Consistency in sport!

There's never such a thing as a "sure thing", especially when sport is concerned. Upsets, shocks, teams upping their game, disgrunted and delighted players & bosses. These are all used to sometimes describe a match or situation, which all add up to a piece of controvacy or someone complaining that there was no consitancy with a decision. This can wind people up and makes sport a spicy affair! A few examples below:-

Rugby Union - Wales v Ireland 9/3/2008. Scrum-half Mike Phillips of Wales decided to drop his a knee into the ribs of the prone Marcus Horan (Ireland), as the prop refused to release the ball. He was correctly sin binned but why was Horan not also peanolised for preventing a feee kick being taken quickly? Conclusion - One rule for one player and another for the other.

Football - Man Utd v Portsmouth. Was the referee really that bad on the day?

Or was it sour grapes by the Manchester club because they did not beat a Portsmouth on the day? There is no doubt on chances made that the south coast side should have lost, but that's the way it goes. Why not just say that we (Man Utd) were beaten on the day. Conclusion - Calm down and focus on winning matches not moaning to the media!

Cricket - The national side at the moment either good or abismal! They have good players as shown against India & Pakistan but have not done so well against the black caps (at the moment) Conclusion - Concentrate on the basics and things will be ok.

Athletics - Drug cheat Dwain Chambers has won silver at the World Indoor Athletics Championships - an event British athletics bosses did not want him to take part in. Strange situation. Conclusion - It's possible to... take a banned drug, get caught, serve your ban, run again for your country, win a silver medal.... very odd?

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