Jeffrey’s perfect birthday present

Published Friday, 26 October 2012
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Linfield manager David Jeffrey is hoping to celebrate his 50th birthday on Sunday with three Danske Bank Premiership points from the previous day's game with Portadown at Windsor Park.

Jeffrey’s perfect birthday present
David Jeffrey is hoping for a boost to his campaign at the weekend. (© Pacemaker)

The champions are 11 points off the lead following Monday night's controversial 3-2 defeat by Coleraine.

Linfield have written to the IFA expressing their concern over refereeing standards.

Monday's official Raymond Crangle chose not to award a penalty after Linfield striker Peter Thompson had appeared to have been fouled by Bannsiders' goalkeeper Michael Dougherty.

Jeffrey told the club's website:"The players have been told not to be too disheartened by refereeing decisions going against us."

"I've repeatedly said I wouldn't want to be a referee or a linesman because they are very difficult roles.

"Having said that, they choose to fulfil the role and they are paid for the duties they undertake, so it's important that there is responsibility and accountability for their decision making.

"It is important that they do all they can to get their decision making correct.

"We have suffered some most unfavourable decisions this season and hopefully, that run will come to an end very soon."

The Blues boss says there is still a positive mood in the camp despite a poor start to the campaign by the club's standards.

"I've told the players to keep being positive and to keep believing," he added.

"The players played well and have been complimented, far and wide for their play in Monday's game.

"We know we've been creating chances and we know it's vitally important we begin to take our chances. There's a good mood in the camp."

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ROBERT MCKENZIE in S.BELFAST wrote (636 days ago):
HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK AND TROPHIES. KEEP ON BELIEVING!
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