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Moaning Brum Bitten on the Bum

Moaning Brum Bitten on the Bum


I don`t usually comment on decisions in games that don`t affect Wigan Athletic, I usually just watch and enjoy but the Aston Villa Birmingham game has left me a trifle confused.

Late in the game (82nd minute) with the score at 0-0 Agbonlahor races into the Birmingham box with the ball at his feet, Birmingham defender Johnson slides in from behind and brings down Agbonlahor, the referee gives a penalty 1-0 Villa.

A spot on decision but what a fuss that followed!!!

First off the Birmingham players surround the referee, Johnson screaming at his face about his innocence, mind you it`s the same Johnson who screamed at a ref at the DW Stadium earlier this season in an attempt to get Hugo Rodallega sent off for an innocuous challenge, so shouldn`t be too surprised.

At the final whistle the Birmingham players were at it again pointing their fingers at and surrounding the referee and his assistant and Brum boss Alec McLeish had a go as well.

After the game Sky pundit Andy Gray tried his best to convince the world that Johnson had got the ball and it wasn`t a penalty, what?

Gray slowed the replay down, moved the camera angle from the front to the side to the back and still it looked 100% a penalty, then he brought up the referees position which was directly in line and said `if he isn`t sure he shouldn`t have given it`, again what?

He got the ball says Johnson, Brum skipper Carr, boss McLeish and pundit Gray, I say Johnson`s stud almost brushed the ball and he got Agbonlahor, the ball neither sped up or changed direction and he bundled into the Villa player who was heading towards goal, a stonewall penalty.

I must admit I enjoyed watching the Birmingham players anguish and I felt a little retribution for what happened at St. Andrews when the Latics visited in February and got done by the dodgiest of dodgy penalty decisions after Mario Melchiot was adjudged to have brought down Fahey when it was clear that he was at least a yard away from the Irish Olympic diving champion

I remember McLeish at the time saying 'even if there was no contact Melchiot should know better than to challenge there`, well back at you, though there was definitely contact today.

Birmingham have won many plaudits this season for the way they have played, thuggish bullying tactics that have seen them spoil their way to 9th spot in the table and scoring just a paltry 35 goals along the way, revenge is a dish best served cold, nice one Villa and Mr Attkinson.







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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Sunday April 25 2010
Time: 6:11PM

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Not that I hold a grudge you understand ;)
worbo
25/04/2010 18:16:00
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The defender clearly got the ball first, then Gaby. At least the replays on ESPN show a clear deflection. And Gaby is always looking for penalties in any case. Bad decision !!
ZeeNut
25/04/2010 18:22:00
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lol worbo- the pundits were trying their level best to say that that wasn't a penaltyy too..
JT_daniel
25/04/2010 18:23:00
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As a Villa fan all I can say is thank you.Sky had an angle they tried to run with after the game,I thought the guy interviewing MoN tried to challenge him.He gave his opinion on the penalty and the interviwer basically said he was wrong,they were provoking the managers afterwards.Gray threw a bit of a hissy fit then.Poor coverage,ESPN is much better.Glad yez are staying up.
Pking
25/04/2010 18:28:00
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"thuggish bullying tactics" are you having a laugh? We played better football than the Vile today and outplayed you at your place earlier in the season. I think you're getting us mixed up with someone else. Birmingham are hardly a big bruising side - try watching a game without prejudice! As for us moaning - so you're not moaning about a 6month old decision? Mate, you're an idiot. Go back to the game of Rugby, you obviously know more about it.
bluesbluesblues
25/04/2010 19:01:00
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What a load of complete bull. Johnson was side by side with Yourmumsawhore and clearly and fairly won the ball as stated by Andy Gary who was completely impartial. He made contact he was allowed to if he won the ball and he did wether he just brushed it or not he won the ball. But you know ***** all about football so nobody should be too concerned.
Mark Thomas
25/04/2010 19:07:00
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Think Blues deserved at least a draw the way they played, both keepers were outstanding but think it was a penalty and the pictures show it was from behind: Vital Villa Click Here
The Fear
25/04/2010 19:42:00
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UP THE VILLA. ***** ON THE CITY!
benji_starsky_avfc
25/04/2010 19:43:00
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Dont worry about it! Im pretty sure come this time next year we will be talking about Birmingham being relegated with someone like Avram Grant at the helm!
fazman
25/04/2010 19:49:00
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I don't think you have a point cause the tackle came in from the side your pictures are very biased by the way. The two players legs get caught that is the point your debating right? If two players legs tangle after a fair tackle that wouldn't make it a foul would it? Just accept it was dodgy.
Mark Thomas
25/04/2010 19:51:00
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