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Ref Review: Everton – Arsenal, more of the terrible the same….

EVERTON vs. ARSENAL

  • COMPETITION: English Premier League
  • MATCH NO. 30
  • DATE: 19th March 2016
  • VENUE: Goodison Park (Liverpool, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Mark Clattenburg
1st LINESMAN: Simon Beck
2nd LINESMAN: Richard West
4th OFFICIAL: Jon Moss

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
07:36 ??? (Arsenal) Ross Barkley (Everton) No live footage or replay shown. Assumed correct.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)
08:47 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Leighton Baines (Everton) Sanchez moved his back slightly towards the back of Baines while challenging for the ball in the air. Sanchez made no charging or pushing foul contact. Baines jumped and missed the header. This should not have been a foul against Arsenal but was given by the referee.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
12:32 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Leighton Baines (Everton) Baines was running forward inside the Arsenal’s half when Bellerin made a standing tackle on Baines. Bellerin cleanly tackled the ball away from Baines. Baines fell down on the follow through of the tackle. This should not have been a foul against Arsenal because Bellerin made a clean and legal tackle.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
25:41 Aaron Lennon (Everton) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Lennon tripped Ozil from behind inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
26:40 Leighton Baines (Everton) Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) Just as El Nenny passed the ball Baines charged from the front and brought down El Nenny. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
28:28 James McCarthy   (Everton) Just as Iwobi passed the ball it hits the arm of McCarthy.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
29:13 Ross Barkley (Everton) Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) Barkley tripped El Nenny from behind inside the center of the field. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
29:47 Leighton Baines (Everton) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Bellerin was on the counter attack inside the Everton’s half. Bellerin passed to Sanchez and was looking to run forward when Baines saw Bellerin and deliberately stood in his way by blocking him. This should have been a foul for Arsenal and yellow card against Baines for deliberately preventing the opponent from moving forward.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Commits in a reckless manner one of the seven offences that incur a direct free kick

• Commits a foul for the tactical purpose of interfering with or breaking up a promising attack

• Holds an opponent for the tactical purpose of pulling the opponent away from the ball or preventing the opponent from getting to the ball

 

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST BAINES.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

33:45 James McCarthy (Everton) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) McCarthy tripped Monreal from the front inside the Arsenal’s half. Arsenal maintained possession and move forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
33:59 Muhammed Besic (Everton)

Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton)

Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez received the ball inside the Everton’s penalty area when Besic clearly clipped and tripped Sanchez’s right foot. This should have been a penalty for Arsenal but was not given.

 

Sanchez tried to maintain his balance when Funes Mori charged into Sanchez with tackle and brought him down completely. Still no penalty was given.

NO PENALTY FOR ARSENAL.

-3 (PENALTY)
36:05 Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) Phil Jagielka (Everton) Welbeck pushed Jagielka from behind inside the Everton’s box.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)
39:39 Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) While challenging for the header inside the Arsenal’s half El Nenny’s arm touched the ball.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)
   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Fouls for Everton – 2

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 5 [5 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 5

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 5 [5 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Advantages for Everton – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 0 [1 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Everton – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Everton – 0

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

 

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Penalties for Everton – 0

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 0

 

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 1 [3 points]

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
09:46 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Lukaku was in an onside position. Assistant Ref Simon Beck made the wrong call.

WRONG OFFSIDE AGAINST EVERTON

-1 (FOUL)
15:05 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Lukaku was in an offside position when the cross was delivered. Assistant Ref Simon Beck failed to make the call.

NO OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
20:08 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Leighton Baines (Everton) Bellerin was in an offside position. Assistant Ref Richard West made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR EVERTON

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

Number of Correct Offsides for Everton – 1

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 1 [1 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Everton – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 2 [2 points]

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
06:21 Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) Clean goal by Welbeck.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
41:05 Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Clean goal by Iwobi.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Goals for Everton – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 2 [6 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
 

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points
   

First Half Referee Report

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

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 6 + 3 = 9

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 3+1+6 = 10

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 10 + 3= 13

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 5+1+1+1 = 8

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Everton – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 8 + 1 = 9

