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Ref Review: Chris Foy – Arsenal Vs Newcastle United (7 – 3) [29/12/2012]

Match Review: Chris Foy – Arsenal Vs Newcastle United (7 – 3) [29/12/2012]

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Today’s referee is Chris Foy

MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Chris Foy (2012-12-29)
Period 1
Min Type From On C/NC Reviewer Comment Weight
0 THROW IN ARS C Lukas Podolski concedes a throw in. 1
0 THROW IN ARS C Thomas Vermaelen concedes a throw in. 1
1 GOAL KICK ARS C Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain concedes a goal kick. 1
1 THROW IN ARS C Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain concedes a throw in. 1
2 THROW IN NEW C Danny Simpson concedes a throw in. 1
2 FOUL NEW C Cheick Ismael Tioté Commits a Regular foul. 1
2 FREE KICK ARS C Thomas Vermaelen takes a direct free kick. 1
3 FOUL NEW C Cheick Ismael Tioté Commits a Regular foul. 1
3 FREE KICK ARS C Jack Wilshere takes a direct free kick. 1
4 THROW IN NEW C Gabriel Obertan concedes a throw in. 1
5 THROW IN NEW C Sylvain Marveaux concedes a throw in. 1
6 THROW IN ARS C Wojciech Szczesny concedes a throw in. 1
6 THROW IN NEW C Demba Ba concedes a throw in. 1
7 FOUL NEW C James Perch Commits a Regular foul. 1
8 FREE KICK ARS C Lukas Podolski takes a direct free kick. 1
9 OFFSIDE ARS C Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is played offside by Davide Santon from a ball by Laurent Koscielny 1
10 FOUL ARS C Laurent Koscielny Commits a Regular foul. 1
11 FREE KICK NEW C Fabricio Coloccini takes a direct free kick. 1
11 THROW IN NEW C Tim Krul concedes a throw in. 1
12 THROW IN ARS C Laurent Koscielny concedes a throw in. 1
13 THROW IN ARS C Kieran Gibbs concedes a throw in. 1
13 FOUL ARS C Lukas Podolski Commits a Regular foul. 1
14 FREE KICK NEW C 1
14 THROW IN NEW C Papiss Demba Cissé concedes a throw in. 1
15 CORNER ARS C Kieran Gibbs concedes a corner kick. 1
16 GOAL KICK NEW C Demba Ba concedes a goal kick. 1
17 OFFSIDE NEW NC Demba Ba was not offside 2
18 FOUL ARS C Mikel Arteta Commits a Regular foul. 1
18 FREE KICK NEW C Papiss Demba Cissé takes a direct free kick. 1
19 GOAL ARS C Theo Walcott scores a goal for Arsenal. Walcott was certainly not offside 1
21 OFFSIDE ARS C Assistant raises his flag but the keeper can pick up the ball, ref let the game continue. Good decision. 2
21 FOUL ARS C Mikel Arteta Commits a Regular foul. 1
22 FREE KICK NEW C Sylvain Marveaux takes a direct free kick. 1
23 THROW IN NEW C Davide Santon concedes a throw in. 1
24 THROW IN NEW C Danny Simpson concedes a throw in. 1
25 FOUL ARS C Mikel Arteta Commits a Regular foul. 1
25 FREE KICK NEW C Cheick Ismael Tioté takes a direct free kick. 1
26 CORNER NEW C Cheick Ismael Tioté concedes a corner kick. 1
26 CORNER NEW C James Perch concedes a corner kick. 1
27 THROW IN ARS C Thomas Vermaelen concedes a throw in. 1
28 CORNER ARS C Lukas Podolski concedes a corner kick. 1
29 OFFSIDE ARS C Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is played offside by Davide Santon from a ball by Thomas Vermaelen 1
31 THROW IN NEW C Danny Simpson concedes a throw in. 1
32 GOAL KICK NEW C Demba Ba concedes a goal kick. 1
33 THROW IN ARS C Wojciech Szczesny concedes a throw in. 1
34 GOAL KICK NEW C Cheick Ismael Tioté concedes a goal kick. 1
34 THROW IN ARS C Bacary Sagna concedes a throw in. 1
34 THROW IN ARS C Laurent Koscielny concedes a throw in. 1
36 GOAL KICK NEW C Davide Santon concedes a goal kick. 1
39 CORNER ARS C Wojciech Szczesny concedes a corner kick. 1
40 THROW IN NEW C Gael Bigirimana concedes a throw in. 1
40 THROW IN ARS C Thomas Vermaelen concedes a throw in. 1
42 FOUL ARS C Bacary Sagna Commits a Regular foul. 1
42 FREE KICK NEW C 1
42 GOAL NEW C Demba Ba scores a goal for Newcastle United. 1
44 FOUL ARS C Laurent Koscielny Commits a Regular foul. 1
45 FREE KICK NEW C Demba Ba takes a direct free kick. 1
45 CORNER ARS C Wojciech Szczesny concedes a corner kick. 1
45 CORNER ARS C Mikel Arteta concedes a corner kick. 1
