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Untold Ref Review: Manchester City 3 – 0 Blackburn Rovers

Today’s referee is Michael Jones – Alias Smith and Jones was a western series from my child hood days, but this Jones is the man with the whistle and not with the smoking gun. But who knows one day…

MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Michael Jones (2012-02-25)
Period 1
Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment Weight
5 OTHER Zabaleta Olsson C Trip 1
8 OTHER Petrovic Silva C Tried to give advantage first but when he saw nothing was on he gave the first foul 1
12 OTHER Petrovic Balotelli C Trip 1
15 OTHER Toure C Handball 1
15 OFFSIDE ManC C assumed correct 1
16 OTHER Petrovic Balotelli C Holding 1
21 OTHER Petrovic Silva C His fourth foul is a push 1
21 YELLOW Petrovic C Should be booked by now 4 fouls in 20 minutes 2
22 OTHER Hanley Yaya C Tackle from behind 1
22 YELLOW Hanley C Caught him on the ankle from behind 2
25 OTHER Hoilett Silva C “Blocked his leg first, then got the ball. Was a foul” 1
27 OTHER Aguero Petrovic C Push on defender 1
30 GOAL Balotelli C Correct goal 3
32 PENALTY De Jongh Pedersen NC “He makes contact with the ball with his right foot, Pedersen takes the ball with his left foot and then De Jongh clips the ankle of Pedersen with his left foot. Was a foul, not given” 3
34 OTHER Balotelli Dann C Push 1
39 OTHER Orr Silva C Push 1
Period 2
Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment Weight
46 OTHER Hoilett Kolarov NC Push not given 1
47 OTHER Orr Balotellu C Jumped in the back 1
50 OTHER Zabaleta C Handball 1
51 OTHER Orr Balotellu C Advantage given after a kick on the ankle leading to a short and a corner for City 1
52 YELLOW Orr C before the corner is taken the ref gives a yellow for his late tackle. Excellent refereeing! 2
52 GOAL ManC C “The icing on the cake is that City score from the corner, correct goal” 3
65 OTHER Orr Balotellu C Push 1
67 OFFSIDE ManC C assumed correct 1
69 OTHER Zabaleta C Handball 1
71 OTHER Aguero Pedersen C Jumped in the back 1
72 OTHER Silva Pedersen C Push 1
73 OTHER Orr Balotellu C Leaning on him 1
77 OTHER Balotelli Orr NC Came in with his arm against the defender 1
77 OTHER Kolarov Yakubu C Push 1
81 GOAL ManC C correct goal 3

I don’t know what Petrovic was told before the game but it could have been something like: rough them up a bit. 4 fouls in 20 minutes. Not really bad one but I think the ref should have rewarded his efforts with a yellow card.

His team mate Hanley paid the price a few minutes later.

The only bad moment was a not given penalty for Blackburn in the first half when it was only 1-0 for City. De Jongh came in touched the ball with his right foot but Pedersen still had the ball under control of his left foot. De Jongh then clipped the right foot of Pedersen when he had just passed him. The ref was close and I think was fooled by the first contact with the ball that De Jongh made. And therefore he maybe missed the second contact when no ball was played any more.

Would it have changed the game? City was well in control over the 90 minutes and scored 2 more goals.  But still a miss is a miss from the ref.

Some good refereeing proceded the second City goal. An advantage given that resulted in a shot and a corner. Then a yellow for Orr for his late tackle and then from the corner a goal was scored. That was good – you sometimes need a bit of luck as a ref so we will see if the points are also good.

COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Michael Jones (2012-02-25)
Period 1 Called Total Correct %
GOAL 1 1 100.00
OFFSIDE 1 1 100.00
OTHER 11 11 100.00
PENALTY 0 1 0.00
YELLOW 2 2 100.00
TOTAL 15 16 93.75
WEIGHTED 17 20 85.00
Period 2 Called Total Correct %
GOAL 2 2 100.00
OFFSIDE 1 1 100.00
OTHER 9 11 81.82
YELLOW 1 1 100.00
TOTAL 13 15 86.67
WEIGHTED 18 20 90.00
Totals Called Total Correct %
GOAL 3 3 100.00
OFFSIDE 2 2 100.00
OTHER 20 22 90.91
PENALTY 0 1 0.00
YELLOW 3 3 100.00
TOTAL 28 31 90.32
WEIGHTED 35 40 87.50

And yes they are. A score of 90% correct calls is really good. With the weight added it goes down to 87,50% but a very, very respectable score in this game. The big question that remains: was there any visible bias in the ref his performance?

BIAS SUMMARY – Michael Jones (2012-02-25)
Period 1 Manchester City % Blackburn Rovers % Total
Correct For 9 64.29 5 35.71 14
Correct For Weighted 12 70.59 5 29.41 17
Incorrect Against 1 50.00 1 50.00 2
Incorrect Against Weighted 2 40.00 3 60.00 5
Fouls Commited 6 46.15 7 53.85 13
Fouls Penalised 5 83.33 7 100.00 12
Period 2 Manchester City % Blackburn Rovers % Total
Correct For 7 53.85 6 46.15 13
Correct For Weighted 12 66.67 6 33.33 18
Incorrect Against 1 50.00 1 50.00 2
Incorrect Against Weighted 1 50.00 1 50.00 2
Fouls Commited 7 58.33 5 41.67 12
Fouls Penalised 6 85.71 4 80.00 10
Totals Manchester City % Blackburn Rovers % Total
Correct For 16 59.26 11 40.74 27
Correct For Weighted 24 68.57 11 31.43 35
Incorrect Against 2 50.00 2 50.00 4
Incorrect Against Weighted 3 42.86 4 57.14 7
Fouls Commited 13 52.00 12 48.00 25
Fouls Penalised 11 84.62 11 91.67 22

And this is really amazing with only 4 wrong calls over the whole game the ref has done an excellent job. And the best part is that he managed to make 2 mistakes against each team.

So apart from the missed penalty for Blackburn a very good game from the ref and the numbers showed a very unbiased performance also.

 

7 comments to Untold Ref Review: Manchester City 3 – 0 Blackburn Rovers

  • WalterBroeckx

    It was ref time 😉

  • Wow – so it can be done then!

  • Sammy The Snake

    Just wondering why there isn’t a party around here. We just won 6 in a row and moved into 3rd.

    This place would be crawling if we had 2 losses in a row. Amazing how fans only come out crying during the tough times!

  • Mahdain

    jones is one of the few decent refs left in the PL..which means he is not getting top matches anytime soon…just look at clattenburg they are keeping him away from all big matches and i wont be suprised if we see him refereeing our match vs QPR just so that he wont get to ref vs city..

  • Anne

    Well, this makes me feel a bit better after reading the ref review of Spurs victory over WBA. Not completely, though, because those Spurs extra points make me mad 🙂

  • Donnyfan1

    Thanks for an excellent review. Well done Jonah!! But so sick is the ref situation–I wonder…… was this only a good performance because the game was going the ‘right’ way?

  • Kentetsu

    Nice to have a good ref performance. Seems to be rarity these days.