Worst ever - how Holloway was left fuming by Albion's penalty

Danny Shittu claims his innocence

Danny Shittu claims his innocence

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Millwall boss Ian Holloway felt Albion benefited from the ‘softest’ penalty he had ever seen yesterday.

And he argued the Lions might have had a spot kick of their own.

Holloway said Geoff Eltringham’s decision to penalise Danny Shittu replaced a penalty verdict against Dean Moxey as the worst he had experienced.

Moxey was penalised for handball as he tried to block a cross when Crystal Palace lost 1-0 at home to Tottenham on the opening weekend of the current Premier League season.

Roberto Soldado scored to give Spurs a 1-0 win and his compatriot David Lopez did similar for Albion this time.

Holloway had a lengthy chat with the match officials and assessor after the game but said he did not expect to be fined for what he had said.

He asked reporters: “Where’s our penalty when Jermaine Easter gets leathered in the backside on the edge of the box?

“Was he in the box or not? I don’t know. But that’s a foul over and over again.

“I’m really glad I’m not a referee but I’m also glad I know what referees do and should do.

“I have never been so devastated in my life by the softest thing I have ever seen in my life.

“Dean Moxey’s cost me a fortune (after he was fined for comments), this one is twice as bad if not four times as bad as that.”

Holloway also felt a Steve Morison shot was handled by an Albion defender in the box as Millwall chased an equaliser.

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7:19am Sun 2 Mar 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Refs don't always get it right, we know from experience..
Refs don't always get it right, we know from experience.. Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 15

7:54am Sun 2 Mar 14

Albion In Staffs says...

Don't know, wasn't there, don't care, three points.
Reading Saturday.
Don't know, wasn't there, don't care, three points. Reading Saturday. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 16

8:13am Sun 2 Mar 14

bbb1969 says...

I've seen them given for less than the foul on Lindgard.
Question is if it's outside the box then would it have been a foul? If the answer is yes then penalty.
This is football we have had some real dodgy refereeing at the Amex and have booed the ref off a few games. I don't feel for Worzel cos it's him but he does need to get ready for league 1 footie.
I've seen them given for less than the foul on Lindgard. Question is if it's outside the box then would it have been a foul? If the answer is yes then penalty. This is football we have had some real dodgy refereeing at the Amex and have booed the ref off a few games. I don't feel for Worzel cos it's him but he does need to get ready for league 1 footie. bbb1969
  • Score: 16

8:20am Sun 2 Mar 14

farside says...

Clown.
Clown. farside
  • Score: 7

8:28am Sun 2 Mar 14

To baldly go says...

What goes around comes around, as bbb1969 says above, look at what we've had to put up with!
Now all we need to do is score more goals, Reading and QPR to come at home and i dont see them scoring against us, but we need to put games to bed, 2 wins by more than 1 goal will do our confidence good and help with the goal difference come end of season, we WILL make the playoffs and this time we wont have a certain manager to **** it up for us. UTA
What goes around comes around, as bbb1969 says above, look at what we've had to put up with! Now all we need to do is score more goals, Reading and QPR to come at home and i dont see them scoring against us, but we need to put games to bed, 2 wins by more than 1 goal will do our confidence good and help with the goal difference come end of season, we WILL make the playoffs and this time we wont have a certain manager to **** it up for us. UTA To baldly go
  • Score: 20

9:25am Sun 2 Mar 14

raymondo999 says...

Can someone who was there tell me how Lingard played? Very high level of expectation on here last week, but still no goal from open play against a side that has shipped 60 goals this season. Cheer me up please.
Can someone who was there tell me how Lingard played? Very high level of expectation on here last week, but still no goal from open play against a side that has shipped 60 goals this season. Cheer me up please. raymondo999
  • Score: 0

9:34am Sun 2 Mar 14

Dorset Seagull says...

It's good to see Olly being so gracious in defeat!!
It's good to see Olly being so gracious in defeat!! Dorset Seagull
  • Score: 12

9:34am Sun 2 Mar 14

phumps says...

