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Referee Appointments and Results Matchweek #08 complete with video evidence. The worst week yet.

by the Referee Review Team

1: Details of Match Referees and Assistants

Chelsea vs. Leicester City [3-0]

Referee – Andre Marriner

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Beck

2nd Assistant Referee – Andy Garratt

Fourth Official – Stuart Attwell

Bournemouth vs. Hull City [6-1]

Referee – Lee Mason

1st Assistant Referee – Mick McDonough

2nd Assistant Referee – Andy Halliday

Fourth Official – Tim Robinson

Arsenal vs. Swansea City [3-2]

Referee – Jon Moss

1st Assistant Referee – Harry Lennard

2nd Assistant Referee – Marc Perry

Fourth Official – Neil Swarbrick

Manchester City vs. Everton [1-1]

Referee – Michael Oliver

1st Assistant Referee – Gary Beswick

2nd Assistant Referee – Stuart Burt

Fourth Official – Anthony Taylor

Stoke City vs. Sunderland [2-0]

Referee – Mike Jones

1st Assistant Referee – Adrian Holmes

2nd Assistant Referee – Richard West

Fourth Official – Graham Scott

West Bromwich Albion vs. Tottenham [1-1]

Referee – Kevin Friend

1st Assistant Referee – Jake Collin

2nd Assistant Referee – Darren Cann

Fourth Official – Mark Clattenburg

Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United [0-1]

Referee – Martin Atkinson

1st Assistant Referee – Peter Kirkup

2nd Assistant Referee – Edward Smart

Fourth Official – Robert Madley

Middlesbrough vs. Watford [0-1]

Referee – Roger East

1st Assistant Referee – Adam Nunn

2nd Assistant Referee – Derek Eaton

Fourth Official – Michael Oliver

Southampton vs. Burnley [3-1]

Referee – Mike Dean

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Long

2nd Assistant Referee – Ian Hussin

Fourth Official – Paul Tierney

Liverpool vs. Manchester United [0-0]

Referee – Anthony Taylor

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Bennett

2nd Assistant Referee – Stephen Child

Fourth Official – Martin Atkinson

2: Matchweek 8 Summary

This was the worst week of the season so far in terms of the wrong Important Decisions (second yellow cards, red cards, penalties and goals) with 31 over the 10 games.  There were 5 wrong Second Yellow and 10 wrong Red Card decisions, Fourteen penalty decisions and two goals (both from wrongly awarded penalties by Mike Dean).

An average of three per game and that is in no way acceptable to any team in the league.  All referees made errors and if they had any decency the PGMO should be offering a very public apology for their staff’s dreadful performance across the board this week.  We feel that no fewer than six of the ten matches had their results influenced by the wrong decisions of the referees.

Middlesbrough should feel particularly hard done by – for the third tine in eight games they were denied a result by the incompetence of their referee.  We feel that they should be comfortably in upper mid table on 14 points rather than in the relegation battle on 6 points.  With Premier League survival and manager’s job on the line these points could be vital for the Club come the end of the season.

To go some way to countering the 31 wrong decisions we found that there were 14 correct ones.  That still means that the wrong decisions outnumbered the correct ones by 2 to 1.

Referee of the week with no wrong Important Decisions – for the first time this year there was no Referee of the Week as every single referee made at least one wrong Important Decision.

Worst Referee of the Week – With no fewer than 8 wrong Important Decisions we have a clear winner in – Roger East – 2 wrong decisions on Second Yellow Card dismissals, one wrong Straight Red card and 5 wrong decisions regarding penalties (see decisions 18 to 25 below).  He also denied Middlesbrough a much needed three points.

3: Games where the referee arguably affected the result of the game

Mike Dean – Southampton v Burnley – The game finished as a 3-1 win for Southampton however we feel that it should have ended as a draw. Burnley should have had a penalty in Min 33 and Tadic for Southampton should have been sent off in Min 49 giving Burnley a man advantage for nearly half the game.  Both teams were wrongly awarded a penalty from which they scored.  Our guess for the final score 2 – 2.

