Millwall boss: Wilkinson red not deemed a "mistake" by FA

© Keith Gillard
© Keith Gillard

ANDY Wilkinson's red card appeal was rejected because the Football Association could not determine that referee Darren Deadman had made a "blatant mistake".

Boss Ian Holloway is adamant that the right back's challenge on Blackburn's Ben Marshall deserved no more than a booking.

But the FA yesterday rejected Millwall's protests and Wilkinson will now serve a three-match ban.



Holloway, who was sent to the stands during Tuesday's 2-2 draw, has been warned about his future conduct by Wembley chiefs.

"It was no more than a yellow card in my opinion but they can't prove that it was a blatant mistake by the referee," Holloway said on Friday.

"It has to be crystal clear apparently.



"The whole system needs refreshing and looking at, from top to bottom.  We can all see the replays and see that they are wrong, but they're not admitting it.

"I got sent off for appealing about a decision too many times. Well, get your decisions right, be consistent and then I won't have to complain!

"But when a free kick is given against us, we've got to head it out. That's the flipside."

Both of Blackburn's goals came from set-pieces, meaning the Lions have now conceded eight times in a row from free kicks or corners.

"I'm going to have Sid Nelson, Alfie Pavey and Jake Goodman steaming in on headers this morning and hopefully some of my lads will head it out," Holloway added.

"If they don't, they'll stay at the training ground until it's dark. That's all we've got to sort out because otherwise we're playing fantastically well."

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25 thoughts on “Millwall boss: Wilkinson red not deemed a "mistake" by FA

  • November 7, 2014 at 11:25
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    Ridiculous! Guys in suits (most probably accountants) who have never played the game before are making these decisions.... can that be right? OF COURSE NOT!!

    This is the most blatant mistake I have seen from a referee... Their manager even said it was harsh, come on and have a bit of common sense.

    We are the only club in the country who week in, week out play against 12 men.... well we will be that 12th man to even it up on Saturday!!

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    • November 7, 2014 at 11:37
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      sod the 12 men...15 men! if you include all the other officials taht are briefed from the FA...they then wonder why we kick off, well we pay to watch the wall and expect fair unbiased refereeing. They should have a reveiew board that are made of ex players and referees and should be changed and elected by the general public@Bradders:

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    • November 7, 2014 at 11:38
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      @Bradders: have to agree..and where did this blatant mistake nonsense come from..in other words the fa said it was a error but not blatant..now wilko will miss the chance to honour the fallenon saturday..bloody disgrace

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    • November 7, 2014 at 13:13
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      @Bradders: Oi Bradders, I'm an accountant in a suit and I don't think it was a sending-off!!

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      • November 7, 2014 at 14:01
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        @Mick M: Then you should be on the review panel!! Can't be any worse than the Trevor Brooking and the Ex Wet Spam lot that they have currently in the review panel!

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    • November 7, 2014 at 18:15
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      @Bradders: @Bradders: you said 2 very important words unfortunately these p@$*^$ have not got COMMON SENSE

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  • November 7, 2014 at 11:58
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    This means that only perverse decisions will be over-turned. While I share everyone's frustration with officials, I don't think they make dishonest decisions but they do make mistakes, which in the interests of fairness need to be redressed and an appeal upheld. This judgement means that it will be almost impossible to undo poor decisions - sadly that won't be the case, it will just be Millwall that suffers these injustices, because as we know - No one.......

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    • November 7, 2014 at 12:11
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      @barneyb: not all refs are cheats they are just inept.but last saturday & tuesday they were definately cheats..as for your comment about appealing decisions.how is it then when top prem & champ clubs appeal it is instandly overturned

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      • November 7, 2014 at 14:05
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        @Jim28: Because the teams at the top can afford all the back handers that is rife with the FA, UEFA & FIFA...If you pay enough you can have the laws bent for you...Just look at Qatar & Russia WC bids!! Money has taken the peoples game out of the hands of the ordinary and made it a rich mans play thing...and guess who is paying for it, the working class supporters that go each week...why can't we get a system in this country like the one in Germany?

