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After France cheating their way into the World Cup and Ireland demanding a rematch, are Ireland in their right and should France accept their request.
Personally I say they should replay.
Definitely no replay, I can't believe they're even talking about it!
We should use this incident to finally move from the stone ages and bring technology into the game, because this will NOT be the last time a game is ruined by a mistake from the ref.
I mean come on, this happens EVERY SINGLE WEEK!
- 1 Reply to Le Professeur
i agree m8, the game is over, i think the fact that the rules were changed to seed teams is more of an issue as it stank of fixing it for the big clubs, so now a big country has put out a little country by the skin of its teeth, can you really see fifa awarding a replay?
as for refs mistakes every week, i thought it was just when united win that the ref makes mistakes pmsl
Refs we know make mistakes every week, and while this may have been a big one, they are all big in the eyes of the supporters of the loosing team. If Ireland is in the rights to get a replay, they so should Liverpool get to replay Sunderland with all beach balls banned from the ground. If that is allowed then every Sunday league team who feels they got a harsh decision should have the same right. Where does it end?
The only legitimate answer is to try to prevent this going forward. That means don't criticize the ref, but actually give him some help. Instant replay would have caught this, allowed the ref to reflect and then disallow the goal, and then let the match play out to whatever its real outcome would have been, extra time and maybe penalties.
But remember while its the Irish lads who were the losers last night, I'd also say it was Henry who will carry the larger burden. I heard he tried to tell the ref it was a handball. I don't know if that is true or not, but it will be forgotten. From here on out a player most (maybe not all) respect, will be remember much like our hand of god friend, as a cheat. Whether he did it deliberately or not does not matter, it will always be part of his legacy, and a player many would say was great will always have an astrix after his name.
- 1 Reply to dsteer_lfc_68
Dave the Sunderland comparison was in my view a bad one, the beach ball was put in Pepe's net by himself, it blew out, which had he dealt with it properly rather than just sticking it in the corner to blow out into the field of play then you would not have had that problem.
The other issue was Sunderland played you off the park, just like the Irish did France last night.
Nope. I know it's tough but the game's over and played within the current laws of the game. Where would you stop? What happens if there's controversy in the replay? Play again? And again ...
United could request that the Chelsea game is replayed as we were cheated out of a possible win.