The Diary’s mind is not what it used to be. During the whole Cravengate or Tannadicegate or Gardengate I had the notion that Gary Hooper had said in the post match interview that Dougie McDonald had told him that Steven Craven had told him it wasn’t a penalty.
I was kinda wrong.
Mark Wilson looks like the type of guy that works in a call centre but hates the fact that he is cold calling 90 year olds and scaring them into buying volcano insurance. He goes through 5 pencils a day as he stubs them until they snap on his desk. I don’t think he would tell lies.
I went over and chatted to the linesman and he said he had a better view said Willo in the post match interview.
I’m unsure what to make of this. Does this mean that Craven was accepting the blame almost instantly? We have to ask why this was. Not that it will make any difference to the aftermath.
Gary Hooper doesn’t say much. He did yesterday after being asked if Celtic get a higher number of decisions against them.
We are one of the biggest teams in the world. Everyone wants to beat us and maybe the referee wants to give decisions against Celtic so that they can tell someone that they gave a bad decision against one of the biggest clubs in the world. All the good teams get it and they just get on with it and win games. We have to deal with it in our own way, don’t react to it and just keep winning games. We don’t really talk about the referees (in the dressing room), this is my opinion.”
Notice he says that it’s his opinion. Not the clubs. Not that those with an agenda will bother about a little thing like that.
*Thanks to Liamt67 for the clip and Liamt67 Jnr for the commentary.