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Ref Review : Arsenal – Newcastle

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ARSENAL vs. NEWCASTLE UNITED

  • COMPETITION: English Premier League
  • MATCH NO. 20
  • DATE: 2nd January 2016
  • VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Anthony Taylor
1st LINESMAN: Stuart Burt
2nd LINESMAN: Peter Kirkup
4th OFFICIAL: Steve Martin

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
01:41 Ayoze Perez (Newcastle) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Perez tried to pull Bellerin back inside the Newcastle’s half while Arsenal were attacking.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
03:42 Cheikh Tiote (Newcastle) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Tiote pulled Ozil down from behind inside the Newcastle’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
05:53 Cheikh Tiote (Newcastle) Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Tiote pushed Chamberlain down from behind inside the center of the field but Arsenal recovered the ball and kept attacking.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
13:40 Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) Jack Colback (Newcastle) Flamini tried to control the ball in mid-air inside the Newcastle’s penalty area when he accidentally caught Colback on the upper body.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE.

1 (FOUL)
18:00 Cheikh Tiote (Newcastle) Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Chamberlain was slightly pushed from behind inside the center of the field when Tiote fell on Chamberlain’s legs causing him to fall down. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
18:01 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Ayoze Perez (Newcastle) Chamberlain who was on the ground tripped Perez by sticking out a leg.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE.

1 (FOUL)

 

22:42 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Paul Dummett (Newcastle) Chamberlain tripped Dummett inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE.

1 (FOUL)

 

27:20 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) Ayoze Perez (Newcastle) Perez intercepted the ball from Chamberlain when Chamberlain came rushing from behind inside the center of the field and took out Perez with a reckless scissors like tackle. Newcastle recovered the ball and kept moving for forward. The referee correctly played an advantage.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Chamberlain for committing a reckless tackle but was not given.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 119

Careless, Reckless, Using Excessive Force

“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 ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR NEWCASTLE.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST CHAMBERLAIN.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

30:02 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle) Monreal slightly tripped Sissoko inside center of the field, but Sissoko kept moving forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR NEWCASTLE.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

 

34:43 Jack Colback (Newcastle) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Giroud was running forward on a counter attack inside the Arsenal’s half when Colback came rushing and made a very late sliding tackle from behind taking Giroud recklessly and also stopping Arsenal’s attack.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST COLBACK.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

44:21 Ayoze Perez (Newcastle) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Perez tripped Ramsey inside Newcastle’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Fouls for Newcastle – 3

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 6 [6 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 1 [1 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Advantages for Newcastle – 2

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 4 [4 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Newcastle – 0

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

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Newcastle – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 1 [2 points]

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
41:09 Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle) Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) Mitrovic and Mertesacker’s feet were level but Mitrovic’s head and shoulders were ahead of Mertesacker. This should have been offside for Arsenal but was not given by Assistant Ref Peter Kirkup.

NO OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (OFFSIDE)
Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Offsides for Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 1 [1 points]

 

First Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 3+2+1 = 6

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Newcastle – 3+2 = 5

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 6 + 5 = 11

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Newcastle – 3+2 = 5

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 7 + 5 = 12

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1+1 = 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Newcastle – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 2 + 1 = 3

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 1+1 = 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Newcastle – 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 2 + 2 = 4

 

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 11/(11+3) = 78.5%

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 12/(12+4) = 75%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
46:46 Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Sissoko tripped Monreal from behind inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
47:26 Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Sissoko tried to pull back Walcott from behind inside the center of the field but Arsenal kept moving forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
51:33 Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Janmaat was running alongside Walcott on the right wing inside the Arsenal’s half when he passed the ball and made a run forward. Walcott followed his run. But suddenly the Assistant Ref Stuart Burt waved his flag for a foul by Janmaat. There was no foul contact made Janmaat on Walcott. This should not have been a foul against Newcastle and the play should have carried on.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST NEWCASTLE.

-1 (FOUL)
52:12 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Jack Colback (Newcastle) Colback passed the ball inside the Newcastle’s half when tried to intercept it with his right foot. Ramsey failed to intercept the ball but made no contact at all with Colback who then threw himself down to the ground pretending to be fouled. This should not have been a foul but the referee gave a wrong foul.

 

But this also means that Colback should have been given a second yellow card for diving and thus he should have been sent off by now, which did not happen.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

• Attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled (simulation)

 

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

NO SECOND YELLOW CARD AGAINST COLBACK FOR DIVING.