Never mind wurzel I'm sure some of the 30 odd pens Zaha "won" last season begged the same question from opposition managers but you weren't so bothered then ,
Never mind wurzel I'm sure some of the 30 odd pens Zaha "won" last season begged the same question from opposition managers but you weren't so bothered then , phumps
  • Score: 20

9:37am Sun 2 Mar 14

Ripe seagull. says...

phumps wrote:
Never mind wurzel I'm sure some of the 30 odd pens Zaha "won" last season begged the same question from opposition managers but you weren't so bothered then ,
This!! The amount of cheating penalties p***** won last season was incredible!! What a Muppet!!!!
[quote][p][bold]phumps[/bold] wrote: Never mind wurzel I'm sure some of the 30 odd pens Zaha "won" last season begged the same question from opposition managers but you weren't so bothered then ,[/p][/quote]This!! The amount of cheating penalties p***** won last season was incredible!! What a Muppet!!!! Ripe seagull.
  • Score: 16

9:50am Sun 2 Mar 14

championshipgull says...

He wants to watch the penalty given to Bournemouth against Calderon if he wants to see the worst penalty decision in his life. We have got a Man u striker now, if you give them a nudge in the box it’s a penalty, you should know that Holloway
He wants to watch the penalty given to Bournemouth against Calderon if he wants to see the worst penalty decision in his life. We have got a Man u striker now, if you give them a nudge in the box it’s a penalty, you should know that Holloway championshipgull
  • Score: 19

10:35am Sun 2 Mar 14

Andrea Orlandigasm says...

"I have never been so devastated in my life by the softest thing I have ever seen in my life." Whether or not it was a penalty, that is a ridiculous comment by Holloway. Get a grip!
"I have never been so devastated in my life by the softest thing I have ever seen in my life." Whether or not it was a penalty, that is a ridiculous comment by Holloway. Get a grip! Andrea Orlandigasm
  • Score: 11

11:32am Sun 2 Mar 14

NIMBY hater says...

Whinging arse
Whinging arse NIMBY hater
  • Score: 4

11:50am Sun 2 Mar 14

seegull fly in sky says...

Iam Hobblewee e pyrite e got um ship a a skoll a crassbones. Ee lok lyke um angery gobblin e na lyke panelty
Iam Hobblewee e pyrite e got um ship a a skoll a crassbones. Ee lok lyke um angery gobblin e na lyke panelty seegull fly in sky
  • Score: 8

12:03pm Sun 2 Mar 14

pjwilk says...

championshipgull wrote:
He wants to watch the penalty given to Bournemouth against Calderon if he wants to see the worst penalty decision in his life. We have got a Man u striker now, if you give them a nudge in the box it’s a penalty, you should know that Holloway
Thats right Man U players are trained to go down easy,like blowing a feather.Anyway if you took away Man U s unjust penalties thay would not have won the league last season.Ref made the right Decision.
[quote][p][bold]championshipgull[/bold] wrote: He wants to watch the penalty given to Bournemouth against Calderon if he wants to see the worst penalty decision in his life. We have got a Man u striker now, if you give them a nudge in the box it’s a penalty, you should know that Holloway[/p][/quote]Thats right Man U players are trained to go down easy,like blowing a feather.Anyway if you took away Man U s unjust penalties thay would not have won the league last season.Ref made the right Decision. pjwilk
  • Score: -1

1:20pm Sun 2 Mar 14

klemaniac says...

Even if the game was not the best we can still read the posts by seegull fly in sky to bring a smile back. Long may he fly
Even if the game was not the best we can still read the posts by seegull fly in sky to bring a smile back. Long may he fly klemaniac
  • Score: 0

1:31pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Tonyuk175 says...

