Monday, August 19, 2013

Repeat offender

Perhaps we should let it go, but it was interesting to note that our old friend Callum McManaman had an eventful Saturday afternoon, getting himself sent off barely five minutes after coming on as a substitute. Wigan manager Owen Coyle was furious, complaining that the winger "clearly won the ball" - indeed he did, though he also took out the man (Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman) in the process of lunging in karate-style with both feet off the floor.

Anyone getting a sense of deja vu? Rewind exactly five months and Delusional Dave Whelan was claiming that the Scouser won the ball in his challenge on Massadio Haidara "clean as a whistle", despite the TV evidence showing the full horror of the assault on the Frenchman's leg. At the time, Whelan also protested that there was not "one ounce of malice" in McManaman. Pitman might well line up alongside Haidara and former Man City man Gai Assulin to argue otherwise...

Incidentally, Wigan were 1-0 down at the time of McManaman's dismissal and that ended up being the final score, the game's only goal coming from Lewis Grabban courtesy of a truly awful backpass from none other than Perchinho.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

McClean could have had a red a few minutes later.
Penalty award was self inflicted clumsy challenge.
Keeper moved along his line and pen could have been retaken. 1-0 scoreline justified

10:50 am  

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