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AFC Bournemouth: Club seeks explanation from referees' chief

Bournemouth Echo: UNHAPPY WITH DECISION: Cherries boss Eddie Howe UNHAPPY WITH DECISION: Cherries boss Eddie Howe

CHERRIES have written to Football League referees’ chief David Allison to request an explanation for Mark Heywood’s disputed decision during their 1-0 defeat at Derby.

The Cheshire-based official infuriated manager Eddie Howe and his players after awarding the Rams a debatable free kick from which Chris Martin scored the only goal.

Heywood erroneously deemed Tommy Elphick to have fouled Will Hughes on the edge of the box when the Cherries defender clearly won the ball with a perfectly-timed sliding tackle.

Cherries this week penned a letter and sent a DVD of the incident to Allison, who is national group referees’ manager of the Professional Game Match Officials’ body.

Boss Howe told the Daily Echo: “We have written to the referees’ organisation and I have included details of the incident in my match report. We have asked for an explanation and for some type of feedback from the referee.

“I have watched it again and spoken with Tommy and I think everyone was in agreement that it should not have been given as a free kick. Usually, your first reaction is fairly close to the mark and I thought that at the time. I thought it was a good tackle.

“I know the incident has gone now but, from our perspective, you just hope people can analyse and reflect and become better for incidences like that. We ask all the players to reflect and analyse their performances and you would hope referees do the same.

“I believe every referee in this country does a really honest job and to the best of their ability. But the stakes are so high for us as a football club and it can really burn with you when you feel you have been on the end of a wrong decision. All we hope from this is that things can improve.”

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4:38pm Thu 27 Feb 14

pokesdown1 says...

To what avail?

We`ve had decisions go for us this season.
To what avail? We`ve had decisions go for us this season. pokesdown1
  • Score: -14

4:52pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Afcbpete says...

pokesdown1 wrote:
To what avail?

We`ve had decisions go for us this season.
We've had a few, but very few. The standard of refereeing has been atrocious for this level. I don't mind losing when we've played poorly, but had a level playing field. The truth is, yes we're missing far too many chances, but the officials are costing us dear, due to the numerous poor decisions week in week out. Pretty much every game, the players must feel as though they're up against 12 or 13, not 11. It's not often you hear Eddie complaining, he usually takes it on the chin, so it just goes to show how fed up he's getting to take it this far!!!
[quote][p][bold]pokesdown1[/bold] wrote: To what avail? We`ve had decisions go for us this season.[/p][/quote]We've had a few, but very few. The standard of refereeing has been atrocious for this level. I don't mind losing when we've played poorly, but had a level playing field. The truth is, yes we're missing far too many chances, but the officials are costing us dear, due to the numerous poor decisions week in week out. Pretty much every game, the players must feel as though they're up against 12 or 13, not 11. It's not often you hear Eddie complaining, he usually takes it on the chin, so it just goes to show how fed up he's getting to take it this far!!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 20

5:34pm Thu 27 Feb 14

afcbtintin says...

Good point(s) Pete. I bet the ref focus's on TEs studs showing to cover his error.

Whilst this result has gone if refs see that we are prepared to question decisions maybe they will concentrate a bit more.

Whilst Eddie may be playing Fergie/Jose mind games we should still work on getting the game done and dusted so that mistakes (by whoever) don't matter.

UTCIAD
Good point(s) Pete. I bet the ref focus's on TEs studs showing to cover his error. Whilst this result has gone if refs see that we are prepared to question decisions maybe they will concentrate a bit more. Whilst Eddie may be playing Fergie/Jose mind games we should still work on getting the game done and dusted so that mistakes (by whoever) don't matter. UTCIAD afcbtintin
  • Score: 8

5:39pm Thu 27 Feb 14

High Treason says...

With the Echo folded arms stance they are bound to take notice.
With the Echo folded arms stance they are bound to take notice. High Treason
  • Score: -8

6:13pm Thu 27 Feb 14

galadriel says...

I always feel the referees in the higher leagues favour the 'bigger' club when decisions are 'iffy'.
I always feel the referees in the higher leagues favour the 'bigger' club when decisions are 'iffy'. galadriel
  • Score: 12

6:22pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

O after they recieve the letter , the derby game will be played again . Just concentrate on our next game Eddie and stop looking for excuses . If we scored some more goals you wouldn't of worried about the free kick .
O after they recieve the letter , the derby game will be played again . Just concentrate on our next game Eddie and stop looking for excuses . If we scored some more goals you wouldn't of worried about the free kick . Nat1234
  • Score: -23

6:24pm Thu 27 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Howe is a cry baby
give him a dum dum to comfort him
Howe is a cry baby give him a dum dum to comfort him nickynoodah
  • Score: -34

6:42pm Thu 27 Feb 14

alasdair1967 says...

