Beppe Sannino on referee's decisions, Mathias Ranegie's red card and his substitutions against Doncaster Rovers

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Beppe Sannino refused to discuss the unbelievable penalty decision during last night’s game with Doncaster Rovers but he did criticise Watford striker Mathias Ranegie following his red card.

Ranegie was sent off in the 19th minute when he kicked out at James Husband after the Doncaster left back pushed him in the face as the pair got up.

Rovers subsequently gained control for a period and went on to open the scoring five minutes later through a well-worked goal by Chris Brown.

The momentum should have shifted again shortly before half-time when Troy Deeney was pulled down by goalkeeper Sam Johnstone when a goal appeared inevitable. However, referee Chris Sarginson somehow failed to give the penalty and send off Johnstone.

Watford equalised through Ikechi Anya in the second half but Donny laid siege to the Hornets’ goal in the final 20 minutes and scored the winner in the third minute of injury-time through Billy Sharp.

Sannino has stated since his arrival that he doesn’t like to comment on referees’ performances and said: “I always say that I don’t like to talk about the referees and I won’t do that this evening. When the referee takes a decision then we have to respect it. I would like to talk about the game and not the referee.”

“I want to speak about the game; a game when we played ten versus 11 for 70 minutes,” Sannino added when asked again about the penalty decision.

“Maybe it [the result] was a little bit harsh.”

Watford were defensively disorganised in the final quarter and Doncaster had several glorious chances to win the contest before Sharp’s late goal.

Sannino said: “In the last 20 minutes you can expect a team who is playing 11 versus ten at home and need to win to survive to push on more.

“Don’t forget we were also ten versus 11 for a large part of the game.

“So this is why you saw more Doncaster efforts in the final 20 minutes than Watford. But I would like to see more experience on the pitch in the last 30 seconds of the game.”

With Sannino alluding to fatigue being a factor, he was asked whether he regretted not making more substitutions earlier; he brought on Fernando Forestieri around the hour mark but then only made one additional replacement and that came in the 88th minute, with wing back Davide Faraoni coming on for centre midfielder Cristian Battocchio.

Watford’s bench also included goalkeeper Gary Woods, three centre backs and only one centre midfielder, Lewis McGugan.

Sannino replied: “Battocchio was affected by cramp so I made that change, with Faraoni coming on. I chose Faraoni because I didn’t have the same kind of player as Battocchio on the bench.

“I don’t think I have to give too much of an explanation about the substitutions.”

Despite having ten men for 70 minutes, Watford were equal to Doncaster for most of the match, excluding the final quarter.

Sannino added: “I am proud of the effort of my lads but we still go back to Watford with no points. I am still disappointed about that.”

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12:04pm Wed 12 Mar 14

MJ1 says...

A season that started with so much expectation and promise is already over. Mid table mediocrity beckons. Mind you we;'d have taken that a few weeks ago. Good for Sannino not blaming our defeat on the ref. If we cant beat a team like Doncaster emphatically we should not clutch at staws; its down to the players. But please dont use the 'fatigue' excuuse again, These are athletes at the peak of their fitness. Or is there something lost in translation?
A season that started with so much expectation and promise is already over. Mid table mediocrity beckons. Mind you we;'d have taken that a few weeks ago. Good for Sannino not blaming our defeat on the ref. If we cant beat a team like Doncaster emphatically we should not clutch at staws; its down to the players. But please dont use the 'fatigue' excuuse again, These are athletes at the peak of their fitness. Or is there something lost in translation? MJ1
  • Score: -3

12:18pm Wed 12 Mar 14

bigthunder says...

while accepting probably not going to change anything as such find it disturbing that over the last two seasons the decisions we have had against us under "nice guy Zola" and non speaking english sanninio have been appalling but as a club we seem to just roll over and accept everything

would malkay and dyche have just said nothing, no chance and many more streetwise mangers too , last nights non penalty decision was up their with one of the worst ever against us and when you think the penalty decision given against us in play off semi by Oliver last season and compare the two yet we seem to just accept it i suppose what do we expect , i am afriad if you cant beat them join them in my book and make it crystal clear our feelings on these disgraceful decisons and maybe just maybe things will even up because i do not see many key decisions going our way in last few years , refs do not feel under pressure from us
while accepting probably not going to change anything as such find it disturbing that over the last two seasons the decisions we have had against us under "nice guy Zola" and non speaking english sanninio have been appalling but as a club we seem to just roll over and accept everything would malkay and dyche have just said nothing, no chance and many more streetwise mangers too , last nights non penalty decision was up their with one of the worst ever against us and when you think the penalty decision given against us in play off semi by Oliver last season and compare the two yet we seem to just accept it i suppose what do we expect , i am afriad if you cant beat them join them in my book and make it crystal clear our feelings on these disgraceful decisons and maybe just maybe things will even up because i do not see many key decisions going our way in last few years , refs do not feel under pressure from us bigthunder
  • Score: 17

