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Referee Appointments and Results Matchweek #13 complete with video evidence

by the Referee Review Team

1: Referee Appointments and Results matchweek 13

Burnley vs. Manchester City [1-2]

Referee – Andre Marriner

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Beck

2nd Assistant Referee – Andy Garratt

Fourth Official – Jon Moss

Swansea City vs. Crystal Palace [5-4]

Referee – Kevin Friend

1st Assistant Referee – Jake Collin

2nd Assistant Referee – Matthew Wilkes

Fourth Official – Steve Martin

Liverpool vs. Sunderland [2-0]

Referee – Anthony Taylor

1st Assistant Referee – Stephen Child

2nd Assistant Referee – Edward Smart

Fourth Official – Neil Swarbrick

Leicester City vs. Middlesbrough [2-2]

Referee – Lee Mason

1st Assistant Referee – Scott Ledger

2nd Assistant Referee – Darren Cann

Fourth Official – Oliver Langford

Hull City vs. West Bromwich Albion [1-1]

Referee – Paul Tierney

1st Assistant Referee – Ian Hussin

2nd Assistant Referee – David Bryan

Fourth Official – Mike Dean

Chelsea vs. Tottenham [2-1]

Referee – Michael Oliver

1st Assistant Referee – Gary Beswick

2nd Assistant Referee – Stuart Burt

Fourth Official – Robert Madley

Watford vs. Stoke City [0-1]

Referee – Robert Madley

1st Assistant Referee – Adam Nunn

2nd Assistant Referee – Peter Kirkup

Fourth Official – Lee Mason

Arsenal vs. Bournemouth [3-1]

Referee – Mike Jones

1st Assistant Referee – Adrian Holmes

2nd Assistant Referee – Mark Scholes

Fourth Official – Graham Scott

Southampton vs. Everton [1-0]

Referee – Craig Pawson

1st Assistant Referee – Simon Long

2nd Assistant Referee – Harry Lennard

Fourth Official – Roger East

Manchester United vs. West Ham United [1-1]

Referee – Jon Moss

1st Assistant Referee – Andy Halliday

2nd Assistant Referee – Simon Bennett

Fourth Official – Anthony Taylor

2:  Matchweek 13 Summary

Back to normality this week with wrong Important Decisions outnumbering correct by 24 to 16.  The number of wrong decisions still above 2 per game across the board.  It also provided a graphic demonstration of the differing standards used to judge clubs when Cresswell of West Ham made a very similar challenge to the one Xhaka was sent off for and wasn’t sent off.

Referee of the week (with no wrong Important Decisions) Anthony Taylor (Liverpool v Sunderland).  He also got three Important Decisions correct (all penalties).

Worst Referee of the WeekMike Jones (Arsenal v Bournemouth) with 5 wrong Important Decisions (one second yellow card, two straight red cards and 2 wrong penalty decision), in fairness he did get 3 penalty decisions correct as well.  Jonathan Moss (Man United v West Ham) wasn’t much better with 4 wrong Important Decisions (three red cards and 1 penalty), he managed to get one penalty decision correct.

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

Paul Tierney – Hull City v West Brom.  The game finished as a one all draw but we feel that it should have been a win for West Brom as the Hull player Clucas should have had a red card in Min 45 meaning that West Brom should have had a player advantage for the whole of the second half which (on the balance of probabilities) they would have been able to use to their advantage.

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

  • Straight Red Cards (should be missing the next three games) Diafra Sakho (West Ham), Rojo (Man United), Cresswell (West Ham), José Holebas (Watford), Sam Clucas (Hull), Eric Dyer (Tottenham), Kyle Walker (Tottenham), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
  • Second Yellow Cards (should be missing the next game) Jack Cork (Swansea), Yohan Cabaye (Palace), Ashley Williams (Everton), Nathan Ake (Bournemouth)
  • Villain of the Week  There are four contenders this week Rojo and Holebas both for kicks which were head high and made contact with their opponents, Harry Arter for a stupidly out of control lunge which could easily have broken Monreal’s leg.  There is also Dele Alli with yet another outrageous dive in an attempt to win a penalty.  For me the winner this week is Harry Arter, but for the grace of God a leg breaking tackle which should have seen him banned for a long time.

