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A tale of two benches

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by Broadsword95 (U8039255) 22 April 2007
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Okay, so the penalty decision aside - which would have probably put Wolves 3-1 up and all but killed off Birmimgham - and the difference between the two sides was their respective benches. The game was always tight, and even though Wolves were on top for most of the first half and much of the second, one could not help but feel that Birmingham had the players at their disposal to change the game.

Ward has scored three goals this season, Gleeson is relatively new, but Bruce had available to him experience, pace and attacking options in Jerome, Campbell and Vine, three proven goalscorers, and versatile as well. Hence, even when Birmingham went behind, and again forgetting some shocking decisions from the ref, Birmingham were always in with a shout...thoughts anyone?

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posted Apr 22, 2007

WE ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE SAY WE ARE TOP OF THE LEAGUE! :-D

Keep right on Blue Noses, we're almost there! :-D

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posted Apr 22, 2007

Having watched the match back, McSheffrey had fouled Collins first. The ref sat on the fence and gave a corner.

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posted Apr 22, 2007

Ok, you Wolves fans would say you should have got a penalty earlier in the game. Yes it was a penalty, but the one you had in injury time was NOT a penalty. So stop moaning (if anyone is) because you had your penalty in injury time, and missed it.

Wolves played well, but Birmingham have a good goalkeeper and a good team that does win games.

An exellent result for Blues as it takes them to the top...well done Birmingham City.

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posted Apr 22, 2007

It was a stonewall penalty and if McIndoe had scored the game would have ben over but thats football.
We ned two more performances like that and it should be enough to take us to the play-offs.

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posted Apr 22, 2007

i think the penalty appeals for both sides evened themselves out, but if wolves want to talk about rough justice then lets mention your equalizer at st andrews earlier in the season. this came after we had played you off the park but failed to convert chances.this bit of good fortune seemed to spark off your season.

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comment by Lazarus (U2295532)

posted Apr 22, 2007

As a Donny fan I can honestly say that's the first time I've ever seen Macca miss a penalty. Wolves definitely should have had one at 2-1 up though, Kightly was clean through and chopped, and the defender missed the ball by about 2 yards - if that isn't a penalty I don't know what is.

Awesome game though - once again the Football League proves far superior to the premiership for excitement. :)

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posted Apr 22, 2007

Im sorry tbh to hear all these sore losing wolves fans first of all three penalty appeals in this game was harsh to say the least if they were given including gary mcsheffrey's and to say you had a stone wall penalty at 2-1 is a disgrace although I thought if any of the penaltys given the one more likely to have been given would of been for mcsheffrey unfortunatly he gave a poor decision right at the death and if that were to be converted im sure instead of the constant moans about poor officials the reply would have been "what a game" in truth the referee did not have a good game in my opinion he never allowed any psyical contact what so ever and never once played advantage when he could of done so, also in response to "scouse ram" in your remark about the officials dicided a match tbh mate if there was only a few chances in the game i may agree with you BUT for me colin doyle won this match not the officials

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posted Apr 23, 2007

come on wolves pick ur heads up <biggrin>

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posted Apr 23, 2007

COME ON DA BLUES

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posted Apr 23, 2007

is it out turn to lose? this might sound negative, but in this weekends fixtures sunderland lost, in the fixtures before that derby lost, and in the easter fixtures we lost both. will the cycle continue? i hope not.

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