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Untold Ref Review Marseille 0 – Arsenal 1. For once luck does balance out.

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By Ref reviewer 04

 

For our game in the CL in Marseille we had ref  Skomina from Slovenia. Ever heard of him? Well I hadn’t until the match.

 

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight

4

OTHER Song Remy C Trip

1

1

4

YELLOW Song   C Breaking up a possible promising attack. Correct card

1

2

6

OFFSIDE Marseille C

1

1

7

OTHER Cheyrou Santos C Trip

1

1

8

OFFSIDE Marseille C

1

1

10

OFFSIDE RVP c

1

1

11

OTHER Arshavin Valbuena NC Trip not given

0

0

12

OTHER Diara Arshavin C Push in the back

1

1

13

PENALTY Jenkinson   NC Jenkinson handled the ball with his arm

0

0

13

YELLOW Ayew   C Dissent against the non decision. Maybe understandable but not allowed

1

2

15

OTHER Valbuena Arteta C Push

1

1

15

OTHER Lucho Rosicky C Nothing given the ref was running behind them so should have had it correct

1

1

16

OTHER Santos Valbuena C Strong body check

1

1

16

YELLOW Santos   C Too much violent charge

1

2

19

PENALTY Diara   NC Handball from the French defender. Hand raised next to his head.

0

0

34

OTHER Valbuena Song C Pull

1

1

37

OTHER Santos Valbuena C Little contact on his foot

1

1

40

OTHER Rosicky NC Tackle on the ball but also got the man a bit

0

0

41

OTHER Cesar Walcott C Push

1

1

46

OTHER Santos C Handball

1

1

46

OTHER Ayew Szczesny C Touched the keeper by the arm when he held the ball in the air

1

1

Half time

17

20

CORRECT

80,95%

71,43%

YELLOW  

3

3

100,00

RED      

0

0

 
PENALTY    

0

2

0,00

GOAL      

0

0

 
OTHER      

2

2

100,00

5

7

71,43

     
OFFSIDE  

3

3

100,00

         
Second half      
     

48

OTHER Diawara Arshavin C Strong body check

1

1

48

YELLOW Diawara   C Similar to the Santos booking. Consistency is the key

1

1

50

OTHER M4 Rosicky C Trip

1

1

51

OTHER Jenkinson Morel C Push in the back

1

1

52

OTHER RVP Lucho C Push

1

1

54

OTHER Arteta Morel C Trip

1

1

55

OFFSIDE Marseille C

1

1

63

OTHER m15 Walcott C Trip

1

1

64

PENALTY m3 Walcott C Did he caugth Theo on his leg? Replay is not clear so I give the ref the benefit of the doubt

1

3

66

OTHER m3 RVP NC Little pull but on the ref his blind side. But it was a foul and gave the defender the advantage

0

0

67

OTHER Song M20 C Push

1

1

68

OFFSIDE RVP C Close but correct

1

1

69

OFFSIDE Gervinho NC He was level. But the assistant was not on his line and saw it wrong

0

0

70

OTHER Diara Santos C Little pull

1

1

71

OTHER Djourou Ayew C Little knock from behind

1

1

74

OTHER Djourou Morel NC Djourou slides over the turf with his feet on the ground and blocks the ball. The defender falls because of the ball being blocked. Not a foul.

0

0

74

YELLOW Djourou   NC He cant book him for this foul as it was a regular tackle. The only thing I can think of was maybe book him for dissent?

0

1

75

OTHER Valbuena Song C Trip

1

1

76

OTHER Rosicky Valbuena C Push

1

1

77

OFFSIDE Marseille C

1

1

79

OFFSIDE RVP C The assistant raised his flag when the cross was given but as soon as he realised the ball was very high over RVP he took his flag down. This is why we have to wait and see before we signal an offside

1

1

81

OTHER Koscielny Cignac NC For me it was an obstruction against the striker and Koscielny also used his arm to block him

0

0

81

RED Koscielny   NC As he was the last defender he should have gotten a red card for this

0

0

82

OTHER Ayew Song C Trip

1

1

82

YELLOW Cignac   C Cignac moaned about the earlier not given decision and gets a yellow card

