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Both Managers Question Penalty

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes was left fuming after match ref Harry Web awarded a penalty against his team following the advice of his assistant ref.

He said: 'We think the penalty is a poor decision from the referee and his assistant. At that time we were quite comfortable in the game and Villa hadn't really caused us that many problems.'

He might be right about the penalty being harsh, but to say Villa were causing no problems is amazing, he has obviously been studying the managers cliché book or was watching a different game to me!

Adding: 'Although we never got to the level we needed to in the first 45 minutes, we were looking to get to half-time and have a real go in the second half. To concede the penalty in those circumstances was a big decision for the referee and they are paid to get big decisions right. He didn't get that one right'.

'Then in the second half Petrov, from our free-kick, has made a movement to the ball with his elbow. It strikes his elbow but the referee doesn't give that one. I would question why he didn't. I asked the assistant when he came off if he was sure he had got the decision right. I'm not quite sure how I can describe his reaction, whether he was a bit non-plussed by the fact I actually questioned his decision. Things happen quickly. I understand that but most people on the ground thought it was a harsh decision.'

Hmmm, boo hoo springs to mind as another reaction?! They appeared to come for a point and got no more than they deserved.

The honest as ever Villa boss Martin O'Neill conceded: 'I have seen the penalty again and I also saw the incident where Petrov was involved. If you give one, you probably have to give the other one. Some people said it was a very soft penalty but I have seen them given. Then again if that is the case, Petrov's is the same from the free-kick.'


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday November 5 2006
Time: 8:23PM

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Comments

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Who cares villa got the job done, utv!!
samtozer
05/11/2006 20:57:00
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UTV indeed !!!! Up to 6th . Im loving life at hte moment . Long live Aston Martin
atkinson villa
05/11/2006 21:19:00
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stay around the top 10 into the January transfer window and Europe could just be on the cards for us, this is like dreamland at the moment after the last few years!
The Fear
05/11/2006 21:35:00
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good good if we get into europe then it means us Villa fans can get out of this country more often
Christo
05/11/2006 22:17:00
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Jon do you reckon we might actualy get some blo*dy supporters turning up then?
steff_the_villan
06/11/2006 11:05:00
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disappointing wasn't it? I must admit and I've said it before, I thought we'd be getting at least 36 000 to every match. Longbridge closing can't account for it surely? I know it has had a massive impact on the city, but ........?
The Fear
06/11/2006 12:20:00
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Christo ........ get Villa fans out of the country more often??????? Thousands can't even be arsed to get out of their armchair! Yesterays attendance was a 1000 down on the same fixture last season. In simple terms we are not as well supported as we would like to believe. Although there are exceptions, money is not issue IMHO. If we are in Europe next season, and have decent cup runs I am sure fans will find the money to come to those extra games. It looks as if the Ellis years have done considerably more damage than anticipated. UTV
voiceoftheholte
06/11/2006 13:41:00
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Hughes is always moaning and whinging about something...
ernshaw
06/11/2006 14:13:00
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Rovers were comprehensively beaten, Hughes can have no complaints. Handball (at either end) or not, 2-0 was a reasonably fair relection of a game that saw Rovers merely making up the numbers.
glensider
06/11/2006 18:25:00
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We're getting the breaks regarding the awarding or not of spot kicks. Hope we dont pay for this as the season progresses.
glensider
19/03/2007 01:32:00
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