Howard Webb clearly stopped Dave Jones getting to Wolves' summer targer James McCarthy in the 2-0 defeat against Wigan.
The youngster fired the visitors ahead and effectively won the game after Wolves had been earlier reduced to 10 men by the man in black.
Trouble is, there's nothing in the rule book to say Howard should be reprimanded, striken from the employment record or shot.
The truth is he did everything right and we lost because we were poor.
It puts an even greater need on some fresh impetus from the transfer window.
Stearman's first yellow card was clumsy and his second was silly.
It was a soft penalty and the lad went down easily but Mr Webb applied the letter of the law.
You can never attack a referee for doing that.
Sure it made any sort of result difficult, especially after he accidentally helped them Wigan to the first goal.
But I've checked the rules and the goal has to stand.
What it shows is that we need a boost and, luckily, we've got an opportunity to get one with a couple of new signings.
Hull have picked up Zaki who might give them fresh impetus, Birmingham have offers in for just about everyone and it won't be long before business is done by other of our rivals.
A couple of new players capable of making an impact are urgently needed but the only news we have had so far is of rejections (Hunt), trials of unknowns (Mansare) and targets being linked with other clubs (Beckford and Gardner).
Sunderland's Daryl Murphy is thought to be a priority target too. He's a useful player because he's happy in midfield or attack. But will he be the one to re-start the survival campaign? Not on his own he wont.
I desperately hope the chase for Hunt isn't over, the interest in O'Hara and Johnson turn in to real bids and the new talk of James Beattie coming to Molineux becomes reality.
All of these, exept Johnson who is unknown at this level, have demonstrated that they are capable of making an immediate impact when changing clubs in the Premier League.
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