Now this is one manager for once at least has refused to blame the referees and linesmen for his side’s defeat. Bolton Wanderers were better for much of their 1-0 defeat Portsmouth in the English Premier League at the Reebok Stadium on Sunday but lost only due to a goal from Lassana Diarra what most would say was an offside.
But Bolton boss Gary Megson is charitable to the match officials and refuses to blame them for his side’s loss. He says:
I would expect the linesman, if it had been a simple pass through, to see the offside. But I’m sure the decision they had to make was whether Kanu put it through or whether it was O’Brien. It is obviously Kanu and it is offside — but I’m not one of those who starts moaning and groaning at the referees.
If only all managers were like Megson!