Nolan: “It wasn’t offside”


Kevin-NolanWest Ham’s ‘offside’ goal should have stood according to its ‘scorer’ Kevin Nolan.

A raised flag by a referee’s assistant  saw his late strike ruled out thus depriving the team of a draw nobody would argue it didn’t deserve.

Nolan quoted in London 24 via said:  “I thought we thoroughly deserved a draw and we’re gutted we didn’t get it, but there are lots of positives to take away.

“It’s fantastic to be part of it again. I only trained on Thursday with the boys and actually was due to have a day off on Friday, but with Nobes [Mark Noble] going down injured, I got the call and I was delighted the gaffer put me on.

“I was even more delighted when I scored because I knew I wasn’t offside.  I couldn’t believe it when I saw the flag had gone up – I’d even started to celebrate – and I think they’ve gambled on it really. That’s the biggest disappointment,

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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