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Ref Review Arsenal – Stoke

By Usama and Walter

ARSENAL vs. STOKE CITY

COMPETITION: English Premier League

MATCH NO. 5

DATE: 12th September 2015

VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Jonathan Moss
1st LINESMAN: Harry Lennard
2nd LINESMAN: Adrian Holmes  
4th OFFICIAL: James Linington

 

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
02:07 Phil Bardsley (Stoke) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Just as Sanchez was turning with the ball there was a late trip from behind by Bardsley on Sanchez inside Stoke’s Half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
04:20 Marco Van Ginkel (Stoke) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Another late trip inside Stoke’s Half by Van Ginkel on Ramsey, after Ramsey touched the ball a bit forward.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

15:23 Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Marco Van Ginkel (Stoke) A slight block by Cazorla without getting the ball first on Van Ginkel who was running towards Cazorla inside Arsenal’s Half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR STOKE.

1 (FOUL)

 

16:04 Joselu (Stoke) Petr Cech (Arsenal) Just after Cech punched the free kick away, Joselu jumped in towards Cech and collided with Cech bringing Cech down.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

17:36 Mame Diouf (Stoke) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Use of very high foot by Diouf on Monreal, catching Monreal slightly on the upper left arm.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.         

1 (FOUL)
19:04 Marco Van Ginkel (Stoke) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Use of high foot by Van Ginkel on Sanchez, catching Sanchez on the right arm.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

22:17 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Glenn Whelan (Stoke) Push on the back of Whelan by Ramsey inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR STOKE.         

1 (FOUL)

 

24:38 Mame Diouf (Stoke) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Diouf used his right hand and pulled Koscienly down to the ground from the back of the shirt inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

37:42 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Erik Pieters (Stoke) Pieters intercepted the ball from Ozil near the Stoke’s penalty area. Pieters tried to move forward with but Ozil came in and slightly pulled and tripped him at the same time inside the Stoke’s Half. The referee gave a correct foul for Stoke.

But then the referee awarded a yellow card against Ozil which made no sense at all. Considering the following below there was no way Ozil should have been booked.

1.       This was Ozil’s first foul of the game.

2.       The foul occurred deep inside Stoke’s Half. There was no promising attack going on by Stoke at that time.

3.       There was no dissent, anger or hostility shown by Ozil towards the referee.

4.       There no recklessness or serious foul play shown by Ozil towards Pieters.

CORRECT FOUL FOR STOKE.

WRONG YELLOW CARD AGAINST OZIL.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

40:41 Mame Diouf (Stoke) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Diouf tripped Monreal inside Arsenal’s Half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

43:31 Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Erik Pieters (Stoke) Cazorla collided with Pieters after Pieters had played a pass. Pieters fell down after the collision.

CORRECT FOUL FOR STOKE.      

1 (FOUL)

 

 
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 7

Number of Correct Fouls for Stoke – 4

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 11 [11 pts]

 

Number of incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Stoke – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 0

 

Number of Correct Yellow Card for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Card for Stoke – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Card – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Card against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Yellow Card against Stoke – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Card – 1 [2 pts]

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
00:22 Mame Diouf (Stoke) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Diouf was way behind Koscienly in an offside position.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)

 

13:20 Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Geoff Cameron (Stoke) Cazorla was just marginally offside.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR STOKE.

1 (OFFSIDE)
41:50 Mame Diouf (Stoke) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Diouf was at least a yard or two offside when the pass was played.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)
 
Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Offsides for Stoke – 1

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 3 [3 pts]

Number of In-Correct Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of In-Correct Offsides against Stoke – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

 

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
30:17 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) A long pass by Ozil to Walcott who was just marginally onside scored a clean goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
 
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Goals for Stoke – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 1 [3 pts]

Number of In-Correct Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of In-Correct Goals against Stoke – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

 

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
01:14 Throw-in Marco Van Ginkel (Stoke)
02:39 Goal Kick Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
05:07 Corner Jack Butland (Stoke)
05:41 Throw-in Erik Pieters (Stoke)
06:16 Throw-in Jack Butland (Stoke)
07:33 Throw-in Geoff Cameron (Stoke)
07:56 Goal Kick Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
08:43 Throw-in Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
09:00 Goal Kick Erik Pieters (Stoke)
10:16 Goal Kick Mame Diouf (Stoke)
12:58 Throw-in Marc Muniesa (Stoke)
14:57 Throw-in Francis Coquelin (Arsenal)
17:13 Throw-in Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal)
19:35 Corner Phil Bardsley (Stoke)
20:18 Throw-in Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke)
23:00 Throw-in Joselu (Stoke)
23:39 Corner Jack Butland (Stoke)
26:06 Throw-in Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke)
27:05 Corner Phil Bardsley (Stoke)
27:20 Goal Kick Francis Coquelin (Arsenal)
28:08 Throw-in Glenn Whelan (Stoke)
31:31 Throw-in Erik Pieters (Stoke)
31:51 Corner Marc Muniesa (Stoke)
32:17 Goal Kick Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
34:33 Throw-in Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
36:02 Corner Marko Arnautovic (Stoke)
36:30 Goal Kick Francis Coquelin (Arsenal)
37:09 Throw-in Marko Arnautovic (Stoke)
38:27 Throw-in Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
38:43 Throw-in Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
38:58 Throw-in Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
44:34 Throw-in Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal)
44:54 Throw-in Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
45:35 Corner Marc Muniesa (Stoke)


First Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 7+2+1 = 10

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Stoke – 4+1 = 5

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 10 + 5 = 15

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 7+2+3 = 12

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Stoke – 4+1 = 5

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 12 + 5 = 17

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions against Arsenal – 1

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions against Stoke – 0

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions = 1 + 0 = 1

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 2

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions (Weighted) against Stoke – 0

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 2 + 0 = 2

 

 First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 15/(15+1) = 93.7%
 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 17/(17+2) = 89.4%

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
45:55 Marco Van Ginkel (Stoke) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Van Ginkel pushed Sanchez from behind inside the center of the field and caused Sanchez to lose his balance.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

63:09 Marco Van Ginkel (Stoke) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Van Ginkel tripped Ozil using his left leg a little outside the Stoke’s penalty area. The referee gave a correct foul.

But this was a fourth foul by Van Ginkel in a period of 60 minutes. With every consecutive foul he was constantly and persistently infringing the laws of the game. Van Ginkel should have been Yellow Carded, but the referee didn’t give him a yellow card.

LAW 12, PAGE 127

Persistent Infringement

“Referees should be alert at all times to players who persistently infringe the Laws. In particular, they must be aware that, even if a player commits a number of different offences, he must still be cautioned for persistently infringing the Laws.”

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST MARCO VAN GINKEL.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

65:17 Erik Pieters (Stoke) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Pieters tried to wrap his arms around Ramsey after Ramsey had intercepted the ball.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

70:24 Marko Arnautovic (Stoke) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Shaqiri was running with the ball on the left wing and Arnautovic and Gabriel was trying to run inside Arsenal’s penalty area from the center of the field. In the middle of their run Gabriel was clearly out-speeding Arnautovic just when Arnautovic looked back towards Gabriel and used his right elbow to STRIKE Gabriel in the chest RECKLESSLY, but Gabriel stood his ground and kept running.

Arnautovic looked back again towards Gabriel and raised his right elbow and ATTEMPTED to STRIKE Gabriel again when Gabriel raised his hand to shield/block himself from Arnautovic’s elbow. Arnautovic then fell to the ground holding his face trying to act his way as the victim of the two, even there was no contact by Gabriel to Arnautovic’s face.

This should have been foul for Arsenal and yellow card against Arnautovic for Striking and attempting to strike Gabriel twice to prevent him from overtaking. But the referee didn’t give either of these decisions.

LAW 12, PAGE 37      

Direct Free Kick

“A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following seven offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:

• kicks or attempts to kick an opponent

• trips or attempts to trip an opponent

• jumps at an opponent

• charges an opponent

• strikes or attempts to strike an opponent

• pushes an opponent

• tackles an opponent

LAW 12, PAGE 119

“Reckless” means that the player has acted with complete disregard to the danger to, or consequences for, his opponent.

• A player who plays in a reckless manner must be cautioned”

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST MARKO ARNAUTOVIC.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

80:31 Phil Bardsley (Stoke) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez received the ball inside the center of the field and tried to turn when Bardsley came lunging in towards Sanchez with a right footed sliding with the studs showing taking out Sanchez first and then making contact with the ball. It was reckless tackle from Bardsley and Sanchez was lucky not to have come in contact with the studs.

LAW 12, PAGE 119

“Reckless” means that the player has acted with complete disregard to the danger to, or consequences for, his opponent.

• A player who plays in a reckless manner must be cautioned”

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAISNT BARDSLEY

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

83:50 Phil Bardsley (Stoke) Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Bardsley used both his hands to pull down Chamberlain from back of the neck and shirt near the left corner area.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

87:23 Erik Pieters (Stoke) Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Pieters tripped Cazorla from behind using his right foot inside Stoke’s Half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

90:52 Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Marco Van Ginkel (Stoke) Cazorla slightly blocked Van Ginkel by standing his ground outside the Stoke’s penalty area.

