45 responses

  1. Mahdain
    30/12/2011

    mhh even before i read this refwatch i knew we are up against it and now after reading this cant say it has lifted my spirits anyway… i really do hope atkinson doesnt turn up with his blues specs on as im afraid it will mean another shambolic display and i really do hope he doesnt let that thug baron get away with what he does best

  2. walter
    31/12/2011

    If I may add a bit to this and maybe this could be something we can add in the future (but then maybe it gets too long) a bit about our findings in the refs reviews:

    Overall decisions around 75%
    Weight Score around 72%
    Important decisions around 61%

    And that all put together gives him an average score of 69%.

    Look at how low the important decisions are compared to the rest. This could mean that he for example refuses to give blatant penalties at times, or gives wrong penalties. Also could indicate that the allows wrong goals to stand or disallows valid goals.

    But he sure is “one of us” and to understand this you must stay tuned at Untold in the next days.

  3. dan
    31/12/2011

    I’m sure this chap is a crackhead!!!

  4. bjtgooner
    31/12/2011

    No doubt Barton will be licking his chops at the thought of another poor ref and will be trying to get one of our guys sent off – again! We must keep cool – whatever the provocation – and sicken the little git by knocking the goals in!

  5. dan
    31/12/2011

    OMG Ian Wright’s at it again, does this Muppet ever shut up? Seriously I’m considering shutting his hole up for him. As of right now this clown (Ian Wright) is on my shit list, thinking about it I’m sure he hates Wenger because when Wenger arrived it was pretty much the end of Wrighty.

  6. Mahdain
    31/12/2011

    off topic but dont u guys find it hilarious that united got the unholy trinity to ref their matches back to back to back?dowd vs wigan,dean today and webb vs newcastle.. easy 9 points for them..3 already in the bag and another 3 to follow today….good job riley fergie will be proud

  7. Mahdain
    31/12/2011

    goodness me somebody pinch me…did mike dean just give a penalty against united at old trafford? wow unbelieveable

  8. Mandy Dodd
    31/12/2011

    Just seen that Mahdain, but Utds fans should not worry, this ref will even things up for them….and then some
    Or an alternative explanation, he wants to help his favoured team, the Spuds catch Utd?

  9. Mahdain
    31/12/2011

    @mandy perhaps but i think he will even things out in the 2nd half…it is fergie’s birthday afterall

  10. bjtgooner
    31/12/2011

    Dean will get a phone call at half time!

  11. Mahdain
    31/12/2011

    blackburn got a second goal but stupid defending led to united getting one just a minute later…lucky lucky united

  12. Mahdain
    31/12/2011

    dear or dear mike dean has a lot of explaining to do…looks like riley forgot to slip dean the cheque…well done to blackburn and definitely KEAN IN…lol 😛

  13. bob
    31/12/2011

    Dogface,
    Thank you for pointing out who are the linos and making them part of the RefWatch. Pray that they do not prey upon us as per your link back into the memory hole. (As the kids say, oh my god!) Cheers for noting the dastardly duo.

  14. Johnny Deigh
    31/12/2011

    I don’t like the way Atkinson has been reffing this match for the first 20 minutes… fouls on Arsenal defenders not given, Arshavin being elbowed in the face not given as a foul.

  15. Mahdain
    31/12/2011

    atkinson already acting like a complete tool…blatant handball there

  16. Johnny Deigh
    31/12/2011

    This match looks like it may be corrupted.

  17. Marcus
    31/12/2011

    Same shit – different season

    I’ll rephrase that

    Same Shit system, shit refereeing, shit corruption, shit ANti-Arsenal FA hierarchy – different season

    Vermaelen yellowed lol….imagine if the EPL refereeing was consistent…Man U would literally lose 4 players per mildly controversial incident, and about 8 players every game would need to be sent off…

    If you had a computer game with a glitch that meant you could never win, would you play it?

    For the same reason I find it increasingly hard to follow football…and Arsenal

  18. Johnny Deigh
    31/12/2011

    Bothroyd and Barton should have been sent off and their players were making lots of tackles like the one for which Djourou got booked without any punishment. Two handballs in the area not given. What a dereliction of duty by this P.O.S.

  19. WalterBroeckx
    31/12/2011

    Must see in my rule book if the rules have been changed and that they added somewhere: handball is not allowed unless you are playing against Arsenal.

