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Swansea City reaching their first major Cup final was overshadowed by a moment of madness from Eden Hazard. More
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Walshie i agree some teams have as in chelsea/man city & blackburn but then when you look back at Man Utd & Liverpool they made it thru bringing young players thru thier accademies or from other teams & turning them into great players or by buying one or two big names to steady the ship altho Liverpool reacently have lost thier way. As for the ball boy incident between Swansea & Chelsea it doesnt matter what the ball boy did or not there was no reason for Hazard to act like he did he is a professional football player playing for a top club & should know better.
Graham, I respectfully disagree. Blackburn bought the title too.
In regard to Walshies comment. Only two teams have tried to buy the league and that is Chelsea and man City. They have had to rely on massive handouts from their relative owners. All the other clubs have to rely on their expertise in Marketing ticket sales etc to make a profit and have money available to buy new players. As for last nights debacle reminds me of the Cantonas kick at a spectator at Crystal palace and some of us can remember the penalty he received for his illegal actions. Irrespective of the actions of the ballboy the action taken by Hazzard is totally unacceptable and he should receive a very lengthy suspension not the normal three match suspension for other offenses which occurred on the field of play.
Paul What team post 1975 or so hasn't bought the title. The title has always been won by teams that bought the best and most expensive players and paid the most wages
Chelsea, what's next no Champions League, only in the CL by default anyway, not in the top four. Blackburn bought their way to the top, now the slide begins. Cannot beat Swansea over 2 legs, let's watch and see!
king Marin !
Hey, Robert S, That numpty deserved everything he got, including the prison sentence. He's happy to rush down from the stands to shout racist filth at Cantona but he cried like a baby when Cantona kicked him in the chin. He thought he'd get money out of it, all he got was a prison term. Matthew Simmons, I hope your cell mate had a 12" #$%$ and you got to know every inch of it.
I just saw the hazard incident. The red card should be overturned and Hazard should receive no further sanction. The histrionics out of the ball boy were ridiculous. Hazard did not injure him. He didn't kick out aggressively. He didn't lose his temper. He kicked the ball free of the ball boy and immediately went to retrieve it. This was a nothing nonsense. I never thought I'd be defending Chelsea but there you go.
First as a Tottenham supporter ....i would say i am really glad that Swansea got trought...! Not that i hate Chelsea but i like Swanse`s policy...not a big spending club, but really close togeather as a team which is very sympathetic indeed! And yes, Eurosport, ....Hazard (as much as i admire him as a player) should be definatly sent off for that... (an example ...see Bulgaria vs Armenia)....this is a disgrace to the soccergame...and he has to be punished. I am expecting 5 to 10 match ban!
eden hazard should have been more professional ,why do clubs have ball boys from home clubs the fa should have trained ball boys not assiociated to home clubs ,just like in tennis ,,ball boys from home clubs waste time every week when the ball goes
Ball boy has NO right to hold game up and ref should have stepped in then! As for the lad if he thinks he can take part in the game then he can take the pain. How anyone is comparing this with Cantona physically assaulting a fan I dont know
If a ballboy is stopping you from getting an added bonus of a few thousand pounds, then I'm not saying it is justified, but a fair reason to be angry! The trouble is that money has become the primary object of football and is not a sportsman's game anymore! Enough said!
Just read the commentators comment on the ball boy play acting. Hope you've got a good solicitor yahoo!
When a player runs with the ball to the corner flag and protects the ball from the opponent to count down the last few minutes. Do you see the player kick the opponent in the ribs to get the ball. When they take ages to take throw ins, do they hit opponents in the ribs no.
In case anyone takes it the wrong way, i am not praising Hazard it was a classless act and he deserves to be banned for it..
the boy can not only cheat but act... swansea had a good game and did not need to tell their boys to act like little demons... teaching kids to cheat is it not a crime???
i hear manu looking for a new keeper looks like the kid got safe hands
To be fair to Hazard it was the only thing he done the whole game.
Leslie i found your comments re Cardiff funny. How about Wrexham, Newport, and the other teams in the lower english leagues join the league but they will have to join english fa first. and for those who wonder why there are welsh teams in the league it goes back years but did you know there are english teams in the welsh leagues. I am english by the way
Look you muppets are you blind...Hazard kicked at the ball hard that a CHILD was holding and definitely caught him in the ribs and could easily have injured his arm/s. As someone above said, he should have been arrested not just sent off. There is no justification for this and some of your comments about a child are a disgrace. Shame on the lot of you.
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