You know the drill, ‘I have to give credit to blah blah blah, they battled well and did their manager proud but blah blah blah we still stuffed them’.
When the likes of Ferguson sees his team drop points there always has to be somebody to blame, no credit for somebody outwitting him and taking points away.
Unfortunately we have a press that is ever more subservient to the likes of Manchester United, the tail wags the dog and the likes of Ferguson dictates what is reported in the press.
Anybody who saw the full ninety minutes on Saturday will testify that Newcastle didn’t get a sniff from the referee. The only two decisions that had to be deliberated on and went our way came from the two linesmen. Firstly for the penalty and then when Hernandez was offside, both decisions took bottle to make and luckily for us the linesmen had it in them, TV replays later showed that the first decision was a mistake but the second was spot on. Did the referee have any bottle whatsoever? I doubt it.
I would hate to count up all the bad decisions we’ve had at Old Trafford in my thirty years plus of following Newcastle United, when decisions go incorrectly in favour of Ferguson he’s not exactly quick to acknowledge them.
Even the free-kick leading to their goal on Saturday was a total joke and wouldn’t have been given at the other end.
If Manchester United had been awarded a penalty like we got I bet the press wouldn’t have given it a tenth of the coverage it has got this weekend.
You know what though, the fact we got back into the game through such a decision is absolutely bloody hilarious!