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71. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

My goodness that referee in the Aussie game yesterday was terrible!!! Is it just me or did he give three yellow cards to one player before giving them the red??? Not to mention two definite penalties for Australia that they didn't get. At least in the end they still made it, although Emerton should get his head checked for how he ran up against two incredibly dumb yellow cards with 5 minutes left in the game. Just goes to show how smart it is to sit players with a yellow card if you can :)

I'll be cheering for Australia next game!

72. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

Graham Poll (the ref) did give the Croatian player 3 yellow cards, at that point we were screaming at the tv! When the ref booked him for the second time, Viduka actually said to him that it was his second, but Poll said no, he's only had one! the thing is that the assistant refs are there to stop that sort of thing happening. Poll is now being investigated by FIFA's referees committee to see what action should be taken.

The second handball was as blantant as the first and Viduka was definitely rugby tackled. At least Australia are through, despite bad ref-ing!

73. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Well done Australia!!! I'm not bitter or anything, but I can't help feeling smug that my ex boyfriends team (Croatia) is OUT. I'm such a typical girl. Plus I can't help but notice that the Australian team are not a bad looking bunch of blokes.

And being English we always love the underdogs to do well, especially if we can't.

74. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

...I can't help but notice that the Australian team are not a bad looking bunch of blokes.....

Nah, they're just representative of your average Australian bloke...

75. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Quoting james

Quoting Clarabell

...I can't help but notice that the Australian team are not a bad looking bunch of blokes.....

Nah, they're just representative of your average Australian bloke...

Which is why James missed the cut during tryouts. He was too pretty.

76. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 10y

From The Age:

"FIFA did admit that, had Australia lost the game and gone out of the World Cup, the Socceroos would have had grounds to request a replay."

That was honestly the worst refereeing I have ever seen in my life.

1. At least 2 more clear penalties for Australia, possibly 3.
2. A missed offside goal from Kewell (though I'm not complaining!)
3. A disallowed goal because supposedly the time had run out. Since when do people finish matches while you're in the penalty area? He could have stopped it before the free kick was taken.
4. 3 yellow cards = red ??

There were many more mistakes, but those really were the worst of the lot. It was an absolute disgrace and when you consider Australia has suffered some pretty bad refereeing already in the past two matches (including the super dodgy goal that Japan scored), it really was just too much. I'm just glad it ended the way it did!

Bring on Italy!!

77. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

I can't wait for my favourite 2 teams Australia and Argentina to meet in the semi-finals.

I can see the other semi-final being Ecuador vs Ghana!!

It's starting to get very exciting now!!

78. Posted by rach8645 (Inactive 62 posts) 10y

Why is it that all you Ozzies - who havent seen a World Cup in most of your life-times - seem to think they know it all now???

You guys are through to the second round - big deal... guys give you 5 more years and you might get half a clue about this sport!

Bless you!

79. Posted by Peacemaker (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

argentina, brazil in the finals
full time score 2-2
extra time - no goals
penalties - argentina win!!!
full power...
messi the man of the match!

go argentina.....full support..

will sympathize with the brazillian chicks if they lose though...they're sooo damn hot!

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"a dream which is not understood, is like a letter which is not opened"

80. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

Quoting rach8645

Why is it that all you Ozzies - who havent seen a World Cup in most of your life-times - seem to think they know it all now???

You guys are through to the second round - big deal... guys give you 5 more years and you might get half a clue about this sport!

Bless you!

Rach,
Read your piece on why you are proud of England, and now this.
Having been in Oz for 7? months now, you should be convinced by now that Ozstralya is GOD'S OWN COUNTRY, and that Oz has the greatest immigrant sportsmen in the vorld.
England will, as always, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Remember that when you get back to Blighty with it's orrible weather, British Rail sandwiches and unintelligible accents.
England will, as always, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Australia and Argentina in the final.

Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie, oink, oink, oink