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comment by KOB (U10978128)

posted Jun 16, 2010

I dunno he didnt picked benny mcarthy BIG mistake

he kept Tshabala on for 90 minutes when he was woeful BIG mistake

he didnt change anything when was so obvisouly ineffective at least should went 2 up front

Id say he warrants the sack based on the 2 games i seen

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posted Jun 16, 2010

I am not a soccer fan, but am a SA fan. I watched this game, despite feeling that soccer is a BIG boar. Luck was on the side of Uruguay. That shoulder deflection gave the goalie no chance. The second goal should not have been. Even the bbc commentator acknowledged they were clearly off side. That said SA to me NEVER looked like they could score. I dont think its lack of experience, I never saw ONE SA player who one could say was a stand out. They lack quality. Most of us knew well in advance, that SA had little or no hope of advancing. They have a poor team, ranked somewhere near 90th and but for hoasting, would never have qualified to play in this world cup. Though Uruguay had all the luck it would have been an absolute injustice had they not won. A bad call by the ref however, may well prove to be the deciding factor on goal differential as to which teams advance, and that is a shame. SA lost and deserved to loose.

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posted Jun 16, 2010

Carlos Parreira said about two weeks ago, he will retire after the world cup.

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comment by rigano (U14519397)

posted Jun 17, 2010

I don't think the referee had much of a factor last night, more so the awful tactics Parreira employed. At no stage did they press the ball, they always retreated to their own half and even then with 11 players in their own half nobody marked Forlan, infact nobody marked anyone.

The truth is they are a poor side and a negative manager got the result his tactics deserved.

All credit to Uruguay though as they were excellent on the night.

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posted Jun 17, 2010

The keeper definetly fouled him, there is no question, yes he was offside but it was so marginal its one of those that can go either way.

But the thing SA have to realise is that they did not deserve to win in either of the games they have played. Uruguay thorougly outplayed them in every department and just showed how good forlan is.

The big thing that struck me with the SA's was that they showed some good ability but their decision making was absolutely woeful. They would get themselves into some great positions but once they were there they would time and time again make the wrong decision, it was getting painful.

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posted Jun 17, 2010

Sorry guys but there was contact between keeper and player and the pass through was not offside as we had a SA defender playing 2 Uruguay players on by about 2 yards.


It shouldn't distract from the fact that Uruguay totally outclassed South Africa and fully deserved the win.

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posted Jun 17, 2010

comment by cs15hammer (U5498238)
posted 8 Minutes Ago

SA are cheats at Rugby Union and they s**k at football. Enough said.
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^^^^ nice post. Trying to get a reaction? England havent qualified yet either... oh and the rugby comment, pathetic. haha. doos.

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posted Jun 17, 2010

Red card was harsh, but had to be - keeper just caught him. But what a theatrical dive to make sure! In fact Uruguay made quite a few such dives. Shame, because otherwise they are quite a good team to watch.
I'm afraid SA are really quite poor - they just got away with a draw against Mexico, but I don't think they will get anything out of France.

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comment by kasbah (U3254321)

posted Jun 17, 2010

"Even the bbc commentator acknowledged they were clearly off side." - no they didn't. The commentators said he was onside and it was the right decision.

I do feel sorry for the goalkeeper to be sent off in the home world cup and that is now his world cup finished. He did catch the player thought and it was right in front of goal so I don't think the referee had any choice.

However, I think the player could quite easily have stayed on his feet and tapped the ball into an empty net as there was no-one anywhere near him, but he instead went for a theatrical double twist dive - he hadn't been shot after all.

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posted Jun 17, 2010

South Africa should not feel too downhearted. You are hosting the World Cup and opening the doors to your great nation so that the world can look in. The fact is that football is not your sport. Rugby and cricket are your sports, and every now and then you produce a world class boxer. You are always up with the best at cricket and you are the current World Champions at rugby, and also having won the cup also in 1995 when you made the nation, and Nelson Mandela very proud. Stick to what you are very, very good at, and forget football which basically is a womans sport. Sports like rugby and boxing have passion and commitment, but football is boring, just 22 handbags running around.

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posted Jun 17, 2010

SA have a dodgy brutal Rugby Union side, a bottling cricket team and cannot play football. End of.

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posted Jun 17, 2010

The second goal should not have been. Even the bbc commentator acknowledged they were clearly off side.
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No, they said the only question was about offside, then the replays proved that it was celarly onside and they aknowledged as such.

There was no way that Suarez could have stayed on his feet. He is a selfish little striker, if he was able to tap it in himself he would have done so.

The South African team were just not good enough, despite having the World Cup to look forward to they have gone backwards in recent years. Pienaar is their only good player.

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posted Jun 17, 2010

The linesman decides if it's offside. The ref made the right call.

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posted Jun 17, 2010

Carlos Alberto Parreira obviously was watching a different match from the rest of the world ... SA were shockingly poor and in reality have shown the standard their football is currently at. However they should keep at it, work at nutruing talent and maybe in 4 or 5 world cups time they will have the necessary skill to compete against these teams.

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posted Jun 17, 2010

Uruguay was a superior team and deserved to win whatever the circumstances. South Africa displayed its best team ever and must focus on the development of talent. Unfortunately the leaders of football associations can’t strategize or lead and believe that good coaches can make for players’ shortcomings.

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comment by Phil (U4827019)

posted Jun 17, 2010

Sorry guys but the red card was right, I can't find any real reason to complain about either yellow and Uruguay were clearly the far superior side.

Choildish sniping and name calling aren't going to change those facts, or the result.

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comment by Gary (U12693287)

posted Jun 17, 2010

The decision was correct, its the rule that should be changed as a pen and a yellow would have been enough. South Africa were poor, only there as hosts. It was though a blessing when the pen went in as the ruddy trumpets fell silent for a moment.

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comment by U14366475

posted Jun 17, 2010

SA are a poor side, they are only there because they are the hosts. People seem to think you're good, get real!

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comment by John (U14423769)

posted Jun 17, 2010

Blaming the ref? That's a new one. The South Africa coach has no idea.

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posted Jun 17, 2010

This is mild treatment from the SA hosts, witness the treatment the British Lions got there last year. SA would do anything to win then and will do now with little regard for the rulebook. Watch out France.

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