Date: 15th April 2009 at 11:14pm
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With sour grapes still fermenting in the Potteries following the 1-1 draw at the weekend, James Beattie has laid the blame at the door of Seb Bassong and his flailing arm. Speaking to the local rag down there, Beattie said:

‘I think he got booked, didn’t he? So the ref has seen it. I thought he did it on purpose. Either way, it hopefully won’t stop me from playing. I don’t know if I’ll have to wear something to protect it. I’ll have a word with the physio and he’ll probably have me wearing something stupid!’

Beattie joins exalted company in Ronaldo and Arshavin as players who have taken forearm smashes off our players (normally Stevie T).