Oct 14 2013 by Our Correspondent, Main WIR
RONNIE MOORE was involved in a post-match bust-up with Phil Parkinson on Sunday and the Tranmere boss told his Bradford counterpart to stop living off past glories.
In a feisty game that almost got out of hand in the first half, Ryan Lowe’s second-half strike was all that separated the two sides on the pitch, but it was matters off it that irritated Moore.
Ian Goodison, who was making his 400th appearance for Rovers, appeared to plant his forearm into the face of Bantams winger Kyel Reid on 27 minutes and Parkinson got embroiled with the 40-year-old defender on the touchline.
Goodison was booked, the Valley Parade faithful were furious that further action wasn’t taken by referee Darren Drysdale but Moore’s delight – and relief at Rovers’ first win since August 31 – was clear to see at the final whistle.
And the Tranmere manager claims Parkinson should take a closer look at his own temperament despite leading Bradford to the Capital One Cup final last season.
“I’ve had dog’s abuse from the crowd all afternoon and we’ve won, and at the end of the game I’ve just turned around and clapped them,” said Moore.
“Then he’s come to me and said ‘enjoy your win, but don’t take the Mickey out of the crowd’, so it was ‘who are you to tell me what to do?’
“He’s getting carried away a bit with the cup final and Arsenal and whatever, and it’s him that needs to settle down a bit.”
On the incident between Goodison, Reid and Parkinson, Moore added: “They were trying to get him sent off, there’s no doubt about that.
“Their manager got involved when he shouldn’t have done. Basically Goody’s shoved the manager and the fourth official has seen that but not their manager shoving Goody, so he was booked by the referee for that.
“It’s nothing to do with Reid going down, and I didn’t see him get a knock. All Goody’s done is block him from going in.
“Goody was very unfortunate to get booked and I know he was unhappy about that.”