After his team’s loss, Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, was quoted as saying, "They gave us four minutes [stoppage time], that's an insult to the game. It denies you a proper chance to win a football match.” Sorry Fergie, your team had 90 minutes to win the game and they failed. What is an insult to the game is when match officials did not see the ball had crossed the line by a yard as it did when Pedro Mendes “scored” at Old Trafford in 2005, or when they award a penalty kick when Heurelho Gomes clearly played the ball and not the player as he did at Old Trafford in 2009. I don’t remember Fergie complaining on either occasion when the decisions helped his team to a draw and a win respectively. The Scotsman is the master of diversion tactics and his broadside at the match officials was calculated to draw attention away from Rio Ferdinand who had a torrid afternoon and was responsible for all three goals.
Call me a cynic, but I found it very convenient that John Terry quit the English national team the week before his racism case was to be heard by a FA tribunal. Had Terry not quit, there is a possibility he would have been kicked off the team in disgrace after his guilty verdict. The Terry apologists in the media have been trying to spin things in his favor. Let's be clear, John Terry, as they say in England, has previous. A four game suspension does not seem enough for someone who has constantly brought the game into disrepute. Is there a more despicable footballer in English football right now?
With Queens Park Rangers sitting bottom of the EPL with two points from six games it won’t be long before the media are calling for the head of Mark Hughes. The QPR manager will be looking over his shoulder with Harry Redknapp waiting in the wings to take his position. If QPR fail to win at West Brom on Saturday the former Fulham, Man City, and Blackburn manager’s position will become untenable.
Blackburn Rovers fans finally got their wish with the forced resignation of despised manager Steve Kean. If there is such a thing as karma, Blackburn will fail to be promoted back to the Premier League.