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Big Sam: Refs Favour United At OT

Big Sam: Refs Favour United At OT

By Soccer-Laduma - Jan 17, 2013 11:43 AM

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is infamously chummy with his Manchester United counterpart, Alex Ferguson.

But the longstanding friendship between the two managers counted for nothing last night, after the Hammers were eliminated from the FA Cup by United.

After the match, Allardyce bemoaned what he perceives to be the unfair treatment United receive from referees at Old Trafford.

Big Sam was especially peeved about the late penalty United were awarded for a handball by Jordan Spence.

Wayne Rooney ultimately fluffed the spot kick, but Allardyce was still angry that United defender Rafael had not been penalised for a similar incident earlier in the match.

And according to Allardyce, such incidents are common place at the Theatre of Dreams.

"You see it time and time again at Old Trafford," Allardyce said.

"There's no doubt about the difference between Rafael's handball and Jordan Spence's. Spence plays for West Ham and the away team, while Rafael plays for the home side at Old Trafford.

"With Rafael, the ball hits his hand but no penalty is given. With Jordan Spence, the ball hits his hand and it's a penalty. The incidents are the same. If you give one you've got to give both, simple as that."

"The ref did not see Rafael's handball because of his position," Allardyce added. "But he was in a worse position to see Jordan Spence's than Rafael's."


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cloo Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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cloo Jan 18, 2013 01:27 PM
Big Sam wil go down as 1 of the managers I wil respect 4 many years by speaking out against Mancheaters United...Man U is an average team but it has a very strong support base 4rm Refs Association branch.
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Donish Jan 18, 2013 12:16 PM
No wonder I hate Man Utd,
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Donish Jan 18, 2013 12:16 PM
No wonder it hate Man Utd,
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Milto Jan 18, 2013 11:19 AM
Keep on hating United maybe someday there will be a reward... If you lose against Utd then its a referee, do your job as I think is to make the team win and leave the referees to their association Big Sam
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Khosi54 Jan 18, 2013 10:15 AM
Thats United for u sam,we are used to That!!!!!!!!
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steamela Jan 18, 2013 08:45 AM
we all knw dat. United r nt better dan city and chelsea bt they r on top of the log and we all knw y
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zar Jan 18, 2013 08:06 AM
We've always known that .
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Zakees22 Jan 18, 2013 01:04 AM
Aah nxa tis man u refs
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Megalink Jan 17, 2013 11:57 PM
I agree with you sir! Thats why I hate Man Utd
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GAMALAKHE8 Jan 17, 2013 10:57 PM
rafa benitez said it when he was a liverpool manager m it has to change! D refs r scared of fergie, i mean, dats corruption.
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excelldinho Jan 17, 2013 09:04 PM
Heeeeheehe! Poor uncle Sam! U will be summoned to appear b4 FA in no time,dont say I didn't warn you By : Keykey On : 17 January 2013 17:19. Jerrrrrr true dat bos,he'll get a fine,u dnt talk bad abt manrefs and get away wth it
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LEEROY246 Jan 17, 2013 08:18 PM
Ftbol is a game dat balances itself-ul hv bd or gd decisi0ns sumtyms goin for or against you....every team has benefitd or bng a victim unda da refs hands.-also its nt sir alex's fault if refs ar scard of hm.....
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Keykey Jan 17, 2013 07:35 PM
Maybe Oom Sam does'nt know, @Old Trafford it does'nt matter weather the angle is awkward,accute or watwat,its a matter of when the ref feels like giving it,so nxt time just honour the fixture & never mind the angle!ha ha bt @ least to tell the truth
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Keykey Jan 17, 2013 07:19 PM
Heeeeheehe! Poor uncle Sam! U will be summoned to appear b4 FA in no time,dont say I didn't warn you
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Outdone Jan 17, 2013 06:22 PM
Ppl its nt abt Fegurson bt the refs here n das wat hapenz here wen teams lyk Chiefs & Pirates are playn @home n u can't blame e teams 4 e refs's mistakes
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dhlams Jan 17, 2013 05:11 PM
This has been goin on 4 one to remember,this tim is favoured by ref in each nd every gym at home.r they scared of ferguson,I suppose so.
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gokuu Jan 17, 2013 03:05 PM
yawn....
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Tira Jan 17, 2013 02:55 PM
Go home Sam ur drunk!!
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araujo Jan 17, 2013 02:34 PM
That's the truth the ref since he ignored West Ham's penalt, he should have done the same, with Man U. At times the managers are blamed, for saying the truth.
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PiratesFan Jan 17, 2013 02:21 PM
Yawn

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