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  1. 13 Jun '10 15:36
    Robert Green gave an outstanding press conference and took it like a man. Kudos for admitting his mistake and not making excuses. Few athletes are willing to be as courageous, especially in a football crazy nation such as England. I have nothing but respect for the man. Embodies the proud tradition of English honor and manliness! Hats off to the dude!
  2. 13 Jun '10 16:00
    only a complete puppet would've come out and said that it wasn't his fault.

    btw don't you been 'goaltender'?
  3. 13 Jun '10 16:04
    Originally posted by trev33
    only a complete puppet would've come out and said that it wasn't his fault.

    btw don't you been 'goaltender'?
    Athletes are famously evasive of responsibility. Keeper, tender. Same difference. Give the dude a break. Most athletes would have gone into hiding. Personally I think he was upstanding and courageous. If you disagree. So be it.
  4. 13 Jun '10 16:12
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Athletes are famously evasive of responsibility. Keeper, tender. Same difference. Give the dude a break. Most athletes would have gone into hiding. Personally I think he was upstanding and courageous. If you disagree. So be it.
    no, i sort of agree with you, if not as strongly. maybe it's a nationality thing but i'd expect most english players to come out and hold their hands up after such an obvious mistake.
  5. 13 Jun '10 16:24
    Originally posted by trev33
    no, i sort of agree with you, if not as strongly. maybe it's a nationality thing but i'd expect most english players to come out and hold their hands up after such an obvious mistake.
    Perhaps I'm used to the American athlete, famous for evasiveness and faliure to accept fault. When LeBron James, expected to win his first championship, was eliminated by the Celtics, he did not even hang around for a press conference. Thus when Green was so candid I found it refreshing.
  6. 13 Jun '10 16:37
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Robert Green gave an outstanding press conference and took it like a man. Kudos for admitting his mistake and not making excuses. Few athletes are willing to be as courageous, especially in a football crazy nation such as England. I have nothing but respect for the man. Embodies the proud tradition of English honor and manliness! Hats off to the dude!
    Earlier on you were saying he was numptie!

    He is neither hero nor zero, just a guy who made a mistake in front of the entire world and wants to get over it. It's just being British, we like to face up to our shortcomings.
  7. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    13 Jun '10 16:42
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Robert Green gave an outstanding press conference and took it like a man. Kudos for admitting his mistake and not making excuses. Few athletes are willing to be as courageous, especially in a football crazy nation such as England. I have nothing but respect for the man. Embodies the proud tradition of English honor and manliness! Hats off to the dude!
    Another in the long and proud English tradition of failing valiantly. Worthy of Captain Scott.
  8. 13 Jun '10 17:30
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Earlier on you were saying he was numptie!

    He is neither hero nor zero, just a guy who made a mistake in front of the entire world and wants to get over it. It's just being British, we like to face up to our shortcomings.
    Yeah, but a numptie with guts and willing to take it like a man! Gotta respect such numpties!
  9. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    14 Jun '10 00:16
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Kudos for admitting his mistake and not making excuses.
    What was his other choice?

    "That wasn't me out there missing the ball. It was a cleverly disguised leprechaun." perhaps?
  10. 14 Jun '10 00:24
    Originally posted by sh76
    What was his other choice?

    "That wasn't me out there missing the ball. It was a cleverly disguised leprechaun." perhaps?
    I'm telling you it was the courageous and right thing to do. Look at the difference in attitudes, let's say, of the French. They're blaming their draw against Uruguay on the vuvuzelas! Hiding behind such a sorry excuse is awful! I admire those who stand by their mistakes.
  11. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    14 Jun '10 13:54
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Robert Green gave an outstanding press conference and took it like a man. Kudos for admitting his mistake and not making excuses. Few athletes are willing to be as courageous, especially in a football crazy nation such as England. I have nothing but respect for the man. Embodies the proud tradition of English honor and manliness! Hats off to the dude!
    That was the best goal I ever saw in FIFA history.

    The only one actually.

    P-
  12. 14 Jun '10 15:03
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    That was the best goal I ever saw in FIFA history.

    The only one actually.

    P-
    FIFA has got to stop putting vaseline on balls. English only ones allowed. With each other's wives and girlfriends, that is!