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Fulham - Confusion Reigns!

The Premier League unbeaten run may have gone but there`s a distinct whiff in the air this morning that we were robbed.

When Tom Huddlestone struck that ball it took a slight deflection off Chris Baird before William Gallas swung a boot at it (missing) before the net bulged.

Gallas was stood in an offside decision a point the linesman noticed and quite rightly flagged to indicate so.

Mike Dean ambled over, exchanged pleasantries with his assistant before indicating it was a goal and that Gallas hadn`t been interfering with play.

After the game, Mark Hughes took great delight in having his say about the incident, commenting,

"Everybody saw the linesman`s flag go up immediately to give an offside as soon as the ball was struck."

"It was right in the eye-line of my keeper, so Gallas is interfering with play. It`s unusual for a referee to do that. Maybe he lost faith in his assistant."

"Huddlestone went over to Dean`s face and gave him a compelling argument because that caused him to clarify his decision. That was two occasions that he overruled his assistant."

"I confronted the ref and he said to speak to him afterwards, but what`s the point? But I do want some clarification."


Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp was surprisingly reflective on the situation with the Spurs boss remarking about the incident,

"I don`t know if the goal was offside or not. I don`t fully understand the offside rule these days. It`s confusing."

So, if a leading manager openly admits that he doesn`t understand the damn rule what chance do the rest of us have?

Get it sorted we say!

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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 17 2010

Time: 1:09PM

Your Comments

Lineker and Shearer cleared it up on motd with regards to the "rules" so the goal was rightly given although the whole thing is confusing and i think it would go 50/50 on a match day...thankfully it went our way!
only 1 spurs
I agree with that, a 50/50 call on match day. Thought it was a good game. Kamara looks good in all areas except shooting. Few more games under his belt and he should be fine.
Riverside Chanter
Call could've gone either way. I'll not fixate on the referees decision as we had plenty of opportunities to score a couple more ourselves.
Teddy_KGB
 

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