when you have had a bad game, please watch this

Discussion in 'Referee' started by bothways, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Scrabbleship

    Scrabbleship Member

    May 24, 2012
    I nearly threw up in my mouth upon first look of this atrocity.
     
  2. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. Pierre Head

    Pierre Head Member+

    Dec 24, 2005
    It must be CG surely??

    I can't imagine any ref or federation allowing the match to proceed

    with the pitch like this.

    PH
     
  4. Scrabbleship

    Scrabbleship Member

    May 24, 2012
    If you looked at it cross-eyed, you can see a giraffe.
     
    SA14mars and dadman repped this.
  5. socal lurker

    socal lurker Member+

    May 30, 2009
    Wow. Get a headache just looking at it.

    Anyone else remember the NASL's Earthquakes field with the 30 yard soccer ball in the middle, a red PA, and black GA?
     
  6. refontherun

    refontherun Member+

    Jul 14, 2005
    Georgia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I had to watch a match for ninety minutes on this field, I think I would have a seizure.:confused:
     
  7. uniqueconstraint

    Jul 17, 2009
    Indianapolis,Indiana - home of the Indy Eleven!
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    dadman repped this.
  8. Bubba Atlanta

    Bubba Atlanta Member+

    Mar 2, 2012
    Yep, Atlanta
    Club:
    Atlanta United FC
    Y'all are kind of missing the point, although understandably so. The field markings are only the harbinger of what is to come. The match blows up in mass confrontation at about 33', with lots of cops on the field and whatnot. Play doesn't resume until about 1:06, and goes on for only about a minute until the wheels come off again, apparently with the ref finally sending off one team's keeper and reducing it to less than seven players - at which point the players all start shaking each other's hands and exchanging jerseys.

    An amazing flustercluck:

    "Match awarded to Flamengo at 37' because Atlético had 6 players left after 5 sendings-off. Flamengo was winning by 1 x 0. The referee was Jose Roberto Wright."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Copa_Libertadores
     
  9. JimEWrld

    JimEWrld Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Man that ref had a bad day. What was the last red for? Simulation? Wow....
     
  10. Pierre Head

    Pierre Head Member+

    Dec 24, 2005
    Roberto Wright became Brazil's top ref and was in the 1990 WC where he did one of the semifinals, Germany/England.

    PH
     
  11. JimEWrld

    JimEWrld Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I do understand that but let's just say this was not one of his better games... I think the point (and it is well made) is that everyone has their bad day.
     
  12. Pierre Head

    Pierre Head Member+

    Dec 24, 2005
    Did you ever think that Wright was just showing that he was not taking any nonsense and establishing his abilities and credentials that got him to the WC 9 years later?

    Think a bit more before blaming the referee. The players deserve most of the blame here.

    PH
     
  13. jayhonk

    jayhonk Member+

    Oct 9, 2007
    I've reffed those guys!
     
  14. jayhonk

    jayhonk Member+

    Oct 9, 2007
    The Red Card card that provoked the mass confrontation looked like it was for Offinabus. Who knows if it was deserved or not. The ref had his fill.
    The MC is on the coaches who invaded the pitch.

    I don't think the last card was for Sim, I think it was for "lying on your back and refusing to play", followed by the usual amazing recovery after the card. I expected the 'get out of Dodge' move by the crew, but the ref stuck around way longer than I would have.
     
  15. JimEWrld

    JimEWrld Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I'm not blaming the referee at all. I am simply saying this was not one of his better games. I have only ever criticized one referee, and that was in the 2010 World Cup.... I am just wondering what prompted some of the cards. Namely the last one for the keeper and why there was not a red issued for the foul before he carded the keeper, especially considering he sent of a player earlier in the game for a similar foul.

    And for the record, having a bad day does not necessarialy mean you had a bad game...fyi.
     

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