Well done, Spurs

Posted: February 24, 2008 in football


Sorry the blog’s been quiet … was away in nut-freezing Toronto having a spot of Lasik work (I really can see for miles and miles now) and then spent a busy week or so catching up with work.Just catching my breath after a nerve-wracking Carling Cup final. I’m not a Spurs fan but I was glad to see them win it – and it makes a nice change for the big four to miss out. They may well be shaping up into a half-decent side under Ramos and it was good to see Woodgate and King (who were absolutely solid throughout) get some reward after all their problems.But what is wrong with teams like Chelsea who seem incapable of accepting defeat graciously? They didn’t play well, and deserved to lose on the day.Chelsea coach Avram Grant even criticised ref Mark Halsey for having the temerity to blow the final whistle while Chelsea were on the attack.  “I have never seen such a thing in my life and I have never before seen the referee finish a match when this situation is happening,” he whined to the BBC.    He obviously never saw the 1978 World Cup game  between Brazil and Sweden when Welsh referee Clive Thomas blew the whistle while a corner-kick was being taken. Zico headed it into the Swedish net, but Thomas disallowed the goal claiming that he had whistled while the ball was in the air!  

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