Although none of my possessions were missing and no intruders had been in my house I woke up on Sunday morning feeling like I had been robbed.
Robbed of the glorious afterglow an FA Cup win against a full strentgth Liverpool at Anfield would have provided.
Robbed of that wonderful feeling that stays with you for days and robbed of the sheer joy of watching over and over again the Wolves TV highlights (with Mikey Burrows going ape) and all the other fan videos on various platforms of the wild winning goal celebrations on the terraces as Toti’s flick went into the net.
And who robbed me of these simple pleasures ?
And who was on VAR duty ?
Yep, you’ve guessed it,
Now ask yourself this.
When there are videos on twitter suggesting that Mathius was onside when the ball hit Hwangs head how could there not have been a camera angle showing it ?
If you cast your minds back a couple of years ago to the same ground in a match against the same teams there WAS a camera angle showing that Jonny’s big toe was a gnats pube offside in the build up to what would of been Pedro Neto’s first Premier league goal. Yet in the same game the camera failed to pick up the ball hitting Van Dijk’s arm before he made the pass that set up Liverpools winner.
And back to Saturday.
Do you think Mike Dean would have allowed Liverpools second goal (when Salah was offside) to stand if Wolves had scored it ?
Do you think Mike Dean would not even have bothered to check if a Wolves player had barged Salah over in the box the way the Liverpool sub did to Cunha ?
And do you think Mike Dean would have done nothing if Adama had stamped on Robertson’s face instead of vice versa ?
A couple of years ago after one of many calamitous refereeing decisions some idiots made death threats to Mike Dean.
I’d just like to make it absolutely clear that I wish Mike a long and happy life.
If, however, in the next couple of weeks, Mike was to pick up an infection in the genital region that required a short course of anti- biotics to clear up I’ll have to be honest and admit that I wouldn’t be too upset.