October 29, 2010
What is it about our football club? At the start of the season the overwhelming consensus amongst the fans was that they would be happy if we finished 15th and stayed up. Most saw the Carling Cup as an unwanted distraction and many were not bothered whether we lost to Accy Stanley in round 2.
A few months later and we are sitting in 9th place in the Prem and reached the last 16 of the cup - and all of a sudden there are 'supporters' phoning national radio stations and questioning whether Hughton is the right man for the job! Incredible! Only days before the biggest game of our season too.
October 6, 2010
I am gutted for Hatem Ben-Arfa. Young lad, new club, new country only to have it possibly ruined all so quickly by a footballing nut job.
I didn't need a TV replay to see that de Jong's tackle was reckless - despite the totally incompetent Martin Atkinson waving play on and giving City a free kick moments later for a nothing challenge from Tiote. Failing to spot a leg snapping challenge merely set the tone for Atkinson's obvious City bias, but that is a different story.
Mackem fan Chris Waddle described it as a "Grite tackle" (or words to that effect) but I would like to know how a grite tackle can leave a player with his leg hanging off?