12:33pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Travelling Hornet says...

bigthunder wrote:
while accepting probably not going to change anything as such find it disturbing that over the last two seasons the decisions we have had against us under "nice guy Zola" and non speaking english sanninio have been appalling but as a club we seem to just roll over and accept everything would malkay and dyche have just said nothing, no chance and many more streetwise mangers too , last nights non penalty decision was up their with one of the worst ever against us and when you think the penalty decision given against us in play off semi by Oliver last season and compare the two yet we seem to just accept it i suppose what do we expect , i am afriad if you cant beat them join them in my book and make it crystal clear our feelings on these disgraceful decisons and maybe just maybe things will even up because i do not see many key decisions going our way in last few years , refs do not feel under pressure from us
Just to remind you we had a dubious penalty (challenge was outside of the box) against Doncaster which we scored in the last minute earlier in the season.
[quote][p][bold]bigthunder[/bold] wrote: while accepting probably not going to change anything as such find it disturbing that over the last two seasons the decisions we have had against us under "nice guy Zola" and non speaking english sanninio have been appalling but as a club we seem to just roll over and accept everything would malkay and dyche have just said nothing, no chance and many more streetwise mangers too , last nights non penalty decision was up their with one of the worst ever against us and when you think the penalty decision given against us in play off semi by Oliver last season and compare the two yet we seem to just accept it i suppose what do we expect , i am afriad if you cant beat them join them in my book and make it crystal clear our feelings on these disgraceful decisons and maybe just maybe things will even up because i do not see many key decisions going our way in last few years , refs do not feel under pressure from us[/p][/quote]Just to remind you we had a dubious penalty (challenge was outside of the box) against Doncaster which we scored in the last minute earlier in the season. Travelling Hornet
  • Score: 7

12:40pm Wed 12 Mar 14

justahornetfan says...

I have to agree about the players being athletes who should have a high level of fitness. From my early teens to about age 20 me and my mates played every Sunday on a full size pitch in 5, 6 , or 7 a side games for 3 hours non stop and our fitness really showed when we got the occasional friendly against a local sunday side playing 11 a side against older more physically mature players. We'd still be running at the end of ninety minutes and usually got a draw to boot. I even put 8 out of 10 penalties past Watfords reserve keeper Sherwood in about 73 or 74 in a half time W.O. competition (Birmingham City home) with one hitting the crossbar and away and one coming down off the crossbar onto the line and adjudged to have not crossed the line. I got 5 quid for 8 goals in front of a 16,000 or 17,000 crowd at the Vicarage Road end and Sherwood went on to play in the 84 Cup final if my memory is correct. Fitness should not be an issue over 90 minutes or even 120, mind you I couldn't juggle a ball or keep heading it to keep it in the air like modern players can.
I have to agree about the players being athletes who should have a high level of fitness. From my early teens to about age 20 me and my mates played every Sunday on a full size pitch in 5, 6 , or 7 a side games for 3 hours non stop and our fitness really showed when we got the occasional friendly against a local sunday side playing 11 a side against older more physically mature players. We'd still be running at the end of ninety minutes and usually got a draw to boot. I even put 8 out of 10 penalties past Watfords reserve keeper Sherwood in about 73 or 74 in a half time W.O. competition (Birmingham City home) with one hitting the crossbar and away and one coming down off the crossbar onto the line and adjudged to have not crossed the line. I got 5 quid for 8 goals in front of a 16,000 or 17,000 crowd at the Vicarage Road end and Sherwood went on to play in the 84 Cup final if my memory is correct. Fitness should not be an issue over 90 minutes or even 120, mind you I couldn't juggle a ball or keep heading it to keep it in the air like modern players can. justahornetfan
  • Score: -4

1:19pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Wimbledonhorn says...