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  • November 7, 2014 at 12:29
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    No one likes us springs to mind

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  • November 7, 2014 at 12:41
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    The amount of decisions that have not gone our way is not purely down to "human error", obviously a fair few are but it's blatently because we "seem" to have a reputation, on and off the pitch! The ref's are trying not to be biased and give in to 10,000 Millwall fans saying, "Penalty / Send him off etc" that they go the complete opposite and give us F*** all! Premiership teams always get penalty's at home and i bet most Championship teams do too, but not Millwall! Really does truly eff me off!!! This red card was given cos the ref was a p**** by trying to make out he's standing his ground against the Millwall boys!

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  • November 7, 2014 at 12:46
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    Well Football Association, I can tell you that Darren Deadman did make a blatant mistake. Or was he cheating????

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  • November 7, 2014 at 13:41
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    NO ONE LIKES US WE DON'T CARE.
    Sounds like a lot of people DO care that they don't like us.

    No point moaning about it, its done, move on if you don't care.
    Turn up and cheer on our lions, drown out the oppo, every time a ref doesn't spot something roar at him, back our team no matter what, even if a player is having a bad game, get off his back, support him because no one else will.
    The songs say it all for me;
    Let em come - yeah come on down we will back our boys we don't need a ref to win a game, we don't need decisions to go in our favour, we don't care if you send of 1-2-3 players we fear no one.
    F*** em all- damn right f*** em all and their mums.
    No one likes us- we don't care, do your worst, we are Millwall, super Millwall.
    MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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    • November 7, 2014 at 14:12
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      @brooker: The only reason we care is that we fork out £25+ a game to watch the baised, cheating, briefed p**** make up the rules as he wants every week...what would teh FA do if all millwall fans put in a legal claim for fraud? They would have to stand up and take note

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      • November 7, 2014 at 14:28
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        @vonhardshaft: No one likes, but we care a little bit, 🙂 doesn't sound right.
        The ref's get on my tits every week, its nice to hear the united fans moaning now Fergie has gone and they don't get as many decisions.
        We just need to accept it on the day though, boo him make our presence felt, spur the team on at the injustice like we did against Blackburn and then keep appealing, I cant believe Wilko's card didn't get rescinded

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  • November 7, 2014 at 13:42
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    and these vodafone adverts can f*** off as well

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    • November 7, 2014 at 14:17
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      @brooker: Ever since Aldo sold out to the Southwark News it has been constatnly bombarded with adverts...I have not bought anything yet...oh and the site only works on explorer now because any other web engine no longer recognises the site...I'm in a foul mood today...hehehehe

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      • November 7, 2014 at 14:29
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        @vonhardshaft: i keep getting an error on google chrome, telling me its not here.

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        • November 7, 2014 at 15:46
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          @brooker: VHS - Chrome users having problems should follow these instructions to get NAD displaying as usual: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95582?hl=en-GB

          Also, the annoying ads will be coming down and the (very cheap) paywall will be going up soon 🙂

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          • November 7, 2014 at 16:26
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            @Alex Aldridge: I don't mind adverts as I understand the revenue helps, its just today's particularly annoying ones popping up all over the place, half way through reading an article and a video take s over my entire screen

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      • November 8, 2014 at 07:39
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        Time to draw a line under it and move on. If IH even mentions it in the changing room then we start at a disadvantage because it will eat into the players minds and affect their concentration for the job in hand.

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  • November 7, 2014 at 17:59
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    I can't see anything wrong with it it was a good 50/50

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  • November 7, 2014 at 18:02
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    I can't see how it was a sending off . I've watched the replays and it was a fifty fifty ball

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  • November 7, 2014 at 18:40
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    The ref was wrong the fa were wrong they were so wrong its frightening..someone should tell these people who run our game that they were wrong

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  • November 7, 2014 at 19:31
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    A classic case of a ref who has never played football! I thought the basis of our legal system was 'beyond reasonable doubt'? Should not the onus be on the referee to prove guilt rather than a system which simply backs up the incompetence of its officials.

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