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DJ Biscuit
08-01-2005, 16:48
An FA spokesman after the game absolved the linesman of any responsibility
for the apparently mistaken decision not to award a goal to Spurs after a
shot from the halfway line crossed the goal line by at least a metre.

"The shot came in from an unusual distance and as such caught the linesman
out of position forcing him to race back towards the goal as the play
developed", explained the spokesman, "As he ran, the United scarf he was
wearing under his shirt came loose and fluttered up into his face obscuring
his view and preventing him from making the call. It was just one of those
things."

In response to further questions from the Press the spokesman explained "If
they don't already have a United tattoo most officials on game day try to
wear a scarf or a replica shirt under their regulation kit to show their
support for the worlds greatest club. The linesman in this case had chosen
to wear a United scarf, a common choice that is in keeping with FA
guidelines. The root cause of the problem lies not with the linesman but
with the players and management of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club who
broke
one the most important unwritten rules of the English FA: They placed a
shot
on target at Old Trafford. Martin Jol is new to this country and perhaps he
s not yet familiar with some of our finer traditions. Fortunately if he
doesn't yet understand that for the greater good of the game visiting
teams,
by tradition, are not expected to try to score at Old Trafford then our
officials are in a position to help Mr Jol make that cultural adjustment."

Chuckling to himself the FA spokesman added "The goal had to be disallowed
to avoid us descending down a slippery slope that would be bad for the
national game. It's a fine line the officials have to walk. If they award a
goal this week, next week someone might expect a penalty or ask that Van
Nistleroy be booked for diving. Can you imagine? That would just never do.
No no no. Shocking, just the thought of it."

Braders
08-01-2005, 17:41
Ya Git, i thought it was real report until i came to this paragraph!

Wait don't tell me - it is a real report!



Originally posted by DJ Biscuit
"As he ran, the United scarf he was
wearing under his shirt came loose and fluttered up into his face obscuring
his view and preventing him from making the call. It was just one of those
things."

DJ Biscuit
08-01-2005, 17:43
You lot are at home today against Exeter so you should scrape a dodgy win with a little help from your friends!

Pint anyone?

Braders
08-01-2005, 18:15
Originally posted by DJ Biscuit
Pint anyone?

If i wasn't working i'd be down there like a shot, i predict 6-0!

Moscow Wolf
08-01-2005, 21:05
6-0 ha ha ha ha ha! 0-0 to the Man U and you played (in the end a 1st team) plus 2 linesmen and a referee on your side and you still couldn't beat the mighty EXETER!

Braders
08-01-2005, 21:17
Originally posted by Moscow Wolf
6-0 ha ha ha ha ha! 0-0 to the Man U and you played (in the end a 1st team) plus 2 linesmen and a referee on your side and you still couldn't beat the mighty EXETER!

I was tempted to edit my post!

Thank God i am working i wouldn't have wanted to have seen that or DJB's boat race with a grin from ear to ear!

Kshisya
08-01-2005, 21:25
Originally posted by DJ Biscuit


Pint anyone?

ah why the offer didn't come up yesterday??????!!! today it would be a dejavu :p

:rolleyes: we had several shots of some disgusting stuff to your health last night :drink: Ruslan was shocked :shame:

i wish...but i MUST have finally some break !:p :inlove:

trebor
08-01-2005, 21:28
Relax!
Man Utd. took a day off today. :p

Braders
08-01-2005, 21:45
Originally posted by Moscow Wolf
and you played (in the end a 1st team)

You must be a blind as the linesman!

1. Tim Howard
3. Phil Neville
6. Wes Brown
28. Gerard Pique
29. Jonathan Spector
33. Chris Eagles (63)
19. Eric Djemba-Djemba
31. David Jones
17. Liam Miller (63)
12. David Bellion (76)
23. Kieran Richardson

Scholes, Ronaldo and Smith came on.

We couldn't field a 1st team if we were playing Wolves in the Semi's at the moment anyway! and knowing Wolves we'd be playing on a field!

Random
09-01-2005, 15:39
I am joining the growing band of punters who are going to sue the ref and the FA for lost earnings ....

Explain why in this century no Premiership game doesn't have a 4th ref who watches the TV replays ?? Rugby does, cricket does, even ice hockey has it !!

Ruddy Man Utd ....

Dirty cheating gits ...

Not upset at all !!!

:agree:

Moscow Wolf
09-01-2005, 16:18
'Scholes, Ronaldo and Smith came on'

3 Players most of the world's top teams would love to have and still couldn't score against the mighty EXETER who happen to be in which League exactly! Keep digging that hole Braders. If I were you, I'd turn a blind eye like all Referees and Linesmen do at Old Trafford. Could be worse, (but it isn't,) if you were a City fan. Errrm, I seem to recall us WOLVES beating you 1-0 at the Golden Palace on that field you mention which, just happens to have a playing surface like a billiard table.

Braders
09-01-2005, 20:58
Originally posted by Moscow Wolf
I seem to recall us WOLVES beating you 1-0 at the Golden Palace on that field you mention which, just happens to have a playing surface like a billiard table.

You beat us alright that day, (1-0 deflected in off 17 players) the only difference to the above named squad was we had Zico upfront that day who now plays for Garforth Town!

Playing surface like the streets in Chelyabinsk more like!

Braders
09-01-2005, 21:02
Originally posted by Random


Ruddy Man Utd ....

Dirty cheating gits ...

Not upset at all !!!

:agree:

Random you can pipe down as well, how many players you adding to the squad in Jan? I'll tell you what why doesn't Roman buy a big lottery drum, write all the best players names in the world down and stick em in it, then he can stick his podgy hand in and Pull 5 out! ;)

You'll never buy the league!!!!

Random
09-01-2005, 22:02
Spoke to Mr A - says marvelous idea wondered why he hadn't thought of it himself ....

And in the spirit of the season (Panto that is) Oh yes we can !!

:agree:

Leslie Presley
10-01-2005, 00:16
The 0 - 0 draw between Man U and Exeter was staged!

Why?

So United supporters do not have to travel so far to watch the replay!

Olim
10-01-2005, 00:24
It was effing disgusting that. Had it been the other end I am sure ManUre would have been given the goal.

Another pathetic refereeing decision to add to the cartload of other travesties over the Christmas period.

Moscow Wolf
10-01-2005, 00:33
Olim who do you support? Your location would suggest you're an Albi@n supporter like LucyTupperware. He's got his head so far up his that he can't see daylight! lol.

Olim
10-01-2005, 01:14
Well who was on the end of the worst referring decision of the last month? Ok the Spurs goal one was bad but THAT particular piece of OT-biased nonsense didn't hand anyone the title....

Braders
10-01-2005, 03:58
Originally posted by Olim
Well who was on the end of the worst referring decision of the last month? Ok the Spurs goal one was bad but THAT particular piece of OT-biased nonsense didn't hand anyone the title....

Olim, admit it you know sod all about Football? where are you from?

Olim
11-01-2005, 09:33
Know sod all about football? On what basis do you make that assumption?

Braders
11-01-2005, 23:19
Originally posted by Olim
Know sod all about football? On what basis do you make that assumption?

It's ruddy obvious, the 'ManUre' comment gave it away, which means you're probably another Southern Muppet who knows sweet FA.

Moscow Wolf
12-01-2005, 04:18
Says the cloth capped hob nailed booted ferret in pocket, hovis scoffing NORTHERN Muppet!