I personally think our season is over after that result. Very disppointing. The pozzos need a thorough review of their future strategy. I'm sure they are reflecting heavily over the success of the manager they sacked when they took over.....
I personally think our season is over after that result. Very disppointing. The pozzos need a thorough review of their future strategy. I'm sure they are reflecting heavily over the success of the manager they sacked when they took over..... Wimbledonhorn
  • Score: 9

1:27pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bush Hornet says...

I respect Sannino's integrity in not moaning about the ref. Some managers moan about decisions all the time and it just ends up meaning nothing. It is a hollow noise when Pardew and others whinge after virtually every game. And Malky used to blame the ref every time we lost. Although I'm not a fan of Beppe's brand of football - so far - I'm impressed that he can stick to his principles and take responsibility for what is within his remit. Let others assess the ref's performance because complaining about it now doesn't give us 3 pts or help Ranegie sort his issues out.
I respect Sannino's integrity in not moaning about the ref. Some managers moan about decisions all the time and it just ends up meaning nothing. It is a hollow noise when Pardew and others whinge after virtually every game. And Malky used to blame the ref every time we lost. Although I'm not a fan of Beppe's brand of football - so far - I'm impressed that he can stick to his principles and take responsibility for what is within his remit. Let others assess the ref's performance because complaining about it now doesn't give us 3 pts or help Ranegie sort his issues out. Bush Hornet
  • Score: 12

1:59pm Wed 12 Mar 14

bristol hornet says...

Oh for a good old British manager who is willing to speak out against poor refereeing decisions, and to call a spade a spade!

Oh, also, for someone who can speak English! How long has he been here now and he still does not know when to wave to the Rookery when they chant his name!

Oh for someone like Dyche, Malky or Brenda. How do we lose such fantastic British talent and end up with poor foreign "puppets" from the Pozzos?
Oh for a good old British manager who is willing to speak out against poor refereeing decisions, and to call a spade a spade! Oh, also, for someone who can speak English! How long has he been here now and he still does not know when to wave to the Rookery when they chant his name! Oh for someone like Dyche, Malky or Brenda. How do we lose such fantastic British talent and end up with poor foreign "puppets" from the Pozzos? bristol hornet
  • Score: -21

2:11pm Wed 12 Mar 14

buck-stops says...

I totally get the point about fatigue. It's plausible. It's maths with a bit of physics thrown in. To maintain parity the 2 teams need to expend the same levels of energy. If one team has 1 less player than the other team, then their 10 players by default will expend more energy per individual and therefore have less to work with than a team operating with 11 players. Broadly, the difference will amount to 9% for the duration of the time that they have a numerical disadvantage.
I totally get the point about fatigue. It's plausible. It's maths with a bit of physics thrown in. To maintain parity the 2 teams need to expend the same levels of energy. If one team has 1 less player than the other team, then their 10 players by default will expend more energy per individual and therefore have less to work with than a team operating with 11 players. Broadly, the difference will amount to 9% for the duration of the time that they have a numerical disadvantage. buck-stops
  • Score: 4

2:47pm Wed 12 Mar 14

neilhorn says...

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=LRihkwyi
OUc

For those of you that haven't seen the penalty and red card for their keeper. I'm sorry but the ref has to explain that, he can't just be allowed to walk away from it.
https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=LRihkwyi OUc For those of you that haven't seen the penalty and red card for their keeper. I'm sorry but the ref has to explain that, he can't just be allowed to walk away from it. neilhorn
  • Score: 11

2:57pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Sahorn says...

I respect Sannino not wanting to talk about the ref's decisions or substitutions.

BUT

It was 10 against 12 by the sounds of it, and if we say nothing about referees who think they are officiating a rugby match, we are seen as a soft touch and will get more if the same diabolical decisions.

And a team who's tiring players who have given their all would appreciate a bit of help with fresh legs!
Don't understand Sannino's decision not to use all subs (same as at Yeovil)....doesn't make sense to me but what do I know .....

