Date:Tuesday March 20 2007
Former Blackburn Rovers star Lucas Neill claims his West Ham United side deserved the luck they had against Rovers during their 2-1 victory on Saturday.
Several days after the event I am still angered by the decision by the officials to have awarded the Hammered their second and ultimately decisive goal. Not only should it have been ruled out for the simple fact it didn't cross the line, but also the facts that a hand was used during the build up and Carlos Tevez was offside! How could the officials get a call so wrong on three counts? Some 'dodgy' calls (penalties, handballs etc.) are part of the game but there should be no excuse for goal line mistakes, technology is needed. It can decide potential make or break situations in seconds. Just you wait, let a World Cup, European Championship, Champions League or even FA Cup be decided this way and we'll have this technology before you can say goal line technology…
Anyway I digress, back to the Neill point. A Rovers player from August until the end of January during the current 2006-2007 season feels his Hammered side have been avoiding the luck 'all season' so they were due it on Saturday. Speaking in the Daily Telegraph Neill said:
"It is a long time since the boys have tasted victory. So it was a very happy dressing room at the end.
"Overall I thought we deserved it. The winning goal was obviously controversial, but the luck has been well and truly against us this season."
Neill was also very unhappy at the reception he received at Ewood Park, but what did he expect?
It makes you laugh doesn't it, a player has been with one club for most of the season then suddenly they become an expert on what has gone before with his new one after five minutes, I guess all players are guilty of this though. But how can Neill say the luck has been against'us' all season, maybe he was referring to Rovers after all…
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Date:Tuesday March 20 2007
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