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Watford : 'You stupid boy, Pike'

Referee Mike Pike`s performance was branded "mind boddling" by Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd after 2 decisions not to award 2 blatant penalties in the defeat at Barnsley left the Hornets gaffer dumb founded!

The man in black from Barrow in Furnace, failed to spot a mid-air foul by Lewis Nyantaga on Watford goalkeeper Richard Lee that led to the Tykes winner in the 3-2 classic at Oakwell. Here at VitalWatford, we`ve waited until we`ve seen the incident again on TV before publishing and Dr Watford`s opinion is still that, whilst it`s not clear cut by any means, on any other day, the ref would have blown up by a foul.

But Pike decision`s not to award the Glory Hornets a last minute penalty after Dennis Souza rugby tackled King Marlon to the floor inside the 6 yard box when the Watford hitman had just the keeper to beat was an outstanding piece of stupidity! And is sadly undefenseable. Souza would have been done for GHA had he pulled the same stunt in Barnsley High Street after a few jars…Yes, it was that bad.

Even Simon Davey, the Barnsley boss admitted "Watford were unlucky in the dying seconds. I thought it was a penalty. We got the rub of the green".

Watford boss and straight talking Yorkshireman, Sir Aidy, was far less cagey with choice of words about Mike Pike`s interpretation of the FA rulebook and told the awaiting media, "There were two clear penalties and it was a foul for their third goal. I've had a chat with the referee and said my piece because some of the decisions (in the second half) were mind-boggling to say the least. I am mystified by some of them."

Unfortunately, unlike Aidy's team, who have already had the hairdryer treatment after finding themselves 2-0 against a Championship 'also-ran`, Mike Pike and his merry band of useless officials can jolly well enjoy their short, short (short) trip back up to the Lakes safe in the knowledge that they will probably remain unaccountable for their actions.




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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 25 2007

Time: 10:05AM

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We always have dodgy refs at Col U but im guessing every team thinks they do... :)
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