So I am in New Jersey this past weekend and sitting at my parents house watching the end of Newcastle at Chelsea and wonder if my eyes deceive me. Salomon Kalou scores an obvious goal where he is about 4 yards offside prior and Chelsea take the full three points at Stamford Bridge.
Now this was not even close nor controversial.
It was blatantly obvious that Kalou was offside and one has to look at referee Mike Cairns and his linesman. Now I am not one to bash referees because I realize the difficulty that they are under in the modern era of soccer. But the basics you have to get right in the high stakes game of the EPL.
I have not been big on using technology but in this case the blown non call it just sours the entire game
Then you get Chelsea coach Avram Grant with this gem after the game.
“I have not seen the television but we created chances. So many chances today that we deserved to win anyway. We created 8-10 good chances.”
So what am I missing here. Avram believes they deserve to win and take a full three points because they CREATED MORE CHANCES? Last I heard you had to score more goals and Chelsea scored one legitimately and deserved only a point.
Newcastle was robbed and it is games like this that make me think a little technology might not be a bad idea.
Did you see this game and what are your thoughts?