In our league a blatant error by referee could cost a club millions,if we or any other club where competing for a play off place and missed out by that one point due to a contentious decision by an inept referee the chance of a golden payday would be gone ,I know it's been discussed over the years but with today's technology maybe a third ref same as cricket and rugby should be called into play in contentious issues such as this ,
In our league a blatant error by referee could cost a club millions,if we or any other club where competing for a play off place and missed out by that one point due to a contentious decision by an inept referee the chance of a golden payday would be gone ,I know it's been discussed over the years but with today's technology maybe a third ref same as cricket and rugby should be called into play in contentious issues such as this , alasdair1967
  • Score: 9

7:02pm Thu 27 Feb 14

alasdair1967 says...

A contentious decision by an inept referee in the championship could cost a club 120 million pounds
A contentious decision by an inept referee in the championship could cost a club 120 million pounds alasdair1967
  • Score: 5

7:15pm Thu 27 Feb 14

canfordcherry says...

I'm sure his assessor will have already pointed his error(s) out to him when going through his reasons for marking him poorly on his performance. If the assessor hasn't then I don't think anything will come of the letter.
I'm sure his assessor will have already pointed his error(s) out to him when going through his reasons for marking him poorly on his performance. If the assessor hasn't then I don't think anything will come of the letter. canfordcherry
  • Score: 1

7:26pm Thu 27 Feb 14

mossy 1 says...

I think referees ave been given too much carte blanche in the decisionmaking process,Two things particularly irk me,the first one is when a ref realises he`s made a mistake,he will then give decisions,especially the 50-50s,to the wronged side in order to`even` things up. Willo often predicts this during commentary and he`s usually right.If a mistake has been made, fair enough,but to then try to even things up could be seen as bordering on favouritism.Secondly
,extra added time.If during a 45 minute half only 3,4,5 mins are added,why do many games go over this by sometimes the same amount.Interviewed after a game Fletch asked the ref why he hadn`t blown cause surely times up,the ref replied "I`ll blow when you`ve cleared the ball".This happens in so many games ,so long as one side is attacking,the game will generally carry on until the the defenders clear or the attacking side scores,hence why we see so many goals timed of 90+6,7,8.Full time is then blown straight after kick-off,so basically the ref is playing a form of golden goals.
I think referees ave been given too much carte blanche in the decisionmaking process,Two things particularly irk me,the first one is when a ref realises he`s made a mistake,he will then give decisions,especially the 50-50s,to the wronged side in order to`even` things up. Willo often predicts this during commentary and he`s usually right.If a mistake has been made, fair enough,but to then try to even things up could be seen as bordering on favouritism.Secondly ,extra added time.If during a 45 minute half only 3,4,5 mins are added,why do many games go over this by sometimes the same amount.Interviewed after a game Fletch asked the ref why he hadn`t blown cause surely times up,the ref replied "I`ll blow when you`ve cleared the ball".This happens in so many games ,so long as one side is attacking,the game will generally carry on until the the defenders clear or the attacking side scores,hence why we see so many goals timed of 90+6,7,8.Full time is then blown straight after kick-off,so basically the ref is playing a form of golden goals. mossy 1
  • Score: 7

7:38pm Thu 27 Feb 14

mark.s says...

Not much that can be done now I guess, but I think we'd all like to hear the ref's view on it, try and understand his logic.

Fergie would do this sort of thing all the time ,worked alright for him generally speaking?
Not much that can be done now I guess, but I think we'd all like to hear the ref's view on it, try and understand his logic. Fergie would do this sort of thing all the time ,worked alright for him generally speaking? mark.s
  • Score: 5

7:46pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Nat1234 says...

galadriel wrote:
I always feel the referees in the higher leagues favour the 'bigger' club when decisions are 'iffy'.
Liverpool versus Chelsea (champion league ) Argentina versus England ( world cup ) , I think all these clubs are about the same when it comes to what you've just said , I totally disagree with what you say . It's called human era , not a conspiracy . Like I said if we score more goals it wouldn't matter how many mistakes the ref makes ,
[quote][p][bold]galadriel[/bold] wrote: I always feel the referees in the higher leagues favour the 'bigger' club when decisions are 'iffy'.[/p][/quote]Liverpool versus Chelsea (champion league ) Argentina versus England ( world cup ) , I think all these clubs are about the same when it comes to what you've just said , I totally disagree with what you say . It's called human era , not a conspiracy . Like I said if we score more goals it wouldn't matter how many mistakes the ref makes , Nat1234
  • Score: -9

8:00pm Thu 27 Feb 14

lymicherry says...

