Football is my religion,
Parken is my cathedral,
Matt David Messias is NOT my Messias,
FC København is my god.
The update is a bit late for what I'm about to talk about, but what the hell. Let's turn the time back 8 days, the date is now the 29th of September, it's a thursday and the weather is absolutely horrible. The time is about 20:45 CET. The place is Parken, Copenhagen. Everything is set for the great european success for FC København. We got a splendid result in the first leg in Hamburg, where we in fact where unlucky only to get 1-1. Andre Bergdølmo had a free kick on the underside of the bar and Alvaró Santos had a header on the post on the following corner kick. Back to the story though:
'We knew that we would be forced all the way back by a very attacking team led by Rafael van der Vaart. But we withstood the pressure and they didn't score. They didn't even get any really big chances, since our defence is the best in Denmark for ages. Our goalkeeper is also fantastic, Jesper Christiansen, who is one of the most loved players in the club now. He showed why after 70 minutes, where the fantastic English referee Matt David Messias decided to give Hamburg a penalty kick. I don't know if you all know the rules of when there is hands in football. But when you got the arm into your body, then it's not on purpose. But Matt David Messias said: PENALTY! Ok, Sergey Babarez' shot was saved by the magnificent Jesper! We were still alive! We could still make the sensation and knock out Hamburger SV from the UEFA Cup! With 80 minutes gone, something went wrong in the head of Mr. Messias. In the last 10 minutes of the game he managed the following: 8 yellow cards (adding them to the 6 others he gave before that, it's 14! 14 yellow cards!), 4 red cards and…'
'We're in the 91st minute of the game. Mr. Messias has added 4 minutes of time and Hamburg can't get a grip on the game. They're playing with 5 players in the attack and just kicks long, high balls forward towards Babarez and van Buyten. Unfortunally for them Michael Gravgaard and subbed-in Dan Thomassen is just unbeatable in the central defence. A high ball goes into the box, the referee is blowing his whistle! Free kick to FC København? NO! IT'S A PENALTY! 91 minutes gone and Messias decides to give a penalty. But for what? Hands? But his arm was hanging straight at the body! So, Messias gives a penalty for the same thing as he gave the first one? IN THE 91st MINUTE??!??!?!??!?!?! Rafael van der Vaart scores and seems to have sent Hamburger SV to the group stage of the UEFA Cup. The FC København players are yelling at Messias, but still in a hurry to restart the game. There's still 3 minutes left of the added time and the chance for an equaliser is still alive. 10 FC København players are standing at the middle of the field, ready to run and get the goal. One of them, Peter Møller, also know as “Nummer 32″, is yelling at Messias. He already has a booking and Messias sees no other option that to show him the second yellow card, which meant a sending off for Møller. Nothing wrong in that decision, just get the game started! The referee makes a little show which takes about 30-45 seconds. The ball is back in play. Rafael van der Vaart comits a foul which goes unnoticed and he rushes down the wing, in possesion! Michael Silberbauer slaughters him from the back and recives a direct red card! Nothing wrong in that decision, but Messias is around 1 and a half minute about getting the game restarted. And he blows his whistle just after the game is restarted…'
If you ask me this looks like it's staged that hamburger SV should get the penalty, but I'm not blaming them for anything, since they were as hurt by the completely strange decisions of Messias. They had one sending off and the manager were sent to the stands. Also there were a clear penalty for Hamburger SV, but that was not blown for, hence I'm not that mad about the first one against us, since we deserved that one, even though not in that exact decision, but I guess it was “compensation”. Ah well, it's all just sour grapes from my side… I think it's very strange that a referee who were degraded from Premier League referee to 2nd Division referee due to bad judgement, is able to have the whistle at games on international level. It's all just a piece of shite, that's how it is. I really feel that we were the better team over the 180 minutes of football and we deserved to go through. Guess I'll have to make do with the fact that we are unbeatable in the league. 12 games gone and we've won 9 and drawn 3 which equals a smashing 30 points. Unfortunally one of the draws were away at Brøndby, who are 2nd placed 4 points after. Brøndby who actually made it into the group stage of the UEFA Cup. But since they were seeded in the 1st round draw, they got FC Zürich, who is a much easier opponent. They went through with a 3-2 win.
OH! I got an extra job to earn some more money. I'm building stages for a big stagebuilding company! It's hard work, but money is GREAT! Talk to you all later, hopefully my mood is better than it is right now. If Denmark wins tomorrow at home against Greece, then we still have a minimal chance to get a play-off spot for the World Cup. Then Albania has to hold Turkey for at least a draw and we win away in Kazakhstan, it's us who's going to the play-offs! I'm not very optimistic though. Have fun…Tags: Football, LiveJournal