January 28, 2009

A New Trifecta: Three goals is considered a hat trick, and three strikes is a K, right? I wonder what moniker can be placed on this feat? A goal dis-allowed, a red card, and an ejection, in about 30 seconds. Oh, and if that isn't enough, the official had to be escorted from the game by police escort. Man, I wish I could understand Italian. Youtube video of event here.

posted by BoKnows to soccer at 08:16 PM - 14 comments

Since a red card and an ejection are the same thing... (Didn't watch the video. Tired of blocky YouTube crap.)

But I say we say he got a "cockstain". Seems apt.

posted by Drood at 08:28 PM on January 28, 2009

Since a red card and an ejection are the same thing...

Why yes, yes they are. Damn!

posted by BoKnows at 08:35 PM on January 28, 2009

The only thing that is unclear is why the goal was disallowed.

posted by scully at 09:30 PM on January 28, 2009

The trifecta is really a quadrella: goal disallowed, followed by one at the other end, a red card and then the abandonment of the match. That's the new definition of 'cockstain'. Thanks Drood.

I can only assume that the ref ruled that the players in the middle were offside - while they were in offside positions, they were not interfering with play. The scorer definitely wasn't offside.

And what's with the 'Sicilian League of Excellence'? I want to re-name our over 35s league in a similar way. Any suggestions?

posted by owlhouse at 09:39 PM on January 28, 2009

God, it looks like some of these South American matches -- you know, where a hot-headed player or worse, players, chase the referee! I found it funny that the player thought he had a goal, raced to midfield, then slipped and fell -- while the opponents quickly moved downfield and scored!

posted by jjzucal at 09:45 PM on January 28, 2009

Slipped and fell? I think his own mate seemed to horse-collar tackle the guy.

posted by BoKnows at 09:50 PM on January 28, 2009

P.S., I saw some postings on another site claiming one of the "passive offside" players was hindering the goalkeeper. The nearest defender was 6 to 8 yards away from the goal and not in the line of the shot. The linesman missed this one!
Should the referee have held the free kick until he informed the "scorer" that his goal was disallowed? No -- the offended team has every right to take advantage of players who weren't paying attention.

posted by jjzucal at 09:54 PM on January 28, 2009

I saw some postings on another site claiming one of the "passive offside" players was hindering the goalkeeper

He was. If you listen closely, you can hear him shout things like "You do not belong in the Sicilian League of Excellence" and, what really did it was, "I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! You mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!". That will get a call every time.

posted by BoKnows at 10:02 PM on January 28, 2009

I'd love to get a translation of the commentary. Anyone speak Italian?

posted by Fence at 04:59 AM on January 29, 2009

The fact is that American football has always placed intolerable demands on the human body. The hit that knocked out Willis McGahee in the AFC Conference Final was, in my opinion, no less than GBH. Somehow, the body armour has to be scaled back, and the rules changed to force more tackling with the arms (as in rugby). American football will always be a tough, tough game to play, but that doesn't mean that improvements cannot be made. I wonder whether the NFL's response is down to a fear of liability.

posted by salmacis at 09:18 AM on January 29, 2009

Ummm, wrong thread salmacis.

posted by BoKnows at 10:04 AM on January 29, 2009

seems we need romakimmy to show up.

posted by Folkways at 02:35 PM on January 29, 2009

Anyone speak Italian?

Yeah. To sum up:

"Attention! Incredible!"


posted by JJ at 07:44 PM on January 29, 2009

I don't understand why the Ref'(s) kept running around the field while being chased, why not just huddle up next to or near the cops that were on the sideline?

posted by Folkways at 12:30 PM on January 31, 2009

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