*Listening to Apollo 101 – Here And Now Ep*
Well, ain’t that a joke?
11 points taken down to a mere 10 because of one man. 10 against 12 don’t go. Football fans- even Leeds fans- everywhere must admit, Eddie Ilderton is the worst referee to grace the game. If he refereed a game I was playing on Pro Evo I’d be livid.
I wish I was Mark and getting paid to watch that.
Plymouth, Peterborough, Palace, Wednesday and Watford might want to up their performances so they’re not subjected to such abject displays from such important people. I say that as if they’re trying to get relegated, but you get the drift.
Anyway, Darel Russell has done EVERYTHING to get out of the way of that initial shot. No Tranmere player even appealed. It’s hit his chest before brushing his arm. Not exactly handball now, is it?
Number two. Fraser Forster- a mile and a half the best young goalkeeper outside the Championship (if not the Prem)- withdrew his hands and over goes the Tranmere player. He was going down before Doc even gave him the ball. He was going to take the second penalty too, only his flight back from his dive’s landing pad was delayed.
Goal number three made Stuart Attwell look like Collina. Henry look like the Pope. And not the Hitler youth pope. Deflected shot by some relegation threatened League One player is caught by his equally-threatened comrade (literally caught. Even Ben Kay would have got something on it) and slotted home whilst we stood around expecting a whistle. Play to the whistle next time fellas.
Fourth goal, now to make it 3-1. A typical Doc hoof (if only he’d put half as much into his backpass for the second, eh?) goes out of play, ish, and we score from the resulting hook back into play. All in the name of fairness, eh monsieur Ilderton? And then rubbing salt into the most open of wounds, our pal Ilderton sends Lambert and Karsa to the stands for getting the play going sooner.
Shocking, how dare Gary Karsa kick the ball to the centre circle in a bid to get the game going?
Bring on the Npower Championship. However horrible the connotations of that.