Saturday, July 01, 2006

argentine should have won, as much as i like the german to win

i sat down at 11pm, after switching channels from hbo watching troy. strange, but how come big men then were wearing mini skirts and fighting ? my wife said it was for ventilation! maybe.

after watching a bunch of disastrous matches, where the referees were bias, germany & argentina match proves the point home again. 1st half was a ok. nobody score. but after the argentine scored on the 2nd half, the referee decided to change the tempo of the game. if you watch the replay of the match, you would definitely agree with me. between that time when the argentine scored their goal and until germany drew back at 1-1, the ref was ultimately bias in favour of the germans. everytime a german fell, preet free kick, followed by a yellow card. german fell, preet, free kick. argentine tackled and fell, played on said the referee.

it was obvious then, that the german must win at all cost. if they had followed the foot steps of the italians, they would have gotten a penalty kick. you could see it in the faces of the argentine players, dissapointed & pissed. here we are outplaying the germans, we scored a goal and all of the sudden, the ref turn against us. what true fifa fairplay is this.

as much as i wanted the germans to win, but not this way. not with a bias ref, definitely not. thats just not the way. the argentines played very well indeed. even better was the argentine defense, practically un-penetrable.

i dont know, but i felt the change of goalkeeper and crespo was a little strange. germans being 1 goal down, couldnt fight back, as the argentines was far much stronger than them. even with a bias ref, there is as much as a bias ref can do. he has to look as if he is not bias, when he is, even with a couple of freekick, the germans still couldnt beat the argentines. then klose sort of kicked the keeper a little bit, then later on the keeper couldnt play anymore. would any sensible keeper request that he be substitute with a spare keeper during an important match ? i dun think so. that raised my curiousity antenna. then with crespo being substitute when they need to be attacking, just further raised my curiosity.

but after the german scored, and leveled 1-1, the ref turn off its bias mode and continued as usual. as you notice, the extra time saw a lot of free kicks being awarded to the argentine. finally the penalty shoot-out. some argentine players were bought ? you know who won.

4 comments:

NickTay said...

The refs have been very bad all through the game. Lehmanns did very well for the PSO!

Daniel Franklin Gomez said...

The ref had a poor game. But you shouldn't point the finger at him. Pekerman screwed up with his subs, taking of Riquelme and Crespo. Should've brought on Messi when he had the chance.

walski69 said...

Yeah, it really sucks when the refs behave that way... been the case throughout, to one extent or another...

But penalties are a really sucky way to decide a match...

ducky said...

see guys the real and actual winners are the referees nowadays. the ref seems to have too much power. fifa should look into some genuine cases, especially when replays shows so. else its just a mockery to the otherwise beautiful game.

yeah, i hate to see penalty shoot outs, its long and time consuming. since penalty shoot out is a 50%-50% thing, why not just flip a coin and decide.