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Old 04-23-2011, 06:19 AM
 
Location: London, England
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Rapids 0-1 Sounders

That tackle though, you heard his leg snap and saw it.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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that wasn't even a bad tackle though he kept his studs down and had a legitimate chance of winning the ball its just one of those things, goes with the job, its unfortunate but the guy who tackled never done a thing wrong
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: London, England
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Looks 2 footed. It was reckless and he's gone over the ball


YouTube - Disgustingly dirty tackle break Steve Zakuani leg - Seattle Sounders vs Colorado Rapids 2011
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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that wasn't even a bad tackle though he kept his studs down and had a legitimate chance of winning the ball its just one of those things, goes with the job, its unfortunate but the guy who tackled never done a thing wrong

That wasnt a bad tackle? Are you serious? He never had a chance for the ball nor was he going for the ball. Brian Mullan has a history of making tackles like this going back to his Dynamo days. He gets frustrated and makes clumsy and wreckless tackles. He wasnt trying to win the ball. I suggest finding a slow motion video of the tackle to see what I am talking about.
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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he went in for the ball! the guy got hurt, but he got a touch of the ball, he went in hard but theres nothing wrong with that, it is a contact sport!
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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he went in for the ball! the guy got hurt, but he got a touch of the ball, he went in hard but theres nothing wrong with that, it is a contact sport!

No, he didnt. Did you watch in in slow mode? He went straight into his body and did so overly aggressive. There is an entire thread about this on BigSoccer and not one person including Rapids fans are defending that nasty tackle. You cant go straight into a body like that taking the legs out from under a player. That isnt a clean tackle. It was entirely mistimed and Mullan has a history of these kind of retaliation tackles. It is on the level of De Jong's thuggery.

This is a quote from one of the biggest Rapids fans that I know of talking about his own player:

"The tackle was horrible, it was payback, and Mullan deserves a significant suspension and a fine. Period. No if, ands, or buts, no excuses, nothing."
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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i'm not saying it was a clean tackle i'm saying he had a legitimate chance of winning the ball, and he went in hard, seeing it a few more times, it is a foul, but i don't think there was malice in it, it was a hard tackle an inch to the side and he would have won the ball, it's regrettable the player got injured but i don't think its a TERRIBLE, SHOCKING, NASTY tackle as everyone is making out, because the player got a nasty injury that is clouding peoples judgment, if the player never got injured we wouldn't be talking about it, but he did so people will say what they will say, me personally, i don't think it was a terrible tackle maybe bad and badly timed, but i don't think he should even get a ban, thats just my opinion on it
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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He did go over the ball and take out the player, it was a nasty tackle.
I dont think he meant it, it wasnt out of frustration or any malice intended in the tackle either.
Just one of those things that happens in football.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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i'm not saying it was a clean tackle i'm saying he had a legitimate chance of winning the ball, and he went in hard, seeing it a few more times, it is a foul, but i don't think there was malice in it, it was a hard tackle an inch to the side and he would have won the ball, it's regrettable the player got injured but i don't think its a TERRIBLE, SHOCKING, NASTY tackle as everyone is making out, because the player got a nasty injury that is clouding peoples judgment, if the player never got injured we wouldn't be talking about it, but he did so people will say what they will say, me personally, i don't think it was a terrible tackle maybe bad and badly timed, but i don't think he should even get a ban, thats just my opinion on it

I can understand that perspective and it may be legitimate if it werent for Mullan's reputation. However, the player in question has a history of making overly aggressive and malicious tackles when he is frustrated. It was a retaliation tackle.

I think he is going to be facing a 4-6 game suspension when the ruling comes in next week.
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:47 AM
 
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David Ferreira had his ankle broken tonight. That is two of the league's most exciting players lost for the season in 24 hours.
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