Pull your pants up Pardew and stop talking out of your arse! Was the Cisse effort over the line? I've no bloody idea. I watched it in real time and thought it was, but then watched replays and freeze frames and was convinced it wasn't. Or it may have been. But then again it wasn't. But perhaps on reflection it could have been. But no, no it wasn't. Or maybe...
But after the game, Pardew was ranting that the linesman should have given the goal. Why? Because Pardew "thought it was in, at the time". Time to check the rules of football because I have never seen the sub clause, "A goal should be awarded when the manager of a team thinks, at the time, that the ball has crossed the line". That was presumably introduced at the insistence of Ferguson!
I don't have the exact wording in front of me, but it has something to do with "the whole of the ball being over the whole of the line" as Jimmy Hill used to delight in telling Brian Moore, and for an assistant to award a goal, he has to be convinced that has happened. Even with TV replays, nobody can be sure either way, so had the goal been awarded, it would have been, as they say, "a travesty".
I know times are desperate at Newscastle but Pants Down shouldn't be making himself look even more ridiculous than he already does!