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A good day for sport

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by trustysteed, 23 Feb 2008.

  1. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    Ha ha ha ha ha.

    England beat the frenchies and arsenal blew a win by giving away a penalty in the 2nd minute of injury time.

    Worked out nicely. ;)
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    As a gooner I'm not especially happy, particularly with such a horrific injury to one of the squad. Not good.
  3. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    What happened to him? I know he broke his leg but everyone's saying it's horrific which implies a bit of gore? No-one said my leg break was horrific...has he 'outsnapped' me?
  4. OP

    trustysteed Guest

  5. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Yeah, okay. Outsnapped. Poor bloke...
  6. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I was going to say, you have some experience in that area, no? How's the recovery going?
  7. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Not bad, thank you for asking! I'm still on two crutches but due to go down to one this coming week. I've been back on the turbo for about a week and doing half hour stretches, which is really encouraging but it'll be about three weeks before I'm walking and 4 or 5 before I'm allowed to cycle outside.

    It's all a bit tiresome now but I'm very aware of how lucky I've been and am trying not to moan. Can't wait to be cycling properly though. My heart goes out to this poor bloke though...eugh, nasty!
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    My gosh that was a nasty break, who was the player that tackled him!!!
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    You're right, trustysteed, it was a good result for England against the French. I didn't see the match but according to the report I read England were a much improved side compared to the first two games. Wales for the championship is looking good now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    That's horrific.
    Shows exactly why bad/dangerous tackling needs to be punished harshly. Career could be effectively over I guess.
  11. OP

    trustysteed Guest

    I disagree with the claim that it was a baddangerous tackle. It was purely an accident and you can see that from the replays. In fact if anyone was to blame, it was Eduardo himself for being so quick and tricky on the ball.

    Player A has the ball which is at a certain location. Player B goes to tackle Player A based on where the ball is at the time. If Player A has the skill and speed to move the ball away from that location at the last split-second, Player B has got no chance of reacting and changing where his tackle is aimed. Therefore not really his fault. Players are not mind readers and cannot know where the ball is going to be in the future. They can guess but that's it.

    Now if Player A moves the ball from it's original location but replaces it with his leg instead, Player B's tackle will be on the leg not the ball. You cannot blame Player B completely for the result, Player A has to take some responsibility for his own actions.

    Therefore if Eduardo had shown more skill in not only moving the ball away from the tackle of Player B but also making sure his own legs were away from the danger zone, it wouldn't have happened.

    So he pretty much has himself to blame as much, if not more, than Taylor.
  12. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    From what I've been reading since this morning it was just a very unfortunate accident!!!!!
  13. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    RE: that break. It is disgusting, his foot is basically hanging off, held on by broken skin and some tendons. I've never seen anything like it.
  14. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    That type of break is not that uncommon. It is rare on a football field. What do you mean by 'disgusting'?
  15. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    It was more than an accident. You should never, ever, go in studs showing like that. The game afterwards was subdued and it was clear Arsenal's players were never going to get it together as normal. How someone can claim that this game is an argument for a good day for sport is beyond me, they'd have to be either heartless or just stupid. Sick humour is one thing, lacking a sense of human sympathy is quite another.