Horrible night let's forget about it and look forward to Saturday.
I just don't get the changing of the team that looked so solid on Saturday. This plus Fulham getting a second has put me into a funk. Bloody Bury, keep the top teams at bay but take a beating from them
Mate, ive criticised DC many a time for changes and over thinking tactics to counter the opposition; but I get the impression the 4-3-3/4-2-3-1 we've played a lot recently is the preferred system til we hopefully sort out our striker deficiencies in the summer. The only reason we went 4-4-2 Saturday was because we didn't have enough central midfielders!
I said at the top of the thread I'd prefer Monty and Leadbitter over Moore and JC but I don't think that would've made a lot of difference.
Sinclair is the last player you want sent off as he gets through the work of 2 and it was always going to be uphill from there and it sounds like we had bugger all run of the green.
For the first time in years we can enjoy the warmer weather without the stress of must win games at this stage of the season, hopefully DC gives a few young uns a run out and we can be well prepared with our transfer business for the summer!
Post by manchestergas on Mar 14, 2017 23:16:23 GMT
Tend to agree with the Dude. The ref was appalling. Would have been a very different game without sending off which looked soft. Ref looked about 12 and completely destroyed flow of game and near the end lost control. Lovely fans at Bury, two gave us a lift back to metro station hope they stay up.
Firstly the sending off - The first one doesn't look like much of a foul, but I bet most referees wouldn't have booked Sinclair (not that, that doesn't make the ref right) The second one looks more a foul, but Sinclair has gone down easily for both.
Once Sinclair was gone we were up against it especially after a tough run of games and a few players short as mentioned by others.
Their penalty is surely as much a dive as either of Sinclairs. f******g scandalous
Was VAughn booked for kicking the corner flag after scoring the penalty??
Rovers' late bid to sneak a place in the League One play-offs suffered a setback as a recent nine-game unbeaten run was brought to an end on the back of a 3-0 defeat at Gigg Lane.
But Darrell Clarke's side had been forced to play for almost an hour with ten men after Toner dismissed Sinclair for two separate incidents of simulation.
The referee also irked the Bristol Rovers manager for a failure to spot a handball in the phase of play directly leading up to Bury's second goal and for a failure to deal more severely with goalkeeper Joe Murphy following a coming together with striker Rory Gaffney in stoppage time.
Stewart said: "I have seen the footage back and I can say that the first incident is not a dive.
"The second one maybe, but a red card was very harsh on Stuart. We all know what sort of guy Stuart is and for him to get sent off for two dives when one of them wasn't is very disappointing.
"Stuart could have been a bit careful with the second one, but in the heat of the moment it is sometimes difficult to make the right decisions. He didn't do that and that is just one of those situations you have to learn from.
"I haven't seen the penalty decision back again but it looked soft in real time. I hope the referee looks back at the footage to see if he made the right decisions or not.
"I have to self-analyse as a coach and I hope the officials will do the same. There were eight bookings in the game and it wasn't that sort of game. It was a very strange night."
Clarke missed the post-match briefing as a result of requesting a summit with the official some 30 minutes after the final whistle, and Stewart added: "It is about discussing differences of opinion like adults and hoping that we get some of our questions answered. That is all you want. You go in there to get the truth and if you disagree, you disagree.
"At least you have got something off your chest in the right way. If the referee learns from it and it helps him when he takes charge of our next game then that is great for everyone."
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Rovers remained four points off sixth-placed Millwall with eight games of the campaign remaining.
"The red card changed the game," Stewart said. "The score-line is not a fair reflection of our performance. They didn't have lots of sustained pressure on our goal and we still attacked their goal in the face of having to play at a numerical disadvantage for almost an hour.
"That made it quite difficult. Players are always going to make bad decisions under pressure. That's the way it is when you are chasing a game and you leave yourself three on three at the back. It is also important that the officials deal with the pressure as well.
"I'm not sure that was the case tonight, but we all make mistakes. We are all human and it is nice if people hold their hands up. I am disappointed with the result but I am not disappointed in the way we played.
"We kept trying to attack their goal in the second-half. We had some good moments. We hit the post and we forced some good saves out of the goalkeeper."
Rovers will check on the fitness of James Clarke, who was substituted with a suspected asthma-related condition, and Rory Gaffney, who broke his nose, before they entertain Chesterfield at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday