Footballers are pissed off now!

But then, maybe not. Do footballers have a conscience regarding sporting morality and fair play?
Footballers are ever looking out for ways to cheat and gain advantage in any way they can. Tonight the Lexi Thompson/ Dinah Shore ruling has been highlighted. They have another rule to overcome when playing the game of golf.

 

 

Golf, you bloody fool!

Golf, you just kicked Lexi Thompson in the stomach.

Mid-round, playing immaculate, powerful, golf and with a comfortable lead she was called for a previous day rule infringement.

Lexi is one of the most gifted honest kind and generous sports ladies around today. She always recognises her fans and they adore her.

The incident that caused a 2 stroke penalty, doubled to 4 strokes, was discovered by a TV viewer to have occurred in the previous days round. Not all the field were televised. So not all the field was under scrutiny by television viewers
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The replay of the incident involved a putt of about 15 inches on a perfect patch of green. The penalty was for replacing a marked ball millimetres off the original marked spot – with absolutely no benefit to the player.

We now have a distraught golfing diamond, a winner who knows she did not have a winning score and a public who is very pissed off with the rules. No way should a ruling be allowed in retrospect, after finish of a days play.

To my mind a panel should have been set up to review this incident and have the power, at the very worst, to adjust the penalty to 2 strokes. Even with a 2 stroke penalty Lexi Thompson would have rightly won the Dinah Shore Championship.

As it turned out Lexi lost a play off activated because she actually suffered the full 4 strokes for signing a wrong card. Understandably, affected by the situation, Lexi drove into deep rough. Her opponent hit the green in two.
Golf is apparently governed by knowledgeable, wise, and often captains of industry.

Golf, you bloody fool, you really messed up this time.

Journalists be damned!

 

Where are the top sport and political journalists?

My opinion of journalism is very low and highly suspicious.
They often appear mischievous, flippant or pompous.
They accept corporate scripts and write anything that will reward with money.
Content being at most secondary.

Sports journalists are simply Gossip Rattle Traps
Political journalists are pathetically, bought biased, or blind.

Football: Unethical Selfish Real Madrid

“Ramon Calderon, ex-president of the Spanish giants, claimed on Tuesday that a £100million bid would not be a problem for Real.”  – clip from a news report.

Regularly over many years the selfish politics of Real Madrid act out without a care for other clubs and the ethical rules of football. Keep your politics inside your club Calderon. Your shenanigans gain no respect from the rest of us.

Emergencies: Water purifier

Could our clean water supply ever be challenged?

Just in case, I recently purchased a portable MSR Guardian Water Purifier!
This model provides the following benefits.
Physically removes in one easy step:

VIRUSES
Like:
Norovirus / Norwalk
Rotavirus
Hepatitis A virus

BACTERIA
Like:
E. coli
Shigella
Salmonella
Cholera

PROTOZOA
Like:
Giardia
Cryptosporidium
Amoebae

PARTICULATE
Like:
Sediment
Silt
Dirt

Football: A job for John Terry

To allow the experience and leadership of John Terry to leave Chelsea would be a ‘criminal’ act against the sport of football. The Chelsea Academy of young potentials would benefit greatly from John’s commitment, knowledge and footballing nous.

He would give Chelsea the chance to progress Chelsea schooled youngsters through to the first team. Thus ending the dreadful record of frustrated Chelsea youngsters being no more than loanees to other clubs around the world.

To say nothing of the savings on purchasing high cost contracts from competing academies!

Football: Bring in technology – NOW!

The standard of referees and linesmen is poor. And most times its not their fault.

Nowadays the game is a lot faster putting added demands on referees and linesmen. So many matches are marred by bad calls that potentially affect the game being played, the loyal fans wanting fairness, and clubs who in some cases stand to lose millions. To say nothing about being deprived of top honours due to bad decisions on the field.

Just watched a prestigious match between Manchester City and Monaco. The entertainment provided by two outstanding attacking teams was a joy. However the defence of both teams was poor, the performance by the referee was poor, and linesmen decisions were below par.

Why on earth is technology being purposely blocked with the pathetic excuse that it would kill the soul of the game. Also a very dubious Yellow Card was handed out. Wrongly delivered cards once again impinge on fairness and the future progress of the penalised team.

Backup can be provided to the match referee in a matter of seconds most times. With common sense, technology will vastly improve the fun that is football.

FOR HEAVENS SAKE BRING IN THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AND
CLEAN UP THE BILLION POUND GLOBAL FOOTBALL INDUSTRY.