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Jon Moss; Mike Dean version 2?

 

Moss at work in another match
Moss at work in another match

Jon Moss tried to be Mike Dean version 2 today by making himself the centre of proceedings at Leicester. It was a match filled with drama to say the least and being and as an Arsenal fan I was relieved to see Leicester rescue a draw from the jaws of defeat at the death.
John Moss did get the two major decisions right for West Ham regarding the sending off and penalty, even though he will get hate from many quarters. Vardy was totally playing for that, flinging his legs into the defender and theatrically throwing himself to the floor with the dive; I thought it was only foreigners that dived, and the penalty for the grab by Morgan were right in my opinion.
Like Someone wrote on twitter John Moss is consistently inconsistent and I don’t know why Huth didn’t get a penalty for the exact same offence Morgan was adjudged to have committed at the other end of the pitch. Then at the death Andy Carroll conceded a penalty which Ulloa converted well considering all that pressure that was riding on the spot kick.
I can only admire Leicester for battling with 10 players for most of the second half and managing to deal with Andy carroll a player some quarters of the media have described as unplayable and are clamouring for him to go to the Euros. If you stop crosses like I said last week you nullify Carroll to the minimum a memo Arsenal didn’t get at West Ham
Talking of Arsenal , they did what they do best today and managed to drop points at home again because of a Cech error. Those clamouring for him last week making it seem like the team drew because of Ospina in the team and that Cech would have prevented a draw, I wonder what they are saying now. The reality is something is fundamentally wrong with that team, a discussion for another post.

It’s over to you Spurs tomorrow here’s hoping for three points for Stoke!

Arsenal rescuing defeat from the jaws of victory since 1889

Just finished the Arsenal game and best to pour it all out while it is still hot. How do you go from being 2 0 up then requiring an equaliser just to get a point from the game? That was a poor poor performance from Arsene and his boys more especially the boys, he has trusted them so much this season and they seem to do a good job of dropping him flat on his back each time. He needs to start thinking about who he lets remain in this team come next season. Haven’t the team been watching Leicester and how they grind out 1 0 wins? I can’t  imagine Leicester crumbling from 2 0 to 2 2 within minutes of half time.
Leading by 2 goals to nil  just before half time all Arsenal had to do was maintain a solid shape and focus on holding that  2 goal lead till half time, it’s called game management. I don’t understand what Bellerin was doing up the pitch at 2 0 with a few minutes to half time and Gabriel and Koscielny have shown again that they are poor readers of the game in how they marked Carroll. Carroll didn’t need a clown suit  with a giant red arrow on his back to know why Slavin put him in that line up. Before today’s game Carroll had scored just 4 goals just 4, against Arsenal he scores a hattrick!

I have been seriously slapped out of my hope of Arsenal going on to win the league, they typically displayed why they shouldn’t be champions because I definitely find it hard to see Leicester doing what they did today at upton park and in the manner in which they went about it.

Before I go and watch the 3pm kick offs I will say this the Koscielny Gabriel combo doesn’t work; they are both very fast players but poor readers of the game with very little cerebral input on the pitch and It’s time Wenger realises he needs a proper defender in the summer.

 

Grrrrrr breathe man breathe….