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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly…

Obviously this is a Blackburn Rovers site but we here at Vital Blackburn also like to think that we have a broader range and can also talk about football on a grander scale... So having seen all the weekends Premiership action at least in highlights now I've had my chance to sum up what I see as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly...

The Good - Tottenham Hotspur, Scott Carson (Charlton Athletic) & Watford's first win!
Defending Premiership Champions Chelsea were surely going to go to White Hart Lane and maintain their twelve-year unbeaten League run against Tottenham weren't they… NOPE! A fantastic Spurs performance (see Spurs fans despite the "disagreement" we may have had I still appreciate good football!) saw them win a League game against Chelsea for the first time since 1990!

Goalkeeper Scott Carson, on loan at Charlton from Liverpool has a fantastic afternoon making save after save against Manchester City, denying Georgios Samaras, DeMarcus Beasley, Micah Richards, Bernardo Corradi etc. etc. as his side finally won a match!

Watford have to get a mention for their first Premiership win since their return to the top flight, congratulations to the glory hornet boys.

The Bad - Poor Officiating & Middlesbrough Defending!
The bad, again obviously was yet another Rovers' defeat at the hands of Aston Villa among other things…

The officials are often criticised for their handling of the game. Sure it's not an easy job but consistency HAS to be maintained. How can Howard Webb seek the advice of his assistant Richard West (having decided it wasn't a penalty!) and then give one for a shocking "handball" decision against Andre Ooijer and then when looking STRAIGHT at Stilian Petrov not give a penalty to Rovers for something much worse and far more blatant… Graham Poll's decisions also costs Chelsea. He disallowed a perfectly good Didier Drogba goal and then for some reason gave John Terry his second booking, therefore sending him off for what appeared nothing!

How can a team managed by such a top class defender in Gareth Southgate continue to defend so poorly? Once again Middlesbrough only have themselves to blame for a defeat due to some appalling defending.

The Ugly - Object Throwing
Something that happens regularly on the continent is staring to happen here more often, objects are being thrown at footballer. TWICE this past weekend players were struck by coins thrown from the crowd.

Fulham's Claus Jensen as hit near the eye by a coin thrown from the Everton section on Saturday then 24 hours later Arsenal's Robin Van Persie was struck on the back of the head by an object (again a coin I think) thrown by a West Ham United supporter. SCUM is a word that springs to mind.

With all the camera that are around nowadays it is unlikely these "fans" will get away with what they have done, so if and when they are found out I hope that they are fully named and shamed and banned from ALL football grounds FOR LIFE! Most people in everyday life wouldn't throw a coin or any other object at someone so what makes people feel this is acceptable in a football ground?

In the heat of the moment we often see the red mist but that is no excuse for something that could and will one day cause serious injury to another human being.

So you've heard my take on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly for the latest round of Premiership games do you agree?

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The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 6 2006

Time: 12:27PM

Your Comments

Firstly, i think this GBU article is a cracking idea - The last one was a good read too. Secondly, about the coin throwing - I don't know why they don't wait for the next match, and if the offender turns up, show him being ejected from the ground on the big screen, whilst at the same time announcing the reasons for his departure. If they have CCTV of them throwing the coin (which they will have) then use it to point out that this is just despicable behaviour, and won't be tolerated.
Head Rover Heels
Firstly thanks Head Rover Heels, I'm glad to see it is something that is liked. Even if you were the only person who liked the idea it is something worth continuing! Secondly what a superb idea the public humiliation they would face would be FAR worse than most other punishments. People would think twice before doing it again wouldn't they!
Hughes Da Man
A great article.. I hope we are not going back to the days of coin throwing as there have been two at least this weekend....
ernshaw
Thanks ernshaw I do try, glad that this feature is being liked.
Hughes Da Man
well football crowds are getting worse by the day why carnt people just chant on there team and watch the game not assault players and other fans ?
marshinrover
hiya. as a spurs fan, id just like to say thanks for the friendly words... as someone who's lived not far from ewood most of my life, id also like to offer my commiserations and best wishes - its a shame to see you struggling at the moment cause it belies the quality you have in players and coaching staff... dont be too disheartened; it wont last - sparky will sort things out and youre due some luck! as for refereeing, i agree its madness. graham poll was awful yesterday evening, making some ridiculous decisions against both sides. the amount of unpenalised two-footed tackles from behind, compared with the amount of petty niggles which earned bookings beggars belief...
bishbashbosh
Thanks bishbashbosh, I only say what is true! Graham Poll thinks he's everyone's friend when he isn't.
Hughes Da Man
 

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