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Robert Huth

League Two Middlesbrough
by HatterInBolly (U8054834) 26 January 2008
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That tackle was horrible! He shouldn't be on the pitch!

I must say he seems to of found his level here but stabbing League 2 players!

Why did Southgate buy him?

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posted Jan 26, 2008

to the hand....thanks...on reflection i must admit i think you are right....its past midnight here and i realise i cant help borohans...i live too far away,i feel bad but hey i do feel for him...maybe u could help i think he needs it

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posted Jan 26, 2008

to the hand....thanks...on reflection i must admit i think you are right....its past midnight here and i realise i cant help borohans...i live too far away,i feel bad but hey i do feel for him...maybe u could help i think he needs it, its that compulsion for the boro thats been his undoing

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posted Jan 26, 2008

He did get the ball, but didn't seem to make of an effort to avoid the follow-through. If it had been against one of the 'top three' he'd have walked.

I was proud the way the lads got on with it and didn't playact (unlike Huth when he got an "elbow in the face"), and no whinging from Billy afterwards (Fergie take note!)

Thought Boro were average today, but hope you beat Chelsea or Aresnal in the next round.

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posted Jan 26, 2008

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Boro are through, but if I was a Boro supporter I would be very disappointed with that performance.
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Actually, I was pleased. No team would play nice football in those conditions- not even Arsenal or Man United. A stodgy, sloped pitch and a high wind, as well as a League Two team determined to prevent skilled players like Arca or Aliadiere having any time on the ball... it was never going to be pretty.

2-0, clean sheet, no replay... I'm very happy with the result and the way it was achieved.

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posted Jan 26, 2008

as boro fan i am shocked at huth's tackle, on another day, had the ref or linesman saw it, he would of been sent off no questions asked and maybe it could have give them a lift.

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posted Jan 26, 2008

I'm a lifelong Boro fan but cannot possibly defend Huth's challenge, it was *almost* as bad as Gazza's challenge on Garry Charles in the '91 Cup Final. <yikes> Yep, he's a lucky boy to have stayed on the pitch. To be fair to the ref, I think his view may have been blocked by the Mansfield player but the linesman surely should have seen it?!

The injustice for all you Mansfield fans is that Huth played fantastically well (along with Wheater) the whole match. I can't remember any time your lot really threatened in the air anywhere near our penalty box.

Yes, the result was a bit flattering to us but as the saying goes: "That's football". As has been said on here though, it was never going to be a pretty match with the conditions the way they were.

Good luck on staying in the league this year. If you play like you did today you'll have no problems. <ok>

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posted Jan 27, 2008

Some terrible challenges which went unpunished, was at the game and the referee was poor and that is being nice to him, Im a referee myself and dont normally have digs at refs but this one really deserves some stick. also the turned down penatly would have changed the game and i was closer to it than the ref and was a definate penalty!
Sad when a premiership sides has to kick lumps out of a league 2 side...enough said

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comment by Phil (U7028166)

posted Jan 28, 2008

Should have been sent off. In fact he should have got 2 red cards. There is no place in football for that, it was a disgraceful tackle. He obviously knew he was going to win the ball and that if he followed through he could do some damage to the Mansfield player. He lined him up! And the referee reaching into his pocket for a yellow card: also a disgrace.

As a football fan I want to know how referees are assessed. Does someone at the FA chat to referees about decisions they have made? By what rationale does a referee see an incident that amounts to a karate kick of an assault and think... "a caution is about right". How can the FA send out officials who do not see a blatant sending off offence?

The lack of professionalism shown in this incident is shocking: from Huth in endangering the career and health of a fellow professional, and the referee in not doing his job. Disgusting!

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posted Jan 28, 2008

Oh come on Stags fans, grow up. Your team raised their game, but it's clear why you're 91st of 92. Huth's foul was bad, but we see them every week, some get reds and some yellows, and no-one knows why except the weird referees. And in any case, we would still have beaten you without Huth.
Still, we know the taste of disappointment at the Boro. And my only real complaint is with the illiterate chap who said we have the 'uglyist' manager in the League. Hey, steady on! Mogga, the great Tony Mowbray, our former centre-half and demi-god, is the ugliest man in England, let alone football management! He makes the 'Gate look like Cary chuffing Grant.

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posted Jan 28, 2008

Huth should have seen Red. That wasn't a tackle - it was assault!!

Any Boro fan that condones that kind of challenge needs help - cos most proper fans realise that there is no place in football for that kind of challenge.

If you are so much better than League 2 - prove it and rise above the physical side. Or compete properly instead of cowardly gutless assaults like that one.

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