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Postby Punchy » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:44 am

Cue a Twigg rant about Drogba being offside.

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Postby 3MJ » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:48 am

Massive massive blag how that wasn't given as offside. I couldn't believe it. A draw would have been a fair result, but I can't believe that goal was given. It knocked me sick.

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Postby Potter Who » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:52 am

Macheda definitely handled the ball at least once - probably twice - to direct it into goal. My celebration after Drogba's goal was admittedly lowkey, but I think it's clear that the Chelsea win was well deserved. But perhaps it should have finished 0-1.
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Postby 3MJ » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:54 am

Prince of Potter wrote:When slowed down, Macheda definitely handled the ball at least once - probably twice - to direct it into goal. My celebration after Drogba's goal was admittedly lowkey, but I think it's clear that the Chelsea win was well deserved. But perhaps it should have finished 0-1.


We had same possesion, more chances. Machedas one would have been a ridiculously harsh not given as he just bundled it over the line, the ref wouldn't have been able to see it, and it was not done on purpose. Drogbas was one of the easiest decisions you'll ever have to make, can't beleive it was given.

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Postby Potter Who » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:59 am

Jubilee wrote:We had same possesion, more chances. Machedas one would have been a ridiculously harsh not given as he just bundled it over the line, the ref wouldn't have been able to see it, and it was not done on purpose. Drogbas was one of the easiest decisions you'll ever have to make, can't beleive it was given.

It seems pretty clear that we deserved the win today, when you look at the flow of the game in totality.

Maybe Macheda handling was difficult to see, but from what I saw, the ball probably deflected off his arm before hitting his chest, and then looked to hit his hand again before going in. If we're playing a game of "should have in a perfect world", neither of those goals should have counted.

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Postby Potter Who » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:02 am

plus Anelka's penalty shout was pretty strong. Park and Berbatov's were not. We still should have had a second goal either way.

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Postby 3MJ » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:02 am

I disagree you deserved the win. Draw would have been fair. Very fair. Drogba was miles offside, was Machedas hand ball or ball to hand? It's very hard to tell, and massively debatable.

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Postby Zero » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:42 am

Man Utd really don't seem to want this do they? It always seems like as soon as they get the chance to edge out a lead they have a terrible game. It's been the same for the whole top 7 really.

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Postby Regulator » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:48 am

Jubilee wrote:I disagree you deserved the win. Draw would have been fair. Very fair. Drogba was miles offside, was Machedas hand ball or ball to hand? It's very hard to tell, and massively debatable.


Drogba was offside and Neville's shoulder charge should have been a penalty. Call it a wash. :P

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Postby 3MJ » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:07 am

Regulator wrote:Drogba was offside and Neville's shoulder charge should have been a penalty. Call it a wash. :P


Add in Parks penalty and it's a great 2-2 game :P

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Postby Potter Who » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:41 am

Jubilee wrote:Add in Parks penalty and it's a great 2-2 game :P

Park is my favorite ManU player, but he put on a show. I don't want to call it an outright dive, but that penalty would not have been awarded in 95% of games.

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Postby Stephen Day » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:01 am

Late goal for Arsenal and they win 1-0.

Wow, the chase for the top continues for them. They're now just one point behind Man Utd.

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Postby Punchy » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:18 am

Leeds are down to 4th, what the fucking fuck, 3-0 loss at home to Swindon.

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Postby Stephen Day » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:19 am

Punchy wrote:Leeds are down to 4th, what the fucking fuck, 3-0 loss at home to Swindon.


Yeah I saw that, sorry about that Punchy, but look on the bright side, they're still in a playoff position, all isn't lost yet.

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Postby Punchy » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:20 am

Stephen Day wrote:Yeah I saw that, sorry about that Punchy, but look on the bright side, they're still in a playoff position, all isn't lost yet.


We'll lose in the play-offs though probably.

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