Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#contentious

# contentious - This week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Wales defend decision to allow Neco Williams to play on after head injury
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

Wales defend decision to allow Neco Williams to play on after head injury

Wed 9:54 AM 5,198 Views 1 Comment

The Nottingham Forest full-back was dazed after blocking a powerful Marcus Rashford shot.

# contentious - Last year 2021

Greenwood on the mark again as Man United make Wolves pay for blown chances
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

Greenwood on the mark again as Man United make Wolves pay for blown chances

Aug 29th 2021, 7:03 PM 29,127 Views 35 Comments

Wolves were left fuming after an apparent foul by Paul Pogba on Ruben Neves in the lead-up to United’s late winner.

# contentious - All time

'For me and the rest of humanity it was a penalty' - Pochettino slams spot-kick decision
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

'For me and the rest of humanity it was a penalty' - Pochettino slams spot-kick decision

Apr 20th 2019, 5:21 PM 9,111 Views 12 Comments

The Spurs boss weighed in on claims for penalty non-decision after Kyle Walker seemed to handle in the box, but later backtracked.

Uefa clarify reasoning behind Man United's VAR penalty decision against PSG
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

Uefa clarify reasoning behind Man United's VAR penalty decision against PSG

Mar 8th 2019, 11:23 AM 9,832 Views 21 Comments

In a retrospective explanation, European football’s governing body cited the distance of the ball as the main factor in awarding the spot kick.

JVG: 'Whether an incident happens in the first or last second, you just want consistency'
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

JVG: 'Whether an incident happens in the first or last second, you just want consistency'

Dec 21st 2018, 11:31 PM 12,865 Views 19 Comments

The Munster head coach was left frustrated again by crucial officiating decisions.

'It's not football' - O'Driscoll calls for 'slide tackles' to be stamped out of rugby
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

'It's not football' - O'Driscoll calls for 'slide tackles' to be stamped out of rugby

Dec 17th 2018, 2:02 PM 41,771 Views 52 Comments

Munster legend Alan Quinlan also branded Castres ‘a disgrace’ after their Heineken European Champions Cup win on Saturday.

'He's listened to his linesman and it's very disappointing to make that call at such an important point in the game'
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

'He's listened to his linesman and it's very disappointing to make that call at such an important point in the game'

Apr 28th 2018, 12:02 PM 11,099 Views 0 Comments

St Patrick’s Athletic’s Conan Byrne says referee Tomas Connolly’s decision to send Ryan Brennan off against Bohemians last night was ‘very frustrating’.

Referee wanted to 'equal it out' by awarding late Leicester penalty, claims Carroll
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

Referee wanted to 'equal it out' by awarding late Leicester penalty, claims Carroll

Apr 17th 2016, 5:21 PM 9,643 Views 13 Comments

The West Ham striker gave away an injury-time spot-kick as the Premier League leaders grabbed a draw at home to the Hammers.

Analysis: Should kicking the ball out of rucks be outlawed?
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

Analysis: Should kicking the ball out of rucks be outlawed?

Feb 29th 2016, 12:52 PM 8,591 Views 25 Comments

Conor Murray took a blow to the face as Mike Brown attempted to dislodge the ball on Saturday.

Fermanagh scored one of the most bizarre goals you'll see against Dublin
# Get In The Net
From The42
# Get In The Net

Fermanagh scored one of the most bizarre goals you'll see against Dublin

Aug 2nd 2015, 6:04 PM 16,784 Views 32 Comments

How on earth was this given?

Joan Burton says the banking inquiry vote is good news for women in politics
# Can I Just Say
# Can I Just Say

Joan Burton says the banking inquiry vote is good news for women in politics

Jun 12th 2014, 2:05 PM 5,647 Views 62 Comments

But Alex White thinks it’s “the sort of behaviour that gives politics a bad name”.

VIDEO: Mark Bennett's reaction says a lot about his try against Ulster
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

VIDEO: Mark Bennett's reaction says a lot about his try against Ulster

Apr 19th 2014, 10:46 AM 4,683 Views 7 Comments

The TMO awarded a third try to Glasgow… much to the surprise of the scorer.

'I didn't dive, but it was a soft penalty,' admits Long
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

'I didn't dive, but it was a soft penalty,' admits Long

Mar 24th 2014, 3:45 PM 3,745 Views 5 Comments

The Hull City and Ireland striker was criticised after their win over his former club employees West Brom.

Should this controversial Chelsea goal have stood?
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

Should this controversial Chelsea goal have stood?

Oct 19th 2013, 10:11 PM 4,933 Views 15 Comments

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay accused the referee of getting it “horribly wrong” at Stamford Bridge today.

Poll: Should this have been an Irish penalty?
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

Poll: Should this have been an Irish penalty?

Mar 9th 2013, 7:24 PM 3,430 Views 15 Comments

Keith Earls was prevented from claiming a late try by Vincent Debaty in Ireland’s draw with France.

Poll: Did Gareth Bale dive again?
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

Poll: Did Gareth Bale dive again?

Dec 29th 2012, 3:02 PM 4,235 Views 11 Comments

The Spurs winger is again embroiled in ‘simulation’ controversy this afternoon.

Barton - I would be in England squad if I behaved
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

Barton - I would be in England squad if I behaved

Jun 9th 2012, 2:15 PM 689 Views 4 Comments

The QPR midfielder has criticised Roy Hodgson for selecting six Liverpool players.

Pot shots: Delaney tells Keane 'get over yourself'
# Contentious
From The42
# Contentious

Pot shots: Delaney tells Keane 'get over yourself'

May 8th 2012, 12:53 PM 1,405 Views 5 Comments

The FAI chief claims that Roy Keane’s jibes are self-serving and the former captain would be better off if he just ‘let it go.’