UK time is: 14:12:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Should've Gone To Spec Savers

Michael Kightly did more than secure 3 valuable points for Wolves against Leeds on Saturday.

He also spared the blushes, and in all probability the eardrums of referee Michael Jones, who seemed to be the only person in attendance at Molineux who failed to judge that Manuel Rui Marques had brought down Kightley in the box during the first half.

After cutting inside Eddie Lewis, Kightly moved into the box and then cut back outside to step around Marques who cynically flattened the former Grays winger, only to see referee Jones wave play on.

And it left Kighly in no doubt that a penalty should have been awarded.

'I stepped inside Lewis and went to pull the trigger but I saw the other guy coming in so I went to cut round him as well and he just smashed me.' Kightly said after the game.

Manager Mick McCarthy certainly thought so as well, but as usual, was even more blunt in his assesment.

'Was that a penalty or am I going mad?'

'The only two blokes in the stadium who didn't think it was a penalty was the ref and his assistant.

'My lamps are fading, and I have to wear glasses now for reading. But it looks like I'll have to get some of those long-sighted ones as well, because if that's not a penalty, then there's never been one.'

As it was, 15 minutes from the end Kightley settled matters without the referree having to remove any splinters from his backside, which allowed McCarthy the luxury of a little wry humour.

'I guess I can be a bit magnanimous as we've won. But if we hadn't, I'd have been seething.' he said, adding with a smile:

'I didn't speak to the ref, there was no point but I've put my report in. Two or three pages of foolscap. And he can look forward to reading that on Tuesday morning.'

I think it's a fair bet to say that he wont be smiling when he does.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Stuart Smith Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 26 2007

Time: 9:00AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Wolves standards will not slip (Thursday April 17 2014)

Leicester lead chase for Sako? (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Wolves would have gone bust (Tuesday April 15 2014)

The Pivotal Promotion Week? (Friday April 11 2014)

Date set for Craddock's testimonial (Thursday April 10 2014)

Stearman will not be released (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Wolves Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. johnwolf 4
2. Southbank60 3
3. astraltrader 3
4. Akela 2
5. noddyboy44 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 0 - 2 Wolves
Wolves 2 - 0 Peterborough
Stevenage 0 - 0 Wolves
MK Dons 0 - 1 Wolves
Wolves 4 - 2 Colchester
Sheff Utd 0 - 2 Wolves

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Wolves 42 28 9 5 +51 93
2. Brentford 42 26 9 7 +29 87
3. Leyton Orient 42 23 11 8 +39 80
4. Rotherham 42 22 13 7 +28 79
5. Preston 42 21 16 5 +23 79
6. Peterborough 42 21 4 17 +10 67
7. Swindon 42 17 9 16 +5 60

Breaking League News

Bradford City v Peterborough United - Preview
Peterborough : 18/04/2014 12:00:00
Team News v Colchester
Oldham : 18/04/2014 10:57:00
Team News v Port Vale
MK Dons : 18/04/2014 10:55:00
Team News v Tranmere
Gillingham : 18/04/2014 10:54:00
Team News v Leyton Orient
Crawley : 18/04/2014 10:51:00
Team News v Peterborough
Bradford : 18/04/2014 10:51:00
Team News v Walsall
Carlisle : 18/04/2014 10:49:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How many points needed to secure promotion?
Suggested By:  
101+ 5%
95-100 57%
90-94 37%
85-89 1%
80-84 0%