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UEFA / World Cup - International

France v Ireland Handball Debacle Demands Instant Replay

FIFA’a failure to apply its discretion in a manner befitting the integrity of the game- they were quick to deny a replay between Ireland and France- calls for prudent measures that could not only prevent future blunders, but also any accompanying conspiracy theories (with the French going through, Platini and […]

UEFA / World Cup - International

ABC Sport – Henry says replay the 'fairest solution'

via abc.net.au Even Thierry Henry says the Ireland-France game should be replayed. So what’s the problem, FIFA? Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page

UEFA / UEFA Champions League

Match fixing scandal rocks Europe

Law enforcement officials in Germany announced today that 50 raids in Germany, Switzerland and England have resulted in the arrests of 17 people in connection with an alledged match-fixing ring. Those arrested are described as “leaders of the gang.” A further 200 people are suspected of being involved in the […]

UEFA / World Cup - International

FIFA Advises The World On How To Smile On While Your Mistress Congratulates Your New Wife

Woe unto the Irish but the conventional wisdom- wisdom honed through years of bonehead mistakes or missed calls that have melded us all together through the shared experience of gut wrenching pain- would say they had their chances, and yes, even officiating mistakes are something you expose yourself to if […]

UEFA / World Cup - International

Utilisez vos pieds!

via news.bbc.co.uk It isn’t a handball if you touch the blue circles. Blue circles are homebase. Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page

UEFA / World Cup - International

When Irish eyes are crying

There isn’t much to be said about the France v Ireland World Cup Qualifier that hasn’t already been said: Henry cheated and the Ireland team was robbed. People can call for a replay of the game until they are blue in the face but this will not happen: Law 5 […]

Today's World Cup Qualifiers
World Cup - International

Today's World Cup Qualifiers

f Today is the last day of World Cup 2010 Qualifying. ¬†Four countries can earn the right to a minimum of three days of rioting next July by holding onto slender leads earned in the first leg of their matchups last Saturday. ¬†Ukraine and Greece played to a goalless draw […]

A bad day at the office
English Premier League

A bad day at the office

So you’ve had a trying couple of months investigating the hooligan violence at the West Ham v Milwall Carling Cup match back in August. You’ve spent endless mind numbing hours looking at CCTV footage and the chief constable is really starting to breathe down your neck. What’s this, there’s some […]

World Cup - International

Eagles-Giants have nothing on Egypt-Algeria

Philly fans may get a bit nuts, but they have nothing on the Egyptians and Algerians, whose match tomorrow could be the wildest of the week.  Egypt’s finest one-upped Eagles fans’ snowball assault on Santa Claus by stoning the Algerian team’s bus Thursday and bloodying three Algerian players.  If that […]