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August 2021

The Untold ref review: Bolton – Man City

By Ref Reviewer 04

I did the review of the game Bolton Wanderers against Manchester City. The leader of the pack was Mike Jones. Just one word if you want to carry on: incredible at times. Really was.

For the visibility of the site I left out the last column. I hope it reads a bit better and if you want to how the weight points are made up it is 1 for the regular fouls, 2 for yellow cards and 3 for goals, penalties and red cards.

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight
1 OTHER K. Davies Kolarov NC He got the ball but he also got the man. Nothing given. Was close to a yello card 0 0
1 OTHER K. Davies Barry C Knee in the back 1 1
2 OTHER Lescott Klasnic C Hanging on the defender 1 1
2 OFFSIDE Dzeko C 1 1
3 OTHER Kompany K. Davies C Defender twice hanging round the striker 1 1
5 OTHER Muamba Barry C Trip 1 1
5 OTHER Knight Milner NC Tripping the player nothing given 0 0
5 OTHER Kompany K. Davies C Kick from behind 1 1
6 OTHER Knight Dzeko NC Holding 0 0
8 OTHER Klasnic Ricards C Push in the back 1 1
11 OTHER Klasnic Hart NC Blocking the keeper with a corner 0 0
18 OTHER Lescott K. Davies NC Push in the back 1 1
19 OTHER Steinson Dzeko C Push in the back 1 1
21 OTHER Lescott K. Davies C Push in the back 1 1
23 OTHER Klasnic Kompany C Pull 1 1
23 RED Klasnic NC Klasnic for some reason pushes Kompany in his back after they went to the ground. A bit Diaby-Barton way. Kompany doesn’t fall like Barton. But raising your hands is red. The ref gives nothing. 0 0
24 OTHER Muamba Silva C Trip 1 1
25 GOAL Silva C Correct goal. What were the odds for a goal keeper mistake? 1 3
30 GOAL Aguero C Goal disallowd. Richards pushed Petrov in the back in the build up 1 3
31 OTHER Klasnic Kolarov C Push in the back 1 1
31 YELLOW Klasnic NC Protests loudly and with gestures to the linesman. Should have been yellow card. Nothing given. Can he do everything he wants without the ref doing something? 0 0
34 OTHER Muamba Kolarov C Trip 1 1
38 GOAL Barry C Correct goal 1 3
39 OTHER Barry K. Davies C Push in the back 1 1
39 GOAL Klasnic C Correct goal 1 3
40 OFFSIDE Dzeko C 1 1
41 OFFSIDE Dzeko C 1 1
42 OTHER K. Davies Kompany C Hanging on the defender 1 1
43 OTHER Milner Muamba C Trip 1 1
43 OTHER Eagles Barry NC Was other way round 0 0
43 YELLOW ?? C He smashes the ball in to the ground in a furious way. Correct yellow card 1 2
44 OTHER K. Davies Aguero C Another foul from this player and a viscious one. A kick on the Achilles always dangerous 1 1
44 YELLOW K. Davies C Finally he goes in the book 1 2
45 OTHER Lescott K. Davies C Jumping in the back 1 1
46 OTHER Yaya Toure C Clear pull and push. Ref hesitates to give a foul? 1 1
47 OTHER Yaya Toure C Handball 1 1
Half time 29 39
CORRECT 80,56% 79,59%
YELLOW 2 3 66,67
RED 0 1 0,00
GOAL 3 3 100,00
OTHER 3 4 75,00
8 11 72,73
OFFSIDE 3 3 100,00
Second half
46 OTHER Klasnic Lescott C Trip 1 1
47 GOAL Dzeko C correct goal 1 3
48 OTHER Dzeko C Handball 1 1
54 OFFSIDE Aguero C Correct 1 1
57 OFFSIDE Klasnic C Correct 1 1
57 OTHER Reo Coker Dzeko C Tackle from behind 1 1
57 YELLOW Reo Coker NC Should have been a yellow but ref just gives a lecture. 0 0
58 OTHER Eagles Kolarov C Trip 1 1
62 OTHER Lescot K. Davies C Push in the back 1 1
63 GOAL K. Davies C Correct goal 1 3
70 OTHER Toure Reo Cocker C Advantage given 1 1
74 OTHER Kompany K. Davies C Kick from behind 1 1
75 OFFSIDE Klasnic C 1 1
79 OTHER Robinson Silva NC Robinson comes in with a stud showing flying attack on Silva his balls but not “the ball”. In the replayis clear to see he stuck out his leg. Nothing given? 0 0
79 RED Robinson NC This should be a red card but the ref just does nothing 0 0
80 OTHER K. Davies Kolarov C Dragging him to the ground 1 1
86 OTHER Barry Steinson C Trip 1 1
86 OTHER Kompany K. Davies NC Holding 0 0
87 OTHER Pratley Barry C Tackle from behind 1 1
88 YELLOW Pratley NC Typical example of tackle going through the man always a yellow card. Nothing given? 1 1
90 OTHER NC Cahill kicks the ball out but gets the throw? 0 0
92 OTHER Klasnic Hart C Klasnic pushes the ball out of the hands of Hart who is preparing to kick the ball from his hands. 1 1
92 YELLOW Klasnic NC This is ALWAYS  a yellow card ref. Just check the rule book. This would be Klasnic his second yellow and so a red. Nothing given. 0 0
93 OFFSIDE Dzeko C 1 1
94 OTHER M. Davies Zabaleta C Holding 1 1
2nd half score
TOTAL 19 23
% CORRECT 76,00% 67,65%
YELLOW 1 3 33,33
RED 0 1 0,00
GOAL 2 2 100,00
OTHER 3 4 75,00
6 10 60,00
OFFSIDE 4 4 100,00
TOTAL 48 62
% CORRECT 78,69% 74,70%
YELLOW 3 6 50,00
RED 0 2 0,00
GOAL 5 5 100,00
OTHER 6 8 75,00
14 21 66,67
OFFSIDE 7 7 100,00
Correct calls For Man City 22 45,83%
For Bolton 26 54,17%
Total correct calls 48
Wrong calls Against Man City 11 84,62%
Against Bolton 2 15,38%
Total 13

