UK time is: 05:12:42
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

DRFC Poyet critical of referee and pitch

Visiting Brighton and Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet was critical of both the referee and the pitch after his side were pegged back by a late El Hadji Diouf penalty for Doncaster Rovers.

Poyet felt the referee Geoff Eltringham was poor for both sides and he was embarrassed by his performance.

The Brighton manager had no complaints about the penalty decision with a Brighton defender raising his arm in the penalty area. When asked about the decision on BBC local radio after the game, Poyet said, "It was a handball.

"There was more noise and protests from both clubs about decisions made by the referee.

"The referee today couldn`t see things happening both ways, and I am disappointed, it is embarrassing really. He was one of the worst referees we have had and I am not using that as an excuse."


As well as the referee, Poyet was critical of the playing surface at the Keepmoat stadium, saying he would never pay to watch a game of football on a playing surface like that. "I don`t think we played well. We tried to change things similar to what we did at Hull, because of the pitch.

"It was difficult to pass the ball on the floor because it kept bumping up and it is difficult to control and it made it ugly. If you pay money to watch football, you do not want to do it on a pitch like that.

"It doesn`t help Doncaster because they have good footballers and they cannot pass the ball either.

"It is impossible to play on it is awful. If I had to come here and watch football every week to watch football, I can assure you I wouldn`t and that is nothing to do with the players of Doncaster Rovers or their staff it is because of the pitch, it is horrendous," continued Poyet.

Rovers still have seven home games between now and the end of the season on a playing surface that will only get worse.

The council owned Keepmoat stadium is also the home to the Doncaster rugby league side and ladies team Doncaster Rovers Belles, who are both in action at the Keepmoat between now and the end of the season.

Join The Vital Debate


Join Vital Doncaster Rovers!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!


You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

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. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Doncaster .


Bookmark and Share





Vital Doncaster on:
facebook



Vital Doncaster on:
twitter








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: DonnyEd Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday March 4 2012

Time: 8:11AM

Your Comments

It will only get worse! Can it?
1879Rovers
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Doncaster Rovers Articles

Stats: Rochdale v Doncaster Rovers (Saturday November 22 2014)

DRFC Exciting youngsters sign pro deals (Saturday November 22 2014)

DRFC Former keeper joins Hartlepool (Saturday November 22 2014)

DRFC Main to make up for lost time? (Saturday November 22 2014)

DRFC Rochdale v Doncaster - History (Friday November 21 2014)

DRFC Can Rovers dump the dale? (Friday November 21 2014)

DRFC Rochdale v Doncaster Rovers Team News (Thursday November 20 2014)

Archived Doncaster Rovers Articles

List All Vital Donny Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. 1879Rovers 25
2. DonnyEd 20
3. Dblido 6

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Barnsley 17 6 4 7 -1 22
14. Walsall 18 5 7 6 -1 22
15. Port Vale 18 6 4 8 -2 22
16. Doncaster 16 6 3 7 -6 21
17. Crawley 18 5 6 7 -10 21
18. Coventry 18 5 5 8 -7 20
19. Leyton Orient 18 4 7 7 -3 19

Breaking League News

Wasted Chances Cost says Cotterill
Bristol City : 23/11/2014 22:59:00
Grayson Praises His Players After Important Win.
Bristol City : 23/11/2014 22:46:00
Swindon's Smith Set To Return Against Fleetwood
Swindon : 23/11/2014 20:16:00
Vital Posh MOTM v Swindon Town Poll
Peterborough : 23/11/2014 13:45:00
Rate The Ref - Posh v Swindon - Phil Gibbs
Peterborough : 23/11/2014 13:11:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the match v Rochdale?
Suggested By:  
Johnstone 18%
Wabara 0%
Mccullough 0%
Butler 0%
Stevens 0%
Wellens 16%
Keegan 0%
Coppinger 0%
Main 0%
Tyson 0%
Bennett 66%
Forrester 0%