UK time is: 02:48:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Boss believes in free speech

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara believes referees would benefit from being able to publicly explain their decisions.

That follows the two-game ban imposed on striker Nadir Ciftci following an incident during a Scottish League Cup tie at Inverness Caledonian Thistle back in October.

"I think referees or linesmen would appreciate coming out after the game and speaking," McNamara told BBC Radio Scotland. "After that incident, I came out and the first thing was the television asking me what happened.

"The referees possibly would feel better if they had done the same to make their job a bit easier," he added. "I respect the job the officials do. They've got a really hard job to please everybody. They can't please everybody. I understand how difficult the job is."

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Arabs Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 4 2013

Time: 10:07PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Youngsters hailed after victory (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Tangerines set up derby final (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Stats: Rangers v Dundee United (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Tangerines contest final place (Friday April 11 2014)

Ban contested by McNamara (Friday April 11 2014)

We must match Rangers - McNamara (Thursday April 10 2014)

Three-match ban for McNamara (Thursday April 10 2014)

No concerns for United defender (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Pressure on Rangers - McNamara (Wednesday April 9 2014)

No distractions for defender (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Arabs Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Celtic 32 27 4 1 61 85
2. Aberdeen 34 19 7 8 17 64
3. Motherwell 32 19 3 10 10 60
4. Dundee United 33 15 9 9 16 54
5. Inverness 34 15 8 11 5 53
6. St. Johnstone 33 14 6 13 7 48
7. Kilmarnock 33 9 6 18 -16 33

Breaking League News

Celtic to keep on running
Celtic : 18/04/2014 23:03:00
Striker has Celtic future
Celtic : 18/04/2014 22:49:00
Three make team of year
Celtic : 18/04/2014 22:43:00
No rush for Kris
Celtic : 18/04/2014 12:17:00
Celtic trio nominated
Celtic : 18/04/2014 12:01:00
More to my game says striker
Celtic : 17/04/2014 13:51:00
Youngsters hailed after victory
Dundee United : 15/04/2014 16:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 80%
No 20%