Cherries: I didn't take a dive insists Pugh

CHERRIES star Marc Pugh insisted he had been denied a “blatant penalty” as he defended himself amid claims he took a dive at DW Stadium.

Pugh and his team-mates reacted furiously after he had been booked for simulation during the first half of Cherries’ 1-1 draw at Wigan on Saturday.

The teams will meet in an FA Cup replay at Dean Court on January 15, subject to possible TV coverage, after Eunan O’Kane’s opener was cancelled out by Jordi Gomez on 70 minutes.

But Cherries were left to rue a controversial call by referee Bobby Madley prior to O’Kane’s fine strike in the third round showdown.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez praised Madley’s performance and suggested the Pugh incident was “a clear dive”. But Pugh felt the West Yorkshire official should have pointed to the spot after he had hit the deck when trying to slice between Latics defenders Maynor Figueroa and Roman Golobart.

Pugh told the Daily Echo: “I cut inside two of them and the first lad clipped me and then the second lad sort of barged me over, but I wasn’t happy at the time because I thought it was a blatant penalty. I have got a cut on my knee to prove that.

“I am usually quite a calm person but it really frustrates you because they can be big decisions that turn games. I said to the referee that if I had gone through I would have been clean through on goal. Why would I go down? I am not even on penalties so I would have wanted to score a goal.

“It is just really frustrating but you have got to put it to the back of your mind and, hopefully, we can beat them at Goldsands Stadium.”

Referee Madley later penalised Simon Francis for a shirt pull on Figueroa in the 18-yard box, with Gomez levelling after Shwan Jalal had saved his spot kick.

When asked by the Daily Echo about the two talking points, Martinez said: “I saw them on the replay. The first one was a clear dive and the referee saw it very well.

“The penalty, Maynor was on his own in the six-yard box and the moment that he was going to make contact with the ball, he got pulled from the back on the shirt.”

Cherries boss Eddie Howe said: “He (Pugh) is not the type of player that goes to ground easily so my first impression was it was a penalty. Without seeing it again, I wouldn’t be able to confirm that.

“On their one, again I haven’t seen it again, but I am told that there was, potentially, a little tug in there, so I can see why the referee gave it. I think it was probably a 50-50 call.”

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10:10am Mon 7 Jan 13

Loo ~ AFCB says...

Mr Wadley - you say replay is on the 15th - how do you know this? I have just spoken to Dean Court who say it is yet to be decided when the game will be played and it will be either the Tuesday or the Wednesday.
Has it now been confirmed?
Mr Wadley - you say replay is on the 15th - how do you know this? I have just spoken to Dean Court who say it is yet to be decided when the game will be played and it will be either the Tuesday or the Wednesday. Has it now been confirmed? Loo ~ AFCB

10:19am Mon 7 Jan 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

. HOPEFULLY, . . . Wigan will pay the penalty on there trip to the Cherries Citadel.
. HOPEFULLY, . . . Wigan will pay the penalty on there trip to the Cherries Citadel. RED LETTER DAY

10:22am Mon 7 Jan 13

AFCB Fan says...

Pugh didn't dive. I was sat just behind the goal. He cut inside the two players, still had the ball under control and would have had a shot if he wasn't taken out. The ref got this one wrong. Booking him for diving was a terrible decision

I also didn't think the free kick which led to them hitting the bar was a free kick.That one looked like a dive.

Good day out though and great support. Looking forward to the replay.
Pugh didn't dive. I was sat just behind the goal. He cut inside the two players, still had the ball under control and would have had a shot if he wasn't taken out. The ref got this one wrong. Booking him for diving was a terrible decision I also didn't think the free kick which led to them hitting the bar was a free kick.That one looked like a dive. Good day out though and great support. Looking forward to the replay. AFCB Fan

12:33pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Afcbpete says...

