It’s now 12 days since that Newcastle 1 Arsenal 0 match at St James’ Park.
Tough to consider it was so way back.
Nevertheless, on account of appalling method Arsenal and their followers have carried on since that recreation, it’s one thing that also gained’t fade away.
An enormous issue on this after all, is simply how prepared the London-centric media are to assist maintain the Newcastle 1 Arsenal 0 ‘controversy’ alive.
You’d nearly suppose that the media massively dictate the agenda by way of what does and doesn’t find yourself as ‘controversy’ AND simply how lengthy it stays within the headlines.
Put it this manner, if it was say Luton or Burnley who felt aggrieved a few choice, or selections, in a specific match towards random opposition, as a substitute of Arsenal sad towards Newcastle United, would anyone have been speaking about it in any respect, by no means thoughts getting on for 2 weeks later?
Or how about if it had been Newcastle United sad about selections in a match towards Arsenal… what would have been the case then, by way of the quantity of headlines, how lengthy the story would keep reside, how eager the media could be to push the story / ‘controversy’?
Now Arsenal followers have been eager to push a listing of names who they declare have referred to as the Newcastle 1 Arsenal 0 purpose accurately, it is vitally amusing. That listing headed up by Richard Keys and Andy Grey plus random individuals off YouTube, in addition to Martin Keown and Ian Wright (I can’t fairly bear in mind who they used to play for…).
On the identical time, the Arsenal followers eager to garbage the numerous others who say that the purpose was accurately given on this Newcastle 1 Arsenal 0 match, or on the very least, VAR couldn’t in any method have disallowed it after the referee Stuart Atwell gave it. This listing together with the likes of Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Howard Webb and different quite a few former referees, in addition to all 5 members of the impartial panel appointed by the Premier League to take a look at key match incidents every spherical of PL matches.
Anyway, as you see above, amongst these the Arsenal followers are claiming as on their aspect, is Dermot Gallagher.
Arsenal and their embarrassing staff had all been refusing to say precisely why the Anthony Gordon purpose ought to supposedly have been dominated out, as a substitute counting on merely, oh it will need to have been at the least one of many three issues that had been checked out. Now nonetheless, even the Arsenal followers are seemingly realising simply how humiliating it’s to nonetheless declare the ball was over the road when know-how has since proved it wasn’t, while numerous credible individuals have additionally defined the way it was unattainable for VAR to name it offside.
In order that leaves Joelinton difficult Gabriel, was it a foul?
Properly, as I say above, Arsenal followers calling on Dermot Gallagher as one of many knowledgeable witnesses supposedly on their aspect of the argument.
Properly that is what he really stated about that Joelinton / Gabriel problem eight days in the past.
Dermot Gallagher speaking to Sky Sports activities about Newcastle 1 Arsenal 0 controversy:
‘Gordon’s purpose vs Arsenal: Was Gabriel pushed by Joelinton?’
“That’s the crux of the matter – it’s a subjective choice.
“For me, I believe it’s a push. I’ve spoken to many who suppose it’s not, I’ve spoken to many who suppose it’s – the subjective choice is the dilemma.
“The referee stated no, the VAR checked out it and thought it wasn’t sufficient to overrule the referee, in order that’s the place we’re at.
“Individuals say to me, in the event you’d have picked quantity two, the push, the opposite two would have gone away.
“That’s nice, however the referee didn’t decide the push; he selected to say it was bodily contact quite than a foul and the VAR backed him.”
Properly, I don’t even suppose it’s a lot of a backing for the Arsenal followers what Dermot Gallagher is saying. Sure, he says he thinks it was a push BUT says he has spoken to a great deal of different individuals who don’t suppose it was a push. In different phrases, a subjective choice, simply one thing that generally goes your method and generally doesn’t. Plus, he makes clear that VAR might NOT have overruled the referee on the problem.
Principally, VAR acted completely accurately and nothing out of order.
Anyway, this although is the place all of it will get VERY attention-grabbing.
This unimaginable silver bullet has now emerged to kill off all controversy on this Newcastle 1 Arsenal 0 battle.
Simply think about if nearly precisely two years in the past, these identical two groups, Newcastle and Arsenal met.
