Thursday, 14 April 2011

Best of the Day. Tuesday/Wednesday.

Because I played on Tuesday I didn't see any of the other games so I decided to combine the two days:

Game: Colombia vs Laos. Maybe not a thriller score-wise but the fans were really out for this one. Laos scored some real terrific goals which made it worthwhile too. More to come on that.

Team: Nigeria. Beat Italy in what was a must win game for them. They needed all three points to keep pace in their group and they delivered. Will need to continue this trend as their games are only going to get harder.

Player: David Brown - ROI -Actually had a to consider a few players here. Both Adam Ailsby and Bryan Murrell turned in strong games for Laos and the blond kid on Serbia managed to poach 2 goals vs Ireland but Brown managed to score 5. Very Dimitar Berbatov-esque. That seals it for me.

Goal: Adam Ailsby - Laos - I would have loved to put my free kick on here from 30 yards out but Ailsby had to go and top it. A long ball played in to Ailsby who managed to convert and outrageous back heel volley into the top corner. Great stuff.

Save: Austria's GK - Again not really a specific save but he kept Austria in the game for way longer than most thought he would. A really solid outing for the keeper. Wicked beard too!

Tackle: Italy #11 - He was out of control. Literally I am not sure he could control his body. Received a card for persistent infringement 6 minutes in. That's right 6 minutes!

Gaffe: Sean Riggs - El Salvador - Riggs made a mess of what should have been a sure goal when the ball rebounded off the goalie leaving Riggs with a tap in from 6 yards out. CLANK! Post. A little too casual.

Peeve: The non red card in our ROI game. Maybe this is only because I played in that game but red cards have to be given for obvious red card offenses. In this situation Brown was on a clear breakaway and the obvious last man just kicked out his legs. Easiest call in the book but nope yellow. I get adjusting the FIFA Law's a bit but simply saying you're going to win anyway is unacceptable. Is punching me in the face only a yellow if people know we are going to win?

 Also I am having a few problems with the older comments. Working on fixing it!

18 comments:

Kirk O'Dooley said...

Is that what the Ref said?

Mike Collins said...

The players on the other team did and I can guarantee it went through his thought process.

Anonymous said...

It was a total red card the fans were waiting for the ref to show red. Reffing like that is what make everyone mad during this tournament.

Anonymous said...

The ref told me it wasnt a red card cos i was "holding his hand".... not sure how this was possible when i was a couple of strides ahead of him..

DB

Chris said...

Guy from Scotland got a Red Card for the exact same thing against Canada. I didn't see the ROI one, but the Scotland player even played all ball, but went in from behind on the Canada player on a breakaway...Red card. would be nice to see consistancy in those types of calls.

Anonymous said...

OK Mike, I'm not sure that is the best analogy. I think most of us that play against you would agree that punching you in the face shouldn't even be a yellow card whether you are winning or not. In fact, if your teeth cut someone's hand I would be in favour of you getting the yellow card :)

Andy

Anonymous said...

Andy you're an idiot. Please shut up.

Anonymous said...

Andy your a huge idiot. You can shut up and never come back. Just a useless talent that Andy kid.

Anonymous said...

Andy is a stud, hes the root of the Yorkton team. Anyone else have something funny to say? obviously not it`s just constant bashing. So get real Anonymous muppets,

Andy Dobko

Anonymous said...

People fear what they do not understand, Andy. Keep the armadillo power rolling.

Anonymous said...

Haha unreal Andy, but no more joking on the forum people get upset. On a serious note lets be honest you were at least trying to hold his hand David.

ps. Mikey no more slacking on the blogs I wait all day to hear your in-depth look at the days games, although well done calling out Riggs you have to keep him humble, you know how he gets.

Stevie D

Mike Collins said...

Haha Andy, I am not sure everyone appreciates your sense of humor. I personally really enjoyed it. And Steve your right I quite often find that David tries to hold my hand in the dressing room. Its a little awkward. As for the armadillo comment. I don't even know what to make of that. That's quote of the day stuff right there.

Anonymous said...

I knew you would know it was a joke Mike but just to be sure I put the damn smiley face symbol at the end. Jeez, I think you have a fan/stalker who wants to protect you.

Andy

Pele' said...

The intensity and competition is becoming extremely tense!...Teams that play NOT to lose will lose. Teams that go for it will be successful.

Need to keep the updates and stories happening on this blog. You will be surprised how many people are following this blog!
The spirit of this blog is truly authentic to soccer.

I have been involved in soccer in Regina for over 50 years and sincerely appreciate how you maintain and present stories pertaining to the game locally and professionally.

Anonymous said...

I thought what took place in the changing room stayed in the changing room? I guess I was wrong! I will never try to hold your hand again.

DB

Darko said...

hahahah blond kid on Serbia...good description...

Mike Collins said...

Haha yeah. Not my best work.

Darko said...

its all good...to be honest the guy deserved a red card but the kick to the ribs on me was kinda harsh too..also could you update the golden boot list...