UK time is: 03:09:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Fergie Fuming Over Inches

The assistants of the United v Portsmouth FA Cup 4th round game must be happy that United eventually won the game, for they did everything possible to invoke Fergie's wrath and that's not an enviable thing.

In the first half, Vidic's header was cleared from behind the line by Mendes yet the goal did not stand. After the interval, Larsson's beautfil goal was ruled out for offside, wrongly. It was the first of the decisions that really angered our Scot manager as it was much more blatant than the first one.

'They talk about referees being full time but it hardly matters if the linesman cannot do his job,' fumed Ferguson.

'The linesman was standing right there on the goal-line, yet he cannot see a ball that is a foot over the line; not inches, a foot. It was incredible.'

'Those decisions can kill you. If we had lost the game we would have been really sick because it would have been unfair.'

OK, it's not about inches but a foot - according to Fergie. I don't know which of us is better mathematics but I believe it was no more than six or seven inches. Does not matter the slightest as it clearly crossed the line but I thought I'd mention that Fergie did exaggerate this time. No surprises there...




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: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 28 2007

Time: 2:43PM

Your Comments

So times it goes for you & sometimes it doesn't. They say in time it equals itself out.
storagematt
yeah thats true and at least we still won. if we had lost it it would have been made a bigger deal out of
rooneyisgod
Fergie on TV yesterday said They were close calls. And taking caera angels into consideration, who knows. He didnt sound annoyed, agitated or even too concerned. He just said it adds weight to technology, but more importantly in his eyes was how well pompey have come on, and are now a team to be admired. He also said it as by far, the best game played over the weekend, with eveything you want in a game. tension, skill (on both sides) and a hero (Wayne). So where does the writer of this story get all the drivel from about How Fergie is fuming etc? As Storagematt said. You win some decisions, you lose some. As my mate said, Did you here the manchester fans or club complain when Pedros goal for Spurse didnt get given? no! So lets all be pleased shall we. Pompey played good football. man utd won so everyones happy. Including Fergie
Midge
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Manchester United Articles

West Brom v United - Team Sheets (Monday October 20 2014)

United Hoping to Pip Their Rivals! (Monday October 20 2014)

United Lining Up Torino Defender (Monday October 20 2014)

An Alves Deal is NOT Done! (Monday October 20 2014)

West Brom (a) - Stat Attack (Monday October 20 2014)

Van Gaal Identifies Young Keeper! (Sunday October 19 2014)

Blind - My World Went Crazy! (Sunday October 19 2014)

Giggs Has Missed It Only Once! (Sunday October 19 2014)

Nobody Walks Straight Back In! (Sunday October 19 2014)

Duo in New Contract Talks (Sunday October 19 2014)

Archived Manchester United Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
WBA 2 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 2 - 1 Everton
Man Utd 2 - 1 West Ham
Leicester City 5 - 3 Man Utd
Man Utd 4 - 0 Q.P.R.
Burnley 0 - 0 Man Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Southampton 8 5 1 2 14 16
4. West Ham 8 4 1 3 4 13
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 2 11
8. Swansea 8 3 2 3 1 11
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11

Breaking League News

Not Long For de Jong
Newcastle : 20/10/2014 22:20:00
WBA : 20/10/2014 21:51:00
Rate The Players: Stoke City 2-1 Swansea City
Swansea : 20/10/2014 21:09:00
West Brom v United - Team Sheets
Man Utd : 20/10/2014 19:04:00
A Look Back to A Saintly Beginning
Southampton : 20/10/2014 18:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

West Brom v United?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
West Brom to Win! 1%
United to Win! 84%
Score Draw! 15%
0-0 0%