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Fulham - McCarthy`s View on That Tackle!

Fulham - McCarthy`s View on That Tackle!

Mick McCarthy is a character who tends to tell it as he sees it.

Following on from his sides last gasp defeat at Craven Cottage, Mick faced the press and spoke about the incident that saw Bobby Zamora sidelined for several months, remarking,

"Suddenly we are the devil incarnate in the Premiership. We`re far from it. It`s grossly unfair."

"I was sorry to hear about Bobby Zamora but even Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy said to me it was a fair tackle. It was a good tackle."

Is he right or has he called it totally wrong?

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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Sunday September 12 2010
Time: 11:10AM


With regards to the tackle, I think what he says is fair enough. But, taking into account the whole game, the chants of 'Mick McCarthy, what a *****er!' were completely justified. You can barely call what they played, 'football', and as soon as they were aware of how shocking the ref was, they seemed to take every opportunity to shirt pull/kick/generally attack every player we have. I understand that if you're away from home, you have to be tactically astute and deploy your side in a different way, but, it was disgraceful. If we decided to be truly pedantic, Van Damme's goal wouldn't have counted due to a foul on Hangeland, and we would have had a couple of penalties. On top of that, Mick's claim in his post-match press conference that we made the worst two tackles of the game, is a comment worthy of Mock the Week or any other sarcasm-based TV comedy show. I had a lot of respect for Wolves before this game, but it's gone out of the window. The only respect I do hold is for their fans, as they're a great bunch.
12/09/2010 12:38:00
Sorry, I went off on one. :D
12/09/2010 12:38:00
Well said mate. And I want to mind you all, if a player doing as they say "a fair tackle" but inflicting a bad injury to the other player. Does it count as "fair"?? You can say that it was an "accident" right? But as far as a "fair" tackle goes... it shouldn't be something that comes out with an injury to others!!!
12/09/2010 20:27:00
That's a pretty good point ameri_nf!
12/09/2010 20:29:00
If Mick hadn't sent his team out ready to rough us up then perhaps Henry wouldn't even be attempting unnecessary tackles like the one on Bobby. You have to blame the manager for the instructions he gave the players. In most games, as a team that play good passing football, you can carry on trying to play your game and rely on the ref to deal with the thugs...on this occasion the ref and linesmen were absent. On the occasions that I have seen Dowd I have always thought that he was too pally with players and at times controversial. I now believe that he is a liability to the credibility of the game
12/09/2010 20:55:00
I hope that Wenger watches the game and has a swipe at them, as it seems our manager is not prepared to do so...
12/09/2010 20:56:00
Oh for gods sake put your dummys away , Bobbys break was how he fell , It was a great tackle and bobby got hurt , If anything it effected us more so , Because a few of our players went off there game when it happened , You won and was the better team , Saying that , Why dont you get a new ground , Its the pokiest ****hole of a ground in the league !!!!
12/09/2010 21:03:00
The size of our ground is a rather petty and nonsensical point to make, but, in response, Craven Cottage is out home and I think I speak for most of us when I say I'd prefer to stay there. Bobby's leg break isn't the thing that upset me most, more the way your team played throughout the game. I have never seen Wolves as a dirty side before yesterday, so I don't feel this way because of a media influence. Glady though, we, and football, won.
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