Martin Atkinson – Crystal Palace v West Ham – The game finished as a 0-1 win for West Ham but we feel that it should have been a win for Palace.  Noble should have been sent off in Min21 and Palace should have had a penalty in Min64  Cresswell was sent off in Min 75 for a second yellow card when he elbowed Zaha in the face, we think that this should have been a straight red card with the player serving a three match ban rather than the one for the second yellow card.  With a man advantage for 70 minutes and a penalty we feel that this would have been a comfortable win for Palace.

Michael Oliver – Man City v Everton – the game ended as a 1-1 draw but we feel that it should have been a win for City.  Coleman should have been sent off in Min 33 and the City penalty in Min 43 should have been retaken due to encroachment.  Should have been a comfortable win for City.  Michael Oliver did get 4 penalty decisions correct in the game but let himself down for not insisting that the one in Min 43 was retaken.

Anthony Taylor – Liverpool v Man United – the game finished as a goalless draw but we feel that it should have been a win for Liverpool.  Hererra should have been sent off in Min 57 with a second yellow card and Liverpool should have had a penalty in Min 62.  Ibrahimović should have been sent off in the 90th minute but this was irrelevant to the match outcome.  A win to Liverpool by more than one nil.

Kevin Friend – West Brom v Spurs – The game finished as a 1-1 draw but we feel that it should have been a win for Spurs.  Spurs should have had a penalty in Min 31 and both players should have had players sent off (McLean Min 43 and Vertonghen in Min 54)  these probably cancel each other out but we feel that Spurs should have won by 2 – 1

Roger East – Middlesbrough v Watford – The game finished as a 0-1 win for Watford but we feel that it should have been a win for Middlesbrough.  Whilst Roger East did manage to get one correct penalty decision correct he also got no fewer than 8 Important Decisions wrong.  In Min 23 Middlesbrough should have had a penalty, they should have had a second in Min 25 and Watford should have been reduced to 10 men in Min 26.  They should have been reduced to 10 men themselves in Min 31 when Brannagan should have had a second yellow card.  Stuani should have been sent off in Min 49 handing a numerical advantage to Watford.  Watford should have had a penalty in Min 54 but two further penalties to Middlesbrough in Min 62 and 68 should have ensured a win for Middlesbrough.

4: Lucky players who should have been sent off but weren’t

  • Straight Red Cards (should be missing the next three games) – Azpilicueta (Chelsea), McLean (West Brom), Tadic (Southampton), Noble (West Ham) Cresswell (West Ham), Deeney (Watford), Coleman (Everton), Ibrahimović (Man United), Amat (Swansea)
  • Two Yellow cards (should be missing the next game) – Huth (Leicester), Snodgrass (Hull), Barragan (Middlesbrough), Stuani (Middlesbrough), Hererra (Man United)
  • Villain of the weekVertonghen for his attempt to emasculate the West Brom No 22 (OUCH big time)

5: List of Major Errors on Matchweek #08

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1. No Second Yellow Against Huth (Min 32) – Huth committed one reckless foul and one deliberate attack breaking handball but was only booked for the former. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Chelsea vs Leicester Huth Yellow , Chelsea vs Leicester Huth Yellow_0004 , Chelsea vs Leicester Huth Second Yellow

2. No Red Card Against Azpilicueta (Min 51) – Very late sliding tackle from behind, no chance of playing the ball. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Chelsea vs Leicester Azpi Red , Chelsea vs Leicester Azpi Red002

3. No Second Yellow Card Against Snodgrass (Min 44) – Snodgrass committed two reckless challenges and was only booked once. [Ref – Lee Mason] Bournemouth vs Hull Snodgrass Yellow002 , Bournemouth vs Hull Snodgrass Yellow , Bournemouth vs Hull Snodgrass Penalty (Also yellow) , Bournemouth vs Hull Snodgrass Penalty (Also yellow)0013Bournemouth vs Hull Snodgrass Penalty (Also yellow)003

4. No Penalty For Hull City (Min 61) – Francis tackle downed Mason without tacking the ball in the box. [Ref – Lee Mason] Bournemouth vs Hull Mason Penalty

5. No Penalty For Spurs (Min 31) – McAuley makes himself wider with his arms slightly outside to block the shot. [Ref – Kevin Friend] West Brom vs Spurs Lamela Penalty , West Brom vs Spurs Lamela Penalty002

