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denime
08-19-2008, 06:11 AM
Knight: Elbowed out


What the heck?
Early in the second half at Giants Stadium yesterday, Toronto FC is trailing New York 1-0. In comes rangy goal specialist Danny Dichio, even though he's battling a concussion. Barely four minutes go by, Dichio goes up for a high ball and gets elbowed clean in the coconut by NY defender Gabriel Cichero.
A blatant head shot, and TFC coach John Carver is left with no choice but to remove Dichio from the match. Cichero gets benched also, on a red card from the ref. So what does Toronto's attack generate in 41 minutes of power play?
Nothing.
I'm not suggesting Dichio should have got preferential treatment from the New York defence because he'd been recently concussed. This is pro sports, and everyone knew the job was dangerous when they took it. But it was certainly a classless foul, and if Cichero knew Dichio's condition, contemptible as well.
I'm more concerned with what didn't happen next.
- Newcomer Johann Smith just signed from Bolton Wanderers showed great speed and lots of moves and didn't score.


Read more (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080818.WBsoccerblog20080818135229/WBStory/WBsoccerblog/)

Carts
08-19-2008, 06:23 AM
...and if Cichero knew Dichio's condition, contemptible as well...


Oh he knew about his condition... Its right there on the game previews, news stories, scouting reports, etc etc etc...

It was NO SECRET why Dichio was out...

Carts...

Bobo
08-19-2008, 11:21 AM
Our coaching staff should be given reds too.