Anyone remember the Leeds pen against us last year!!!!
Anyone remember the Leeds pen against us last year!!!! Tonyuk175
  • Score: -1

1:35pm Sun 2 Mar 14

kwaidam says...

raymondo999 wrote:
Can someone who was there tell me how Lingard played? Very high level of expectation on here last week, but still no goal from open play against a side that has shipped 60 goals this season. Cheer me up please.
Jesse did well. worked hard. pacey. tricky. tracked back. looked very up for it. got into good positions but wasn't found as often as he should have been. was clearly instructed to stay out wide but needs to get closer to leo in future. if he plays more central will score goals. he certainly worries defenders, just ask that big lump fom yesterday. definitely very promising.
[quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: Can someone who was there tell me how Lingard played? Very high level of expectation on here last week, but still no goal from open play against a side that has shipped 60 goals this season. Cheer me up please.[/p][/quote]Jesse did well. worked hard. pacey. tricky. tracked back. looked very up for it. got into good positions but wasn't found as often as he should have been. was clearly instructed to stay out wide but needs to get closer to leo in future. if he plays more central will score goals. he certainly worries defenders, just ask that big lump fom yesterday. definitely very promising. kwaidam
  • Score: 2

1:36pm Sun 2 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

It's always wrong when a close penalty call goes against you, given or not given, suck it up and think abut how you are going to get something out of your next game at Derby.

QPR, Forest and Reading look like they are having some problems with their buses, the wheels might not be coming off at this itme, but they are certainly starting to rattle. Wigan and us could replace two of them in the top six, Wigan are gaining a head of steam and we need to do like wise. For us this could all come down to our last match.
People have voiced their concerns over whether or not QPR and Forest have been following the FFP rules and how promotion could save them, well they won't both get there as Leicester and Burnley are looking good for the top two, Derby might challenge Burnley. There is a chance that neither QPR or Forest will even finish in the top six and that will see two managers fired and both clubs face sanctions of one type or another. The final four spots could be Derby, Wigan, Reading and us.
It's always wrong when a close penalty call goes against you, given or not given, suck it up and think abut how you are going to get something out of your next game at Derby. QPR, Forest and Reading look like they are having some problems with their buses, the wheels might not be coming off at this itme, but they are certainly starting to rattle. Wigan and us could replace two of them in the top six, Wigan are gaining a head of steam and we need to do like wise. For us this could all come down to our last match. People have voiced their concerns over whether or not QPR and Forest have been following the FFP rules and how promotion could save them, well they won't both get there as Leicester and Burnley are looking good for the top two, Derby might challenge Burnley. There is a chance that neither QPR or Forest will even finish in the top six and that will see two managers fired and both clubs face sanctions of one type or another. The final four spots could be Derby, Wigan, Reading and us. VegasSeagull
  • Score: 2

4:41pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Mike Tiddy says...

As a referee, I know you give what you see. Referee yesterday saw a foul. Having looked at the Football League show footage and having seen it at the game, I would have too agree with the referee, foul, penalty. UTA.
As a referee, I know you give what you see. Referee yesterday saw a foul. Having looked at the Football League show footage and having seen it at the game, I would have too agree with the referee, foul, penalty. UTA. Mike Tiddy
  • Score: 3

4:41pm Sun 2 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

If the 75 points we got last year was good enough for the playoffs maybe the 74 will do for this year. Looking at our fixtures the way I am we can possibly afford to lose three and draw two, but we must win all the others. If we can beat Reading at home and Forest away and take a point off QPR at the Amex, we can afford to lose away to Leicester and Barnsley and one other, room for just one shock loss. Goal difference could cost us.
If the 75 points we got last year was good enough for the playoffs maybe the 74 will do for this year. Looking at our fixtures the way I am we can possibly afford to lose three and draw two, but we must win all the others. If we can beat Reading at home and Forest away and take a point off QPR at the Amex, we can afford to lose away to Leicester and Barnsley and one other, room for just one shock loss. Goal difference could cost us. VegasSeagull
  • Score: -1