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 5+2+3+1 = 11

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Everton – = 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 11 + 1 = 12

 

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) =  9/(9+9) = 50.0%

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) =  13/(13+12) = 52.0%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
46:54 Tom Cleverly (Everton) Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) Just as El Nenny received the ball Cleverly came charging and recklessly kicked El Nenny on the ankle while tackling. The referee correctly gave a foul.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Cleverly for committing a reckless challenge but no cards were given.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Commits in a reckless manner one of the seven offences that incur a direct free kick

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST CLEVERLY FOR RECKLESS FOUL.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

49:23 Aaron Lennon (Everton) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Coquelin was looking to clear the ball away from the box when Lennon came charging in from behind and stepped on Coquelin’s right foot. The referee correctly gave a foul.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Lennon for committing a reckless challenge but no cards were given.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Commits in a reckless manner one of the seven offences that incur a direct free kick

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST LENNON FOR RECKLESS FOUL.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

50:33 Gabriel Paulista (Arsenal) Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Gabriel was trying to head the ball by coming in from behind on Lukaku. Gabriel just made a touching contact on Lukaku. There was no push or charge made by Gabriel. Everton gained the ball but the referee decided to play an advantage against Arsenal by wrongly judging it as a foul.

WRONG ADVANTAGE PLAYED AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (ADVANTAGE)
55:33 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Aaron Lennon (Everton) Monreal pushed Lennon in the back inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)
60:20 Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Bellerin was on the counter attack inside the Everton’s half and Funes Mori was chasing him when Funes Mori sticks out his arm and hits Bellerin below the forehead. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but was not given.

 

This also should have been a yellow card against Funes Mori for committing an attack breaking foul but no cards were given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST FUNES MORI.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

62:13 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Phil Jagielka (Everton) Bellerin pushed and pulled while Jagielka was shielding the ball. This should have been a foul for Everton but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR EVERTON.

-1 (FOUL)
62:33 Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Funes Mori pushed Ozil in the back inside the Arsenal’s half. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but no foul was given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
64:46 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Aaron Lennon (Everton) Monreal pushed Lennon in the back inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)
76:20 James McCarthy (Everton) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Koscienly was shielding the ball out of play for a goal kick when McCarthy came charging in and deliberately pushed Koscienly out of the pitch. Koscienly was made to roll and land badly on the stiff looking ground. This should have been a foul and a yellow card against McCarthy for reckless play but nothing was given by the ref.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST MCCARTHY.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

79:02 Seamus Coleman (Everton) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Coleman chasing the Arsenal’s players for ball inside the Arsenal’s half, when he sticks out his foot stepped on Monreal’s foot. The referee correctly gave a foul.

 

But this should have been a yellow card against Coleman for committing a reckless challenge but no card was given by the ref.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST COLEMAN.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

80:03 Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Sanchez was looking to play through pass to Giroud outside the edge of the Everton’s box when Funes Mori saw Giroud running forward and stuck out a leg and tripped Giroud. This should have been foul for Arsenal but no foul was given.

 

This also should have been a second yellow card against Funes Mori for committing an attack breaking foul, which means that by now he should have been sent off but no cards were given.

 

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST FUNES MORI.

NO RED CARD AGAINST FUNIES MORI.

-1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

-3 (RED CARD)

82:46 Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Phil Jagielka (Everton) Iwobi pushed and obstructed Jagielka using his arm and body while he was trying to defend the corner.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)
83:14 Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Leighton Baines (Everton) Iwobi tripped Baines inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)
90:39 Calum Chambers (Arsenal) Aaron Lennon (Everton) Chambers slightly tripped Lennon inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR EVERTON.

1 (FOUL)
93:46 Phil Jagielka (Everton) Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) No live footage or replay shown. Assumed correct.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 4

Number of Correct Fouls for Everton – 5

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 9 [9 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 4

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Everton – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 5 [5 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Advantages for Everton – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 0

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 1 [1 points]

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Everton – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 6

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 6 [12 points]

 

Number of Correct Red Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Red Cards for Everton – 0

Total Number of Correct Red Cards – 0

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Red Cards against Everton – 0

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

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
48:10 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Phil Jagielka (Everton) Ozil was in an offside position. Assistant Ref Simon Beck made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR EVERTON.

