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    Well the ref has been sent home now

    Blundering English ref sent home

    June 25, 2006

    REFEREE Graham Poll has been red-carded for his deplorable handling of the Australia-Croatia match and will be sent home from the World Cup.

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter called Englishman Poll's handling of the match "inexcusable".

    However, he was taking a more measured line over the referee's Cup future after Australia's 2-2 draw in which Croatia defender Josip Simunic amazingly received three yellow cards before being sent off.

    "Of course, we cannot excuse it but perhaps we should understand it," Blatter said.

    "It simply should not have happened. We have had four officials and what is not understandable is that nobody intervened. I just can't understand it. There are people there and one of them should have intervened and run on to the field of play and said: 'Stop, stop'."

    The British press went in boots and all.

    London's The Sun labelled Poll the "world's dopiest ref" under a headline "Fool Poll's coming home".

    With Australia saying they would have protested the result had they not reached the next round, Poll accepted that his World Cup was over.

    The Premier League ref apologised for his failure to send off Simunic after a second yellow. He also missed two clear penalties in favour of the Socceroos.

    After reviewing a DVD of the match, Poll said he erred in not sending off Simunic and wished other referees the best of luck.

    Former World Cup ref Clive Thomas said Poll's performance was one of the worst in history.

    "It was pretty grim," he told the Sun.



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    Brilliant pic, but honestly it appeared fair to me. And I was rooting for australia.
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    Well the ref has been sent home now
    Excellent. Inexcusable is right! The entire match was officiated terribly.
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    hopefully they will do the same with ivanov
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    Quote Originally Posted by James90
    The entire match was officiated terribly.
    Poll's performance was amazing compared to Mr. Ivanov's tonight...if he doesn't get sent home, it'll be a travesty.
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    My morning paper declared 15 out of the 16 yellows to be correct decisions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    My morning paper declared 15 out of the 16 yellows to be correct decisions...
    I thought pretty well the same. They were whining on ITV that the ref had made a rod for his own back, especially by booking two in the first five minutes, but with one of them (the assault on Cristiano Ronaldo) being probably worthy of a red card, what else could he do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
    I thought pretty well the same. They were whining on ITV that the ref had made a rod for his own back, especially by booking two in the first five minutes, but with one of them (the assault on Cristiano Ronaldo) being probably worthy of a red card, what else could he do?
    I agree with what you're saying in principle, but assault on Cristiano Ronaldo should never, ever be punished

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloete
    Who could forget the numerous hand balls from Simic?

    That guy's off the planet. He wasn't even jumping, just raising his fist and guiding it into touch
    Dont mean to be picky but it was Stefan Thomas who was trying out for the centre-half back position with those spoils

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    My morning paper declared 15 out of the 16 yellows to be correct decisions...
    Most were definitely correct. I thought he got Boulahrouz's second (the elbow) wrong and there were two instances of not giving up the ball quickly enough (one of them the Deco sending off) that were plain childish to give a card for, but other than that the blame is with the players. Disgraceful behaviour. Some of them even got away with murder during a few brawls (Ooijer).
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    I agree with what you're saying in principle, but assault on Cristiano Ronaldo should never, ever be punished
    As I said at the time - personally I'd give the perpetrator a coconut.

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    This thread may as well be closed after tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    This thread may as well be closed after tonight.
    LOL.

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    It can hardly get worse, can't it? Six seconds from time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    This thread may as well be closed after tonight.
    Indeed, I mean Materazzi will now miss quite possibly the biggest game of his career.
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    I love the way when the europeans want a free kick they jump on the ball and pick it up... a few steps after any contact with another player.

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