4:43pm Sun 2 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
If the 75 points we got last year was good enough for the playoffs maybe the 74 will do for this year. Looking at our fixtures the way I am we can possibly afford to lose three and draw two, but we must win all the others. If we can beat Reading at home and Forest away and take a point off QPR at the Amex, we can afford to lose away to Leicester and Barnsley and one other, room for just one shock loss. Goal difference could cost us.
I should have typed 75 and not 74
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If the 75 points we got last year was good enough for the playoffs maybe the 74 will do for this year. Looking at our fixtures the way I am we can possibly afford to lose three and draw two, but we must win all the others. If we can beat Reading at home and Forest away and take a point off QPR at the Amex, we can afford to lose away to Leicester and Barnsley and one other, room for just one shock loss. Goal difference could cost us.[/p][/quote]I should have typed 75 and not 74 VegasSeagull
  • Score: 0

5:47pm Sun 2 Mar 14

tug509 says...

"The softest thing I have seen in my life" ,I agree ,a good toilet roll works wonders ,when you need something to cry into !.
"The softest thing I have seen in my life" ,I agree ,a good toilet roll works wonders ,when you need something to cry into !. tug509
  • Score: 1

5:51pm Sun 2 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
If the 75 points we got last year was good enough for the playoffs maybe the 74 will do for this year. Looking at our fixtures the way I am we can possibly afford to lose three and draw two, but we must win all the others. If we can beat Reading at home and Forest away and take a point off QPR at the Amex, we can afford to lose away to Leicester and Barnsley and one other, room for just one shock loss. Goal difference could cost us.
I should have typed 75 and not 74
any luck on your bet Tug, other than bad luck that is
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If the 75 points we got last year was good enough for the playoffs maybe the 74 will do for this year. Looking at our fixtures the way I am we can possibly afford to lose three and draw two, but we must win all the others. If we can beat Reading at home and Forest away and take a point off QPR at the Amex, we can afford to lose away to Leicester and Barnsley and one other, room for just one shock loss. Goal difference could cost us.[/p][/quote]I should have typed 75 and not 74[/p][/quote]any luck on your bet Tug, other than bad luck that is VegasSeagull
  • Score: -3

6:08pm Sun 2 Mar 14

tug509 says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
If the 75 points we got last year was good enough for the playoffs maybe the 74 will do for this year. Looking at our fixtures the way I am we can possibly afford to lose three and draw two, but we must win all the others. If we can beat Reading at home and Forest away and take a point off QPR at the Amex, we can afford to lose away to Leicester and Barnsley and one other, room for just one shock loss. Goal difference could cost us.
I should have typed 75 and not 74
any luck on your bet Tug, other than bad luck that is
Hello mate ,yes I did win ,for a bloody change ,I have lost ,by a draw on 7 out of my last 9 bets ,but I had ,Brighton,Chelsea,Ro
therham,Wolves,and Leicester on this one ,so I have a sore head today ,but it`s a smiley head !!!.
All the best ,and UTA.
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If the 75 points we got last year was good enough for the playoffs maybe the 74 will do for this year. Looking at our fixtures the way I am we can possibly afford to lose three and draw two, but we must win all the others. If we can beat Reading at home and Forest away and take a point off QPR at the Amex, we can afford to lose away to Leicester and Barnsley and one other, room for just one shock loss. Goal difference could cost us.[/p][/quote]I should have typed 75 and not 74[/p][/quote]any luck on your bet Tug, other than bad luck that is[/p][/quote]Hello mate ,yes I did win ,for a bloody change ,I have lost ,by a draw on 7 out of my last 9 bets ,but I had ,Brighton,Chelsea,Ro therham,Wolves,and Leicester on this one ,so I have a sore head today ,but it`s a smiley head !!!. All the best ,and UTA. tug509
  • Score: 12

6:13pm Sun 2 Mar 14

saraman says...