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

Number of Correct Offsides for Everton – 1

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 1 [1 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
82:48 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) REFER to FOULS at Minute 82:46 Giroud’s header from the corner was a clean one but Iwobi had fouled Jagielka in the box which caused the goal to be disallowed.

CORRECT DISSALLOWED GOAL FOR EVERTON.

3 (NO GOAL)
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Goals for Everton – 1

Total Number of Correct Goals – 1 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
63:11 Throw-in James McCarthy (Everton) The last clearly came off McCarthy not Coquelin.

WRONG THROW-IN AGAINST ARSENAL.

Number of Incorrect Throw-ins against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Throw-ins against Everton – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Throw-ins – 1 [1 points]

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points
   

Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 4

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Everton – 5+1+1 = 7

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 4 + 7 = 11

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 4

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Everton – 5+1+3 = 9

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 4 + 9 = 13

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 4+1+6+1+1 = 13

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Everton – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 13 + 1 = 14

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 4+1+12+3+1 = 21

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 21 + 1 = 22

 

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 11/(11+14) = 44.0%

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) =  13/(13+22) = 37.1%

 

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 6+4 = 10

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Everton – 3+7 = 10

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 10 + 10 = 20

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 10+4 = 14

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Everton – 3+9 = 12

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 14 + 12 = 26

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 8+13 = 21

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 21 + 2 = 23

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 11+21 = 32

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 32 + 2 = 34

 

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 20/(20+23) = 46.5%

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) =  26/(26+34) = 43.3%

 

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.

What is the matter with PL referees this season? We have seen bad seasons but this one is turning out to be the worst ever. One would actually start to believe what is written  at the Football Is Fixed website. Google it.

In this match we had one of the better referees and once winner of the Untold referee of the season award. But since then he seems to have been re-educated by Riley or Webb and has looked a completely different referee.

All that could be given against Arsenal was given against Arsenal. Fouls were invented when could and blatant fouls on Arsenal players were ignored. That is in short what happened once again. And the fact that Arsenal won the match was showing how strong they were in not only beating 11 Everton players but also beating the ref who would give nothing to Arsenal.

Early imaginary fouls after Arsenal took the lead. A good goal well within the laws of the game. Baines and Barkley could do what they want and weren’t called back. Of course no yellow cards when they went too far.

Going too far is what can be said about fouls on Arsenal players in the penalty area. Alexis was clearly clipped by Music in the Everton penalty area, then Funes Mori brought him down completely. Alexis tried to stay on his feet after the first foul as he probably knows by now that being fouled in the penalty area will win you no penalty if you are an Arsenal player. This was a stonewall penalty, Mr. Clattenburg. But for the umpteenth time this season the ref ignored it and gave no penalty to Arsenal. This is getting completely ridiculous by now, referees.

Lucky that the referee could do nothing about the second Arsenal goal as that also was a good valid goal.

At the half time pause the ref had a score of 50.0% and 52.0% (Weighted).  Very very poor. A possible table of shame performance.

In the second half there was more of the same. Lennon and Cleverly not getting booked for reckless tackles. And even when Funes Mori blocked Bellerin when he put his arm in front of the Young Spanish Arsenal player and clearly stopped his run… the ref just ignored it. Bellerin was on a promising run and that should also have resulted in a yellow card. Play on said the thing that had gotten inside Clattenburg. That thing probably being the ghost of Riley or so…. Funes Mori by now must have thought he could do whatever he wanted and would not get punished.

And so with 10 minutes to go he clearly kicked Giroud when the ball was some 5 or 6 meters away in order to prevent Giroud being available for a possible Arsenal chance. Again the Clattenburg impersonation ignored the blatant kick and once again let Funi Mores off the hook and didn’t give him what should have been his second yellow card.

The third Arsenal goal that he disallowed then. And in this case I will give it as a good decision. Giroud didn’t make a foul but Iwobi blocked the run of Jagielka and brought him down. Now Iwobi made himself wide to stop Jagielka and that is where the foul was committed. If Jagielka would just have run in the back of Iwobi it would have been no foul but now he saw him coming, and spread his arms. The foul that Clattenburg didn’t see from Funi Mores. The type of foul that Southamtpon defenders made on two occasions against Arsenal players and should have had two penalties given against them in our match at the Emirates.

