UK time is: 13:43:16
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

Silver Lining (Thursday October 30 2014)

Boss Hopeful On Duo (Thursday October 30 2014)

Yaya Recognised (Thursday October 30 2014)

Stats: Man City v Newcastle (Wednesday October 29 2014)

The Great Dane - City Are Bigger (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Team News: City v Newcastle United (Wednesday October 29 2014)

No Mangala Concern For Manuel (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Nasri Back On Wednesday (Tuesday October 28 2014)

The Ped Report ...West Ham 2-1 City (Sunday October 26 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)

1. Johnny Baguette 210
2. Skoorb 174
3. fifthcolumnblue 122
4. OziMan 98
5. Bluedub 86
6. rojo2010 79
7. kennyclementstache 73
8. CITYBOY1000 68
9. PhillyBlueMoon 62
10. johnkelv 54

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
West Ham 2 - 1 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 2 Man City
Hull City 2 - 4 Man City
Man City 1 - 1 Chelsea
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 9 7 2 0 +15 23
2. Southampton 9 6 1 2 +15 19
3. Man City 9 5 2 2 +9 17
4. West Ham 9 5 1 3 +5 16
5. Arsenal 9 3 5 1 +4 14
6. Swansea 9 4 2 3 +3 14
7. Liverpool 9 4 2 3 +1 14

Breaking League News

Sakho Touch And Go For Stoke
West Ham : 30/10/2014 13:01:00
Blind amp; Di Maria Loving It!
Man Utd : 30/10/2014 10:16:00
Oviedo keen to return
Everton : 30/10/2014 10:00:00
The Ped Report..City 0-2 Newcastle United
Man City : 30/10/2014 09:54:00
Jagielka a proper leader and a proper captain
Everton : 30/10/2014 09:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

The Stretfords Are Getting Cocky. Who Will Win On Sunday?
Suggested By:  Ivor Galactico
The rags 50%
The Champions 50%