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Laudrup 'Very Angry' With Referee Mike Dean

Laudrup 'Very Angry' With Referee Mike Dean

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup was left 'very angry' with referee Mike Dean during today's defeat at Spurs.

It wasn't a poor decision that led to the winning goal in the 1-0 loss, but for his decision to allow play to continue despite Michu suffering a bad head injury after colliding with Spurs' goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

The game insists that play should be stopped instantly if anyone suffers a head injury, but despite the officials seeing the incident, they allowed the game to continue - even both sets of fans tried to make them aware of the situation.

Laudrup said that he didn't care if Spurs carried on playing and scored, all he cared for was the health of his player:

'I was very angry, not because I wanted the referee to give a penalty or a red card, but because they allowed the game to continue. I thought they should have blown up.

'Thankfully Michu was okay, but when he went down I thought he was unconscious. You can't fake a reaction like that.

'I remember when Harald Schumacher went into Patrick Battiston in 1982 and it reminded me of that.

'I didn't care if Spurs went down the other end and scored. The only thing I was worried about was the health of my player.

"I watched it afterward on the television and when it happened. When Michu is going down to the ground the referee is watching them, the linesman is watching them and still they let the game go on. It is such a poor decision and dangerous as well.

"I want referees and linesmen to do exactly the same as players and learn from their mistakes."


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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday December 16 2012
Time: 8:21PM

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Vent your anger towards the players Laudrup and maybe towards yourself for your tactics. We are struggling now, two or three more defeats and we are in the relegation zone. We were poor today, no control, movement or passing ability. Get working, manager.
Phil W
16/12/2012 20:57:00
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Did you even read the article above or just the title? It was nothing to do with the goal which some people have said was offside... Vent your opinions after reading. We are not struggling. There was a narrow loss to Norwich after a slightly uninterested first half - Not Laudrup's fault (and it could have been a draw if the goal had stood which was iffy). There was a tight game in the cup because they refused to open up. And there was a 1 nil loss in a tight spurs game, they weren't exactly great either. We had some iffy games early in the season, worse than these, and look how we responded. Plus we'll be much stronger with a striker in Jan, and these last 3 games have been without Hernandez who is great at unlocking defences and Vorm. To repeat, we are not struggling...
Senhin
16/12/2012 21:25:00
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Agree with Laudrup with regard to Mike Dean, he did look back when Michu lay motioness yet let the game continue, it was a worrying moment and the medical staff should have been allowed on the field straight away. As for the game was disappointed that we gave Spurs so much respect, despite their obvious attacking flair they were vulnerable at the back but apart from Michu we looked lacklustre and created very little going forward .
Swan_Lady2
16/12/2012 22:07:00
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Disgraceful but what do you expect from a ref like Dean? Phil W - knee-jerk reaction or what? We lose narrowly 1-0 away at Spurs and you're talking about the relegation zone? We are tenth. Laudrup out if we lose to United then is it?!!
eye_nose_hat
16/12/2012 22:30:00
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lol good to see it's Phil on his own and not me :P
Senhin
16/12/2012 23:28:00
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Get a grip Phil... You are one point behind perennial top 4 Arsenal! The bottom 4 or 5 are getting less than a point a game...and they are 8 points behind you! Do the maths.... I would have loved Laudrup as our Spurs manager... You don't know how good you have it right now. The loss of Rodgers could have been the end...but it isn't. Good luck to you guys. You enhance the Premiership.
TonyRich
16/12/2012 23:52:00
0
Thank you Tony.
Senhin
17/12/2012 00:38:00
0
No, not a knee jerk reaction at all. We have difficult games to come, Man Utd at home, then Reading and Fulham away, a vastly improved Villa at home then Everton away....lose all those and where will we be? Just being realistic lads.
Phil W
17/12/2012 10:18:00
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Man U, yeah... Villa are doing well yeah... However, Fulham and Reading are playing poorly and Everton will most likely be without Fellani... They are winable.
Senhin
17/12/2012 13:41:00
0
Poor day at the office for swansea, never really showed up (expect for Ashley Williams MOTM in my opinion) could easily have been 3 or 4 nill drubbing. Hope you get back on form soon as Swansea have really improved the premiership. Still happy to take the three points and don't worry about Phil - we have "members" like that on Vital Spurs aswell once you win again he'll be predicting Swansea will take the title!
Slurms McKenzie
17/12/2012 16:38:00
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