And players who react like petulant kids and affect the team by being sent off should be fined. That sending off could cost us the playoffs (...I doubt it!)......
I respect Sannino not wanting to talk about the ref's decisions or substitutions. BUT It was 10 against 12 by the sounds of it, and if we say nothing about referees who think they are officiating a rugby match, we are seen as a soft touch and will get more if the same diabolical decisions. And a team who's tiring players who have given their all would appreciate a bit of help with fresh legs! Don't understand Sannino's decision not to use all subs (same as at Yeovil)....doesn't make sense to me but what do I know ..... And players who react like petulant kids and affect the team by being sent off should be fined. That sending off could cost us the playoffs (...I doubt it!)...... Sahorn
  • Score: 2

3:36pm Wed 12 Mar 14

neilhorn says...

Dear Ranegie

The next time a defender treads on your hand on purpose, follow these steps:
1. Get up, and tell him' That's gonna cost you'
2.Play the rest of the game even harder than you would have, do anything you can to beat his team and hurt him that way.
3. If by the 90th minute we aren't winning, you have my permission to leave one on him when the ref isn't looking.
Dear Ranegie The next time a defender treads on your hand on purpose, follow these steps: 1. Get up, and tell him' That's gonna cost you' 2.Play the rest of the game even harder than you would have, do anything you can to beat his team and hurt him that way. 3. If by the 90th minute we aren't winning, you have my permission to leave one on him when the ref isn't looking. neilhorn
  • Score: 9

4:36pm Wed 12 Mar 14

1987Hornet says...

Am I the only who thinks that not sending off the Doncaster player who pushed Ranegie in the face is worse than missing the goalkeeper hauling Deeney over? The majority of off the ball incidents are because someone has raised their hands/arm into the face of another player! How has Ranegie been sent off for what looked like nothing more than a tickle on the shin pad when the Doncaster player has physically pushed him in the face? Before people lambast me for condoning the kick out, I think its completely stupid but dont see why Ranegie was the only one punished with a red card.

The penalty incident - clearly its an awful miss by the referee but I can pontential see how he hasnt given it as the keeper 'gets his leg over' Deeney, so when he tries to stand up it disguises him hauling Deeney over with his arms as some kind of tangling of the players. Absolutely infuriating game by the sound/look of it. Doncaster had plenty of chances but the fact they could only beat us with a last gasp goal with an extra man (or 2) for 74 minutes (inc. stoppage time) shows how poor they are.

We may only finish just outside the playoffs this season but look at how we are progressing as a club. We have a brand new East Stand coming, secure financial future, great playing squad (that clearly needs some fitness work) and have become a force in the Championship. These are exciting times for Watford fans. YOU ORNS!
Am I the only who thinks that not sending off the Doncaster player who pushed Ranegie in the face is worse than missing the goalkeeper hauling Deeney over? The majority of off the ball incidents are because someone has raised their hands/arm into the face of another player! How has Ranegie been sent off for what looked like nothing more than a tickle on the shin pad when the Doncaster player has physically pushed him in the face? Before people lambast me for condoning the kick out, I think its completely stupid but dont see why Ranegie was the only one punished with a red card. The penalty incident - clearly its an awful miss by the referee but I can pontential see how he hasnt given it as the keeper 'gets his leg over' Deeney, so when he tries to stand up it disguises him hauling Deeney over with his arms as some kind of tangling of the players. Absolutely infuriating game by the sound/look of it. Doncaster had plenty of chances but the fact they could only beat us with a last gasp goal with an extra man (or 2) for 74 minutes (inc. stoppage time) shows how poor they are. We may only finish just outside the playoffs this season but look at how we are progressing as a club. We have a brand new East Stand coming, secure financial future, great playing squad (that clearly needs some fitness work) and have become a force in the Championship. These are exciting times for Watford fans. YOU ORNS! 1987Hornet
  • Score: 9

4:44pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Hornankey says...

