After all the dramas from the weekend in the premiership this and every Monday I will blog about the weekends action and here else but the main topic is the bad referring decisions that dogged the two main games that happened on Sunday.
As you well know people seem to think that referees sometimes are in the pockets of Manchester United. Howard Webb seem to have this award until Mar Clattenburgs display yesterday and I am sure you have seen the virals going around of various Clattenburg/United jokes. The thing is in all seriousness though it is yet another week in which the refereeing decisions have taken centre stage and the managers using the excuse of bad refereeing decisions rather than their own team shortcomings step forward David Moyes..Sick to the teeth of it at this stage. In the Chelsea-United Game Utd for the first twenty five minutes were excellent. Attacking with a real purpose they exposed the lack of pace in Chelsea central defence and used there full width at their disposal. United's shortcomings were exposed later on as Chelsea fought back to two all as they started to dominate the midfield. Then Clattenburg rightly sent off Ivanovic for a clumsy tackle which was last man but then came one of the most shocking decisions of the season so far, the sending off of Fernando Torres.
Some say Torres was lucky to be not given a red card after his first booking but the second yellow was an awful decision. Subsequent reports about Clattenburg and using racist language against certain Chelsea players was astonishing and if true I hope he does not referee a top flight game again. Totally unacceptable no matter what level of football it is. United third goal was offside but was a very hard call to make if you look at where the linesman and referee were.
It closes the title race after the weekend with Chelsea one point ahead of United and Cityeh who were again unconvincing in defeating Swansea. Will do a future blog on City as it is very interesting times indeed on the other half of Manchester.
- The next blog will be about racism in the game and how big or small racism is in the game.
- Arsenal my beloved club benefited from an offside call is well. Three unconvincing performances in a row along with a lively AGM on Thursday has put Wegner and the board on the backfoot again just like the last seven seasons need to improve or else Man. Utd. will do a job to them this weekend.
- Mark Hughes might be the next premiership manager in the unemployment line as another defeat leaves Rangers rock bottom of the Premiership. Turnover of players and bad indiscipline are the culprits like Mbia's sending off at the weekend. My prediction: Harry Redknapp to be QPR manager by Christmas.
- Finally for now Good luck to my local team Waterford United as they try to get back into the top tier of League of Ireland Football as they have a two leg relegation/promotion play off against Dundalk this week. I wish Paul O'Brien and the lads best of luck come on the blues!