6. No Red Card Against McClean (Min 43) – Two footed frontal lunge towards Davies. [Ref – Kevin Friend] West Brom vs Spurs McClean Red002

7. No Red Card Against Vertonghen (Min 54) – High foot from the front with studs making dangerous contact in the groin region. [Ref – Kevin Friend] West Brom vs Spurs Verthonghen Red

8. No Penalty For Burnley (Min 33) – Van Dijk clearly trips the attacker in the box. [Ref – Mike Dean] Saints vs Burnley Van Dijk Penalty , Saints vs Burnley Van Dijk Penalty002

9. No Red Card Against Tadic (Min 49) – Tadic came in late and stamped his studs on the shins of the player. [Ref – Mike Dean] Saints vs Burnley Tadic Red , Saints vs Burnley Tadic Red002

10. Wrong Penalty Against Burnley (Min 65) – Only a slight contact with the arm from the defender, no pull or push just touching him and then the player suddenly throws his feet under his own body away. [Ref – Mike Dean] Saints vs Burnley McQueen Penalty , Saints vs Burnley McQueen Penalty002

11. Wrong Goal Against Burnley (Min 66) – The wrong penalty given above resulted in a goal. [Ref – Mike Dean]

12. Wrong Penalty Against Southampton (Min 71) – There was an arm to block the attacker who also used his arm to make contact with the defender. No penalty as both went in using their arm to make contact with the other player. [Ref – Mike Dean] Saints vs Burnley Tadic Penalty , Saints vs Burnley Tadic Penalty002

13. Wrong Goal Against Southampton (Min 72) – The wrong penalty given above resulted in a goal. [Ref – Mike Dean]

14. No Penalty For Stoke (Min 55) – O’Shea had raised his arms to commit a foul by holding another player when the shot struck his arms. Arms clearly stretched out, sign of intent. [Ref – Mike Jones] Stoke vs Sunderland Handball Penalty , Stoke vs Sunderland Handball Penalty002

15. No Red Card Against Mark Noble (Min 21) – Frontal tackle with studs showing, serious foul play. [Ref – Martin Atkinson] Palace vs West Ham Noble Yellow Red

16. No Penalty For Crystal Palace (Min 64) – Clear shirt pulling by Cresswell in the penalty box. [Ref – Martin Atkinson] Palace vs West Ham Zaha Penalty , Palace vs West Ham Zaha Penalty002 , Palace vs West Ham Zaha Penalty003

17. No Red Card Against Cresswell (Min 75) – Cresswell had already committed a simulation in Min 74 and was booked for it. But in Min 75 he deliberately swung his arm in the face of Zaha, and it should have been a straight red but the ref gave a second yellow. [Ref – Martin Atkinson] Palace vs West Ham Cresswell Red , Palace vs West Ham Cresswell Red002 , Palace vs West Ham Cresswell Red003 , Palace vs West Ham Cresswell Red004

18. No Penalty For Middlesbrough (Min 23) – Kaboul was clearly holding Negredo in the box. [Ref – Roger East] Boro vs Watford Negredo Penalty , Boro vs Watford Negredo Penalty002

19. No Penalty For Middlesbrough (Min 25) – Amrabat made movement towards the ball with his hand, no protection of the face, soft ball in his direction so it should have been a penalty. [Ref – Roger East] Boro vs Watford Amarabat Penalty , Boro vs Watford Amarabat Penalty002 , Boro vs Watford Amarabat Penalty003

20. No Red Card Against Deeney (Min 26) – Deeney swung his elbow in the face of Chambers; clear use of excessive force. [Ref – Roger East] Boro vs Watford Deeney Yellow Red

21. No Second Yellow Card Against Barragan (Min 31/65) – Barragan committed two/three attack breaking fouls but was only for one. [Ref – Roger East] Boro vs Watford Barragan Yellow , Boro vs Watford Barragan Second Yellow , Boro vs Watford Barragan Second Yellow002 , Boro vs Watford Barragan Third Yellow

