph zone more in the wrong when he accidentally knocks over and kills a child than the 34 mph driver who through good fortune manages to do the journey without knocking anyone over?
That's a strange reply even for you.
Agree with the first paragraph. It was a terrible challenge, but, bottom line, we ask players to play on the edge and show passion so crucifying them when they cross the line is daft. Punishing the outcome isn't right either.
That said, your analogy is fairly generous. Going a touch over 30mph isn't really the same as making a challenge like that. A challenge like that must be closer to doing 35mph. On the footpath.
What nonsense. It's a horrific tackle.
It looks like a nasty and very high 2 footed lunge but Taylor I'm sure didn't set out to break his leg. But very sad for Coleman. He's such a model pro. O''Neill said after the game that it's defo a bad break. Ireland will be lost without him for a year. Koeman will be none too pleased also.
The tackle is absolutely indefensible.
Coleman won't be on the football pitch for a long, long time. It's a potential career-ender.
Taylor deserves all the flak he will get, to be honest. You don't go making tackles like that every day.
all the best in recovery, Seamus. COYBIG
Strange argument given that we tend to punish speeding drivers who kill children more than those who don't. If anything that's an argument for taking the effect of the bad decision into account rather than focusing solely on the decision itself.
It was a shocker of a tackle but I don't think the force in which Coleman went in has done him any favours either.
IMO, it's a 50/50-ish tackle that we would want our defenders to make every game and will get made up and down the country most weekends.
Really don't think it was one with intent to injure, just one where a few things coincided in the wrong way and collectively led to a terrible outcome ..... Taylor was a split second late, both players going at pace, both players going in wholeheartedly. You could have a similar event another 100 times and I doubt they'd end with the same result.
Nothing like Shaws break where the tackle was awful.... PSV player launched himself, well off the ground, wrapped leg round.
This one.... red card, deserved, 2-3 game ban and hope Coleman comes back as soon as he can and returns to the player he was.
Taylor when over the top of the ball showing studs. Very dangerous tackle and rightly lambasted. Did ye have the same calmness when Shaw at full pace was hacked in a similar challenge?
I'm just talking in terms of the impact. Not that he's in some way to blame or was 'naughty' himself.
Christ that's awful. Hopefully he has a good recovery.
50-50 tackle but Neil Taylor got that totally wrong.. Flying in like that isn't defendable. Speedy recovery Seamus.. Taylor can have all the bad things coming his way..
Good luck seamus, wish you a full recovery
Neil taylor you fecking scum. The ref lost control of that game, this came probably less than a minute after Bale should've been sent off and after far too many elbows in the first half.
That looks a horrible one. Wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.
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Wouldn't say Taylor is scum or anything, just that it doesn't actually matter whether he's scum or not. He did the tackle so he is "that sort of player". These things often come about as a result of reckless stupidity rather than nastiness and if you lose control of your tackle in that way then that's reckless stupidity.
Pretty sure Taylor suffered a serious injury himself? In which case he'll no doubt be fully aware of the consequences of his actions.
Catch yourself on.
I dunno, Taylor is reaching in & always gonna be high. I'm sceptical that there's any intent to do anybody because of the 90 degree nature of the collision. Coleman arrives at high speed too but is swinging his leg about as you usually are when trying to kick the ball properly Taylor only needs get there to block & will be more set & stronger in body shape. It happens so quickly you can hardly distinguish Taylor is late or tackling Coleman as he waits there to be hit can you?
Awful injury, obviously. Maybe in a calmer game it doesn't happen, you can see that everyone is going for everything in that passage of play. I like Coleman but he will do well to get back playing from that, a successful low level recovery is first priority to wish for.
Blimey what a bad challenge.
Speedy recovery Seamus.
I don't think he's scum but I understand where you're coming from, I'm fecking pissed off at him too. I don't think the lad meant it but it is the risk you take when you go in like that. He'll be sitting at home now feeling like absolute shite and full of remorse. But yeah Bale should have went as well. Let's just hope that Seamus has a full and speedy recovery, he is a great lad and I wish him all the best.
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