Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Manager Ask To Explain His Comments

Manager Ask To Explain His Comments

Saint Mirren manager Gus MacPherson has been asked to explain his comments about match officials after their Scottish Cup 3rd round tie against Dundee United.

Dundee United won the match 3-2, after a last gasp winner from David Robertson in injury time, but the Saints boss was more upset by comments from assistant referee James Bee.

During the 1st half, it appeared that United keeper Derek Stillie had handled the ball outside his area, after his momentum carried him over the line.

However, Stillie had let go of the ball when he realised he was about to go outside the penalty box, but still managed to land ontop of it outside the area, though somehow without it coming into contact with his hands.

Stillie then passed the ball back into the penalty box, before picking it up and kicking it downfield - which could have resulted in an indirect freekick to Saint Mirren under the pass-back rule.

Although, when Gus McPherson challenged the match referee, he claims he received an "arrogant" response from assistant referee James Bee.

The SFA have now sent a letter to McPherson asking him to explain his comments at their next meeting on the 27th of February.

"I've been asked to clarify the remarks, and I've sent a response saying I stand by them," admitted MacPherson.

"I said at the time, I felt the remarks were justified. It's a decision for the SFA's general purposes committee, whether they decide to take it a stage further, but they were also asking if the quotes attributed to myself were accurate."

"The quotes that were highlighted in the luminous pen that was highlighting them were accurate, but as I say, I stand by them."

After the Dundee United clash, MacPherson had said - "I made a comment to the referee and he [James Bee] came back with an arrogant remark. His arrogance beggars belief."

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
Leveins Promise To United Supporters
Levein: Dundee Utd Cant Play 4-4-2
Fifa Repeat Liverpool Decision
Italian Midfielder Not Good Enough
Eddie Thompson Remains Club Chairman
Daly & Hunt - The New Strike Force
Chelsea Almost Ruined My Career
Scottish Sides Prop Up The Table
Utd Supporters Will See Improvement
Utd Lacked Russell Duncan's Ability
Dundee United Are 6th In The League
Have Your Say:
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums


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

Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Friday February 9 2007
Time: 11:00AM

Comments

0
Outrageous comments by GM........but probably true ;-)
ArabJacques
09/02/2007 11:50:00
0
why is there saint mirren news on a dundee united site, who cares?
Invisible _Arab
09/02/2007 11:55:00
0
There is a Dundee United theme, because it was comments made after a match against us and we also play Saints again this weekend.
ArabJacques
09/02/2007 12:03:00
0
I agree with invisible, this doesnt have anything to do with united
shingles
09/02/2007 12:11:00
0
Oh, I give up!!!!!!!!!!!
ArabJacques
09/02/2007 12:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Dundee United Articles

United could turn to former player

Former Ross County boss Jim McIntyre is emerging as a leading candidate to replace Ray McKinnon at Dundee United.

McKinnon set for dismissal

Dundee United were expected to announce the dismissal of manager Ray McKinnon.

Dundee United 0 Inverness CT 2

A second consecutive 2-0 defeat - this time to visitors Inverness Caledonian Thistle - witnessed Dundee United conceding further ground towards the top of the Championship.

Iain Vigurs opened the scoring around the half-hour with a deflected effort from the edge of the area after Willo Flood failed to clear from a corner.

Caley's John Baird had already gone close a couple of times while Scott McDonald was denied at the other end by keeper Mark Ridgers following Fraser Fyvie's neat

Stats: Dundee United v Inverness CT

All the stats from Dundee United (0) vs (2) Inverness CT, Tannadice, Sat 21st Oct 3.00pm Att: 5,560

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
Yes80%
No20%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.davyd51
Vital Football Comment