22. No Second Yellow Card Against Stuani (Min 49) – Stuani committed two reckless challenges but was only booked for one. [Ref – Roger East] Boro vs Watford Stuani Yellow Rd , Boro vs Watford Stuani Second Yellow Red , Boro vs Watford Stuani Second Yellow Red002

23. No Penalty For Watford (Min 54) – Marten De Roon sticks out his leg behind him and seems to be making contact with the striker and thus tripping him. [Ref – Roger East] Boro vs Watford Success Penalty , Boro vs Watford Success Penalty002

24. No Penalty For Middlesbrough (Min 62) – Britos clearly holds the striker and embraces him with his arms around him. That is a foul everywhere on the pitch and also in the penalty area. [Ref – Roger East] Boro vs Watford Ramirez Penalty , Boro vs Watford Ramirez Penalty002

25. No Penalty For Middlesbrough (Min 68) – Capoue clearly holds and pulls back Gibson in the box. [Ref – Roger East] Boro vs Watford Gibson Penalty , Boro vs Watford Gibson Penalty002

26. No Red Card Against Coleman (Min 32) – Coleman went lunging and planted his studs on Sterling’s foot. Serious foul play. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Man City vs Everton Coleman Yellow Red

27. No Penalty Retake For Man City (Min 43) – Williams was already more than meter inside the box the moment the penalty was take. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Man City vs Everton Penalty Retak

28. No Penalty For Liverpool (Min 62) – Smalling was pulling Can’s shirt for a long period of time in the box. [Ref – Anthony Taylor] Liverpool vs Man Utd Can Penalty

29. No Second Yellow Card Against Herrera (Min 57) – Herrera committed one unsporting conduct offence and one dissent towards the referee offence but was not booked for either of them. [Ref – Anthony Taylor] Liverpool vs Man Utd Herera 3rd Foul Unsporting Behaviour , Liverpool vs Man Utd Herera Dissent , Liverpool vs Man Utd Herera Dissent002

30. No Red Card Against Ibrahimović (Min 90) – Deliberate use of an elbow in the head of Can, serious foul play and use of excessive force. [Ref – Anthony Taylor] Liverpool vs Man Utd Ibra Red

31. No Red Card Against Jordi Amat (Min 42) – Deliberate swing and thrust of an arm in the face of Walcott. [Ref – Jon Moss] Arsenal vs Swansea Amat Last man foul on Theo , Arsenal vs Swansea Amat Last man foul on Theo0001 , Arsenal vs Swansea Amat Last man foul on Theo0003

6: List of Major Correct Decisions on Matchweek #08

1. Correct Non-Penalty For Leicester (Min 46) – Difficult decision, from one angle it looked as if his arm was raised and away from his body but another angle showed his hand was in front of his face (allowed to protect yourself) and the ball hit his elbow that was close to his body. So the decision of the ref stands. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Chelsea vs Leicester Fuchs Penalty , Chelsea vs Leicester Fuchs Penalty002

2. Correct Non-Penalty For Leicester (Min 48) – This was an obstruction foul and that is punished with an indirect free kick. So no penalty (that was correct) but should have been an indirect free kick to Leicester. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Chelsea vs Leicester Schullp Penalty , Chelsea vs Leicester Schullp Penalty002

3. Correct Non-Penalty For Leicester (Min 55) – Huth blocked the ball with his body in the box. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Chelsea vs Leicester Huth Penalty , Chelsea vs Leicester Huth Penalty002

4. Correct Non-Penalty For Bournemouth (Min 33) – Both Cook and Maguire had grabbed hold of each other and were wrestling with each other. [Ref – Lee Mason] Bournemouth vs Hull Maguire Penalty , Bournemouth vs Hull Maguire Penalty002

5. Correct Penalty For Bournemouth (Min 44) – Snodgrass hits the player first with his studs on the shin and then the ball reached him only because of the Bournemouth player having played the ball in his direction. [Ref – Lee Mason] Bournemouth vs Hull Snodgrass Penalty , Bournemouth vs Hull Snodgrass Penalty003

6. Correct Non-Penalty For West Bromwich (Min 34) – The ball bounces up from the foot of the defender and hits the arm behind his body, no intent. [Ref – Kevin Friend] West Brom vs Spurs Janssen Penalty

