Date: 8th March 2010 at 10:48am
Written by:

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish was not happy that his side was not awarded a perfectly good goal at Fratton Park on Saturday and believes that it could be the reason his side are out of the FA Cup.

It was another case of an assistant referee daydreaming when he should have noticed that Liam Ridgewell had a header ‘saved` by David James well after it had crossed the goal line.

At the time Blues were 2-0 down thanks to a brace from Frederic Piquionne, but if their goal had been allowed, then there was every reason to believe that Birmingham would have bounced back to force at least a replay at St Andrews.

‘We should have had a lifeline with a perfectly legitimate goal but unfortunately it wasn’t to be,’ McLeish said.

‘It would have given us a lifeline and I wouldn’t bet against my team coming back if we got that goal. They’ve done that this season.

‘You would expect an official at this level to see that. They do the fitness tests and part of that is the vision side of things. It’s a shame the guy missed that, I’m sure he will be hurting about it.

‘I don’t see how he could be obscured because he was over the line. Nobody was over the line so he should have been on that corner flag. James actually landed and caught it behind the line.’


—————————————–

Vital Brum are now set up on face book so why not join up and help us grow into a great community?

You can get to know the staff better as we`ll all be updating the page and we will bring you the latest news, views, happenings and rumours from St Andrews.

Join us today and join in the fun.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN US


Join Vital Birmingham

It’s easy to register, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!) for poll votes and leaving article comments.
Message Board
We are currently trying to find Blues fans who would like to run the forum and help get it active OR if anyone has an existing forum they would like to merge into Vital Birmingham and get free hosting, then drop me a line and I’ll give you more information. To visit the message board, click here.
Get involved
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site, so if you have an opinion, why not submit an article or match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Birmingham.