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    British master race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Don't hate the player, hate the game etc...
    That's exactly what social is trying to do, but you're all jumping down his throat for it.
    What if all the switches get stuck on 'destroy'?

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    No he isn't, he said Muller should be embarrassed.

    He is quoting posts and totally ignoring the point being made (that Muller isn't reacting like that because he is soft, but because he is cheating), and responding as if we are actually defending Muller, which most aren't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dermo View Post
    portugal can still take pride in the fact that portugese chicken is amazing

    had oporto for lunch ftr
    Ever been to El Jannah? Fmd it's amazing chicken

    Pepe though. Wtf was he thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Pepe though. Wtf was he thinking?
    "I get away with much worse most weeks when I play for Real Madrid, I forgot that in this tournament I play for a team that referees aren't scared to give decisions against."

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    I thought the ref was really good actually. Really authoritative. Wasn't afraid to push players away quite forcefully when they got too close. Sent Pepe off in a very no nonsense way too. Just strolled up, card out, done.

    Loved the reactions of all the Portuguese players too; no protests at all, they just looked at Pepe as if to say "nice one you ****ing idiot".

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    While I certainly don't like simulation, I think the worst thing in football is the surrounding and jostling of the referee when they make a contentious decision. FIFA should make it that only a captain can approach the ref and of players a use an official they should be sent. Would end it in a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    While I certainly don't like simulation, I think the worst thing in football is the surrounding and jostling of the referee when they make a contentious decision. FIFA should make it that only a captain can approach the ref and of players a use an official they should be sent. Would end it in a week.
    I don't think it's a coincidence that this doesn't happen in either rugby code where the referees are mic'd up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    While I certainly don't like simulation, I think the worst thing in football is the surrounding and jostling of the referee when they make a contentious decision. FIFA should make it that only a captain can approach the ref and of players a use an official they should be sent. Would end it in a week.
    Yeah, I agree. I think pundits and people in the media are in a big way to blame for this sort of thing though. Andy Gray (WAC) always used to say things like "the player has every right to be angry with the referee/to question the referee there".
    Last edited by sledger; 16-06-2014 at 03:32 PM.

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    I'm hoping for Ghana to win 5-0, with four penalties and four sending-offs, all as a direct result of simulation, diving, cheating, mixtures of all, so the Yanks can **** off and stop bothering the sport for another four years in a sense of righteous indignation they do so well.

    Then they can moan, as only they can, how crazy the ROTW is to be out of line with them. Everyone's a winner.
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    Honestly, touching the referee in a hostile manner should be a straight red. There's not a single other sport in the world I can think of where that sort of thing is acceptable. Even in American sports where they are incredibly harsh on referees who make bad calls, the harsh treatment comes from the league or whatever and not from some angry players on the pitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Honestly, touching the referee in a hostile manner should be a straight red. There's not a single other sport in the world I can think of where that sort of thing is acceptable. Even in American sports where they are incredibly harsh on referees who make bad calls, the harsh treatment comes from the league or whatever and not from some angry players on the pitch.
    Part of the problem is referees themselves not upholding the rules where it comes to players abusing referees.

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    Haha, it'd be hilarious to see a ref go down like Muller did today after being touched by a player. I wonder what would happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Haha, it'd be hilarious to see a ref go down like Muller did today after being touched by a player. I wonder what would happen.
    Di Canio got 11 games for something similar.

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