Just spent 15 minutes reviewing the penalty decisions on Sky highlights and i’m still not any wiser. I can see why he has given the penalty, but in response he should have given the Ismail one later on in the half - in both cases they had lost control of the ball, turned possession over but got caught by the opposition … If you give one, you have to give the other. Think their centre half should have walked for the sheer number of fouls that he was giving away.
Moving from the referee to our performance - as has already been said, too many didnt turn up, Cook should have started, the Leahy/Ginelly move down the left wing is too predictable (we need to change the direction of play across the pitch to shake things up a bit), Ferrier needs to adapt his game - the centre half was always looking to ‘pinch’ the ball and hence would have done better drawing him in and then spinning behind him but as already mentioned it needs to be quicker - allowing teams to get behind the ball doesnt help our style of play.
Thought we deserved more than we got today - but we need to be shooting more and pressing more to take advantage of being at home.