    And the yellow for Vermaelen and I thought it was Koscielny who made the tackle (he got the ball) and not Vermaelen. So a blatant mistake from the ref. Once again, once more…

  20. Marcus
    31/12/2011

    Oh well, it won’t be fun and games when Interpol come calling

  21. Marcus
    31/12/2011

    I thought the manager of AZ Alkamaar showed admirable integrity the other night. It’s easy to say “I’d do that”, but with thousands of supporters and a whole system on top of you, it takes mental strength…

    but the truth is, Arsenal really need to walk off the pitch at some point

  22. WalterBroeckx
    31/12/2011

    Massive win and some great results!!!
    Best wishes for the new year

  23. MK
    31/12/2011

    one nil to the arsenal.. one nil..

    Shame VP didn’t score a couple more at least one of those was a pen.. if you have your arms up and block a cross/shot it should be one.. if the refs were being honest.

    but hey 4th place.. great other results for us… happy new year!

  24. Mahdain
    31/12/2011

    what a great day for arsenal…chelsea lost,spuds drew and ofcourse united also lost…happy new year..from Arsenal with love 🙂

  25. Mahdain
    31/12/2011

    have to say…atkinson as expected was complete shambles….clearly had his blues glasses on…too bad villa ruined the party for him

  26. Mahdain
    31/12/2011

    and once again a big middle finger to the media twats who said we would battle relegation…4th bitches

  27. bjtgooner
    31/12/2011

    The best answer to the collective scum of Atkinson, Barton etc was the three points – good win for the Arsenal!!

    One nil to the Arsenal, where have we heard that before?

    Well done guys!

  28. Naren
    31/12/2011

    Seeing report on The Telegraph twitter feed that Vermaelen is out of two weeks with calf strain and that Wenger will consider the left-back options. By Jove!

  29. Johnny Deigh
    31/12/2011

    Anyone else bothered that the referee in the match today was wearing a an endorsement logo handsomely paid for by the owner of the opposing club?

  30. bjtgooner
    31/12/2011

    @Johnny Deigh

    PGMOL is sponsored by the owners of QPR! Incestuous??

    In answer to your question – I find the logo worn by Atkinson just as disturbing as his refereeing.

  31. Johnny Deigh
    31/12/2011

    Maybe we can convince Kroenke to give Pa Riley 10 Million pounds to put Walmart advertising on the ref’s shirts to see if we get better treatment from his refs, and then include a renewal bonus agreement if the refereeing situation does improve.
    Of course I don’t want preferential treatment, I just want an even playing field.

  32. Mahdain
    31/12/2011

    as days go the FA and PGMOL continue to make a mick out of themselves..seriously how are these shit referees continuing to do games?…deliberately allowing handballs is one thing but booking the wrong player? what a joke

  33. Mandy Dodd
    31/12/2011

    A good result, an even better day but a disgraceful ref. A couple clear handballs, ignoring a player being elbowed in the face (hope the FA look at that, as they would if say Song had done it), and booking a wrong player. Look forward to the ref review, but he gave us nothing, some fairly serious QPR fouling went unpunished time after time. Well, screw you Atkinson because guess what, your boys lost today, and we now sit above them in the top 4.
    A real shame Vermaelen will be out a few weeks, reports that Wenger will now look at LBs for loan. Is it true we can only loan 1 EPL player? If this is so, we have Benny already so I guess this would rule out Wayne Bridge?

    But all in all, the year ends happily for the Gooners, and all who have backed them through dark days. 4th is not the limit of anyones ambitions, but considering the events of the last year, the players we have lost, injuries to key players, 4th in Jan is a very good start.
    Onwards and upwards for 2012!

  34. Gord
    31/12/2011

    Blackburn gave SAF a wonderful 70th birthday present. The Racing Post had them at 28:1 to beat ManU.

    http://www.racingpost.com/news/sport/28-1-blackburn-cause-biggest-shock-in-premier-league-history/970209/

    It sure would be nice to get some defenders back from sick leave, we didn’t need to lose Vermaelen for a couple of weeks. Frimpong is off to bounce a few people with Wolves for the rest of the year. I wish him well.

  35. Gooner Gal
    31/12/2011

    Supporting Arsenal in 2011 has been emotional, with the most prevailing one being anger if the truth be told, due to a lot of injustice. That said, I have enjoyed supporting Arsenal so much, I would never contemplate getting off the rollercoaster ride. There have been some serious highs and lows this year and I am so glad that we have ended the year back in the top four.