5: List of Major Errors on Matchweek #13

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1. No Penalty For Man City (Min 35) – Lowton came in a fraction late and caught Nolito on the foot inside the box. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Burnley vs Man City Nolito Penalty, Burnley vs Man City Nolito Penalty002, Burnley vs Man City Nolito Penalty003

2. No Penalty For Man City (Min 60) – Ben Mee raises his knee and fouls Touré in the waist inside the box. [Ref – Andre Marriner] Burnley vs Man City Toure Penalty, Burnley vs Man City Toure Penalty002, Burnley vs Man City Toure Penalty003 , Burnley vs Man City Toure Penalty004

3. Wrong Penalty Against Middlesbrough (Min 33) – Morgan made the initial foul by jumping on the back of Chambers with his hands on the shoulders pushing him down. As the first foul should be given, a free kick to Middlesbrough should have been given. [Ref – Lee Mason] Leicester vs Boro Chambers Penalty , Leicester vs Boro Chambers Penalty002 , Leicester vs Boro Chambers Penalty003

4. Wrong Goal Against Middlesbrough (Min 33) – As the penalty given above was wrong, the goal scored was illegal. [Ref – Lee Mason]

5. No Penalty For Leicester City (Min 93) – De Roon made an attempt to kick out the ball, missed it and made foul contact with Morgan’s leg inside the box. [Ref – Lee Mason] Leicester vs Boro Morgan Penalty , Leicester vs Boro Morgan Penalty002

6. No Red Card Against Diafra Sakho (Min 5) – Sakho went running at Jones with a with a very high foot with studs showing. Serious foul play. [Ref – Jon Moss] Man Utd vs West Ham Sakho Red

7. No Penalty For West Ham (Min 46) – Rojo made himself wide by stretching out his arm to stop the cross inside the box. [Ref – Jon Moss] Man Utd vs West Ham Rojo Penalty

8. No Red Card Against Rojo (Min 51) – Rojo jumped up and kicked his foot very high to the face of the player in front of him. [Ref – Jon Moss] Man Utd vs West Ham Rojo Red , Man Utd vs West Ham Rojo Red_0002

9. No Red Card Against Aaron Cresswell (Min 90) – Cresswell had no chance to play the ball, was nowhere near the ball and made a deliberate foul.  This is exactly the same foul as Xhaka was given a red card for earlier in the season. [Ref – Jon Moss] Man Utd vs West Ham Cresswell Red , Man Utd vs West Ham Cresswell Red002

10. No Second Yellow Card Against Jack Cork (Min 81) – Cork committed two attack breaking fouls and was only booked for one. [Ref – Kevin Friend] Swansea vs Palace Cork Yellow , Swansea vs Palace Cork Second Yellow

11. No Second Yellow Card Against Cabaye (Min 96) – Cabaye committed one act of dissent and one deliberate attempt to stop a goal with his hand (which was played an advantage for) but was only booked for the former. [Ref – Kevin Friend] Swansea vs Palace Cabaye Yellow , Swansea vs Palace Cabaye Yellow002 , Swansea vs Palace Cabaye Yellow003

12. No Penalty For Everton (Min 70) – Van Dijk first tripped Lukaku inside the box and then cleared the ball. [Ref – Craig Pawson] Saints vs Everton Lukaku Penalty

13. No Second Yellow Card Against Ashley Williams (Min 84) – Williams made one reckless challenge and one act of dissent, but was only booked for the later. [Ref – Craig Pawson] Saints vs Everton Williams Yellow

14. No Red Card Against Jose Holebas (Min 38) – Holebas kicked Diouf with a very high foot in the direction of his face. [Ref – Robert Madley] Watford vs Stoke Holebas Red , Watford vs Stoke Holebas Red002

