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Old 06-26-2006, 06:11 PM   #31
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Neill was Australia's player of the tournament no question
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Old 06-26-2006, 06:11 PM   #32
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This match would have been a cakewalk if not for that red card. Italy was outplaying Australia.
In whose universe was that??

They had had more shots on goal than us, but we were holding our own quite well in the first half before the red card thanks!
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Old 06-26-2006, 06:12 PM   #33
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A lot of these referees shouldn't even be allowed to whistle for the amateur competition on the Sundays.
Totally agree to that Mieke.
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I will put this in plain language. I am not a huge fan of the guy, but he was excellent in this tournament and the Aussies weren't cheating or dirty in this tournament.
I agree.
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True, I am just devestated, especially because I am the only person who still loved him in 2003 after the Carragher thing and to see this happen to him is jsut cruel and I am worried people will make him a scaprgoat.

W/E. I'm going to bed. I would be content to not work up for a while. Trye four years.
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Well I know Moggi can bribe referees in Serie A, but he must have had some influence here. No, that was not a serious post.

Just like in tennis, the big stars will get favourable decisions in tight moments and this tournament should never be about the referees. The problem is FIFA keep telling them to clamp down on all these things, but there is no consistency and the only consistency is inconsistentcy.
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The current management at FiFA which include Sepp Batter and Michel Platini are against inroducing videos for the penalty area. Beckenbauer is contemplating running for President of FIFA next year. He is a reformer and I believe would allows the video to be set up.
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True, I am just devestated, especially because I am the only person who still loved him in 2003 after the Carragher thing and to see this happen to him is jsut cruel and I am worried people will make him a scaprgoat.

W/E. I'm going to bed. I would be content to not work up for a while. Trye four years.
surely no-one will blame Neill, he had a very good tournament.

hey, at least your country made the world cup and put up a very good showing
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surely no-one will blame Neill, he had a very good tournament.
They wouldn't want to!!

I don't think they will either. Everyone here in Oz will know the penalty was a load of tripe and couldn't hold him responsible for doing nothing wrong. He's defended brilliantly all tournament to be our best player and the people that matter would have to realise that.
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diving, spitting, terrible refs, prima-donna players, hooligan fans..
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Obviously the pace is so slow that they have to stir controversy via officiating.
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