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Beattie: 'It Was A Stonewall Penalty'

Beattie: 'It Was A Stonewall Penalty'

Craig Beattie insists he was denied a 'stonewall' penalty in the final few minutes of yesterday's 0-0 draw at home to Doncaster Rovers.

The striker was furious with the decision as if it had been given and converted, we'd have finished in the play-offs. But you can argue that we should have scored earlier in the game to guarantee victory.

Beattie said:

"It`s a stonewall penalty.

"The ball`s come over the top at a flat angle, I could get my foot to it and the boy`s taken me down.

"He hasn`t meant to do it, but I don`t care, it`s a stonewall penalty.

"I`m in on goal, I can get a foot on it and there`s just the goalkeeper to beat.

"I`m not going down for no reason, the contact was there and it was a penalty kick.

"I`m running through on goal with two or three minutes to go, why would I go down?

"He never booked me so what is he saying? If it was not a penalty then he should book me for diving.

"He`s brought me down and it should have been a penalty and a sending off as well.

"I spoke to the referee and he said it was not a pen. I`ve been in to see him afterwards and he`s explained what happened.

"He said with his view we came together as players and it is not a penalty.

"I don`t know if he bottled it, but I can assure you he got it wrong.

"I`ve asked him to have a look at it again and then let me know what he thinks."


Beattie also added that a number of decisions have gone against us this season:

"We are not asking for any help from anyone, just some fair decisions.

"It`s happened on more than one occasion this year and it`s cost us.

"I don`t want to have to say referees have cost us but I can tell you five times off the top of my head where they have in games.

"It`s not good enough. There`s too much at stake for clubs and players, there`s too much at stake for people to be getting decisions like that wrong and it has got to improve.

"I`ve had a decision against Doncaster and one the other day, we`ve had a penalty retake against Plymouth when Dorus has done nothing wrong.

"Pratley had a penalty at Forest that was never given. It`s scandalous."




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Monday May 3 2010
Time: 1:06PM

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Well go to the FA/W and state a case, while I concur many decisions went against us, until the referee's can get a good slapping then absolutely nothing is ever going to happen. Compaining about referee decisions is all well and good, but if we had have made the playoff places, I still don't think we could have scored, goals have been somewhat dry all season. On a positive, well done to everyone for our highest place for a couple of decades, and considering where we were at the start of the season, you can't say we have not done well.
OriginalXOR
03/05/2010 13:28:00
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referee's that fail with basic decisions must be delt with, but as said above we would not have scored in the play offs
cyjax
03/05/2010 16:41:00
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we were crap before that decision though and didnt look like scoring anyway
eye_nose_hat
03/05/2010 18:13:00
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A picture says a thousand words... http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/47767000/jpg/_47767502_beattie_20510_huw.466jpg.jpg
OriginalXOR
03/05/2010 19:57:00
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i agree with originalxor. yes. we have had a bad season when it comes to luck regarding refereeing decisions. but we have had SOOOOOOO many chances throughout the season to clicnch the playoff spot! but still, we are one place above where we were last year and that is fantastic considering the problems we had early in the season regarding injuries and management upheaval!! huw jenkins HAS to be trusted to make the right decisions this summer regarding our budgets for the year. lets hope that sousas player judgement is as good as if not better than his predecessor.
tubejack
04/05/2010 01:28:00
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