NO RED CARD AGAINST COLBACK.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

-3 (RED CARD)

52:14 Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Just one second after the previous incident Sissoko was trying to receive the pass and Monreal was running in from behind to intercept the pass. Sissoko’s extended left arm caught Monreal in the face who running in from behind. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but no foul was given.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Sissoko for committing three fouls in a short period of 6 minutes. This was an act of persistent fouling. But no yellow card was shown by the referee.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT 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.

 

There is no specific number of infringements which constitutes “persistence” or the presence of a pattern – this is entirely a matter of judgement and must be determined in the context of effective game management.

 

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST SISSOKO FOR PERSISTENT FOULING.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

53:43 Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) After Koscienly headed the ball clear inside the Arsenal’s penalty area, Wijnaldum accidentally headed the back of Koscienly’s head.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
55:40 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle) Both players were trying to reach out for the ball inside the center of the field by going shoulder to shoulder within a static standing position. Just after the shoulders of both players touched Mitrovic dived to the ground pretending to be fouled. This should not have been a foul against Arsenal but the referee gave it.

 

But this also means that Mitrovic should have been given a yellow card for diving which did not happen.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

• Attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled (simulation)

 

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST MITROVIC FOR DIVING.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

57:26 Cheikh Tiote (Newcastle) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Walcott was trying to run past Tiote when Tiote tripped him, but Walcott recovered and kept moving forward. The referee correctly played an advantage for Arsenal.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Tiote for committing the 4th foul of the match. This was an act of persistent fouling. But no yellow card was shown by the referee.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT 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.

 

There is no specific number of infringements which constitutes “persistence” or the presence of a pattern – this is entirely a matter of judgement and must be determined in the context of effective game management.

 

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST TIOTE FOR PERSISTENT FOULING.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

59:24 Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle) A late tackle by Flamini caught Janmaat slightly inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE.

1 (FOUL)
59:56 Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle) Monreal’s pass was blocked by Mitrovic’s flailing arm inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
61:43 Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Monreal was trying to shield and control the ball within playing distance near left corner when Sissoko started pulling Monreal back using both of his hands. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but no foul was given.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Sissoko for the second time in this match for committing the 4th foul of the match. This was an act of persistent fouling. But no yellow card was shown by the referee.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT 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.

 

There is no specific number of infringements which constitutes “persistence” or the presence of a pattern – this is entirely a matter of judgement and must be determined in the context of effective game management.

 

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST SISSOKO FOR PERSISTENT FOULING FOR THE SECOND TIME.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

61:51 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle) Both players were trying to reach out for the ball inside the Newcastle’s half. Mitrovic was trying hold back Koscienly but Mitrovic was committing a foul by grabbing and holding the shirt of Koscienly. Koscienly then pushed Mitrovic to the ground. The referee should have given a foul for first incident but he failed to do so and gave the foul for the second incident against Arsenal.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)

-1 (FOUL)

 

62:45 Robert Elliot (Newcastle)   It took Robert Elliot a total of 54 seconds to take a free kick after the foul happened inside the Newcastle’s half. The normal time for a Goalkeeper to take a kick during this match is between 25-35 seconds. First he was deliberately approaching the ball slowly and then after collecting the ball he placed the ball way ahead of the position of the foul which the referee indicated. This was clearly an act of time wasting by Elliot. He should have been given a yellow card but was not given any card by the referee.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 127

Delaying the Restart of Play

Referees must caution players who delay the restart of play by tactics such as:

• Taking a free kick from the wrong position with the sole intention of forcing the referee to order a retake

• Appearing to take a throw-in but suddenly leaving it to one of his team-mates to take

• Kicking the ball away or carrying it away with the hands after the referee has stopped play

• Excessively delaying the taking of a throw-in or free kick

• Delaying leaving the field of play when being substituted

• Provoking a confrontation by deliberately touching the ball after the referee has stopped play

 

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST ELLIOT FOR TIME WASTING.

-2 (YELLOW CARD)
62:44 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle) Koscienly tripped Sissoko from the front by mistiming his tackle inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE.

1 (FOUL)
64:33 Cheikh Tiote (Newcastle) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Giroud was running with the ball inside the center of the field when Tiote came in and charged him down without touching the ball. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but no foul was given.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Tiote for the second time in this match for committing the 5th foul of the match. This was an act of persistent fouling. But no yellow card was shown by the referee.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT 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.