7. Correct Non-Penalty Sunderland (Min 47) – O’Shea kicks the ball against his own arm, no intent. [Ref – Mike Jones] Stoke vs Sunderland oShea Penalty

8. Correct Penalty For Crystal Palace (Min 45) – Ogbonna brought down Benteke late in the box. [Ref – Martin Atkinson] Palace vs West Ham Benteke Penalty , Palace vs West Ham Benteke Penalty002

9. Correct Non-Penalty For Middlesbrough (Min 81) – Foul occurred outside the box. [Ref – Roger East] Boro vs Watford Chambers Penalty , Boro vs Watford Chambers Penalty002

10. Correct Non-Penalty For Everton (Min 10) – No foul contact was on Sane in the box. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Man City vs Everton Sane Penalty , Man City vs Everton Sane PenaltY002 , Man City vs Everton Sane Penalty003

11. Correct Penalty For Man City (Min 42) – Jagielka sticks out his leg from behind and trips Silva. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Man City vs Everton Silva Penalty , Man City vs Everton Silva Penalty002

12. Correct Penalty For Man City (Min 70) – Jagielka makes a late stretch and brings down Aguero in the box. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Man City vs Everton Aguero Penalty , Man City vs Everton Aguero Penalty002 , Man City vs Everton Aguero Penalty003

13. Correct Non-Penalty For Everton (Min 88) – The incident occurred well outside the penalty area. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Man City vs Everton Penalty , Man City vs Everton Penalty002

14. Correct Red Card Against Xhaka (Min 69) – According to the new instructions passed to the referees deliberate attempts to stop clear attacks with no chance ball playing will result in red card. [Ref – Jon Moss] Arsenal vs Swansea Xhaka Red Card , Arsenal vs Swansea Xhaka Red Card002 , Arsenal vs Swansea Xhaka Red Card003

7: Major Wrong Decisions Made by Referees

Matchweek 8 Season to date
Referee 2nd Yellow Red Penalty Goal Total Games 2nd Yellow Red Penalty Goal Total Avg
Roger East 2 1 5 0 8 4 2 2 7 1 12 3.00
Robert Madley 5 2 7 3 1 13 2.60
Mike Dean 0 1 3 2 6 7 2 5 7 4 18 2.57
Jon Moss 0 1 0 0 1 7 6 3 4 2 15 2.14
Graham Scott 1 0 1 1 0 2 2.00
Kevin Friend 0 2 1 0 3 4 1 5 2 0 8 2.00
Mark Clattenburg 4 3 0 4 1 8 2.00
Anthony Taylor 1 1 1 0 3 8 4 2 6 2 14 1.75
Michael Oliver 0 1 1 0 2 7 4 3 3 2 12 1.71
Craig Pawson 5 0 3 5 0 8 1.60
Andre Marriner 1 1 0 0 2 6 3 3 1 1 8 1.33
Lee Mason 1 0 1 0 2 4 2 0 1 2 5 1.25
Neil Swarbrick 4 1 1 2 1 5 1.25
Martin Atkinson 0 2 1 0 3 7 1 5 1 0 7 1.00
Stuart Attwell 2 1 1 0 0 2 1.00
Mike Jones 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 2 0.50
Paul Tierney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

As last time this table is ordered in descending order of the average number of wrong decisions made.  Thus the referees most likely to make mistakes at the top and the most reliable are at the bottom.  Mike Jones continues to show that he is the pick of the bunch whilst East, Madley, Dean, Moss, Scott, Friend and Clattenburg all show that they should be seeking alternative  employment or at the least complete re-training.

