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Newcastle still poor despite Shearer while Tottenham didn’t deserve to win

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The big story of the week saw the Toon army welcome back yet another saviour to St James’ Park as Alan Shearer became the latest occupant of the Newcastle United very hot-seat.

The first of the Geordie legend’s ‘eight games and eight games only’ had a familiarity to the preceding 30 Premier League outings as United sank deeper in to relegation trouble.

The new boss can feel hard done-by that his team should have been awarded a goal as replays showed that captain Michael Owen’s goal attempt did cross the Chelsea goal-line. However, the visitors should have maintained their two-goal advantage as they should have been awarded a penalty as Fabricio Coloccini compounded his dreadful second-half with a clumsy foul on Salomon Kalou.

Blackburn Rovers once again came under the gaze of the Right Result panael as Sam Allardyce’s team gained a vital late win in their fight against the dreaded drop. Rival manager Harry Redknapp wasn’t so happy with referee Peter Walton following the controversial sending-off of the influential Wilson Palcios: “The referee was completely wrong. He does his best, bless him, but he makes a lot of mistakes. I have seen him do it before.”

Harry overlooked to mention that one of mistakes he had seen before handed Spurs their goal from a first-half penalty. Mr Walton chose to ignore the advice of his assistant Andy Halliday that Gael Givet’s handling offence was unintentional.

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If you think the officials got a decision wrong on the weekend, something that would have resulted in a goal or prevented one, let us know in the comments below.

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Comments (7)

  1. You clearly didn’t watch the game if you don’t believe that Spurs deserved to win.

    Sure, the penalty decision was incorrect. But Spurs were already totally dominant by that stage and remained so until after the sending off. And here’s two further officiating mistakes in the game that YOU overlooked to mention:

    Soon after half time, Darren Bent was clean through on goal but was flagged for offside. TV replays showed that he was clearly ONside. That mistake cancelled out the penalty decision.

    Then, on about 70 minutes, Mokoena launched a deliberate, vicious and unprovoked upper arm smash to Palacios’ chin. Clear sending off offence, yet he didn’t even get a yellow card. Less than ten minutes later, Palacios WAS sent off despite having pulled out of the tackle and not making contact with Dunn.

    Quite clearly, then, Spurs were on the wrong end of the majority of the officiating mistakes. Not just for the Blackburn game either. Palacios (a crucial player for Spurs) will now have to miss the West Ham game because yellow cards, ridiculously, cannot be appealed.

    So next time, before writing crap articles, at least try to know what you’re talking about. There’s a good lad.

  2. I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY WITH THE PREVIOUS POSTING MADE EVERY POINT THAT I WAS GOING TO MAKE SPURS WERE CHEATED OUT OF THREE OINTS AS SIMPLE AS THAT

  3. LIKE TO ADD THAT THE PRAT THAT TOOK THE DIVE WHEN PALACIOS WAS SENT OFF I THINK WAS THE SAME GUY THAT NEARLY TOOK HIS HEAD OFF WITH THE ELBOW HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN OFF THE PITCH ON TWO COUNTS

  4. utter rubbish you could not have been watching the match. Jim B has it right completely. David I hear what you are saying but Sam Allaydce clearly knew the guy should have gone for that attempt to remove Palacious head as he could not sub him quick enough it was David Dunn who went spralling in antcipation of contact that was not coming as the player pulled out of the tackle!!!!!!!!!

  5. yes I completely agree with JimB’s comment, how Mokoena was not sent off for that attack on Palacios is beyond me. Palacios was very sporting in not making a big deal of what should have been a red card, unlike David Dunn, who made a massive deal out of nothing. The sending off of Palacios injected a huge sense of belief into Blackburn which wasnt there the previous 80 minutes, Spurs were cruising up until this point.

  6. Everybody who thinks refs get it wrong should call for the video ref. (Including Redknapp, and the RightResult team.)

    That said, to my understanding the article was based on the decisions of the RightResult team. So everybody who thinks differently should go argue with them, I guess. (Not that I have a problem with anybody posting here, I was just saying it might be more effective.)

  7. fairly poor article i thought?