Vital Football

Latest Nottingham Forest News

Swansea City Fuming Over Referee Blunder

Swansea City Fuming Over Referee Blunder

According to Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies, 'what goes around, comes around' and that was never more true, than it was yesterday, following his sides 1-0 win at home to Swansea City.

The players and management of the Swans, departed the City Ground not only pointless, but also furious with referee Colin Webster and some of his decision making during the game.

Swansea can justifiably feel aggrieved at missing out on a second half penalty, that would have given them the lead in the game and possibly all three points in this 3rd versus 4th clash in the table. As things turned out, it wasn't to be their day, as the Reds' snatched the win and with it 2nd place in the Championship table.

Forest have been on the receiving end of their fair share of dodgy refereeing decisions this season and can lay claim to a fair few stonewall penalty claims of their own. So maybe it was our turn to experience the benefit of some woeful decision making by the officials for once.

Darren Pratley's claims for a penalty in this game may have been justified, but he is in part to blame for the refereeing blunder, because he did try to con the ref. Pratley fell to his knees, as if broken in two under a challenge from defender Chris Cohen. Although Cohen did make contact, it was the slightest of touches and Pratley milked it for all it was worth. I personally thought the player was odds on to score and was surprised to see the penalty claim turned down. But, he did go to ground as if he'd been scythed in two by Cohen and it was this over dramatisation that probably cost him in the end.

The Swans also claim that Luke Chambers' match winning goal, should have been cancelled out for being offside. That claim is not as clear cut as the penalty and is open to interpretation. Either way, we enjoyed our slice of luck and the Swans will probably have a bit of their own to enjoy before the season ends. As Billy Davies says himself, what goes around, does indeed come around.

Forest v Swansea: Managers verdicts.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:guinless
Date:Sunday March 7 2010
Time: 2:44PM

Comments

0
There are some dreadful refereeing decisions made in most matches at this level nowadays, Forest have been on the wrong end of so many this season, that it was only a matter of time before they benefited from one. There will be another one the wrong way soon.
daddyreddog
07/03/2010 17:09:00
0
Ive watched this with my pause and slow motion feature and it wasnt a penalty. Pratley kicked his own heel.
forest.til.i.die
09/03/2010 21:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Poyet Now The Forest Favourite?

With plenty of talk about Nigel Pearson and Martin O'Neill in particular, a not new - but fresher name has become the clear favourite. Former Chelsea player...

De Vries On Award Honour

Goalkeeper Dorus de Vries has given his reaction having been named Nottingham Forest's Player of the Season for 2015/16.

Forest's Greatest Eleven

At the 150th anniversary gala dinner, the votes from season ticket holders picking their best ever Nottingham Forest starting XI were announced.

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Archived Vital Forest Articles

Vital Forest articles from

Site Journalists

Kev Finnegan
no email
Profile
Our Kids Dad
Editor email
Profile
Those Feet
no email
Profile
WillT
no email
Profile
Galaxy42
no email
Profile
Mark2310
no email
Profile
bazforest
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
de Vries11%
Lichaj0%
Mills0%
Fox41%
Jokic16%
Gardner16%
Tesche0%
Osborn0%
Lansbury0%
Cohen8%
Blackstock0%
Sub - Burke8%
Sub - Assombalonga0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Nottingham Forest Results (view all)

Nottingham Forest Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pope John XXIII60
2.Ingy56
3.PVH53
4.Apollyon50
5.the jock46
6.orbitalforest44
7.ThePromisedLand42
8.forestfaninvegas30
9.AdebolaCornflakes29
10.FeNris24