Re: UEFA Champions/Europa League 2012-13 Thread - EGame about to go Randy Marsh
What a cowardly display by Bayern. I'm not going to say anything silly like we deserved to go through, because we weren't good at all really. It was a mediocre display by us but an even worse display by Bayern. They very nearly shot themselves in the foot by playing too passively and just went through the motions. While the game had a very different complexion to the Final against Chelsea (because we actually played some football), I can see the comparison, because in that game, Bayern got a lead, thought they had it wrapped up, and then just stopped playing. I hope when Guardiola comes in he roasts their balls for that effort, because it's disgraceful for a big club to play like that on the grand stage of the Champions League.
Also, it's worth noting that the refereeing team had a bit of a shocker. I counted over 10 mistakes in the second half alone. The ref blow up far too often, and was giving yellows away for nothing. There were a couple of dodgy offside decisions too. I'm not suggesting at all the ref cost us the game (because I'm not irrational like Chelsea fans), but I do think UEFA really need to look into the quality of refereeing in the Champions League, because the competition really deserves better. I look at the general standard of refereeing in Spain, England, and Germany, and I find it's better and much more consistent in those individual leagues than it is in the Champions League, and that is a pretty big problem considering the CL is meant to have the best officials from all around Europe, which is just something I'm not seeing.
Last edited by #dealwithit; 03-13-2013 at 06:49 PM.