Jackett furious with West Ham winner

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MILLWALL boss Kenny Jackett blasted Premier League referee Mike Jones after ten-man West Ham scored a controversial winner in the London derby.

Julian Faubert's blatant barge of Lions 'keeper David Forde went unpunished, allowing Winston Reid to rifle home a 69th-minute clincher at Upton Park.

Hammers midfielder Kevin Nolan had been sent-off in just the eighth minute for a two-footed lunge on Jack Smith.



"The second goal was a foul on Forde," Jackett told the club's official website. "I've seen the replay and he [Faubert] has taken his legs away. The referee should have given a free-kick.

"West Ham are a good side and when they get decisions like they did for the winner, it makes it very difficult – ten or 11 men.

"We've been close to getting something out of games so many times and that's been frustrating. We're the ones who have to do something about that."



Saturday's derby defeated, coupled with pharmacy-no-rx.net Millwall's midweek loss at home to Watford, has left Jackett targeting Championship survival and nothing more.

"We have to look forward quickly now," he said. "We need 21 points from our last 17 games to reach 50 points – that's now our target. Certain things we need to do better, certain things we need to do exactly the same.

"Conceding a goal from a set piece like we did today was a really poor one to give away. We can't keep doing that. Carlton Cole just wanted it more than we did – that's all it was, pure desire. It was because of his performance that we couldn't make the extra man count.

"It's been a poor week for us – results are the bottom line. We can't dwell on it; we have to get our heads down and dig in. We know what we need to do and we're capable of finishing the season strongly."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

4 thoughts on “Jackett furious with West Ham winner

  • February 4, 2012 at 19:55
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    That was an example of Jackett getting furious? The term "geing savaged by a dead sheep" comes to mind. Jackett displays no passion, no intensity, no inspiration, no astuteness or intelligence, even for WHU-Wall derby. Just like the team he has produced.

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    • February 4, 2012 at 20:08
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      KJ rarely says anything negative about a ref!

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      • February 5, 2012 at 13:29
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        This lack of enthusiasm was even more evident at the Watford game mid-week. I spent most of the second half watching Jackett against the backdrop of Dyche as the football was so dire. Dyche was heading and kicking every ball with his team and the passion was replicated by the players on the pitch. Jackett was static and had no idea how to enthuse his team in one of the most important relegation battles the team will face.

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  • February 6, 2012 at 09:05
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    KJ rarely says anything at all, that's part of the problem. As Tom said Dyche showed real passion on Tuesday and so did his team, KJ stood with his hands in his pockets and shown none and so did his team.

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