Vital Football

Latest Reading FC News

McDermott fuming with refereeing decisions

McDermott fuming with refereeing decisions

Reading boss Brian McDermott has slated the officials for allowing Gareth Barry's winning goal to stand in his side's game with Manchester City.

The Royals put in an extremely effective play against the Premier League champions and restricted them to very few clear-cut opportunities at the Eithad Stadium. However, Gareth Barry scored the winner in injury time, despite appearing to impede Nicky Shorey. Referee Mike Dean also denied Reading a penalty in the match, when Jay Tabb was blocked off by Rekik.

Speaking to the Official Reading FC website, McDermott said: 'It is just plain wrong and poor. I spoke to the referee and he said Barry hung in the air. Well you can hang in the air all day if you're on someone's back. I simply cannot get my head around why that is not given as a foul, it's ridiculous. He's a referee with a real experience.'

'I put no blame to Nicky, what can he do? When someone is on your back, how can you get off the ground? It's a massive error from the referee, it's a joke. It was also a certain penalty on Jay Tabb earlier on in the game, I've seen it back and he's knocked him out of the way. He didn't look at the ball and he didn't play the ball, it's a penalty.'


It isn't the first time this season that we have been on the end of the wrong refereeing decision and like pundit Charlie Nicholas said, had we have been at home, it may have gone our way. Nonetheless, we can't be making excuses. We can take massive heart from this game and as McDermott says, move onto the next one against Swansea on Boxing Day.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Josh
Date:Sunday December 23 2012
Time: 11:00AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Khan to Fight in the UK

Login to post a comment

Recent Reading Articles

2016/17 Summer Transfer Deadline Tomorrow

The 2016/17 summer transfer window closes tomorrow - Wednesday August 31.

Asamoah Gyan set for shock switch

Gyan

Reading finally get an away win

A win in Wales

2016/17 Transfer Deadline - A Few Days Remain

Well it's almost that time of the year again, only a final few days to go before the closure of the summer transfer window for 2016/17, and with the international break...

Archived Vital Reading Articles

Vital Reading articles from

Site Journalists

thurlow97
Editor email
Profile
Josh
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

What Striker do you want to see here?
Suggested By:
Dom Solanke10%
Lewis Grabban8%
Jamie Mackie10%
Carlton Cole 7%
Nahki Wells65%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 5 4 1 0 13 4
2 Fulham 5 3 2 0 11 3
3 Barnsley 5 3 0 2 9 4
4 Newcastle 5 3 0 2 9 4
5 Q.P.R. 5 3 0 2 9 3
6 Bristol City 5 3 0 2 9 2
7 Forest 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Brighton 5 2 2 1 8 4
9 Wolves 5 2 2 1 8 3
10 Birmingham 5 2 2 1 8 2
11 Ipswich 5 2 2 1 8 1
12 Norwich 5 2 2 1 8 1
13 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
14 Brentford 5 2 1 2 7 1
15 Reading 5 2 1 2 7 -3
16 Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 5 0
17 Cardiff 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
19 Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 5 -3
20 Wigan 5 1 1 3 4 0
21 Leeds Utd 5 1 1 3 4 -4
22 Rotherham 5 1 1 3 4 -9
23 Preston 5 1 0 4 3 -2
24 Blackburn 5 0 1 4 1 -8
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Reading Results (view all)