UK time is: 11:22:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

McInnes Not Happy With Referee

Bristol City boss Derek McInnes was left fuming with referee Gavin Ward after he awarded a late penalty to Blackpool enabling them to get a draw from their trip to Ashton Gate on Saturday.

City had been given a late penalty themselves ten minutes before the Blackpool one, that upset Seasider's manager Michael Appleton just as much and you have to say that both of the men in charge did have a point.

Albert Adomah was adjudged to have been brought down unfairly by keeper Matt Gilks after it looked like he had had run the ball out of play.
At the other end, Matthew Bates was desperately unlucky to concede an injury time spot-kick for handling a cross.

Substitute Steve Davies netted from the spot with a low shot for City, while Thomas Ince also found the net in injury time.

The result ended a seven-match losing run for City, but McInnes but he was still a long way away from being happy with the situation.

He told reporters: 'I just don't see how the referee could have been sure Matthew Bates handled. I have watched the incident five or six times and I still can't tell whether it was a penalty.

'My understanding is that officials have to be sure so I think we have been hard done by. I also felt there was a foul on one of our players in the build-up.

'It hasn't been an easy time for anyone associated with the club, but there were a lot of positives to take out of today's game and it is something to build on.'




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: Andy999 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 19 2012

Time: 1:00PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Bristol City Articles

Get Your JPT Quarter Final Tickets. (Monday October 27 2014)

Extra Month At Plymouth For Reid. (Monday October 27 2014)

And Ball Number Five Will Play...... (Monday October 27 2014)

Stats: Barnsley v Bristol City (Saturday October 25 2014)

Team News From Oakwell: Barnsley vs City (Saturday October 25 2014)

Plymouth Want To Keep Bobby Reid Longer. (Thursday October 23 2014)

Cotterill On Bradford Draw. (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Bristol City v Bradford City (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Archived Bristol City Articles

List All Vital Bristol City 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. Bristol City 15 9 6 0 +15 33
2. Preston 14 9 4 1 +15 31
3. Swindon 14 7 5 2 +13 26
4. Notts County 14 7 5 2 +9 26
5. Peterborough 15 8 2 5 +7 26
6. Sheff Utd 14 8 2 4 +4 26
7. Oldham 15 6 7 2 +6 25

Breaking League News

Pope Out For Three Months
Port Vale : 30/10/2014 21:11:00
Page Keeps Colchester Focus
Port Vale : 30/10/2014 21:01:00
Johnson - No Sentiment For City Return
Oldham : 30/10/2014 20:48:00
DRFC Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers Team News
Doncaster : 30/10/2014 20:37:00
Neil Etheridge signs Short Term Deal
Oldham : 30/10/2014 20:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Bristol City v Bradford
Suggested By:  
Bristol City win 80%
Draw 20%
Bradford win 0%