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Hart hits out

  • 08 October 2011 08:04
  • Posted by Tim Oscroft

Here at WTMS Towers we like a good "blast" to blow away the cobwebs, and Joe Hart has obliged in the wake of England's topsy-turvy draw with Montenegro.

Wayne Rooney's red card, for kicking Miodrag Dzudovic, has seen him "slammed" by many a pundit - but our Joe is having none of it. Indeed ESPN's headline says it all - "Hart lashes out at 'pathetic' red card decision", as the keeper subjects the ref to that old favourite, the withering attack!

"England goalkeeper Joe Hart slammed the sending-off of Wayne Rooney as Fabio Capello's side sealed their Euro 2012 spot via a 2-2 draw in Montenegro.

"Hart described referee Wolfgang Stark's decision to dismiss Rooney as "the most pathetic sending-off I've seen in my life."

"The Manchester United star will miss the start of next summer's finals through suspension after his challenge on Miodrag Dzudovoic.

"Hart said: "I saw it all. It was pretty pathetic. It was supposedly a kick but it was pathetic. It was the most pathetic sending-off I've seen in my life.

"I feel for Wayne, who is disappointed, because 10 minutes later I saw Danny Welbeck take it on the jaw and nearly have his head knocked off."

Football Fancast claims that both Manchester clubs are on "red alert" over Robin van Persie, who is said to be "considering his future", and Arsenal also get a mention in another transfer-related story.

The Transfer Tavern reckons the Blues and the Gunners are set to clash over the future of Watford defender Tommie Hoban, and get this, there's rare praise for our recruitment policy!

"Mancini appears to now be concentrating on sustaining the clubs success for the long term. City unveiled their impressive multi-million pound training facility and youth academy last month which signals the clubs intent to build successful teams for the future rather than spending ridiculous amounts of money. Praise where it is due then to the club for trying to shake off the public’s current perception of the club being simply money exhibitionists trying desperately to buy silverware. And their tracking of Hoban reveals that the club is eager to get cracking along this path."

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