15. No Penalty For Watford (Min 74) – Pieters pushed Ighalo in the back inside the box. [Ref – Robert Madley] Watford vs Stoke Ighalo Penalty

16. No Penalty For Stoke (Min 75) – Britos pushed Walters in the back inside the box. [Ref – Robert Madley] Watford vs Stoke Walters Penalty

17. No Red Card Against Sam Clucas (Min 45) – Clucas made a very late tackle with foot high up to the ankles and stamped his studs. [Ref – Paul Tierney] Hull vs West Brom Clucas Red

18. No Red Card Against Eric Dier (Min 4) – Dier elbowed Costa who was in front of him in the back of the head. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Chelsea vs Spurs Dier Red

19. No Red Card Against Kyle Walker (Min 87) – Walker was late in his challenge and planted his studs on the ankle of Oscar who was sliding across. [Ref – Michael Oliver] Chelsea vs Spurs Walker Red

20. No Second Yellow Card Against Nathan Ake (Min 26) – Ake committed two attack breaking fouls and was not booked for either of them. [Ref – Mike Jones] Arsenal vs Bournemouth Ake Yellow , Arsenal vs Bournemouth Ake Yellow002 , Arsenal vs Bournemouth Ake Yellow003 , Arsenal vs Bournemouth Ake Second Yellow002

21. No Penalty For Arsenal (Min 42) – Smith throws himself in front of the ball and makes himself bigger, almost like a keeper would throw himself. [Ref – Mike Jones] Arsenal vs Bournemouth Smith Handball Penalty

22. No Red Card Against Harry Arter (Min 45) – Arter throws himself from a distance with an outstretched leg, studs showing. A very wild lunge. Dangerous play, using excessive force. [Ref – Mike Jones] Arsenal vs Bournemouth Arter Red , Arsenal vs Bournemouth Arter Red002

23. No Red Card Against Alexis Sanchez (Min 62) – Sanchez made a late sliding tackle from behind with his studs on the heel of Arter. Serious foul play. [Ref – Mike Jones] Arsenal vs Bournemouth Sanchez Red , Arsenal vs Bournemouth Sanchez Red002

24. No Penalty For Bournemouth (Min 73) – Monreal’s arms were both away from his body and makes himself wide that way blocking the pass inside the penalty area. [Ref – Mike Jones]

Arsenal vs Bournemouth Monreal Handball Penalty002

 

6: List of Major Correct Decisions on Match Day #12

Yet again this season no referee made a correct call to issue a red card to a player and only Robert Madley made a correct call to issue two yellow cards.  It really seems as though the referees are under this firmest of instructions to keep players on the pitch.  How they fail to realise that some of the challenges are within the rules of the game is totally beyond me.

1. Correct Non-Penalty For Man City (Min 8) – Hendricks was already in an offside position before he was fouled in the penalty area.  [Ref – Andre Marriner] Burnley vs Man City Hendricks Penalty , Burnley vs Man City Hendricks Penalty002

2. Correct Non-Penalty For Liverpool (Min 68) – No conclusive footage or angle available to judge. Agree with the onfield referee. [Ref – Anthony Taylor] Liverpool vs Sunderland Anichebe Penalty

3. Correct Non-Penalty For Liverpool (Min 85) – No conclusive footage or angle available to judge. Agree with the onfield referee. [Ref – Anthony Taylor] Liverpool vs Sunderland Anichebe Second Penalty

4. Correct Non-Penalty For Sunderland (Min 90) – Ndong went in to tackle the ball, and missed it. There is no conclusive evidence as to whether he kicked Mane, also Mane looks to have been going down already. So will agree with onfield referee. [Ref – Anthony Taylor] Liverpool vs Sunderland Mane Penalty , Liverpool vs Sunderland Mane Penalty002

