Nottingham Forest fans have all been running the rule over Saturday’s goalless draw at Deepdale, and they’re absolutely fuming at referee Tim Robinson after the latest setback in their promotion chase.
Forest had the chance to within touching distance of the top six on Saturday, but they were unable to break the deadlock against a well-drilled Preston side.
Martin O’Neill’s side haven’t won away from home in the league since November, losing four and drawing five of their last nine Championship away matches after Saturday’s 0-0 draw.
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While the performance was far from perfect, fans are all pointing to one man as the reason they didn’t get three points, as referee Robinson controversially ruled out a late Forest winner.
As the match closed in on the 80-minute mark, Lewis Grabban forced a good save from Preston goalkeeper Declan Rudd, but Joe Lolley’s strike on the rebound was ruled out as the referee called for a foul by Ryan Yates on the goalkeeper.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
The amount of points that these referees are costing us is ridiculous!! It needs to be massively looked into and they need VAR across every league. Human referees can't be trusted to make the right decisions
— Aaron (@aaron4reds) February 16, 2019
Ref cost us once again
— Cal?⚪️ (@nffccal) February 16, 2019
good point, should of won it, ref cost us, need to be more clinical.
— Ryan Bardill (@Ryan_nffc10) February 16, 2019
Another 2 points dropped because of an inept referee. 6 points so far – should be sitting on 53 points and in play-off position
— Emran Aziz #FBPE (@aziz_emran) February 16, 2019
Another shocking decision!!!
— Dean Clarke (@NffcClarke) February 16, 2019
We have dropped 2 points agian because of the ref
— Sam Haycock (@forestfanboy686) February 16, 2019
Only 4 points lost this week to bad refereeing decisions
— Al D (@duncs_al) February 16, 2019
the football leagues corrupt
— cal (@coyrcal2) February 16, 2019