 

There is no specific number of infringements which constitutes “persistence” or the presence of a pattern – this is entirely a matter of judgement and must be determined in the context of effective game management

 

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST TIOTE FOR PERSISTENT FOULING FOR THE SECOND TIME.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

67:09 Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle) Monreal had cleared the ball inside the Arsenal’s half and Janmaat was supposed to take the throw-in for Newcastle. Janmaat stood there and refused to move for the ball. The ball boy then threw the ball towards his direction and he still was not picking up the ball. Then Walcott tried to pass him the ball and Janmaat ignored the ball. This a deliberate act of time wasting.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST JANMAAT.

2 (YELLOW CARD)
78:37 Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle) Joel Campbell (Arsenal) Sissoko pushed Campbell down from behind in the Newcastle’s half. The referee correctly gave a foul.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Sissoko for the third time in this match for committing the 5th foul of the match. This was an act of persistent fouling. But no yellow card was shown by the referee.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT 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.

 

There is no specific number of infringements which constitutes “persistence” or the presence of a pattern – this is entirely a matter of judgement and must be determined in the context of effective game management.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST SISSOKO FOR PERSISTENT FOULING FOR THE THIRD TIME.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

81:10 Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) Ayoze Perez (Newcastle) The ball was bouncing in the Newcastle’s half. Perez was trying to head the ball when Flamini came jumping with a very high right foot studs up and tried to kick the ball. Flamini won the ball but his studs were millimeters close to the face of Perez. This was a clear act of Dangerous Play with obvious risk of injury.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 122

Playing in a Dangerous Manner

Disciplinary sanctions

• If a player plays in a dangerous manner in a “normal” challenge, the referee should not take any disciplinary action. If the action is made with obvious risk of injury, the referee should caution the player

• If a player denies an obvious goalscoring opportunity by playing in a dangerous manner, the referee should send off the player

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR NEWCASTLE.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST FLAMINI FOR DANGEROUS PLAY.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

82:36 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Florian Thauvin (Newcastle) Thauvin was shielding the ball within playing distance near left corner and Monreal was looking for a chance to tackle the ball. Monreal tried sticking out his left leg from the side when Thauvin suddenly threw himself to the ground. There was no contact made by Monreal on Thauvin. This should not have been a foul against Arsenal but the referee gave it.

 

But this also means that Thauvin should have been given a yellow card for diving which did not happen.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

• Attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled (simulation)

 

WRONG FOUL AGAISNT ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST THAUVIN FOR DIVING.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

86:51 Siem de Jong (Newcastle) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) De Jong tripped Ramsey inside the Newcastle’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
92:19 Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle) Mbemba controlled the ball with his hand alongside Ramsey inside the Newcastle’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 5

Number of Correct Fouls for Newcastle – 3

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 8 [8 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 8

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Newcastle – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 9 [9 points]

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Advantages for Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 3 [3 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Newcastle – 1

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 2 [4 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 9

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 9 [18 points]

Number of Correct Red Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Red Cards for Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Correct Red Cards – 0

 

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Newcastle – 0

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

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
54:40 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Paul Dummett (Newcastle) Ozil was in an offside position. Assistant Ref Peter Kirkup made the call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR NEWCASTLE.

1 (OFFSIDE)
91:25 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle) Ozil was in an offside position. Assistant Ref Peter Kirkup made the call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR NEWCASTLE.

1 (OFFSIDE)
Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Offsides for Newcastle – 2

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 2 [2 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
71:46 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Clean goal scored by Koscienly.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

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

Number of Correct Goals for Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 1 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
58:50 Corner Chancel Mbemba (Newcastle) Giroud took a shot from inside the box and Mbemba blocked it, with the ball going over the bar and out of play. But then the referee gave a goal kick. This should have been a corner for Arsenal.

NO CORNER FOR ARSENAL.

Number of Incorrect Corners against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Corners against Newcastle – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Corners – 1 [1 points]

Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 5+3+1+1 = 10

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Newcastle – 3+1+2 = 6

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 10 + 6 = 16

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 5+3+2+3 = 13

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 13 + 7 = 20

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 8+9+1+1 = 19

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Newcastle – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 19 + 1 = 20

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 8+18+3+1 = 30

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Newcastle – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 30 + 1 = 31

 

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 16/(16+20) = 44.4%

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 20/(20+31) = 39.2%

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 6+10 = 16

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Newcastle – 5+6 = 11

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 16 + 11 = 27

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 7+13 = 20

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Newcastle – 5+7 = 12

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 20 + 12 = 32

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 2+19 = 21

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Newcastle – 1+1 = 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 21 + 2 = 23

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 2+30 = 32

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Newcastle – 2+1= 3

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 32 + 3 = 35

 

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 27/(27+23) = 54%

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) =  32/(32+35) = 47.7%

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

Taylor in the house so what do we get? The usual stuff.

