Nickyboy wrote: PeterParker wrote:
johnny crossan wrote:Shocking penalty decision - what's the Romanian currency these days - this refs just earned a lot of them in his brown envelope, + a bonus for letting them kick Dallas out of the game
That ref, well, every ref, has a reputation here. It is a mix of corruption and really poor value. My 2 cents, Hategan is poor and bent, but also has a place to earn at the WC next year and might listen at some advices from UEFA.
PS: He is the fella that refused to stop our game in Moscow a few years back when Yaya was getting racial abuse.
Why would FIFA not want Northern Ireland to qualify and therefore pressure the ref to give a dodgy pen to the Swiss?
Incompetence rather than bent IMO
Well, I am with the Nyon theory. Their headquarters etc.
The fella is poor, very poor, but also dodgy. Has accused in the passed by FCSB`s owner (not a reliable source, despicable character), that he (Hategan) got 150.000euros for CFR Cluj in the local Cluj Napoca derby, giving them a penalty that settled the title race in 2008, if I recall the year right.
I am just saying his value is low, still, be went up in the UEFA/FIFA ref rakings in the past 3 or 4 years, without showing anything really impressive.
In my opinion, the last good ref that was spot on was Collina. And I mean it worldwide.