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The RefWatch at Untold: Questions, questions and questions

RefWatch – Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal (20/04/2011 19:45)

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By DogFace

  • Referee:             Martin Atkinson
  • Assistant 1:        John Flynn        
  • Assistant 2:        Peter Kirkup
  • 4th Official:       Stuart Attwell

Good morning stat-fans and welcome to the computer generated RefWatch… I just like press this button yeah and all this stuff comes out, technology eh!

 Let’s have a look at Referee:

  • Full name:                         Martin Atkinson
  • Date of birth:                    31 March 1971 (1971-03-31) (age 40)
  • Place of birth:                  Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • EPL Referee Since:         2004/2005
  • EPL Games to date:        150

 

 

Mr. Atkinson; what is the stance of the PGMOL on transparency?

Ah Martin Atkinson – I remember him… stitched up the mancs, loves the chavs and gave the spuds that ‘orrible 4-4… but ask yourself this, enlightened Gooner, as you read these stats: “between Arsenal and Tottenham, whom is the bigger threat this season to Chelsea’s seasonal objectives?”

 

Martin Atkinson has had 12 games for Tottenham Hotspur consisting of 6 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses

Tottenham Hotspur are currently in 5th in Martin Atkinson’s personal Points Per Game League (for teams with a minimum of 5 matches played), for matches in the English Premier, with an average of 1.75 PPG. 

In Martin Atkinson’s personal Handicap Swing League (for teams with a minimum of 5 matches played), for matches in the English Premier, Tottenham Hotspur come 5th with an average positive swing of 0.23.

Tottenham Hotspur are currently in 19th in Martin Atkinson’s personal Booking’s Per Match League (for teams with a minimum of 5 matches played), for matches in the English Premier, with an overall average of 2.33 BPM. 

In Martin Atkinson’s personal Fouls Per Booking League (for teams with a minimum of 5 matches played), for matches in the English Premier, Tottenham Hotspur come 20th with an overall average of 5.04 FPB.

 

 

Martin Atkinson has had 13 games for Arsenal consisting of 8 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses

Arsenal are currently in 2nd in Martin Atkinson’s personal Points Per Game League (for teams with a minimum of 5 matches played), for matches in the English Premier, with an average of 2.08 PPG. 

In Martin Atkinson’s personal Handicap Swing League (for teams with a minimum of 5 matches played), for matches in the English Premier, Arsenal come 3rd with an average positive swing of 0.77.

Arsenal are currently in 11th in Martin Atkinson’s personal Booking’s Per Match League (for teams with a minimum of 5 matches played), for matches in the English Premier, with an overall average of 1.77 BPM. 

In Martin Atkinson’s personal Fouls Per Booking League (for teams with a minimum of 5 matches played), for matches in the English Premier, Arsenal come 15th with an overall average of 6.17 FPB.

As you can see – it seems that both Tottenham and Arsenal’s form under Atkinson is up and down over the seasons… Arsenal has fared slightly better against the handicap – but nothing significant.

The Predictortron reckons we have 0.175 of a goal advantage… so yeah – not great numbers there.  The Goonertron, on the other hand, kept replying to my questions about this match with a question… and this is an important question and it is really the only thing you should be asking yourselves in the run up to this match.  Never mind the worries about the team, never mind our chances of winning the league if we win/draw/lose.  Never mind who we should buy in the summer, don’t worry about Wenger and never mind the players who aren’t fit to wear the shirt.  Don’t worry about the machinations of the referee and give less than a hoot about the influence of the Asian black markets and the gambling syndicates tilting the pitch for maximum gain…

…The question you gooners should be asking yourselves right now is this:

“WADDAYA FINK OF TOTNUM?“

19 comments to The RefWatch at Untold: Questions, questions and questions

  • WalterBroeckx

    I really don’t know what to make of it tonight.
    Will he want to help Chelsea and does he think they still have a chance for the league and will help chelsea to the highest position possible?
    Or does he want to keep Tottenham as far away from the CL places and so ensure Chelsea is at least sure of a CL place next year?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the score line is close to see a late penalty to end up with a draw as this might be the best scenario for Chelsea…

  • Malaysian Gooner

    In reply to the last line, SHIT!

  • Gf60

    I’m more than a trifle pissed off at refs who may or may not affect our results. How about, just for a change, our scoring so many goals that the ref, his linesmen,his assistants, Sir Alex Rednose, the FA and FIFA can’t do anything to swing the result.

    Most of all, wouldn’t it be great if everyone in the side could look in their respective mirrors tomorrow and be able to say to themselves “Yes. You did as much as you were capable of doing.”

  • And futhermore, Malaysian Gooner, pray tell, what is your considered and eridite opinion on ‘shit’?

  • walter

    😉 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shit

    A lot to read but no one wants it sticked on his shoes when walking on the street.

