UK time is: 12:08:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Calderwood And Pardew Criticise Referee

It's not often in football that both managers and both sets of fans leave the ground in agreement following a match, but yesterday's 0-0 draw between Forest and Charlton achieved just that.

The performance of referee Karl Evans has been criticised not only by both sets of supporters, but both managers as well. Alan Pardew and Colin Calderwood have both come out and slated Evans' and his handling of the game.

Charlton boss Alan Pardew thought his side had a nailed on penalty denied by Mancunian Evans and was incensed when it was turned down. He told Sky Sports News. 'We want consistency and if it had been the other way round, in my view, our centre-half would have gone.
There was no reaction from the crowd. They all knew he was in trouble and he had to have conviction in his decision there. We should have had a penalty because the header was going in and it hit a hand, admittedly it was close.'

Calderwood was also less than complimentary about Evans and thought the sending off of Matt Thornhill, was harsh to say the least. 'The sending-off should be a learning curve but unfortunately, Matt Thornhill doesn't have to learn too much. Someone else does because Matt did nothing wrong - neither was a foul. I know Matt Thornhill and there's not a nasty bone in his body. It's hard to get him to say anything let alone be aggressive.'

This is the first season in the Football League for Karl Evans and only his third game in charge. He needs to learn to let games flow and not be so petty, if he wishes to progress in the game. His decision making for both sides yesterday was poor, but fortunately it didn't cost either side the game. Matt Thornhill on the other hand might disagree with that.





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!




Win £1,000,000 every week with Man of the Match®

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 21 2008

Time: 9:47AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Friendly Round Up! (Friday July 25 2014)

Remember That Forest Match? (Thursday July 24 2014)

Forest Ladies Get A New Home! (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Forest Hunt Loan! (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Friendly Newsround! (Saturday July 19 2014)

The Red's See Riera Check In! (Thursday July 17 2014)

Archived Nottingham Forest Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. PVH 600
2. da fuq 451
3. Calvin Plummer 394
4. Jimmy Gordon 342
5. toms 341
6. LyttleByLyttle 317
7. the jock 304
8. Pope John XXIII 259
9. MarvinsPA 258
10. stenroach 216

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Vital Derby On Twitter
» Derby County : 30/07/2014 12:00:00
Adams Is Desperate To Keep His Star Men
» Norwich : 30/07/2014 11:00:00
Their Name Is On Our Back - New Sponsors
» Wigan : 30/07/2014 10:23:00
HRK injured in Stevenage friendly
» Reading : 30/07/2014 10:00:00
RUFC - Millers Not To Persue Greening
» Rotherham : 30/07/2014 09:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Djamel Abdoun is yet to find a new club - would you keep him to see if he can turn his Forest career
Suggested By:  OKD
Yes - given current injuries 86%
No - get rid asap 14%