Thursday, May 21, 2009

Look Who Might Be A World Cup Ref


This is new to me, I'm not sure if it is new to everybody. It turns out one of the main characters of the Barcelona-Chelsea passion play from a couple weeks back, Tom Henning Øvrebø, is on the preliminary list for 2010 World Cup referees. As of yet, there has been no fallout from UEFA for the semifinal controversy (I doubt there would be) but the list is from October and could be changed.

Oh, and look who else is on the list?

Nice. Maybe he'll be England's next Graham Poll.


The NY Kid said...

That is still quite possibly the greatest .gif of all time

Ibracadabra said...

Ballack just swatting away the bees around Oopsvrebo's head.

2010 is over a year away, so maybe he'll get some redemption and a second chance after a year plying his trade in the Erevidise or something.

Spectator said...

Øvrebø Føøøøøøøøøøøøøøøøøørever!!!!

Army of Dad said...

Oh hell Jair Marrufo is horrible even in comparison to Ovrebo!

Though, a player could get on his good side by giving him a signed jersey! Since that is now public knowledge all the players have the chance influence him equally!!!

Dustin said...

Instead of criticizing who is on the list, why not make your own. Find some good referees that you think have the experience and skill to be able to officiate in World Cup.

The Fan's Attic said...

I'm just pointing out who is on the list. I make no judgments as to their fitness as a ref. I merely point the two out because of their recent involvement in refereeing controversies. In other words, their place on the list is interesting to me and that's it.

I do make fun of the Webb selection by asking if he's the next Graham Poll, but he clearly deserves it as he's on the Man U payroll. Also, I never said he wasn't qualified or shouldn't be on the list.

I'll make a list of qualified refs for you though. Every top level soccer ref that I have never heard of before or seen connected to some controversy. That's a nice arbitrary list. It's sure to not make waves.