8: Major Correct Major Decisions Made by Referees

  Matchweek 8 Season to Date
Referee 2nd Yellow Red Penalty Total Matches 2nd Yellow Red Penalty Total
Andre Marriner 0 0 3 3 6 0 1 10 11
Anthony Taylor 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 4 4
Craig Pawson 5 0 0 4 4
Graham Scott 1 0 0 1+1* 2
Jon Moss 0 1 0 0 7 0 2 5+1* 8
Kevin Friend 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 2 2
Lee Mason 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 3+1* 4
Mark Clattenburg 4 0 0 11+1* 12
Martin Atkinson 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 6 6
Michael Oliver 0 0 4 4 7 0 0 11 11
Mike Dean 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 9 9
Mike Jones 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 3 3
Neil Swarbrick 4 0 0 6 6
Paul Tierney 1 0 0 3 3
Robert Madley 5 0 0 7 7
Roger East 0 0 1 1 4 0 2 5 7
Stuart Attwell 2 0 0 3+1* 4

NOTE – THE *(ASTERISK) IS USED TO SHOW A DECISION OF HIGH DOUBT, WITH THE BENEFIT BEING GIVEN TO THE REFEREE. 

9: Major Wrong Decisions Against Teams

This table is sorted so that the teams with the most wrong decisions are at the top and those with the least are at the bottom.

With five wrong Important Decisions against Midddlesbrough this week it is no surprise to see them with a big move towards Arsenal at the top of this table. All teams now have wrong decisions against them.

Team Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Goals Total
Arsenal 3 3 6 1 13
Liverpool 1 5 4 1 11
Middlesbrough 0 4 5 1 10
Stoke City 2 6 2 0 10
Chelsea 3 0 5 1 9
Crystal Palace 1 3 2 3 9
Everton 3 3 1 2 9
Tottenham 2 3 3 1 9
Manchester City 3 2 2 1 8
Watford 5 0 2 0 7
West Bromwich 1 3 2 1 7
West Ham United 2 2 3 0 7
Bournemouth 2 2 2 0 6
Southampton 0 1 2 3 6
Hull City 1 1 2 1 5
Burnley 0 1 2 1 4
Swansea City 2 0 1 1 4
Leicester City 0 1 1 0 2
Manchester United 1 0 1 0 2
Sunderland 0 1 0 0 1

10: Major Wrong Decisions in Favour of Teams

This is the converse of the table in section 9 and shows where the largesse of the PGMO has fallen.

Man United remain firmly top of this table with another three decisions in their favour this week.  Watford were the biggest winners in the week with 5.

Team Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Goals Total
Manchester United 6 6 3 1 16
Watford 4 3 6 0 13
West Bromwich 2 4 3 1 10
Leicester City 2 0 5 2 9
Chelsea 4 3 1 0 8
Everton 0 3 2 3 8
Southampton 1 1 5 1 8
Stoke City 1 3 2 1 7
West Ham United 0 2 4 1 7
Burnley 1 1 3 1 6
Crystal Palace 2 3 1 0 6
Hull City 1 1 4 0 6
Middlesbrough 3 0 2 1 6
Swansea City 0 2 2 2 6
Tottenham 2 4 0 0 6
Sunderland 1 2 1 1 5
Liverpool 1 0 1 2 4
Manchester City 1 2 1 0 4
Bournemouth 0 1 2 0 3
Arsenal 0 0 0 1 1

11: Possible Change in Points Week-by-Week Due To Wrong Major Decisions

In this table we look at how we think that the wrongly made decisions would have affected the points awarded to each team.

Middlesbrough are the team that have been hurt most so far this season; they should have 8 points more than they have to date, Bournemouth should have 4 points more.  Watford have gained the most, they should have 5 points fewer than they have, they are closely followed by United who have four undeserved points in their total.  All of the other teams are within 3 points of their ‘correct’ total.

NOTE – THE PLUS SIGN MEANS THESE TEAMS WERE DENIED THIS Many POINTS AND IT SHOULD BE ADDED TO THEM.

THE MINUS SIGN MEANS THAT THESE TEAMS WERE AWARDED THESE EXTRA POINTS AND IT SHOULD BE SUBTRACTED FROM THEM.

