As I said in an article in April which i repeated again in on 6th May, poor refereeing would cost us again this season. Many disputed that with me, saying we shouldn’t blame the refs. I will be giving my end of season report during the next week or so, but for the moment iIwill reiterate what i said before that referees would have a massive say in our season – and so it proved to be.
Fortunately we still beat Sunderland even after Andre Marriner’s pathetic performance where we had 3 stonewall penalties, yet he unbelievably booked Bale for our first penalty and then the 2 handballs which the ‘so called’ referee could not see. Is it any wonder that we did not get One Penalty in the Premiership during the whole season and why we have not had one penalty at WHL in 2 years.
But it was our old friend Howard Webb, some 300 miles away in the North East, who once again ruined everything for our club. I made the point before that Howard Webb was actually one of the worst, but in all fairness, every single one of them are useless. But Mr.Webb allowed the Woolwich Wanderers a ‘goal’ that was a yard offside against Newcastle that ended our Champions League place.
So unfortunately, what I said came true, but until the referees give fair decisions to all teams and not just to the so called top four, every single supporter of all the other clubs should treat all the referee’s with the contempt they deserve.
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