Doomed we are doomed,this referee. should never be anywhere near a hostile environment,he still haunts me today and how can our players travel all the way to Portsmouth knowing that this should have gone to spec savers specimen will be in the same county. missing a offside understandable, missing a handball ok, missing both in a matter of seconds,is a complete joke. could it be the baying of the Portsmouth fans made his eye site fail. So the E_F_L so busy this season with clubs doing dodgy deals. Or the referee association. Thinking Portsmouth have not had a good start,so we will send this joker down. Portsmouth is a very intimidating atmosphere and the fans are very vocal 18-000 screaming fans known has the Pompey chimes,and all that stands between impartiality,is a man proven to get big decisions wrong. Craig Hicks would you believe it,still on the referees list. I said at his last visit he should never be allowed to referee again, Cost us the match Portsmouth did not win only his incompetence. Watch again Mr Hicks The whole ground and replays shows the infringement of the laws YOU STILL HERE=====will you be weak with 18-000 shouting you dont know what you are doing,
And so it goes Mr Hicks certainly did Burton no favours,but had a big impact on the 4 points Portsmouth got out of the last 2 contest, The sending off O"Toole was the players fault,but in his 1st encounter with Nartey ,Marquis did his usual trick of playing the man not the ball,Pompey have a habit of doing this and weak refs like Hicks let it go, for their first goal again Nartey was pushed by Marquist to get the header in.And the penalty was spot on by Pompey,but the commentator said the ref could not wait to give it, and other comments said it was a soft one. Strange Fratton park known as a hostile environment it seems teams that go their do well to keep 11 players on the pitch .With Mr Hicks i feared the worst,but our team was superb and defied the odds. Portsmouth fans expected 2 penalty's ,i think they will feel Mr Hicks let them down.