Team Week#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 Total
Arsenal 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2
Bournemouth 0 0 +2 0 0 0 +2 0 +4
Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 +1
Chelsea 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1
Crystal Palace 0 +1 -1 -3 0 0 +2 +3 +2
Everton +2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 0
Hull City 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 +1
Leicester City 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Liverpool 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 +2 +1
Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2 +2
Manchester United 0 0 -2 0 0 0 -1 -1 -4
Middlesbrough +2 0 0 +3 0 0 0 +3 +8
Southampton +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
Stoke City -1 0 0 0 0 +2 +2 0 +3
Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swansea City 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 +2
Tottenham -1 -2 +2 0 0 0 0 +2 +1
Watford -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -3 -5
West Bromwich 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 -2
West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 -3

12: English Premier League Table Official

Rank Team Points
1 Manchester City 19
2 Arsenal 19
3 Tottenham 18
4 Liverpool 17
5 Chelsea 16
6 Everton 15
7 Manchester United 14
8 Southampton 12
9 Crystal Palace 11
10 Watford 11
11 Bournemouth 11
12 West Bromwich 10
13 Leicester City 8
14 Burnley 7
15 West Ham 7
16 Hull City 7
17 Middlesbrough 6
18 Stoke City 6
19 Swansea City 4
20 Sunderland 2

13: English Premier League Table Adjusted to Change in Points due to Major Wrong Decisions.

Here is how we feel the League Table should look with the corrections in paragraph 11 applied.   No change to the order of the teams at the top but both City and Arsenal should be on 21 points instead of 19.  Bournemouth should be in fifth place with 15 points, level with Chelsea and Everton.  Middlesbrough were very hard done by again being denied another three points.  They should be in eighth place on 14 points rather than struggling in 17th place on six.

Rank Team Total Change in Points Points
1 Manchester City +2 21
2 Arsenal +2 21
3 Tottenham +1 19
4 Liverpool +1 18
5 Bournemouth +4 15
6 Chelsea -1 15
7 Everton 0 15
8 Middlesbrough +8 14
9 Crystal Palace +2 13
10 Southampton 0 12
11 Manchester United -4 10
12 Stoke City +3 9
13 Burnley +1 8
14 Hull City +1 8
15 West Bromwich -2 8
16 Leicester City -1 7
17 Swansea City +2 6
18 Watford -5 6
19 West Ham United -3 4
20 Sunderland 0 2

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18 comments to Referee Appointments and Results Matchweek #08 complete with video evidence. The worst week yet.

  • Robert

    I take my hat off to you guys. That’s got to be a huge amount of work.

  • Omo r'Arsenal

    Thanks to Untold Referee Review Team.
    Keep it up guys.

  • Pat

    Wonder if the shortage of refs (because the PGMOL doesn’t employ enough) is having an effect. It could mean the refs are already becoming fatigued and losing concentration. It seems to be affecting a range of teams. I can’t really see a pattern.

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    These Pgmol referees incorrect decisions regularly taken in the PL games in particular and in other competitions like the FA Cup and the ELC in general have to stop.

    I believe the football players and their officials including we the fans who are watching these games either in the Stadia or on the TV weeks in weeks out as the case maybe, want to be seeing the referees officiating these matches without bais. Officiating of football matches whether at amateur or professional level should be strictly be in accordance with the Laws and Rules guiding the game. If referees will interpret these Laws and Rules guiding the game without favour or fear, there won’t be any problem nor any outcry of cheating by footballers, their officials and we the football fans who are the stake holders of the game.

    I think the Pgmol should set the ball rolling by reviewing the on the field performance of each referee. And wherever any referee is found wanting to be violating the application of the Laws & Rules intentionally or deliberately, such an errand referee should be relieved of his job to serve as a deterrent to others. But where it’s a case of incompetence, a regular training programs should be put in place by the Pgmol to upgrade the knowledge and competence of their referees in regard to the correct application of the Laws & Rules guiding the game.

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    The burning issue at our hands today in regard to Arsenal, is the Ucl match between Ludogorets Razgrad and Arsenal at Ludogorets Arena tonight.

    Therefore, I implore all Arsenal supporters to pray for the Gunners to have a resounding victory at Ludogorets Arena tonight.

    Le Prof has said he is taking this match as a big game because if we won, we’ll be guaranteed a knockout qualification ticket depending on the outcome of the Basel vs PSG match.

    Arsenal will beat Ludogorets Razgrad at their Ludogorets Arena tonight by a 0-4 away win and remain on top of group A table.

    My starts:
    Ospina
    Jenkinson Holding Koscielny Gibbs
    Coquelin Xhaka
    Oxchambo Ramsey Giroud
    Alexis.

