Wednesday, September 27, 2006

No more penalty kicks in World Cup, top clubs are immoral

Everybody's favorite current President of FIFA Sepp Blatter does not want penalty kicks in any more World Cup games. His possible solutions are a replay or a gradual deducting of players in extra time.

'Maybe to replay the match if it's the final, you can't do that through the tournament because of lack of time. Maybe to take players away and play golden goal,' Blatter said, adding that high-level discussions would start soon.

As much as a replay would be nice, I don't think this is realistic, even in the earlier stages of the knockout phase. Teams only have 3-5 days between knockout matches, so playing two games in 24 hours at the top level seems a little extreme. Not to mention the problems of scheduling telecasts of matches. And you always have to look at the extreme. What happens if the second match also ends in a tie? It just doesn't seem reasonable.

Then there is the idea of removing players. I don't know, it just doesn't seem right to me. Soccer is a game of 11 in 11. Odds are midfielders would be taken off first, meaning there would be more long balls. I think it would just be sloppy.

My idea, for what it is worth, is to keep playing 15-minute overtime periods while giving each team an extra sub per OT period. This allows coaches to get exhausted players off the pitch and rewards teams with deeper benches.

Blatter also thinks the top clubs in the World are immoral.

Blatter also took a swipe at the high salaries paid to footballers, calling them immoral, and said FIFA would take on the issue as clubs - particularly in England but also in other major European leagues - price spectators out of stadiums in order to pay huge wage bills.

'It is not moral, it is definitely not good for our sport,' he said. 'They pay too much money to the players. There is an imbalance in their finances and they try to get money by all means.'

Isn't it interesting to hear Sepp Blatter talk about people being immoral for bringing in as much money as they can to their organization. I seem to recall Blatter praising the money FIFA brought thanks to this year's World Cup and talking about South Africa 2010 already being a bigger success on the financial side of things.

He is right, there is too much money in world football, but if he's going to complain, maybe he should stop doing it himself. Also, if he is going to talk about people being immoral, maybe he should call out the thiefs that surround him before passing judgments on others.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you planning to visit South Africa in 2010.
I am a South African born and bred (1960) and I have had to recently emigrate because of the horrific crime situation. I narrowly escaped death a number of times. The South Africa of today is a nightmare of robbery, murder and rape. The violence used in these criminal acts is terrifying and done with real racist hatred of whites. If you come to the 2010 world cup in South Africa there is a real chance of your wife or daughter being raped in front of you and then having your throat slit.
My friends have all immigrated to Australia, NZ, Canada or like me to UK. There is an ethnic cleansing of whites taking place in SA, over one million whites have been forced out since Mandela came to power in 1994. The international media is uncomfortable in exposing these atrocities in this country because it is black on white hate crime and this causes tension in the USA and Europe, SA is the hidden killing field of the world. Unspeakable atrocities are being committed against whites by blacks. South African blacks have the highest standard of living in Africa and the rest of Africa is trying to get over the borders yet the blacks in SA have a racist hatred of whites. Big financial institutions and the government control the South African media and they want to protect the investments of the big financiers of Europe and America.
The government has launched a massive bulls**t campaign for 2010.
They have massive wealth behind them to fund the lies and spin, and this will result in many deaths. Have a look at these videos.
If you don’t believe me go ahead and find out the hard way.

11:57 AM  

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