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Untold Ref Review: Arsenal 1 – QPR 0. Our growing level of stats are proving accurate predictors

By Ref Reviewer 03

 

For the battle between Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers we had ref Atkinson in the Emirates. How did he score?

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight

2

OTHER Mackie Koscielny NC Backed into defender preventing Kos from cleanly heading ball

0

0

3

OTHER SWP Arshavin NC Lunged in – not given

0

0

5

OTHER Faurlin Song C Holding – advantage played

1

1

11

OTHER Bothroyd Mertesacker C Foul

1

1

18

OFFSIDE SWP C

1

1

19

OTHER Taarabt Arshavin NC Raised forearm/elbow to the face – not given

0

0

19

RED Taarabt NC Violent play – should have been sent off.

0

0

20

OTHER SWP Djourou NC Shove on defender – not given – Arsenal lose possession

0

0

21

OTHER Barton Arteta C Elbowed in the back

1

1

21

YELLOW Barton NC Dirty play deserved a yellow – not given

0

0

21

OTHER Song SWP C Trip

1

1

22

OTHER Barton Ramsey NC Late kick to the foot – not given

0

0

27

OTHER Barton Arteta C Lunged in from behind, studs to ankle

1

1

28

RED Barton NC Could have easily broken Arteta’s ankle – ref gave yellow, should have been red

0

1

28

OFFSIDE Arshavin C Assumed correct

1

1

29

OTHER Bothroyd Koscielny C Holding

1

1

31

OFFSIDE Mackie C

1

1

33

OTHER Young NC Handball – not given

0

0

33

PENALTY NC Threw himself at the ball with his arms raised and extended. When a defender plays like a goalie and handles the ball, it’s a penalty

0

0

36

OTHER Koscielny SWP C Trip – advantage played

1

1

37

YELLOW Vermaelen NC Ref booked wrong player. While Kos touched the ball, his hips followed through on SWP tripping him. I would have given ref points for the card had he given it to the right person.

0

0

38

OTHER Song Taarabt C Foul

1

1

39

OTHER Connolly Ramsey C Tug – advantage played

1

1

39

OTHER Djourou Barton C Trip

1

1

39

YELLOW Djourou C Stopped attack

1

2

41

OTHER Barton NC Hanball

0

0

41

PENALTY NC Barton’s arm was out from his body and it looked like he moved it to block cross which wasn’t hit overly hard either – penalty not given

0

0

44

OTHER Djourou Taarabt C Trip

1

1

45+2 OTHER Bothroyd Koscielny C Foul

1

1

Half time

16

18

CORRECT

55,17%

45,00%

YELLOW

1

3

33,33

RED

0

2

0,00

PENALTY

0

2

0,00

GOAL

0

0

OTHER

4

7

57,14

5

14

35,71

OFFSIDE

3

3

100,00

Second half

46

OTHER Song Barton C Trip

1

1

47

OFFSIDE Mackie C

1

1

48

OTHER Taarabt Djourou C Foul

1

1

50

OFFSIDE SWP C

1

1

51

OFFSIDE Mackie C Assumed correct

1

1

52

OFFSIDE Walcott C Assumed correct

1

1

54

OTHER Young Walcott C Trip

1

1

54

YELLOW Young C Killed attack – similar to Djourou’s booking

1

2

55

OFFSIDE Walcott C

1

1

55

OTHER Arteta SWP C It looked like both were holding each other – but I’ll give ref benefit of doubt

1

1

58

OTHER Taarabt Arteta NC Holding – not given

0

0

60

GOAL C Van Persie – just onside, goal okay

1

3

63

OTHER Mackie Arteta C Push

1

1

67

OTHER SWP Coquelin C Trip

1

1

68

OTHER Barton Arteta NC Both players challenged with raised arms but Barton swung his arm

0

0

71

OTHER Ramsey Faurlin C Foul

1

1

71

OTHER Koscielny Mackie NC Linesman called a trip but Mackie first fouled Kos by grabbing his jersey. Mackie also waved ball in Kos’s face for which he might have been booked

0

0

72

OTHER RVP Barton NC Looked a fine tackle by RVP, from side, won ball, Barton made a meal of it.

