Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Fans & Refs Agree - It Shouldve Been A Penalty

Fans & Refs Agree - It Shouldve Been A Penalty

Its not often that football supporters agree with a referee, but last week Dundee United supporters found themselves agreeing with referee Kenny Clark`s view of the penalty claim against Celtic.

In a poll on ArabFC.net, an amazing 85% of voters thought that it was a stonewall penalty for Dundee United, after Roy O`Donovan had been brought down by Gary Caldwell at the edge of the 6-yard box.

It should have been a spot-kick to United, but referee Charlie Richmond shockingly waved away the claims, allowing Celtic defender Gary Caldwell to also escaped a possible red card, because he`d already been booked earlier in the game.

However, Clark thinks the bizarre decision was more down to the way that O`Donovan fell, rather than an Old Firm conspiracy among Scottish referees.

"Charlie turned down what was a clear penalty after Gary Caldwell tripped Roy O`Donovan in the box," admitted Kenny Clark to the Daily Record.

"I can only assume Charlie was put off by the theatrical way O'Donovan went down. The Irishman over-egged the pudding."

"If he`d fallen normally there`s every chance he`d have got the penalty but sometimes in thinking they`ll convince the official players end up overdoing it."

"I suspect that's what's happened here but at the end of the day it's an error of judgement from Charlie. Simple as that."

There was no indecision in the ArabFC.net poll over the incident, as only a handful of suspect Celtic supporters tried to skew the results.

85% of voters were clearly aggrieved at Richmond`s biased decision, with only 15% saying it shouldn`t have been a penalty...probably Celtic fans!

Final results:
Should United Have Been Awarded A Penalty Against Celtic?
5% = Yes
5% = No
% = Dont Know


Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
Club Menu:
Arab News
Match Previews/Reports
Fixtures/League Tables
Match Stats
Ref Watch
Arab Articles
Arab Polls
Arab Competitions
Half-Time Quizzes
Arab Facts
Arab Humour
Arab Songbook
Dufc History
Trophy Cabinet
Managerial History
Away From Home
SPL Firsts (2007/08)
Squad Profiles
ArabFC Polls
Other Links
Arab Articles:
Welcome to ArabFC
A Lovely Shade Of Tangerine
The History Of The Tangerine
Why Are Utd Fans Called Arabs?
Contribute To ArabFC:
The Big Appeal
Suggest An Article
Suggest A Poll
Have Your Say:
Sign Up To ArabFC
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tactful Sheik
Date:Wednesday August 27 2008
Time: 8:00AM

Comments

0
The penalty claim was no different than tha one Naka got booked for last season.Referees are pretty much incompitent in Scotland.They want a decent wage they tell us, well all we want is decent referees
rockythecelt
27/08/2008 09:07:00
0
Looked a stonewall penalty
Red Wimp
16/09/2008 22:08:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

Raith Rovers 2 Dundee United 1

Dundee United's promotion hopes received another major setback with a 2-1 defeat to Raith Rovers at Stark's Park.

Goals either side of the break from Craig Barr and Ryan Hardie gave the visitors too much to do despite Simon Murray's late reply.

Defensive uncertainty already witnessed Hardie being denied by Cammy Bell before Barr opened the scoring when heading in Chris Johnston's free-kick as the interval approached.

That was improved upon when Hardie drove a low second earl

Stats: Raith Rovers v Dundee United

All the stats from Raith Rovers (2) vs (1) Dundee United, Stark's Park, Sat 18th Mar 3.00pm Att: 2,192

Team Line-Ups: Raith Rovers v Dundee United

Team line-ups for Raith Rovers v Dundee United at Stark's Park.

Raith Rovers v Dundee United

Dundee United really need to get their faltering promotion bid back on track while visiting Raith Rovers on Saturday.

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ray McKinnon was the right choice as manager?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes83%
No17%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 29 27 2 0 83 58
2 Aberdeen 29 18 4 7 58 29
3 Rangers 29 14 8 7 50 9
4 St. Johnstone 29 12 7 10 43 2
5 Hearts 29 11 8 10 41 13
6 Partick 29 8 10 11 34 -3
7 Kilmarnock 29 7 11 11 32 -17
8 Dundee 29 8 6 15 30 -9
9 Ross County 29 6 10 13 28 -17
10 Motherwell 29 7 6 16 27 -24
11 Inverness 29 4 12 13 24 -20
12 Hamilton 29 4 12 13 24 -21
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Mar 25 2017 12:30PM : St Mirren (H)
Petrofac Training Cup
Mar 28 2017 7:45PM : Ayr United (H)
Scottish Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Queen of the South (a)
Scottish Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Falkirk (H)
Scottish Championship
Apr 11 2017 7:45PM : Dunfermline Athletic (H)
Scottish Championship
Apr 15 2017 5:15PM : Ayr United (a)
Scottish Championship
The Vital Football Members League