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Untold Ref Review: Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 West Bromwich Albion

Today’s referee is Mark Halsey – A review that has take a while because of all sorts of reasons but still an interesting one and more data that somehow confirms things we have published in the last days.

MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Mark Halsey (2012-01-03)
Period 1
Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment Weight
1 OFFSIDE Cox C Assumed correct 1
5 OTHER NC Ball last off WBA player but goal kick given to WBA 1
6 OTHER Assou-Ekotto Cox NC Grabbed other player’s shirt to hold him off ? not given 1
10 OTHER Scharner Modric C Foul 1
12 OTHER Sandro Odemwingie C “Lunged in, caught Odemwingie studs to boot” 1
12 YELLOW Sandro NC Should have been booked 2
15 OFFSIDE Odemwingie C Assumed correct 1
18 OTHER Defoe Scharner C Trip 1
20 OFFSIDE Assou-Ekotto C Assumed correct 1
22 OTHER Sandro Odemwingie NC Knocked him over at top of area ? should have been dangerous free kick 1
23 OTHER Thomas Bale C Sliding trip from behind 1
23 YELLOW Thomas C Looked intentional ? deserved 2
25 OFFSIDE Defoe C 1
26 OTHER Scharner Sandro C Slid in a bit rashly ? advantage played 1
32 OTHER Assou-Ekotto Dorrans NC Kicked his boot disputing ball ? not given 1
33 OTHER Cox Livermore C Push 1
34 OFFSIDE Gallas C 1
39 OTHER Kaboul C Handball 1
39 OTHER Cox Walker C Trip 1
41 OFFSIDE Adebayor C 1
48 OTHER Cox C Handball ? from close range but arm extended from body ? good call 1
49 OTHER Defoe Scharner NC Used leg to shove defender trying to head ball out of own area ? not given though WBA cleared 1
Period 2
Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment Weight
47 OTHER Jones Bale C Trip 1
47 YELLOW Jones C Seemed harsh but will give ref his discretion 1
49 OTHER Odemwingie Kaboul C Shove 1
52 OTHER Dorrans Bale NC Trip ? Dorrans won ball then Bale tripped over him 1
52 YELLOW Dorrans NC Wrongly booked 2
55 OFFSIDE Adebayor C 1
57 OTHER Scharner Assou-Ekotto C May have touched the ball slightly but tripped player first 1
59 OTHER Cox Van der Vaart C Trip 1
63 GOAL C Defoe ? goal okay 3
65 OTHER Modric Cox C Trip ? advantage played 1
70 OTHER Scharner Defoe C Trip ? advantage played 1
71 OTHER Dawson Walker NC Dawson won the ball cleanly then Walker dived to ground ? poor call 1
74 OTHER NC “Ref stopped play for over a minute for Livermore, should have been treated off pitch” 1
76 OTHER Odemwingie Van der Vaart C Trip ? appeared to be little contact but I’ll give benefit to ref 1
79 OTHER Kranjcar Morrison C Foul 1
82 OTHER Assou-Ekotto Jara NC Extended arm to hold off Jara ? not given 1
82 OTHER Jara Assou-Ekotto NC Called for trip but Assoue-Ekotto fouled him first 1
84 OTHER Assou-Ekotto Jara NC Held/Impeded ? not given 1
85 PENALTY Assou-Ekotto Tchoyi NC Grabbed his arm and pulled him down in the area ? not given 3
85 YELLOW Assou-Ekotto NC Should have been booked for unsporting behaviour 2
87 OFFSIDE Defoe C Assumed correct 1
88 OFFSIDE Odemwingie C Assumed correct 1
89 OTHER Scharner Modric C Trip 1
89 YELLOW Scharner C Killed counter attack ? deserved 2
92 OTHER Cox Bale C “Intentional trip from behind, zero chance of winning ball” 1
92 YELLOW Cox C “Got yellow, but could have been red” 2

Tottenham definitely had the rub of the green in this match.  In the first half Sandro got away with a poor challenge, a frontal lunge just nicking the ball but following through on Peter Odemwingie, studs to boot.  The ref gave the free kick but not a yellow card.