0

0

73

PENALTY C Taarabt used his arm to hold off Coquelin, Coquelin grabbed Taarabt’s shirt for a second, Tarrabt thren dived. Might have been given, but no-call is acceptable

1

3

80

OFFSIDE Gervinho C

1

1

81

OTHER Orr Rosicky C Raised boot

1

1

81

OTHER RVP NC Hanball – not given

0

0

81

OTHER Gabbidon RVP C Trip

1

1

85

OTHER Song Faurlin C Trip

1

1

85

OTHER NC Goal kick wrongly given to Arsenal – ball last off Mertesacker

0

0

86

OFFSIDE RVP C RVP should have let the ball run to Gervinho who wasn’t offside. Robin was though

1

1

87

OTHER Campbell Szczesny C Trip

1

1

90+3 PENALTY C Gervinho went down but ball was won fairly – good no-call

1

3

90+3 OTHER Koscielny Taarabt C Trip

1

1

2nd half score
TOTAL

23

30

% CORRECT

79,31%

83,33%

YELLOW

1

1

100,00

RED

0

0

PENALTY

2

2

100,00

GOAL

1

1

100,00

OTHER

1

3

33,33

5

7

71,43

OFFSIDE

7

7

100,00

TOTAL SCORE
TOTAL

39

48

% CORRECT

67,24%

63,16%

YELLOW

2

4

50,00

RED

0

2

0,00

PENALTY

2

4

50,00

GOAL

1

1

100,00

OTHER

5

10

50,00

10

21

47,62

OFFSIDE

10

10

100,00

Correct calls For Arsenal

22

56,41%

For QPR

17

43,59%

Total correct calls

39

Wrong calls Against Arsenal

16

88,89%

Against QPR

2

11,11%

Total

18

Total fouls made by Arsenal

11

33,33%

QPR

22

66,67%

Total

33

 

Really strange performance by Atkinson. The first half he was a nightmare. The 2nd half he was quite good.

Barton was up to his usual tricks with an X-rated lunge on Arteta’s ankle. Though Atkinson didn’t send off Barton like he should have, he did give Barton a yellow card and so the ex-convict/football player had to restrain himself for the rest of the match.

Taarabt also got away with what should have been a red card, throwing his forearm/elbow into Arshavin’s face. Shockingly Atkinson was looking right at it, but didn’t even deem it a foul.

Arsenal also had two penalty shouts in the first half. In the first instance, Luke Young slid in with his arms extended and raised to the level of his head, blocking the ball almost as if he were the goalkeeper. When a defender plays the ball like a goalie and handles the ball, it should be a penalty.

In the second instance the cross wasn’t hit that hard and Barton’s arm was extended and it wasn’t point blank range either. This also should have been a penalty.

With all the wrong calls going against Arsenal in the first half, Atkinson was quite decent in the second half. Definitely a tale of two halves.

 

In the end a very low score and if you like to take a look at the comment section of our Ref Watch you will see that I predicted for this ref that he would score low on the important calls. And all this based on the numbers we have gathered in the ref reviews so far. Must say, even I am amazed

8 comments to Untold Ref Review: Arsenal 1 – QPR 0. Our growing level of stats are proving accurate predictors

  • WalterBroeckx

    The last sentences in this ref review and the title refer to the comment I made when Dogface put his refwatch on line and that you can find here http://blog.emiratesstadium.info/archives/17699 (second comment)

    As it was the end of the year I thought I might as well stick my neck out a bit and make a prediction on how the ref would do. Thinking that if I would be wrong nobody would notice it because having drunk too much at the end of the year…

    But feel rather smart now because I had it right…

  • Mike

    One of the worst ref performances I have seen to miss 2 pens & book the wrong player! I mean how bad have you to be. For sure 2 reds were missed as well appalling performance.

  • @WalterBroeckx – The Predictortron also got it there or there abouts.

    😉

  • I asked you before Walter, why always us?

  • bjtgooner

    Excellent review but very poor performance by Atkinson. He could easily have cost us the three points, fortunately our players were able to win despite Atkinson.

  • FinnGun

    Whatabout tonight?

  • Prasanna Veeraraghavan

    Why us? I believe many have asked this question. May be because we are playing fair and square and we are playing soccer and we are still running within our means and we are straight.

    The answer seems to be very elusive for this question.

    I really cannot understand how the referee seem to miss handballs against us. Its really looking pretty consistent these days. I believe this is the third or fourth time in the last matches where we were deprived of penalty shouts in the box for handball calls.

  • Marcus

    I noticed that even Arsene has alluded to the Great Penalty Fraud

    on the lack of penalty decisions in their favour…
    We [should have] had a clear penalty in the last game against QPR with a clear handball, a penalty at Man City and we had a penalty at Villa Park. You should not ask me, I don’t know.

    Ever since Eduardogate, Arsenal have been denied roughly a penalty a game…this is a sobering statistic for several reasons….

    It is purely incidental that RVP would have scored close to 70 goals in the calendar year…had we been given our penalties…

    I am a “Conspiracy Theorist” – I believe in Conspiracies.

    Proving conspiracies is not always so easy, but I tend to believe that the truth will out.

    Whether its Gambling Consortiums, Chinese or otherwise, affecting the game, or the bent camaraderie of the Glaswegian brigade, or corruption at Soho Square, or Global Fund Managers overseeing Clubs…

    whatever is causing the effect, I can only surmise.

    But it is corruption of some sort, and it is destroying the sport.
    Hopefully it won’t go on for ever….