5. Correct Non-Penalty For West Ham (Min 32) – The ball hits Noble just on the leg and his hands were well close to his body. Not intentional. [Ref – Jon Moss] Man Utd vs West Ham Noble Penalty

6. Correct Non-Penalty For Palace (Min 47) – Kelly had his arms well close to his body. No intention. [Ref – Kevin Friend] Swansea vs Palace Kelly Penalty

7. Correct Penalty Advantage For Swansea (Min 66) – Cabaye used his hands to stop a goal but Fer quickly managed to score on the rebound. [Ref – Kevin Friend]  Swansea vs Palace Cabaye Penalty Goal , Swansea vs Palace Cabaye Penalty Goal002 , Swansea vs Palace Cabaye Penalty Goal003

8. Correct Penalty Advantage For Palace (Min 75) – Fulton was holding McArtur in the box when a moment later Tomkins scored. [Ref – Kevin Friend] Swansea vs Palace Palace Penalty Advantage , Swansea vs Palace Palace Penalty Advantage002 , Swansea vs Palace Palace Penalty Advantage003

9. Correct Non-Penalty For Watford (Min 8) – No conclusive angle or footage available to judge it. Agree with the onfield referee. [Ref – Robert Madley] Watford vs Stoke Adams Penalty

10. Correct Second Yellow Card Against Britos (Min 90) – Britos committed one reckless foul and one attack breaking foul. [Ref – Robert Madley] Watford vs Stoke Britos Yellow , Watford vs Stoke Britos Second Yellow , Watford vs Stoke Britos Second Yellow002

11. Correct Non-Penalty For Stoke (Min 48) – Johnson cleanly tackled the ball and then falls over the blocked ball. [Ref – Robert Madley] Watford vs Stoke Holebas Penalty

12. Correct Non-Penalty For Hull City (Min 5) – defender kicked the ball cleanly and then his movement brought him together with the attacker but his leg was bent and as both were in the air a collision was not avoidable but as the defender first played the ball cleanly. [Ref – Paul Tierney] Hull vs West Brom Yacob Penalty , Hull vs West Brom Yacob Penalty002

13. Correct Non-Penalty For Chelsea (Min 36) – Alonso looks to have made no foul contact at all on Alli, who looks to have had dived to the ground. [Ref – Michael Oliver]

14. Correct Penalty For Bournemouth (Min 22) – Both players chased the ball in the Arsenal’s box. When Monreal stretches out his arm and uses it to block Wilson from the side. [Ref – Mike Jones] Chelsea vs Spurs Dele Penalty Dive

15. Correct Non-Penalty For Arsenal (Min 48) – Before Mustafi pushes Cook, Cook is pushing his elbow against the face of Oxlade-Chamberlain. As the ref has to punish the first foul he should have given a free kick in favour of Arsenal or ignore both fouls. So a correct non-penalty was the correct decision. [Ref – Mike Jones] Arsenal vs Bournemouth Mustafi Cook Penalty , Arsenal vs Bournemouth Mustafi Cook Penalty002

16. Correct Non-Penalty For Bournemouth (Min 82) – Both players had hold of each other’s shirt when challenging for the ball inside the penalty area. [Ref – Mike Jones] Arsenal vs Bournemouth Ake Giroud Penalty , Arsenal vs Bournemouth Ake Giroud Penalty002 , Arsenal vs Bournemouth Ake Giroud Penalty003

