Fergie's right over timekeeping, says Dermot
Sir Alex Ferguson is right to suggest time keeping should be taken out of the handsl of referees, according to Dermot Gallagher.
Sir Alex Ferguson, pictured, criticised the amount of injury time added by referee Chris Foy
After Manchester United slid to a 3-2 defeat against Tottenham, their manager complained that the four additional minutes of injury time allowed by Chris Foy was an insult.
He told BBC Sport: "It is a flaw in the game that referees are responsible for time-keeping. It is nearly 2013 and the referee still has control of that."
He added: "They gave four minutes. It is an insult. It is ridiculous. It is denying you the proper chance to win the football match.
And Dermot Gallagher, who refereed more than 300 top tier games in a career spanning almost three decades believes the manager has a point.
Taking responsibility for watching the clock off the pitch would be "a major step forward," Gallagher told MSN. However he cautioned that even with an independent timekeeper decisions would still be only an approximation of the time lost to injuries and other disruptions.
"An independent timekeeper's judgement would still be subjective as he estimates in his view as opposed to the match referee," Gallagher said.
So Sir Alex is unlikely ever to be completely satisfied.
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Is he never satisfied?
All he ever wants is extra time to equalise or win and thewn as far as he is concerned the ref can end the game. When will he realise the Premiership was not created just for his lot to win it every year.
wow as a united fan i'm shocked he's come out and said that and making himself look a t*** to be fair spurs deserved there win yesterday our defence was shocking and even tho we did put up a good fight in the second half i still think spurs out played us and deserved to win so fair play to them
so fergie if you wanna blame someone for losing the game go into your bloody overpaid players changing room and shout at that useless sorry excuse of a defence and accept the fact we were beaten by a better team and less of the sour grapes
"It is denying you the proper chance to win the football match."
So the first 45 minutes when Man U were sh!t wasnt enough time to have a proper chance then?
the times they (man u) have won in extra time, i can understand fergie
he believes they should keep playing till utd go in front
up you fergie, you lost, accept it
Coming from mr Rolex.............just man up fergie you got beaten fair and square....whats good for the goose!!!!!!!
Yes it was an insult, an insult to Spurs,who on the day scored the winning goals.