In the wake of Bolton’s 3-1 defeat by Arsenal last night, Sam Allardyce couldn’t resist having a pop at referee Chris Foy: ‘There were three bookings in the game and somehow, Tal [Ben Haim] has picked up two of them,’ Sam said.
‘I appreciate he might have pulled Baptista back on the
second occasion but there were far worse things that went on in the
game than the first one. You can’t just look at isolated incidents, you have to
see the whole picture and I am disappointed at the way the referee
Oh do shut up Sam. Jesus, Foy refereed the game brilliantly â€“ he deserves full credit for his role in a genuine thriller â€“ and had no choice but to send off Ben Haim for a cynical second yellow (which you acknowledge), which could easily have been a straight red.
FACT: Arsenal played you off the park, at home, without Fabregas and Henry, so give it a rest. Wenger’s kids were much, much better than your lot, so why drag the ref into it?