Graham Poll har noen velvalgte ord til deg :)
Down at the Emirates, Liam Ridgewell flew into a challenge on Theo Walcott and, yes, played the ball first. But he then wiped out the Arsenal winger.
The speed at which Ridgewell went into the tackle and the angle of his approach made it impossible for him to avoid Walcott. The challenge endangered the safety of the opponent and therefore should have been punished.
Referee Lee Probert played on, Walcott was stretchered off and now faces a scan on his knee. When will pundits stop condoning such challenges by saying that the tackler played the ball?
Han kommenterer også målet til Birmingham:
Later in the same game, Birmingham scored a goal to get themselves back into the game for a while. Watch the footage of that goal and you will see a blatant foul on the Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone by Sebastian Larsson. The giveaway is when Larsson looks over his shoulder to spot Mannone in order to impede him. - Daily Mail
Synes Mannone fikk i overkant mye kritikk for denne situasjonen. Selv om han kunne ha opptrådt bedre, så gir dommerne frispark 9 av 10 ganger i slike situasjoner.