7: Major Wrong Decisions Made by Referees

This Week Season to Date
Referee 2nd Yellow Red Penalties Goals Total Matches 2nd Yellow Red Penalties Goals Total Avg
Roger East 5 2 3 8 2 15 3.0
Mike Dean 10 5 8 8 4 25 2.5
Robert Madley 0 1 2 0 3 10 4 11 9 1 25 2.5
Craig Pawson 1 0 1 0 2 8 3 8 8 0 19 2.4
Graham Scott 2 0 2 2 0 4 2.0
Lee Mason 0 0 2 1 3 7 2 3 6 3 14 2.0
Mark Clattenburg 8 7 3 5 1 16 2.0
Michael Oliver 0 2 0 0 2 11 5 8 7 2 22 2.0
Andre Marriner 0 0 2 0 2 10 7 5 6 1 19 1.9
Jon Moss 0 3 1 0 4 10 6 6 5 2 19 1.9
Anthony Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 11 4 5 8 3 20 1.8
Martin Atkinson 10 5 9 3 1 18 1.8
Kevin Friend 2 0 0 0 2 7 3 6 3 0 12 1.7
Mike Jones 1 2 2 0 5 8 4 5 3 1 13 1.6
Paul Tierney 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 3 1 0 4 1.3
Stuart Attwell 3 1 1 2 0 4 1.3
Neil Swarbrick 7 1 3 3 1 8 1.1

Mike Jones somewhat blew his excellent numbers after a typical Arsenal performance.  In 7 games prior to this week he had only made 8 wrong Important Decisions, one Arsenal game and he makes 5.  At the top of the table no real change only Robert Madley and Craig Pawson had games and they both performed pretty much to their average scores

8: Major Correct Major Decisions Made by Referees

This Week Season to Date
Referee Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Total Matches Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Total
Andre Marriner 0 0 1 1 10 0 1 15 16
Anthony Taylor 0 0 3 3 11 0 0 9 9
Craig Pawson 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 10 10
Graham Scott 2 0 0 3+1* 4
Jon Moss 0 0 1 1 10 0 2 6+1* 9
Kevin Friend 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 8 8
Lee Mason 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 5+1* 7
Mark Clattenburg 8 1 0 19+1* 21
Martin Atkinson 10 0 0 7 7
Michael Oliver 0 0 1 1 11 0 0 12 12
Mike Dean 10 1 0 16 17
Mike Jones 0 0 3 3 8 0 0 10 10
Neil Swarbrick 7 0 0 11 11
Paul Tierney 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 5 5
Robert Madley 1 0 2 3 10 1 0 14 15
Roger East 5 0 2 7 9
Stuart Attwell 3 0 0 4+1* 5

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.  Arsenal remain at the top and Sunderland, United and Leicester are at the bottom showing that they have suffered the least from wrong decisions.

Liverpool and Bournemouth are also at the top of the table showing that they are also not being treated leniently by the PGMO.  For this week I have added an extra column indicating the percentage of the total total number of wrong decisions that each team has suffered. (please let me know in the comments if this is useful additional data or not).

Team Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Goals Total % of total
Arsenal 10 8 8 1 27 10.5%
Bournemouth 4 10 7 0 21 8.2%
Liverpool 2 7 9 1 19 7.4%
West Ham United 7 5 7 0 19 7.4%
Chelsea 5 4 5 1 15 5.8%
Crystal Palace 2 5 5 3 15 5.8%
Everton 5 3 4 3 15 5.8%
Manchester City 4 3 7 1 15 5.8%
Stoke City 2 9 3 1 15 5.8%
Middlesbrough 0 5 6 2 13 5.1%
Southampton 1 6 2 3 12 4.7%
Swansea City 5 3 2 1 11 4.3%
West Bromwich 1 6 3 1 11 4.3%
Tottenham 2 3 4 1 10 3.9%
Watford 5 1 4 0 10 3.9%
Hull City 1 2 4 1 8 3.1%
Burnley 1 1 2 2 6 2.3%
Leicester City 1 2 3 0 6 2.3%
Manchester Utd 1 3 1 0 5 1.9%
Sunderland 0 3 1 0 4 1.6%

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.

Manchester United remain firmly at the top of this table with Tottenham and Watford for company.  At the bottom are Arsenal, still by far the least favoured team despite benefitting this week from 2 decisions.

Looking at both this and the previous table Arsenal have a net 24 decisions against them, Bournemouth and Liverpool have 13 each against them.  Manchester United have 19 decisions in their favour, Tottenham have 12 and Watford have 11 in their favour.

