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Hull City 1-2 Norwich City. The Referee’s a ******!

Three strikes against the woodwork, fifteen corners, a stonewall penalty turned down, plus the fact that both Norwich goals were distinctly dodgy relays the narrative of this game more than the score line ever would.

It was just one of those days….

Nevertheless an eleventh defeat at Walton Street means that we must sweat on the fortunes of others if the five point cushion against the drop is to be maintained until a stiff examination at Moleniux on Monday.

If relegation becomes a reality then it will be days like these, where we dominated possession and opportunities, rather than abject capitulation as occured in the Ipswich game, that will be the cause of more regret as the points were there for the taking.

“Two one to the referee”, bellowed the East Stand on the final whistle, and for once our one eyed “fans” had veracity on their side.

A Canaries corner in the 39th minute showed little sign

of waking up the crowd, who until then had little to inspire them and torpor reigned supreme.

As the ball swung over, a Norwich player decided to prevent Myhill from protecting his post by grabbing the Keeper in a bear hug. The ball pinged to Huckerby who made no mistake from close range.

I am officially “blind” due to nystagmus, but I saw this incident from fully fifty yards, so why the Officials didn’t just baffles me.

I pride myself on passion for the shirt, but age has withered my subjectivity and I can see things with a bit more clarity, inversely proportionally to my actual sight, it seems.

We were furious in the stands, and how only Myhill was the only one that got booked for dissent goodness only knows. I am still a bit hoarse and I’m afraid to say the language used could be described as “fruity”. OK foul and abusive. It’s a fair cop.

These bloody stupid decisions are what can cost a side it’s current status. Yes, they even out but something like this should simply not happen and it was compounded by a clear foul in the lead up to the second Norwich strike, and injury time a City shot on goal was handled enabling the immense Doherty to boot the thing clear.

What can you do? Nothing but take it on the chin and hope that we get the rub in another game.

Liverpool loanee Peltier was supreme in midfield. Canny touches, allied to immense vision to pick out as pass singles him out for great things, something Mark Noble is now proving at West Ham, and it was he that struck the post with a turn and snap shot when it was still egalite. One up and matters would have tuned out very differently. Norwich are flaky on the road having only collected 16 points away from Carrow Road.

But it was not to be, but a thoroughly entertaining and open game complete with a sumptuous Dawson set piece strike, was some consolation for the lost points.


About dermotrathbone

Writer and co author "Through Red Lenses". Activist Unite the Union, Save Our NHS Hull. Fan of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Hull FC, Munster and Ireland Rugby. Views are mine alone and may not reflect the organisations concerned.


3 thoughts on “Hull City 1-2 Norwich City. The Referee’s a ******!

  1. Sounds like you ‘woz robbed’ mate – it’s looking pretty tricky down there at the bottom of the Championship. We slipped out of the play-off places after going down 2-1 to Sunderland on Sat. Still, it is so tight at the top. Our promotion prospects may well rest on our performance against you boys at Molineux this afternoon. Trying to get some work done on my essay before heading down to the ground. In normal circumstances I would wish you lads well….but not this afternoon!
    Oh, and just finished reading The Road to Wigan Pier. Immensely powerful.

    Posted by Ian | April 9, 2007, 9:47 am
  2. We were the best of two very poor teams this afternoon mate; it was an atrocious match to watch.
    I hope you stay up mate but you need a major improvement in performances on the one witnessed this afternoon.

    Posted by Ian | April 9, 2007, 5:28 pm
  3.  For a challenge I did the BBC Sport Predictor thing on 30th March and Mystic Mike says The Championship will finish thus………….
     19 – QPR  51
     20 – Hull   49
     21 – Leeds 49
     22 – Southend 48
     23 – Barnsley 45
     24 – Luton  42
    See my blog for other predictions….I will be more than a little peeved if I’m fairly accurate as I’ve not put my money where my mouth is !!

    Posted by Michael | April 11, 2007, 8:50 pm

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