Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

LUFC Both managers critical of referee

LUFC Both managers critical of referee

Both bosses were critical of the performance of referee David Webb after Leeds and Portsmouth shared six goals at Elland Road on Tuesday.

Grayson was particularly annoyed when Webb waved away what looked a clear Leeds penalty after McCormack was brought down by Sonko.

Speaking in the YEP, Grayson said, 'It was a big decision. I asked the referee why he didn't think it was a penalty and he said that he just didn't think it was a foul. His linesman was 15 yards away and right in front of it.

'I thought he (Webb) was very average for both teams. McCormack had a stonewall penalty turned down. Our fans are knowledgeable and they wouldn't give the referee the stick he got coming off the field for no reason. I'm not going to say how good or bad the referee was. I'll just say I thought our fans were right.'

Even Portsmouth boss Steve Cotterill admitted he thought it was a foul by Sonko on McCormack but wasn`t sure whether it was inside the penalty area or not.

Cotterill also felt that his side didn`t get the decisions in the first half and questioned the appointment of Webb who is only in his third year on the national list.

The Portsmouth boss also commented in the YEP, when he said, 'I don't know the referee's experience and I haven't seen him before but when you've got big games like this today...I'll bet you there was a more experienced referee refereeing in front of 10,000 people somewhere.

'Good luck to him but do you think this is this the right game to give him? I personally don't. But we deserved to come out of it with at least a draw.'

Webb also disallowed what looked a perfectly good Ross McCormack goal for a foul on the keeper as the Leeds fans became more and more frustrated as the afternoon wore on.


Vital Leeds United is a fast growing Leeds United fan site, with the sole aim of becoming the #1 unofficial website for Leeds United fans everywhere.

The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum and regularly looks at the clubs past. Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!


With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital leeds .



Bookmark and Share



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

Writer:Dazza71
Date:Wednesday December 29 2010
Time: 1:46PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds United Articles

LUFC On This Day - October 17th: Happy Birthday Leeds United

A look back at what has happened on October 17th in the history of Leeds United.

Leeds Could Soon Be Boosted By The Return Of Injured Striker

Leeds United could soon be boosted by the return of striker Caleb Ekuban from injury.

LUFC Brentford (A) - Ticket Information

Leeds United have released ticket information for the trip to Brentford in the SkyBet Championship next month

LUFC On This Day - October 16th

A look back at what has happened on October 16th in the history of Leeds United

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where is Leeds biggest problem?
Suggested By:
Goal3%
Defence17%
Midfield57%
Attack23%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza7158
2.Tiny T42
3.DurhamWhite29
4.deslondon22
5.King Billy20
6.erni15
7.Salazzar13
8.Oyper12
9.bago9
10.SimonTVW9
The Vital Football Members League