Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

Turner: The Ref Bottled It

Turner: The Ref Bottled It

Shrewsbury Town boss Graham Turner has slammed the referee after missing a stonewall penalty early in the second half.

Shrews' Terry Gornell was clearly tripped by Swindon's Alan McCormack as he was through on goal but the referee waved play on much to the annoyance of Turner.

Speaking to the press after the match Turner said,

'Over my long career I don't often criticise referees. They have a difficult job. But the decision not to award us a penalty was the big decision of the game - and he bottled it.

'He might have been overawed by the occasion, by the size of the crowd, but even the Swindon defender was ready to walk - he knew it was a penalty, everybody in the ground knew it was penalty.

'We were on top, leading 1-0, and there's a chance we could've been two up and they're down to 10 men."

Swindon Town boss Paolo Di Canio also confessed he thought it was a penalty and that his side were lucky not to be penalised.

Losing Alan McCormack would have been a massive blow to Town seeing as he is the most influential centre back currently at the club.



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

Writer:Shaun Calderwood
Date:Wednesday February 22 2012
Time: 8:31AM

Comments

0
unfortunately these things do happen. Whilst i feel for the Shrews (i honestly do) I do have to say that on another day the decision would have gone against Town so it really is a case of what goes around.

Yes Town were lucky, but sometimes it takes that little bit of luck and a decision or two to go in your favour.!
YT_Boy
22/02/2012 14:20:00
0
It was definitely a penalty but hey ho!
STFC_Gazza
22/02/2012 17:45:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Swindon Town Articles

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

All Time Leading Goalscorers - 11 To 30 (12/1/17)

With Manchester United's Wayne Rooney equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's goal return of 249 in the weekend's FA Cup third round tie against Reading, here's a list...

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 11/1/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

2016 Boxing Day Bumper Crowds For EFL

Boxing Day 2016 saw a new record attendance figure lodged in the Football League with over 500,000 in attendance at ground's around the country.

Archived Vital Swindon Articles

Vital Swindon articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Swindon
Write For Vital Swindon
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do you think Swindon Town will finish in 2016/17?
Suggested By:
Champions4%
Playoffs25%
Mid Table39%
Relegated32%
Don't Know0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 27 17 5 5 56 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Bradford 27 11 12 4 45 11
5 Rochdale 26 14 3 9 45 9
6 Fleetwood 26 12 7 7 43 10
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Millwall 26 11 6 9 39 2
9 Bristol Rovers 27 11 6 10 39 -1
10 Peterborough 25 10 8 7 38 8
11 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
12 Wimbledon 26 9 9 8 36 5
13 Oxford 26 9 7 10 34 0
14 Walsall 26 8 10 8 34 -4
15 Port Vale 25 8 7 10 31 -10
16 Northampton 27 8 6 13 30 -7
17 Gillingham 26 8 6 12 30 -9
18 Swindon 27 7 8 12 29 -13
19 MK Dons 25 7 7 11 28 -5
20 Bury 27 7 4 16 25 -12
21 Shrewsbury 27 6 7 14 25 -14
22 Chesterfield 27 7 4 16 25 -17
23 Oldham 25 4 10 11 22 -14
24 Coventry 26 4 9 13 21 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Peterborough United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 28 2017 12:30PM : Bristol Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 5 2017 12:00PM : Oxford United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Bury (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Northampton Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Write for Vital Football