Burton Albion release statement following 9-0 defeat

B10P

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#1
Burton Albion Football Club is surprised that a key incident in our Carabao Cup semi-final game on Wednesday 9th January has not been reviewed by the Football Association in the days following the game.

In the early stages of the game with the score still at 0-0 Manchester City were awarded a throw in by the match officials, which slow motion replays after the game have revealed should have been awarded to Burton.

Given that the referee at the time awarded the throw-in to Manchester City, and the FA has subsequently taken no action to address this mistake, this tends to suggest that the rules surrounding throw-ins are no longer to be adhered to in English football. That cannot be right.

We are of course not suggesting the referee's performance altered the outcome of the game. But it did. This issue goes beyond the result of the match and we are simply raising this issue to heroically and selflessly defend the integrity of the game in this country.

Burton is not the only club this season to raise concerns regarding the standard of officiating at matches in England, concerns which have also been shared by many commentators who support Burton Albion.

In order to fully understand what is going on, Burton, our supporters, English clubs and the general football public need transparency in these matters, and we therefore call on the Burton Albion fans to intimidate and threaten the referee, as well as any match officials involved in other similar circumstances.

In the meantime, we have requested a meeting with English FA, and the Association's Head of Refereeing.
 

Lainey Love

Well-Known Member
#8
Burton Albion Football Club is surprised that a key incident in our Carabao Cup semi-final game on Wednesday 9th January has not been reviewed by the Football Association in the days following the game.

In the early stages of the game with the score still at 0-0 Manchester City were awarded a throw in by the match officials, which slow motion replays after the game have revealed should have been awarded to Burton.

Given that the referee at the time awarded the throw-in to Manchester City, and the FA has subsequently taken no action to address this mistake, this tends to suggest that the rules surrounding throw-ins are no longer to be adhered to in English football. That cannot be right.

We are of course not suggesting the referee's performance altered the outcome of the game. But it did. This issue goes beyond the result of the match and we are simply raising this issue to heroically and selflessly defend the integrity of the game in this country.

Burton is not the only club this season to raise concerns regarding the standard of officiating at matches in England, concerns which have also been shared by many commentators who support Burton Albion.

In order to fully understand what is going on, Burton, our supporters, English clubs and the general football public need transparency in these matters, and we therefore call on the Burton Albion fans to intimidate and threaten the referee, as well as any match officials involved in other similar circumstances.

In the meantime, we have requested a meeting with English FA, and the Association's Head of Refereeing.

I think a few ex players of the particularly bitter type need to get behind this
 

DNA1872

Well-Known Member
#27
Burton Albion Football Club is surprised that a key incident in our Carabao Cup semi-final game on Wednesday 9th January has not been reviewed by the Football Association in the days following the game.

In the early stages of the game with the score still at 0-0 Manchester City were awarded a throw in by the match officials, which slow motion replays after the game have revealed should have been awarded to Burton.

Given that the referee at the time awarded the throw-in to Manchester City, and the FA has subsequently taken no action to address this mistake, this tends to suggest that the rules surrounding throw-ins are no longer to be adhered to in English football. That cannot be right.

We are of course not suggesting the referee's performance altered the outcome of the game. But it did. This issue goes beyond the result of the match and we are simply raising this issue to heroically and selflessly defend the integrity of the game in this country.

Burton is not the only club this season to raise concerns regarding the standard of officiating at matches in England, concerns which have also been shared by many commentators who support Burton Albion.

In order to fully understand what is going on, Burton, our supporters, English clubs and the general football public need transparency in these matters, and we therefore call on the Burton Albion fans to intimidate and threaten the referee, as well as any match officials involved in other similar circumstances.

In the meantime, we have requested a meeting with English FA, and the Association's Head of Refereeing.
Jesus Christ where do we start with this ..... have they got leiwell in speed dial
 

bornabluenose

Well-Known Member
#29
If only they had a couple of complete tosser ex players and a fervently unbiased media to really press this home .

All the best to them in their endeavours to obtain clarification .
 

Leo_Ger

Well-Known Member
#30

Biffa

Active Member
#44
Burton Albion Football Club is surprised that a key incident in our Carabao Cup semi-final game on Wednesday 9th January has not been reviewed by the Football Association in the days following the game.

In the early stages of the game with the score still at 0-0 Manchester City were awarded a throw in by the match officials, which slow motion replays after the game have revealed should have been awarded to Burton.

Given that the referee at the time awarded the throw-in to Manchester City, and the FA has subsequently taken no action to address this mistake, this tends to suggest that the rules surrounding throw-ins are no longer to be adhered to in English football. That cannot be right.

We are of course not suggesting the referee's performance altered the outcome of the game. But it did. This issue goes beyond the result of the match and we are simply raising this issue to heroically and selflessly defend the integrity of the game in this country.

Burton is not the only club this season to raise concerns regarding the standard of officiating at matches in England, concerns which have also been shared by many commentators who support Burton Albion.

In order to fully understand what is going on, Burton, our supporters, English clubs and the general football public need transparency in these matters, and we therefore call on the Burton Albion fans to intimidate and threaten the referee, as well as any match officials involved in other similar circumstances.

In the meantime, we have requested a meeting with English FA, and the Association's Head of Refereeing.
Great parody. Love it.
 

Hkda

Well-Known Member
Official Ticketer
#47
Burton Albion Football Club is surprised that a key incident in our Carabao Cup semi-final game on Wednesday 9th January has not been reviewed by the Football Association in the days following the game.

In the early stages of the game with the score still at 0-0 Manchester City were awarded a throw in by the match officials, which slow motion replays after the game have revealed should have been awarded to Burton.

Given that the referee at the time awarded the throw-in to Manchester City, and the FA has subsequently taken no action to address this mistake, this tends to suggest that the rules surrounding throw-ins are no longer to be adhered to in English football. That cannot be right.

We are of course not suggesting the referee's performance altered the outcome of the game. But it did. This issue goes beyond the result of the match and we are simply raising this issue to heroically and selflessly defend the integrity of the game in this country.

Burton is not the only club this season to raise concerns regarding the standard of officiating at matches in England, concerns which have also been shared by many commentators who support Burton Albion.

In order to fully understand what is going on, Burton, our supporters, English clubs and the general football public need transparency in these matters, and we therefore call on the Burton Albion fans to intimidate and threaten the referee, as well as any match officials involved in other similar circumstances.

In the meantime, we have requested a meeting with English FA, and the Association's Head of Refereeing.
Whoever wrote this really needs their hole or something to keep them occupied :D
 
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