seegull fly in sky wrote:
Iam Hobblewee e pyrite e got um ship a a skoll a crassbones. Ee lok lyke um angery gobblin e na lyke panelty
Flipping heck Sky, you crease me up. I can't stop laughing.
[quote][p][bold]seegull fly in sky[/bold] wrote: Iam Hobblewee e pyrite e got um ship a a skoll a crassbones. Ee lok lyke um angery gobblin e na lyke panelty[/p][/quote]Flipping heck Sky, you crease me up. I can't stop laughing. saraman
  • Score: -1

6:29pm Sun 2 Mar 14

raymondo999 says...

kwaidam wrote:
raymondo999 wrote:
Can someone who was there tell me how Lingard played? Very high level of expectation on here last week, but still no goal from open play against a side that has shipped 60 goals this season. Cheer me up please.
Jesse did well. worked hard. pacey. tricky. tracked back. looked very up for it. got into good positions but wasn't found as often as he should have been. was clearly instructed to stay out wide but needs to get closer to leo in future. if he plays more central will score goals. he certainly worries defenders, just ask that big lump fom yesterday. definitely very promising.
Thanks
[quote][p][bold]kwaidam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]raymondo999[/bold] wrote: Can someone who was there tell me how Lingard played? Very high level of expectation on here last week, but still no goal from open play against a side that has shipped 60 goals this season. Cheer me up please.[/p][/quote]Jesse did well. worked hard. pacey. tricky. tracked back. looked very up for it. got into good positions but wasn't found as often as he should have been. was clearly instructed to stay out wide but needs to get closer to leo in future. if he plays more central will score goals. he certainly worries defenders, just ask that big lump fom yesterday. definitely very promising.[/p][/quote]Thanks raymondo999
  • Score: 0

6:41pm Sun 2 Mar 14

VegasSeagull says...

saraman wrote:
seegull fly in sky wrote:
Iam Hobblewee e pyrite e got um ship a a skoll a crassbones. Ee lok lyke um angery gobblin e na lyke panelty
Flipping heck Sky, you crease me up. I can't stop laughing.
what bothers me is that I actually understand what he is saying, and I agree with him :-))
[quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seegull fly in sky[/bold] wrote: Iam Hobblewee e pyrite e got um ship a a skoll a crassbones. Ee lok lyke um angery gobblin e na lyke panelty[/p][/quote]Flipping heck Sky, you crease me up. I can't stop laughing.[/p][/quote]what bothers me is that I actually understand what he is saying, and I agree with him :-)) VegasSeagull
  • Score: 4

8:38pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Albion In Staffs says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
saraman wrote:
seegull fly in sky wrote:
Iam Hobblewee e pyrite e got um ship a a skoll a crassbones. Ee lok lyke um angery gobblin e na lyke panelty
Flipping heck Sky, you crease me up. I can't stop laughing.
what bothers me is that I actually understand what he is saying, and I agree with him :-))
Fair play mate I think it's funny too! When you started I thought you were a knob, but I've changed my mind! Keep it coming but don't get too cocky, it's great as it is!!
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saraman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]seegull fly in sky[/bold] wrote: Iam Hobblewee e pyrite e got um ship a a skoll a crassbones. Ee lok lyke um angery gobblin e na lyke panelty[/p][/quote]Flipping heck Sky, you crease me up. I can't stop laughing.[/p][/quote]what bothers me is that I actually understand what he is saying, and I agree with him :-))[/p][/quote]Fair play mate I think it's funny too! When you started I thought you were a knob, but I've changed my mind! Keep it coming but don't get too cocky, it's great as it is!! Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 0

10:56pm Sun 2 Mar 14

OldGull says...

