Totally agree a crap of final, a lot fouls, a lot diving and cheating and a very bad referee = boring final.What a disgrace of a ref webb was. A Frigging disgrace. Ruined this world cup final. Yellow cards that shouldn't be given and red cards that should be given... A very obvious corner kick that wasn't given, no idea what the hell that was about.
Iniesta was diving like an olympic champion. Plus both teams were fouling way too much they ruined the game.
De Jong, Puyol, and Iniesta should've been sent off. De Jong for going all Bruce Lee on Alonso, Puyol for grabbing Robben from behind who was clear on goal, and Iniesta for "hitting" a player without the ball. When Webb was talking to him he knew what he did and he's quite lucky to stay on.
Shit final imo. All thanks to mr. Police man.
That's the problem there. He should've decided whether to be too lenient or too strict with yellow cards on both teams for the whole game. Not giving yellows for soft fouls while turning his back on obvious ones.Webb had a poor final but it must have been incredibly difficult to officiate given the cynical nature of the match. If Webb sent off all those players deserving of a red card he would have been accused of ruining the final as well. He was too lenient on players to avoid that criticism. He was in a lose-lose situation whichever approach he took.
Which means he's a bad ref who can't take control of such games.What happen if he decided not to dish out yellow cards? The players continue to foul constantly anyway. He didn't want to ruin the final by a sending off (although a couple were lucky not to) and unfortunately, the fouls kept coming.
Couldn't care less how many stayed on the pitch. For me, the ref has to do his job which is stick to the rules. If there were 9v9 on the pitch then the players have only themselves to blame, and the ref would've done a great job.It was the players that ruined this final, and they should take a look at themselves. Webb was put in a very difficult situation and I think any of the other refs would have struggled with this game too. Refereeing is such a tough thing to do and I think Webb hoped that if he booked a few players then both teams would be more cautious and calm down. That didn't happen and Webb has taken the flak. If he'd sent 4 players off then he would be considered a joke. What was he to do?
I quite agree with what you are saying but I guarantee that if Webb had sent of 4 or 5 players then this thread would still be full of people bitching and moaning, the media would still have given him a hard time, and he still would have got booed by the crowd.Couldn't care less how many stayed on the pitch. For me, the ref has to do his job which is stick to the rules. If there were 9v9 on the pitch then the players have only themselves to blame, and the ref would've done a great job.