Date: 20th August 2010 at 1:56pm
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*We join the lads in the tunnel returning after their 1-1 draw with Rapid Vienna*

Warnock: Phew, tough match eh?

Osbourne: Tell me about it, I almost touched the ball out there. I’m exhausted.

Warnock: Yeah, I saw that, you got pretty close to it Isaiah.

Osbourne: Thanks. I thought the ref was a bit of a ‘homer’ though, what do you think?

WarnocK: I don’t know, harsh but fair I’d say.

Osbourne: Really? I got the impression he didn’t like us.

*The pair approach some of Rapid’s players. Warnock shakes hands with one of them*

Warnock: Good match mate.

*The shrill peep of a whistle goes off in the tunnel, the players all look confused and turn to see the ref pointing for a free kick as the whistle falls from his mouth*

Ref: Free kick. Vienna!

Warnock: Free….? I just shook his hand.

Osbourne: We don’t even have a ball, I mean I almost touched it out there but…

*The ref blows the whistle again and continually points for the kick until the Rapid player shrugs, mimes a ball shape with his hands, puts it down and kicks it*

Osbourne: See Steve, it’s just like I was ….

*The ref blows his whistle again pointing for a corner*

Ref: Corner. Vienna!

Osbourne: Corner!? We didn’t even touch the…

*The ref flamboyantly holds up a yellow card with one hand whilst pointing at Osbourne with the other*

Osbourne: Me!? Booked?

*the ref nods*

Osbourne: But the match is over and…..

*the ref slides the red card a little out of his pocket and gestures to it giving Osbourne a questioning look. Osbourne raises his hands*

Osbourne: Whoa, whoa! Villa are going to need me in the later stages man let’s calm this situation down.

*Warnock sneezes and is promptly dealt a yellow card.*