If we ever get this ref at Bolton we will have another leg broken. He let them kick all day long. There should have been two players sent off from Bolton. Numerous yellow cards should have been given and the ref just waved it away, talked a bit against the player who just did what they were doing all day long: trying to kick the shit out of Manchester City.

And just look at the wrong calls he made…… Maybe Dogface could answer my question: is he just a home ref? Does he have anything against Manchester City? Or is he a Bolton fan?

A very poor performance from the ref on many dangerous tackles. His relative high score is because there were so many fouls that at the end of the day even a blind man with a whistle in his mouth and blowing at random would have made the same score. Maybe.

8 comments to The Untold ref review: Bolton – Man City

  • Phoenix Gunner

    Nice one Walter, great work, must be exhausting doing so many of these

  • Arvind

    Keep up the great work. The only reason there are not too many comments is because it is not Arsenal related. Don’t be put off by that at all. All this will be very useful come the end of the year 🙂

  • Johnny Deigh

    Wow! Nearly 100 entries for offences in this match! I didn’t see the match, but the ref surely needed to get the match under more control by dishing out a few cards, preferably in the first half, and of course issuing red cards for serious foul play for potential injury causing tackles of the likes of Robinson’s. Didn’t Robinson also make a bad lunge on Theo or Diaby last season?

  • FinnGun

    Thanks Walter, this is important work. And interesting reading.

  • obichibz

    Yes we appreciate it. Funny how those who highlighted at the back end of last season how we couldn’t form a theory(hypothesis) of corruption within the referee circles based on solely arsenal games have not come out to acknowledge you and your teams effort. Keep it coming and I very much enjoy the summaries at the end. Cheers

  • walter

    I think all our ref reviewers understand that the not Arsenal related matches will not get as many comments as the Arsenal matches.

    Most of us haven’t seen the games completely so it is hard to comment on those things.

    But like you say this is important for getting a total picture at the end of the season.

  • bob

    This truly important report should be shared with ManShitty fans to show that what UA is doing is also in THEIR interest. This is a stepping stone toward an alliance of fans that care about putting football and fair play in the same sentence. Again, a poster child for video replay or any other remedy for such outrageous “coincidental” bad calls on a “bad day” To me, there is a beneficiary of such injuries in this year of the Rednose XX; but only a comparison – which I hope you will begin to do as a half-season report – of calls/non-calls for ManUre versus all others – will begin to show. Perhaps, if the numbers are really heavily skewed, then a league-wide appeal on the basis of these ref-reports could issue forth into a looooong overdue petition by fans, league-wide, for fair play and measure to promote it. Let’s admit it, the knowledge of things forces those who know to confront the choice: to act or not to act. That, Hamlet meant, is the real question.

  • Donnyfan1

    Saw the game Walter and share your fears. Excellent report but our concerns not shared by the press. They are useless.