Baffled Allardyce smashes into officials

Snidey AllardyceSam Allardyce was understandably aggrieved that Alex Song’s early strike was ruled out for offside!

The former Arsenal man smashed a low volley into the bottom corner of the net from 20 yards but  Diafra Sakho was penalised for standing in an offside position in front of goal, despite not touching the ball.

Said Allardyce: “The biggest shock was us not being in front at half timeWe scored a perfectly good goal that was disallowed.

“It certainly should not have been disallowed on the basis of what Mike Riley and his staff tell us. The officials clearly got it horribly wrong and to say we are bitterly disappointed and frustrated is an understatement. Baffled is more the feeling.

“They said the attacker was in the eye line of the goalkeeper. Complete nonsense. When officials make these decisions they are supposed to have a clear view. It is impossible for the assistant referee to say that. They are wrong, Sakho is not in the eye line of the goalkeeper.

“Neil Swarbrick could only guess he might be in front of the goal. keeper.”


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2 comments on “Baffled Allardyce smashes into officials

  1. This again is Allardyce covering up his own mistakes.
    We saw what happened last year when he made awful team selections.
    Carroll and Nolan should not of started against Chelsea.
    Noble got 60 minutes game time over the 2 games.
    Demel had 12 minutes.
    He seems to favour the likes of Nolan, O’Brien and Carroll at all costs.
    Carroll I like and has played well since his return. But our 2 best goalscorers have been Valencia and Sakho.They should of started against Chelsea with Carroll returning against Arsenal. O’Brien for whatever energy he has is not a PL player, that was evident last year.
    He, Vaz Te and even Jussi should be shipped out in the January window and younger hungrier players brought in.

  2. Spot on Brooking.Like Nolan always arguing about the officials’s decisions.

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