Ferguson Labells Javier Hernández’s Late Booking As An ‘Insult’.

Sir Alex Ferguson blamed Lee Probert, the referee, rather than fatigue or Cheik Tioté’s successful suppression of Wayne Rooney for his side’s failure to win at St James’ Park. The Manchester United manager saw Newcastle United survive a 90th-minute penalty claim when Javier Hernández was given a yellow card for simulation after appearing to fall over Danny Simpson’s outstretched leg. “It was a clear penalty,” said Ferguson. “I thought the…

April 20, 2011
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Arsène Wenger Fails to Give Newcastle Credit They Deserve

For a supposed football visionary Arsène Wenger can sometimes fail to see the big picture. No one expected Arsenal’s manager to be ecstatic after watching his side make Premier League history by forfeiting a 4-0 lead but few imagined his infamous myopia and lack of generosity towards opponents would prove quite so pronounced. As Wenger implied it was all the referee Phil Dowd’s fault, someone attempted to introduce a touch…

February 7, 2011
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