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Ref Says At Old Trafford You Play Until THEY Win

Ref Says At Old Trafford You Play Until THEY Win


Vital Manchester City received the following article from Sindbad.

Football refereeing expert and former world Cup referee, Graham Poll has commented on claims Ferguson has 'influence' over refereeing decisions, particularly at Old Trafford. Indeed Poll has possibly gone as close as any man in his position could go, short of confirming it from personal experience.

These are the relevant comments as reported by the Mail:

'In my after dinner speech I often tell how I got the 'hairdryer' from Alex Ferguson on one of my first visits to Old Trafford for not knowing one of the rules of football; at the home of Manchester United you play until they win!'

'For as long as I can remember fans have had the suspicion that Ferguson has an influence over referees decisions and appointments and with Mike Riley - one of 'Fergies favourites' - having taking over as the head of refereeing for the PGMOL, they will be looking even closer at the referees at the home of the Champions.'


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Writer:Sinbad
Date:Monday September 21 2009
Time: 10:25AM

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To all the rags fans and pundits who are pointing out that manure have a habit of scoring late, late late late late late winners, could it be because of the propensity of the ref's at the swamp to play extra extra extra extra time? Nah, course not.
fifthcolumnblue
21/09/2009 11:14:00
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the ref should be held accountable for it!, ive also noticed alot of ppl saying SEE I TOLD YA MONEY DOESNT BUY A TEAM i mean wtf we lost 1 game in dodgy circumstances and all the pundits are saying i told you so, and as for rednose saying the power is with manure what a feckin joke he is if he thinks beating us 4-3 at the swamp proves there a better team then hes clearly deluded!, why do we only get vile out of the manure camp? every article in the press is bitter and sly why do manure do it and why do the press print it!
mark.mcfc.wedged
21/09/2009 12:02:00
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What was dodgy about it? Every media outlet you care to think of has clearly outlined how injury time is calculated within the rules of the game. You do realise that you had as much opportunity to win the game as we did? After your last minute goal you had ample momentum and oppertunity to go for the victory or defend properly to see out the game - you did neither - Manchester United, the FA, the referee and the press had no hand in your downfall - it was the idiocy of leaving one of the best marksmen in the game unmarked in the box that cost you!
tuscan3000
21/09/2009 12:19:00
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Wow. So tiny tim cratchet has now become one of the best marksmen in the game eh? Whatever happened to that poll on vital tampax suggesting that 75% of your posters (yes, all 3 of them) were somehwat "less than happy" about his signing? Mickey Owen - a genius because he scores one goal. HA HA!
fifthcolumnblue
21/09/2009 12:44:00
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lol! Nice to see two scousers playing a big part in The Great Rag Robbery.
Johnny Baguette
21/09/2009 13:05:00
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so tell me tuscan why are manure so bitter towards city? why is it that every press article is sly and bitter? i mean for a club that doesnt care about city you dont half go on about us, and what was it taggart said ? its us that cant stop speaking about you? ffs just read the press form the last week its all bitter manure comments from players fans and managers
mark.mcfc.wedged
21/09/2009 13:12:00
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Filthy manchester scum.. The red half.
JT_daniel
21/09/2009 13:47:00
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Tuscan... the rules state 30 seconds a sub and 30 seconds for excessive goal celebration. So if you assume every goal in the second half had an excessive celebration and add on the subs that's 4 minutes total (not including Owens goal). There were no injuries (physios weren't on the pitch once) or timewasting so that's all the injury time there should be. That's 4 minutes total and that's assuming every goal was celebrated excessively. So where exactly was that calculated correctly?
MCFC_Goatboy
21/09/2009 13:53:00
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as a neutral, was a good game to watch and (sorry lads) was nice to see Hughes face (not his biggest fan ... sorry again! LOL) but I can certainly feel your pain, 1st year of the PL Villa came second to Man Utd - in truth we gave it away but I remember at the time someone working it out and they'd played something like 40-45 mins more football than us! Maybe it was an urban myth which has grown in minutes as the yaers have rolled on!
The Fear
21/09/2009 14:17:00
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MCFC GOATBOY i suggest u watch MOtd2 and it would clear it up for u, but no u citey fans are so thick and deluded, u cant accept u LOST, end off, uve been proved by pundits who know about football that the goal was legitimate, sour grapes from u blues......gotta love gary nevilles celebration at the end to u dirty city *****, absolutely loved that!!!!
isaacb25
21/09/2009 14:41:00
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