ForzaMilan wrote: Croatianblood1 wrote:
ForzaMilan wrote:2)It's Eduardo, and if it was anybody else no one would be calling for Taylor to be banned for life
Actually I think if it happened to any other player on Arsenal, like Fabregas for instance, people would still be calling for Taylor to be banned.
Anyway, the challenge was just mistimed and Taylor shouldn't be banned. I don't think it was intentional.
I meant more along the lines of, if it didn't happen to a superstar, no one would care that much.
What if Eduardo had tackled Martin Taylor and the latter had incurred the former's injury? Would Wenger patch things up in the post-match interview/conference? Would there be so much controversy and ruffled feathers over the incident? Ballack a mistimed tackle shouldn't label him as a git automatically, the only person that can tell you that it was/wasn't intentional is Taylor himself, and he's already apologised personally.
Taylor even visisted Eduardo in hospital last night, offering apologies but missed him the first time due to a second bout of surgery, then returning later again for another go at apologising. "Eduardo is understood to have accepted Taylor's apology and last night appeared more focused on recovery than he was angry at the perpetrator". - http://goal.com/en-us/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=598675
- I don't care if the apology doesn't mean anything to Wenger etc but I'm glad that seems to be making up now, even if it's false or just skin-deep.
I'd think that Taylor would have a great deal of respect for someone like Eduardo, B'Ham city don't necessarily rule the roost in the EPL, while Arsenal are headed for the title strongly this year. So much respect wouldn't cause a "malicious, awful" tackle like that. I'd feel awful, and I think that even though it was studs-up/not at the ball and red-card worthy, the ban should only last 3-4 matches for some sense of closure towards Eduardo himself and to calm the waters surrounding all the controversy.
Happy birthday Eduardo, best wishes for a speedy recovery. Something's just telling me that Taylor's going to "get it" from some player with a flailing limb or he'll cop a mis-timed tackle/challenge etc..no malice of course..