Now Contrast that with Dorrans 2nd half tackle against Bale which was well timed, relatively innocuous, won the ball after which Bale tripped over his leg, and for which Dorrans was unfairly booked.  It was going to be one of those days for West Brom.

In the 85th minute, Assou-Ekotto got away with grabbing West Brom player Tchoyi’s arm in the penalty area and dragging him to ground.  The penalty kick was not given which could have leveled the score for West Brom.  Instead Tottenham walked away with a 1-0 victory and all three points.

COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Mark Halsey (2012-01-03)
Period 1 Called Total Correct %
OFFSIDE 6 6 100.00
OTHER 9 14 64.29
YELLOW 1 2 50.00
TOTAL 16 22 72.73
WEIGHTED 17 24 70.83
Period 2 Called Total Correct %
GOAL 1 1 100.00
OFFSIDE 3 3 100.00
OTHER 10 16 62.50
PENALTY 0 1 0.00
YELLOW 3 5 60.00
TOTAL 17 26 65.38
WEIGHTED 22 35 62.86
Totals Called Total Correct %
GOAL 1 1 100.00
OFFSIDE 9 9 100.00
OTHER 19 30 63.33
PENALTY 0 1 0.00
YELLOW 4 7 57.14
TOTAL 33 48 68.75
WEIGHTED 39 59 66.10

Mark Halsey put in a subpar performance where all of the wrong calls except for one went against West Brom.

 

BIAS SUMMARY – Mark Halsey (2012-01-03)
Period 1 Tottenham Hotspur % West Bromwich Albion % Total
Correct For 9 56.25 7 43.75 16
Correct For Weighted 10 58.82 7 41.18 17
Incorrect Against 1 16.67 5 83.33 6
Incorrect Against Weighted 1 14.29 6 85.71 7
Fouls Commited 7 53.85 6 46.15 13
Fouls Penalised 3 42.86 6 100.00 9
Period 2 Tottenham Hotspur % West Bromwich Albion % Total
Correct For 13 76.47 4 23.53 17
Correct For Weighted 17 80.95 4 19.05 21
Incorrect Against 0 0.00 9 100.00 9
Incorrect Against Weighted 0 0.00 13 100.00 13
Fouls Commited 5 38.46 8 61.54 13
Fouls Penalised 2 40.00 8 100.00 10
Totals Tottenham Hotspur % West Bromwich Albion % Total
Correct For 22 66.67 11 33.33 33
Correct For Weighted 27 71.05 11 28.95 38
Incorrect Against 1 6.67 14 93.33 15
Incorrect Against Weighted 1 5.00 19 95.00 20
Fouls Commited 12 46.15 14 53.85 26
Fouls Penalised 5 41.67 14 100.00 19

So I could conclude: a penalty not given to WBA, the yellows going against them and all the wrong calls going against them but one. Hard to win points for WBA.

And this is again in line with the findings of our own tables we have composed so far. WBA must have  done something wrong…

4 comments to Untold Ref Review: Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 0 West Bromwich Albion

  • Anne

    Appalling. Absolutely appalling.

  • Donnyfan1

    Thanks for an excellent report. Pity about the total lack of quality and what what appears to be fairness from the referee. How can our national sport, and the one we gave so proudly to the world, have turned into the joke these pathetic preformances promote? Halsey, a ref I used to like and respect, should get a sine die for that. No absolute fairness—no party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kentetsu

    Less than half of the fouls committed by Spurs penalised. Compare this to 100% for West Brom.

  • Reviewer 02

    I believe there will be a big wooden spoon on its way to Mark Halsey at the end of the season from UA. Who will win the first UA Referee of the season trophy for consistent fair performance, and outstanding application of the laws. I know where my money is, and I am gobsmacked!

    Have your dinner jackets ready, the red carpet will roll.