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Respect The Referee (Chris Foy) Yeah, Right!

Respect The Referee (Chris Foy) Yeah, Right!

Vital Manchester City member, Mancitygal4eva sent us the following.

Referees, they are a selected few appointed to keep the game fair and just. Except most of the time they don't.

No far too often these days a referee will decide that they are bored of the anonymity and they decide that 'today is their day', yes today will be the day their name is finally in the press.

Today was that lucky day for one particular ref, Lancashire's own Chris Foy. Obviously being given the job of controlling the 162nd Manchester derby proved to tempting an opportunity to pass up for Mr Foy as he decided to take a decision which would certainly put his name in the tabloids.

The St Helen's man, no stranger to controversy (just ask the Spurs fans), ruined a tantalising game by wrongly dishing out a red to Belgian colossus Vincent Kompany. Despite the City captain taking possession of the ball he was given his marching orders by the referee which in turn led to his team collapsing to 3-0 down before half time.

Despite the obvious disadvantage of 10 men versus 12, the home side valiantly fought back to take the game to 3-2 thanks to a stunning free kick from Aleksander Kolarov which was dully followed up by some sublime skill from Sergio Aguero.

And most would agree that the Blues were unfortunate to end the game without the replay they so richly deserved. A controversial penalty call from a Phil Jones handball being just one of their late and numerous chances.

Yet it wasn't to be, despite a superb performance from Aguero and a typical warrior like second half display from Pablo Zabaleta, City fans will be left to rue the controversial and numerous bad calls from the in the black.

Respect the referee?! They will get that when they respect the game.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday January 8 2012
Time: 6:38PM


Chris Foy has all season, just think about the QPR vs Chelsea game, the liverpool game etc - made a mockery of football as a sport by his refereeing. He should be forced to retire and watch his own efforts like the character in A Clockwork Orange.
08/01/2012 18:47:00
By all accounts Mancini went into the ref's dresing room at half time and spoke to Foy about the red card. Foy, so I believe said he thought he'd made a mistake in sending off VK. Not sure if its true but if it is then perhaps the card might be rescinded, should the club decide to appeal.
08/01/2012 18:48:00
Chris Foy - The man who oversaw the rags exit from the League Cup against Palace. Taggart was critical of him and his linesmen.
Johnny Baguette
08/01/2012 18:49:00
there's no other "Vital site" that's nearly as depressing as this one! Almost daily there's an article about how unlucky Man C are, how your results were affected by a refereeing "conspiracy" etc. Why not wake up and accept that you're the luckiest bunch of supporters around? Picked from decades of total obscurity, sold by a Thai "business man " (who Amnesty International want jailed -on good evidence), and partially sold to a group of ruthless Arab oil merchants who have spent more on players than any team in history!?!/! (Whilst the Thai eile from justice still retains a 10% interest!) . The rules state clearly that two footed tackles are banned, and dangerous play is decided by the ref, you don't have to make ANY contact to qualify. The idea being; "let's stop the dangerous tackles BEFORE they break the legs"! See how long this post stays on the site lol
The Horses Mouth
08/01/2012 18:52:00
Foy is not amongst my fave refs - cue memories of QPR v Chelsea!
08/01/2012 18:59:00
what if he won the ball with two footed tackle and player also tackled would that be a red, also you cant tackle like that its hte rules for every so no sympthy, look what adam done to bale
08/01/2012 19:01:00
stoke v spurs ring a bell
08/01/2012 19:04:00
The Horses Mouth not sure where you get your information from. Thaksin doesn't own anything in Man City anymore. The last 10% was bought out when his money was frozen by the Government that was put in place by the military coup that overthrew him, an illegal act, which they made sure nothing could be done about by placing it in the New Constitution, also called the Charter. As to Amnesty-International wanting him gaoled i am not so sure that they are right on that. They call for lots of things, but that doesn't make them right. I am not sure by a long shot what your "good evidence" is ! Having said that what is it to do with this game !! I don't think Andy Townsend and Martin Tyler are City fan's but just watching the game back neither seem to think it was a red card. I doubt your post will be removed btw it's not a red site that removes non-fawning posts.
08/01/2012 19:05:00
I will not delete your post The Horses Mouth. You and everyone else has an opinion and just because I may disagree with you it doesn't mean I will delete anything you or anyone else has to say. Just as long as its not abusive (smiles).
08/01/2012 19:09:00
have to say, you guys were ROBBED. Chris Foy is probably the WORST referee in the Prem. Three shocking decisions in our game against Stoke cost us dearly. In a modern world where Football has become more than ' just a game ' It's a multi million pound ' business ' , where peoples livlihoods are on the line, and hnge on ' critical ' decisions by the likes of Foy. The guy should be given his P45 ASAP, and told to find ' alternative means of employment ' p.s. is he closset ' red-nose' ??????????
08/01/2012 19:18:00
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