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The Hand of Drog

The Hand of Drog

I guess I shouldn't be too disappointed by today's result at the Bridge. If you looked at the fixture schedule at the start of the season, you'd have probably put that down as a home win anyway.

This game had all the hallmarks of being a total annihilation or a surprise result. In the end it was neither, and losing by two goals is probably better that most of us expected if we're honest.

What is particulary galling though is yet another match where City seem to be playing against the referee as well as the other team.

Drogba admitted after the game, he handled the ball prior to the second goal, something seemingly not picked up by the match officials. To then send the City captain off at the interval for not giving him the match ball quickly enough was petulant to say the least, although that trait has been displayed throughout Rob Styles' career - the man just doesn't seem happy unless he can wave the red card about.

I'm not saying City would have won if Distin hadn't been dismissed; we actually played better with 10 men in the 2nd half, but it would be nice for a change to have a ref that applied common sense and was consistent with his decision making.

As for Chelsea, it's a shame they descend to tactics that at best can be described as 'gamesmanship'. Drogba's antics are well known and you expect him and most of his team mates for that matter, to dive all over the place, but I was really saddened to see SWP take a dive, straight out of the Joe Cole and Robben manual, to get the Newcastle lad sent off in midweek - he'd never have done that at City.

Come on Jose - with the squad you've got, you don't need to play the game like this!




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Date:Saturday March 25 2006
Time: 6:59PM

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Drogba is a cheating c**t .... simple. After his theatrics at Eastlands we get more of the same today, suplemented by a blatant hand ball for his second that he went on to boast about in his post match interview. He even had the gall to suggest he had nothing to be ashamed of. If this is what football is coming to the plastic fans at the Bridge are welcome to it. £50 a shout to watch cheats prosper, good one. BTW, City wouldn't have won regardless .... it's just I like my team to be beaten in something approaching a sporting manner
ronin
25/03/2006 21:18:00
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Drogba is a cheating c**t .... simple. After his theatrics at Eastlands we get more of the same today, suplemented by a blatant hand ball for his second that he went on to boast about in his post match interview. He even had the gall to suggest he had nothing to be ashamed of. If this is what football is coming to the plastic fans at the Bridge are welcome to it. £50 a shout to watch cheats prosper, good one. BTW, City wouldn't have won regardless .... it's just I like my team to be beaten in something approaching a sporting manner
ronin
25/03/2006 21:18:00
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Drogba is a cheating c**t .... simple. After his theatrics at Eastlands we get more of the same today, suplemented by a blatant hand ball for his second that he went on to boast about in his post match interview. He even had the gall to suggest he had nothing to be ashamed of. If this is what football is coming to the plastic fans at the Bridge are welcome to it. £50 a shout to watch cheats prosper, good one. BTW, City wouldn't have won regardless .... it's just I like my team to be beaten in something approaching a sporting manner
ronin
25/03/2006 21:18:00
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Drogba is a cheating c**t .... simple. After his theatrics at Eastlands we get more of the same today, suplemented by a blatant hand ball for his second that he went on to boast about in his post match interview. He even had the gall to suggest he had nothing to be ashamed of. If this is what football is coming to the plastic fans at the Bridge are welcome to it. £50 a shout to watch cheats prosper, good one. BTW, City wouldn't have won regardless .... it's just I like my team to be beaten in something approaching a sporting manner
ronin
25/03/2006 21:18:00
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It was a definite handball and Drogba is a cheat. What makes it worse is that is twice in a week he has tried it and got away with it once. Worse still, he is not ashamed of it, shades of Mourinho's porto tactics creeping back i reckon
Coolio is back
26/03/2006 21:21:00
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It was a definite handball and Drogba is a cheat. What makes it worse is that is twice in a week he has tried it and got away with it once. Worse still, he is not ashamed of it, shades of Mourinho's porto tactics creeping back i reckon
Coolio is back
26/03/2006 21:21:00
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It was a definite handball and Drogba is a cheat. What makes it worse is that is twice in a week he has tried it and got away with it once. Worse still, he is not ashamed of it, shades of Mourinho's porto tactics creeping back i reckon
Coolio is back
26/03/2006 21:21:00
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It was a definite handball and Drogba is a cheat. What makes it worse is that is twice in a week he has tried it and got away with it once. Worse still, he is not ashamed of it, shades of Mourinho's porto tactics creeping back i reckon
Coolio is back
26/03/2006 21:21:00
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pearce has always played with honesty and pride, drogba is a disgrace
vertigo_red
27/03/2006 14:19:00
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pearce has always played with honesty and pride, drogba is a disgrace
vertigo_red
27/03/2006 14:19:00
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