But to be fair not in the first half. Only 2 errors from him and one from the assistant. He ignored a foul on Oxlade-Chamberlain but when the falling down Ox made the fouler fall he got the decisions against him.  Maybe he wanted to make up for that and didn’t give The Ox a yellow card when the brought Peyez down. A missed offside but that was all that could be said about the first half. A correct yellow card against Colback was already a big surprise.  So a rather good score of 78.5%. When he does good, we will say so. Weighted it still is a 75% score.

On to the second half. And that was something else. Apart from the assistant giving a foul against Janmaat that we don’t know what for. But then he started to give fouls against Arsenal for unknown reasons. Colback diving behind the back of the ref(!!!!!) but he still managed to give a foul against Arsenal. Colback should have been booked for this dive and that should have been his second.

Then Taylor gave a goal kick when a Giroud shot was clearly deflected by Mbemba…. Yes this was the Taylor we have learned to know in the past seasons…

Sissoko was making foul after foul since the start of the second half but the ref didn’t give a foul even after 3 fouls in 12 minutes. A bit later he gave a free kick against  Koscielny  when Mitrovic dived. The latter should have been booked for diving.

It went on an on with each decision he could make against Arsenal being given. Elliot then started a bit of time-wasting helped a bit by the ref of course when it took him almost a full minute to kick a free kick. 54 seconds to be precise.  Taylor didn’t show a yellow card.

Tiote committing his 5th foul in the match and still no yellow card… Sissoko his 5th foul in the second half… again no card for persistent fouling. Remember the outrage when Coquelin made 4 fouls in 90 minutes and wasn’t sent off… No outrage this time in the media. Thauvin threw himself to the floor when Monreal had him in a corner and couldn’t go anywhere. Taylor saw it as a foul… it was a dive ref, should have been a yellow against Thauvin.

It was a typical Taylor performance. Trying to prevent an Arsenal win by not giving us what we deserved and inventing fouls in favour of Newcastle to stop us or put us out our rhythm.

Nothing he could do about the goal.

The score in the second half was 44.4%. If we put weight on it it drops to 39.2%. Tayloresque.

Over the whole 90 minutes his score was 54%. And if we put weight on it the score goes down to 47.7%.

A real contender for the “shitlist” (copyright Usama)

Good to know that Riley declares that there is no real problem with refereeing standards in the PL….. (that was sarcastic yes)

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9 comments to Ref Review : Arsenal – Newcastle

  • Pete

    Just a disgrace, as usual. Fortunately it wasn’t a really dirty or contentious game.

  • Gord

    We’ve (likely) had at least one Newcastle supporter read this (hence the one dislike). That person is likely to think that of course this is a biased report, as it was found at an Arsenal supporter website. They will have completely missed that the first fault was an Arsenal player doing something, and that there are other occurrences in the report.

    But, it was a nice report none the less.

  • bjtgooner

    This performance by Taylor was worthy of a petition!

    Second half in particular it looked as if he was trying to tilt the match against us. This particular Riley clone (like several others) is not fit the referee an egg and spoon race!

  • Vince

    Seeing the report, I would say that the first half score is mainly the result of Newcastle playing cleanly, consequently Taylor had very few decisions to make and couldn’t really have an impact.
    But McClaren probably reminded his players at half time that against Arsenal, they were allowed to play dirty, waste time…

  • WalterBroeckx

    That will probably be the person that called us names and didn’t get published who pushed the dislike button…

  • Pat

    Good point, Vince. I can well imagine that McLaren said exactly that. And Taylor obliged.

  • Florian

    Mike Riley must have sneaked into the ref’s dressing room before half time and put a pill in his tea, otherwise how can a ref have a match of two such diametrally opposed halves? He can be competent, but the orders he and the others receive are awful and cripple the game.

  • Florian

    Sorry didn’t see Vince’s comment above (no page refresh). His theory is the rational one 🙂

  • Menace

    Good report as usual Usama & Walter. I’m sure Tony would have a one line version that would summarise most PigMob officiated matches.

    This systematic approach shows up the media & the FA & all those sad bastards who claim to follow football. I would love Alan Sugar to endorse the Untold Referee reviews (I’ll tweet him).