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I was bemoaning the fact to my boss, who just happens to be a Liverpool supporter, that we had not had one penalty all season. His answer was "You don't get in the box enough!!" Won't tell you what I did to him but he just might be right!!
Patty  Beesley, Carmarthen     Posted 03/04/2008 at 10:02:56

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Baloo Johnson
1   Posted 03/04/2008 at 12:23:16

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My marriage guidance counsellor was telling me the same thing.
Robbie Muldoon
2   Posted 03/04/2008 at 12:23:53

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Can?t argue with that point if you go by Sunday's performance, can ya?
Nick Entwistle
3   Posted 03/04/2008 at 12:47:16

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Are you talking about the game Robbie or about Baloo?
Ian Short
4   Posted 03/04/2008 at 13:11:53

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Home to Liverpool x 2, away at Blackburn and away at Man City (x2 or 3) would have given us 5 or 6 had the ref got the decision right ... and that’s just off the top of my head as I think there are more somewhere.

Let’s not get started on legitimate dissallowed goals (Blackburn, West Ham etc...)!!

Is it just me but whilst we do not always get the rub of the green with ref decisions (eg go to independant website www.rightresult.net), the RS seem to get decisions in their favour all the time ... both legs against Inter’s 10 men, Arsenal’s blatent pen not given last night and against us earlier in the season?
Sean Condon
5   Posted 03/04/2008 at 14:16:24

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After watching that cunt Kuyt molest Hleb yesterday, I am more convinced than ever that the fix is in. Doesn?t change the fact that we were shite on Sunday, though.
Keith Glazzard
6   Posted 03/04/2008 at 14:45:04

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Sean is quite right. ’Getting in the box’ wasn’t much use to the Arse, and the shite’s finest rugby tackler and ball handler Mr Carragher can get away with what he wants. I think that refs are still conned by that old ’hard but fair’ rubbish.

Nice to see that Raffles never let’s you down. It wasn’t a "clear enough" penalty. He must be right because the ref agreed with him - how unusual.
James Byrne
7   Posted 03/04/2008 at 16:31:54

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Did anyone get on the ref at the very start of the match when the two teams were in the tunnel; Stevie Mee hadn’t come out yet to line up with the players of both teams and when he did the ref nearly took his hand off and greeted him with a big lovely cuddly smile! I was stunned; it was only then I realised that the ref had been waiting there all nervous just for that soft twat to arrive.

In fairness the ref had a decent game until the penalty; that was shocking and another piece of evidence that tells us the media, the officials, the FA, FIFA and anyone else who is up their arses won’t be happy until the shite are winning everything; home and abroad!
Trudy Boston
8   Posted 03/04/2008 at 17:10:38

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Why have Everton not been awarded a penalty this season. The only team in the Premiership not to have been given a spot kick. Is there some some kind of conspiracy going on?

From what was witnessed at the end of the Fiorentina game maybe that’s not a bad thing but in all seriousness somethink stinks about it.

How could a team have got through three quarters of the season and not have one awared at any time? It can’t be a coincidence.

There was a time in the 1980’s over at Anfield when an oppositon team being given a penalty was as rare as halley’s comet.

Even today twenty years on, we seldom see opposition teams get the rub of the green there, or at Old Trafford even.

I no longer believe in fair and impartial refereeing. You only have to look back to the Clattenburg disaster for a prime example.

It looks like we will have to endure a whole season without one penalty awarded. Is there some prize for that unwanted accolade?
Simon Templeman
9   Posted 03/04/2008 at 17:26:45

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Yes Trudy,
5th place instead of 4th!
Gavin Ramejkis
10   Posted 03/04/2008 at 18:24:30

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Patty you should ask your boss how Dirk Kunt didn’t give away a stonewall penalty against Arsenal, Creasehead didn’t give one away against Reading the week before despite his handball right in front of the ref and Carragher’s assault on Lescott in the Clattenburk Derby, or does the Norwegian section of the ref handbook not apply?
Will Leaf
11   Posted 03/04/2008 at 20:39:09

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Regarding the Arsenal - Liverpool penalty shout, here is an excerpt from The Independent:

"The sub-plot was extraordinary too: the Dutch referee Pieter Vink, who failed to give a penalty when Kuyt pulled down Hleb, comes from a village just a few miles from the hometown of the Liverpool striker.

No allegations of favouritism are being made of course, but Vink lived up to his nickname when he failed to see the tug by Kuyt on Hleb in the 66th minute. When he is not on duty as a policeman, Vink?s friends call him "Blind" which means exactly the same in Dutch as it does in English. In only his sixth Champions League game it was unfortunate that he had failed to spot an incident that unfolded less than 10 yards in front of him."

Devil?s Luck again it appears...
Dave Harris
12   Posted 03/04/2008 at 23:41:07

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Did anyone see Dirk give the referee the thumbs up when he didn?t give the penalty.
Peter Bradshaw
13   Posted 04/04/2008 at 02:54:24

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Just to remind everyone, that we have had penalties, and we could only score 50% of them, one by a sub who has only played about 20 minutes all season.
I believe that we should all follow Baloo?s example and get in the box more often unless the pitch is waterlogged.
Gavin Ramejkis
14   Posted 04/04/2008 at 08:22:22

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Peter we have only had penalties in the UEFA cup, a cup refereed by European not EPL (bent) refs

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