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No Big Phil, It's Not The Same For Everyone

Luiz Felipe Scolari wasn't surprised by the amount of yellow cards Mike Riley dished out yesterday. Seven United players were booked, leading to Fergie questioning the ref.

Scolari, however, with unbelievable cheek, stated that if the referee is not respected then this is bound to happen.

'I'm not surprised there were so many bookings.

'The referee is there for that reason. If players don't respect him then he will show yellow card or red cards.

'It is the same for everyone - Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United.'


No, it's not and you know it and Mike Riley knows it as well. After all, he was the one who failed to send off Ashley Cole who almost ripped his head off at White Hart Lane last season.

I don't think, for example, that John Terry ever got a yellow card for dissent - and the cards he earns by rugby tackles are overturned. Meanwhile, Ronaldo got a yellow when he didn't even open his mouth. Call that fair?

A Chelsea boss talking about respect to referees is like Arsene Wenger talking about bad eyesight or like Benitez slamming negative football: it takes some hypocrisy to do it. But it looks like there's a great supply of that at Stamford Bridge.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 22 2008

Time: 6:33PM

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I think the number of cards given out yesterday was harsh and I was at the game cheering on Chelsea - the game was played with fairness and a high tempo! That said, your boys constantly surrounded the ref after every decision that went our way (yes I know we do it too) and I actually think the decisions for each and every booking were correct when examined on a one by one basis.
andleics
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22/09/2008 18:47:00

Or like a United fan complaining about the refereeing of Mike Riley, who awarded you 13 penalties in one season back in 2002-03.
Little Dutch
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22/09/2008 19:10:00

I agree the number of cards was harsh, the ref obviously concentrated too much on the resect campaign, whilst sadly missing out on other decisions that would normally merit a yellow card, like that nasty challenge by lampard on ronaldo
ten men
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22/09/2008 19:12:00

sour grapes anyone - what a load of bollox!
merlin
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22/09/2008 20:02:00

merlin, do you ever contribute to an argument in a positive way? i read the comments above you and can accept tehir viewpoints...you; well your just a horrible****.
united4life
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22/09/2008 21:06:00

I love Big Phil though his facial expressions on the touchline keep me amused.
Red Wimp
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22/09/2008 23:02:00

I think our attitude towards refs has been much better this season whilst Man Utds was undisciplined the other day. I don't think the game was particularly dirty but I think all the bookings were deservrved. Not sure if Ronaldo was booked for diving but he definitely should have been. Furthermore, hearing United fans lambasting a referee for being biased is absolutely priceless. Is this seriously one of your normal contributors to this site.
tjay
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23/09/2008 13:39:00

agreed, the Ronaldo yellow card is interestingly given as well.
Paulinho
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23/09/2008 17:27:00

any 1 see ronaldo's dive...was bebra playin in 2nd half.....also 15 seconds left in game an shud of been a free in for chelsea
123spurs
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23/09/2008 17:37:00

Thought he was at the Olympics in the high dive pool, didn't score many points though.
Tiny T
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23/09/2008 17:59:00

Mancs are complaining cause the Refs are no longer giving them every freekick or pen they demand....must be hard to actually have to play footy, bet you miss them G14 days eh??
Blue is the colour
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23/09/2008 19:36:00

well, seven yellows on paper does seem like an awful lot--unless of course, they were deserved, which they were. get over it.
RadioactiveD
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23/09/2008 21:36:00

obviously you guys aren't if you come here to complain over an article.
Paulinho
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23/09/2008 23:10:00

Ronaldo was inciting Riley to book the player for diving, since when has a ref needed a player to tell him how to do his job? therefore its dissent for not agreeing with decisions and therefore a yellow card! and leave merlin alone, u shud read his articles, much less biased than Zae. and yeah, ur team achieved 7 yellow cards, either apply for a medal or zip it.
LifeLongBlue
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24/09/2008 12:49:00

 

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