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The Rules Of The Game Books - Pierluigi Collina £2.25 delivered @ Zavvi + cashback

Pierluigi Collina is acknowledged to be the world's finest referee. This unique vantage point makes him the perfect person to comment on the game, the stars, the media and the matches he has overseen. His controversial views are revealing reading for anyone with even a passing interest in the 'beautiful' game.

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legend

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Oh god if only the current refs were half as good as Collina. Great ref, well respected and a great understanding of the beautiful game

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The greatest thing about Collina was that he always tried to be fair. Too many refs these days are just biased and it shows greatly!

Nice find. Voted hot.

D.

Pity he wasn't reffing that disaster of a match between Brazil & Ivory Coast

davver99;8880173

legend



You wont catch the Blue third of my city saying that ! They despise him .

ScRiVs;8880401



LOL

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danrus;8880850

Pity he wasn't reffing that disaster of a match between Brazil & Ivory … Pity he wasn't reffing that disaster of a match between Brazil & Ivory Coast



Agreed, both sides love to dive and over react to minor challenges.

databass;8880901

LOL



haha

hahaha hillarious.

may be the finest referee, but also the scariest lol.

one of the best refs the game has had...........................after Graham Poll of course :whistling:

funny how people don't remember that shambolic performance in the everton - villarreal game (disallowing a perfectly good everton goal) before being forced to retire on bribery claims.

Will always be tainted for me by his disgraceful last performance in the Villareal vs Everton game when disallowing a perfectly good goal. When questioned by Everton players why it was disallowed he simply said you are talking to the best referee in the world and fobbed them off like a crook.

jtalent1878;8881146

funny how people don't remember that shambolic performance in the everton … funny how people don't remember that shambolic performance in the everton - villarreal game (disallowing a perfectly good everton goal) before being forced to retire on bribery claims.



I remember it , i posted about it before your good self .

Dangermouse500;8881156

Will always be tainted for me by his disgraceful last performance in the … Will always be tainted for me by his disgraceful last performance in the Villareal vs Everton game when disallowing a perfectly good goal. When questioned by Everton players why it was disallowed he simply said you are talking to the best referee in the world and fobbed them off like a crook.



I'm sure that is not the least of his worries, given he is being called in the Calciopoli 2.0 trial on-going right now.

Apparently, he was accused of favouring Juventus... in a match Juventus lost!

If the book details anything like that, then it'll be worth it. Still a legend, in my eyes. Never took the bribes in Italy, even if he did lie slightly about if he was approached by Inter Milan managers and the such.

MinerWilly;8880898

You wont catch the Blue third of my city saying that ! They despise him .

u mean the bitter blues:p

MR.G.MAN;8881009

may be the finest referee, but also the scariest lol.



:thumbsup:

jtalent1878;8881146

funny how people don't remember that shambolic performance in the everton … funny how people don't remember that shambolic performance in the everton - villarreal game (disallowing a perfectly good everton goal) before being forced to retire on bribery claims.



Get the facts right people.. Collina has never been involved in bribing, he never favored juventus.. other referees did. I am Italian and had lived in Italy for almost my entire life and I know calciopoli facts quite well.. actually calciopoli made Collina's reputation even higher after as one who never bended to the power Juventus and Milan had and after the scandal he became a prominent figure in the Italian referee association.
By the way calciopoli 2 is a farce, it's how club like Juventus and AC Milan are trying to hit back to their accusers and clear their name but unfortunately for them they won't get anywhere.
Maybe before posting untrue things some people should have at least the decency to use google or wikipedia:
"Perhaps one of the greatest distinctions of Collina's career was earning the hatred of Luciano Moggi, the Juventus official and chief instigator of the 2006 Italian football scandal. Collina was one of the referees that Moggi attempted to have punished for decisions that Collina made against Juventus. In an intercepted phone call, Moggi claimed that Collina and his colleague Roberto Rosetti were too "objective" and should be "punished" for it.[5] Nevertheless, he and Rosetti were the few referees whose reputations remained unscathed from the scandal, a testimony of their integrity." (from wikipedia)
I dont usually post stuff like this but i dont like misleading post especially when regarding someone's integrity.
Cheers

databass;8880901

LOL



lmao heyyyy you guysss

danrus;8880850

Pity he wasn't reffing that disaster of a match between Brazil & Ivory … Pity he wasn't reffing that disaster of a match between Brazil & Ivory Coast



you mean Germany V Serbia right?

collina was on of the biggest homers ever fact

Not one to make allegations about a mans integrity but his career ended on a stinker. Came out of retirement for one last match, displayed one of the worst refereeing performances I have ever seen then retires again, later being seen in a brand new ferrari. Whether he is corrupt or just overrated, I won't be buying this book.

Blender;8881768

you mean Germany V Serbia right?



Nope defo brazil and ivory coast

MinerWilly;8880898

You wont catch the Blue third of my city saying that ! They despise him .



Was thinking that myself!!!!!!!

But its the blues so I cannot be that arsed really!

Banned

This guy is a crook, and anyone ordering this book is contributing to organised crime.

I seem to be the only person who has read this - don't bother - translates poorly and is very very boring, no insights of any great shakes, almost never bothered to finish it - and i never give up on a book, save yourself the few quid for anything else imho.

