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Beefcake
06-18-2010, 08:54 PM
While I'm not clutching my pearls about the apparent phantom call at the end of US-Slovenia for tournament reasons (it was just one call among many after all, and to quote Terry Gannon, the US still "controls its own destiny") ...

... THIS (joeposnanski.si.com/2010/06/18/the-goal-that-wasnt/?eref=sihp) sums up why it's a real shame that the goal was robbed. It would've been a huge watershed moment for the sport in the USA. The comeback would've been historic, but the thrill here would've been so big and so long lasting.

Now, sigh, the US will be forced to win this tournament to make that big splash. :lol:

Beefcake
06-18-2010, 08:59 PM
:scream: Could some Europeans please help me out here?
Nah, not needed. They're just playing contrarian with you (I think). They're just saying "well okay ... but look at this view too".

You're an ice hockey fan (IIRC), i.e. a sport that ends its periods even if the most amazing play in the history of hockey was being set up. This could work in soccer/football, no, vice a referee guesstimating how much stoppage time should be added? :P

Hanna
06-18-2010, 09:02 PM
What kind of sports do you usually watch?
From what I know, doesn't the "time's up" rule apply to pretty much every other sport that has a 'playing time' EXCEPT football/soccer? At least hockey, basketball etc. I admit that there was a time when I also thought the football way is more difficult to figure out but both watching and playing the sport for so long, it's just something that I've become used to. You add 0-5 minutes time to each half depending on how much time committed fools, injuries etc. took. However it isn't necessarily exactly the minutes and seconds announced, it's more of a guideline. If there's a good attack going on, the game is not stopped before the attack is over.

I really can't explain why it's that way. :P I'm just used to it. During the years it's provided a lot of nerve-wrecking seconds when my team has been just about to win. "Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease ref blow the whistle :drama:"

I also just realized that I have real trouble with sports terms in English, so excuse me for all the grammar and vocabulary mistakes in the previous. :P

dots
06-18-2010, 09:02 PM
:scream: Could some Europeans please help me out here?


Blah! I just don't see the logic behind it :( If they say 3 minutes of additional time then I would expect 3 minutes only, not one second more not one second less.

Jackie Sparrow
06-18-2010, 09:14 PM
Blah! I just don't see the logic behind it :( If they say 3 minutes of additional time then I would expect 3 minutes only, not one second more not one second less.
What if someone commits a foul in the penalty area 5 seconds before the game is over? Would not allow them to shoot their penalty?

Unlike ice hockey or basket ball, football is a very slow game and the attacks take a lot of time. In basketball they score every 30 seconds. In football they get a lot less opportunities, so they shouldn't be ruined by blowing the whistle at 90 min.

allezfred
06-18-2010, 09:15 PM
Just for the record, Ireland beat Algeria 3-0 a few weeks ago. Just goes to show how badly England are sucking tonight. :P

Beefcake
06-18-2010, 09:17 PM
90 minutes! Match is over, right? :saint:

skatefan
06-18-2010, 09:18 PM
3 minutes' extra time :P

Hanna
06-18-2010, 09:20 PM
Well, this match sucked. :P It's just awful to watch so many mistakes and unsuccesful passes.

Anything can happen in this group. Go Slovenia. :rofl:

allezfred
06-18-2010, 09:20 PM
:rofl: :rofl:

Going to tune into ITV to see how they spin this one. :D

skatefan
06-18-2010, 09:21 PM
No spinning :lol: They're telling it as it is ;) Going straight to the 'inquest' now :scream:

Beefcake
06-18-2010, 09:23 PM
:rofl: :rofl:

Going to tune into ITV to see how they spin this one. :D
:lol: You have to ponder that one? They'll surely give England nice credit for acheiving the tie.

allezfred
06-18-2010, 09:24 PM
We've got Dietmar Hamann on the panel on Irish TV talking in Scouse/German accented English. :lol:

skatefan
06-18-2010, 09:26 PM
:lol: You have to ponder that one? They'll surely give England nice credit for acheiving the tie.
:lol: Nope, they're complaining like mad about the poor play from all the players ;)

allezfred
06-18-2010, 09:26 PM
Interviewer: "What was missing tonight?"

Steven Gerrard: "Goals." :P