What I didn't like about the World Cup 2010

Discussion in 'Soccer' started by GWTJ, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. GWTJ

    GWTJ Mentor

    Jul 21, 2005
    New Jersey
    Now that the World Cup is over, I would like to vent a little about what bothered me watching the World Cup. I can't beleive that I am the only one bothered by these things.

    1.) The flopping - I have never seen so many attempts to draw calls as I saw in this World Cup. Are these guys men or not? Replays showed again and again that guys went down like they were shot by a sniper without ever being touched. The big problem for me was that it worked. Teams did it all tournament long and Spain was flopping throughout the final match. Instant replay needs to be brought in to stop all this flopping even more so than to see if goals are good or not. If a player is caught flopping he should receive the yellow card.

    My daughter played H.S. soccer and now plays college soccer and there is no flopping during games. Players just play the ball and only go down if brought down. The art of selling bogus fouls to the referee is not one these girls seem to have picked up on. My son's college was ranked in the top ten in D1 soccer rankings and again I never saw the flopping during the 4 or 5 games I watched.

    2.) Wake me up when there is a shot on goal, please. It seems like I saw very few good shots on goal that actually headed to an empty corner of the net. Goals scored were either very easy rebounds or point blank shots with a very high percentage of going in. Just about every shot at the goal from any distance went either wide or over the net. Players even missed penalty kicks. Spain only scored 8 goals the whole tournament.ZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!

    3.) Italy got knocked out in pool play. [​IMG]
  2. Deadlift

    Deadlift Hall of Famer

    Aug 2, 2007
    North Carolina
    I also wish there was more scoring. I was watching ESPN 3-days ago, and the soccer panel said that the Cup Final would likely be low-scoring.

    Well, can't get much lower than 1 goal. The American press is likely going to push the message now - "that Soccer is boring; It doesn't matter anyway."

    Obviously, if a black team had won 1-0, we wouldn't have heard the end of it about how they were such ebony titans, and how we are so blessed to have witnessed their "dominance, creativity and talents"...
  3. waterbed

    waterbed Mentor

    Apr 4, 2007
    Outside North America
    a lot of the matches at attitude where their is less air pressure, the players where no used to that, and shooted a lot of over the net
  4. accesscrimea

    accesscrimea Guru

    Nov 5, 2008
    Many people partly blame the new and very light ball for the lack of accuracy on long range shots.
  5. Thrashen

    Thrashen Hall of Famer

    Jun 4, 2007
    The "diving"Â￾ was truly absurd, with the worst example being the Uruguay-Ghana game"¦in which a Ghanaian player was writhing on the pitch every 1-2 minutes. It was a little too NFL-like for me.

    Another thing that was quite bothersome was the bizarre officiating inconsistencies from referee-to-referee, from minute-to-minute, and from match-to-match. The best example of which was during the Germany-Serbia game, in which Klose was immediately sent off for making two routine challenges in the opening minutes. There were literally dozens of other challenges that were far more malicious and/or careless in nature. Despite the fact that plenty of yellow cards were given, no additional suspensions were administered. Compare this to the liberal officiating during the Holland-Spain final"¦in which a Holland's De Jong was able to spike Xabi Alonso in the upper chest area without repercussions (and numerous other hardcore challenges were made, especially by Holland). Not to mention the USA-Slovenia call, the Argentina offsides call, the disallowed English goal versus Germany, etc.
  6. Jimmy Chitwood

    Jimmy Chitwood Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2005
    i didn't like all the diving, either. that is the one part of the game i really wish would change ... aside from the international love affair with blacks, that is.

    but what i really didn't like about World Cup 2010 was the horrid african't teams. an all-time high number of 6 african't sides (7 if you include honorary member France, aka Senegal North) were invited to the world's biggest stage.but to the dismay of multi-cultists everywhere, the blacks simply couldn't dance.

    as this column points out, six (not counting Senegal North) of the best from Africa were a HUGE disappointment.

    here's an excerpt:

    as an aside, i smirk when these libtards cry and gnash their teeth. they must be equally anguished by the fact that the best african't side is the one national team not filled with black african'ts: Egypt. somehow they always seem to forget Egypt ... i wonder why that is. [​IMG]
  7. Europe

    Europe Mentor

    Oct 26, 2008
    I think the officiating was bad. They need more officials and instant replay.

    Too many African teams.

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