Gallas Not Guilty

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Gallas is not guilty of assault,
I’d argue that it wasn’t his fault,
the challenge wasn’t late or high
so it’s something of a lie
what Owen Coyle is saying –
especially as Bolton are know for playing
with much more force than skill.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Clearly not intended, still,
an ‘assault’ is what it’s branded,
Coyle you’ve been caught red-handed
stepping way out of line
seeing as Mark Davies is fine.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Thank God the F.A see sense,
we face no dire consequence.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And we’re top of the league.



Owen Coyle’s ‘assault’ claim is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve heard from a manager for a while. It was a 50-50 challenge in which Mark Davies was unfortunate to get the worst of it. There was obviously nothing intentional in it on William Gallas’ part – he didn’t come in late, high or sliding. In fact he pretty much put his foot exactly where the ball had been not half a second before the alleged assault.

If Gallas’ challenge (which was a t the very worst, clumsy) angers Coyle so much what must he have thought of that Bolton player who stood on Fabregas’ neck last weekend?

Editor’s note :
heat of the battle comments!

After 2 days, this was announced :

Bolton manager Owen Coyle has retracted his comments that Arsenal’s William Gallas should have been sent off for his tackle on Mark Davies.

The incident in the build-up to Arsenal’s second goal in Wednesday’s 4-2 win at the Emirates left Davies with suspected ankle damage.

“Having looked at it I don’t think William Gallas purposely went to hurt Mark Davies,” admitted Coyle.

“I think it was badly timed, simple as that but we have to move on.”

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