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2010 World Cup Soccer - Discussion

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by JACKIEGAGA, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Jun 18, 2010 #81 of 417
    GrumpyBear

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    That Ref needs to be kept out of all future games. He has been HORRIBLE, and that last phantom call that cost us the 3rd goal, has to be the worse call of the World Cup.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2010 #82 of 417
    Chandu

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    Don't remember that specific call. But this has got to be the dopiest, unqualified, moron ref I've ever seen. 2 horrible referees for 2 matches today.

    First one responsible for a stupid red card on Klose earlier, and Maurice Edu bloody scored the winning goal for USA, clear-cut 3-2 winner. Not given?!?!?!?!

    :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  3. Jun 18, 2010 #83 of 417
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    On that disallowed goal, what could that ref have possibly seen that 7 camera angles did not?

    After complaining that Harkes was whining, I'm whining!
     
  4. Jun 18, 2010 #84 of 417
    Chandu

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    Everyone in the world - including Sepp Blatter and Barack Obama - knows that USA were robbed of 2 points!! This has got to be the biggest unjust disgrace I've ever seen happen to the team.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2010 #85 of 417
    Earl Bonovich

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    Should we start the talk for Instant Replay in Soccer?
    :D I kid, but do I?
     
  6. Jun 18, 2010 #86 of 417
    GrumpyBear

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    Lalas just summed it up the best, just now. Ref was a "Disgrace".
     
  7. Jun 18, 2010 #87 of 417
    Chandu

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    No, you don't.

    Seriously, this idiot ref did one-up over that baseball no-hitter dope referee.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2010 #88 of 417
    Chandu

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    Google searches for "Koman Coulibaly" have spiked like crazy in the last 30 mins. This is my nomination for the "Man of the Match":

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    For any sport, it becomes a tragedy if the referee becomes more talked about than players or coaches. Referees need to be as invisible/unnoticed as possible, not become "celebrities".
     
  9. Jun 18, 2010 #89 of 417
    RasputinAXP

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    Just an embarrassing referee. I cannot fathom how FIFA gets away with this.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2010 #90 of 417
    Chandu

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    Questions will be raised whether it's just basic incompetence or some under-handed corruption/bribing going on here. The Torsten Frings handball incident not called by Scottish referee Hugh Dallas in 2002 Quarterfinal USA - Deutschland, that controversy pales in comparison to today's incident. As far as World Cups are concerned, only thing I can compare today's disgrace with is the "Hand of God" Maradona goal (Argentina vs. England match in Mexico 1986).

    Actually, thinking a bit unemotionally - I think Italy or Spain were robbed very poorly in 2002 World Cup. I forget exactly against which teams, most likely South Korea.

    On various boards, fans are clamoring that no referees from outside 32 countries involved should be allowed. Today's dope is from Mali who didn't qualify. I somehow don't agree with that argument. If a referee is professional, reputed, I don't care which country he (or even she!!) is from. The incompetence had nothing to do with Mali not being one of the countries qualified.
     
  11. Jun 18, 2010 #91 of 417
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    Ok so after I made the noble attempt to watch most of the USA match today and then finish listening to it on the radio on my way to work yeah i'm disappointed the USA was robbed but i've pretty much decided there'll be no more watching World Cup for me unless the USA moves on to the next round and is involved in a really big game and then probably only with the sound turned down. Because i'm sorry i'm just not a big enough fan to have to put up with that horrible droning noise that constantly emanates from the crowd. I propose that to make sure that "tradition" never escapes from South Africa that anyone caught trying to get one of those vuvuzellas into a stadium for any event anywhere gets chained to the gate and everyone else walking into the stadium gets a turn at flogging the idiot with his own plastic trumpet!
     
  12. Jun 18, 2010 #92 of 417
    Chandu

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    Perhaps you missed this earlier post of mine, lost in the in-match hectic activity. Maybe I could interest you in it. It's got a great entertainment factor and should make you feel better.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2504171#post2504171

    Then again, maybe you didn't miss it after all. I guess it's been that kind of a crazy World Cup Friday; my mind has become numb after all the controversy. :hair:

    Go Algeria for next 2 hours, earn an improbable 1 point against England. That would do a huge favor to USA.
     
