Let The Scouse Bashing Continue…

Match Of The Day Poo!!!

By the time I staggered home on Sunday it was always going to be difficult to keep my eyes open for MOTD2 to enjoy our latest victory.  Thankfully all this new technology, of which I have the basics, helps to obtain a more balanced and sober view.  So this morning I sit down to chew over the highlights on catch up TV.

Here are my thoughts:-

I seem to recall within the first 5 minutes HBA running into the 18 yard box where Enrique grabs a good handful of black n white shirt dragging him to the ground.  I think Liverpool got a goal kick.  What do MOTD2 think?  Well it’s not even shown never mind commented on.

7 mins – Jonathon Pearce and Jason Roberts (later) demanding a penalty for Williamson putting his hand on Carroll’s waist.  They are nowhere near the ball as Skrtel misses an easy chance.  Later (41mins) when Cisse heads narrowly wide you see Skrtel do exactly the same to Demba Ba.  Do Mr Pearce and Roberts demand a penalty?  No, not a mention.

10 mins – Carroll dived, simple as that.  If he cannot manage to take the ball round the keeper and then plant his left foot on the floor before stroking the ball into the net then he must have been in Blu Bambu last night.  Dalglish’s post-match comments in his defence – a joke.

15 mins – Simpson’s handball on the line?  Yes, I concede it probably was although not as blatant as the Mackem one earlier this season.  If you look closely at it though, after the ball comes off Williamson’s head it hits Carroll on the elbow redirecting it enough to miss Simpson’s chest and hit his arm.  So we’ll say handball by Carroll first then!!  We’ll call it quits for now.

80mins – Reina gets sent off, deserved.  Witch-hunt later follows on TalkSport against Perch.  While I agree Perch did not react well, the problem is until a referee can be trusted to make those decisions then players are always going to make sure and Perch is by no means alone here, so why single him out?  After all, Reina was the aggressor wasn’t he?  There is no mention of Suarez continually moaning, diving and waving imaginary yellow cards (which he did to Jonas at the end) to get fellow professionals into trouble.  Funny that.

It’s annoying how the post-match interviewer is so scared of Kenny he just doesn’t ask the awkward questions in a more probing manner that more often than not our managers have to endure. Pardew continues to conduct himself brilliantly and won’t get drawn into ridiculous conversations about Champions League.

Watching Colin Murray and Lawrenson reluctantly squirm through the analysis just made it even better.  Then there’s Jason Roberts (Now A Championship Player).  I heard a Blackburn fan on a phone-in earlier this season criticizing Roberts for being in a radio studio an hour after he’d been in a Blackburn side that had lost again.  The fan telling him he should be at home thinking about his performance and doing something about it.  I wouldn’t disagree, although Roberts did.

Overall Perch and Williamson were awesome, as were the whole team.  I did feel a bit (only a smidge) sorry for Andy Carroll but the fans did their job and if that was enough to put him off and give us an advantage then I don’t care.

If he ever did come back he’d have my full support once again.  That’s fickle fans for you.  Same for Jose although I’m sure his cup winners medal will compensate him.  They aren’t the first and won’t be the last players given this treatment.  Sol Campbell, Michael Owen, Darren Bent et al just a few recent examples.

Anyway, as Kenny suggested I’m off to Vision Express!!!

  • Artyh

    You obviously saw the very same game that I did and feel the same way, it makes a change M8. I get bitterly frustrated at the top 4 and Liverfool bias. I even responded to an article written by a sky poster and criticised their bias and waited for a reply…..I’m still waiting and their have been numerous other comments posted, hardly surprising as the truth hurts.
    Great article and a better sense of how it happened. Well done.

  • I had always regarded Johnathon Pearce as that rarity – an unbiased-against-Newcastle commentator. Sadly he’s went the way of the rest to fit in. Jason Roberts is a peabrained ex footballer who talks shite (nothing unusual there of course) we get the same from Wilkins, Townsend, Savage et al. Not to mention bias incarnate, Hansen and Laurenson.
    Talk Sport really dredged the barrel in THEIR bias.
    Their Twitter account was as bad as most Liverpool fans ! This is a NATIONAL radio for God’s sake not “Radio Liverpool Supporters Club”.
    It was staggering, their site after the game too – the claims were ridiculous. Even to the point how “unlucky” Liverpool have been this season, if they had of scored the penalty here, and not missed there….they’d have been 2nd or something.
    Unbelievable tosh.
    That article seemed to disappear later. Seems they let scousers in charge of their station for the day. And moronic scousers at that.
    Overall though, the double standards from the media were quite breathtaking. We Newcastle fans are used to it – the spite from the media against us is baffling, and undeserved, but it isn’t occassiopnal either. Its CONSTANT.
    Seems more and more Newcastle fans are FINALLY waking up to it.

  • Totally_drow

    The thing is, the people calling for Perch’s head are the same people who back hand of god suarez. Suarez has clearly taken the mantle as the biggest cheat in the PL. Yet the moment perch decides to put on a drama show for us, the Pool fans criticize him. 