Pugh dive??? how very dare they!!
Pugh dive??? how very dare they!! Afcbpete

12:37pm Mon 7 Jan 13

scottie190 says...

let's hope for a different ref unless he is still going to be homer Simpson like he was on Saturday. Freekick every time one fell over. Well played lads we came back happy to bring them back to Dean Court utciad
let's hope for a different ref unless he is still going to be homer Simpson like he was on Saturday. Freekick every time one fell over. Well played lads we came back happy to bring them back to Dean Court utciad scottie190

2:40pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Sir Roland Butter says...

It seems as though the Maccs are already banking and hoping on a meeting with the mighty Wigan. The mighty Wigan, whose sole aim presents as just hoping to survive in the premier league, nothing more nothing less. As a club it’s pretty evident that we have more ambition than the latics. So let’s send them and their 35 travelling supporters back up to the North West truly humbled. Then go up to Macclesfield and disappoint them by firstly, not being Wigan and secondly, halting their cup progress in emphatic fashion.

Huraaaaah!!
It seems as though the Maccs are already banking and hoping on a meeting with the mighty Wigan. The mighty Wigan, whose sole aim presents as just hoping to survive in the premier league, nothing more nothing less. As a club it’s pretty evident that we have more ambition than the latics. So let’s send them and their 35 travelling supporters back up to the North West truly humbled. Then go up to Macclesfield and disappoint them by firstly, not being Wigan and secondly, halting their cup progress in emphatic fashion. Huraaaaah!! Sir Roland Butter

3:05pm Mon 7 Jan 13

golfer33 says...

Loo ~ AFCB wrote:
Mr Wadley - you say replay is on the 15th - how do you know this? I have just spoken to Dean Court who say it is yet to be decided when the game will be played and it will be either the Tuesday or the Wednesday. Has it now been confirmed?
Its the tuesday the 15th jan.
Tickets are available on the AFC Bournemouth website.
[quote][p][bold]Loo ~ AFCB[/bold] wrote: Mr Wadley - you say replay is on the 15th - how do you know this? I have just spoken to Dean Court who say it is yet to be decided when the game will be played and it will be either the Tuesday or the Wednesday. Has it now been confirmed?[/p][/quote]Its the tuesday the 15th jan. Tickets are available on the AFC Bournemouth website. golfer33

3:34pm Mon 7 Jan 13

sea poole says...

golfer -are you sure re tickets? Also phoned club and told tickets won't be available until later this week...
golfer -are you sure re tickets? Also phoned club and told tickets won't be available until later this week... sea poole

4:35pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Piston_Broke says...

Sir Roland Butter wrote:
It seems as though the Maccs are already banking and hoping on a meeting with the mighty Wigan. The mighty Wigan, whose sole aim presents as just hoping to survive in the premier league, nothing more nothing less. As a club it’s pretty evident that we have more ambition than the latics. So let’s send them and their 35 travelling supporters back up to the North West truly humbled. Then go up to Macclesfield and disappoint them by firstly, not being Wigan and secondly, halting their cup progress in emphatic fashion.

Huraaaaah!!
I fear that Wigan's "priorities" may just be slightly re-arranged following yesterday's 4th round draw. Whilst Premier League survival is their understandable no.1 objective, a place in the 5th round will be a tempting distraction for Roberto Martinez, so I believe he will go for the entire first-choice eleven in the replay, in which case, we'll really have our hands full. That's not to say that I don't want us to win, because I do, but as Eddie has stated elsewhere, they will still be favourites. Personally, I'd sooner we beat Swindon on Saturday, and that won't be easy either.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Roland Butter[/bold] wrote: It seems as though the Maccs are already banking and hoping on a meeting with the mighty Wigan. The mighty Wigan, whose sole aim presents as just hoping to survive in the premier league, nothing more nothing less. As a club it’s pretty evident that we have more ambition than the latics. So let’s send them and their 35 travelling supporters back up to the North West truly humbled. Then go up to Macclesfield and disappoint them by firstly, not being Wigan and secondly, halting their cup progress in emphatic fashion. Huraaaaah!![/p][/quote]I fear that Wigan's "priorities" may just be slightly re-arranged following yesterday's 4th round draw. Whilst Premier League survival is their understandable no.1 objective, a place in the 5th round will be a tempting distraction for Roberto Martinez, so I believe he will go for the entire first-choice eleven in the replay, in which case, we'll really have our hands full. That's not to say that I don't want us to win, because I do, but as Eddie has stated elsewhere, they will still be favourites. Personally, I'd sooner we beat Swindon on Saturday, and that won't be easy either. Piston_Broke

