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McLeish Not Happy With Clattenburg

McLeish Not Happy With Clattenburg

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish left Ewood Park very unhappy with referee Mark Clattenburg after he allowed Blackburn`s second goal to stand in last night`s 2-1 defeat.

David Dunn did the damage to Blues, he opened the scoring early on in the game, but James McFadden pulled the two sides level with a fantastic free kick after some Blues pressure in the second half.

But Dunn got the winner when he headed home El-Hadji Diouf's corner, and McLeish insists that the goal should not have stood.

'He scored the two goals and there is no doubt that Dunn is a good player,' McLeish said.

'But they were gifts in my opinion and I also thought they had a helping hand in the decision which led to the corner.

'It was a clear foul on Roger Johnson (before the ball went out) - it would have been a foul anywhere in Europe or international football, because Samba is climbing all over the top of Roger.

'And I've just been told that the ball was just outside the 'D' (quadrant, when the corner was taken), so it's a shame these things weren't spotted. They should be spotted by professionals of that calibre.'


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Writer:Foxxy
Date:Thursday March 25 2010
Time: 12:59PM

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i dont mind a boss talking about how a referee hindered their team from getting a certain result from a game - when it's validated. Yesterday it seemed that mr. clattenburg did everything in his power to to make the result went to birmingham. Every call went against rovers, and ferguson should have been sent off. The free kick that you scored off was questionably even a foul at all.
texasrover
25/03/2010 13:19:00
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A) Johnson was not hindered in the slightest. Don't see what AM is talking about. B) Whether the corner is slightly out of the D or not, other teams do it all the time and get away with it... C) McFadden's goal from the freekick should never have happened in the first place. Pedersen never fouled in the first place to give away the freekick D) Dunn's disallowed goal at 1-0 was a joke. Salgado never fouled Bowyer. Bowyer dived sideways to make it look like he'd been fouled. So it should have been 2-0 E) Feguson's kick out at Dunn at the end of the match was disgraceful enough, but the cowardly smile he had on his face afterward was horrible. He should have been sent off, and Brum should have finished with 10 men! F) Dunn's booking for his celebration for scoring the second goal was a joke. He went to the side, hugged 4 Rovers fans without even jumping over the advertising hordings and got booked for it. Can't show passion in football these days can you, or you might get booked. Find it ironic that Dunn got booked for celebrating a goal where as near enough GBH from Ferguson goes unpunished!
Tombo1984
25/03/2010 13:40:00
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kidding me arent ya? how bout the hand ball which we got the corner that we scored from? how bout roberts being pulled down in the box, how bout the soft free kick which you scared from? ease up McCleish ease up
sasman
25/03/2010 14:20:00
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Dunn should had scored a hat trick, but was wrongly ruled out by the ref and Rovers could won by far bigger margin here.
metalrover
26/03/2010 01:27:00
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