Vital Football

Latest Chelsea FC News

What a Farce?

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!



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

Writer:Merlin
Date:Monday November 18 2013
Time: 5:29PM

Comments

0
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
18/11/2013 18:02:00
0
Lolll!! Read about it. Can't blame Frank to try something when he saw an opportunity. Hope he wins the replay!! :D
syed230183_chelseafc
18/11/2013 18:37:00
0
Lol.. Nigeria currently destroying Italy 2-1 @Craven Cottage. That's dope babyyyyy!
HGH Magic
18/11/2013 20:32:00
0
Did i hear someone say "destroy"??oops he obviously never saw the game!!
Ken4CFC
19/11/2013 12:17:00
0
Yeah @nely, would be really nice mate; Frank's an interesting one.
HGH Magic
19/11/2013 18:25:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Chelsea Articles

Chelsea Linked with young Italian Striker

The arrival of Antonio Conte at Chelsea Football Club has given the club the shake-up it needed.

Fabregas in Arsenal Link

Yesterday, up at the Etihad Stadium, Antonio Conte was forced into making a change to his starting eleven.

A victory for Conte's values over Guardiola's

8 wins a row! Now that's an emphatic title statement if ever there was one!

City (a) - Post-Match Fascinating Facts

Eight Premier League wins on the bounce has put Chelsea firmly at the summit of the Premier League.

Archived Vital Chelsea Articles

Vital Chelsea articles from

Site Journalists

Merlin
Editor email
Profile
Stan Wenners
no email
Profile
GabeU
no email
Profile
Tom
no email
Profile
Dylan M
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Manchester City (a)?
Suggested By: merlin
Courtois2%
Moses10%
Azpilicueta10%
David Luiz16%
Cahill0%
Alonso0%
Kante0%
Fabregas2%
Pedro2%
Diego Costa48%
Hazard8%
Willian2%
Chalobah0%
Batshuayi0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 13 9 3 1 30 18
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
7 Man Utd 13 5 5 3 20 3
8 Everton 13 5 4 4 19 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
11 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
12 AFC Bournemouth 13 4 3 6 15 -4
13 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
14 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
15 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
16 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Chelsea Results (view all)

Chelsea Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 12:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 7:45PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 12:30PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 4 2017 8:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.unclezillion16
2.Solid715
3.StamfordDLion13
4.Latunvic13
5.herefordchelsea9
6.Pantera989
7.ZeeNut9
8.analooish8
9.Sdblues7
10.Michael Reid7
The Vital Football Members League