Tuesday, November 25, 2008

No, I don't mean Manny

ONE day, as I'm surveying the latest 'outcome of the FFA match review panel' press release, I wonder if I'll stumble across the name Muscat?


Blogger Carlo said...

I don't think any bookie would give you odds on him not being there. Much like the name Tiatto because if you have that name it is ok to do both two foot studs up challenges and elbow people in the face.

Tue. Nov. 25, 09:30:00 am AEDT  
Anonymous Neil said...

Not going to happen Tony. :)

Maybe it will happen when the Match Review Panel gives Terry McFlynn two weeks for swearing at a ref instead of the one that he was given. See Archie Thompson incident earlier in the season.

Wed. Nov. 26, 10:24:00 am AEDT  
Blogger The Round Ball Analyst said...

Gents, the lack of consistency and accountability at times is becoming an absolute joke. Neil makes one of many obvious comparisons.

On Frid there were elbows flying all over the shop, first Muscat then Caceres and then Celeski, all escaped the "match review panel".

I'd love to known the process afforded to these match reviews, how all encompassing they are?

The response from hq's appears at times to be motivated by whatever is in the mainstream press, and if there's absolutely no ctitical attention on someone like Muscat, he continues to get away with things.

Wed. Nov. 26, 09:46:00 pm AEDT  
Blogger Hamish said...

An amen to your comment Tony. Particularly that the "response from hq's appears at times to be motivated by whatever is in the mainstream press." There is no consistent process of review, and arbitrary review is worse than no review at all.

Thu. Nov. 27, 03:12:00 am AEDT  
Blogger pippinu said...

I think Muscat is the least of our problems.

The MRC was willing to give Ney Fabiano 9 weeks (half a season!!) on an incident that no one actually witnessed, not even the ref who booked him, and yet Joel Griffiths has come up with just about the most vicious violent act we have ever witnessed - and everyone saw it!

He has intentionally chased a player down and then kicked him in the knee with full intent with the ball nowhere in sight, and that has received 2 weeks, the same as Spike who got 2 weeks for an action that was a 50/50 red.

Absolutely no crediblity.

Fri. Nov. 28, 10:07:00 am AEDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whilst our new rulers might be better than the last ones ...

we, the aussie footballing public, will have to keep them in line.

very glad they are here running things, but i wouldn`t say i trust them completely.

2 weeks for griffo and 2 for spike really sends a muddled, wrong message. and turning a blind eye to our tiatto`s and muscats isn`t good for the game.

hi pippinu,

in a recent queensland v victory game, packer tried to get celeski carded for an arm to the face that didn`t happen ... and then i started to think about fabiano? did it really happen? do i trust cornflakes?


Fri. Nov. 28, 10:23:00 am AEDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To take up the point made about Joel G, how the f@k did Karl Dodd escape any penalty with a karate kick retaliation like that?



Sat. Nov. 29, 12:33:00 am AEDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i gotta say ...

the match review panel is about as transparent as an elephant.

if you know your wild african and asian animals, you`ll know that elephants are NOT transparent. at all.

ok. i suck at metaphors.

and the match review panel is as consistent as ...

ok. i`ll stop.


Sat. Nov. 29, 12:48:00 pm AEDT  

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