Originally Posted by ajthemackem
To be fair, I suspect the lino had probably assumed the Ref wouldn't be such a fucking divvy. It had all the hallmarks of a "Wait. Eh? Hang on! HANG ON!!!" flag waving to me.
I got the impression the linesman had given offside bizarrley...he had his flag straight up in the air, not waving around for a free-kick etc. etc.
then when the ref went to ask "was anyone offside or have you just paniced cos you weren't watching", the answer was "goal given!!".
ref spot on in my eyes..... he even seems to warn Gomes by saying "what the fuck you doing" when he bools the ball out.........
Originally Posted by yossarian31
It's hard to believe that a blatant handball occurs after a collision in which the ref indicates the player dived which should in all probabilities result in a yellow card and then he allows play to go on and the goal to stand. Partridge is right that once he made the decision for play to go on then the goal stands and Gomes is wrong to presume a free kick has been given but the howler was not to stop play in the first place. therefore i still insist thst clattenburg had a mare!!
Gomes had the ball in his hands. Surely at that point playing the advantage is fair? if he';d walloped it up the pitch to Crouch who scored the equaliser should he have pulled the play back for a free kick to Spurs?? course not. advantage played as soon as gomes had the ball in his mits.
The fact that Gomes randomly throws the ball to the centre forward is gk error, not ref error surely?