I have mixed feelings about this situation. I mean, the goalkeeper got a red card for an obvious "dangerous" play, but this was to a man outside the players. I think that this is the right decision since the referee has control over the players during the 90+ mins of the game of which this took place...so I think this was the right decision. What do you guys think?”
Seaniebhoy on Dec 28, 2011 at 12:50:57
“The keeper deserved to be sent off, maybe even arrested. The supporter was down on the ground and no longer a danger, yet the keeper kept on aiming kicks at the man's head. If the supporter had died as a result of his injuries, then the sending off would be the least of Alvarado's problems.”
AAHewetson on Dec 26, 2011 at 13:35:45
“I think that, while a player has no right to defend himself from another player or an official, a player does have the absolute right to defend himself against a spectator. This red card seems more than a bit much.
Look at it another way; given that the security staff at you average soccer game spends most of their time dining on doughnuts, if you know what I mean, it will take an age and then some for security to deal with an unruly fan. In the meantime, is it reasonable to expect the players to stand for a beating?”
“This is a hard post to comment on...as "funny" as it is to hear that someone is legit gay, it also takes great courage to be able to tell everybody about it and in our day and age with the internet, this information will spread around the world instantly. So "kudos" to him.
“This was a poor miss by Brek Shea, but I still give many congratulations to him! He played well and this one "fluke" moment for him personally should not dampen it. However, fluke is in quotation marks because there were many "fluke" moments of not scoring for the US this game.”
Aug 22, 2011 at 14:45:00
Although the guns were shot outside the stadium, this just brings to mind some bad events that have happened at sporting facilities. There have been major instances such as the bomb in the Atlanta Olympics or more recently such as the Premier League postponing the Tottenham-Everton game due to riots in London. I think that this just should make people fans of the game and be able to work together. In this game where the shots were fired, I'm pretty sure that the Santos and Morelia fans didn't quite care about which team they were rooting for then!
I have never heard of this before! This is a pretty cool opportunity for some of these players to get some exposure if they are any good and if they are not...well then at least they get to be "unhomeless" for a week! I wish there was a video so we could watch some play to see how good they are!
Although Samuel Eto'o is a great, great player...I would not consider him worth (money wise) about the same as RONALDO PLUS MESSI. Personally, he isn't even worth one of them. He is a great player though and so a big move for him isn't surprising. I think that when he left Barcelona for Inter Milan, he seemed in the deal to be so much worse than Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The deal was to get Ibra for Eto'o plus a hefty sum. So I am glad that Eto'o is on the positive side of the deal...however, with his salary now he will be getting about $400,000 a WEEK! That is some crazy money! What do you think this says of the Russian League having both Eto'o and Roberto Carlos?
“Kei Kamara is an interesting player in my opinion. He can be very dangerous in the air, with his skill or as the video suggests, with his shooting. However, he is a bit inconsistent and I think that is partly his reason for his moves from team to team he has done. I thought him and Ching were good together at Dynamo, but I also think KC is a good fit for him. Not a spectacular goal in itself; but hopefully it can create some confidence and stability.
“I think this is a pretty good move for the LA Galaxy and for Robbie Keane. The Galaxy have moved JP Angel to Chivas USA clearing a spot for the Designated Player role for Keane. Having Keane, Beckham, Donovan and Todd Dunivant, the Galaxy are going to be very, very tough to beat.
“It's the opening weekend, I'm sure nerves played a part...nontheless, with the Premiership the way it is now you can't really afford to drop points in too many matches as the difference between 10th place and relegation is hair thin.”
Roshi98 on Aug 16, 2011 at 14:52:13
“I actually think QPR, who were a bit unlucky against Bolton, will finish lower mid-table, with Swansea and Norwich both flirting with relegation. Wigan still tops my list for demotion. Unlike the other two promoted clubs QPR actually has real cash flow and they're looking at getting a new owner in short order. If they can complete that deal before the close of this window they might be able to short up their roster with some quality players.
Of course it's early days in league play and nobody looked particularly impressive. ManU really pulled a win out of nothing and Swansea were simply outclassed top to bottom by ManC. For me Chelsea actually looked the most composed. My beloved LFC had the best first half of any club in game 1 but that wasn't enough to take three points. Once the clubs all have a chance to settle we'll have a glimpse of how the campaign will sort itself out.”
“This has got to be scary for those playing goalkeeper! From personal experience, these are some of the toughest guys out there though so I think this guy will end up being fine.
I have heard some people say that keepers need more protection; however, I totally disagree. This doesn't happen that often and every player can have this happens. I have seen videos of strikers pressing the defenders when the defenders have the ball and the defenders just clear it and it hits the striker square in the face...this just happens and shouldn't have any kind of rules against it.
“I think that this will basically be a long season for the promoted clubs with all three of them getting destroyed score wise...however, some of them held their own in the run of play and just found themselves on the wrong side of the score line.
However, Man City dominated Swansea and I totally agree with Fox Soccer when they say that Aguero's presence begs the question, "Carlos Who?" This should be making Argentina very happy! Now they have Aguero, Higuain and most importantly, Messi.”