The view from the side is the best one, Kewell actually raises his arm slightly as the ball moves through the air. Instinct? Possibly, but it's a deliberate movement to my way of thinking.
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If the rules say that was not a penalty then the rule needs changing.
Can sympathise with Kewell over the red card but would have to see it again, not sure if their was any intent.
Australia responded well anyway, massive wasted oportunity for Ghana though.
Fair enough - I don't necessarily think he deliberately handled the ball but I do believe he could have avoided it so I would have still given it
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Thye've got good young players but arent world class by any stretch of the imagination
Mind you, they're much better than Algeria
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Watch it at full speed ffs, it's well hammered at him, hardly like a dipsy little shot he parried round the bar ffs.
Explain to me how a bloke in his situation has the time to cosciously make a decision to handle the ball.
I mean, if you imbue in Kewell the ability to make a conscious decision in that time frame, the we should imbue in the ref the ability to see it hit his bicep, and even if his arm was beside him, would still have hit him on the arm. Ah well.
As I said to Sledger mate, put him in a white shirt 24 hours earlier and you'd be busting your balls over it.
Still, we had chances to win, and was a great effort a player down. ****, how great if Ghana did the impossible next game and we won?
Can't see it mind, we need the Krauts to do a number on Ghana and we the same on Serbia.
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Hahaha reading through the fox sports "have your say" article this morning is most amusing (and shameful). Ideas ranging from "The ref is supposed to be able to slow things down so he can see it as we did on replay" to "It's a conspiracy, why else where the refs so fast to red-card our two most important players!"
Can see peoples points.
For me though, Kewell has stood there, gone to block the ball, done it with his hand, denied a goal. Be bloody unfair to turn around and say 'sorry Ghana, but I dont think he really meant it'..... Same with the tangle of legs up the other end, no intention there at all, but it was still illegal impediment and (should've been) a penalty
Hypocritical for fans to suggest that an accidental impediment with the feet is a penalty at one end, but an accidental impediment with the arm at the other isn't.
Just a shame that the ref **** out of the first decision.
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You are just making rules up, though. Fact is, the ref only had two options.
Fair call if you think the rules should be changed. I'm on the fence regarding that.
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