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Harry Carpenter
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Cardiff's official website's match report for a a game against Brighton a few seasons ago had some thinly-veiled homophobic comments in it, actually.
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plus ali played 'YMCA' at half time
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Harry Carpenter
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Yes, but he (Cardiff City's "character" of a PA announcer for the happily uninitiated) is one of the biggest twats on the planet.
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better than the guy who went before him! a onetime OTF.er

ali though, strange bloke. being an egyptian muslim you would actually expect better

that tannoy before the game

"come on, support the boys, make some noizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzze' is more cringe worthy than going to my mothers wedding a few years ago and hearing sex references in the speeches

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This report appeared on the Cardiff City official site after our game at Brighton on Thursday 31 January 2002

Apologies for cluttering the Carling Cup thread with it, but it does deserve a wider audience for it's pure awfulness. By the way, we lost the game 0-1. We were a bit unlucky but nowhere near as much as the "reporter" is trying to make out

The last line is particularly bad

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Sometimes sport and football do not go hand in hand, in the past
English football have been seen claming others won only by not being
sporting (re: Germany, Argentina) On this occasion it can only be
said that if anyone in English football wants to raise again such
issues they should watch the replay of this game. Some Oscar winning
performances by some of the Brighton players was unbelievable – one
player we can be ashamed to say came from the Rhondda. Throughout the
game the Brighton players were always looking for the free-kick,
penalty or anything else they could get by blatantly diving to the
ground every time a City player came near them.

The game started with the wind blowing, the rain pouring and the
pitch cutting up from the start. The unwelcome 700 City supporters
who made the long trip were disappointed not to see Earnshaw and
Thorne in the starting line-up due to failing last minute fitness
tests.

A few minutes into the game the Seagulls made their first attack in
the form of Zamora who broke through the City defence to get a sight
of goal, Scott Young advanced and denied the striker an early goal.
Brighton were playing on the back of a 4-0 thrashing by Brentford and
were desperate to get a win. Again Zamora tried his luck with a break
into the box only to see the ball cleared by Andy Legg. The City
defence doing well to stop Brighton getting clear shots at goal.

At the other end of the pitch, City were on the attack, Maxwell broke
into the box and did well but he hit the ball with his left foot and
it skidded wide of the post.

Inside the first quarter-of-an-hour the first cleverly planned dive
game into the play. Ex-Welshman, Jones took a dive after being
challenged by Weston inside the box. The referee gave the penalty,
which gifted Zamora with his only shot at goal. Brighton were 1-0 up
on the scoreboard only.

City didn't lie down and were soon on the attack, a good spell of
pressure led to a shot by Maxwell only to be stopped by the `keeper.
Brighton responded at the other end of the field with yet again a
blatant dive resulting in a free-kick, it was plain to see what their
game plan was.

On the half-hour City made a great play in attack, a one-two between
Legg and Weston down the left set up Legg for a shot at goal but the
final shot let him down for a deflection wide resulting in a corner.

Then Kavanagh broke through the Brighton defence to get a clear cross
across goal but their defence cleared. City kept up the attack, Leo
making a nuisance of himself inside the box, the ball being crossed
in, bouncing around, the ball was punched back by the keeper,
Kavanagh shoots but the ball went just over the bar.

City were by-far the more attacking side and looked for the equaliser
late on in the half. Some great play from Bowen set up Kavanagh who
entered the area, but again his shot flew over. The half finished
with City a goal down but to be fair it was undeserved.

Into the second-half City came out with a good attack on goal with
some great play resulting in a header from Bowen at goal. Then a ball
in from Bonner, Leo shook off the defender, made nice progress and
great skill but his final shot just went wide.

Alan Cork made a change bringing Maxwell off for Hamilton and
Brighton brought off Web so he could go and collect his Oscar.

Cardiff went on the attack with shots from Leo, putting the Brighton
defence under serious pressure. But Brighton responded with Zamora
making a run into the Cardiff half, Gabbidon made a fair challenge
and Zamora went down with cries from the Brighton crowd of "sent him
off ref." City though were not ready for the Brighton showers and
fought on with an attack from Kavanagh who sent a great ball in but
it was cleared for another corner.

Just when Brighton were under the cosh they answered with yet another
West-End performance, wait for it… bring on Mr. Jones OBE… Andy Legg
looked at him and he went down for his performance of a lifetime,
alas as the pink roses rained down on him the awarded free-kick
resulted in nothing.

City were not impressed and continued to put them under pressure, a
period of fantastic pressure, with a cross from Legg, a header from
Leo, the ball going everywhere but into the net – eventually clearing
for a corner.

Cardiff had Brighton on the rack, City's biggest enemy was the clock,
City with total possession, total control, a shot from Hamilton but a
great save from the `keeper.

Unbelievably the referee was again fooled by the Brighton amateur
dramatics when he sent off Leo Fortune-West. Leo slightly touched
Culip, he went down like he'd been shot (complaining about a broken
nail I think), then as soon as the red card had been shown, Culip was
miraculously up on his feet with a big grin aimed towards the City
supporters.

Cardiff didn't deserve to loose the game but on the night luck was
the deciding factor, I always give fair and balanced match reports
but on this occasion sport lost out tonight. Never mind lads come on
home to gods country and don't stop off in any of the bars down there.

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We're on telly on Thursday. At the same time as the Conference match between Oxford United and Cambridge United, so I'll probably have a little difficulty finding a pub...
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That last line really is the killer, isn't it.

[ 14.08.2007, 12:30: Message edited by: Hamann ]

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I'll be watching the Cambridge game on TV and desparately avoiding any news from our inevitable defeat at Millmoor.
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We've not beaten you at Millmoor since March '76, and we've never beaten you at Millmoor in a cup game, so you've got nowt to worry about.
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Heh. Easy for you to say...
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Morecambe take the lead at Preston. Ooh.

Swindon only have two stands open for their game against Charlton because the board of directors neglected to obtain a safety certificate for the Town End. I've come to expect this level of competence.

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I feel a little queasy saying this, but come on Ipswich....2-0 down to Franchise already.
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Franchise 2 Ipswich 0. Ugh. Come on you white horsey badge bastards, sort it out. Wasted too many goals on Saturday, clearly. Sheesh.

Norwich 4-0 up in 25 minutes against Barnet.

Ah, beaten to it by a near-post header from an unmarked Chunky Norwich.

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5-0 now. Who was the last team to score 10 in a game in this competition? I recall Liverpool got into double figures against Fulham a few years back, but has any team managed it since?

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I've got a horrible feeling we're using up about two months-worth of goals in one game....
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