In short once again two sets of rules: the one against Arsenal and the one when Arsenal should get the calls in their favour.

I had seen Clattenburg do a CL in midweek and in this match he was the complete opposite of what he did (or didn’t do) in this match.

The score in the second Half was 44.0% and 37.1% when weighted.  And this looks like he his slowly going to be on the table of shame.

The score over the 90 minutes=  46.5% and 43.3% weighted. So yes, he will be on the table of shame.

In short there were a total of two wrong major decisions.

1. At minute 33:59 Arsenal should have had a penalty when Besic fouled Sanchez

2. At minute 80:03 Ramiro Funes Mori should have been sent off for a second yellow card bringing down Giroud in an attack breaking way.

Every match the percentage drops and drops to new levels. There were not many decisions for the ref to make in this match but he still managed to mess up even with a small number of incidents.
The bias score was 23 incorrect decisions and 21 of those incorrect decisions going against Arsenal and 2 going against Everton.
How on earth can a team win matches with such bias going against them week after week after week after week after week after week after….
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31 comments to Ref Review: Everton – Arsenal, more of the terrible the same….

  • Mandy Dodd

    “What is the matter with PL referees this season? We have seen bad seasons but this one is turning out to be the worst ever”…..unless that is, you are a player or supporter of Leicester.
    We all know what is going on, Untold know, football is fixed knows, there is a title to fix. a certain group of referees seem to be taking it upon themselves to help one team and hinder those who threaten them, or at least some who threaten them.
    I just wish FIF would expose what he claims to know, if need be, to a european media outlet, or perhaps the Sunday Times
    We still have a chance, so it will be more of the same at West Ham next week. compare and contrast the refereeing we will receive with that of Leicester.
    Even some of the phone ins are hinting that Leicester may be getting a bit more than just the rub of the green

  • Mandy Dodd

    Chelseas new manager looks as if he may fit right in with the Premier League and its PGMOL enforcers

    http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11668/10230998/prosecutor-wants-suspended-sentence-for-antonio-conte

    This is a man who has actually served a ban over failing to report match fixing according to this article.

  • Pete

    Mandy,

    Thanks for highlighting Conte’s murky past. Marvellous – just what the PL needs…

    My disillusionment continues to grow. Why am I continuing to spend good money watching a corrupt sport? Sky Sports sub has gone into the bin. BT Sport would go too except that it appears to be effectively free with my package.

    I should probably just mentally confine my Arsenal-supporting experience to enjoying good football and not worry too much about the results.

    Just so deeply depressing.

  • goonersince72

    Clattenburg looked on his way to being a good ref when he came to the EPL but the unPGMO certainly made sure he got in line with the program. The AAA say we supporters are paranoid. I say they’re naive at best. If I’m not viewing the matches at my local Arsenal watering hole I watch at a neutral spot with my friends who support Liverpool and WHU. They see and acknowledge the ref bias we see. This season the talk is not only the anti-Arsenal bias it’s the pro-Leicester bias. Yes, this may be a small sample size statistically but is as valid as the ‘experts’ that tell us “Arsenal fans are sick of …..(fill in the blank)”. To quote another Bard; “You don’t need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows”.

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    The key to us winning in the PL is in the number of wrong Important decisions awarded against us. Two or fewer and we tend to win games, three or more and we are far more likely to drop points..

    The sad thing is that it isn’t just confined to the PL, I was at both our Ladies game and the U18 Cup semi-final and in both we were on the wrong end of some pretty terrible decisions, pushes, trips, off the ball blocks and wrong sending off decisions.

    In a way one could say that it is an important part of the learning process for our U18 players as they will have to cope with it in the senior team. I can’t for the life of me see why it has spread to the ladies as well though or are the PGMO responsible for their referees as well?

