I was just watching the FSW Report and saw that South Korea destroyed Nepal in an Asian WC Qualifying match 16:0. If this information is incorrect, somebody please point it out, but at least that's what I thought I saw. That being said, I want to do a pre-emptive strike on all those apologists who will come here and say that running up the score on those poor Nepalese players was heartless and gutless. More crap could not be uttered. Goal differential could prove most critical in qualifying. You can bet other teams will run up the score in order to get that GD as high as possible in case of a tie on points. Where would the greater glory be? In calling it a day and bunkering for the greater good of humanity after a clear 5:0 lead in order to spare the poor opponents' feelings, or to be the coach who lost out on getting his team to the World Cup because Thailand's squad had a +1 over them in Goal Differential. Remember that only a few years ago, after a long and grueling Bundesliga season, Bayer Leverkusen lost the title to Bayern Munich by goal differential even though they were dead even on points - a title they've never, ever held before! Think about that pain, then try getting upset when Iran beats the Maldives or Australia beats up on any of those little islands. It's a simple matter of a coach doing what you have to do in order to get your job done. Those boys that lose 17:0 - they probably knew deep down that they had no chance, but hey, they gave it their all. At the end of the day, they're grown men who will learn from the lessons taught and will mature into better players who will do everything they possibly can to never let such a result happen again. Flame away.