#2 we owe Oxford one?
Welcome to Thought of the Day #2, after the, (relative), success of #1: excitement is at fever pitch.
We used to draw 1-1 most weeks, ultimately this cost us last season? Our encounters with Oxford did little to buck this trend – although it feels like we owe them one……..
Home last season 1-1….. Max Power was sent off after 19 minutes for a first bookable offence! Without such incompetence from the referee, we’d have hammered them
Away last season 1-1……we didn’t play particularly well, but looked comfortable at 1-0 until the referee ignored a clear foul that lead to their 87th minute equaliser.
Home this season 1-1….can’t blame the ref this time. Whilst it wasn’t a disastrous result, it was just so fucking depressing, as the reality dawned that we’d not learnt any lessons from the previous season!
Away this season 1-1… deserved to win, ref decided not to give us a nailed on penalty in the last minute
Ultimately we lost on penalties, but…… we didn’t want a fixture overload and playing Man City in the next round would have resulted in a real hammering? Whilst Will Grigg is much criticised by sections of the media…. he bravely missed the deciding penalty – which pisses on the chips of those fools out there who say he offers nothing?
League 1 referees…….
They are not very good are they? To be fair, the best referees in the game regularly come under criticism- so I guess Division 3 refs are never going to be that good? It was in the news today that ‘Bobby Madley’ will return to English football after 18 months referring in Europe………….
So…..as the headline alluded to, we are due a win vs Oxford. Draws are a killer….. but that was then and this is now!
“BOY, WE HAD SOME BAD DRAWS……..”
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