CORRECT FOUL FOR STOKE.

1 (FOUL)

 

91:58 Erik Pieters (Stoke) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Just as Bellerin crossed the ball in the box Pieters and Giroud were in the line of the cross. Giroud got himself in a goal scoring position in the Stoke’s six yard goal box with an empty net as the Goalkeeper had come way out of it. Pieters used his left hand and GRABBED, HELD and PULLED the shirt of Giroud from the chest in a very firm manner causing Giroud to fall to down to the ground face down. This incident should have been a penalty for Arsenal. But the referee and his assistants failed to give a penalty.

LAW 14, PAGE 45

“A penalty kick is awarded against a team that commits one of the ten offences for which a direct free kick is awarded, inside its own penalty area and while the ball is in play.”

LAW 12, PAGE 37      

Direct Free Kick

“A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following seven offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:

• kicks or attempts to kick an opponent

• trips or attempts to trip an opponent

• jumps at an opponent

• charges an opponent

• strikes or attempts to strike an opponent

• pushes an opponent

• tackles an opponent

 

“A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following three offences:

• holds an opponent

• spits at an opponent

• handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area)”

Furthermore the incident should also have resulted in a RED CARD against Pieters as he clearly and most obviously denied Giroud a chance to score a goal in to an empty net. But the referee didn’t give a red card.

LAW 12, PAGE 40

Sending-off Offences

“A player, substitute or substituted player is sent off if he commits any of the following seven offences:

• serious foul play

• violent conduct

• spitting at an opponent or any other person

• denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area)

• denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick

• using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures

• receiving a second caution in the same match”

NO PENALTY FOR ARSENAL.

NO RED CARD AGAISNT ERIK PIETERS.

-3 (PENALTY)

-3 (RED CARD)

 
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 6

Number of Correct Fouls for Stoke – 1

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 7 [7 pts]

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Stoke – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 1 [1 pts]

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Stoke – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 1 [2 pts]

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 2

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Stoke – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 2 [4 pts]

Number of Correct Red Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Red Cards for Stoke – 0

Total Number of Correct Red Cards – 0

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Stoke – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Red Cards – 1 [3 pts]

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Penalties for Stoke – 0

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 0

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Stoke – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 1 [3 pts]

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
59:43 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Geoff Cameron (Stoke) Ramsey was behind Cameron in an offside position.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR STOKE.

1 (OFFSIDE)

 

61:10 Mame Diouf (Stoke) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Diouf was a yard offside when the cross was delivered.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)

 

82:30 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Geoff Cameron (Stoke) Ozil was behind Cameron in an offside position.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR STOKE.

1 (OFFSIDE)

 

Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Offsides for Stoke – 2

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 3 [3 points] 

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Stoke – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

 

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
84:28 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Clean header scored by Giroud on the free kick of Cazorla. Giroud was onside.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Goals for Stoke – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 1 [3 pts]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Stoke – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

 

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
46:50 Goal Kick Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke)
47:32 Throw-in Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal)
48:11 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
48:39 Goal Kick Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
49:25 Throw-in Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
51:05 Corner Marc Muniesa (Stoke)
51:46 Throw-in Marco Van Ginkel (Stoke)
52:34 Throw-in Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke)
53:15 Corner Phil Bardsley (Stoke)
54:17 Goal Kick Joselu (Stoke)  
54:45 Goal Kick Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
56:29 Throw-in Geoff Cameron (Stoke)
58:27 Goal Kick Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal)
61:49 Throw-in Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
63:53 Corner Geoff Cameron (Stoke)
64:20 Throw-in Phil Bardsley (Stoke)
64:39 Corner Phil Bardsley (Stoke)
67:07 Corner Glenn Whelan (Stoke)
67:36 Goal Kick Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
68:17 Throw-in Phil Bardsley (Stoke)
69:22 Goal Kick Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
70:34 Goal Kick Marco Van Ginkel (Stoke)
73:46 Throw-in Stephen Ireland (Stoke)
75:05 Throw-in Stephen Ireland (Stoke)
75:46 Goal Kick Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
77:50 Goal Kick Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
78:12 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
78:52 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)  
81:41 Throw-in Bojan Krkic (Stoke)
86:09 Goal Kick Bojan Krkic (Stoke)
86:39 Throw-in Petr Cech (Arsenal)
88:07 Corner Jack Butland (Stoke)
88:37 Throw-in Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
92:26 Throw-in ??????? (Arsenal)
92:42 Corner Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)


Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 6+1+1+1 = 9

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Stoke – 1+2 = 3

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 9 + 3 = 12

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 6+2+1+3 = 12

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Stoke – 1+2 = 3

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 12 + 3 = 15

 

