“I did not deliberately strike the player”
“He (Taarabt) played against us at Tottenham this year and he was useless.”
“How crap must you be, we’re winning one-nil”
“There’s only one Steve Kean”
“I don’t want my daughters growing up entitled and spoiled. And I agree with my father – you give your children enough money to do something but not enough to do nothing.”
Table Top is a video podcast/show in which Will Weaton from the Geek & Sundry presents a board game and then proceeds to play it with his guests. His guests are “mini” celebrities. Mostly, i assume, from the geek world.
I watched the first Episode where he plays Small World with 3 more people. It’s actually quite good in giving a quick but thorough explanation of the game’s rules. The presentation is excellent as more rules are fed during the show and a status of the game is given. It works well, but this format will stuggle with more complicated games and rules. So i imagine the games will be of a similar level to Small World which is not a bad thing.
(Thank you Jim for letting me know about this show)
“Young is going to get himself a reputation in football because he’s a man who goes looking for penalties.”
“He (Martin Atkinson) must have guessed. He can’t have been sure. He’s just made a mistake, unfortunately. A big mistake. I spoke to him. He says he feels worse than I do. I said: ‘I don’t think so.’
“Referee Martin Atkinson took no action in the match, but reported the incident had been seen, ruling out retrospective Football Association action.”
“Retrospective action was introduced for off-the-ball incidents where there was no contest for possession and could not be deemed to be re-refereeing an incident.In agreement with Fifa, this is how ‘not seen’ incidents are dealt with retrospectively in England. It is a policy that is agreed with all football stakeholders.”
FIFA basically do not want to overrule the referees decision in post match analyses. I understand that, since it would open “pandora’s box”, especially as we see referees and assistant referees constantly making the wrong decisions.
However, you should do something about it.
For one, the FA should penalise Mr Atkinson for failing to get the right decision in this deliberate, almost career ending tackle. Maybe, send him down a division or two where he can continue to “not see ” clearly more of these career ending tackles.
Hopefully, by the time he comes back to the Premier League again, FIFA introduces some sort of “video technology”. When i say “video technology” i mean an official watching tv replays during the game (together with the rest of humanity) and advising the referee. Much like the rest of the officials on the pitch do right now, but better.