Re: Your country needs Roo?
- From: "Nigel Brooks" <nbrooks@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 08:59:08 -0500
"Harry Keane" <Harry_Keane@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"JB" <JB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I'm not a big fan of Rooney I must admit and I don't think he did much in
this world cup, it was all the hype by the press beforehand that made us
expect more I guess. However, i thought the tackle wasnt that bad, it
was the winding up and shoving after the event that was the reason for
his sending off.
Having seen the incident as it happened and, since then, in innumerable
replays, my initial reaction has only been reinforced - Rooney was still
trying to get the ball and stay on his feet, and any foot/goolie contact
was an accidental by-product of that. However, I appear to be in a
minority, as FIFA have announced an investigation into his alleged
"violent conduct" and the media seem to be intent on making an example of
I'm no great fan of Rooney's and clearly he still has much to learn in
order to stay on the field for the full 90 minutes, but I think he's been
harshly treated on this occasion.
I would only add in support of this that, having been the unlucky
recipient of a booted foot in the nads while playing football, I have to
take my hat off to Carvalho for even being able to walk afterwards, let
alone take a full part in the game! Not that I am implying that his
reaction to the incident was in any way exaggerated, oh no. Nor were any
of the other Portuguese players in any way guilty of childish histrionics,
not a bit of it. The same as they weren't in their game against Holland.
I thought the rolling around on the ground in apparent agony was bloody good
theatre. Without the instant replay they could have convinced me that
England was just a bunch of thugs committing fouls every minute or so.
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