He writes what he wants……..

There was lots of talk following Arsenal’s win at home yesterday, where, after a scare, we emerged 3.1 winners over a Norwich City team which has only won twice away from Carrow Road this season. Most of that talk surrounded the linesman’s crucial decision to award a penalty from the opposite side of the pitch – a penalty that the referee, who was perfectly placed, decided not to award. As for the foul itself, we’ve all seen them given, and we’ve certainly all seem them waved away. The fact of the matter was that Kei Kamara got hold of Giroud, as the ball came across, and literally pulled him down to the ground – the kind of foul which should really be punished more consistently. It’s already been shown that the linesman, Richard West, had a clear view across the pitch to see the incident, but amazingly, debate then raged, not about whether it was penalty or not, but whether he should have given it from where he was! What was he supposed to do? Ignore it? That was until Alan Hansen, on the increasingly dire Match of the Day, piped up and said that it wasn’t a penalty in the first place! The MoTD panel consisted of Alan Hansen, whose punditry is quite frankly awful, David Moyes, whose Everton team play Arsenal on Tuesday night and are just...

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