  • Stevie E

    Gf60, we did that against Newcastle remember? 4-0 in the first 15 seconds than the ref decided we shouldn’t win and started giving frankly bollocks decisions… Agreed with your comment about looking in the mirror. If there’s a game this season which needs to be won it’s tonight. This season is not over yet, we can still win the league! I’m so p+ssed off reading that Wengers a failure, Arsenal’s a failure, our players are failures… I just want those lazy ass gutter press idiots to eat their words! Please boys, unbeaten from now on in eh? 🙂

  • Stevie E

    Also guys, what do you make of Cesc’s reported slating in the press? My opinion (for what it’s worth) is usual misquote to cause upset and make dramatic headlines from a non story. I think he’s being honest by saying Arsene would have been sacked if in Spain, truth is he would have been sacked if he was managing any other EPL team! Makes you proud to be a gooner don’t it, we’re just not like the rest of them 🙂

  • prick

    stevie E, i think cesc have written in his twitter account that it’s the media’s word twisting at work. He’s not slating wenger or anything 🙂

  • walter

    I think the words Cesc spoke was meant to show that Arsenal and Wenger are from a different class than the rest.

  • Stevie E

    Thats exactly what I thought. Bloody press! I really have to stop reading the papers, it’s not good for me blood pressure 🙂

  • I tried going to the Wiki for ‘shit’ – but I kept on getting redirected here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tottenham_Hotspur_F.C.

  • Gf60

    Nice one Dogface!

  • walter

    LOL Dogface…

  • jayj

    Arsenal R bollocks and we know it, ended 3-3 how the fuck they cant keep a 2 goal lead, Wenger must be blind. We dont need a fucking keeper we fucking need a backline that can hold it own. Johan Djourou how man bad touchs can one player have, Cesc just shoot for fuck sakes how many times do he need to play a 1-2, Wenger really really poor and same can expected next season. Spurs even kept a clean sheet in 2nd half, Arsenal as always choke and R fucking kings at that.

  • Sammy The Snake

    Great game to watch! Only Arsenal can supply such adrenaline, it’s like a 90 min roller coaster ride.

    For all you complainers;
    As far as you’re concerned, Arsenal were out of it for many weeks now… So I can’t see what you’re on about!!

    We may be 3rd, but United will drop points, starting with Everton on Sunday. Then we beat them, and Chelsea will draw with United. Who’s to say?! Chelsea are the in form team now!

    But yeh, I hear you, letting go of a 2 goal lead (sometimes 4 goals lead!) hurts.

  • dil

    What a wanker the ref was for awarding that pen. But we fkd up AGAInN. Wenger looks like a tortured soul on them touch lines. I m concerned for this once a great man. Why doesn’t he change his style? Not bring in wholsale change but mix it up with one or two experienced player? God we need a miracle for the trophy this season. Think we will get third this time.

  • wen_detta

    its become a trend for arsenal now sammy, lead 1st half then draw or not score in the 1st half then lose..physical wearing out they said..for me the team is still nervous…agagaga

  • TommieGun

    It was a great game to watch and to be honest I didn’t feel sick to my stomach like I did after so many matches this season. We played well all around the pitch, great moves, good defense overall and great goalkeeping. We wanted it 100% for 93 minutes and to me THIS counts more than anything.

    We didn’t lose the title last night – we lost it in matches like Liverpool @ home, Blackburn, WBA and Sunderland.

    Also – what’s your opinion about the “built in” subs? It seems that Arsene always opts to use the same subs (at least when we have a full squad) – Arshav and Bendtner for Walcott and Nasri. I don’t think that Bendtner is at his best playing @ right wing when we need to score. Also Nasri was brilliant last night and I couldn’t understand why he was taken off.

  • menace

    At the start of the game just before Walcotts goal, Huddlestone lunged into a tackle in front of the ref and was not penalised. It was a red card tackle but was ignored by all as Arsenal went on to score. Before the Huddlestone goal Crouch clearly fouls Koscielny by holding him down with his arm.

    Crouch elbows Sagna in the mouth (49th minute) and Wilkins calls it as Sagna caught the trailing arm of Peter Crouch!!! He then goes on to sing the praises of blood in Rugby without any comment on the fact that it was an elbow in the mouth that caused Sagna’s injury. The referee was a couple of yards away and didn’t see the foul. He has not ‘seen’ Crouch fouling all game. Crouch always holds his opponent down when he goes to head a ball. Gallas fouls Fabregas 52nd minute in the penalty box by pulling his shirt on the blind side of the ref but it is visible to the ‘blind’ commentator who makes no comment.

    In the 55th minute Van der Vart fouls Clichy from behind and then goes on to have a go at Wilshere, lecture the referee about yellow cards and the referee does not book him. It is obvious that Spurs are not committing bookable fouls.

    Van Persie’s 56th minute goal was not off side. It was pretty clear to the commentator who only says “we are dealing with fractions here”.