One cannot help but feel Robert Martinez' pain, his Wigan side outplayed Chelsea for long periods at Stamford bridge and were undone by some atrocious officiating. Chelsea's first goal was yards offside, a terrible error from the linesman, while their second goal saw two offside men interfering around and about the Wigan goalkeeper. Martinez used the words 'disgusting' and 'robbed', it is hard not to agree with him, Chelsea were handed the points, they didn't deserve the win in the slightest.
It is yet another example of the pathetic joke that the world's richest sport has become. It is worth repeating that the richest sport in the world is practically the last to introduce video technology in order to help minimise error in the decision making of officials. It goes to prove that football has one of the most corrupt and stinking hierarchies of power of any sport. FIFA are beyond a joke, as are the useless UEFA, the latter's limp measure of introducing extra officials near the penalty boxes has been nothing but a gross failure, we need video technology, things have gone far enough.
These decisions do not even out over a season, anyone who knows anything about statistics can tell you that the systematic bias that is reinforced by the hidden and dodgy process of referee selection in the Premier League will make error add up over a season, it will not even out.
Anyway onto today's game against City. With Tottenham dropping more points yesterday, it gives us a great opportunity to put some daylight between them and us. The interesting selection will be who plays in the front three with Theo and RVP, I certainly hope it's not Ramsey, I do not feel his recent form has been great, I would definitely plumb for the young and powerful Ox, who can threaten going forward and contribute defensively. I would not argue with Gervinho or Benayoun starting though, just not Ramsey please.