by The Referee Team
In case you find the full weekly referee review to long/complicated/boring – or indeed in case you are about to leave home in order to buy fish and chips for the evening supper, here is a quick summary in bullet point form.
The full detailed analysis will appear tomorrow.
- The referees between them made 22 wrong Important Decisions (2 second yellow cards, 11 red cards, 6 penalties and 3 goals) This is exactly in line with the season average of 280 in 140 games
- The referees got 15 decisions correct (12 penalties and 3 straight red cards.
- Neil Swarbrick was Referee of the Week. No wrong decisions and his one important Decision was correct
- Michael Oliver and Graham Scott were the worst referees of the Week each with 4 wrong Important Decisions.
- The 11 players who should have received ref cards were
- McAuley and Rondon (West Brom)
- Snodgrass (Hull)
- N’Dong (Sunderland)
- Hendrick and, Barnes (Burnley)
- Rojo and Ibrahimović (Man United)
- Taylor (Swansea)
- Luiz and Fabregas (Chelsea)
- The two players who should have received second yellow cards were Barry (Everton) and Fernandinho (Man City) (Fernandinho was correctly sent off for his part in the Fracas/Brawl at the end of the game).
- The wrong goals were
- West Brom against Watford Min16, foul by Fletcher on goalkeeper not given – should have been a free kick to Watford
- Spurs against Swansea Min 38 Dele Alli dived to win the penalty from which they Scored
- Arsenal against West Ham Min86 Alexis was offside when he received the ball
- The wrong decisions only affected the result of one game West Brom v Watford. Had two West Ham players been rightfully sent off in the first 25 minutes we feel that Watford would almost certainly been able to score the one goal they would have needed for a draw.
- Arsenal remain the hardest done by team in the League with 4 wrong Important Decisions in their favour and a massive 27 against. In contrast Man United have 26 in favour and 7 against.
- Looking at how these decisions hypothetically would have affected the points scored by each team the Teams that should have the highest number of points added to their current total are
- Bournemouth 7
- Arsenal 6
- Middlesbrough 6
- Swansea 4
For all teams which should have gained points, another should have them taken away. The teams who should have the most points subtracted from their current scores are
Manchester United -6
- For Hull and Sunderland so far it all ‘evens out’ and they have the correct number of points (11) and sit jointly at the bottom of the table.
For the full story you will have to read the long report which comes along tomorrow.
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