    My bench:
    Cech Maitland-Niles Mustafi Gabriel Elneny Ozil Iwobi.

    Like I said in my comment posting yesterday, I’ve noticed Bellerin, Ozil, Mustafi & Iwobi have become fatigued or getting tired and thus won’t be able to perform optimal if they play in this Ludogorets match. Thence, I’ve suggested Le Prof should give them a week rest before the Spurs game. And since he has traveled to Bulgaria with Ozil, Mustafi and Iwobi but left Bellerin at home among others. I’ve decided to start Ozil, Mustafi & Iwobi on my bench and will only bring any of them on with 20 minutes left in the game if it’s become very necessary for me to do so i.e. assuming I am Le Prof. But am not.

    I have also decided to start Olivier Giroud as false left-winger in the mid 3 front lines comprising of, Oxchambo at RW and Ramsey as playmaker behind Sanchez. I think Giroud will thrive there and benefit in his exploits from that LW position just as he did in the Sunderland game with that his audacious header. And he can interchange positions with Alexis who could operate at LW while Giroud plays centrally during the match.

  • Norman14

    My understanding of the situation is that each game is attended by an “Assessor” who provides a report to PGMOL who then state that the Elite squad get 96% of their decisions right.

    To emphasise this high level of efficiency, they have planted Dermott Gallagher within Sky and Howard Webb in BT.

    They have managed to secure the “non-intrusion” of the country’s major media networks.

    What they haven’t done is be called to give evidence to the Government Committee investigating corruption.

    It’s all very cosy!

  • Va Cong

    So informative. Amazing job done guys must have taken ages love you guys xx

  • WalterBroeckx

    Well it did take us ages to be honest 😉 … with so many errors…. they are doing their best to give us a hard time 🙂

  • Sam Sayyed

    Any news yet on who will the PiGMOle send to referee us this Sunday?

  • Gord

    Tonights Officials: Ludogorets – Arsenal
    Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)

    Assistant Referee 1: Rob van de Ven (NED)
    Assistant Referee 2: Charles Schaap (NED)

    Additional AR 1: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
    Additional AR 2: Ed Janssen (NED)

    Fourth Official: Patrick Langkamp (NED)

    Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz (TUR)

  • Va Cong

    So true Walter 😀

  • Pat

    Yes, we want fewer errors for the sake of Walter and the team!

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    Pat,

    I want fewer errors for the sake of the teams, players and supporters-not because it will result in less work for Usama, Walter and myself. We would all be delighted to report that the claimed 95% plus accuracy from the PGMO was in fact being achieved. At the moment that claim iseems to us to be a load of rubbish.

    One of the worrying features is that the refereeing in the Championship seems to. Be even worse (at least according to friends who are long time Fulham supporters).

    The PGMO as an organisation seems to be failing on about every level and needs a complete reform from top to bottom.

  • SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    I think I agree with @Pat in his earlier comment as he alluded to the thought in some quarters who are saying, the Pgmol need more referee hands on their deck so as to be able to cope adequately with the rigour of referring in PL games.

    Referees are not machines but human beings who are made of flesh, bones, tissues & blood. Therefore, they can be liable to fatigue and tiredness if they are overworked.

    If the Pgmol will employ or promote more referees to the senior cader, so that they can be deployed to the Premier League referring job after retraining them very well to help them upgrade the quality of their referring. Bad officiating at PL matches could be reduced to the barest minimum if not totally eliminated.

  • Goonermikey

    AS easily predicted by many of us. It’s Clattenburg for Sunday. The PIGMOB don’t even try and hide the prdicability.

  • Pete

    Clattenburg is a lot better than some of the other possibilities… (Famous last words!)

  • bjtgooner

    Great work – I really like this format.

    Why on earth is this bunch of incompetents allowed anywhere near a football field? And why does the Minister of Sport continue to support the FA?

  • Sam Sayyed

    I am happy that it’s Clattenburg on Sunday. I was hoping for either Michael Oliver or Clattenburg. I thought that though Clattenburg may make genuine big mistakes from time to time, he is not biased like the other pigs at PIGMOB. Are you not happy Goonermikey? Has he done something drastic recently that I’m not aware of?

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