UK time is: 04:38:34
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

What a Farce?

Anyone who is, how they say, a little long in the tooth, will certainly remember Frank Sinclair.

Whilst not blessed as being one of the most skilful players to pull on our shirt what he lacked in that department he more than made up for with his enthusiasm and never-say-die attitude.

These days Frank is cutting his teeth in the managerial game and on Saturday he was involved in a controversial incident.

Managing Colwyn Bay, in an FA Trophy game, against Altincham, Colwyn Bay found themselves 2-0 down as the game entered the final ten minutes and facing an early exit from the competition.

But, with seven minutes of normal time remaining, the referee, Mark Ackerman picked up an injury and had to leave the field of play.

Desperate attempts to find somebody to run the line, with the original referee`s assistant taking over the whistle, resulted in somebody stepping forward who didn`t have the necessary qualifications,

Frank, much to the anger of the Altincham club, objected to this replacement whilst also suggesting he may have had the odd drink or two.

Subsequently, the game was abandoned and despite fearing that the FA might ask for only the remaining 7 minutes to be played the decision announced today has deemed that the complete FA Trophy tie should be replayed.

So it looks as if Frank got a result but can you imagine the fuss if Colwyn Bay wins the replayed game!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 18 2013

Time: 5:29PM

Your Comments

Hahahaha! Absolutely hilarious. Frank's always been one heck of a character. Frank referring the game and awarding Colwyn Bay 3 penalties in 7 mins would have been more hilarious. Has a date been scheduled for the replay yet? Would be nice to keep an eye on this one.
nelyvanile
Lolll!! Read about it. Can't blame Frank to try something when he saw an opportunity. Hope he wins the replay!! :D
syed230183_chelseafc
Lol.. Nigeria currently destroying Italy 2-1 @Craven Cottage. That's dope babyyyyy!
HGH Magic
Did i hear someone say "destroy"??oops he obviously never saw the game!!
Ken4CFC
Yeah @nely, would be really nice mate; Frank's an interesting one.
HGH Magic
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Chelsea Articles

Piazon Goes to Germany (Thursday July 24 2014)

Squad for the season ahead (Thursday July 24 2014)

Some decisions just baffle... (Thursday July 24 2014)

Is It Worth the Gamble? (Thursday July 24 2014)

Eto`o in QPR Link! (Thursday July 24 2014)

Costa Praise for Chelsea (Thursday July 24 2014)

Both Keepers are Staying! (Thursday July 24 2014)

RZ Pellets 1 Chelsea 1 (Thursday July 24 2014)

Archived Chelsea Articles

List All Vital Chelsea Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. McQuinnChels 297
2. SameX 238
3. kolagold25 212
4. StamfordDLion 197
5. BOTUM 172
6. BlueABS 139
7. foreign_viewer 113
8. Blue_Mel 106
9. syed230183_chelseafc 106
10. BlueMIA 96

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
2. Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0
3. Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4. Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5. Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Apologies of an Englishman in New York
Chelsea : 25/07/2014 03:46:00
Forthcoming Friendly Cup Chosen For TV
Newcastle : 24/07/2014 22:48:00
Mbiwa Still Linked With Loan Move
Newcastle : 24/07/2014 22:26:00
The Black Cats looking at Patrick van Aanholt!
Chelsea : 24/07/2014 21:39:00
How Swansea City's Squad Is Shaping Up
Swansea : 24/07/2014 21:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do You Support Drogba Coming Back to Chelsea As?
Suggested By:  merlin
A Player! 4%
A Coach! 5%
A Player / Coach! 10%
Don't Bring Him Back! 81%