Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Ladies Of Baden Baden

Good to see the various partners and spouses of the England football team are having a grand old time in Germany. On the whole most people regard it with some amusement, though there seems to be an attitude among the various dullards and the human vegetables that make up your average tv pundit panel that they are bringing the game into disrepute and should have been left at home. Bollocks. Nothing like a bit of pagentry and glam to liven up proceedings. Talking of which, a big shout out to my man Sepp Blatter. What a shit this guy is. He issues orders to refs to book people for just about any foul tackle or infringement going and then slags the refs off for losing control of any game in which the miserable, platitudinous 'Fair Play' bollocks he spouts flies out the window and players start hacking, diving, play acting and spoiling at every opportunity. Usually by this point about half a dozen players have been booked for trifling offences and it's a fair bet someone is going to take an early bath at some point. Not saying the refs are blameless, they aren't, but their job would be infinitely easier if they had absolute control over what is or isn't a yellow or red card offence. I'm assuming most of them have a greater understanding of the game than some fat, bald, crooked Swiss tosser in a blazer. It's one thing to stand and fall by your own mistakes, it's another to suffer the same fate implementing the idiotic edicts of a jumped up bureaucrat. There are ways of improving the game, but they certainly won't come from Mr Blatter's flabby gob. There, I feel better already.................

6 comments:

Rob7534 said...

Let it all out Illman!

Wyndham said...

Mind you, remember his genius idea for making lady footballers play in micro-shorts! The border between genius and insanity is sometimes blurred!

Thanks for the link, by the way!

ill man said...

Rob, it's out and I felt all the better for it.

Wyndham, this is news to me. The dirty old melon farmer! Womens footie is derided enough without being turned into some pitifull wankfest for slobbering old jerks like me and Sepp Blatter.

alan said...

I'm with you on this. The world cup has been totally ruined by insane refereeing decisions. Deco booked and then sent off for picking up a ball, missing the biggest game of his life! Italians conning a penalty out of the ref in the dying seconds against Australia! Mass brawls, people being booked 3 times, players getting sent off for fouls that didn't even exist, Germans play-acting and patting the ref on the back, linesmen incapable of reading offsides properly .... etc. Total waste of time mostly. And now for the last couple of games the refs have been told to cool it with the yellow cards so the winning teams for these games are at an advantage over their unfortunate opponents who played earlier ... Bah.

ill man said...

To be honest, Deco's a wee dick who ought to be given an automatic yellow card as soon as he get's on the pitch. That aside I agree, the refereeing has been completely lunatic. Good refs get shafted as they try to combine the application of FIFA's new rulings with the realities of trying to control bad tempered and highly competetive matches. The bad ones are only there because it's politically advantageous for Mr Blatter to have them there.

Anonymous said...

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