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Roy's Response: Defeat Was Harsh

Roy's Response:  Defeat Was Harsh

Roy Hodgson believes today's 3-1 loss was harsh given how Spurs won it.

Speaking to wba.co.uk after the defeat Hodgson said he felt harshly done by after Spurs grabbed two late goals to take all 3 points, as he thought we were good enough to have deserved a point.

'I don't really think we deserved to lose. Spurs had a number of attacking chances towards the end and in the end they did score two goals. But for large parts of the game, I felt we did very well. I thought the shape of the team and our passing and movement were good, but the result was rubbish!'

Hodgson also bemoaned our lack of luck when it comes to penalties this season. It's difficult to hang the result on penalty decisions given the number of chances Spurs had in the game, but it would be nice if referee's started evening them up now.

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Writer:Baggy Boy
Date:Saturday November 26 2011
Time: 7:34PM

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With all due respect Baggy Boy your penalty shouts were ridiculous. So there was not no need to even up anything. I would be more *****ed at the fact sandro did not get sent off if i was a baggie.
spurfect one
26/11/2011 19:51:00
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Gets tiresome always having the decisions go against you spur, almost every shout results in a spot kick against us regardless of merit, but feels like our players can be murdered in the box and the ref's would rather book them for diving than award it. A couple of soft decisions would be very welcome lol

As said though, with the chances you had today it's difficult to focus on refereeing decisions of any kind this time round.
Baggy Boy
26/11/2011 20:19:00
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Just watched the highlights repeatedly, you say our penalty shout were ridiculous...with the benefit of replay, what the hell do you make of yours mate? Should we be punished because Lennon decides to be shot?
Baggy Boy
27/11/2011 00:58:00
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As with all penalty decisions, the defender has to be precise in his challenges, and not pull down or trip up / tackle from behind, the attacking player in the box. Your defense has to learn the difference in this, as too often a panic challenge is what happens. Look at the times Gareth Bale is fouled, and free kicks / penalties awarded, that is mostly due to panic measures or even cynical blocking which is penalised. So as all players are human and have different personalities and reactions under pressure, there will always be these decisions. Also a difficult point is the ability / quality of the defender, the better he is the more he costs to buy, and this results in fewer rash challenges, and correct positioning.
Block D Spurs
27/11/2011 09:42:00
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Baagy Boy - Obviously you have a different bias to me but the defender was pulling Lennon back the whole time and clipped his heels, just because he's not cut in half it was really poor defending and a stone wall penalty. Speaking of rediculous, what do you make of your fellow Baggies appeals for that goal ;)
Phartman87
27/11/2011 10:06:00
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He didn't trip....he died! lol Okay, I have a different bias obviously but really (when given the joy of a replay) that results in a penalty thesedays then we might as well put tights on players and start screaming when somebody dares breathe next to an opponent. Those sorts of decisions only used to be given at Utd or Liverpool. Should this be what we accept?

Phart, if you've given a pen for that, how the hell can I rubbish any claim we make - they are equally as useless and it's about time we had the rub of the green lol
Baggy Boy
28/11/2011 03:14:00
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