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July 2021

Untold Ref Review: Fulham 1 – Liverpool 0

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Ref Friend did the game between Fulham and Liverpool. Let us take a look at his final game.

Min Type Foul from On C/NC Comment points weight
11 OTHER Spearing Ruiz C Little kick on the heel 1 1
13 OTHER Ruiz Agger C Trip advantage given 1 1
14 OTHER Etuhu Suarez NC Little push in the back not given 0 0
16 OTHER Adam Ruiz NC Sliding tackle that came late, ruiz had to jump up to save his legs 0 0
19 OTHER Hangeland Caroll C during replay 1 1
19 OTHER Riise Bellamy C Trip 1 1
23 OTHER Enrique Ruiz C Push in the back 1 1
26 OTHER Bellamy Dembele C Clipped his heel 1 1
32 OTHER Hangeland Suarez NC Missed the ball took the attacker down 0 0
33 OTHER Riise Johnson C Trip 1 1
38 OTHER Suarez C Suarez has gone donw for the umpteenth time to win a free kick. The ref calls him over and tells him to stop it 1 1
38 OTHER Adam Demspey C Trip 1 1
39 OTHER Etuhu Caroll NC Foot aimed at the stomach should have called it back, ref gives advantage 0 0
39 YELLOW Etuhu NC Should have been a yellow card 0 0
43 OTHER Dempsey Adam C Tackle from behind 1 1
43 YELLOW Dempsey C Should have been a yellow card but as this was the first real challenge that was a yellow card the ref has a word with him 0 0
44 OTHER Zamora Agger C Push in the back 1 1
45 OTHER Dembele Suarez C Clipped his heel 1 1
45 YELLOW Dembele C Kicked the ball away in frustration 1 2
Half time 13 14
CORRECT 68,42% 63,64%
YELLOW 1 3 33,33
OTHER 3 4 75,00
TOTAL 4 7 57,14
Second half
48 OTHER Bellamy Dempsey NC Push in the neck not given 0 1
48 YELLOW Dempsey C Dempsey is unhappy and goes up face to face with Bellamy ref stops the game. Stupid reaction from Dempsey, deserved a card 1 2
48 YELLOW Bellamy NC Apart from the foul Bellamy didn’t do much wrong on this occasion so not really deserved a card 0 0
55 PENALTY Hangeland Suares C Suarez runs himself in to Hangeland to gain a penalty which is correctly not given 1 3
55 OTHER Suarez C Controls the ball wih his arm when on the ground 1 1
59 OTHER Senderoz Adam C Foul just centimeters outside the penalty area 1 1
59 YELLOW Senderoz C ref had no option but to book him 1 2
62 OTHER Bellamy Riise C Bellamy didn’t play the ball, made contact with the leg of Riisse who lost the ball. 1 1
65 OFFSIDE Fulham C 1 1
66 OTHER Ruiz Adam C Trip 1 1
67 GOAL Liverpool C Goal is disallowed for offside. A very close call but no 100% evidence that Suarez was not offside 1 3
69 OTHER Agger Etuhu C held him for a moment, foul on a defender 1 1
69 OTHER Suarez Hangeland NC Hangeland used his arm to stop the run first 0 0
72 OTHER Spearing Dembelel C Doesn’t matter if he got the ball first. Two footed lunging tackle frontal to the opponent 1 1
73 RED Spearing C Two feet off the ground frontal to the opponent. If Dembele wouldn’t be off the ground he would have to search his foot in the end where the Liverpool supporters sit 1 3
75 OFFSIDE Fulham C No replay given 1 1
76 OFFSIDE Liverpool C No replay given 1 1
77 OTHER Senderoz Carroll C Pulled him down without the ball 1 1
77 YELLOW Senderoz NC Should have been a yellow card, his second 0 0
82 OTHER Liverpool Ruiz C Advantage given 1 1
82 OTHER Hangeland Suares C push in the back 1 1
83 OFFSIDE Liverpool C No replay given 1 1
85 GOAL Fulham C correct goal 1 3
89 OTHER Enrique Ruiz C Trip 1 1
93 OTHER Senderoz Suarez NC Suarez puts his arm around Senderoz to make the contact himself and then goes down when they are hanging in to each other. A clever strikers foul 0 0
2nd half score
TOTAL 20 31
% CORRECT 80,00% 83,78%
YELLOW 2 4 50,00
RED 1 1 100,00
PENALTY 1 1 100,00
GOAL 2 2 100,00
OTHER 4 5 80,00
TOTAL 10 13 76,92
OFFSIDE 4 4 100,00
TOTAL 33 45
% CORRECT 70,21% 76,27%
YELLOW 3 7 42,86
RED 1 1 100,00
PENALTY 1 1 100,00
GOAL 2 2 100,00
OTHER 7 9 77,78
14 20 70,00
OFFSIDE 4 4 100,00
Correct calls For Fulham 16 50,00%
For Liverpool 16 50,00%
Total correct calls 32
Wrong calls Against Fulham 3 27,27%
Against Liverpool 8 72,73%
Total 11
Total fouls made by Fulham 16 50,00%
Liverpool 16 50,00%
Total 32
Important wrong calls Against Fulham 0 0,00%
Against Liverpool 2 100,00%


Ref Friend had some controversial decisions. The sending off was however correct. Spearing launched himself with both feet off the ground towards his opponent. This is always a foul and if you show your studs and fly in the air only a red card is the right card.

The ref was inconsistent however with handing out the cards. Senderoz should have been sent off with two yellow cards shortly after Spearing. He got away with it.

Suarez was his usual himself. Diving, falling over, pretending to been hit by a bullet whenever a Fulham player came near to him. I wonder if he sees himself on TV if he does feel embarrassed by his behaviour.

But this is about the ref and this was the ref who in the game between Liverpool and Wolves managed to give no wrong calls against Liverpool. So maybe he felt it necessary to correct himself in this game by handing more wrong calls against Liverpool this time?

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Overall his score was just above the 70% line so not really a great score but we have seen worse also this season.


4 comments to Untold Ref Review: Fulham 1 – Liverpool 0

  • Phil

    I know a couple of Liverpool fans who were protesting Spearing’s red card… laughably uninformed as to the rules!

  • walter

    Yeah Phil, if Dembele would be have been stuck with a leg in the grass we could have seen another Eduardo injury. Lucky for Dembele he was just loose from the ground.
    But a ref has to take the possible injury that such a tackle can cause in to his judgement when it comes to giving a red card or not.

  • Strus

    I was afraid that ref reviews ware fading about 10 days ago, but you keep rockin’. Finest part of the best Arsenal blog IMO,

  • WalterBroeckx

    Don’t worry Strus but as this is a work of volunteers and we do have other things to do in live at occasions we sometimes run a bit behind. But better late than never is our motto and so we will bring you hem even if it means that we have some delay on some games.