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions against Arsenal – 1+2+1+1 = 5

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions against Stoke – 0

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions = 5 + 0 = 5

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 1+4+3+3 = 11

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions (Weighted) against Stoke – 0

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 11 + 0 = 11

 

 

 Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 12/(12+5) = 70.5%
Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 15/(15+11) = 57.6% 

Full Time (1st Half + 2nd Half) Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 10+9 = 19

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Stoke – 5+3 = 8

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 19 + 8 = 27

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 12+12 = 24

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Stoke – 5+3 = 8

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 24 + 8 = 32

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions against Arsenal – 1+5 = 6

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions against Stoke – 0

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions = 6 + 0 = 6

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 2+11 = 13

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions (Weighted) against Stoke – 0

Total Number of In-Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 13 + 0 = 13

 

 Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 27/(27+6) = 81.1%
Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + InCorrect) = 32/(32+13) = 71.1%

APPENDIX

Key Decisions in the Match Points
Advantage 1
Foul 1
Incorrect Corner 1
Incorrect Goal Kick 1
Incorrect Throw-in 1
Other (Ref Positioning, Injuries, Time Wasting, etc.) 1
Offside 1
Yellow Card 2
Red Card 3
Goal 3
Penalty 3

 

NOTE: FOR ANY WRONG DECISION MADE THERE WILL BE NEGATIVE POINTS AWARDED FOR THAT SPECIFIC KIND OF EVENT.

NOTE: ANY INCORRECT OR WRONG DECISION/NON-DECISION WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED WITH A RED COLOUR.

NOTE: ANY DECISION THAT INVOLVES DOUBT IS HIGHLIGHTED AS BLUE IN COLOR.

NOTE: The word ‘FOR’ is used to show IN FAVOR OF.

BELOW IS THE LINK FOR THE “FIFA LAWS OF THE GAME 2015/2016”. ANY LAW OF THE GAME IS DIRECTLY REFERENCED FROM THIS DOCUMENT.

http://www.fifa.com/mm/Document/FootballDevelopment/Refereeing/02/36/01/11/LawsofthegamewebEN_Neutral.pdf

A very strong performance from referee Moss in the first half. A perfect referee performance till he gave a yellow card against Özil for reasons he only will know but I really couldn’t see any reason why Özil was given a yellow card.

That was the only mistake the reff made in the first half so he got a score well in the 90% and that is what we would like to see. One could say almost a PGMO score this time.

The second half was a different story. The ref didn’t have to make many decisions but he made a few mistakes. And the fewer mistakes you have to make the more weight each mistake has.  

The incident between Arnautovic and Gabriel was maybe difficicult to see for the ref. But it was clear to see that Arnautovic twice attempted to stop Gabriel overtaking him by putting his elbow in front of Gabriel and then Gabriel used his hand to push Arnautovic away. Arnautovic falling on the floor for dead. We have seen Arnautovic doing some nasty things last season so the way he behaved certainly didn’t do any good to his reputation.

Moss let it all go (as he probably didn’t see it) but this was another incident where the video replay could have helped the ref out and make the correct decision.

And the last big decisions the ref had to make and miss was the penalty foul on Giroud. He was pulled down by his shirt when trying to score his second goal. The ref maybe couldn’t see it from his angle but again a good case where the video ref could have given som help to the ref.

As a result of these big misses the score dropped considerably in the second half.

But overall looking at the whole 90 minutes we can still see a rather good result from the ref more or less in line with his usual way of refereeing scores from the past seasons.

 

6 comments to Ref Review Arsenal – Stoke

  • bjtgooner

    A good report.

    Overall Moss was poor on the major decisions – really poor – but compared to the retard we had yesterday he was …..well…..an average PGMO performer, but still very unsatisfactory.

    Quite like “Gollum” as a handle for Dean.

  • Pat

    @dan

    Thanks for alerting me to the petition to prevent Mike Dean from refereeing another Arsenal match. I’ve signed. At least we can make our opinion known.

  • Pat

    Another great ref review. Shows how even a good refereeing performance can be spoiled by a few key wrong decisions. Just lucky that on this occasion it didn’t make a difference to the final points.

  • Menace

    Good report. I’ve signed the petition. Where do we go from here? I’m so gutted by the unsporting evil that is supported by some pundits & media. I really cannot believe these people are allowed to teach our future generations this corrupt version of The Beautiful Game. It is like condoning molestation.

  • Al

    Is there any ref left who will give us a fair crack of the whip? Doesn’t look like…

    Off topic
    Was nice to see Bellerin providing sound punditry in the Barcelona-Levante clash earlier this evening. He demonstrates maturity that belies his age, on and off the pitch. Bright future.