  • Mandy Dodd

    Yes Pete, it is all pretty dispiriting, especially in the manner in which the club, if not so much the manager seem to just accept it.
    But as you say, we can still take pleasure from watching Arsenal, and at their best , Caz, Ozil, Alexis, Monreal, Bellerin…and now…”The Wob”…..are a sight to behold

  • Mick

    Andrew
    Maybe the media have got their anti Arsena/Arsenal message so subliminally entrenched in the referees psyche that whatever level of match involving Arsenal they officiate in triggers an involuntary anti Arsenal psychological bias from them.

  • Mick

    Sorry typo…
    Arsene/Arsenal

  • Pete

    Trying to be positive…. maybe the “Panama papers” might link to certain people not a million miles removed from PL officialdom? One can but hope. If even a single ref is implicated that will likely be the first domino…

    I just yearn for the innocent days pre-2009. When Arsenal could be good or cr*p – but at least we had reasonably unbiased match officials (although certainly not incompetent) and there was some vague approximation to evening out in the end.

    Hackett seemed to run a reasonably fair ship (major exception being red-nose induced favouritism at Old Toilet) but under the current regime it is just a complete farce.

    Perhaps the new level of bias associated with this season’s League leaders will strain credulity to breaking point?

    Think about it. One club is victimised – no one else much cares. 19 clubs are on the receiving end – nearly everyone cares. They might just have bitten off too much here.

  • Rich

    Kouyate’s ban overturned. Was a near certainty given we’re up next.

  • Pete

    Just seen that Kouyate has had his red card for West Ham rescinded.

    I imagine the hearing went something like this:

    FA Chairman of Panel: “Next up – Kouyate from West Ham. Appealing his red card against Crystal Palace. Hmm – looks an open and shut case to me. And Mr Clattenburg was the referee – one of our top officials… Perhaps we should consider increasing the ban for a spurious appeal?

    “What’s that you say? West Ham’s next match is against Arsenal? Why didn’t you mention earlier! In which case – appeal upheld! Costs waived as well – and not a stain on your character! And, Mr Kouyate, all the very best on Saturday… I will be watching on BT Sport, so tend to know how it might go, and with Mr Pawson as the referee I am sure due allowance will be made should your hurt feelings induce you to to, perhaps, repeat last week’s tackle. Perhaps a bit later/harder/higher this week eh? Good luck!”

  • Goonermikey

    @ Pete

    I hope you’re domino theory comes true……sooner rather than later. The bias did, however, used to be against 19 clubs in favour of Ferguson but, of course, the media had the heads wedged so firmly down the back of his underpants they didn’t care!

  • Mandy Dodd

    Hope you are right Pete.
    Have a feeling Leicester are going to need all the help they will be given, they look like a team running out of steam to me….but we shall see.
    Pawson at West Ham? Great. So we get yet another ref on the FIF list of Leicester protectors. Predictable if nothing else.

  • Josif

    @Pete

    This was second Kouyate’s red card appeal this season. The first one was after he had been sent off in the FA Cup match in February.

    Also, his next match after a defeat against Arsenal is an away victory over Man U in FA Cup Replay before they go to Leicester to win us the league.

  • WalterBroeckx

    Whenever we drop points and we have such a ref review those who want to keep their eyes shut tell us that we are soar losers and just moan because we dropped points.

    This reviews proves however for the umpteenth time that win, lose or draw we will review the ref and tell it as we found it. If we drop points but the ref was good, we will say so. If we win but the ref was bad, we will also say so.
    Whatever the outcome of the match we just will open our eyes and have a close look at the ref and report as he did at the day on the field.

  • goonersince72

    BTW, no less an august authority and full time Arsenal basher than the Telegraph says in a Telegraph Online piece today that Leicester “are riding their luck with the referees”. Arsenal’s most virulent media scourge say Leicester is getting the calls. So to everyone in the aaa – piss off.

  • WalterBroeckx

    About the Football is Fixed blog… I hope he is wrong but… well… he has said some really interesting things in the past.

    But for me the most important thing is that this guy is not an Arsenal supporter.

