December 14, 2013

A message to Graham Poll

In view of the occasion...

13 Comments:

  1. He could have done something better with his life post retirement, instead of writing for the Daily FAIL!

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    1. I see I share your opinion ;-)

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  2. To be fair to Poll, if he wrote interesting and intelligent stuff he wouldn't have been allowed to write for the Daily Hate Mail.

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    1. Yes, I agree. But you see people like Dermot Gallagher and Alan Wiley coming on Sky Sports most weeks, giving constructive and fair comments about their former colleagues. Never have they stepped out of line.
      This season Mark Halsey has been on BT Sport as one of the commentators and has been saying some very unsavoury comments about his former colleagues. However, a few weeks ago after pressure from Mike Riley and the PGMOL, he has been removed of his position. Shame really, as these were the people who stuck by him when he was sick with Cancer.
      Why not be like Messrs Barry, Bennett and Elleray and take up the role of Observer/ instructor. Aiding match officials, instead of defaming them.

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    3. Same in Holland. You have former referees who have stayed inside the refereeing community (Van Egmond, Temmink, Uilenberg), helping developing referees, and you have one very frustrated man called Mario van den Ende who used to be the head of Dutch refereeing, until he started to become the head of Mario van den Ende. He was released by the Dutch FA and now, week in week out, he talks down his former pupils in every possible way. He used to have a column in a national newspaper, until even they got sick and tired of him. Now he records his vile speeches on cam in his attic. Small-minded and shameful are words that come to mind...

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    4. Luckily we don't have someone like Poll in Germany. Markus Merk is always present in the TV studios during the 18:30 match on Saturdays, but he is always seeking to find a clear judgment and analyze situations neutrally and with as much respect for his former colleagues as possible. So he is honest to the fans and referees. I am really surprised that Poll took this way after his retirement.
      I also heard that in Turkey and other countries some former referees tend to profile themselves on the back of their colleagues..

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  3. Something else:
    Horrible Offside-Decision from Kinhöfer & Scheppe today in Hannover, which "robbed" FC Nuremberg its first victory for 7 months: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbeYPFrIgAEK8T4.jpg
    FCN comments on twitter sarcastically: "New tolerance area regarding offside higher: 2 metres for teams on relegation positions"

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    1. The offsides are of assistant and never of referee.

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    2. You are wrong. Sometimes assistants depend on teamwork if there was a deflection or hidden pass invisible for him alone. Remember Zunic in FRA-UKR.

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  4. A very intresting Off-topic: The match is played tonight between Kasımpasa and Besiktas. A ball is thrown into the field, referee doesnt see that first, Dong (Kasımpasa player) takes the ball, and keeps it in his arms. He saw that Besiktas was attacking, he hit the current ball with the one that he has in his hands in the box.

    -Some say referee has already stopped the game when he saw he holds it.
    -Some others say the ball thrown is an extension of body, hence it should be a penalty for Besiktas. ( I am with this idea), Any ideas?

    http://www.ligtv.com.tr/haber/son-yillarin-en-ilginc-pozisyonu

    http://s7.directupload.net/images/131215/audjmtrn.swf

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    1. Emil Archambault15/12/13 21:08

      Throwing something is considered as an extension of the hand: "hitting the ball with a thrown object (boot, shinguard, etc.) counts as an
      infringement" (Interpretation of Law 12, p. 119). Therefore, it should be a penalty, and a yellow/red card for Unsporting behaviour or DOGSO (I have trouble deciding).

      The referee only whistled after the offense, and as such he can't ignore it (legally, he can say that he intended to stop play before, but he would lose all credibility).

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  5. Uw blog is erg aantrekkelijk. Uw workshop is enorm. Ik verlang om daar aanwezig te zijn. Ik ben tevreden met je post. Ik zal u bezoeken voor meer bijwerken. Bedankt!

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