Adrian Holmes ref
Adrian Holmes isn’t the only official on a retainer at Manchester City…

MOMS Two Cent’s Worth


The case for video evidence is an old argument, but one I back nonetheless. It’s used in most other civilised sports, so why not football? A game that has more emotions and money at stake than any other sport in the world.

Who knows how the history of football would have been changed if correct decisions were actually made? For starters, Villa wouldn’t have been beaten 5-0 at the Etihad, they would have also won the  League Cup in 2010 against Manchester United. England too could have won the World Cup again since 1966.

The opposition to video evidence say it breaks up the flow of the game? Hang on a minute. Kompany and Vlaar were having a nice moment, while the other Villa and City players readied themselves to continue the game, when the linesman Adrian Holmes actually broke the flow to award a penalty out of thin air.


Pedro Mendes wonder goal for Spurs against United that never was.


When players protest whole-heartedly, it normally means the decision is wrong. Why would Weimann keep on protesting – when he got substituted and after the game – if it wasn’t clear it was wrong.

Of course, the invisible penalty isn’t the worst decision in the history of football (see above pic for a contender for that crown), but another example. While referees or linesman can give away invisible penalties or pretend a goal didn’t happen, there’s always room for corruption too in the beautiful game. Just saying.



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