So the recommendations are:
1. slower whistle (unless a fight is going to break
2. yellow card, if a goal is scored.
3. no card, if goal is scored.
4. red card, for DOGSO, unless goal is scored.
5. red card, even if goal is scored.
6. try not to use cards.
7. try to please msr. Blather, for obscure reasons.
Good to know that soccer has principled laws, which
can be understood and applied by all. There is that
old Bon Jovi song about "I'm a cowboy, on a steel
horse I ride..."
Are we all wanting to be cowboys?
And how in the hell can we fault coaches who claim we
are damned well inconsistent in how we call games?
Sounds to me as if the whole thing is simply a crap
shoot. Might as well stay in the bar and roll dice for
--- The Geissmans <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm sure that ref didn't get assigned to manage the
> Champions League
> Final because he always makes the "correct book
> We should be careful to add a few extra words to our
> posts, otherwise
> people might think it's always the right way for the
> ref to get out alive,
> or to be invited back to those teams.
> At 04:03 PM 5/24/2006, Bunten, Steven M wrote:
> >Ed, while I agree with you that what David suggests
> is not in compliance
> >with what we are being told to do--even if the ref
> applied advantage and
> >the goal is scored, as would have happened in the
> game, Lehmann should
> >still have been ejected.
> ... according to the book
> >But had the ref waited and allowed the score AND
> then ejected the
> >keeper, he likely would have been excoriated by the
> likes of Blatter,
> >even though that is the correct
> >response. The ref himself even stated
> >that had he waited, he would have awarded the goal
> and given a caution,
> >just as Mr Albany states.
> >Steve Bunten
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