A WORD ABOUT PENALTIES …

PENALTIES, apart from the rare, genuinely indisputable “stonewaller”, are ALWAYS contentious.  Those who welcome the award tend to defend it to the hilt, while those who resent it, are outraged and tend to condemn it out-of-hand, often even when it is fairly conclusive.  It’s in the nature of things.  Just like legitimate “banter”, it is…