4:51pm Mon 7 Jan 13

CherryFarmer says...

golfer33 wrote:
Loo ~ AFCB wrote:
Mr Wadley - you say replay is on the 15th - how do you know this? I have just spoken to Dean Court who say it is yet to be decided when the game will be played and it will be either the Tuesday or the Wednesday. Has it now been confirmed?
Its the tuesday the 15th jan.
Tickets are available on the AFC Bournemouth website.
Why give false information Golfer? Tickets are not on sale on AFCB website yet....but hope you waste hours trying to buy them tonight.
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Loo ~ AFCB[/bold] wrote: Mr Wadley - you say replay is on the 15th - how do you know this? I have just spoken to Dean Court who say it is yet to be decided when the game will be played and it will be either the Tuesday or the Wednesday. Has it now been confirmed?[/p][/quote]Its the tuesday the 15th jan. Tickets are available on the AFC Bournemouth website.[/p][/quote]Why give false information Golfer? Tickets are not on sale on AFCB website yet....but hope you waste hours trying to buy them tonight. CherryFarmer

2:30pm Tue 8 Jan 13

pete woodley says...

Golfer 33 is winding you all up but echo allow it.
Golfer 33 is winding you all up but echo allow it. pete woodley

2:51pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Sir Roland Butter says...

Piston_Broke wrote:
Sir Roland Butter wrote: It seems as though the Maccs are already banking and hoping on a meeting with the mighty Wigan. The mighty Wigan, whose sole aim presents as just hoping to survive in the premier league, nothing more nothing less. As a club it’s pretty evident that we have more ambition than the latics. So let’s send them and their 35 travelling supporters back up to the North West truly humbled. Then go up to Macclesfield and disappoint them by firstly, not being Wigan and secondly, halting their cup progress in emphatic fashion. Huraaaaah!!
I fear that Wigan's "priorities" may just be slightly re-arranged following yesterday's 4th round draw. Whilst Premier League survival is their understandable no.1 objective, a place in the 5th round will be a tempting distraction for Roberto Martinez, so I believe he will go for the entire first-choice eleven in the replay, in which case, we'll really have our hands full. That's not to say that I don't want us to win, because I do, but as Eddie has stated elsewhere, they will still be favourites. Personally, I'd sooner we beat Swindon on Saturday, and that won't be easy either.
Hold on...why are my fireworks all wet????
[quote][p][bold]Piston_Broke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Roland Butter[/bold] wrote: It seems as though the Maccs are already banking and hoping on a meeting with the mighty Wigan. The mighty Wigan, whose sole aim presents as just hoping to survive in the premier league, nothing more nothing less. As a club it’s pretty evident that we have more ambition than the latics. So let’s send them and their 35 travelling supporters back up to the North West truly humbled. Then go up to Macclesfield and disappoint them by firstly, not being Wigan and secondly, halting their cup progress in emphatic fashion. Huraaaaah!![/p][/quote]I fear that Wigan's "priorities" may just be slightly re-arranged following yesterday's 4th round draw. Whilst Premier League survival is their understandable no.1 objective, a place in the 5th round will be a tempting distraction for Roberto Martinez, so I believe he will go for the entire first-choice eleven in the replay, in which case, we'll really have our hands full. That's not to say that I don't want us to win, because I do, but as Eddie has stated elsewhere, they will still be favourites. Personally, I'd sooner we beat Swindon on Saturday, and that won't be easy either.[/p][/quote]Hold on...why are my fireworks all wet???? Sir Roland Butter

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