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Old 10-07-2006   #1
Roberto
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OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

Disgusting....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foot...06/5154248.stm

It would appear the votes were counted at half time, therefore the vicious head butt had not happened.

I'm sorry but, as much as I respect Zidane's talent and achievement, he commited an act of gross misconduct (and criminal assault), shamed himself and his country and tarnished an otherwise unblemished career. Him getting this award is tantamount to FIFA saying it's OK to head butt opponents so long as you are a great player.

So much for their Fair Play initiative.

Rob

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Old 10-07-2006   #2
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

As much as i like zidane i agree that shouldn't have been awarded.

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Old 10-07-2006   #3
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

Of course he should have.

Even though he did do it, he was still the best player in the World Cup, probably by a country mile!

Just my opinion though.

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Old 10-07-2006   #4
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

I hope it's recinded.
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Old 10-07-2006   #5
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

I'm sorry, but I really don't think Zidane was the best player, headbutt or not. Riquelme of Argentina was much better as were a few of the Germans. Cannavaro was more consistent as was Pirlo.

Everyone seems to be seeing Zidane's performance through rose tinted glasses. He's a distinguished player who is retiring and "wouldn't it be so nice if he won the World Cup in his last game". Well, all he won was shame and derision. He even bottled out on the headbutt. A "real" man would've butted Matarazzo in the face, mashing his nose up

His actions are inexcusable, FIFA have set a bad example in awarding him this accolade and he should disappear in shame. He has no defence.

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Old 10-07-2006   #6
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

He should not have got it. No matter how good he played, what he did out weighed it. He really should of known better.

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Old 10-07-2006   #7
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

What would you know, you're a girl !!! LOL


(sits back and waits for response stating that she won the Fantasy Footie.....again !!)

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Old 10-07-2006   #8
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

Is it his fault he's getting the award? No.

At the end of the day, don't disrespect his mum/family and he won't nut you. Just because he is a sportsman doesn't mean he hasn't got a temper and more to the point isn't allowed to unleash it.

I happened to think the head-butt the the chest was quite creative in fact, either way he got his point across!

There's no doubt he'll go down as one of the greats, just like Cantona did... "Kung-fu kick" or not...

Ben.

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Old 10-07-2006   #9
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

It dosent matter what the bloke said to him, he's a grown man, not a child. He should be able to control his temper as a proffesional sports man. I think the same about Rooney, which is why they were not in my fantasy football team which, by the way, I won

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Old 10-07-2006   #10
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

Ben, the very fact he is a sportsman means he is most definitely not allowed to unleash his temper in such a violent manner.

Psyching out opponents and putting them off verbally is a part of the game (any game) and has been so for centuries. The wise players take it and use it to fuel their performance and shove the words back down the opponents throats with superior skill and ability and beating them fair and square. By rising above it, they win the battle. What Matarazzo said is of little consequence. He may have questioned his parentage, told him that Zidane's wife took it up the wrong 'un in bed last night, or called him a baldy, ancient frog, but whatever he said, Zidane should have walked away and got on with the job of trying to beat Italy at football.

William Gallas is quoted in the press today, saying that Matarazzo goaded Zidane into his actions (no sh*t, sherlock) and that Matarazzo's silence after the game was an admission of guilt !! I think that if Zidane felt so aggrieved, why is he keeping silent ?? Because he knows he has committed a terrible act of which he should be rightfully ashamed. If he's the dignified man that many claim him to be, he'll hand the Golden Ball to Canavarro.

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Old 10-07-2006   #11
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

I think not only should he NOT be awarded the prize, he should be fined, heavily, and also made to apologise to the world, live on TV.

It is no wonder kids these days think it is acceptable to beat each other up, its ****ing discgraceful much like my language..

Damn football, damnit to hell!

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Old 10-07-2006   #12
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

...or just play a real mans sport where violence is part and parcel of the game...Like Ice Hockey
Someone badmouthed me, I practically broke his colarbone...and he at the age of 32 and me at the age of 16. How stupid must he of felt

Have to admit...he went down like a sack of sh*t tho, much like most footballers. Which is half the reason I don't nessesarily watch it as I'm sick of the diving and then getting up 30 seconds later anfter that "magic sponge" has done its trick.


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Old 10-07-2006   #13
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

hehe that magic spray.. wow its mega stuff, they should make it for Fiats..

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Old 10-07-2006   #14
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

he deserved it, last ever game, amazing player, lost his cool in the last minute, i blame the italian for saying whatever he did, zidane is only human after all.
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Old 10-07-2006   #15
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Re: OT - Zidane wins Golden Ball Award

******. Every player knows how to psyche another player out with words, it happens all the time. Get close enough to the pitch at any football game and you can sometimes hear the players questioning each others parentage. At the end of the game, they all have a drink in the bar and it's never even mentioned. It's been part of the game for decades, if not longer.

Zidane has probably done the very same himself on hundreds of occasions.

What he did was inexcusable and you cannot lay any blame whatsoever at the feet of Materazzi. Zidane was an idiot, plain and simple. He and he alone is to blame.

The saddest thing is that all we seem to be talking about now is that French **** and not the victory of the Italian team which is far more important.

Boy I wish I was at the Circus Maximus tonight....





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