So often we read on this board about referee's blowing calls, etc. I thought it would be a nice change of pace to look at the other side. I had the privilege yesterday of watching the master (Pierluigi Collina) work a beautiful game in the England v. Turkey qualifier. It's amazing how much Collina comands the respect of the players. In a game that was a must win for Turkey, there was hardly a bit of dissent directed in Collina's direction when he whistled for a PK to England after Gerrard was brought down in the box (a correct call as the replay would indicate). Then on the other hand ,what at first looked like an obvious penalty to Turkey was correctly ruled no foul by Collina (and the replay would again confirm his call). His AR was spot on when they disallowed England's goal in the second half for offside. His "dressing down" of Alpay and Beckham at halftime seemed to calm down a match that was starting to simmer just before the break. Collina was in perfect position to call the handled ball that Turkey used to generate a dangerous sequence inside the penalty area in the second half. As a neutral observer of the match that didn't have a vested interest in either team, I really enjoyed watching the officiating. It is nice to see a match this big and not hear any rantings about the officials in the aftermath!