Bantams chief blasts referees

27 April 2009 12:50
The Bantams manager, who will decide whether to quit after a meeting with the club's board at the end of the campaign, is fed up of "being nice to officials" and admits he will instead adopt a similar approach to the likes of his former boss Neil Warnock.

McCall said: "He would constantly blame officials for results and I've never been into that. People say things like it can cost them a job and I've not followed that. But you look at the last three games and there have been decisions against us which have cost us maybe seven points.

"We should have been 2-0 up at Morecambe and I'm sure we would have seen it out. Then right on half-time against Lincoln, Boulders (Michael Boulding) scores a goal when he's a clear yard onside and last week Thorney (Peter Thorne) has a perfectly good header ruled out when the referee has seen a foul from somewhere, not to mention another which was wrongly given offside.

"The referee has not only got a decision wrong that's cost us the game - he's cost me my dream and the club's dream of going to Wembley. Being nice to officials hasn't worked for me. I should have taken Neil's approach instead."

McCall added: "No beating round the bush. I've under-achieved and so have the team. But if the correct decisions had been given in the last three games, we would still be right in there and that's hard to take."

Source: Team_Talk