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    PTID1898 wrote:
    For sale one open top bus, hardley used for info callWhen I was small I used to want all the good things at once and my mum used to tell me life wasn't like that.

    She was right. So I savoured your relegation yesterday and will celebrate our promotion on either Monday or Saturday. I can wait.

    Then it's onto the summer and your pitiful attempts to keep your horrible club alive before it finally sinks into the abyss.

    You do realise this is all about right and wrong don't you? It's about good triumphing over evil and like in the films good despite set backs always comes through.




    Skunts.Seed...I left my phone at yours yesterday...are you in this morning if I come round and pick it up? Cheers."
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Lallana: It was "crazy" not to send off Hines

Lallana: It was "crazy" not to send off Hines

Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana

First published in Saints News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

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ADAM Lallana branded referee Tony Bates’ decision not to send off Middlesbrough defender Seb Hines as “crazy”.

With the scores level at 1-1 early in the second half, the midfielder was racing through on goal when he was tripped from behind by the Boro centre half just outside the area.

Bates gave the free-kick, but to Saints’ shock did not produce a card of any kind.

Although a covering defender was arguably coming across to prevent a red, the foul looked to warrant a yellow at the very least.

That would have meant a dismissal for Hines, who had been booked minutes earlier, and would likely have changed the entire complexion of the game, which Boro went on to win 2-1.

After the match, Lallana was at a loss to explain the decision not to dismiss Hines.

“I just remember taking a touch and looking up,” he said. “I was going to shoot, but I thought I was quite far out, so I took another touch further away from the defender, and just getting brought down.

“I remember straight away thinking ‘is it a pen, is it a free-kick?’ because I didn’t know where he was.

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“Straight away in my head I’m thinking ‘He’s off’ because I remember a second before looking up and the keeper was just there.

“So getting up and thinking ‘He’s going to pull a red out here’ to not give a card at all is crazy really. I don’t know what much else to say.

“I didn’t even know who brought me down. But if it was Hines he’d already been booked.

“I haven’t even seen it again, but I’m straight away thinking ‘that’s a straight red, I’m through on goal.’”

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