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  1. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    the yellow card on figo (for a headbutt) made no sense. if the ref didn't see it, which he didn't, there should not have been a card. if the ref did see it, it was a straight red. there is no explanation for a yellow on that one.

    I didn't actually see this, nor was I referring to it. I just meant in general.

    But even if the ref doesn't see a foul he can call it if a linesman sees it and notifies him. It happens all the time. That's why those guys are there.

    bob
     


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    110 minutes in and Switzerland vs. Ukraine is still @ 0-0.

    Jon.
     


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    Ukes are through on penalties....[​IMG]
     


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    That game official was horrid and he should never be allowed on the international stage again. His calls were extremely inconsistent in severity. One push was a yellow, and a hard late sliding challenge was a foul. It made no sense. He was also clearly giving the benefit of the doubt to portugal. I would have also lost it if I were a player.

    It's time to have three officials on the pitch moving with the flow of action. They should also make fouls count for more. Get five or ten in a match and get a card. This way you could also award fouls for diving instead of going straight to a card.
     


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    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    Of course it makes a difference,if the ball is not in play how can he give a penalty?

    it was a red.
     


  6. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    I didn't actually see this, nor was I referring to it. I just meant in general.

    But even if the ref doesn't see a foul he can call it if a linesman sees it and notifies him. It happens all the time. That's why those guys are there.

    bob


    yes. i know. that's why i said, in a later post, that if any of the officials saw it, it should have been a red. you can't call a yellow on a headbutt.
     


  7. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    Ukes are through on penalties....[​IMG]
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  8. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    That game official was horrid and he should never be allowed on the international stage again. His calls were extremely inconsistent in severity. One push was a yellow, and a hard late sliding challenge was a foul. It made no sense. He was also clearly giving the benefit of the doubt to portugal. I would have also lost it if I were a player.
    i'm assuming you're referring to portugal/holland. i think he blew it becuase he let a lot of calls go in the first half, but became strict in the second half. the first portuguese player to get red carded actually could have been tossed much earlier, but the ref gave him a few breaks. if he had called the first half the way he called the second, the second half would have been a clean game.
     


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    benecios Senior member

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    it was a red.

    I was referring to the fact that you said it should have been a penalty,which if the ball isnt in play it plainly cant be.
    Furthermore the ref would be in his rights to give a red but I bet you cant tell me an occasion when this has actually happened.
     


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    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    Well, at least, teams who play very defensively (like switzerland) are out. The same coud be said about australia, whom even when 11 vs 10, played not to take a goal. This world cup is boring, but at least, it's morally acceptable: teams who don't try anything lose at the end.

    !luc
     


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    Well, at least, teams who play very defensively (like switzerland) are out. The same coud be said about australia, whom even when 11 vs 10, played not to take a goal. This world cup is boring, but at least, it's morally acceptable: teams who don't try anything lose at the end.

    !luc

    Not attacking is un-Australian (see every single other sport known to man)

    i dont think it was deliberate on their part, I just think they really missed Harry Kewell up front - looked very confused in attack - like they had no where to go. Needed that focal point.

    Was very frustrating to watch them rooting around looking for passing options 10 meters from goal with five minutes to play, and no one had the sac to shoot
     


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    mnemonic Senior member

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    of the teams remaining, i am most impressed by argentina, germany, and spain. anyone but brazil.

    p.s. THE NETHERLANDS getting eliminated was a low point for me, so was the referee. WHY WASNT VAN NISTELROOY PUT IN???

    damn.
     


  13. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    Not attacking is un-Australian (see every single other sport known to man)
    Yes, I have no reasons to doubt that. I know australian rugby a lot more than australian soccer.

    Was very frustrating to watch them rooting around looking for passing options 10 meters from goal with five minutes to play, and no one had the sac to shoot
    They chose hiddink afterall, a very good tactician but hardly the most flamboyant coach.

    !luc
     


  14. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    of the teams remaining, i am most impressed by argentina, germany, and spain. anyone but brazil.
    Germany has had the easy way until now. Argentina was quite lucky to beat mexico.
    And we're goint to kick spain out tonight anyway [​IMG]

    The oranje have a long tradition of arrogance and foul play, which they demonstrated once again, and VN sucked during the first round.

    !luc
     


  15. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    Germany has had the easy way until now. Argentina was quite lucky to beat mexico.
    And we're goint to kick spain out tonight anyway [​IMG]



    Ahahahahaha, man that's funny. I'm expecting a complete blow-out with Spain getting at least 3 goals. Sorry France, but you just can't seem to get it together.

    bob
     


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