Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Well Done Liverpool

A match as close as that will come down to details. Tonight's important detail - Liverpool cheated better than Chelsea. Their goal should have been disallowed for an off-the-ball foul. The two penalties were saved by the keeper coming off his line before the ball was kicked. Delighted they won (I have a Liverpool supporting son) but boy that was tight. What were the assistant referees looking at though? Not the game, that's for sure.

6 comments:

Roy said...

...or the disallowed goal? lol, yes a very close game

Wantage Wanderer said...

I'm sure the Baggies will be squeaky clean in the play-offs!

Wantage Wanderer said...

Oh.. and by the way, I enjoyed yesterday's discussion on atonement and other matters, but I need a bit of time to think about it. Not as straightforward as sport, that's for sure!

St said...

Disallowed goal probably should have stood. There is no way, on a decision that tight, the assistant referee can say that the forward is 'clearly offside.' If it takes five replays to show that the player is probably offside.' He shouldn't have been flagged. It was too close to call.

At Leamington FC matches I used to make a point of standing behind assistant referees from time to time and if the crowd was thin enough actually following them (weird stalking but there you go).

My conclusion - the standard was incredibly high. Most objections to the decision came from people behind the goal.

Chris said...

Was it clearly not clearly offside then?

I was gutted to be out with work colleagues celebrating our recent achievements in a restaurant that was below ground level and had no mobile phone reception. :-( However, I saw some of the penalties on my walk back to Waterloo station and had to hurry not to miss the train I wanted to be on!

Mike Peatman said...

course it wasn't offside, but it looks like, for once, two wrongs made a right