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Watford boss charged over ghost goal

Watford boss charged over ghost goal

To quote Chris Kamara - "Unbelieveable"!

Watford have confirmed that Hornets gaffer Aidy Boothroyd has been charged by the FA with throwing 'insulting words` at blundering babyfaced ref Stuart Attwell during the 2-1 draw with Reading.

And his harsh (and quite frankly ludicrous) second half dismissal from the touchline will stand…

Boothroyd had admitted that he "called someone a name" following the 'phantom goal` debacle as the incompetent Atwell lost all control of proceedings but the FA are still insistent in protecting their 'fast track official` - despite the fact he is now a laughing stock worldwide.

The Hornets official site also confirms that "Boothroyd has until 10 October to respond to the charge" but also reiterated the club has "seen no punishment dished out to the official" (although being 4th official at Boro-Blackburn this Saturday could well be considered punishment enough).

Public faces such as Ian Wright has asked for the ref to be "caned for his decision" whilst Graham Poll has stated "the players have a right to be angry".

But still the FA persist on this ridiculous campaign to get respect for referees…

Someone should tell the Soho square misfits that respect is there to be earnt.




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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Thursday September 25 2008
Time: 2:41PM

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I think this just about sums up the FA, They are not only totally arrogant, pompous and totally devoid of any notion when it comes to running this sport properly. This goes so much further down the chain to the County football system, they run football but do not have a clue. they waste money left, right and centre, the FA spent £20000 having plans for a new HQ for the Herts County FA and then decided not to have it done. I think Gordon Brown could run it better! on second thoughts, maybe not. but as far as i am concerned, they are all idiots. rant over
ANDY710
25/09/2008 15:17:00
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Aidy and GHB's are are easy target. Simply not acceptable. Unlike most people I do blame the ref and well as lino. Also, I hope Coppell (supposedly one of our most respected managers) is satisfied, he knew the situation and could've stepped in on the day. He acted very cynically throughout and has been smug and disingenuous since. Heh ho, RFB
RFB-gloryhornetboys
25/09/2008 15:28:00
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i think the reff should pasy Aidy's fine
jackwebby
25/09/2008 15:29:00
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I'd be amazed if the Hornets don't appeal this ruling....Ref angers bench, bench react - bench get fined. Ludicrous. The FA are gutless, Keith Hackett is a clown and well, the least said about Attwell the better.
DrWatford
25/09/2008 16:33:00
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I am utterly shocked with this. Aidy Boothroyd should be given a medal for not slapping the ref! To come out and bluntly state there is no way the match will be replayed, hence ending any chance of any justice being done, they then have to rub salt into the wounds by charging Aidy. I think it's an utter disgrace. As a toffee, I can say I appreciate the position you're in (Moyes getting charged for the Wiley balls up). Something needs to be done because it's utterly ridiculous. I hope Aidy sues the FA for gross negligence for employing a blind linesman.
Toffee Joe
25/09/2008 16:33:00
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Just been speaking to one of the players, Demerrit a major doubt for sat with hamstring! anyone got any boots?
ANDY710
25/09/2008 17:23:00
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anyone know how i can compain to the fa
chriswfc
25/09/2008 17:29:00
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Im so shocked by this that im actually lost for words. All I can say is what is going to happen to that twit Attwell and his bungling assistant? Sweet F.A thats what. Sweet F.A indeed!!
wazza79
25/09/2008 21:59:00
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The Football Asssociation should take into the special circumstances of the ghost goal but I bet they won't !
Markcity
05/10/2008 12:21:00
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