tug509 wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
VegasSeagull wrote:
If the 75 points we got last year was good enough for the playoffs maybe the 74 will do for this year. Looking at our fixtures the way I am we can possibly afford to lose three and draw two, but we must win all the others. If we can beat Reading at home and Forest away and take a point off QPR at the Amex, we can afford to lose away to Leicester and Barnsley and one other, room for just one shock loss. Goal difference could cost us.
I should have typed 75 and not 74
any luck on your bet Tug, other than bad luck that is
Hello mate ,yes I did win ,for a bloody change ,I have lost ,by a draw on 7 out of my last 9 bets ,but I had ,Brighton,Chelsea,Ro

therham,Wolves,and Leicester on this one ,so I have a sore head today ,but it`s a smiley head !!!.
All the best ,and UTA.
Whereas Wurzel has his sulky head on
[quote][p][bold]tug509[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: If the 75 points we got last year was good enough for the playoffs maybe the 74 will do for this year. Looking at our fixtures the way I am we can possibly afford to lose three and draw two, but we must win all the others. If we can beat Reading at home and Forest away and take a point off QPR at the Amex, we can afford to lose away to Leicester and Barnsley and one other, room for just one shock loss. Goal difference could cost us.[/p][/quote]I should have typed 75 and not 74[/p][/quote]any luck on your bet Tug, other than bad luck that is[/p][/quote]Hello mate ,yes I did win ,for a bloody change ,I have lost ,by a draw on 7 out of my last 9 bets ,but I had ,Brighton,Chelsea,Ro therham,Wolves,and Leicester on this one ,so I have a sore head today ,but it`s a smiley head !!!. All the best ,and UTA.[/p][/quote]Whereas Wurzel has his sulky head on OldGull
  • Score: 5

10:58pm Sun 2 Mar 14

OldGull says...

seegull fly in sky wrote:
Iam Hobblewee e pyrite e got um ship a a skoll a crassbones. Ee lok lyke um angery gobblin e na lyke panelty
Thanks for translating Wurzel's post match interview.
[quote][p][bold]seegull fly in sky[/bold] wrote: Iam Hobblewee e pyrite e got um ship a a skoll a crassbones. Ee lok lyke um angery gobblin e na lyke panelty[/p][/quote]Thanks for translating Wurzel's post match interview. OldGull
  • Score: 3

11:39am Mon 3 Mar 14

pte says...

losers always moan, that's what they do
losers always moan, that's what they do pte
  • Score: 0

11:52am Mon 3 Mar 14

gilbertthecat says...

Agree I found this all very odd at first but have come round to finding it quite funny. I always liked watching the Lone Ranger and think this might be a dialect from the Apache tribe. Vegas could possibly confirm this either way ;-)
Agree I found this all very odd at first but have come round to finding it quite funny. I always liked watching the Lone Ranger and think this might be a dialect from the Apache tribe. Vegas could possibly confirm this either way ;-) gilbertthecat
  • Score: 0

11:53am Mon 3 Mar 14

gilbertthecat says...

gilbertthecat wrote:
Agree I found this all very odd at first but have come round to finding it quite funny. I always liked watching the Lone Ranger and think this might be a dialect from the Apache tribe. Vegas could possibly confirm this either way ;-)
I meant about seegull fly in sky of course! Bloody quote button didn't work.........
[quote][p][bold]gilbertthecat[/bold] wrote: Agree I found this all very odd at first but have come round to finding it quite funny. I always liked watching the Lone Ranger and think this might be a dialect from the Apache tribe. Vegas could possibly confirm this either way ;-)[/p][/quote]I meant about seegull fly in sky of course! Bloody quote button didn't work......... gilbertthecat
  • Score: 0

1:43pm Mon 3 Mar 14

DuncanThickett says...

And this coming from the manager that was in charge of P****e, the most prolific of swan divers.
And this coming from the manager that was in charge of P****e, the most prolific of swan divers. DuncanThickett
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Mon 3 Mar 14

gilbertthecat says...

DuncanThickett wrote:
And this coming from the manager that was in charge of P****e, the most prolific of swan divers.
And still at it under TP it seems!
[quote][p][bold]DuncanThickett[/bold] wrote: And this coming from the manager that was in charge of P****e, the most prolific of swan divers.[/p][/quote]And still at it under TP it seems! gilbertthecat
  • Score: 0

8:36pm Mon 3 Mar 14

tug509 says...

Never happy ,.......and never will be !.
Never happy ,.......and never will be !. tug509
  • Score: 0

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