UK time is: 23:28:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Speak Up Stuart !

Stuart Pearce should speak up and be more critical of poor referring according to our latest web poll.

An overwhelming two thirds of you said that Pearce should be more critcal of referees' performances following the controversy at last weekend's defeat at Chelsea where Drogba's antics and deliberate handball, along with Rob Stiles' harsh dismissal of Sylvain Distin marred the game.

I'm sure that Psycho will try to continue to bite his tongue for the timebeing - he's made a rod for his own back now, but it's going to be difficult for him to maintain this stance in the face of rapidly falling refereeing standards and their failure to penalise blatant cheating.

Nobody is trying to justify arguing with the referee on the pitch, but it begs the question just how does a player or manager express an opinion about the performance of a referee or other match official without incurring the wrath of the FA. It seems that referees are beyond reproach and not properly accountable - that just cannot be right!






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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 27 2006

Time: 7:31PM

Your Comments

Even as a united fan i have to say that you blues were unlucky in that game. so many players being injured or suspended and now this. dodgy refereeing needs to stop! And chelsea need to be punished for the disgraceful acts of so called "world class" players!
swellhead43
its not in his nature to show dissent or disrespect the ref!
vertigo_red
indeed a perfect gentleman, why he is so respected and loved by so many !!! Come on Psycho
Midland_Red
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester City Articles

De Bruyne And Ramos? (Monday December 22 2014)

Silva - Pressure On Chelsea (Monday December 22 2014)

City Win As Anticipated (Monday December 22 2014)

Pellegrini Had No Crystal Palace Doubts (Saturday December 20 2014)

Stats: Manchester City v Crystal Palace (Saturday December 20 2014)

Team News: City v Crystal Palace (Friday December 19 2014)

Pellegrini Confident Milner Will Stay (Friday December 19 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 17 13 3 1 +25 42
2. Man City 17 12 3 2 +22 39
3. Man Utd 17 9 5 3 +12 32
4. West Ham 17 9 4 4 +10 31
5. Southampton 17 9 2 6 +15 29
6. Arsenal 17 7 6 4 +9 27
7. Spurs 17 8 3 6 -1 27

Breaking League News

Champions elect Chelsea ease to Stoke victory
» Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:15:00
» Stoke : 22/12/2014 23:13:00
Swansea Hope To Welcome Back First Team Stars vs V
» Swansea : 22/12/2014 22:54:00
Liverpool: Hyppia Resigns From Seagulls
» Liverpool : 22/12/2014 22:43:00
Morrison - We Need Everyone Over Christmas
» WBA : 22/12/2014 21:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Your Favourite Barca-City Goal Against Palace?
Suggested By:  Shaun Gloater
Silva 49′ 13%
Silva 61′ 37%
Touré 81′ 50%