Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

No blame for the ref insists McLeish

No blame for the ref insists McLeish

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has insisted that the referee was not to blame for Blues getting nothing from the game with Coventry last night.

Coventry won for the first time in 23 years at St Andrews and the winning goal came from old boy Clinton Morrison.

But as the game came to an end, it looked as if Coventry had finally buckled under Blues pressure when Franck Queudrue's shot seemed to have crossed the line.

But the referee Anthony Bates and his assistants were unable to say for certain that the ball had gone over the line and no goal was given.

McLeish said, 'If they haven't seen it, they can't make it up. That would be a terrible decision. Even the television guys said it was inconclusive.

"These things happen in football. We have to take it on the chin and move on.'



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

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Tuesday November 4 2008
Time: 12:13PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Blog: Baku Preview

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Opinion: Barnsley defender the man for Blues

Luke Turner thinks Marc Roberts may well just be the right man for Blues...

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

John Terry was not the be all and end all

Rob Wildey gives his thoughts on the John Terry saga

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Blues appoint Harry Redknapp permanently?
Suggested By: Vital Blues staff
Yes89%
No11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.WayCoolBlue33
2.Ohio29
3.David Village24
4.gazal13
5.cropped11
6.BCFC4EVER4
7.LukeTurner2
8.WhoRya2
9.Matthew Elliott11
10.Sausage n egg1
The Vital Football Members League