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Yes. I thought Cech's interview was priceless. I don't remember it word for word but it went something like:
Petr, what do the Chelsea players think about not being awarded a stonewall penalty at the end there?
PC: Well, everyone can see what happened. You can see it on the telly. But the one important person who didn't see anything was the referee so it was no penalty. United played very well and got their goal and left us with a mountain to climb at Old Trafford. So we have to go and climb the mountain. We can do it.
"But can you believe the penalty wasn't given?"
PC: Well, it wasn't given. It doesn't matter if I believe it or not, it wasn't given, so now we have to go and win.
"So what was the difference between you and United tonight."
PC: They scored a goal and we didn't.
"So what do Chelsea have to do to win this tie?"
PC We have to go to OT and score and win the match.
"And don't you think that if the referee had awarded you a stone-wall penalty this would make the game fairer?"
PC Well, he didn't give a penalty so we have to go and score at Old Trafford now.
"So Petr, if I offer you the Man of the Match award, will you at least say that the officials were incompetent idiots who shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a cup tie?"
PC: No, I think it is hard for referees to see everything in the moment and the important thing now is for us to go and win.
"Not even that it was a fucking disgrace"
"Fuck who? Fuck that? Fuck off?"
PC: United played well tonight. We'll be trying to win next week.
"Thank you Petr." [Off-camera] Well, that was a fucking waste of time.
Think you may have added your own little satire on the end there. But yes, I felt like that was the general jist of it. Cech handled the questions very well.
It does irritate me though. If you dont give the interviews you get fined (as Fergie looks like he is going to be). If you do, and answer the questions fielded to you, you get banned/fined.
The more I see from the FA these days, the more I think they havent got a clue!
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I may have slightly imagined some of it.
Maybe the only people who should ever get interviewed are goalkeepers. They often give the impression that they have more intellect than the rest of the team put together. Certainly I'd rather hear from VDS than Rooney or Ferdinand. Rooney's interviews are ridiculous for his embarrassment and his desperation not to say the wrong thing, against his whole instinct. Ferdinand thinks he's an intellectual but just comes over as Plug, in looks and words.