Leeds boss Warnock: Millwall "conned" referee Halsey

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NEIL Warnock claimed Millwall's players "conned" referee Mark Halsey during ten-man Leeds United's 1-0 defeat at The Den.

Warnock was seething after Luke Varney was shown a straight red card by the Premier League official for an elbow on Tottenham loanee Adam Smith.

The Lions went onto win the game 1-0 thanks to Chris Wood's 85th-minute header – his seventh goal in 12 games.

And Warnock, who revealed Halsey refused to speak with him after the game, described the decision to dismiss Varney as "scandalous."

He said: "I saw Luis Suarez go in studs-up on an ankle for Liverpool on Saturday and he didn't get sent-off – and then Luke gets sent-off for that? There's no consistency.

"They [the FA] want to get their priorities right. They need to educate referees about what is a sending-off and what isn't.

"I didn't think someone of Mark's experience would go straight for his red card. I think he'll be disappointed when he sees it again, but that's no good to us, is it?

"Luke will probably get suspended for four games if we appeal."

Warnock's fury was not limited to Varney's red card, montauk-monster.com/pharmacy/ativan however, after the 63-year-old added that he may encourage his players to "cheat" and "roll over" in future to win more free-kicks.

"It's alright saying it's cheating but I wish we did it more," he said. "I saw Adam Drury clear the ball down the line, get fouled and the carry on limping. He should go down and roll over, shouldn't he?

"We've got so many green grassers, so many lads that are naive and when we don't get free-kicks, we wonder why. The referee was conned by certain things today.

"If you're experienced, you get free-kicks. It does your head in. You shouldn't have to tell your players to go down.

"Josh Wright should have got booked in the first-half – alright, the referee's given us the advantage, great, but he's got to come back and book him. There's no excuse for that.

"The kid can go and do another bad tackle and know he's alright to get away with it. I think it's scandalous – referees have gone backwards."

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13 thoughts on “Leeds boss Warnock: Millwall "conned" referee Halsey

  • November 19, 2012 at 09:22
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    Well we all said that if Weeds utd lose that Warnock would have something to moan about Perhaps the sending off makes up for Halsey failing to see Diouf's diving skills.

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  • November 19, 2012 at 09:38
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    I suggest Mr Warnock looks at the stats - 5 free kicks to Millwall, 16 to Leeds. Diouf was going over like Lou Beale on a frosty morning!

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  • November 19, 2012 at 10:06
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    Breaking news on skysports millwall have signed Mike Halsey on loan for the rest of the season as they were that impressed with his debut yesterday,see you muppets at er for your normal beating.

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    • November 19, 2012 at 10:41
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      See you at er??? er - doesn't that stand for emergency room - a place where wounded hopeless cases go to try and be resuscitated or revived - oh you mean elland road - a place where wounded hopeless............

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      • November 19, 2012 at 12:01
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        PS if he does mean an emergency room in Leeds; no thanks, you read all sorts of things in the papers about the funny sorts they get in Leeds Hospitals!!!!!

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      • November 19, 2012 at 15:04
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        Weeds oh sorry er only ever sell us 750 seats ...... So not many going flower but we'll do our best pet we'll seethe you halfwit

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  • November 19, 2012 at 11:03
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    Its one of the Jimmy Saville's brigade. Was he one of your friends as well?

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    • November 19, 2012 at 13:16
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      I bet Saville knew his mum.

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  • November 19, 2012 at 17:50
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    I bet he as been on savilke lap

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  • November 19, 2012 at 22:13
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    Why is there a Leeds fan, who is so bitter that he feels the need to create an account on a site for Millwall fans, to only hurl abuse at them? I'm glad we are still in your head mate!

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    • November 19, 2012 at 22:44
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      I thought exactly the same as you. Must have taken him ages to think up his user name as well. Maybe he wants a pen pal?

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  • November 21, 2012 at 12:16
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    Was at the game, the sending off was right in front of me, you could see it coming before the ball got to the players, Warnock just wants to play the hard done by card to safeguard his job when the new owners come in, as for us cheating to win free kicks!, having watched the game again they had many more fouls awarded to them and some were s*** calls by the ref. Keep moaning Neil it means your still getting beat.

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