Allardyce Feels Hard Done By
Paul Jewell faces an FA charge after an amazing outburst at the final whistle at Ashburton Grove on Sunday. Whilst I still don't believe it was a penalty I feel Jewell has every right to feel a little hard done by after Dowd produced one of the worst performances by a referee I have ever seen.
So my astonishment at the comments from Fat Sam Allardyce today completely overshadows any amazement produced by Dowd's unbelievably incompetent show on Sunday.
The Orcs manager somehow seems to think that the performace of Foy last night mirrored that of Dowd's on Sunday and and is a continuation of referee's favouring Arsenal over the little clubs.
Despite Foy's only mistake being not to send Nicolas Anelka off after he committed the most blatant professional foul ever witnessed in the history of the game (goal scoring opportunity? they didn't have a goalkeeper for f**** sake) Chubby Checker had this to say.
"We're disappointed with some of the decisions he's made and I'm particularly disappointed in the fact that when Ben Haim got sent off it was only the third yellow card in the whole of the game up to that point."
"There were three bookings in the game and somehow, Tal has picked up two of them."
"If Tal deserved that then I think he [Foy] should have a good look at himself and ask why he's done it because if he deserved a sending-off for those two tackles then I'm not a football manager."