Period 2
Min Type From On C/NC Reviewer Comment Weight
45 THROW IN NEW C Davide Santon concedes a throw in. 1
47 THROW IN NEW C Davide Santon concedes a throw in. 1
49 GOAL KICK ARS C Mikel Arteta concedes a goal kick. 1
49 THROW IN ARS C Lukas Podolski concedes a throw in. 1
49 GOAL ARS C Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores a goal for Arsenal. 1
51 FOUL NEW C Demba Ba Commits a Regular foul. 1
51 FREE KICK ARS C Mikel Arteta takes a direct free kick. 1
51 THROW IN ARS C Lukas Podolski concedes a throw in. 1
52 THROW IN NEW C Davide Santon concedes a throw in. 1
53 THROW IN NEW C Danny Simpson concedes a throw in. 1
53 THROW IN ARS C Kieran Gibbs concedes a throw in. 1
54 THROW IN NEW C Danny Simpson concedes a throw in. 1
54 THROW IN NEW C Papiss Demba Cissé concedes a throw in. 1
54 FOUL NEW C Danny Simpson Commits a Regular foul. 1
54 FREE KICK ARS C Mikel Arteta takes a direct free kick. 1
55 THROW IN NEW C Papiss Demba Cissé concedes a throw in. 1
57 FOUL NEW ARS C Walcott comes in from the blind side of Tiote and runs off with the ball. Tiote attempts to trip him 3
57 ADVANTAGE ARS C Great advantage given from the ref as Walcott is one on one with the last defender but he shoots wide 3
58 GOAL NEW C Sylvain Marveaux scores a goal for Newcastle United. 1
59 THROW IN NEW C Tim Krul concedes a throw in. 1
60 FOUL NEW C Cheick Ismael Tioté Commits a Regular foul. 1
60 FREE KICK ARS C Mikel Arteta takes a direct free kick. 1
60 CORNER NEW C Tim Krul concedes a corner kick. 1
63 GOAL ARS C Lukas Podolski scores a goal for Arsenal. 1
64 THROW IN NEW C Sylvain Marveaux concedes a throw in. 1
65 CORNER NEW C Davide Santon concedes a corner kick. 1
65 GOAL KICK ARS C Laurent Koscielny concedes a goal kick. 1
66 THROW IN ARS C Kieran Gibbs concedes a throw in. 1
68 GOAL NEW C Demba Ba scores a goal for Newcastle United. 1
69 THROW IN ARS C Lukas Podolski concedes a throw in. 1
69 FOUL ARS C Mikel Arteta Commits a Regular foul. 1
70 FREE KICK NEW C Danny Simpson takes a direct free kick. 1
71 FOUL NEW ARS NC Late challenge not given 3
71 ADVANTAGE ARS NC Just possession, no real advantage 3
71 FREE KICK ARS NC Just possession, no real advantage 3
72 GOAL ARS C Theo Walcott scores a goal for Arsenal. 1
74 THROW IN ARS C Bacary Sagna concedes a throw in. 1
75 CORNER ARS C Bacary Sagna concedes a corner kick. 1
76 FOUL NEW C Demba Ba Commits a Regular foul. 1
76 FREE KICK ARS C Wojciech Szczesny takes a direct free kick. 1
77 THROW IN ARS C Laurent Koscielny concedes a throw in. 1
77 FOUL NEW C Gael Bigirimana Commits a Regular foul. 1
78 FREE KICK ARS C 1
79 FOUL NEW C Papiss Demba Cissé Commits a Handball foul. 1
79 FREE KICK ARS C Wojciech Szczesny takes a direct free kick. 1
80 THROW IN ARS C Laurent Koscielny concedes a throw in. 1
82 GOAL KICK NEW C Danny Simpson concedes a goal kick. 1
82 CORNER NEW C James Perch concedes a corner kick. 1
83 GOAL ARS C Olivier Giroud scores a goal for Arsenal. 1
85 FOUL NEW C Demba Ba Commits a Regular foul. 1
86 FREE KICK ARS C Mikel Arteta takes a direct free kick. 1
86 FOUL NEW ARS C Tiote blocks Walcott ref does nothing 3
86 ADVANTAGE ARS NC Advantage should have been signalled by the ref, made no signal at all 3
86 GOAL ARS C Olivier Giroud scores a goal for Arsenal. 1
88 FOUL ARS C Theo Walcott Commits a Handball foul. 1
88 FREE KICK NEW C Fabricio Coloccini takes a direct free kick. 1
89 FOUL NEW C Davide Santon Commits a Regular foul. 1
90 YELLOW NEW C Davide Santon recieves a YellowCard for the following reason: Foul. 1
90 FREE KICK ARS C Theo Walcott takes a direct free kick. 1
91 GOAL ARS C Theo Walcott scores a goal for Arsenal. Ref signalled advantage after Walcott had scored but he showed no reaction when Walcott was fouled. You can give advantage in the penalty area but I’m sure he wasn’t going to give anything at all based on the way he just stood there without reaction. 1
92 THROW IN ARS C Aaron Ramsey concedes a throw in. 1
94 THROW IN NEW C Shane Ferguson concedes a throw in. 1

