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    Wow, that is seriously ****ed up. The punishment is well worth the crime at the minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Ghana have nothing to feel aggrieved about. Yeah, technically it was cheating but Suarez had no choice, he was duly punished, and Ghana bottled their chance to win it without penalties.
    yeah this, hope they make it past the orange highly unlikely though.

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    tbh one bloke who should be copping more of a bagging is the guy who had his shot blocked on the line before the fateful header. Picked out the legs of the one defender standing on the line from about 4 yards out.


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    Seems unjust that it was not a penalty goal. Rotten Uruguayans (love trying to spell that)
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Your whole team misses the next game if you don't use your hands though.
    But what makes this different is that it is in literally the last second. With the red card, if it happens at any other stage you put yourself at a disadvantage, plus give away a likely goal anyway.

    There was really only a benefit in this situation with there being all of .23 of a second left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    tbh one bloke who should be copping more of a bagging is the guy who had his shot blocked on the line before the fateful header. Picked out the legs of the one defender standing on the line from about 4 yards out.
    Haha, it was a bit of a mess in the goal square though.

    Don't think anyone should be copping more of a bagging than Suarez, what he did was piss weak.

    Personally I hope Uruguay lose 8-0 in the next match and Suarez breaks his leg on the way out of the stadium. Won't happen though...
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    Can't believe anyone is having a go at Suarez. He did what he had to do and what every player in the world would do. This wasn't an attempted con in the Maradona/Henry tradition.

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    I'm not sure every player in the world would do it though to be honest. Obviously I can't speak for them, but if that's true why don't we see it more often?

    Don't think it's any better than what the other two did.

    His teammates and the country's supporters would wholeheartedly disagree however

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    Can't believe what a farce this sport is with the blokes getting red carded when their opponents blatantly dive, obvious goals and blatant off-sides being missed, and professional fouls being used to manipulate knock out matches. People can say that "this is football" but all I can think at the moment is imagine the anguish self-flaggelation and recriminations that would be going on if similar events happened in a cricket world cup. Only ever had a marginal interest in the sport, and this world cup has pretty much turned me off the game for good I'd say (and nothing to do with the Aussies getting knocked out).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    Can't believe anyone is having a go at Suarez. He did what he had to do and what every player in the world would do. This wasn't an attempted con in the Maradona/Henry tradition.
    Yeah it's true

    Can see why people are saying it's harsh but really, a professional footballer should always hit the target from a spot-kick. The way some people are carrying on it's like it was hard cheese and Ghana never got a chance to score. They got a penalty. A one on one from twelve yards. You have no right to complain if you miss from the spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    I know Pietersen couldn't bat three because of his groin injury... but Yardy? itstl.
    Uruguay V Ghana? Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Can't believe what a farce this sport is with the blokes getting red carded when their opponents blatantly dive, obvious goals and blatant off-sides being missed, and professional fouls being used to manipulate knock out matches. People can say that "this is football" but all I can think at the moment is imagine the anguish self-flaggelation and recriminations that would be going on if similar events happened in a cricket world cup. Only ever had a marginal interest in the sport, and this world cup has pretty much turned me off the game for good I'd say (and nothing to do with the Aussies getting knocked out).
    I doubt too many real association football followers would disagree with you on any point there. I'd never hold the game up as a morally superior alternative because it's obviously not. Cheating is endemic (shirt pulling at corners is a personal hobby horse of mine; I reckon a ref could give a pen at pretty much any set piece where he so minded), as are wrong decisions and self-interest.

    I spend a lot of time despairing of the sport and wondering how something so clearly flawed in so many respects is so popular; I don't know how any father could look at a player rolling on the floor in a paroxysm of agony, only to be resurrected Lazarus-like moments later by the award of a free-kick or the brandishing of a card and say "Yeah, this is the sport I want my son to play".

    Ultimately, I always come back to that quote by Denis Pratt (AKA Quentin Crisp) who said "It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style." That's how I feel about what you'd call soccer and I'd call football; it's my style. It was ingrained at an early age and can't shake it off.
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    Think there's a difference between the goalkeeper being out of the equation and beating the defender basically fair and square and being denied a goal, and then having to beat the keeper in a penalty situation.

    Ghana should score from the penalty spot for sure, but whether it becomes any easier when you've just seen your team denied a certain victory through what amounts to cheating is probably slightly debatable.

    I know they're professional footballers, but it must have been hard not to stand over the penalty thinking "We just won the game, what the ****!?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    Think there's a difference between the goalkeeper being out of the equation and beating the defender basically fair and square and being denied a goal, and then having to beat the keeper in a penalty situation.

    Ghana should score from the penalty spot for sure, but whether it becomes any easier when you've just seen your team denied a certain victory through what amounts to cheating is probably slightly debatable.

    I know they're professional footballers, but it must have been hard not to stand over the penalty thinking "We just won the game, what the ****!?"
    They would also have been thinking they'd have done the same thing. It's as simple as that really and ultimately I don't have a lot of sympathy for them.

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