Team Second Yellow Cards Red Cards Penalties Goals Total
Manchester Utd 10 9 4 1 24
Tottenham 10 10 2 0 22
Watford 4 8 9 0 21
Sunderland 4 7 5 1 17
Everton 2 7 3 3 15
Leicester City 2 1 8 3 14
Southampton 3 2 8 1 14
West Bromwich 2 6 5 1 14
Stoke City 3 4 5 1 13
Burnley 3 3 5 1 12
West Ham United 0 5 6 1 12
Chelsea 4 6 1 0 11
Crystal Palace 4 3 3 1 11
Swansea City 1 3 4 3 11
Manchester City 1 8 1 0 10
Middlesbrough 3 0 6 1 10
Hull City 1 3 5 0 9
Bournemouth 1 3 3 1 8
Liverpool 1 0 3 2 6
Arsenal 0 1 1 1 3

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

NOTE – THE PLUS SIGN MEANS THESE TEAMS WERE DENIED THIS MUCH 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 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 Total
Arsenal 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2 +2 0 +6
Bournemouth 0 0 +2 0 0 0 +2 0 +2 +1 0 0 0 +7
Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 -2 +2 0 0 0 +1
Chelsea 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1
Crystal Palace 0 +1 -1 -3 0 0 +2 +3 0 0 0 0 0 +2
Everton +2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 +1 -2 0 0 0 -1
Hull City 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
Leicester City 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 +1
Liverpool 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 +2 0 +3
Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +2 -1 0 0 0 0 +1
Manchester United 0 0 -2 0 0 0 -1 -1 0 -1 0 -1 0 -6
Middlesbrough +2 0 0 +3 0 0 0 +3 0 -2 0 0 0 +6
Southampton +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 +2 0 0 -1 0 +1
Stoke City -1 0 0 0 0 +2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 +3
Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swansea City 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 +4
Tottenham -1 -2 +2 0 0 0 0 +2 -1 -1 -1 -3 0 -5
Watford -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -3 -1 0 0 0 0 -6
West Bromwich 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 +2 0
West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 0 +1 0 +3 0 +1

No real change to this table this week as in our opinion only one match result was affected by the referees.

12: English Premier League Table Official

Rank Team Points
1 Chelsea 31
2 Liverpool 30
3 Manchester City 30
4 Arsenal 28
5 Tottenham 24
6 Manchester United 20
7 Everton 19
8 Watford 18
9 West Bromwich 17
10 Southampton 17
11 Stoke City 16
12 Bournemouth 15
13 Burnley 14
14 Leicester City 13
15 Middlesbrough 12
16 West Ham United 12
17 Crystal Palace 11
18 Hull City 11
19 Swansea City 9
20 Sunderland 8

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.

Arsenal should be top with 34 points, Liverpool in second with 33, then City on 31 and Chelsea on 30.  These four teams should have an 8 point advantage over Bournemouth in fifth and Stoke and Spurs in seventh and eighth each on 19.

At the relegation end, Sunderland should be last with Hull and Watford above them.

Rank Team Total Change in Points Points
1 Arsenal +6 34
2 Liverpool +3 33
3 Manchester City +1 31
4 Chelsea -1 30
5 Bournemouth +7 22
6 Stoke City +3 19
7 Tottenham -5 19
8 Everton -1 18
9 Middlesbrough +6 18
10 Southampton +1 18
11 West Bromwich 0 17
12 Burnley +1 15
13 Leicester City +1 14
14 Manchester United -6 14
15 Crystal Palace +2 13
16 Swansea City +4 13
17 West Ham United +1 13
18 Watford -6 12
19 Hull City 0 11
20 Sunderland 0 8

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10 comments to Referee Appointments and Results Matchweek #13 complete with video evidence

  • Mandy Dodd

    Amazed at the detail in this.
    Seems the overtly physical teams are getting a very easy ride, while those who attempt to play football fare far less well.
    The proper English game is alive and well, just not going anywhere fast if the national team are anything to go by

  • Andrew Crawshaw

    Mandy,

    I am amazed every week at Usama’s video clips of the most awful fouls that none of our referees recognise as red card offences. This season they seem to be getting about 60% of the penalty decisions correct, which is a significant improvement on previous years but their recognition of disciplinary offences is about 1 in 20. The videos attached to incidents 8, 14 and 20 are pretty damming and why I listed the perpetrators for VILLAIN OF THE WEEK.