  • Mandy Dodd

    Not an Arsenal supporter at all, in fact, he can be quite critical, saying the board and manager are myopic to the corruption in this league.
    This is one area where I disagree with him, I suspect Wenger knows far more than most, and certainly far more than he lets on
    Yet, he comes up with very similar names, and conclusions to many on Untold….and he is really going for Leicester at the moment.

  • omgarsenal

    Tony…..what are the existing mechanisms in the UK, if any, that allow citizens to officially demand a review of a sporting body like the PIGMOB and the FA?
    Ithe is clear to most of us that ABC will not intervene or undertake any complaints on their own but perhaps the various supporters’ groups might unite and petition or present a formal complaint to whatever authority pretends to be monitoring these institutions?

  • omgarsenal

    Maudit autocorrector!!!! ABC should read AFC!

  • bjtgooner

    Another excellent review.

    Clattenburg used to be a very promising referee – but he has really hit the depths of PGMO generated incompetence, especially this season – looks like he has succumbed to whatever pressure Riley & co have applied.

    Everton have been a fairly diry team in recent years and this match was no exception, they seemed to know from the off they could get away with thuggery.

    Riley and his incompetent clones are not fit for purpose! Strange that Clattenburg could send off Kouyate – but couldn’t send off the much more deserving Mori – or even calm down the rest of Everton with some well deserved yellows!

  • goonersince72

    Here’s the link to Telegraph Online article re Leicester I referenced earlier if anyone is interested.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/04/05/will-leicester-choke-why-tottenham-and-arsenal-still-have-hope/

  • Maybe Clattenbury also has a bet that was put on for Leicester to win this league. We all know what is going on yet they think that they are untouchable which begs the question of who they are hiding behind. This will come out sooner rather than later as more and more supporters of other clubs are now asking the same questions that has been on Untold for along time. Arsenal did not lose the PL title the powers that be done that for them right from the get go, no even playing field here but we knew that already which really says it all.

  • JamesO

    Not to sure how to leave a media clip here, but anyone with access to podcasts should listen To Mark Chapman on radio five live daily. From 40 mins on they talk about bias of referees and whether they are influenced. Not only that but that the media are also influenced by ‘the story’ They decide they are.
    Even then as much to say that if Arsenal were seven points clear, much as Leceister are, and Montreal were to hand the ball similar to Simpson the media would report it completely differently.
    I think that untold are completely absolved in there accersions.

  • Mandy Dodd

    Clattenberg…..along with…erm…Atkinson will be the English refs at this summers Euros.
    Seems there is a price to pay to obtain such accolades

  • Menace

    Mandy – they must all wear Panama hats. 😉

  • Mandy Dodd

    Can you just imagine….if there were refs, joining the head of FIFA and a member of the FIFA ether ifs committee on these files?
    In all seriousness, I would not rule it out.
    Would love to know who is behind this Panama thing….but there will be others very worried…Caymen Islands, Virgin Islands , Channel Islands…..and others.

  • Rich

    Walter

    Any chance you could check who the fourth officials were on, say, the top five entries on the wall of shame.

    I notice it was Moss for this game and know Dean will be on there at least once (for Stoke away), and would be interested to know if all the worst ref performances conform to the pattern of one of the big hitters being fourth official for that day.

    I still have absolutely no idea whether or not the fourth officials regularly speak to the refs and offer their wisdom during the game or if they just listen in to the other officials.

    I find Calttenburg’s wretched performance for the game marginally more explainable, though not less wrong, if he had a little voice in his ear flagging things up. Not much,though.

  • markyb

    Rich, I know we have been stitched up by Pawson when Dean was 4th Official when previously he had been better than average. I was thinking this yesterday that the ‘Big Four or Five’ Refs are like driving instructors with dual controls on the side lines.

  • markyb

    Seems the Football is fixed bloke is very much ‘NOT’ an Arsenal fan as he is implying that many many Arsenal Players re doping and even names Theo Walcott.

  • austinpaul

    Very awful situation! Why is AFC not complaining?so many unbelievable wrong decisions ,some obvious nd glaring dat even trainee refs won’t make mistake about are too commonplace regularly in EPL matches; I tink resident FANs of d clubs shuld come togeda nd fight dis apparent injustice these refs blow at match venues on shameless consistency in d EPL!