Great players rarely make great managers. I don’t have any statistics to back that up but I like to make broad and sweeping statements. Few could argue though that the all time great Tranmere employed was lesss Anfield rap and more Anfield crap. Future journalist Sam Robinson tells the story of the worst decision Tranmere Rovers ever made.
On May 2nd 2009, with two minutes of the League One season remaining, Ronnie Moore’s Tranmere Rovers were overcoming the odds to make the play-offs alongside MK Dons, Leeds United and Millwall.
That was until Martyn Woolford broke away down the left for Scunthorpe and drew a challenge from Tranmere’s Gareth Edds. No sooner had the wideman hit the turf, the referee, Steve Tanner, flashed a second yellow card and subsequent red at the Australian right-back.
From the resulting free-kick, Grant McCann’s cross found Cliff Byrne, who powered his header beyond…
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