Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad Gameday' started by BuffloSoldier, Aug 23, 2002.
Cherundolo/Sanneh: FC Nürnberg vs. Hannover 96, 8/24 9:30a (R)
Both should start. Casey still hurt.
Any chance this is the 9:30 match on FSW?
My listing does not show any teams.
I was hoping for the same thing but unfortunately, no.
Tomorrow's match is Hamburg vs. Bayern
Not Sat, but Sunday.
And FSW has Schalke v. Hertha tomorrow.
Looks like both Yanks start.
1-0, FCN. Ciric on a pk, 16'.
Cherundolo gave up the PK to Cacau, and got a yellow card.
Die Führung für Nürnberg: Ciric verwandelt den Elfmeter, den Cherundolo an Cacau verursachte sicher.
Ciric again. Looks like new starter Oswald got beat.
Hannover makes two subs at HT, but FCN gets a third from Cacau.
3-0, FCN, 49'.
Sub N'Diaye gets one back, 82', from a pk.
This time, its Sanneh with the foul that led to the PK.
Der Anschlusstreffer für 96. N'Diaye schießt Sanneh den Ball an die Hand, den fälligen Elfmeter verwandelt der eingewechselte Senegalese selbst zum 1:3.
FT, 3-1. Both defenders go 90, give away a penalty, and Cherundolo got a yellow.
Hannover with no points from three matches, a -5 goal difference.
Ouch! Get well soon, Casey.
The pk for Nürnberg was a mere bad joke. Steven was clearly playing the ball and tackling it to a corner kick. Cacau didn't even pretend to dive or something like that, he just sat on the pitch - and referee Krug played the jerk and decided pk; seldom have I seen a more ridiculous pk in my life.
Later on he must have given another pk (at 0-3) for Hannover after Larsen clearly fouled a Hannover attacker.
Sanneh wasn't very intelligent with the pk, even the blind referee had to see it - it was completely harmless situation and Sanneh stopped it with his hand intentionally.
kicker ratings: 2.5 for Sanneh, 4.5 for Cherundolo
Olaf- why did Kicker give Sanneh such a good score? They usually pound him! Was he good the rest of the match except for the PK?
I've got to admit that I again didn't see him as good as kicker rated him. In the first 75 minutes Nürnberg's defence had nothing to do and in the last 15 they were swimming - including Sanneh - despite of a 3 goal lead; 3.5 would have been better IMO. The first game kicker rated him crap, the other two days they rated him better than he was, so I think that could be the end of the kicker = anti-Sanneh-magazine stories.
Olaf, I'm starting to see that kicker isn't anti-Sanneh, they just don't watch the games that they rate.
Kicker is only making things right.
Actually, Olaf, the Kicker ratings are very important to many league observers, as well as the players. (You may want to argue their overall validity, but so long as they even exist, doesn't ANY player want to head the list?!?)
Since giving Sanneh an unjust "6" a few weeks ago really, REALLY screws with his rating no matter how well he plays the rest of the way, it's quite likely that the editors are "inflating" his subsequent score so that that "6" really reads more like a "4" (from an averaging standpoint) by the time the season ends.
Well Kicker does watch at least some of the games as they gave Schalke striker Victor Agali a well-deserved "5" for his crap performance in the listless 0-0 draw between Schalke and Hertha.
I agree that the newer more favorable ratings will average out the horrible rating from before. It's like a make-up call from the editors.