  13. Jun 18, 2010 #93 of 417
    tsmacro

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    Luckily for me we have no speakers on our 'puters at work! :lol:
     
  14. Jun 18, 2010 #94 of 417
    Chandu

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    Wow, take a look at this screen-grab of the Wikipedia page which was taken down by Wikipedia; and apparently page edits for that page are locked for a while until the dust settles. Quite entertaining stuff:

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  15. Jun 18, 2010 #95 of 417
    Chandu

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    Also speaking of vuvuzelas, if you're in front of TV right now turn on England vs. Algeria. I can't say there are no vuvuzelas, but they are the least noticeable among all matches since opening ceremony. This match definitely has the English Premiership quality to it. Apparently large number England fans have made the trip on cheap flight tickets from London to Capetown. (Price William and Harry are in the crowd too, but obviously they haven't arrived on cheap flights. :D) Even though Algeria is North African on the same continent, their fans are outnumbered by England fans.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2010 #96 of 417
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    Wow, what a pathetic display by England! England are garbage. They are looking just as garbage as France.

    All those people who flew in yesterday want their cheap flight ticket money refunded back. Only thing greeting England after the match were loud boos. What the *****ing hell has Wayne Rooney done in so many matches for England? He's a big shot for ManUtd, but with England he is less than zero. Lampard and Gerrard together makes no sense whatsoever. Fabio Capello should be fired, as he has nothing to inspire his uninspired lot. I'm having a hard time thinking about 1 player for England who's stood out. All they've had to show for is the crossed face of David Beckham in his Armani suit, squished between couple of Italian team-staff wearing sweaty tracksuits.

    I suppose today's England-Algeria result is now good news for USA. Or is it? Will it give stronger motivation for Algeria against USA as they're still mathematically alive? I think the various tie-breaking criteria and mathematical scenarios are too complicated for my tired mind to work out. I'll just sleep over the tragicomic misery of the day. :dozey:
     
  17. Jun 18, 2010 #97 of 417
    Earl Bonovich

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    From what I understand, if US wins their match, they move on.

    That would give them 5 points.
    If England were to beat Slovenia, that would give Slovenia 4, England 5... so US and England would move on.

    If the US Ties... They have 3, would need England to Tie Slovenia, and score less then 2 (as compared to England scores in their match).. US has a 2 goal edge in the tie break.

    If the US Loses... they are done, as Algeria and Slovenia would have more points then them, regardless of what England does in their Match.

    For Algeria to move on... They need to win, and England can not win.

    Slovenia basically moves on with a non-loss, as they would hold the tie breaker over England, because of of the goal differential when they plaid Algeria.

    I think I got all that right...
     
  18. Jun 18, 2010 #98 of 417
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    Ok so i'm learning a little bit about football (soccer) these days. From the reports i'm seeing about the USA game, they're saying that the referee isn't even explaining what the call was that wiped the third goal from the scoreboard?! So referees are just allowed make calls and then never even explain what they are or why?! Wow talk about all sorts opportunity for abuse there. It seems that FIFA would be smarter than that, after all it's that kind of thing that brings the legitimacy of the sport into question. :nono2:
     
  19. Jun 18, 2010 #99 of 417
    Earl Bonovich

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    When watching the post match recap on ESPN from the England game... the way they explained it was... FIFA loves the controversay that comes as part of the human factor of the game.... and there will be no explanation provided on why the official called it the way he did.

    Then went on then, to say this was also the case for the Yellow card issued earlier in the game for the handpass, when it clearly hit the player in the face... that call is costing the player a game because he accumulated too many yellow cards.

    That call was almost as bad as the waived off goal.

    Watching it in slow mo, even for a beginner to watching soccer knows that fouls should have been called the other way.
     
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