Slav loses it with ref Oliver – ‘he was bad’


Slaven-Bilic (1)Slaven Bilic refused to mince his words after the game declaring: “The referee was very bad today.”

The official Michael Oliver made a series of dodgy decisions with the West Ham boss unable to contol his temper at the end and being sent to the stands.

And afterwards he said: “The way we played makes me proud and happy. We should have, could have scored more but we scored enough to win the game.

“To concede like this, it is very frustrating.

“The decisions were big time against us, every one of them. It is hard for referees but when you are on the wrong side of all decisions it makes you very, very angry. The referee was very bad today

“We should enjoy tonight but now we have that bitter taste in our mouths. We didn’t deserve anything but a win tonight.

Of his own sending off Slav said: “To be fair I am already big time punished with what happened in the game. I don’t think that I crossed the line, it was nothing personal. It was the fourth or fifth decision which went against us and it’s hard to get over that without reacting.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • essexclarets says:

    Two big mistakes cost us all three points yet it will Bilic who gets punished.
    wrong wrong wrong. When are the officials going to be starting to be held accountable for their decisions?

  • MattyJL7 says:

    West Ham 2 – West Brom + Referee Michael Oliver 2.

    A blatantly biased display all day long by Michael Oliver. Robbed by an atrocious so called ‘referee’ yet again. Found 5 minutes to add on out of nothing, as that lot always do when we look like winning. So many refs are flagrantly bent as a 9 bob note, but they still get away with it. Disgusting.

  • bubbles says:

    Disgraceful performance by this joker Oliver . How can “big money ” events be ruined by clueless performances by officials. Game after game are ruined by these tossers who are unaccountable for their mistakes .

  • mooro66uk says:

    Only ever won two games with him in charge. Totally inept performance. Slav will no doubt be punished for showing his disbelief at such shoddy decisions but the good old untouchable ref will just coast on to his next game. Surely time for some sort of method ie video ref or review request by the manager.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    Not only Oliver but his linesman for the first goal, never mind that their first goal involved a cynical hack On Feghouli amazing atmosphere today ruined by the jokers in charge.

  • BrianIron53 says:

    Totally disgraceful refereeing display , either dishonest and bribed or completely incapable of seeing what c 50,000 could cleerly see . I am amazed , I sat in the stand and saw what should be a professional Premiership referee fail to act anywhere near competently !
    Surely there should be a referee review panel examining these inept referee performances and relegating guys like this to the Championship or ( more appropriately in this case to the Isthmian League ) . Bring on TV 4th Official Review !

  • bubbles says:

    Watched it again this morning after the heat of the battle died down . The decisions are even worse in the cold light of day . About time teams started to refuse to play matches where the officials are the ones we all know are either , bribed , biased , or just incapable . If one of the players made half this amount of blatent mistakes he would be dropped and tested for drug abuse .

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