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'Ghost goal' back to haunt Aidy

'Ghost goal' back to haunt Aidy

The FA`s self-acclaimed 'Respect` campaign became a laughing stock yesterday after former Hornets chief Aidy Boothroyd was handed a 1 game touchline ban for questioning the 'ghost goal` decision.

By his own admission Boothroyd concedes that he did manage to find a few choice expletives for blundering ref Stuart Atwell during the 2-1 draw with Reading after the inept baby-faced official lost complete control of the game.

But experts in the game (worldwide we`d like to add) speculated that the FA hearing, called after Boothroyd was sent to the stands, would be ruled in favour of the former Watford boss.

Even Graham Poll, who is not a man without controversy to his name, said the Hornets bench "had every right to be angry with the decision"

Still that held no weight with the spineless FA committee who have now handed Aidy a 1 match ban when he does return to management - whilst Atwell, who also ruined the East Midlands Derby - Forest clash, was added to the UEFA list.

All in all, it`s another bizarre decision given that the 'Respect for Refs` initiative has been under the spotlight after Sunderlandboss Roy Keane, Man Utd'sSir Alex and outspoken Newcastle gaffer Joe Kinnear blasted officials.



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Writer:Dr Watford
Date:Friday November 14 2008
Time: 11:00AM

Comments

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Ruined that game, and made things very tough for us - sending off Mikele Leigertwood against Birmingham for an honest challenge. Not so much the sending off that annoyed me, it was the fact the FA threw out our appeal without looking at the tape, and extended the ban for a frivellous appeal! If he wants respect he's going to have to work very hard!
Boxer
14/11/2008 12:19:00
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He's the goodie 2 shoes at the FA - on the fast track programme and now a UEFA qualified ref who can do internationals!!!! Someone even said the fans should keep off his back to avoid hurting his feelings and damaging his confidence...The guy is inept.
DrWatford
14/11/2008 12:24:00
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Now guys, i think you are being totally unfair about this young man!! he obviously does not have a girlfriend, he must still supple from his mother and if it was intimated to this person that he was in dire need of a blow job, im sure he would look puzzled as he already has a job, no, i think being promoted to the uefa list will really show what a bunch of moronic idiots are in place in the FA! Personally, i think that the fans should star shouting The Referee is a banker as he warms up!
ANDY710
14/11/2008 13:55:00
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Outrageous but hardly unexpected. Actions such as this do nothing to support the FA's "Respect" Campaign. Will be interesting to see how long it is before Aidy reappears; which he most certainly will with further success. Come On You Golden Boys!
RFB-gloryhornetboys
14/11/2008 19:09:00
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how can players and managers resepect the inept refs that we have in the game at present he should be brought into line and be banned for what was the most candid camera moment ever witnessed but he must have golden balls for all the praise he is getting
mark1234
15/11/2008 17:18:00
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