Referee Kevin Friend Didn't Do Himself Any Favours
Man City 2-2 Fulham: Sunday's match referee, Kevin Friend didn't do himself any favours.
Our current poll and subsequent comments made by our Vital Manchester City members think the Leicestershire based ref had a howler.
Kevinho - 1 - Overawed, out of his depth, lack of knowledge of the rules and got several key decisions wrong.
If it wasn't for the fact that referees are now professional I would have said don't give up your day job as he actually made last weeks referee Alan Wiley look like Pierluigi Collina in comparison and Wiley was pretty bad last week!
cityman51 - I went for 1 as he nearly lost control when their forward was down he rightly waved play-on and SWP raced clear and sent a cross only for the Fulham centre half to clear, then all hell was let loose when the said Fulham players surrounded SWP and neither Officials did anything about it...and as for the disallowed goal I'm still trying to come to terms with that one, he also got some major decisions wrong for both sides. so it was not a good display from the referee today.
Ref World.com recently published a Q&A session with Mr Friend. To read the article, click here.