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Barcelona Vs Chelsea 2-2

“I did not deliberately strike the player”

John Terry

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Football

 

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QPR Vs Tottenham Hotspur 1-0

“He (Taarabt) played against us at Tottenham this year and he was useless.”

Harry Redknapp

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Football

 

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Blackburn Rovers Vs Norwich City 2-0

“How crap must you be, we’re winning one-nil”

Blackburn fans

“There’s only one Steve Kean”

Norwich fans

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Football

 

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The Descendants

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.”

Matt King

 

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Lisa Hannigan – Passenger

 
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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Music

 

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Table Top

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)


 
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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in Board games

 

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Man Utd Vs Aston Villa 4-0

“Young is going to get himself a reputation in football because he’s a man who goes looking for penalties.”

Ray Wilkins

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Football

 

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Tottenham Vs Chelsea 1-5

“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.’

Harry Redknapp

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Football

 

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Zoe Keating – Escape Artist

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2012 in Music

 

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When the ref and the rules fail the game

BBC

“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.”

This is the tackle Mr Atksinson “had seen” but did not book Balotelli for.

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.

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Football

 

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