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Phil Dowd does it again

Phil Dowd does it again

Referee Phil Dowd was again involved in controversy on Sunday after sending off former Sky Blue Robbie Keane during Tottenham's game against Birmingham City.

'I'm convinced it was not a red card,' said Spurs assistant boss Gus Poyet.

'We know the referee asked the fourth official for his view but he was only a few yards from the ball.'

Former top official Graham Poll told the BBC: 'Phil leads people to think that he's consulting with the fourth official.

'He did the same at Coventy when he sent off Michael Mifsud three weeks ago. And Ian Dowie the Coventry manager accused him of the same thing.

'So he needs to look at what he's doing. That isn't what happened I know that absolutely certainly.

'He decided it was red himself but his body motion would lead people to think otherwise.'

Writer:CCFC
Date:Monday December 3 2007
Time: 11:20AM

Comments

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Sounds about right. Phil Dowd has a liking for drama I've noticed before. No way did Robbie commit a sending-off offence.
Shannon
03/12/2007 11:37:00
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He wasn't consulting the 4th official, he was calling his bookie!
ParkLane67
03/12/2007 11:57:00
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Mifsud probably deserved his red judging by the TV replays but there was no way that the referee could have seen that at the time.
Rugby Sky Blue
03/12/2007 12:11:00
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ParkLane67 your humourous throw away line maybe very close to the truth. If Poll had watched the incident closely on Sky and had basic lip-reading skills he would see that the last word in the conversation between Dowd and Rennie (the failed PL ref he had as 4th official) was "red" so dont tell us that Dowd wasnt using Rennie to assist in his decision. There should be a full inquiry and Keith Hackett should be asked to explain the conduct of his officials and Dowd should suffer the same fate as Rennie i.e. he should lose his PL registration.
Frank
03/12/2007 12:13:00
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