It's wrong to blame the lack of success (not failure) of a season on one incident last night. The performances through the season have produced our position in the table - it is where we deserve to be. We have a collection of very talented but under-achieving individuals - to mis-quote a metaphor "the sum of the parts is greater than the whole" (e.g.compare with Burnley's limited squad). Much is due to the bizarre player recruitment and rotation policy. It has been the most haphazard resource planning I can recall in my many years of following this great club; one panic after another!.
I agree with earlier comments. The fat lady sang last night; this season is over. Now is the time to plan for next season. Work with the players who will still be with us. Blood some youngsters; don't rush back our injured players, get them fully fit. Determine where we have gaps. Have potential candidates, wherever they are, watched throughout the remainder of the season so we have excellent intelligence on them. Let's start to plan now for a much more successful 2014-15.
It's wrong to blame the lack of success (not failure) of a season on one incident last night. The performances through the season have produced our position in the table - it is where we deserve to be. We have a collection of very talented but under-achieving individuals - to mis-quote a metaphor "the sum of the parts is greater than the whole" (e.g.compare with Burnley's limited squad). Much is due to the bizarre player recruitment and rotation policy. It has been the most haphazard resource planning I can recall in my many years of following this great club; one panic after another!. I agree with earlier comments. The fat lady sang last night; this season is over. Now is the time to plan for next season. Work with the players who will still be with us. Blood some youngsters; don't rush back our injured players, get them fully fit. Determine where we have gaps. Have potential candidates, wherever they are, watched throughout the remainder of the season so we have excellent intelligence on them. Let's start to plan now for a much more successful 2014-15. Hornankey
  • Score: 17

5:12pm Wed 12 Mar 14

SuperHorn says...

neilhorn wrote:
https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=LRihkwyi

OUc

For those of you that haven't seen the penalty and red card for their keeper. I'm sorry but the ref has to explain that, he can't just be allowed to walk away from it.
I don't know how he actually did miss it. It was a CLEAR penalty and he had a clear view. If a penalty and then inevitable red had been given, we would almost definitely have won the game
[quote][p][bold]neilhorn[/bold] wrote: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=LRihkwyi OUc For those of you that haven't seen the penalty and red card for their keeper. I'm sorry but the ref has to explain that, he can't just be allowed to walk away from it.[/p][/quote]I don't know how he actually did miss it. It was a CLEAR penalty and he had a clear view. If a penalty and then inevitable red had been given, we would almost definitely have won the game SuperHorn
  • Score: 1

5:53pm Wed 12 Mar 14

kojak17 says...

I pride myself of being an ardent Watford supporter for a lfe time, and never like or enjoy critisising our players of manager. But I am just fed up with this new non english speaking manager who hasnt got a clue about the championship, the players in it, and the culture of the English game. How can he not confront the referee about that blatant penalty descision last night.. Surely if he respects the fans who would have done that on our behalf. We may still have lost but thats not my point. I do not like Sannino and the sooner the Pozzos realise that they need to appoint an experienced English manager things will stay just as they are. I have lost count how many times we give away goals at the end of matches and we continue to play with a back three just like Zola. I am so cheesed off . Loads will disagree with me but thats how I feel
I pride myself of being an ardent Watford supporter for a lfe time, and never like or enjoy critisising our players of manager. But I am just fed up with this new non english speaking manager who hasnt got a clue about the championship, the players in it, and the culture of the English game. How can he not confront the referee about that blatant penalty descision last night.. Surely if he respects the fans who would have done that on our behalf. We may still have lost but thats not my point. I do not like Sannino and the sooner the Pozzos realise that they need to appoint an experienced English manager things will stay just as they are. I have lost count how many times we give away goals at the end of matches and we continue to play with a back three just like Zola. I am so cheesed off . Loads will disagree with me but thats how I feel kojak17
  • Score: 1

7:28pm Wed 12 Mar 14

VOReason says...

Ranegie petulant and deserved his card but their left back deserved similar for stamping on ranegie's hand, putting his hands in ranegie's face then instructing the ref to send him off followed by his hand gestures afterwards.

Add that to the penalty and it equals awful refereeing!!!
Ranegie petulant and deserved his card but their left back deserved similar for stamping on ranegie's hand, putting his hands in ranegie's face then instructing the ref to send him off followed by his hand gestures afterwards. Add that to the penalty and it equals awful refereeing!!! VOReason
  • Score: 8

8:54am Thu 13 Mar 14

Harry's Bar says...

VOReason wrote:
Ranegie petulant and deserved his card but their left back deserved similar for stamping on ranegie's hand, putting his hands in ranegie's face then instructing the ref to send him off followed by his hand gestures afterwards.

Add that to the penalty and it equals awful refereeing!!!
That defender behaved terribly. He fouls Ranegie, stamps on his hand, then screams for a red card when hardly touched.

Unfortunately Bond has made another schoolboy error at the end. If you can't hold on to the ball you've got to push it away to the side.
[quote][p][bold]VOReason[/bold] wrote: Ranegie petulant and deserved his card but their left back deserved similar for stamping on ranegie's hand, putting his hands in ranegie's face then instructing the ref to send him off followed by his hand gestures afterwards. Add that to the penalty and it equals awful refereeing!!![/p][/quote]That defender behaved terribly. He fouls Ranegie, stamps on his hand, then screams for a red card when hardly touched. Unfortunately Bond has made another schoolboy error at the end. If you can't hold on to the ball you've got to push it away to the side. Harry's Bar
  • Score: 2

11:31am Thu 13 Mar 14

SJM...laugh at luton says...

Watford fc are CHEATED by BENT referees weeek in week out...

Yoville away cheated
Doncaster away cheated
Reading away cheated
Bournemouth away cheated
Brighton away cheated goal over line
Ipswich away cheated penalty

Plus a few at home and away that I forgot about,it's becoming a joke.
Watford fc are CHEATED by BENT referees weeek in week out... Yoville away cheated Doncaster away cheated Reading away cheated Bournemouth away cheated Brighton away cheated goal over line Ipswich away cheated penalty Plus a few at home and away that I forgot about,it's becoming a joke. SJM...laugh at luton
  • Score: 3

11:55am Thu 13 Mar 14

bristol hornet says...

kojak17 wrote:
I pride myself of being an ardent Watford supporter for a lfe time, and never like or enjoy critisising our players of manager. But I am just fed up with this new non english speaking manager who hasnt got a clue about the championship, the players in it, and the culture of the English game. How can he not confront the referee about that blatant penalty descision last night.. Surely if he respects the fans who would have done that on our behalf. We may still have lost but thats not my point. I do not like Sannino and the sooner the Pozzos realise that they need to appoint an experienced English manager things will stay just as they are. I have lost count how many times we give away goals at the end of matches and we continue to play with a back three just like Zola. I am so cheesed off . Loads will disagree with me but thats how I feel
Well said matey, I have just given you a positive vote.

However I received a minus 17 for saying this, which is not dis-simioar to your thoughts:

Oh for a good old British manager who is willing to speak out against poor refereeing decisions, and to call a spade a spade!

Oh, also, for someone who can speak English! How long has he been here now and he still does not know when to wave to the Rookery when they chant his name!

Oh for someone like Dyche, Malky or Brenda.
[quote][p][bold]kojak17[/bold] wrote: I pride myself of being an ardent Watford supporter for a lfe time, and never like or enjoy critisising our players of manager. But I am just fed up with this new non english speaking manager who hasnt got a clue about the championship, the players in it, and the culture of the English game. How can he not confront the referee about that blatant penalty descision last night.. Surely if he respects the fans who would have done that on our behalf. We may still have lost but thats not my point. I do not like Sannino and the sooner the Pozzos realise that they need to appoint an experienced English manager things will stay just as they are. I have lost count how many times we give away goals at the end of matches and we continue to play with a back three just like Zola. I am so cheesed off . Loads will disagree with me but thats how I feel[/p][/quote]Well said matey, I have just given you a positive vote. However I received a minus 17 for saying this, which is not dis-simioar to your thoughts: Oh for a good old British manager who is willing to speak out against poor refereeing decisions, and to call a spade a spade! Oh, also, for someone who can speak English! How long has he been here now and he still does not know when to wave to the Rookery when they chant his name! Oh for someone like Dyche, Malky or Brenda. bristol hornet
  • Score: 0

12:16pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Sahorn says...

bristol hornet wrote:
kojak17 wrote:
I pride myself of being an ardent Watford supporter for a lfe time, and never like or enjoy critisising our players of manager. But I am just fed up with this new non english speaking manager who hasnt got a clue about the championship, the players in it, and the culture of the English game. How can he not confront the referee about that blatant penalty descision last night.. Surely if he respects the fans who would have done that on our behalf. We may still have lost but thats not my point. I do not like Sannino and the sooner the Pozzos realise that they need to appoint an experienced English manager things will stay just as they are. I have lost count how many times we give away goals at the end of matches and we continue to play with a back three just like Zola. I am so cheesed off . Loads will disagree with me but thats how I feel
Well said matey, I have just given you a positive vote.

However I received a minus 17 for saying this, which is not dis-simioar to your thoughts:

Oh for a good old British manager who is willing to speak out against poor refereeing decisions, and to call a spade a spade!

