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The crap ref actually helped us in the end - Parkinson

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PHIL Parkinson reckons Fulham’s ‘time-wasting’ did Wanderers a favour at the Macron.
Attempts to slow the game by Slavisa Jokanovic’s side served to infuriate the home crowd and, in the opinion of the Bolton boss, pump up the atmosphere.
Referee Robert Jones incurred the wrath of the fans at the half time break, with Parkinson revealing after the game he had predicted Fulham's gameplan.
“They wanted a slow game, we wanted a quick one,” he said. “That’s what they were trying to do away from home.

“I did say to the ref before the game that I’d watched a lot of Fulham and I knew what they would do. I warned him not to get drawn into it. But I think he did in the first half. There were a few instances he could have dealt with differently, in my opinion.
“He booked Karl Henry then (Kevin) McDonald did an identical thing on the near touchline and didn’t book him, then committed another foul and still didn’t book him. I thought he didn’t do us any favours – he certainly wasn’t a homer. That said. I felt that the ref probably did us a favour.”
Parkinson was pleased with the noise generated by the 14,386 inside the stadium, admitting it has helped the Whites secure an important point.
“The atmosphere was great," he said. "The Bristol City one was right up there in the top five since I have been here, and we’d had some terrific ones in the promotion season but again the fans were right behind the team.

“They are understanding we’ve got to change the shape and the dynamics of the team and we’re getting better at it.
“We’ve got our game in hand now on Tuesday, can we claw some more ground back and put Reading beneath us? That has got to be the aim."

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/sport/15987025.Ref_did_us_a_favour_not_punishing_Fulham_s_slow_play__says_Parkinson/?ref=mrb&lp=11

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