    To top it off, how many times has their messiah Stevie G dive and hold up an imaginary card?. 

  • Jason

    My goodness I didn’t realise how paranoid NUFC fans were! You obviously dont read many papers because as a Liverpool fan I can tell you that the press is completely anti LFC. The rubbish that has been printed over the last few months is beyond a joke.
    That said, some is deserved as the way we have played has been appalling especially on Sunday. The majority of fans were unhappy with the Summer signings, we spent big where as NUFC spent wisely.
    There was an article in the mail(?) last week praising NUFC for there turnaround whilst as usual slagging LFC off. It’s seems to me that when a club is going through a tough time all fans are especially sensitive to the press and we look for the negative.

    • glasshalfempty

      …because Liverpool have had it tough for so long haven’t they!!  What rubbish are you talking about, the ridiculous support of racism?  I still haven’t seen a porper apology for that one so I think you’ve been let off lightly, in my opinion!!

      The best way to follow Newcastle United in the media is to not bother.  Come back in forty years time of winning nothing but still filling your ground and you might be in a better position to comment more accurately on a tough time!!!

      We’re just happy to watch a decent game of football…Dalglish was unable to do that for us!!

    • “Anti-LFC” like Suarez is a racist maybe ? Never mentioned. What was mentioned in Dogleashes constant attempts to defend it.
      The attacks on Perch for being nutted, while ignoring Suarez dives, and making light of Carrolls attempt to get a former friend sent off and conning his home town club ?Very anti-LFC I DON’T think

  • jon

    Good spot on the Skrtel bear hug on Ba at 41mins. I saw that and noticed it never got a mention. Also, as Reina went to butt Perch, Ba pushed an arm across his chest . I wonder how hard the butt would have been without that? 

    • Biggazza

      I saw it too? Inconsistent referee’s pool were second best on the day end of

  • Steve

     88 mins: Perch, already with a yellow card pulls back Suarez. Possibly last man. Ref gives the free but fails to award second yellow to Perch. Please explain that decision from Mr. Hometown himself (you know, the crowd shout & he then awards the free).

    • glasshalfempty

      …thought the ref got that spot on!!!  He probably knew Suarez was making a meal of it.

    • Suarez spent the entire match diving and waving an imaginary card at the ref
      Booked today for diving
      Explain THAT scouse/or gloryhunter

  • Pardiola

    The Carroll / Willo penalty incident was highlighted and debated at length.

    However, what they failed to mention was that it was NEVER a free-kick in the first place.  Perch made a fantastically timed challenge on Suarez, in which he took the ball cleanly.  

    PS – did you know that 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by water?  The other 29% is covered by James Perch.

    Onwards and upwards.     

  • Juniorchubbs

    perch gets nutted square on the nose and falls over.

    andy carroll runs on grass and falls over.

    cesspool lose six games, fans throw themselves on the floor crying and screaming with a hissy fit in full swing – “we can’t lose six games out of seven, it’s unheard of for liverpool, we can’t tolerate this.”

    it’s a game of football, some you win, some you lose and some you draw. GET OVER YOURSELVES. just because in the distant past they’ve won stuff dont mean you win all the time.

  • Toonponcho

    i think this article is talking about MOTD’s analysts and 
    Johnathon Pearce’s comments on incidents in the game not every other article and news coverage that has gone on. I believe it to be spot on the BBC is very one sided and supports and in many ways cover up for the failings of the bigger teams during their rougher patches. The analysst out there like Hanson, Laurence and Thommo(i know he is sky) etc even when they are being harsh still goad the idea that Liverpool FC has this god given right you be feared and revered in the Premier League and that they are the best club etc etc. My opinion is that it  has a great support (much like Newcastle although I’d like to see how supported they would be if they had gone 30-40yrs without a trophy….we will never know maybe) and good resources and history in the game but they are not to be feared and they don’t have the right to be in the top 6 or anything like the bull that gets thrown around by their media monkeys. The fact is the Liverpool who still have a good squad but are in decline sure they have finished 7th the last two seasons(i believe) and will be lucky to finish 7th this season. That’s not all Kenny’s fault as this has been the progression of Liverpool for the last few seasons. Maybe a good oul relegation would kick them in the arse like it has us and teach them a few things….either way they get an awful lot of support and viewing in the media when they are doing badly. Nobody who watched that game would think Liverpool deserved to win despite the incidents. Newcastle have easily been the better side this season but when they all look back they will see the carling cup and possibly the FA Cup and lick there holes and say how great they are!!! 

    BBC etc need to stop making excuses for them and stop talking them up as sleeping giants etc when they are obviously getting worse and I would hope that Newcastle players who have had their heads turning by money bucks Liverpool and other teams will see that. i honestly cant see a Newcastle player making the Liverpool switch at the end of this season. In fact i’m sure Liverpool players would be looking at us(maybe that’s too soon give us another season like this:)) but it wouldn’t surprise me if Enrique and Carroll realise that they now should have stay despite the carling cup win and got behind what is becoming a renascence in Newcastles fortunes…..hopefully the media will too if they can take their imaginary top 6 out of there holes ;)