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Newcastle United, Not ImPRESSed

10 years ago

A very good game of football on Saturday but Newcastle United ended up as losers in more ways than I’d like to think about.

The obvious one is in terms of the undeserved scoreline but that is only one of a pretty long list.

Injuries to both of our excellent centre-backs are crushing, especially if Steven Taylor’s proves to be a serious one as is feared.

Who know how different things could have been if the referee had done his job properly, the decision to only book David Luiz must be one of the most disgraceful actions of a referee, ever.

The only possible decision had to be a sending off and if Mike Dean isn’t demoted then what has he got to do to earn that sanction?

If Chelsea had gone down to ten men then I don’t think it is beyond the realms of possibility that United would now be three points better off.

Then with a potentially much easier task who is to say that then Coloccini and Taylor wouldn’t have had to go to their limits and end up injured?

The most predictable thing though has been the aftermath in the media.

Last week you couldn’t move for our penalty decision at Old Trafford being analysed over and over again, whether it was TV, newspapers, radio, websites or wherever.

I just had a look at the BBC Sport website and surprise surprise,  there is no mention on the home page and then the only reference to the key moment is hidden away in the match report.

So if instead of Demba Ba brought down it had been Drogba, Rooney….


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