UK time is: 14:09:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Mackay Furious With Referee D'Urso

Whenever referee Andy D'Urso is in town, you know controversy is never far away and he didn't disappoint in the 0-0 draw between Watford and Forest yesterday.

D'Urso denied Forest, what they thought was a decent penalty shout, when Chris Gunter was felled in the box. If there was any doubt in the validity of the Forest appeals for a pen, then there were no doubts whatsoever about the Watford claims, late in the game, when Forest defender Nicky Shorey blatantly handled in the box.

Watford boss Malky Mackay, was positively fuming after the match, telling Sky Sports News. 'I think myself, the fourth official, their bench, 15,000 people and the boy himself (Shorey) - who admitted it to one of the players afterwards - saw the hand go from down by his side to up near there (by his head) and stopped the ball going into an empty net.'


Forest boss Billy Davies was clearly seeing the funny side of things and was happy that he got a get out of jail free card for Chrimbo. In response to Mackay's claims, Billy told BBC Radio Nottingham. 'I felt Chris Gunter's' was a definite penalty, inside the 18-yard box when Cleverley pulled him down.' Billy could hardly contain his laughter.

Meanwhile Mackay was on a roll and was still ranting to SSN saying. 'I've seen it six times (on the video) but the first reaction is always the one that you look at to start with and it was amazement.'

Davies was probably trying to deflect attention away from the penalty incident by saying a draw at Watford, is a good result. 'There's no doubt about it, you know what you're coming to here and it wasn't a classic, and it was never going to be a classic. But it's a very good point away from home and it keeps the run going, 15 undefeated, another clean sheet and another very good test for this young side.'

As the lights were going off and the stadium manager was about to lock the gates, Mackay was heard shouting. ' I think the way we played second half, pushed and pressed and kept them in there at times and created the chances that we did merited the chance to be able to put away a penalty.' Referee Andy D'Urso, was apparently unavailable for comment.












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



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

The Journalist

Writer: guinless Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 27 2009

Time: 2:49PM

 

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 500
2. da fuq 410
3. Calvin Plummer 325
4. toms 287
5. LyttleByLyttle 284
6. the jock 265
7. MarvinsPA 240
8. Pope John XXIII 224
9. RedSmedDownUnder 196
10. stenroach 192

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

Villa And West Ham Join Race For Hooper
Norwich : 26/07/2014 14:00:00
It`s a Fair Price to Ask Isn`t It?
Fulham : 26/07/2014 13:09:00
Former skipper finds new club
Reading : 26/07/2014 13:00:00
Adams Pleased With Bastia Game Workout
Norwich : 26/07/2014 10:00:00
HRK still wants forward role
Reading : 26/07/2014 10:00:00

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 85%
No - get rid asap 15%