  • frOOm en ski (fr)

    Mandy Dodd, that’s exactly what I was thinking about this! Be conservative, take no risks and wait for the reward…

  • Mandy Dodd

    Incredible Andrew.
    Seems like our refs are either bent, biased, incompetent don’t know what to do, have just given up or cannot keep up with the game.
    In any other arena , their boss would be taken in for questioning, but we all know Riley is where he is because he does exactly what the EPL, and not necessecarily what his supposed bosses, the FA want.
    The EPL and PGMOL should be embarrassed at some of the refereeing we are now witnessing.

  • Menace

    Mandy – in retail they have passed their sell by date. In sport they are incompetent & not fit for purpose. Whoever endorsed these good for nothings needs to be prosecuted for supplying dangerous goods!!

    These sad people have ruined my enjoyment of football just when I have more spare time to enjoy the game.

  • WalterBroeckx

    I think the % in the new column is very useful Andrew. Please keep it there.

  • Jammy J

    The downfall of Clattenburg has been the most concerning thing to me. Not so long ago, he was considered probably the most fair and talented ref in the PL. Then last season he just seemed to do a complete U-turn and suddenly he was putting in some of the most puzzling and poor performances that we’d seen. This just so happened to coincide with him getting the CL final, the FA cup final and the Euros final (I think).

    I mean, it’s just blatant, it really is. It’s just such audacious cheating because they know that they can get away with it. The whole system is set up in such away that they can do practically whatever they like and no-one can or will say anything.

    We can only hope that some day soon the whole thing implodes in on itself and all of the secrets come flooding out. You really have to applaud the amount of hard work that goes into articles like this and hopefully one day in the future they can be used as evidence against these utterly corrupt and morally-bankrupt snakes that are ruining our game.

  • Vince

    Your point about Clattenburg is really interesting. Just remember the way he was treated by the FA during the Mikel insult affair. Or when he was dropped by the FA after going to a Ed Sheeran concert.

    Yet after he took part in (and allowed) the most shameful match in Premier League history between Tottenham and Chelsea, not only no sanctions were taken against him, he was rewarded with the 3 biggest finals of the year…

  • WalterBroeckx

    As if Clattenburg breaking the referee guidelines (going with his own car to a concert after match is not allowed to do) was a moment where Clattenburg got a talking too by someone.
    That someone might have said: Now look Mark you have been good up to now but we can ban you for this. So what will you do? Get no ban but stop being such an unbiased ref. If you join the likes of Dean, Atkinson, Taylor, Probert and follow us like we did in match 50 we will not only forget about you breaking the rules but… we will reward you with big finals both over here and in Europe.

    Clattenburg might have done the honourable thing then and come out in the open with it… but as I know he is very ambitious he would do all he could to get those finals in Europe. And the rest is history one could say. It is no coincidence now that after Clattenberg joining the dark side of the PGMO that we see him 3 times in 15 matches this season.

    Now Atkinson again hardly 5 weeks after him missing a double foul on Alexis in the Sunderland penalty area…. you know what to expect.

  • Jammy J

    Oh god, I didn’t realise it was Atkinson that we have tomorrow. At least we didn’t get him for Chelsea, I guess. Although the fact that we worry when given certain refs is something that shouldn’t even be crossing our minds in the first place.

    Might go down to the bookies and see what the odds are for us being given either Dean or Taylor when we next play Man U. I don’t think we have seen them too much this season, so I assume that they are being saved..

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