Oh, also, for someone who can speak English! How long has he been here now and he still does not know when to wave to the Rookery when they chant his name!

Oh for someone like Dyche, Malky or Brenda.
It's the way you tell 'em!
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kojak17[/bold] wrote: I pride myself of being an ardent Watford supporter for a lfe time, and never like or enjoy critisising our players of manager. But I am just fed up with this new non english speaking manager who hasnt got a clue about the championship, the players in it, and the culture of the English game. How can he not confront the referee about that blatant penalty descision last night.. Surely if he respects the fans who would have done that on our behalf. We may still have lost but thats not my point. I do not like Sannino and the sooner the Pozzos realise that they need to appoint an experienced English manager things will stay just as they are. I have lost count how many times we give away goals at the end of matches and we continue to play with a back three just like Zola. I am so cheesed off . Loads will disagree with me but thats how I feel[/p][/quote]Well said matey, I have just given you a positive vote. However I received a minus 17 for saying this, which is not dis-simioar to your thoughts: Oh for a good old British manager who is willing to speak out against poor refereeing decisions, and to call a spade a spade! Oh, also, for someone who can speak English! How long has he been here now and he still does not know when to wave to the Rookery when they chant his name! Oh for someone like Dyche, Malky or Brenda.[/p][/quote]It's the way you tell 'em! Sahorn
  • Score: 0

4:32pm Thu 13 Mar 14

1234566789 says...

bristol hornet wrote:
kojak17 wrote:
I pride myself of being an ardent Watford supporter for a lfe time, and never like or enjoy critisising our players of manager. But I am just fed up with this new non english speaking manager who hasnt got a clue about the championship, the players in it, and the culture of the English game. How can he not confront the referee about that blatant penalty descision last night.. Surely if he respects the fans who would have done that on our behalf. We may still have lost but thats not my point. I do not like Sannino and the sooner the Pozzos realise that they need to appoint an experienced English manager things will stay just as they are. I have lost count how many times we give away goals at the end of matches and we continue to play with a back three just like Zola. I am so cheesed off . Loads will disagree with me but thats how I feel
Well said matey, I have just given you a positive vote.

However I received a minus 17 for saying this, which is not dis-simioar to your thoughts:

Oh for a good old British manager who is willing to speak out against poor refereeing decisions, and to call a spade a spade!

Oh, also, for someone who can speak English! How long has he been here now and he still does not know when to wave to the Rookery when they chant his name!

Oh for someone like Dyche, Malky or Brenda.
I don't think not waving to the Rookery has anything to do with not speaking English. He may not be able to speak the language but I am pretty sure he recognises his own name!!
[quote][p][bold]bristol hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kojak17[/bold] wrote: I pride myself of being an ardent Watford supporter for a lfe time, and never like or enjoy critisising our players of manager. But I am just fed up with this new non english speaking manager who hasnt got a clue about the championship, the players in it, and the culture of the English game. How can he not confront the referee about that blatant penalty descision last night.. Surely if he respects the fans who would have done that on our behalf. We may still have lost but thats not my point. I do not like Sannino and the sooner the Pozzos realise that they need to appoint an experienced English manager things will stay just as they are. I have lost count how many times we give away goals at the end of matches and we continue to play with a back three just like Zola. I am so cheesed off . Loads will disagree with me but thats how I feel[/p][/quote]Well said matey, I have just given you a positive vote. However I received a minus 17 for saying this, which is not dis-simioar to your thoughts: Oh for a good old British manager who is willing to speak out against poor refereeing decisions, and to call a spade a spade! Oh, also, for someone who can speak English! How long has he been here now and he still does not know when to wave to the Rookery when they chant his name! Oh for someone like Dyche, Malky or Brenda.[/p][/quote]I don't think not waving to the Rookery has anything to do with not speaking English. He may not be able to speak the language but I am pretty sure he recognises his own name!! 1234566789
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5:13pm Thu 13 Mar 14

andyhooked says...

Just got back from Donny as I stayed over and visited family in Lincoln. What an awful decision not to give the penalty. I overheard Donny fans after the game that were also "confused" by the lack of a penalty decision.
Just got back from Donny as I stayed over and visited family in Lincoln. What an awful decision not to give the penalty. I overheard Donny fans after the game that were also "confused" by the lack of a penalty decision. andyhooked
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