Let us have a look at his competence numbers in this game

COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Chris Foy (2012-12-29)
Period 1 Called Total Correct %
CORNER 7 7 100.00
FOUL 10 10 100.00
FREE KICK 10 10 100.00
GOAL 2 2 100.00
GOAL KICK 5 5 100.00
OFFSIDE 3 4 75.00
THROW IN 21 21 100.00
TOTAL 58 59 98.31
WEIGHTED 59 61 96.72
Period 2 Called Total Correct %
ADVANTAGE 1 3 33.33
CORNER 4 4 100.00
FOUL 12 13 92.31
FREE KICK 10 11 90.91
GOAL 8 8 100.00
GOAL KICK 3 3 100.00
THROW IN 19 19 100.00
YELLOW 1 1 100.00
TOTAL 58 62 93.55
WEIGHTED 64 76 84.21
Totals Called Total Correct %
ADVANTAGE 1 3 33.33
CORNER 11 11 100.00
FOUL 22 23 95.65
FREE KICK 20 21 95.24
GOAL 10 10 100.00
GOAL KICK 8 8 100.00
OFFSIDE 3 4 75.00
THROW IN 40 40 100.00
YELLOW 1 1 100.00
TOTAL 116 121 95.87
WEIGHTED 123 137 89.78

Let us see if it evens out in this game and have a look at the bias numbers

BIAS SUMMARY – Chris Foy (2012-12-29)
Period 1 Arsenal % Newcastle United % Total
Correct For 23 39.66 35 60.34 58
Correct For Weighted 23 38.98 36 61.02 59
Incorrect Against 0 0.00 1 100.00 1
Incorrect Against Weighted 0 0.00 2 100.00 2
Fouls Commited 7 70.00 3 30.00 10
Fouls Penalised 7 100.00 3 100.00 10
Period 2 Arsenal % Newcastle United % Total
Correct For 40 68.97 18 31.03 58
Correct For Weighted 46 71.88 18 28.13 64
Incorrect Against 3 75.00 1 25.00 4
Incorrect Against Weighted 9 75.00 3 25.00 12
Fouls Commited 2 15.38 11 84.62 13
Fouls Penalised 2 100.00 10 90.91 12
Totals Arsenal % Newcastle United % Total
Correct For 63 54.31 53 45.69 116
Correct For Weighted 69 56.10 54 43.90 123
Incorrect Against 3 60.00 2 40.00 5
Incorrect Against Weighted 9 64.29 5 35.71 14
Fouls Commited 9 39.13 14 60.87 23
Fouls Penalised 9 100.00 13 92.86 22

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4 comments to Ref Review: Chris Foy – Arsenal Vs Newcastle United (7 – 3) [29/12/2012]

  • Doanythingformoney

    Great review and thanks. It looked to be a relatively easy and enjoyable game to ref but the pressure is still there of course. An excellent performance and pretty damn fair to boot would you say. Where were performances like this when we were challenging and needed them? Would we get them now if we were challenging still?

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    This is the second recently published review where a 90% referee performance coincided with a decent win. 70% or lower scores corresponded with games where we struggled. Not a coincidence I think. Given balanced refereeing we are still capable of challenging in any competition. Where referees allow teams playing us to commit multiple fouls against us whilst penalising every infringement we commit we, like any other team in that position, struggle to produce results.

  • walter

    Andrew, that is something I have noticed last season and the season before. A footballing team with a good ref is usually a good game for Arsenal.

    A kicking team with a weak ref leads to a difficult win or loss of points.
    Not always like that but most of the time

  • ian

    I thought the ref did well to allow the 7-3 goal by showing advantage after the ball went in. By indicating advantage after Walcott scored he showed that he allowed the advantage to develop into a goal rather than immediately blow for the foul and have a penalty taken which is never a sure thing. I guess we will never know if he was going to blow for the penalty or not and we would do well to not listen to the commentators who were also positive that he was offside for the 1st goal.