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Ref Review: Arsenal – Middlesbrough; a non Deanesque score!

ARSENAL vs. MIDDLESBROUGH

  • COMPETITION: English Premier League
  • MATCH NO. 9
  • DATE: 22nd October 2016
  • VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Mike Dean
1st LINESMAN: Simon Long
2nd LINESMAN: Ian Hussin
4th OFFICIAL: Tim Robinson

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
06:16 Daniel Ayala (Boro) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Ayala brought down Sanchez with sliding tackle.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

07:55 Gaston Ramirez (Boro) Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) Ramirez tripped Iwobi from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
11:00 Gaston Ramirez (Boro) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Ramirez played the ball but went in the challenge with studs showing. It was reckless challenge. The referee correctly gave a foul.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Ramirez, but was not given.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST RAMIREZ.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

13:49 Marten de Roon (Boro) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) De Roon went in from behind to challenge the ball from Ozil. Ozil failed to control the ball completely and fell down on a slight bodily contact from de Roon.

CORRECT NON-PENALTY FOR BORO.

3 (NON-PENALTY)

 

17:12 Marten de Roon (Boro) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez was tripped by de Roon but managed to stay up on his feet.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
18:51 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) George Friend (Boro) Bellerin brought down Friend with soft sliding tackle but was late.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BORO.

1 (FOUL)

 

21:45 Adam Forshaw (Boro) Francis Coquelin

(Arsenal)

Forshaw charged late in to Coquelin from the front.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
24:01 Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Alvaro Negredo (Boro) Mustafi used his arm to slow down Negredo while jumping. This should have been a foul for Boro but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR BORO.

-1 (FOUL)

 

26:12 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Gaston Ramirez (Boro) Bellerin made a pull on the shoulder of Ramirez inside the Arsenal’s half on the left wing.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BORO.

1 (FOUL)

 

30:45 Adam Clayton (Boro) Francis Coquelin

(Arsenal)

Coquelin had just made a forward pass in the Boro’s half when Clayton went in recklessly and brought him down. The referee correctly gave a foul.

 

But this also should have been a yellow card against Clayton, but was not given.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST CLAYTON.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

 

34:39 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Alvaro Negredo (Boro) Monreal tripped Negredo from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BORO.

1 (FOUL)
39:20 Adam Clayton (Boro) Mohamed El Nenny (Arsenal) Clayton tripped El Nenny from the side.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
42:16 Adama Traore (Boro) Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Traore was trying to pull back Bellerin from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 7

Number of Correct Fouls for Middlesbrough – 3

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 10 [10 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Middlesbrough – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 1 [1 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Advantages for Middlesbrough – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 1 [1 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Middlesbrough – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Middlesbrough – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 2

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Middlesbrough – 0

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

 

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Penalties for Middlesbrough – 1

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 1 [3 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Middlesbrough – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 0

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
31:39 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) George Friend (Boro) Koscienly was in an offside position. Assistant Ref Simon Long made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR BORO.

1 (OFFSIDE)
40:36 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Ben Gibson (Boro) Sanchez was just onside. Assistant Referee Simon Long made the wrong decision.

WRONG OFFSIDE AGAINST ARSENAL.

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

Number of Correct Offsides for Middlesbrough – 1

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 1 [1 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Middlesbrough –  0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides –  1 [1 points]

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points

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 – 7+1 = 8

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 8 + 5 = 13

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 7+1 = 8

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Middlesbrough – 3+3+1 = 7

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 8 + 7 = 15

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 2+1 = 3

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Middlesbrough – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 3 + 1 = 4

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 4+1 = 5

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 5 + 1 = 6

 

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 13/(13+4) = 76.4%

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 15/(15+6) = 71.4%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
46:58 Daniel Ayala (Boro) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez tried to make a run forward when Ayala looked back and stretched out his arm.

 

If the images and footage had been clearer a better review would have been made. As a result of the doubt of a malicious attempt or not the minimum punishment of a yellow card should be considered.

 

But no yellow card was given.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST AYALA.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

49:30 Antonio Barragan (Boro) Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Barragan pushed Walcott from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
50:56 Adam  Clayton (Boro) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Clayton tripped Ozil from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
52:58 Marten de Roon (Boro) Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) De Roon pulled Mustafi from the side.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
57:08 Alvaro Negredo (Boro) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Koscienly headed the ball away when Negredo raised a high foot close to him. No contact was made but was a sign of dangerous play.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
59:05 Marten de Roon (Boro) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) De Roon was pulling Coquelin from behind.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
63:51 Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) Gaston Ramirez (Boro) Mustafi mis-placed a pass forward and Ramirez intercepted and made a run forward. Mustafi made an attempt to stop Ramirez and brought him down.

 

Mustafi was not the last defender and was in ball playing distance. Mustafi made the foul by more his arms than by kicking at him, thus resulting in an attack breaking foul.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BORO.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST MUSTAFI.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

65:56 Gaston Ramirez (Boro) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Ramirez tripped Coquelin when he playing a pass forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
66:24 ???? (Arsenal) ???? (Boro) No footage shown. Assumed correct.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BORO.