Simply think about then if there was an at the least equally controversial problem / foul (the overwhelming majority of neutrals would certainly say far much more clearly a foul than the supposed Joelinton one).
Simply think about then that this foul wasn’t given both two years in the past.
Simply think about then that Dermot Gallagher was additionally requested to rule on this controversial incident again in November 2021.
Simply think about that it was Stuart Attwell refereeing, the very same referee as at St James’ Park 12 days in the past!!!
Simply think about although that two years in the past, this huge choice went in favour of Arsenal and towards Newcastle United…
The Magazine – 29 November 2021:
Dermot Gallagher critiques controversial selections within the Premier League after every spherical of video games, on behalf of Sky Sports activities.
The previous prime referee has now given his name on this incident within the Arsenal v Newcastle match.
Dermot Gallagher a key incident, when with the sport nonetheless goalless, a Newcastle nook noticed Fabian Schar seemingly dragged to the bottom by Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard.
The referee on the pitch didn’t give a penalty and what was a really very swift VAR verify didn’t then flag up the incident to Stuart Attwell, the person with the whistle.
Dermot Gallagher speaking to Sky Sports activities on whether or not it was a penalty when Fabian Schar gave the impression to be dragged to the bottom by Martin Odegaard within the first half of Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0:
“The participant [Martin Odegaard] just isn’t trying on the ball from a nook.
“What’s he ?
“He’s trying on the man [Fabian Schar], you understand, that ought to elevate alarm bells.
“I believe that has acquired to be an on-field choice [whether or not to give a penalty].
“I believe the referee, if he spots it, takes motion [and gives a penalty].”
Sky Sports activities interviewer:
“However isn’t that what VAR is there for?”
“The VAR just isn’t there to re-referee the sport and it’s not to evaluate the referee’s choice.
“It’s to resolve, is it a transparent and apparent error, falling inside a tolerance stage.”
Sky Sports activities interviewer:
“Sure but when the referee hasn’t noticed it, isn’t that what it’s there for?”
“Properly the referee might nicely have noticed it however felt it wasn’t sufficient for him.”
Sky Sports activities interviewer:
“But when the referee had noticed it, you’re saying it ought to have been a penalty.”
“I believe he [Martin Odegaard] is fortunate.”
This was Eddie Howe’s first away recreation in cost at Newcastle United, we had been deep in relegation hassle due to Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce, all the things going towards us, then this occurred. Certainly, Newcastle had three penalty shouts at 0-0 on this recreation at Arsenal again in November 2021, with the Schar one the very most evident, but none of them given.
Are you able to think about how Mikel Arteta and Arsenal would have reacted????
In addition to the media, if that had been Arsenal the supposed sufferer?
Eddie Howe didn’t do numerous interviews crying on TV about how this was the most important shame in soccer historical past.
Stuart Attwell in motion reserving Matt Ritchie again in November 2021
Newcastle United didn’t launch an official assertion backing up their supervisor’s embarrassing feedback / claims (which to be truthful would have been troublesome, as Eddie Howe acted professionally and with integrity.
Not just like the completely shameless Arteta.
I really by accident found that Stuart Attwell had refereed each matches and that Dermot Gallagher had reviewed such comparable controversial incidents in each video games, this was on account of me in search of a YouTube clip of that incident the place Schar ought to have gotten a penalty at 0-0 again in November 2021.
Are you aware what although?
I couldn’t discover a single clip of it in any highlights of that Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0 match, which simply sums up how a lot the media dictate the agenda of what makes headlines and most significantly, continues to make headlines.
Arsenal and their followers will likely be nonetheless crying about this Anthony Gordon purpose for years to return.
I wouldn’t be shocked if Arsenal find yourself having a yearly memorial service, commemorating the best travesty within the historical past of soccer that they’ve supposedly been a sufferer of.
The crying must cease. Arsenal and their followers have made themselves a laughing inventory however they actually need to dry their tears now.
They need all people to consider it’s some nice conspiracy towards them, so many biased towards them, but because the above proves, the identical referee gave an nearly very same choice THEIR method two years earlier. I together with all different Newcastle followers had been livid on the time that Stuart Attwell didn’t give NUFC the choice BUT we didn’t cry about it AND actually didn’t maintain crying for weeks afterwards!