    I was annoyed that we threw away a great opportunity against Wolves, but events elsewhere today in the league, show’s that anything can happen and all is not lost. This year Arsenal have been slated more than usual, but have also left critic’s dumbfounded more than ever before. This season Arsenal really have defied the odds.

    Arsene Wenger is a very special asset to the club and Robin Van Persie as a genuine Gooner, has brought respect back to the captaincy position. We have gone from near bottom to near top in a short time, whilst managing the ‘usual’ serious injury crisis situation. All the players, even some of the less popular ones deserve credit for getting us to where we are now.

    1-0 to the Arsenal, back near the top challenging for the league, still in the CL – what a great way to go into 2012.

    Business as usual.

  36. Gord
    31/12/2011

    @ Johnny Deigh, bjtgooner

    The PGMOL sponsorship goes back to 20070802.

    http://mobile.premierleague.com/staticFiles/ca/67/0,,12306~92106,00.pdf

  37. DogFace
    31/12/2011

    Not only that Gord – it goes back to the Thai black markets and the fit and proper person that is Thaksin Shinawatra… oh and Manchester City of course.

    😉

  38. Johnny Deigh
    01/01/2012

    The first thing is that the referee group should never have accepted money from a 3rd party. Second, the Premiership never should have let Tony Fernandes take control of QPR when he was paying money to the ref group for putting his logo on their shirts.

    It’s really strange how bad the refereeing was in the first half. Not sure if it would have been as bad in the second half if there had been more controversial incidents. It makes you wonder if there isn’t something fishy going on with goal markets, halftime betting or whatever. It just doesn’t seem right.

  39. novicegooner
    01/01/2012

    @ Dogface

    congratulations again! The Predictortron has done it again. I’m now tempted to go into betting world lol

    on the match
    I think it’s time for Ref Atkinson to retire. He didn’t show his capacity to rule the game fairly and strength to control the players, well, mostly QPR players. One example was when he gave yellow card to Luke Young. Young just walked away and didn’t bother to look at the ref’s face, and the ref himself allowed that to happen. He should’ve called Young to come to him, look at him, lecture him and then card him.

    Taarabt should at least get a yellow for his elbow on Andrei and Barton a second yellow for his arm on Mikel. This Barton guy makes me feel very very sick with all his behaviors on the pitch.

    We had a good penalty should vs City, Fulham and now QPR and NONE of them were given. That’s THREE for christ’s sake!

    on Walcott
    I think he is still depending too much on his pace. That’s why when he’s not fully fit, he looked really really bad. He must learn how to use his brain more from The King Henry.

    on Coquelin
    He looks good at LB position, but we still need a natural player in that position.

  40. DaVinci
    01/01/2012

    Credit to 7am kickoff for a frame by frame analysis of some of the fouls and missed calls. Follow this link and compare with the analysis on this ref watch:
    http://www.7amkickoff.com/2011/arsenal-1-0-qpr-by-the-pictures/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+7amkickoff+%287amkickoff%29

  41. FinnGun
    01/01/2012

    Blind, biased and/or bought. Video tech now!

  42. pete
    01/01/2012

    For a team who’s emphasis is now on the wide players we really do have shit wingers, Walcott was awful, Arshavin made good with his pass but he was also awful and Gervinho was Gervinho.

    I have a soft spot for QPR, my girlfriend and her mum have season tickets, I feel a bit embarrassed tonight as thought they deserved more even though we are supposed to be superior, still, a win is a win, we sneak into 4th as Chelsea are even more shit and with United losing and Spurs drawing it turned into a good day even if we are slow, predictable, one dimensional and a bit shit.

  43. kampala gun
    01/01/2012

    Hi Guys I’m perturbed with these penalty issues and i want to ask a question and i need answers”?? WHEN IS A PENALTY GIVEN??

  44. Johnny Deigh
    01/01/2012

    @kampala gun – generally the rule of thumb is when you are the home side and playing at Old Trafford.

  45. Johnny Deigh
    01/01/2012

    Another thing to consider by Arsenal being denied penalties in the past few matches is that Alan Shearer’s record for goals scored in a season remains intact. Robin, being our penalty taker probably would have broken the record had he had a few extra spot kicks to round out the season.

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