February 10, 2011
“I though the referee was strict. He could give considered it to have been my first foul during the match, and given me a warning of some sort. Instead, he gave me a straight red I spoke too him after the match, and things were cleared up. Now, we must move forward.” – Hernanes
Total takedown this.
February 9, 2011
Damien Duff scored this first goal in over two years and Darron Gibson scored a cracker as the Republic of Ireland got a well deserved victory in the Carling Nations Cup last night.
The clash marked manager Gary Speed’s first game in charge of the welsh and one he will want to forget, as for Trapattoni a very happy man.
The Irish will be in action next on 26 March in their European Championship qualifier against Macedonia but this result will give them the boost they need.
February 8, 2011
Every football player, fan and manager love to see a moment of genius that graces the game from time to time and as a feature on Saturday morning television show Soccer AM, Mitre compiled a video of some of the best goals of 2010 from the Football League.
There are goals with multiple passes, shots from way too far out that are only too far out for the player to have scored from and moments of class from both teams and individuals and what a great montage they have created.
February 8, 2011
Now we are not saying that being a football referee is an easy job to do, infact it could be one of the worst jobs that we think imaginable but with all the abuse the referees get, you can see why this referee could well be set for a stern telling off.
During a match between Droylsden and Blyth Spartans there was a moment of madness which can be clearly seen on this video taken by a spectator at the game, an amazing diving save… Just it was done by a defender who was then allowed to get away with it.
Blyth Spartans are clearly seen throwing pressure on Droylsden and as the ball is headed around the box like a training session routine, the Blyth striker heads the ball goalwards in what seemed to be a well worked goal, only for Liam Brownhill to prevent the ball from crossing the line with a fully outstretched arm and a save that wouldn’t have been out of place in the Premier League.
Brownhill can clearly be seen diving backwards to prevent the goal on the video but it seems that either the referee had been handed a little ‘petty cash’ or he clearly wasn’t watching the game as closely as he should have been, allowing the stunning save to go unpunished.