Just had a quick look at The Right Result site (www.rightresult.net) and noticed that their adjusted table has us in 4th place on 72 points with Liverpool in 5th on 71 (5 points less). Seven points lost through potentially incompetent officials some may say.
Anyway, here's a list of the points that got away:
20 Oct - Liverpool (h) - 1:2 (should have been 2:2 - THAT penalty non-decision) = 1 point
2 Feb - Blackburn (a) - 0:0 (should have been 2:0 - another missed penalty and Johnson's ludicrous "offside" goal) = 2 points
22 Mar - West Ham (h) - 1:1 (should have been 2:1 - Yak's disallowed goal) = 2 points
27 Apr - Aston Villa (h) - 2:2 (should have been 3:2 - Petrov's handball and another penalty denied) = 2 points
This doesn't take into account missed pens, etc which wouldn't have affected the result - but basically we should have ended up with 62 goals as opposed to the 55 we actually scored (that's a difference of 7 goals) plus we should only have conceded 32 instead of the 33 we actually did.
Steve Flanagan, Posted 13/05/2008 at 16:15:35
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1 Posted 14/05/2008 at 05:04:11
2 Posted 14/05/2008 at 07:12:57
3 Posted 14/05/2008 at 07:15:50
4 Posted 14/05/2008 at 08:33:09
Also, Gerrard’s ’penalty’ and resultant sending off of Hibbert should not have counted as Gerrard clearly ran straight until just outside the area when his left leg flung out into the path of Hibbert.
Therefore, I make that match three points lost by us and three gained by Liverpool, not one each. This would have put us even further ahead of the RS.
But, like the Murphys, I’m not bitter!
5 Posted 14/05/2008 at 08:45:31
How did you (mis)manage to allow us to get beat by that lot.
In the unlikely event of you being manager next season I’ll give you some cheats.
6 Posted 14/05/2008 at 08:49:11
7 Posted 14/05/2008 at 09:01:36
8 Posted 14/05/2008 at 08:54:57
it was Carragher who fouled Lescott in the first incident as well by the way. Almost as blatant as the 2nd.
The trouble with Right Result is they only look at decisions on actual goal incidents. The Kuyt "tackle" and possible red card for example, was not taken into consideration.
Gerrards penalty was, I?m afraid, the result of a commonplace trick by cheating attackers (I?m a left back!) who kick out as they go down and the refs 99% of the time fall for it. See Rooneys pen on sunday? That defender was sliding into the space between them but Rooney made sure he went into him and claimed the collision.
Refs have been very poor in general in my view and I dont think there is a general bias against us (AJ at Blackburn and the Yaks v West Ham were poor decisions but I?ve seen similar in many other matches) but in Clattenburgs case I?m sure of it!
9 Posted 14/05/2008 at 09:41:05
As for the West Ham game. One of our worst performances of the season, we were lucky to get away with 1-1 in the end.
We finished 5th, UEFA Cup slot, season over, moving on.
10 Posted 14/05/2008 at 10:46:02
11 Posted 14/05/2008 at 11:39:14
12 Posted 14/05/2008 at 13:22:23
If the decisions in the games it mentions were given/reversed whatever how could we possibly know how the rest of the game would of played out?? For example in the game v blackburn when AJ’s goal wasnt allowed then how do we know that b’burn wouldnt have threw caution to the wind and threw on 4 strikers and scored 2 or we could of scored more!! point is we dont know........that being said, the game mentioned above & the goodison derby still do my head in, as the controversial decisions were that bleedin’ obviously incorrect that in most other countries/leagues suspicions of match fixing or referee bribeing would have been questioned but not in this country.
Clattenburg, Hackett, Riley & his bent nosed assistant that day, along with the whole FA can get to fuck. Football in this country thrives in spite of them not because of them. They are a joke at every level of football from grassroots to amateur leagues to the top of the tree & the national team etc etc........
13 Posted 14/05/2008 at 13:24:13
How about Lescotts offside goal at home against Man City ?
14 Posted 14/05/2008 at 13:38:49
15 Posted 14/05/2008 at 14:13:52