Is there some sort of conspiracy to stop Watford winning promotion? Listen to GianFredo Zola and you would think so. It has absolutely nothing to do with Watford cracking under pressure, nor with Zola's inexperience showing through, but everything to do with some sort of Da Vinci Code conspiracy.
Angered by the way the Hornets have by-passed the spirit of the game's laws by importing more Italian exports than Ellis Island, perhaps the Godfathers of the Football League have convened a meeting and ordered a war on the Pozzo Family.
Cue that haunting music as Greg Clarke, his mouth full of Football Association mothballs, mumbles: "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse. Pozzo's a pimp. Leave the gun, take the whistle. Pozzo sleeps with the fishes."
So the order went out. Stop Watford. Whatever it takes, stop Watford. The referees were briefed. Send off Watford players. Don't give Watford penalties.
But GianFredo has seen through the plot! GianFredo knows what is going on! Listen to him!
"I thought we should have had two penalties which were not given, and it is not the first time this has happened to us. I see things on the pitch that make me believe we have not been treated well and I said that to the referee."
If I were Howard Webb, I wouldn't accept an invitation to have a meal with one of the Pozzos, heaven only knows what might be hidden in the toilet!