John McCormick writes: If that had been us scoring the goal would have been disallowed. No ifs, buts or maybes. It shows just how much the Gods of football have taken against us in recent years and it makes me think, despite my optimistic nature and the presence of Hull, Boro (got to give them credit today) and Burnley (if Boro get credit what do they get?) that this could be the season we go down.
But maybe not. I know nowt about football and for an informed opinion I have to peek over M Salut’s shoulder as he opens the letter written exclusively for him (and maybe one or two others) and couriered across London at vast expense:
It was a very harsh way to lose a game.
I was pleased with a lot of what the players did today. It was always going to be a tough game – West Ham have some good players.
We struggled for the first 20 to 30 minutes, but after that we did quite well and created some chances ourselves.
We’re very disappointed to lose the game.
I’ve looked at the goal back and I’ve confirmed to the referee that we believe it was offside. The referee believes it was not offside.
I thought we competed and did quite well.We are disappointed, the players worked so hard and we’ve dropped a point in the end.
We had some big chances to score ourselves and we wanted to build some confidence.