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Alan Wileys Amazing Gaff


Wigan Athletic Vs Arsenal

Michael Brown sends a long ball through the Arsenal midfield, Wigan Athletic winger Antonio Valencia and Arsenal defender Gibbs race for the ball, Valencia streaks in front of Gibbs and reaches the edge of the area through on goal, Gibbs grabs out and tugs Valencia to the ground, clear foul.

Gibbs was the last defender and Valencia was bearing down on the ball with a clear effort on goal with only the keeper to beat, as the rules dictate a straight red.

But hey, this is Alan Wiley, and its Wigan Vs Arsenal so out pops a yellow.

LAW 12 - FOULS AND MISCONDUCT

Sending-off Offences

A player, substitute or substituted player is sent off if he commits any of the following seven offences:

• serious foul play

• violent conduct

• spitting at an opponent or any other person

• denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area)

• denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player`s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick

• using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures

• receiving a second caution in the same match.

Latics boss questioned referee Wiley as to why under rule 12 he didn`t send Gibbs off, this is what Bruce said:

'The referee said that Antonio (Valencia) was not in full control of the situation and therefore did not show the red card. In other words, he wasn't getting the ball first.

'He's one of the fastest out there and he had a two-yard head-start on the 'keeper, so there was only going to be one winner, and for that I can't agree with his decision."


Clearly a red card and Wiley made an erroneous decision, strangely enough Wiley has only sent two players off this season, Vidic for Manchester United against Liverpool the other week and our own Antonio Valencia against Liverpool earlier this season and he got that one wrong as well

Latics Speyk Podcast 8 - The Arsenal Preview

Vital Latics are pleased to announce that the latest podcast 'The Arsenal Preview` is now available for downloading and as usual features conversation and music.

This episode looks forward to the Arsenal game this weekend and features an interview with life long Gooner Tim Stillman of Vital Arsenal fame, now Tim will be travelling up to the JJB this weekend for the big game and he sounds a little nervous as to what the result might be.

Also on this episode the Latics Speyk studio hit the road and met with far away Latics fan Kent who hails from Norway, we met up with Kent in a town centre bar and fired 10 quick questions at him then just had a general chat about the Latics, Norway, Paul Scharner and Denmark

Now to say that the Norwegians and Danes don`t get along is an understatement and Kent`s description of Denmark is very funny and not to be missed (about 18 mins in)

The music featured on this episode has a distinctive soul flavour, now Tim told me that he is a big soul man and he has in his CD collection down in South East London quite a few soul albums and he says he is a big Northern Soul fan, so Al Wilson, Tony Clarke, Marvin Gaye all feature and we end with a wonderful track by The Tams called 'There Aint Nothing Like Shagging`, no there aint.

I hope you enjoy and if you wish to feature on any future podcasts please get in touch here on Vital Wigan, till the next time, keep on truckin`


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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 11 2009

Time: 6:52PM

Your Comments

Didnt turn the game but would have had an effect on it, some poor decisions all afternoon and Wiley was very hesitent, hope we dont see him again reffing the Latics
worbo
Didnt turn the game but would have had an effect on it, some poor decisions all afternoon and Wiley was very hesitent, hope we dont see him again reffing the Latics
worbo
Actually because it was Gibbs who cleared Mido's header off the line I think it DID turn the game!
avantsweater
Actually because it was Gibbs who cleared Mido's header off the line I think it DID turn the game!
avantsweater
Latics were also by far the better team at the time, the best Arsenal could have hoped for is a draw.
eh?
Latics were also by far the better team at the time, the best Arsenal could have hoped for is a draw.
eh?
We were by far the better side until Mido went off then we totally lost all our shape
worbo
We were by far the better side until Mido went off then we totally lost all our shape
worbo
I've just got back so I haven't seen the incident back yet, but sat right behind that goal with adecent view, my immediate reaction was red card, I fully expected Wiley to produce one and wouldn't have complained had he done so. What with the free kick hitting the post too, we got two very fortunate escapes within seconds.
Little Dutch
I've just got back so I haven't seen the incident back yet, but sat right behind that goal with adecent view, my immediate reaction was red card, I fully expected Wiley to produce one and wouldn't have complained had he done so. What with the free kick hitting the post too, we got two very fortunate escapes within seconds.
Little Dutch
i still can't believe gibbs only got a yellow , shame on wiley , he was scared 2 send off a gooner , it was a huge turning point in the game , and don't forget he cleared mido's header off the line later .
mr.x
i still can't believe gibbs only got a yellow , shame on wiley , he was scared 2 send off a gooner , it was a huge turning point in the game , and don't forget he cleared mido's header off the line later .
mr.x
Remember the other sending off that should have been vs Arsenal a few seasons ago. Same scenario, we lead 1-0, we hit the post, arsenal player not been send off when he SHOULD have been and then the same arsenal player was the assist and an offside situation. We ended up losing 2-1. Its the refs that do not allow us to beat a top four. Same with Liverpool this season when Valencia was send off. This is just poor.
LaticsHeart
Remember the other sending off that should have been vs Arsenal a few seasons ago. Same scenario, we lead 1-0, we hit the post, arsenal player not been send off when he SHOULD have been and then the same arsenal player was the assist and an offside situation. We ended up losing 2-1. Its the refs that do not allow us to beat a top four. Same with Liverpool this season when Valencia was send off. This is just poor.
LaticsHeart
i hate refs
lathamwafc
i hate bolton
lathamwafc
i hate refs
lathamwafc
i hate bolton
lathamwafc
does that bug you when ref gets in way of a pass
lathamwafc
does that bug you when ref gets in way of a pass
lathamwafc
 

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