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April 19, 2005

Just a football match?

Having just played a fairly even (in my opinion) game of football, which resulted in a draw, i'm thinking a bit about how it went.

It really could have turned nasty, thanks in particular to one person on the opposing team. I understand that people get fired up in a game, but is there really any need for continued comments, such as 'come on, these guys are s*** – we should be winning this' and other comments about the way we were playing, our team in general and comments aimed at individuals. Also, given that we needed a win to get through to the cup, we had no desire to time-waste!

I hope the guy who did it doesn't again, because I think it only made our team play better, so he may have cost his team a win. I think that has been the only time we've played this season where we've got so little respect.

As one member of our team put it, if one of our missing players was around 'he would have been kicked over the perimeter fence…'

Well played to everyone else for a tough, even game.

My point is that football can be a hard game where tempers flare, but shouldn't you have a certain level of respect for your opposition? Any comments?


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