Ridiculous. The referee made an honest mistake. No-one died. Move on.
Ridiculous. The referee made an honest mistake. No-one died. Move on. lymicherry
  • Score: -3

8:52pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Chris60 says...

lymicherry wrote:
Ridiculous. The referee made an honest mistake. No-one died. Move on.
Fully agree. People make mistakes...big news. I'm a huge admire of Eddie Howe's record and personality but it annoys me when other clubs do it so I'm not going to be hypocritical when mine do.
[quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Ridiculous. The referee made an honest mistake. No-one died. Move on.[/p][/quote]Fully agree. People make mistakes...big news. I'm a huge admire of Eddie Howe's record and personality but it annoys me when other clubs do it so I'm not going to be hypocritical when mine do. Chris60
  • Score: 2

9:02pm Thu 27 Feb 14

ifordcherry says...

Never heard so much drivel in my life...Referees make decisions !! Players miss goalscoring chances !!....I bet a pound to a penny he would not be writing to anyone if that decision had gone for us...Have a word with the players about chances missed and how MAYBE we take one too many touches or passes,shoot and chances are we might score more......Before i get slagged off,i am a season ticket holder and i think we are playing some fantastic stuff but we need to hit a few more from outside the box instead of trying to walk everything in.
Never heard so much drivel in my life...Referees make decisions !! Players miss goalscoring chances !!....I bet a pound to a penny he would not be writing to anyone if that decision had gone for us...Have a word with the players about chances missed and how MAYBE we take one too many touches or passes,shoot and chances are we might score more......Before i get slagged off,i am a season ticket holder and i think we are playing some fantastic stuff but we need to hit a few more from outside the box instead of trying to walk everything in. ifordcherry
  • Score: 3

9:47pm Thu 27 Feb 14

ducky24 says...

Nat1234 wrote:
O after they recieve the letter , the derby game will be played again . Just concentrate on our next game Eddie and stop looking for excuses . If we scored some more goals you wouldn't of worried about the free kick .
I agree. And if Eddie would perhaps use Kermorgrant up front a bit more we may well actually score more goals. Put Rantie on a plane back to SA and write off the £2.6m. He isn't going to score just because we paid over the odds for him. Eddie seems to start him purely on that basis. Move on Eddie. Yann is the Mann!!!
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: O after they recieve the letter , the derby game will be played again . Just concentrate on our next game Eddie and stop looking for excuses . If we scored some more goals you wouldn't of worried about the free kick .[/p][/quote]I agree. And if Eddie would perhaps use Kermorgrant up front a bit more we may well actually score more goals. Put Rantie on a plane back to SA and write off the £2.6m. He isn't going to score just because we paid over the odds for him. Eddie seems to start him purely on that basis. Move on Eddie. Yann is the Mann!!! ducky24
  • Score: -6

10:31pm Thu 27 Feb 14

eaststandman says...

Are they gonna replay the game ? Nah........

Let's just concentrate on all the mistakes the ref will make against Donny on Saturday, and, let's concentrate even harder on scoring some goals !
Are they gonna replay the game ? Nah........ Let's just concentrate on all the mistakes the ref will make against Donny on Saturday, and, let's concentrate even harder on scoring some goals ! eaststandman
  • Score: 2

