Fifa Fever DVD and Korean NT

Discussion in 'Korea' started by cosmicbutthairs, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. the_13th_redneck

    the_13th_redneck BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 3, 2002
    I say Totti deserved the red because
    1) His reputation of diving.
    2) The antics he threw begging for the penalty.

    I really did feel sorry for the Spanish though. That was indeed a strange match. It was a refereeing disaster in which one team did emerge the winner. Spain got away with some amazingly blatant fouls, yet seemed like they weren't allowed to score a goal.
    Also the Spanish never got booked for playing on after the whistle.
    It was Morientes who hit the post.

    Heck if anyone wants a conspiracy theory try this one: The Italians, knowing most of the world was making fun of them, decided to get the ref for Korea vs Spain to stuff it up and let the Spanish tackle as hard as they liked, but never score and have Korea win it controversially.
  2. CL39

    CL39 New Member

    Dec 17, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Another reason Totti deserved the Red: Arrogance
    Q: How many goals do you need to score to defeat Korea
    Totti: One
    Q: How many can you score?
    T: As many as we want.

    Well, ok, arrogance is not listed in the FIFA regs......

    As for the keeper moving early, Casillas did exact same
    thing when he saved from Ian Harte just the game before
    ours. I didn't see too many Spain players pleading w/ the ref
    to let Harte re-take it b/c the keeper moved way too early.
  3. Elliad

    Elliad Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Totti fully deserved that red, if not for that particular incident but from his antics throughout the game... I saw a footage where he and Kim Tae-Young (I think) came to a brief contact, and while it showed clearly that Totti was hit on the abodomen/chest he suddenly grabbed his head as if Kim banged his head... Totti might be a great player but he has no scruples at all when it comes to performing all the fake actions if it could benefit his team - his intention might be admirable (being an athlete, to win at all costs) but his means are certainly deplorable.
  4. yimmy

    yimmy Moderator

    Aug 23, 2004
    I think it was Hong Myung Bo. He and Hong were fighting for the ball and Totti elbowed Hong in the face and after Hong won the ball away from him, he grabbed his eye as if he'd been hit in the face. Someone here posted a picture from a Japanese newspaper which made a joke about that particular incident. They showed Totti grabbing his face and the caption underneath it read something like 'koreans shoot totti in the eye with a laser beam'.
  5. the_13th_redneck

    the_13th_redneck BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 3, 2002
    Seems to be a raging debate between Kim Tae-young, Song Jung-guk and Hong Myung-bo.
    lol I think it was Kim Tae-young.
    It wasn't the right side of the pitch for it to be Song Jung-guk.
  6. Pottertons

    Pottertons New Member

    May 28, 2003

    I'm currently in the middle of watching it myself, and as far as I understood it, those segments of the film were to do with controversial "CALLS" made by the ref.

    Can't see what it had to do with "Koreans". Unless the ref was one himself, and even then, it's all about the call. Not the nationality. If I did'nt know better, I'd say you were feeding for shouts of prejudice.
  7. Elliad

    Elliad Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Well, the problem is that unlike you, many others in the past linked the 'referees' with 'Koreans bribing the ref', discrediting the effort of the players and the entire nation - even on BS there were lots of crap flying around, so after having experienced all that ppl tend to get sensitive about things.

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