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Newcastle Bring In Maradona To Coach Kids

8 years ago

Tuesday night saw Newcastle face Chelsea in the FA Youth Cup quarter-final and the United youngsters put up a great fight, though you have to question the Maradona style coaching for the first goal.

Chelsea took an early lead but in the 28th minute Rolando Aarons won a free-kick with a lovely piece of skill on the ball (see footage below).

Greg Olley then floated over an excellent delivery from the left hand side.

This is where it all goes a bit wrong.

Newcastle’s Olivier Kemen puts the ball in the back of the net and the official Newcastle club website describes the moment as ‘There was a suggestion of handball but referee James Adcock spotted no infringement.’

Well watch the footage and see if you can spot any ‘infringement?’

Fair enough the coaches wouldn’t have realised at the time but I hope in the aftermath of this match they are putting Olivier Kemen right about what he did, when he cheat as outrageously as he did then it isn’t justified in any way.

Back when I actually cared about the England national team I was absolutely sickened by what Maradona did in 1986 and brilliant player as he was, the first word I think of when I hear his name is ‘cheat’. For that one moment I can never accept any argument that puts the Argentinian as the ‘greatest player’ of any poll/competition/whatever.

The goal by the Newcastle youngster is actually worse, considering how far his arm is outstretched when he ‘scores’ – how the officials didn’t spot it is unbelievable and while the Chelsea commentators aren’t impressed either, the look on the Chelsea keeper’s face is priceless – Peter Shilton x 100!.



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