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Dave Jones was livid with the officials after Sheffield Wednesday's 2-1 defeat at QPR in today's Championship opener.
Jones believes the referee had a "shocker" and risked the wrath of the Football Association as he ranted for 17 minutes about the officials' poor display.
– Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones
I think it is an embarrassment for the official to miss the two clear-cut penalties.
You need big calls at places like this in front of a big crowd. You need a big referee to make a big call and he didn't do it.
We just lost our concentration and they capitalised on that. To add insult to it, he then goes and books him and says it is a dive.
He will go home tonight, put his feet up and get another game - and I don't think it is right.
I don't know where you will put him. I don't know what league you would put him in because if you can't pick that out there, he won't pick it out anywhere.
Andy Johnson marked his return from a lengthy injury lay-off by netting his first goal for 21 months as QPR came back from behind to beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Loftus Road.
Atdhe Nuhiu's 19th minute opener for Wednesday was cancelled out by Nedum Onuoha on 40 minutes before Johnson netted his first goal since November 2011 three minutes later.
Sheffield Wednesday have signed striker Atdhe Nuhiu.
The highly-rated 23-year-old has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Sky Bet Championship club.
Sheffield Wednesday have completed the signing of former loanee Jeremy Helan from Manchester City on a four-year deal.
Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough heading for a home sell-out. Now just 1,600 seats left. #swfc
Today marks the 24th anniversary of one of Britain's worst sporting disasters, at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield.
Last night around 300 people, including the families of victims, congregated at Liverpool Town Hall for a memorial service to honour the 96 fans who died that day.
TEAM NEWS: Leeds v Sheff Weds: Kenny, Byram, Pearce, Warnock, Drury, Norris, Green, Austin, Varney, McCormack, Morison. #lufc
THE OWLS v Leeds United: Kirkland, Buxton, Llera, Gardner, R.Johnson, Holden, Coke, Prutton, Helan, J.Johnson, Lita. #swfc
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