Dickov furious with ref Sutton

Oldham manager Paul Dickov blasted referee Gary Sutton after his side were beaten by a controversial free kick in the 1-0 loss at Doncaster.

Last Updated: 28/11/12 at 11:38

Dickov: Not too pleased

Dickov: Not too pleased

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Visiting goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis was still lining up the defensive wall when Rovers winger David Cotterill curled a quickly-taken 20-yard effort past a posse of startled defenders and into the back of the net.

Dickov said: "It was a ridiculous decision by the referee to allow the free kick to be taken like that. Usually they stand over the ball before blowing the whistle for it to be taken.

"Our keeper was still lining up the wall and then suddenly the ball is in the back of the net. I'd like to ask the referee what exactly happened but apparently I need a personal invitation to speak to him."

Dickov was also unhappy about the sending-off of Bouzanis along with Doncaster striker Iain Hume in the closing stages.

Bouzanis pushed Hume following a foul by the Rovers striker on team-mate Connor Brown and Dickov added: "I would like to know why our man was given a straight red card while Hume was shown two yellows."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

heck Opta stats.... Sterling is already better than Alexis on pace and creativity and when he can match him physically he will be ten times the player Sanchez ever was or will be!!

hoggylfc
Rodgers: Sterling can be striker

I

expect Pulis to have a nice Christmas dinner with his family- probably all sitting around the table wearing Christmas themed baseball caps, before he gets the call. Realistically he could end up at any number of clubs, it'll be interesting to see which club folds first.

mark.m
For Foxes' Sake, Call The Pulis...

A

s a Liverpool fan, I personally hate Palace. My pick would probably be Arsenal, which is funny because it seems the vast majority of their own fans don't even like them right now.

mark.m
Who Has Got The Likeability Factor?

Footer 365

Premier League: Ronald Koeman hopes change of approach will reap dividends for Southampton

Ronald Koeman is hoping a change of approach will reap dividends for Southampton this weekend.

Nottingham Forest's transfer embargo could galvanise club, says Stuart Pearce

Stuart Pearce says Nottingham Forest's transfer embargo could end up having a positive effect on the team.

Carrick doesn't see defensive future

Michael Carrick says he is happy to deputise in defence during Manchester United's injury crisis, but still sees his future in midfield.

Mail Box

Manager Of The Month, My A***...

We have a Newcastle fan having a pop at his manager, some mild reaction to last night at Bournemouth, a justication of that Falcao cost and why the Neviller rules...

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property