Date: 16th December 2008 at 11:23am
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Jeff Winter has spoken of the mistake made at the weekend in the Villa v Bolton game.

On his own site: www.jeffwinter.co.uk the former ref said:

Aston Villa beat Bolton Wanderers 4-2 but it should have been 5-2.

I can understand refs missing things if they are unsighted but hapless Lee Probert was ten yards away when Cahill handled the ball in the penalty area.

This ref is a product of the “If the face fits” school of promotion and countless other refs in the Football League are more deserving of a chance in the Premier League.

Verdict: 5-2 to Villa instead of 4-2


Ouch, ‘if the face fits’ not exactly holding back is he?! True though, just see how quickly Uriah Rennie was promoted and he was truly truly dire. Tough job but they must be able to get some decent refs surely!?