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'It was Human Error'

'It was Human Error'

Following a long spell of silence, the men in black have conceded that the 'John Eustace own-goal' was not a goal and indeed 'human error'.

To clarify to supporters, the goal, given after 13 minutes by linesman Nigel Bannister, was actually a shot by Noel Hunt of Reading that deflected several yards wide for a corner off John Eustace.

After consultation with 8 year-old referee Stuart Attwell, who was promised all the candy he wanted to give the goal, the goal was given.

For those you uninformed, Attwell is the youngest, most incompetent referee ever to have done the job, ever, in the history of the Milky Way. He was moved to the elite list at the beginning of this season.

Already tucked up in bed, he didn't come out to meet the press, but Paul Lejer of the assistant referees are totally blind wastes of space board said the following:

'The referee has no way of knowing for definite; he was relying on his assistant to make the decision.

'It was the assistant referee who gave the goal and from his position and angle it had appeared to cross the line for a goal. He has made a human error.'

Expect to see this one replayed and replayed and replayed.

N.B: Not all information in this article may be entirely accurate. We at VitalWatford Towers have done our best to make this article as factual as possible. In no way have we exagerrated the truth.


Date:Saturday September 20 2008
Time: 8:47PM


lovely article - tickled my funny bone :-)
20/09/2008 20:50:00
Unbelievable mistake by the ref, but probably spurred ua on to produce a very good performance that deserved 3 points.
20/09/2008 21:40:00
In a macabre sort of way I am looking forward to seeing this on the highlights, sounds an unbelievable decision
Red Wimp
21/09/2008 17:31:00
well i can only say is bring in hawk eye
21/09/2008 19:03:00
I don't buy all this "It wasn't the ref's fault" nonsense that has been coming out over the weekend, he should only consult the linesman (sorry assistant referee) if he needs to check whether the ball has crossed the line. The fact that it was nowhere near and none of the players appealed should tell him to use common-sense and realise the lino is mistaken.... Also thought Reading were very sly about the whole thing and Coppell could've stepped in. However, I have to say that it galvanised the Golden boys and we really picked up after that point. Also, Seeing Doyle take out Poom (very bad challenge - totally unpunished and not shown on ITV) makes me realise how lightweight we are - with Hendo now departed. These last 3 games have really reset sights for the season and my hopes of top half & run for the playoffs are wildly over optimistic. Still it was a great game and the Boys battled well after a shaky start, with Tommy Smith back to his best and Hoskins really putting himself about.... The recent form of McAnuff is a concern however, as is Ainsworth's attempts to play on the left wing when he clearly can only play on the right. He has pace but is so obviously unable to go past & cross on the outside when playing on the left. Reading soon worked it out and he was "shown the outside" every time. Worked hard though so can't fault his effort. Should I expect more for 1/2Million?
22/09/2008 08:37:00
I think Reading could have done the decent thing and let us score to even out the appalling decision made. Maybe they could give us a goal head start at there place????
22/09/2008 14:43:00
Still in total shock about the goal, i was right behind the linesman and if i had had a gun, i would have shot the Bas~!#!.
23/09/2008 12:51:00
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