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Coleman..'Ban the ref' from Fulham.

Chris Coleman wants Referee Mark Halsey banned from any future games at Craven Cottage.

Coleman would not complain about Chelsea's penalty but thought his team deserved a couple after Petr Cech saved at the feet of Michael Brown and a foul by Didier Drogba.

The ball rebounded out and Cech grabbed Brown's foot to stop him getting to it but referee Mark Halsey awarded a free-kick to Chelsea for the challenge on the goalkeeper.

Coleman commented: 'I asked Mark about it after the game and he said he had to protect the keeper.

'Why should the keeper be protected more than anybody else? It's a 50-50 challenge.

'Petr Cech knows it's a penalty because he grabs Michael. If he thought he had a free-kick he wouldn't have done it.

'I could not believe the decision. I've seen it 10 times on the slow-mo. It's a 50-50 ball and he lost it.'

To add insult to injury Colman thought that the ref should have awarded another penalty due to a foul by Didier Drogda.

The Fulham boss added: 'It's not Chelsea's fault. They are a great team and great champions.

'It's Mark Halsey's fault. I'm disappointed with him. It's not the first time.

'When we played Arsenal two years ago he killed us. He's a decent referee Mark Halsey but he's not decent when he comes to us.

'We were terrific for 70 minutes. Our attitude was superb. It killed it when three decisions went against us.

'I had to calm the lads down in the dressing room because they weren't very happy. But there you go, no points.'

Coleman says that he will ask the Football Association not to send Halsey to Craven Cottage again, but does not hold out much hope.

'I will ask not to have Mark Halsey again. I will ask because there's always a bit of controversy when Mark comes to the Cottage.

'I'll ask and we'll probably have him in another six weeks' time.'




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Date:Sunday September 24 2006

Time: 6:12AM

Your Comments

Looking on the replays this morning I would say it is a stonewall penalty, Petr Cech held Brown back and for me thats a penalty, (but I am biased)
Cravens
Yes I have just seen it as well, if it had happened at the other end Chelski would have had a penalty.... Chelsea did not play that much better than us and are not the team they were.
sammy.luke
The main thing about this game is the way a make shift team played aginst the money men of Chelsea, we made the multi million pound stars look mighty average and we should be proud of them.
sammy.luke
yes Mourino has said that his team should be proud because they won without John Terry....pathetic comment, he does not know what having injuries is all about when he can call on another multi million pound player to stand in....he really needs a reality check....muppit
Cravens
Chelsea have all of these players but a mediocre/crappy player scored both of their goal. What does that say about Chelsea.
The Cottager
 

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