I'm always reminded of 'The Hills Have Eyes'
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Evz1974;8883746

I seem to be the only person who has read this - don't bother - … I seem to be the only person who has read this - don't bother - translates poorly and is very very boring, no insights of any great shakes, almost never bothered to finish it - and i never give up on a book, save yourself the few quid for anything else imho.



hear,hear. was expecting a great read but found it boring.

john_doe;8881583

Get the facts right people.. Collina has never been involved in bribing, … Get the facts right people.. Collina has never been involved in bribing, he never favored juventus.. other referees did. I am Italian and had lived in Italy for almost my entire life and I know calciopoli facts quite well.. actually calciopoli made Collina's reputation even higher after as one who never bended to the power Juventus and Milan had and after the scandal he became a prominent figure in the Italian referee association.By the way calciopoli 2 is a farce, it's how club like Juventus and AC Milan are trying to hit back to their accusers and clear their name but unfortunately for them they won't get anywhere.Maybe before posting untrue things some people should have at least the decency to use google or wikipedia:"Perhaps one of the greatest distinctions of Collina's career was earning the hatred of Luciano Moggi, the Juventus official and chief instigator of the 2006 Italian football scandal. Collina was one of the referees that Moggi attempted to have punished for decisions that Collina made against Juventus. In an intercepted phone call, Moggi claimed that Collina and his colleague Roberto Rosetti were too "objective" and should be "punished" for it.[5] Nevertheless, he and Rosetti were the few referees whose reputations remained unscathed from the scandal, a testimony of their integrity." (from wikipedia)I dont usually post stuff like this but i dont like misleading post especially when regarding someone's integrity.Cheers



Because Wikipedia is the most reliable place on the web to find this information, isn't it? :roll:

Moggi is back in court over this right now. Yes. I've been keeping tabs on it, because I am a Juve fan.

Inter approached referees directly, without going to the organisers. Juventus are PROVEN never to have done such a thing, yet received a huge points deduction and relegation. Inter committed a far worse crime, and are seemingly getting away with it.

Inter should have the same punishment as Juventus had to endure.

In regards to Collina, he is now a designator for the FIGC. He was never corrupt himself, but was approached by certain people. Juventus never benefited from the games he or any other Italian official refereed due to corruption. And with the new evidence, that, as it so happens, seems to be vanishing without a trace once it is handed over, I can understand why Luciano Moggi feels somewhat aggrieved.

No such thing as a perfect referee,but he was the best.Would not of liked bumping into him and Schallachi on a dark night though!

he6rt6gr6m;8886398

Because Wikipedia is the most reliable place on the web to find this … Because Wikipedia is the most reliable place on the web to find this information, isn't it? :roll:Moggi is back in court over this right now. Yes. I've been keeping tabs on it, because I am a Juve fan.Inter approached referees directly, without going to the organisers. Juventus are PROVEN never to have done such a thing, yet received a huge points deduction and relegation. Inter committed a far worse crime, and are seemingly getting away with it.Inter should have the same punishment as Juventus had to endure.In regards to Collina, he is now a designator for the FIGC. He was never corrupt himself, but was approached by certain people. Juventus never benefited from the games he or any other Italian official refereed due to corruption. And with the new evidence, that, as it so happens, seems to be vanishing without a trace once it is handed over, I can understand why Luciano Moggi feels somewhat aggrieved.



I don't need wikipedia to know things that are well known to everybody in Italy, it was just to tell someone on here how the facts were.
And sorry, it seems that you dont know the real facts too, if you were italian and you could actually listen to all phone calls that were intercepted you would know, if you knew Italian football that well you would know that before the scandal almost all league titles were won by ac milan and juventus (13 out of 15) and none from inter which never benefited anything and was actually damaged in many many occasions, and not just them.
I am not an Inter supporter, but I was disgusted from what I was seeing in Italy because the power juventus and milan had. There were at least 3 other teams that deserved to win titles during that period, Inter, Parma and Lazio, Lazio won one title anyway just at the last day of the season 99/00and that was because Collina didn't make a big favour to Juventus that wanted him to suspend the match they eventually lost and in which he was the referee. The ones above were all teams much better than Juventus for years but never could win anything because the events that calciopoli brought to light to everybody, italians didn't need calciopoli to see that things were not right, they just needed to watch the football matches every sunday.
Calciopoli was something different from bribing and approaching referees, it was something more subtle.
And again, if you really knew something about calciopoli 2 you would see that they are only patethic attempts by moggi to clear his name involving moratti, but this is actually already history as calciopoli 2 is getting nowhere.

danrus;8880850

Pity he wasn't reffing that disaster of a match between Brazil & Ivory … Pity he wasn't reffing that disaster of a match between Brazil & Ivory Coast



+1

One of the worst decisions ever.

davey_g08;8882354

Not one to make allegations about a mans integrity but his career ended … Not one to make allegations about a mans integrity but his career ended on a stinker. Came out of retirement for one last match, displayed one of the worst refereeing performances I have ever seen then retires again, later being seen in a brand new ferrari. Whether he is corrupt or just overrated, I won't be buying this book.



He could buy a Ferrari because he made money with big sponsorship deals, tv adverts, for being guest in several tv shows and for writing useless books.... and for your information you don't buy a ferrari straight away after one match... you have to be in a waiting list for years before you get it and putting your name down in this list doesn't mean that you actually get one.. actually I dont think he got one as you say.
and by the way I won't be buying this book or others such as this neither.

jtalent1878;8881146

funny how people don't remember that shambolic performance in the everton … funny how people don't remember that shambolic performance in the everton - villarreal game (disallowing a perfectly good everton goal) before being forced to retire on bribery claims.



Again.. he retired because he reached the age limit to be a referee and not for bribery claims, actually he was given a special extension to referee a few charity matches, probably for good money.
Surely he wasn't perfect and did more than one mistake, not only the everton-villareal one, but he had nothing to do with the biggest scandal italian football has ever had.

And not... I am not advising to buy this book, buy a pint (or two) instead.

Bloody hell what a hell of a job writing all this football related rubbish in a language which isn't mine... I wonder if he'll let me driving his ferrari for defending him...
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