UK time is: 14:26:16
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

McDermott hails honest officials

Reading manager Brian McDermott has praised last weeks officials against Blackpool, after Mr Brown and his officials admitted their crucial mistake in the 1-0 loss.

With the scores at 0-0 during the game, Welsh striker Simon Church scored but was adjudged offside by the linesman, when replays seemed to show he was several yards onside.

McDermott told the official RFC site: ''Nigel had a really good conversation with him, the ref rang him on Sunday morning and there's a lot to be said for that. The referee held his hands up and said he and his linesman got it wrong, that's a good thing and you've got to give him credit for that.'

'There should be more transparency as far as refs are concerned. I certainly move on more quickly because of it, I rang the main guy for the referees and said he did that, he deserves a lot of credit.'


The official for today's game against West Ham will be Mr Neil Swarbrick and the Preston-born referee is on the Select List of referees that officiate in the Premier League.

The last game he took charge of the Royals was our 5-2 win over Middlesbrough last season thanks to a brace from Ian Harte. He also gave a penalty to the visitors after Mills fouled Lita, which is hardly surprising.

Join The Vital Debate




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: Josh  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 10 2011

Time: 1:00PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Reading Articles

The Opposition View - Norwich (Friday November 28 2014)

Team news: Norwich vs Reading (Thursday November 27 2014)

Gaffer joins Twitter! (Thursday November 27 2014)

Pearce red appeal rejected (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Reading to appeal red card (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Under 21s victorious in cup (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Gunter backs the manager (Monday November 24 2014)

Adkins slams poor away form (Saturday November 22 2014)

Stats: Cardiff v Reading (Saturday November 22 2014)

Archived Reading Articles

List All Vital Reading Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 2 - 1 Reading
Reading 0 - 1 Charlton
Reading 3 - 0 Rotherham
Blackburn 3 - 1 Reading
Reading 3 - 0 Blackpool
Bournemouth 3 - 0 Reading

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Cardiff 18 7 5 6 1 26
13. Sheff Wed 18 4 10 4 -2 22
14. Huddersfield 18 5 6 7 -6 21
15. Reading 18 6 3 9 -6 21
16. Leeds Utd 18 5 5 8 -5 20
17. Fulham 18 5 4 9 -5 19
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19

Breaking League News

The Season So Far
Wolves : 28/11/2014 14:07:00
The Inside Story Of The AGM (Part 2)
Norwich : 28/11/2014 12:00:00
12th Man - Rousing Support Lifts Everyone
Wigan : 28/11/2014 10:43:00
Did Toney fail Wolves medicial?
Wolves : 28/11/2014 10:02:00
The Opposition View - Norwich
Reading : 28/11/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Prediction for the Cardiff game?
Suggested By:  Josh
Win 29%
Draw 14%
Loss 57%