11:03pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

It makes my blood boil when people slag referees off. Have any of the people slagging them off actually refereed ? Answer is probably no because they haven't got the guts or know how. Yes refs mistakes that can be costly but they are only human after all. Yes their performances are reviewed and are assessed each game. How many times have you seen refs be suspended for a week following a bad performance. It does happen. It is the easiest job to referee from the stand or from the armchair but it is a different ball game from ground level and you don't get to see the different angle perspectives. Yes Mr Heywood was wrong on Saturday and I hope he will apologise to Eddie after he has seen the incident again. Although it has not been mentioned that Derby had a very strong penalty appeal turned down in the first half when Surman fouled one of their players. It does even itself out over the season. As Eddie said most refs are honest and do make honest mistakes. We will never get the perfect ref unless he is a robot. When will players apologise for not scoring which seems to be happening alot at AFCB at the mo.
It makes my blood boil when people slag referees off. Have any of the people slagging them off actually refereed ? Answer is probably no because they haven't got the guts or know how. Yes refs mistakes that can be costly but they are only human after all. Yes their performances are reviewed and are assessed each game. How many times have you seen refs be suspended for a week following a bad performance. It does happen. It is the easiest job to referee from the stand or from the armchair but it is a different ball game from ground level and you don't get to see the different angle perspectives. Yes Mr Heywood was wrong on Saturday and I hope he will apologise to Eddie after he has seen the incident again. Although it has not been mentioned that Derby had a very strong penalty appeal turned down in the first half when Surman fouled one of their players. It does even itself out over the season. As Eddie said most refs are honest and do make honest mistakes. We will never get the perfect ref unless he is a robot. When will players apologise for not scoring which seems to be happening alot at AFCB at the mo. Yorkie Cherry
  • Score: 3

11:33pm Thu 27 Feb 14

poolebob says...

One of the things that puts me off football is the attitude of players and managers towards referees when probably none of them have ever had to do it.
Contrast that with rugby. The referee's decision is never queried even by men twice his size. They just accept the decision and get on with it. Football has lots to learn from rugby and that is one of the things.
One of the things that puts me off football is the attitude of players and managers towards referees when probably none of them have ever had to do it. Contrast that with rugby. The referee's decision is never queried even by men twice his size. They just accept the decision and get on with it. Football has lots to learn from rugby and that is one of the things. poolebob
  • Score: 2

11:41pm Thu 27 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

pokesdown1 wrote:
To what avail?

We`ve had decisions go for us this season.
Care to point them out ?!
[quote][p][bold]pokesdown1[/bold] wrote: To what avail? We`ve had decisions go for us this season.[/p][/quote]Care to point them out ?! cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

11:44pm Thu 27 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

lymicherry wrote:
Ridiculous. The referee made an honest mistake. No-one died. Move on.
But if the team or manager make a mistake you are all on their bavk !!
[quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Ridiculous. The referee made an honest mistake. No-one died. Move on.[/p][/quote]But if the team or manager make a mistake you are all on their bavk !! cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

11:49pm Thu 27 Feb 14

cheeriedriteup says...

ducky24 wrote:
Nat1234 wrote:
O after they recieve the letter , the derby game will be played again . Just concentrate on our next game Eddie and stop looking for excuses . If we scored some more goals you wouldn't of worried about the free kick .
I agree. And if Eddie would perhaps use Kermorgrant up front a bit more we may well actually score more goals. Put Rantie on a plane back to SA and write off the £2.6m. He isn't going to score just because we paid over the odds for him. Eddie seems to start him purely on that basis. Move on Eddie. Yann is the Mann!!!
I hope any one in a Bournemouth shirt does well but let's not get carried away here , there is a reason why Kermorgrants own employers are not using him you know !
[quote][p][bold]ducky24[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: O after they recieve the letter , the derby game will be played again . Just concentrate on our next game Eddie and stop looking for excuses . If we scored some more goals you wouldn't of worried about the free kick .[/p][/quote]I agree. And if Eddie would perhaps use Kermorgrant up front a bit more we may well actually score more goals. Put Rantie on a plane back to SA and write off the £2.6m. He isn't going to score just because we paid over the odds for him. Eddie seems to start him purely on that basis. Move on Eddie. Yann is the Mann!!![/p][/quote]I hope any one in a Bournemouth shirt does well but let's not get carried away here , there is a reason why Kermorgrants own employers are not using him you know ! cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

4:38am Fri 28 Feb 14

Afcbpete says...

