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The mind buggles

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 re Fulham v Chelsea, Sunday 19th March 2006
when Drogba had a goal rightfully ruled out – but it was only good guesswork on the officials part

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Handball
No question
Goal disallowed

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Officials
Didn’t see it
So should decision be disavowed?

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Linesman /
Referee’s assistant
Gave his opinion

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Teamwork
Between arbiter
And trusted minion

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 So ….
What ensues?
Good decision

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Yet even so
They’re harangued
And treated with derision

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Controversy
Never
Too far away

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 Whenever
Chelsea
Under Mourinho play

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Respect –
Jose and Roman
Oft demand it

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 But
It should be the on-pitch arbitrators
Who command it

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Technology
Deemed
To be the answer

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 But will it
Catch
Every cheat ‘n chancer?

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 To each ardent
Chelsea fan –
Jose is the ‘Special One’

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Friction
Is but a fraction
Of the undiluted fun

16 Leave a comment on verse 16 0 Capturing
On film
Might help when rivals spar

17 Leave a comment on verse 17 0 But ….
Will video kill
Our most radiant czar?

Boom boom …. Sorry, couldn’t resist it!

A response to Kevin Raymond’s : Of Course That Goal Should Have Been Disallowed!

I’m not a fan of bringing in video technology – though it’s at times like this that I can see it coming.

Abide by the referee’s decision – that’s the way I was brought up on the game.

Sometimes you just have to accept that football is based on skill, endevour …. and luck.

And for those too young to remember a classic tune :
Video killed the radio star – by the Buggles

Quote from Mourinho :
“It’s a handball so it’s not a goal and the decision is correct.”

“What is not correct is the referee didn’t see and allows the goal, the linesman didn’t see but after pressure by Fulham they changed their decision.”

Personally, I’d like to see him also uttering a public admonishment about Drogba trying to gain advantage by cheating.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-mind-buggles/