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Cheers for that backbiter.

It never ceases to amaze me why the vast majority of free kicks from anywhere within 35 yards of the goal just end up as a pop at goal. You have a situation where about 6 players in the opposition are lined up in a wall which effectively takes them out of play if you are clever enough, and talented enough, to work out a way round them.

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Yeah, the only one that seemed to realize what was going on that day, in our team, was Guddy. I rermember him trying to get Maka's attention as most our team were walking back to goal with their backs to the action!

I love the Scotland one, of course, it looked likte 3 of them had completely ars8d it up and then it gets slotted home

Scott

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Fixed for you Rub Buh Juh

Not being a member of the old CSR back in the day, I remember watching the game on TV, but the commentators said expressly that, although Henry was a cheeky little sh*t to do what he did, the rules of the game were not violated.

Care to illucidate ?

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Henry didn't actually break the rules of the game. Poll however broke with proper conduct. Poll held his whistle in the air which is the normal signal to mean that the game won't start until the whistle. Once the defending team sees this they know they have time to set the wall etc. Henry then took the free kick quickly without the whistle being blown and Poll allowed it.

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Henry didn't actually break the rules of the game. Poll however broke with proper conduct. Poll held his whistle in the air which is the normal signal to mean that the game won't start until the whistle. Once the defending team sees this they know they have time to set the wall etc. Henry then took the free kick quickly without the whistle being blown and Poll allowed it.

As mad_mac says, Guddy saw the danger of a quick free-kick while the wall was yet to form and so stood by the ball (which you are entitled to do, as any side taking a quick free kick is deemed to have forfeited the right to expect the opposition to retreat 10 yards). Poll told him to retreat, and as Eidur began to do so Poll had a half-secret chat to Henry telling him he was free to take a quick one without Poll blowing the whistle - despite having told Guddy to retreat seconds earlier, which was surely an indication that there was to be no quick free kick.

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