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Allardyce: Poor Decisions Didn't Help

Allardyce: Poor Decisions Didn't Help

Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce discusses his thoughts on our defeat at Stoke City on Saturday with Sky Sports.

A 3-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium was as much down to the poor refereeing from Steve Bennett (at not awarding a penalty and then sending Christopher Samba off) as anything according to Allardyce.

Allardyce told Sky Sports: "Instead of getting back in the game and getting a penalty - two weeks on the trot there has been a handball on the line and the referee hasn't seen it - we are 2-0 down.

"This one was going wide and there was a deflection on Chris Samba's header. If the penalty is given, perhaps one of their players is sent off, we get to 1-1. It's a big, big decision that has gone against us.

"I can't understand why Samba was sent off. I don't know why he was booked in the first place.

"I watched a game on Monday where Shawcross was pulling a (Sunderland) centre forward back and the referee gave nothing.

"Chris Samba has been sent off for not a lot and that makes the game very difficult to come back at 2-0 down with 10 men.
"

However, Big Sam did also put some of the blame down to our own defending and that simply wasn't good enough.

He added: "We created a lot of our own problems, the first two goals were something that we had worked on and we simply did not take care of that.

"Danny Higginbotham crept round the back for the first one and we were caught napping.

"We knew they were very good on set plays but we didn't sort it out. It was amateur defending from us.
"

Some of the decisions against us weren't good, however, we just weren't good enough on the day either and mistakes from a referee or not that doesn't change the fact that the majority of the performance wasn't acceptable!!


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Writer:Walker
Date:Sunday February 7 2010
Time: 4:55PM

Comments

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Once again BFS is quick off the mark to blame everyone but himself...
mutts nutts
07/02/2010 17:51:00
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come on, can you really blame the refs?
dominator2800
07/02/2010 18:49:00
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how about sam accepts that we played **** for once...
rover23
07/02/2010 19:04:00
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He did say that our defending was amateur
FreidelNo.1
07/02/2010 19:36:00
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can't believe hes blaming the refs, we played badly. he needs to pull his finger out of his pie.
LHrover
07/02/2010 20:33:00
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Ah, typical Allardyce - blaming the refs to deflect attention from the fact that he can't manage his way out of a wet paper bag. Blackburn deserve better.
fifthcolumnblue
07/02/2010 22:01:00
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lol......kind of funny, 2 wins gets everybody thinking we are back on track. We wont be back on track until Sam Allardyce leaves
sasman
07/02/2010 22:09:00
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from what i remember, we had our best run when big sam was out a few months ago...is that right? how ironic is that.
dominator2800
07/02/2010 22:19:00
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To be fair, he does say we defended terrible, the ref wasnt great and we should have had a penalty. But it was about 5% ref 95% us being awful. Come on Sam - man up.
Mikey Delap
07/02/2010 22:33:00
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Cnt blame the ref, We where shocking, and now lack a goal scorer to boot, This will be a nervous last few months
glen9mullan
07/02/2010 22:56:00
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