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Solbakken points finger of blame

Solbakken points finger of blame

Wolves were heading for a third game unbeaten away at Middlesbrough until a controversial penalty decision.

Wolves had probably been the better team over the first 88 minutes of the game, but were unable to find a breakthrough.

But with just two minutes of normal time remaining, Scott McDonald's hopeful ball across the Wolves box turned the game on its head.

The ball hit Karl Henry and linesman Sebastian Stockbridge indicated handball and referee Rob Madley pointed to the spot.

Marvin Emnes converted the penalty, before McDonald scored a second injury time to wipe salt into the wounds.

The whole thing left a very bitter taste in the mouth.

'It was a bad decision, The ball was kicked in very hard and he turned but he couldn't get out of the way.' Wolves gaffer Ståle Solbakken told Sky Sports.

He continued: 'For me the referee has to be 100% sure to give such a big decision and I don't think he could have been. I think he should have over-ruled the linesman. It was a very bad one.

'It was a big blow to us because I think we were the better team.

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Writer:Akela
Date:Monday December 17 2012
Time: 12:29PM

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saying that the ref came from west yorkshire and the lino who gave the pen from tyne and wear what do you expect - corrupt b******s.
johnwolf
17/12/2012 13:10:00
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These BS hand-ball decisions are becoming a joke now. The officials seem to have decided that if the ball strikes the arm, then it's hand-ball and forget about the qualification within the law which stipulates it must be deliberate to be called a foul. They ruined the original off-side law by ignoring the qualifications therein, such as 'seeking to gain an advantage', and simply called any player off-side who was in the opponents half without two opposing players between him and the goal.The players aren't completely blameless when it comes to the (apparent) change in interpretation of the hand-ball rule, mind. JT's full-length dives at Stamford Bridge for example, when he used both of his hands to stop the ball. Then there are the players who attempt to get away with handling the ball, when there was plenty of time to get out of the way, and then scream how unjust the ref is for seeing through their am-drams. This decision wasn't one of those, though. This truly was one of those really, really s***e decisions.One last thing, the older ones amongst us will remember that 'hand-ball'used to be defined as deliberately touching the ball with the hand, arm AND shoulder. Now we see goals scored with the shoulder, without a word said. They must have changed that rule while I wasn't looking, too.
winstonsmith84
17/12/2012 13:36:00
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