Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law felt Barnet had the 'referee in their pocket' during the Bees' 1-0 win

Times Series: Nicky Law (right) felt Barnet had the 'referee in their pocket' during the Bees' 1-0 win. Picture: Action Images Nicky Law (right) felt Barnet had the 'referee in their pocket' during the Bees' 1-0 win. Picture: Action Images

Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law felt Barnet had referee Dean Treleaven “in their pocket” during the Bees’ 1-0 win on Saturday.

A thunderous first half strike from Dani Lopez settled a fairly even contest, although Edgar Davids’ side will feel they had enough chances to kill off the game in the second period.

However, Law believed a draw would have been a fair result and was disappointed with the display from Treleaven.

He said: “I think they have played the referee better than we have, I think they had him in their pocket from the start.

“He has made it a lot more difficult than it needed to be today. But at the end of the day we have no complaints. Our unbeaten run is finished and we will have to go again.”

Law also felt his side were denied two penalties and added: “Dan Bradley has come in off the right and gone in on that one. And a cross has come in and their lad has two arms on Michael Wylde’s back.

“I know for a fact that if that is at the other end they got those two decisions. We haven’t today and that is not me being bitter, it is me being honest. If those are Barnet appeals today they get them.”

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5:40pm Mon 6 Jan 14

dawboy says...

I can appreciate Nicky Law being disappointed, but trying to re-write the events of the game against Barnet isn't acceptable. The facts are that Barnet failed to score from many more clear cut chances than Alfreton ever dreamed of having.
As for Barnet having any Conference referee in their pocket, what an insult to these referees and a joke as Barnet FC are concerned. having seen some of the decisions Barnet have had against them, I would hate to have seen them play a game with a referee not favouring them !
I can appreciate Nicky Law being disappointed, but trying to re-write the events of the game against Barnet isn't acceptable. The facts are that Barnet failed to score from many more clear cut chances than Alfreton ever dreamed of having. As for Barnet having any Conference referee in their pocket, what an insult to these referees and a joke as Barnet FC are concerned. having seen some of the decisions Barnet have had against them, I would hate to have seen them play a game with a referee not favouring them ! dawboy
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12:53pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Not that Dave, another one. says...

I do wish football managers at all levels would stop criticising the officials in their post-match interviews. It undermines their authority and ultimately diminishes the game. If a manager feels he has a case, there is a proper, and discreet, way for him to raise that.
It's funny how managers understand it's not fair or proper to single out any of their own players for criticism, and even the other team's players, out of respect and professionalism, but the officials don't benefit from that level of respect at all.
I do wish football managers at all levels would stop criticising the officials in their post-match interviews. It undermines their authority and ultimately diminishes the game. If a manager feels he has a case, there is a proper, and discreet, way for him to raise that. It's funny how managers understand it's not fair or proper to single out any of their own players for criticism, and even the other team's players, out of respect and professionalism, but the officials don't benefit from that level of respect at all. Not that Dave, another one.
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2:28pm Wed 8 Jan 14

chris stevens says...

Ridiculous comment. What a poor loser. No class.
Ridiculous comment. What a poor loser. No class. chris stevens
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