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Henry slams 'rubbish decision by the linesman'

Henry slams 'rubbish decision by the linesman'

Wolves captain Karl Henry didn't hold his tongue whilst discussing the performance of the match officials at Middlesbrough on Saturday.

The skipper was on the receiving end of a harsh 88th minute penalty decision, when despite not moving his arm towards the ball, the linesman still awarded a penalty.

In case you were in confusion, a handball award is suppose to be for deliberate handball, you are suppose to show some kind of intent, not just have a ball fired at you with pace and have little chance of moving out of the way.

You are also suppose to have touched the ball with your hand or arm.

So if you're going to give a decision like that you should be 100% sure with yourself, when it's late on in the game and it's going to be an incident that decides the outcome of a match, you should definitely be sure you're decision making is spot on.

"It hit me on the shoulder and the linesman saw something else. I thought it was rubbish officiating - I don`t know why he`s at this level. He cost us the game.' Henry told the Shropshire Star.

He continued: "I think we were robbed and Middlesbrough deserved a point, at best. For the ref and the linesman to give a penalty for that was a disgrace.

"They won because of a rubbish decision by the linesman."

Of course when controversial decisions are given, both sets of players and fans are likely to come to two completely different conclusions.

We're of course all biased to our a team, but on this occasion we are justified in our complaints!

When a former Premier League referee, who just so happens to also be a Middlesbrough fan breaks cover and sides against the referee and his own team, then you know it's a poor decision!

Jeff Winter said: 'I have got to be honest, and even with my Middlesbrough hat on, when the ball was whipped into the box, I didn`t think it was a penalty.

"The player didn`t look as if he moved his arm in any way, shape or form - the ball just merely hit him.

"And, having seen it on television again, I`ve seen nothing to change my mind.

Vital Wolves Comment: I wonder how long it will be before we see linesman Sebastian Stockbridge and referee Rob Madley in charge of a Wolves game again?

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Writer:Akela
Date:Monday December 17 2012
Time: 1:00PM

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there was a simular incident in the Spurs match on sunday - result -no penalty! even the commentator said "you can't give a penalty" for ball hitting arm?
johnwolf
17/12/2012 13:16:00
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John....you are having your day on here and Twitter claiming foul play by the assistant. Sorry but regardless of how poor a decision it was you are completely out of order for saying that it was down to corruption and I am sure that if somebody complained you would be getting a visit from the old bill. I don't think you should be allowed to say such slanderous comments on this site as it is unrepresentative of the more sensible and less childish people on here. Please don't quote freedom of speech at me because spewing vile slanderous comments is tant amount to a hate crime. These practices are being dealt with more and more and I am sure you will fall foul of them if you persist. It's sad because when you do actually think about what you are saying then you do actually make valid points but this Trolling needs to stop otherwise I personally may make an official complaint. Lets keep this forum for what it is meant i.e. talking in an adult way about our club. The decision was wrong but no amount of shouting will change it. I am sure that over the space of a season we will benefit from one of those mistakes. The fact that we struggle to put teams to bed will always lead to us getting hit at the back. Such is life. Onwards and upwards.
Rustmonkey
17/12/2012 17:19:00
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I don't know why I find the idea of JW having a Twitter account so funny... but I do.
winstonsmith84
17/12/2012 19:59:00
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Yup and he harasses Tim Nash with vile venomous comments.
Rustmonkey
17/12/2012 20:12:00
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Rustmonkey: I too think that we should be looking at ourselves for the real reason why we are not winning more games. As you state, we cannot put teams 'to bed' in spite of numerous chances. When I look at my match notes, I constantly read comments like 'Sako's cross went begging' or 'SEB [or Doyle or Sigurdarson: fill in as appropriate] ALMOST got on the end of the cross'.
Southbank60
18/12/2012 16:23:00
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