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Wolves 1-2 Newcastle: Life can be very unfair, especially to those who give the ball away all the time

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Football can be very unfair, referees doubly so. Mike Halsey and his assistants got two massive decisions wrong in Newcastle’s favour. Halsey was the only one in the entire stadium who thought Taylor’s foul on O’Hara a yard inside the box deserved a free kick not a penalty. To pretend the foul could have been [...]

Gary Neville proves himself even more of a twit than even I had previously thought

Monday, November 16th, 2009

I talked a couple of weeks ago of the decision to relegate apparently poorly performing referee Mike Jones from the Premiership to a Championship match up instead. Gary Neville, it seems would support this decision wholeheartedly. If I may quote from his recent interview with The Times: “The big matches should be refereed by the [...]

Beach Ball ref good enough for Scunthorpe

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Today Wolfie is mainly referring to himself in the third person. He is also slightly amused that referee Mike Jones is adjudged not good enough for the Premier League after failing to disallow Sunderland’s comedy winner against Liverpool, which rebounded into the net off a beach ball thrown on the pitch by a Liverpool fan. [...]

Darn: Everton 1-1 Wolves

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

How disappointing it is to have been right. (about the result, at least, if nothing else). On any other occasion a fine result, having so nearly taken all three points it was a blow to concede with only two minutes to go. Still, let us be content with a point and an assurance that Wolves [...]

Gasp: Sunderland 5-2 Wolves

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I’m going to stop, after today, harking back to the bad only days of 2003-04, but this five goals conceeded statistic appears, at first glance, to be frighteningly familiar. Pleasingly and frustratingly, however, scratch the surface and this seems to be another of those hard luck stories for Wolves. Much endeavour and desire , a [...]