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Setanta & Their Ridiculous Ratings

Setanta & Their Ridiculous Ratings

Subscription sports channel, Setanta, have dropped a huge clanger this evening as they issued player ratings for the Birmingham vs Arsenal clash.

In a dramatic match that saw Birmingham snatch a last gasp draw, someone at the channel decided Gael Clichy was only marginally better than martin Taylor.

Clichy, usually ever reliable, fell asleep for a second and ended up conceding a penalty (despite actually getting a touch on the ball).

However, even though he had a fairly solid game up until the 93rd minute, Setanta felt that the French left back only performed 0.5 better than Taylor.

Taylor was dismissed in the 3rd minute after committing a despicable challenge that could well end the career of promising striker Eduardo Da Silva.

Clichy received a rating of 4.5 whilst Taylor managed an impressive 4 out of ten.

Have a word with yourselves Setanta, you're fast becoming a joke.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday February 23 2008
Time: 5:22PM

Comments

0
A joke that owns the rights to games you want to watch!
Matt_Us
23/02/2008 17:30:00
0
Touche Matt, we are surrounded by idiots.
Rocky7
23/02/2008 17:41:00
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I just wonder if that had been a utd player that suffered such horrific injury if the media would not be out in force and demanding Taylors puplic execution, surtrenly the foul scottich one would be not only demanding 5 retrospective red cards but also Taylor be hung drawn and quartered and his remains benn scattered to the for winds. As for Gareth Crooks (the name fits) you could not exspect any less from a bbc cu@t, I bet Lineker. Hansen and Shearer will be saying you have to ruff Arsenal up and "get amongst them" and that Taylors tackle though slightly over the top was nothing more than a good old English center half play and they had seen this two or three times every game when they where playing. I have been watching foot ball fore more than thirty years and I must say that Dudu's injury is the worst I have ever seen I so the pictures on the web and I wish now that I had not looked at them. I know all Aesenal fans wish Dudu quick recovery but it is only wishfull thinking I fear but lets hope for the best.
Armory
23/02/2008 17:48:00
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It is a disgrace because Clichy had a superb game. That one mistake does not make him suddenly from 7/8 down to 4.5. Taylor had one thing to do all match, tackle Eduardo. He cocked that up totally so he should get a 0!
Goofle
23/02/2008 18:00:00
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I have been sick to my stomach twice today! The first time when I was stupid enough to look at the pictures of Dudu's leg. The second was watching that stupid piece of dirt Gareth Crooks talking a pile of *****e!!! The BBC should throw the book at this moron and he should never be allowed to show his ugly face again!
vavavoom14
23/02/2008 18:19:00
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What did Crooks say?
Gooner_Vin
23/02/2008 18:31:00
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As much as it was Clichy's miatake, he did recover and get the ball, and the ref is to blame for that penalty.
prits
23/02/2008 18:34:00
0
agreed vavavoom i won't sleep easy tonight after seeing those pics of the bone jutting out and the foot hanging, barely attached.
JakeB
23/02/2008 18:46:00
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Prits, I agree with you, the ref got conned into giving the penalty. Still, the bigger point was argualy Ade not passing to Bendtner earlier in the second half.
Gooner_Vin
23/02/2008 18:51:00
0
What was Crooks talking about?
ajwb
23/02/2008 18:54:00
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