Yorkie Cherry wrote:
It makes my blood boil when people slag referees off. Have any of the people slagging them off actually refereed ? Answer is probably no because they haven't got the guts or know how. Yes refs mistakes that can be costly but they are only human after all. Yes their performances are reviewed and are assessed each game. How many times have you seen refs be suspended for a week following a bad performance. It does happen. It is the easiest job to referee from the stand or from the armchair but it is a different ball game from ground level and you don't get to see the different angle perspectives. Yes Mr Heywood was wrong on Saturday and I hope he will apologise to Eddie after he has seen the incident again. Although it has not been mentioned that Derby had a very strong penalty appeal turned down in the first half when Surman fouled one of their players. It does even itself out over the season. As Eddie said most refs are honest and do make honest mistakes. We will never get the perfect ref unless he is a robot. When will players apologise for not scoring which seems to be happening alot at AFCB at the mo.
I don't think any one doubts how difficult it is to referee, I don't think any one doubts they make the odd honest mistake, who doesn't. But these guys are supposed to be close to the top of their profession, some (Premier League standard) are!! These are not Sunday League, or non - League officials. There are many people who have high risk, very intensive jobs, but they don't mess up on a regular daily basis. We're not talking he odd poor decision here, we're talking poor decisions on a weekly basis, not once or twice in a game, which I'd fully understand and accept, NO, we're talking poor decision making through much of a game, and THAT IS totally unacceptable, and needs addressing, and the fact is, in our case this season I certainly don't how it's evened itself out, there have been instances where we've benefited, but not to the extent that we've suffered. Neither are these instances that difficult for the officials to spot, were they difficult, again, no one would be jumping up and down. It's going on week in week out, in far too many matches, and they need to get their act together and be more consistent, perhaps there should be ex players out there, they'd see more perhaps!!!
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie Cherry[/bold] wrote: It makes my blood boil when people slag referees off. Have any of the people slagging them off actually refereed ? Answer is probably no because they haven't got the guts or know how. Yes refs mistakes that can be costly but they are only human after all. Yes their performances are reviewed and are assessed each game. How many times have you seen refs be suspended for a week following a bad performance. It does happen. It is the easiest job to referee from the stand or from the armchair but it is a different ball game from ground level and you don't get to see the different angle perspectives. Yes Mr Heywood was wrong on Saturday and I hope he will apologise to Eddie after he has seen the incident again. Although it has not been mentioned that Derby had a very strong penalty appeal turned down in the first half when Surman fouled one of their players. It does even itself out over the season. As Eddie said most refs are honest and do make honest mistakes. We will never get the perfect ref unless he is a robot. When will players apologise for not scoring which seems to be happening alot at AFCB at the mo.[/p][/quote]I don't think any one doubts how difficult it is to referee, I don't think any one doubts they make the odd honest mistake, who doesn't. But these guys are supposed to be close to the top of their profession, some (Premier League standard) are!! These are not Sunday League, or non - League officials. There are many people who have high risk, very intensive jobs, but they don't mess up on a regular daily basis. We're not talking he odd poor decision here, we're talking poor decisions on a weekly basis, not once or twice in a game, which I'd fully understand and accept, NO, we're talking poor decision making through much of a game, and THAT IS totally unacceptable, and needs addressing, and the fact is, in our case this season I certainly don't how it's evened itself out, there have been instances where we've benefited, but not to the extent that we've suffered. Neither are these instances that difficult for the officials to spot, were they difficult, again, no one would be jumping up and down. It's going on week in week out, in far too many matches, and they need to get their act together and be more consistent, perhaps there should be ex players out there, they'd see more perhaps!!! Afcbpete
  • Score: 1

8:51am Fri 28 Feb 14

swanagecherrie says...

mossy 1 wrote:
I think referees ave been given too much carte blanche in the decisionmaking process,Two things particularly irk me,the first one is when a ref realises he`s made a mistake,he will then give decisions,especially the 50-50s,to the wronged side in order to`even` things up. Willo often predicts this during commentary and he`s usually right.If a mistake has been made, fair enough,but to then try to even things up could be seen as bordering on favouritism.Secondly

,extra added time.If during a 45 minute half only 3,4,5 mins are added,why do many games go over this by sometimes the same amount.Interviewed after a game Fletch asked the ref why he hadn`t blown cause surely times up,the ref replied "I`ll blow when you`ve cleared the ball".This happens in so many games ,so long as one side is attacking,the game will generally carry on until the the defenders clear or the attacking side scores,hence why we see so many goals timed of 90+6,7,8.Full time is then blown straight after kick-off,so basically the ref is playing a form of golden goals.
Interesting comment on the extra time Can anyone remember this season when we was down by one goal and I can't remember who got injured in front of the north stand, they was at least 4-5 mins seeing to him and as play was restarted the ref blew time immediately am I wrong or should this time have been added on ? another game we won a corner and the ref blow before we took it how often does that happen to the bigger teams ?. As someone said earlier we have had decisions go for us how many who knows we only tend to remember the bad ones :). Personally I do feel on the whole the bigger teams tend to get more of the decisions. Maybe with the speed of the game these days a ref in each half would help.
[quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: I think referees ave been given too much carte blanche in the decisionmaking process,Two things particularly irk me,the first one is when a ref realises he`s made a mistake,he will then give decisions,especially the 50-50s,to the wronged side in order to`even` things up. Willo often predicts this during commentary and he`s usually right.If a mistake has been made, fair enough,but to then try to even things up could be seen as bordering on favouritism.Secondly ,extra added time.If during a 45 minute half only 3,4,5 mins are added,why do many games go over this by sometimes the same amount.Interviewed after a game Fletch asked the ref why he hadn`t blown cause surely times up,the ref replied "I`ll blow when you`ve cleared the ball".This happens in so many games ,so long as one side is attacking,the game will generally carry on until the the defenders clear or the attacking side scores,hence why we see so many goals timed of 90+6,7,8.Full time is then blown straight after kick-off,so basically the ref is playing a form of golden goals.[/p][/quote]Interesting comment on the extra time Can anyone remember this season when we was down by one goal and I can't remember who got injured in front of the north stand, they was at least 4-5 mins seeing to him and as play was restarted the ref blew time immediately am I wrong or should this time have been added on ? another game we won a corner and the ref blow before we took it how often does that happen to the bigger teams ?. As someone said earlier we have had decisions go for us how many who knows we only tend to remember the bad ones :). Personally I do feel on the whole the bigger teams tend to get more of the decisions. Maybe with the speed of the game these days a ref in each half would help. swanagecherrie
  • Score: 1