1 (FOUL)
78:19 Lucas Perez (Arsenal) Daniel Ayala (Boro) Perez jumped in the back of Ayala.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BORO

1 (FOUL)
88:12 Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Marten de Roon (Boro) Coquelin tripped down de Roon. But Boro kept attacking.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR BORO.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
88:34 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Daniel Ayala (Boro) Sanchez jumped in the back of Ayala.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BORO

1 (FOUL)
89:27 Alvaro Negredo (Boro) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Negredo tripped Nacho from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
92:02 Antonio Barragan (Boro) Lucas Perez (Arsenal) Barragan charged in the back of Perez.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
   
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 6

Number of Correct Fouls for Middlesbrough – 4

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 10 [10 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Middlesbrough – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 0

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Advantages for Middlesbrough – 1

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 4 [4 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Middlesbrough – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Middlesbrough – 1

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

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Middlesbrough – 0

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

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
72:27 Alvaro Negredo (Boro) Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Negredo was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Simon Long made the correct call.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

1 (OFFSIDE)
92:47 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Daniel Ayala (Boro) Ozil was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Ian Hussin made the correct call

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR BORO.

1 (OFFSIDE)
93:43 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) George Friend (Boro) Walcott was in an offside position. Assistant Referee Ian Hussin made the correct call

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR BORO.

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

Number of Correct Offsides for Middlesbrough – 2

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 3 [3 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Middlesbrough –  0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points

Second Half Referee Report

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Middlesbrough – 4+1+1+2 = 8

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 10 + 8 = 18

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Middlesbrough – 4+1+2+2 = 9

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 10 + 9 = 19

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Middlesbrough – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 1 + 0 = 1

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Middlesbrough – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 2 + 0 = 2

 

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 18/(18+1) = 94.7%

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 19/(19+2) = 90.4%

 

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 8+10 = 18

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Middlesbrough – 5+8 = 13

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 18 + 13 = 31

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 8+10 = 18

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Middlesbrough – 7+9 = 16

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 18 + 16 = 34

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 3+1 = 4

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Middlesbrough – 1+0 =1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 4 + 1 = 5

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 5+2 = 7

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Middlesbrough – 1+0 = 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 7 + 1 = 8

 

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 31/(31+5) = 86.1%

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 34/(34+7) = 82.9%

 

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.

NOTE: All the Laws Of The Game used are referenced directly from the following link. “LAWS OF THE GAME 2016-2017”

http://static-3eb8.kxcdn.com/documents/60/Laws%20of%20the%20Game_16-17_Digital_Eng.pdf

I think nobody who has been following us in the past 6-7 years or so since we have started doing our referee reviews ever will have found that we had a soft spot for Mike Dean. Au contraire. The number of articles we have written to ask the removal of Dean from every possible Arsenal related match must be in the dozens.

And yet, in our reviews we try to be as unbiased as possible.  And I think this review is a proof that we do our reviews, or try to do them, as open mindedly as possible, no matter who the ref is and what his (sometimes) terrible history was with Arsenal.

And so we can come to the conclusion that the ref’s score in the first half was 76.4%, and 71, 4% when we put weight on the decisions. The only thing missing was two yellow cards for reckless tackles. He gave the fouls but didn’t give the appropriate yellow card.  The only big mistake was in fact by the first assistant when he called Alexis back for offside when he was clearly level with the last defender.

And if we then go on to the second half we find a score of (do sit down first before continuing to read) of 94.7% and when put weight on the decisions the score is 90.4%. That can only be classified as excellent.  Top class.

And yes this is Untold Arsenal talking about Mike Dean.

In the second half Dean should have given a yellow card against Ayala when he stopped Alexis off the ball with his arm. The replays are not clear enough to see a smashing arm or just a holding arm, because in the first case it would have been a red card. But Dean gave the foul but forgot to give the card.

The bias score was still very much against Arsenal with 4 wrong decisions against Arsenal and 1 wrong decision against Middlesbrough. But all in all… nothing wrong with the major decisions Dean had to make.  But only 5 wrong decisions is not that bad (compared to some reviews in the past…)

Recent tales from Untold 

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From the Arsenal History Society  

March 1935: beating Tottenham by a record score but losing one of our greatest goalkeepers

You can find an index to all the series to date on the Society’s web site.

6 comments to Ref Review: Arsenal – Middlesbrough; a non Deanesque score!

  • OlegYch

    and as a result of this excellent performance Dean was sent to Championship, although for a somewhat high-profile Birmingham derby

  • WalterBroeckx

    Despite us dropping points, despite Dean…. our Untold ref review praises Dean for his match.
    I love it when they call us biased. 😉
    Looking at the first reviewing of the Sunderland match that we won comfortably the ref review doesn’t look too favourable for Aktinson.

    No, it is not as we regularly hear that we only complain about the ref when we drop points. As said in the article, au contraire. We complain when the ref makes a mess. Win, draw or lose.

  • Pat

    Seems to show, as we suspect, that even Dean is a capable ref who chooses at times to be terrible as long as it hurts Arsenal.

  • Pat

    I recommend having a look at Keith Hackett in today’s Daily Telegraph. He points out that Atkinson has had a lot of games and does not appear to be performing, seems over worked. Then he says Clattenburg seems to be getting under his fair share of games. He seems to be implying PGMOL bias against Clattenburg. It is interesting to see a retired ref and former member of the PGMOL saying these things.

  • Menace

    I’m not sure how you missed the first critical wrong decision that Dean made. He woke up & managed to get to the ems!!!

    He was not wanted but still managed & should have got a dark Arsenal red for having made it.

    😉 😉 😉

  • Goonermikey

    Everyone has an off day……………I mean Dean, not the ref reviewers obviously!

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