OK, I was going to add ‘& Revs fans” but since there are apparently fewer than 10K of them, whats the point? It’s not like they are going to end up seeing this anyway.
My crowning of Steve Nicol stems from comments after the Chicago game last week that the red card on Larentowicz was harsh. His main reasoning for this was that ‘it was only 7 minutes into the game’ and that he perceived Mapp performing a clumsy tackle as well.
He may have a point on Mapp, I disagree but minds can differ there, but Larentowicz challenge was an abomination. (if anyone has a video clip of Mapp’s challenge for comparison I’d gladly post it for comparison)
There is no difference, save for one, between the challenge that nearly crippled Eduardo of Arsenal earlier this year and Latentowicz’s challenge on Preideaux. (see pictures below and Pitch Invasion’s article on the subject as well–seems like they have something to do with every one of these article so far. Great minds think alike I suppose)
The only difference is that Prideaux was able to walk afterwards because his foot wasn’t planted like Eduardo’s.
Many Revs fans have been whining and bitching that very point. Unfortunately Rev fans, there is nothing in the laws of the game that says a player need be crippled for a red card to be issued. A terrible challenge, over the ball, studs up is a red card. That is exactly what Larentowicz did. It shouldn’t matter if it comes 2 minutes into the game or 88 minutes in. If we are going to not abide by rules because the game is early, let’s do away with offside until the 60th minute. Absurd.
Nicol also claimed that the red card ruined their chances. No they didn’t. You conceding a goal 4 minutes in and Parkhurst playing like utter dog shit the rest of the first half ruined your chances. You already lost before Larentowicz was even sent off.
Go back to your office, Stevie, and try to figure out how to stretch the $10 the Krafts give you to run your kiddie club and stop bitching when the rules are applied to your team you whining bitch.