9:07am Fri 28 Feb 14

susi.m says...

Afcbpete wrote:
pokesdown1 wrote:
To what avail?

We`ve had decisions go for us this season.
We've had a few, but very few. The standard of refereeing has been atrocious for this level. I don't mind losing when we've played poorly, but had a level playing field. The truth is, yes we're missing far too many chances, but the officials are costing us dear, due to the numerous poor decisions week in week out. Pretty much every game, the players must feel as though they're up against 12 or 13, not 11. It's not often you hear Eddie complaining, he usually takes it on the chin, so it just goes to show how fed up he's getting to take it this far!!!
Fully agree with these comments.
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pokesdown1[/bold] wrote: To what avail? We`ve had decisions go for us this season.[/p][/quote]We've had a few, but very few. The standard of refereeing has been atrocious for this level. I don't mind losing when we've played poorly, but had a level playing field. The truth is, yes we're missing far too many chances, but the officials are costing us dear, due to the numerous poor decisions week in week out. Pretty much every game, the players must feel as though they're up against 12 or 13, not 11. It's not often you hear Eddie complaining, he usually takes it on the chin, so it just goes to show how fed up he's getting to take it this far!!![/p][/quote]Fully agree with these comments. susi.m
  • Score: -1

10:28am Fri 28 Feb 14

devon fan says...

Nat1234 wrote:
O after they recieve the letter , the derby game will be played again . Just concentrate on our next game Eddie and stop looking for excuses . If we scored some more goals you wouldn't of worried about the free kick .
a very good point, but it is a point the management and players just do not seem to understand
[quote][p][bold]Nat1234[/bold] wrote: O after they recieve the letter , the derby game will be played again . Just concentrate on our next game Eddie and stop looking for excuses . If we scored some more goals you wouldn't of worried about the free kick .[/p][/quote]a very good point, but it is a point the management and players just do not seem to understand devon fan
  • Score: 1

11:46am Fri 28 Feb 14

lymicherry says...

Ask yourselves this, folks: the next time a referee gives AFC Bournemouth an iffy free kick and Kermogant, Harte or whoever sticks it in the top corner, will AFC Bournemouth be demanding an explanation?
Ask yourselves this, folks: the next time a referee gives AFC Bournemouth an iffy free kick and Kermogant, Harte or whoever sticks it in the top corner, will AFC Bournemouth be demanding an explanation? lymicherry
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Fri 28 Feb 14

stjxf12 says...

lymicherry wrote:
Ask yourselves this, folks: the next time a referee gives AFC Bournemouth an iffy free kick and Kermogant, Harte or whoever sticks it in the top corner, will AFC Bournemouth be demanding an explanation?
It wasn't just the free kick he is talking about it was numerous decisions / non decisions that both he and the totally inept lines person made or didn't make .You really had to be there.UTCIAD
[quote][p][bold]lymicherry[/bold] wrote: Ask yourselves this, folks: the next time a referee gives AFC Bournemouth an iffy free kick and Kermogant, Harte or whoever sticks it in the top corner, will AFC Bournemouth be demanding an explanation?[/p][/quote]It wasn't just the free kick he is talking about it was numerous decisions / non decisions that both he and the totally inept lines person made or didn't make .You really had to be there.UTCIAD stjxf12
  • Score: -1

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