Cherries: Team must learn to accept ref's rulings says Eunan

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MIDFIELDER Eunan O’Kane is warning Cherries to control their ref rage as they bid to deal with the heat of the promotion battle.

Cherries’ players and supporters were left frustrated and infuriated at a number of decisions made by referee Gary Sutton on Saturday.

The Lincolnshire official baffled a number of the spectators inside Dean Court with some contentious calls during Sheffield United’s 1-0 win.

Angry chants poured down from the crowd while some of Cherries’ players visibly showed their annoyance at Sutton’s performance.

However, O’Kane admits Cherries must quickly learn to live with refereeing decisions and concentrate on the game.

He told the Daily Echo: “It is something we have got to learn to deal with better.

“There were a lot of us on at him on Saturday and it is something that we can’t really affect or change.

“If the referee decides it is a foul or not a foul or it is a penalty or not a penalty, there is nothing we are going to say or do that is going to change his mind.

“I think we need to accept faster, even though we may think it is wrong, that a decision has been given and to get on with things a lot quicker.”

O’Kane, who has scored three goals in 30 appearances this season, is set to feature when Cherries host League One promotion rivals Coventry City tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

He said: “I think they have gone on a tremendous run, a bit like us, and have got themselves not too far off.

“Hopefully, they will come and play their game to try to win three points and we can do the same. Hopefully, we will be better at it.”

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7:27am Tue 26 Feb 13

cherrychris75 says...

I wonder if Harry Arter would have said the same as above!!
I wonder if Harry Arter would have said the same as above!! cherrychris75
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9:30am Tue 26 Feb 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

. . Sheffield deserved their win last saturday. . They hit the woodwork twice and had the ball in the net twice, ( one disallowed. ). . . If we had come away from a top of the league teams patch. with a result like that we would all be saying what a great result........ . . . . . . KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.
. . Sheffield deserved their win last saturday. . They hit the woodwork twice and had the ball in the net twice, ( one disallowed. ). . . If we had come away from a top of the league teams patch. with a result like that we would all be saying what a great result........ . . . . . . KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. RED LETTER DAY
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10:12am Tue 26 Feb 13

CC C-siders says...

Is there anyone associated with AFCB that doesn't immediately think of Harry Arter?
Yes, Harry Arter.
The main issue preventing him from being an excellent player.
Calm down,calm down!
Is there anyone associated with AFCB that doesn't immediately think of Harry Arter? Yes, Harry Arter. The main issue preventing him from being an excellent player. Calm down,calm down! CC C-siders
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10:16pm Wed 27 Feb 13

jakeysredd says...

Well Harry's got a two game ban now, Hope Mac will get back in, but guess it will be ol pal Hughes,
Well Harry's got a two game ban now, Hope Mac will get back in, but guess it will be ol pal Hughes, jakeysredd
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