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Coleman's anger at ref.

Coleman's anger at ref.

Fulham boss Chris Coleman thought that Ian Pearce's challenge on Kevin Doyle in the game against Reading was a definite penalty, but was angry at referee Dermot Gallagher as Coleman thought that it was only worthy of a yellow card, instead of sending off the defender.

The red card came in the 16th minute, making Coleman's men to play the majority of the game with 10 men, but he felt his side battled well despite the decision.

'It was a penalty - I think even big Ian Pearce would say that himself, he's mistimed the challenge,' he said.

'Does he have to be sent off as well? I don't know.'

Coleman also said that he feels that the red card law needs adjustment.

'I think that's got to be changed.'

'It wasn't a malicious challenge from Ian. He's got it wrong - I don't think he has to be punished twice.'

'I think a penalty can be given and a yellow card, but unfortunately that wasn't the case.'

'There's no arguments about the penalty award.'

Despite the result, Coleman thought that they played much better then last week.

'I was delighted with the response from the players this week. We didn't get the three points, or a point, but what we did get was a reaction.'

'It was even harder for us, down to 10 men, but I was proud of the players.'

'It wasn't pretty football all the time, but at times we played some good football.

est odds.'

'It was a more purposeful performance I would say. More committed. We looked a different team to last week.'

In a heated first half, Luis Boa Morte and Liam Rosenior had a heated on-pitch argument, but Coleman said that was good to see.

'We can't expect them to be 11 gentlemen all the time if we're asking for commitment and passion, and it's an emotional game.'

'We're all emotional about it, we all want to win, and you saw that with Liam and Boa, and I think it was Franck (Queudrue) and Zat (Knight), because they want to do well.'

'We've set good standards this season and we're not easy to beat, and the reason we're not easy to beat is because we've got guys on the pitch who care a lot and they want to win for this football club.'

'I'm not opposed to that.'


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Date:Sunday November 26 2006
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Quite right Colemen.
wei, wu and shu
28/11/2006 16:43:00
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All managers don't like decisions that go against them but teams/managers of lesser clubs tend to get the brunt of the 'bad' decisions.
Cravens
29/11/2006 07:02:00
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