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unbelievable RS fans
because the ref says ther "was intent", you belive him, because gerrard can do no wrong.
fowler and carragher said it wasn't a pen? everybody watches the replay and says it wasn't a pen.
the ref tries to stick up for himself, obviously, by saying it was, rafa gets up to wenger and fergusons trick of supporting his player who lied to him by saying he felt contact when there was none, and makes himself look foolish.
maybe were getting back to another houlier saying fowler was chewing the grass.
everybody has the right to be biased towards thier team, but if you persist on saying it was a pen, then you just look stupid.This topic is deleted.
it was a pen, ask alan shearer. a foul doesnt have to be intentional to be awarded as a penalty. he was denied a clear goal scoreing oportunity by the opposing player sliding in and causeing him to lose his balance as he tried to shoot.
I think the simple facts are clear when you look at the action. The player came in with a mistimed sliding tackle, he missed the ball and I think Gerrard, but its clear that he impeded gerrard by forcing him to lose his balance. Does anyone disagree that if the challenge had not gone in Gerrard would have had a better chance? The thing that seals it for me is that dishonest players may well have gone down in that situation and then the penalty decision would have been clear. I don't think the game will move in the right direction if we effectively penalise Gerrard for trying to stay on his feet when the option of going down convincingly was available to him. This from and Arsenal supporter.
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I agree that players should be encouraged to stay on their feet. I have read today that Morgan reckons it wasn't a penalty because 'if it was a penalty Gerrard would have gone down straight away'.
That is part of the problem - as soon as you penalise a player for trying to stay on his feet, he will make sure that he goes down next time.
the only one looking stupid is you
what ever you do you think you may achieve by your rants??
you think your moyes would say "my player said he felt a touch but i think he is lying"?? get a hold of yourself
plus the most bias one here atm is you,
"you persist on saying it was NOT a pen, then you just look stupid."
it goes both ways ;)