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The two decisions in our favour that stick most in my mind, would be the early red card at home to Watford which was very harsh, and about 40 seconds into the game. A foul yeah, but a straight red at that point was very excessive. Also, the penalty to make it 3-0 at home to Middlesborough, which was a clear and rather embarrassing dive. At least with the latter of those, the game was probably already won. But it doesn't stop the decision being wrong or the dive being embarrassing. And both of those were big games against direct promotion rivals.

The most incorrect decisions against us that stick in the mind would be away at Brentford when Ryan Fraser should have been given a penalty, and at home to Sheffield Weds when Wilson was taken out with an open goal to tap into. The latter was probably one of the strangest and in hindsight laughable decisions I've ever seen. But then, by that point late in the season, a lot of opposition managers had been vocal about the number of penalties we had won across the season and you have to wonder if that was in Paul Tierney's mind at the time.

Whilst it’s true we were awarded a higher than average amount of penalties, I honestly can’t think of too many of those that were particularly controversial. And we missed several of them! :lol:

I would say that we’ve developed a habit of having too many players crowding about a ref when we feel a decision should be made in our favour. I have no problem with a captain doing that, or maybe one/two players – but there is no need for half your team to be shouting at the ref.

Overall, can't complain, the referee is what it is - human and probably not properly equipped to deal with modern football at the pace it’s now played and the ingenuity of players to win fouls.

And I suspect we'll be lucky to get anything remotely 50/50 in our favour next season. Wilson get's taken out in front of the Stretford End or The Kop? Can you imagine it?
 

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Wolves away was really, really bad. However, the ref for the match at home to Birmingham was perhaps the worse referring performance I have ever seen. Even overtaking Atwell disallowing two last minute winners against Forest for fuck knows reason.

Against Birmingham, you could see it from the very first few minutes that this guy, whose family supports Bournemouth, had it out for us. It was so bad I would bet my life that he knew what he was doing.

I think their keeper kicked Russell or Ince in the head after jumping out with his foot up and I don't even think we got a free-kick. The reception was unbelievable at half-time and rightly so, but it set him off even worse in the second.

The penalty was soft as poo, from my angle you could see he clearly got the ball. We should have had a free-kick right before the resulting corner they scored from, which was about three minutes passed added time.

I felt like burning his house down for about a week after that, now I'd just take a poo on his doorstep. Time is a healer.
 

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Barry Knight and THAT playoff semi against Ipswich 2000
 
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