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Boss Cool After Halsey Horror Show-Not So The Fans

Take a look at any of the Nottingham Forest fan sites today and they are for once unanimous on one thing....their condemnation of the match officials, in the 4-1 defeat at Leeds. The message boards can be a messy place after any defeat, where feelings and emotions can often get out of hand, but the anger and frustration following the game at Elland Road on Saturday, seems to have hit new highs (or lows depending on your views).

Forest fans have been hammering away at their keyboards since the moment Simon 'Larry' Grayson dived into referee Mark Halsey's pocket to issue the red card to Cohen and they haven't stopped since. Chris Cohen's red card, for what Halsey perceived as a dangerous tackle, was greeted with disbelief by most people who saw the game and virtually everyone who watched the TV replays umpteen times, from every conceivable angle and in slow mo and in HD (such is the way of the modern world).

Despite the outrage being vented by supporters, manager Billy Davies was perhaps being a little more restrained. He refused to be drawn on his opinion of the Halsey horror show and in particular, the incident that saw Chris Cohen sent off.

Davies told the official site that he was proud of the lads and the performance they gave. 'It is a pity the game didn't stay 11 versus 11 because we totally dominated the first half, we created chances and severely restricted theirs and we didn't get what we deserved from the game. I am very proud of the players, they showed they are a side not lacking in confidence, they were very positive and energetic.'







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Date:Sunday April 3 2011

Time: 5:10PM

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Oh come on guys just look at the list of the last six games on the right of the screen. It say 2 points from six games, three of them against relegation fighting teams. Lets cut the excuses and do the business. In six games the list shows 5 scored and 11 conceded.
erni
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03/04/2011 18:50:00

The referee and his assistants get one chance in real time and not in super duper HD slow mo. First up the vast majority would have said red card. At the end of the day it was a tackle that is not accepted in the modern game. Even just ten years ago he would have been fine but in the modern game that is going more and more non contact every season it was a red. The big thing you want from officials is consistency, in todays JPT final a Brentford player made a far worse tackle that resulted in the Carlisle player being carried off, all he got was a yellow! Just like to point out I am also a qualified referee, so can see points from both fans and officials point of view.
King Billy
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03/04/2011 21:13:00

Deserved the Red and you went to pieces.
Tiny T
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03/04/2011 21:36:00

The fourth official could have looked at his monitor, simple really. The decision ruined the match as a contest. I would have had no issue had they beaten us fair and square. The fact that Grayson was on the pitch needs looking at too....he can say what he likes he knew full well what he was doing, and he knew they were getting pasted whilst we had 11 men!!! Still can't change the result so best move on now and get 3 points against Reading.
RedSmedDownUnder
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04/04/2011 10:25:00

We may have been getting pasted but you had little to show for it once we went 1 up you were a shambles
Tiny T
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04/04/2011 17:53:00

 

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