I practically choked on my cornflakes on Sunday morning watching the re-run of Match of the Day and listening to one of many issues Alan Shearer needed to say, following Newcastle’s win on the Metropolis Floor.
After the highlights of our away victory had been proven, Huge Al mentioned that Forest “might really feel robbed as a result of they need to have had a penalty,”
He was referring to the incident when Forest ahead Taiwo Awoniyi’s outstretched proper leg related with Martin Dubravka’s flailing arm.
After Saturday’s recreation I had extensively watched replays of this incident on YouTube.
For me, Awoniyi had misplaced management and overran the ball. The angle to then get a shot off if he had stayed on his ft was slim, and the ball might even have gone out of play earlier than he might have gotten to it.
That’s the reason Awoniyi left his leg in to implement contact and attempt to con the referee.
The on-field official Anthony Taylor was having none of it.
This was the identical Anthony Taylor by the way in which, that awarded Liverpool a penalty after a VAR assessment in related circumstances towards Newcastle at Anfield.
Alan Shearer was a tricky cookie in his day who hardly ever took any nonsense, while plundering sackfuls of objectives.
He additionally had a repute for being a chilly eyed spot-kick specialist.
Would Shearer have regarded for a penalty when he was about to hurdle over a goalkeeper to get to the ball, even when the angle was narrowing?
I don’t assume he would have and that’s the reason I used to be astonished at his post-match evaluation.
We don’t want Alan Shearer making an attempt to, for my part, appease opposition groups and followers.
We have now sufficient enemies within the media with out certainly one of our personal spouting absolute claptrap to the nation.
The BBC soccer protection is now exceptionally poor. The halcyon days of David Coleman, Jimmy Hill, Des Lynam and even Bob Wilson, are actually solely distant completely satisfied reminiscences.
I usually surprise what would have occurred to Huge Al if he hadn’t disastrously accepted Mike Ashley’s job provide again on April Fools Day in 2009.
Certainly, certainly one of England’s best ever centre-forwards has much more to supply than sitting on a BBC sofa exchanging childlike boyish humour with a set of full pillocks.