Vital Football

Latest Wigan Athletic News

Steven Caldwell Left Bemused By Referee

Steven Caldwell Left Bemused By Referee


Wigan Athletic centre half Steven Caldwell was left a little bemused at the end of Saturday`s clash with Manchester United, by the decisions of match referee Martin Atkinson to not only send off Antolin Alcaraz and Hugo Rodallega but also Atkinson`s failure to award Latics a penalty when Charles N`Zogbia was bundled over in the penalty box by constant offender Vidic

Alcaraz received two yellow cards, the second one for an innocuous challenge on United midfielder Darren Fletcher that Caldwell reckoned was no worse than any of a number of challenges made by Man U players that went unpunished by the referee

Speaking to the press Caldwell said: 'I wasn't even worried he might go off for the [second] challenge, to be honest'

'There were tackles flying in from their side - and I know I'm biased - that weren't getting punished, and could possibly have been bookings.

'But I thought it was an honest challenge from Antolin to get the ball, and although it was a certain foul on Fletch, which we accept, I just felt the referee could have shown a bit of leniency.

'Maybe the pressure from the crowd and whatever meant he sent him off.'

'I also thought it was a stonewall penalty and I'm certain that if it had been a Manchester United player it would have been a penalty.

'I said that to the referee at half-time, and he said he felt that Charlie went down far too easily.

'My argument was why would he go down when he was in such a strong position.

'It was such a big decision that had a bearing on the game, because they got their first goal within a couple of minutes and all of a sudden we're 1-0 down at half-time.'


A bemused Steven Caldwell

Image courtesy of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic


Join The Vital Debate



Bookmark and Share












Latics and Proud

Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site





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

Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Tuesday November 23 2010
Time: 7:00AM

Comments

0
Caldwell will be pleased toknow Atkinson is set to take charge of our 1/4 final Carling Cup clash at Arsenal next week
worbo
22/11/2010 23:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Blackpool 1-3 Wigan Match Report

David Perkins has scored a goal for Wigan Athletic. Not the usual introduction to a match report, but some things deserve that extra limelight. Anyway, Wigan came from 1-0 behind at Blackpool to win 1

Blackpool 1-3 Wigan Match Report

David Perkins has scored a goal for Wigan Athletic. Not the usual introduction to a match report, but some things deserve that extra limelight. Anyway, Wigan came from 1-0 behind at Blackpool to win 1

Blackpool vs Wigan Big Game Preview

Latics travel to Blackpool looking for three points which could see them return to the top of League One. We were disappointing in mid-week performance-wise, however I think the majority were happy wi

Will Grigg out for 2-3 weeks

It's been a tough start to the 2017/18 campaign for the centre forward

Archived Vital Latics Articles

Vital Latics articles from

Site Journalists

Dan Rodenby
Editor email
Profile
Dan Farrimond
no email
Profile
Kieran Makin
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Latics win League One this season?
Suggested By: Paul Cook
Yes54%
No27%
Too early to say19%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Wigan Athletic Results (view all)

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.truelatic4eva127
2.Moonay118
3.Lord of the pies112
4.Get a Grip!97
5.Martinez198671
6.TRUE BELIEVER67
7.Kenny Morris56
8.walgarthjohn53
9.hindleymonwafc50
10.NYC_LATICS42
Write for Vital Football