1

1

85

OFFSIDE RVP C

1

1

89

OTHER Djourou Ayew C Pull

1

1

90

OTHER Marseille Rosicky C Advantage given which leads to RVP almost scoring

1

1

92

GOAL Arsenal   C Correct goal

1

3

94

OTHER Nkolou Gervinho C Trip

1

1

               
2nd half score
TOTAL

24

29

% CORRECT

80,00%

78,38%

YELLOW  

2

3

66,67

RED      

0

1

0,00

PENALTY    

1

1

100,00

GOAL      

1

1

100,00

OTHER      

1

3

33,33

5

9

55,56

     
OFFSIDE  

5

6

83,33

         
    TOTAL SCORE      
             
TOTAL        

41

49

%   CORRECT  

80,39%

75,38%

         
YELLOW  

5

6

83,33

RED      

0

1

0,00

PENALTY    

1

3

33,33

GOAL      

1

1

100,00

OTHER      

3

5

60,00

   

10

16

62,50

     
OFFSIDE  

8

9

88,89

         
Correct calls For Arsenal

23

57,50%

 
    For Marseille

17

42,50%

 
    Total correct calls

40

 
         
Wrong calls Against Arsenal

5

50,00%

Against Marseille

5

50,00%

Total

10

 

The ref made a few mistakes. Hence his low score on the important decisions.

He missed two penalties for handball. So even with 6 refs around the field they keep on missing them. And in fact the reason for missing them was because of Uefa changing the extra refs to the other side of the goal during the summer. Maybe if they still would have been on the other side of the goal they should have seen it. Oh well.

I also thought Koscielny was very lucky to stay on the pitch. He blocked the path of Cignac late in the game and as he was the last defender he was lucky the ref didn’t give a foul. For me it was a foul and then he should have give the red card also. So we were lucky on that.

Arsenal also could have had a penalty for a foul on Walcott when he took a low shot from short distance. But as the replays were all from the wrong angle I couldn’t be sure if the defender had taken his standing leg away or not. It looked that way but as I could not be sure I gave the ref the benefit of the doubt. If it was a foul the Marseille player also should have gotten a red card.

So rather a few mistakes but he divided his mistakes nicely over the two teams. I never had the impression that this ref was trying to tilt the game one way or the other and his overall decision making was rather good.

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10 comments to Untold Ref Review Marseille 0 – Arsenal 1. For once luck does balance out.

  • Sammy The Snake

    Jenkinson handball was accidental, but Marseille handball was every bit intentional. What’s the use for these extra refs anyway?!

  • walter

    Just to let you know that for some reason it seems that in Firefox the layout goes horrible wrong but in IE it does look good. Usually it is the other way round so I really don’t know what is wrong… 🙁

  • walter

    Sammy, I think the use is to give the impression that they are trying to do something about it….

  • Rich_Fryer

    Doea anyone know why they moved the extra refs to the same side as the linesmen? Was it to render them more of a joke?

    As far as the Jenkinson handball, the ref was close, and his arm was pretty close to his body, so I can see why it wasn’t given.

  • WalterBroeckx

    Rich,

    I have written an article about you question. It will be on here in the next days

  • Gf60

    @Walter 08h13
    Can somebody fix the problem please? By the time I’ve dragged the cursor to see the numbers, I’ve forgotten what the numbers represent! (I think it’s know as old timer’s disease)

  • walter

    Far from me to dictate which software to use but like I said in Internet Explorer it looks perfect. F£ck*ng stupid computers…. 🙁

  • Johnny Deigh

    I also thought it looked a penalty on Theo by the way he fell sideways. I couldn’t really confirm it though either.
    Also, was the 66th min foul that was not given on RVP the one when RVP was going past the last defender and he had his arm pulled back? That looked like a sending off offense to me.

  • davi

    The handball from the Marseille defender was a red card offence. Should be an extra point against them?

  • bjtgooner

    @Walter

    The Firefox problem seems worse than first thought.

    I have been unable to access the site since yesterday using Firefox, I have just now discovered that I can get in through IE.