UK time is: 18:48:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Mackay's Tunnel Vision After Bad Penalty Decision

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay did not enjoy the best of birthdays, at least in a footballing sense as his side were beaten by Brighton last night but the passionate Scot was left frustrated with several decisions that went against his side - and he certainly let his emotions show.

Following the game, Mackay cited a decision by referee Keith Stroud not to award a penalty for a foul on Craig Bellamy as a particularly poor decision. Bellamy was in full flight and flying down the outside of Adam El-Abd on the City left when he was bundled over. Recognising the foul, Stroud did award City a free-kick but Mackay was incensed that a penalty had not been given.

Following the decision, Malky stormed off down the tunnel - the third time last night I had noticed him disappear down their when a decision had gone against us. Whether in a show of anger, a calming down mechanism to avoid reprimands from the 4th official or because he has a TV monitor system down there - I don't know! However, he emerged moments later to see the danger comfortably cleared by the visitors and City once again struggling to break through.

After the game, Mackay told BBC Sport:

"Craig was on the line going into the box and the ruling is that`s a penalty, so the referee got that wrong."


Cardiff City fans have definitely taken to Malky mackay's passionate and assertive attitude. It has not harmed that we have been enjoying considerable success since he took over but Mackay works tremendously hard and shows the right character, determination and positivity to bring the fans onside - even with off-field discontent rife amongst supporters.

Whatever Malky does down that tunnel, he is largely doing things right and it's a far far cry from seeing Dave Jones leaning against the dugout and mustering an outstretched hand or shrug when things don't go our way....!




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: Bluebirdshroom Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 20 2013

Time: 11:50AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Cardiff City Articles

10m Medel Offer From Galatasaray (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Medel Inching Towards Cardiff Exit (Wednesday July 23 2014)

FK Amkar Perm 3-0 Cardiff (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Caulker Departs For QPR (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Third Tour Match Details Change (Monday July 21 2014)

Ole Delighted With Day's Efforts (Saturday July 19 2014)

Cardiff 3-0 Teuta Durres (Saturday July 19 2014)

Cardiff 3-2 TSV 1860 Munich (Saturday July 19 2014)

Archived Cardiff City Articles

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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Magath Signs Two New Players!
Fulham : 23/07/2014 17:20:00
Jean Beausejour Joins Colo-Colo - Adios
Wigan : 23/07/2014 16:32:00
Another player set for injury lay-off
Reading : 23/07/2014 15:09:00
10m Medel Offer From Galatasaray
Cardiff : 23/07/2014 14:03:00
Offical - Leicester & Palace Bids For Campbell
Cardiff : 23/07/2014 13:57:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:  Whitts
Marshall 40%
Fabio 4%
John 2%
Mutch 0%
Caulker 13%
Turner 4%
Daehli 25%
Whittingham 4%
Campbell 0%
Gunnarsson 0%
Bellamy 2%
Sub - Cowie 2%
Sub - Healey 2%
Sub - James 2%