7 responses

  1. Stevo

    Looks to me like the Telegraph thinks it is Strickly come Dancing

  2. Leon

    Somebody came onto BBC 5 Live on that phone in they do on match days (606 is it?) and really laid into the PL referees. The guy was very articulate and he made the point that they were very poor apart from, in his opinion, Michael Oliver. One of the studio people mentioned Dean & he said he was by far the worst. I got the impression he was a Gooner by the way he spoke about the state of refereeing. Unfortunately he was cut short by a live update on a match that was going on and they didn’t return to him and the discussion ended there. The fact that it was allowed at all is progress. Maybe something has started at last.

  3. SamuelAkinsolaAdebosin

    I think the Telegraph newspaper organization should be acknowledged for their coming out against the unyielding establish order in professional football referring body the Pgmol to highlight their self imposed shortcomings through their match officials in PL matches referring job.

    For once, the Telegraph have come out against the abysmal referring indecency seen in the PL matches for some number of years now by the Pgmol appointed match officials referring in the Premier League matches.

    This Telegraph action suddenly taken which surprises many is looking to buttress the Arsenal Untold efforts in their outcry to have a stop put to the deliberate unfairness being employed weeks-in weeks-out in PL match officiatings by the Pgmol’s match officials which the Arsenal Untold have been highlighting with no attention paid to it by the official football authorities of the Sports ministry and the FA to arrest the anomaly.

    Nevertheless, whatever be the level of the grand plot the Pgmol have put out against Arsenal in an attempt to stop them win the PL title this season will come to nothing as Arsenal will be more than equal to their grand plot and render it into utter failure.

    Arsenal will win the PL title and even the FA Cup and the CL as well this season to have a treble winning season to the amazement of their title rivals and doubters as they unfailingly accomplished their aims and objectives.

  4. Andrew Crawshaw

    Clattenburg has two of the three lowest scores in Arsenal games so far this season and has 5 wrong Important Decisions (all against us). Atkinson is little better with his first game getting 60.7 overall and 6 wrong Important Decisions all against us. Pawson has been the worst we have seen so far this year with an overall score of 38.2%. The best referees so far have been Roger East 89%, Mike Dean – yes that Mike Dean – with 82.9% and Michael Oliver with 82.3 and 81.4%. These referees in their 4 games (up to week 14) have 3 wrong decisions only and one of those was in our favour. Michael Oliver and Craig Pawson are the only two referees so far to have given a broadly balanced game in terms of bias both being within my 60/40 rule of thumb.

  5. Pat

    Although I do not always agree with his comments, I think it is a positive development that Keith Hackett has a regular column in the Telegraph. He frequently makes critical comments about the PGMOL.

    I also agree that this is a tribute to the work that Walter and the team have done for several years and it is testimony to the truth that if something is correct and you persist in saying it, there is a chance that it will get through. If you don’t say it, or give up easily, there is no chance.

    So thank you Tony and Walter for Untold and its work.

  6. Robido

    There does seem to be more scrutiny of refs by refs (rather than by explayer muppets). Some credit due I suppose to the Telegraph although Hackett is of course getting publicity for his website which has been doing ref game reviews since 2014 at

    Their reviews are ok but don’t go into the same level of detail as the UA team and do not have video clips. They tend also to be a little congratulatory and favour the English way of game management.

    I often see whether they have a different take on the the big decisions than the UA team. They sometimes do agree but there are that many howlers it’s difficult not to.

    We can see how even a video ref would not please everyone but would be a big step forwards.

  7. ARSENAL 13

    Just went through referees performance in ARSENAL games so far, Roger east seems to have fared well, very well.

    Ignoring the bias (which is obvious) general performance in ARSENAL games would look like the table below.

    Taking into consideration the correct decisions (weighted), wrong decisions(weighted) and % of correct decisions(weighted). The ranking would be.

    1 Roger East
    2 Kevin Friend
    3 Michael Oliver
    4 Mike Dean
    5 Mike Jones
    6 Jon Moss
    7 Martin Atkinson
    8 Robert Madley
    9 Andre Marriner
    10 Craig Pawson
    11 Mark Clattenburg

    Taking number of decisions taken during the games into consideration:

    1 Roger East
    2 Kevin Friend
    3 Martin Atkinson
    4 Mike Jones
    5 Michael Oliver
    6 Mike Dean
    7 Jon Moss
    8 Robert Madley
    9 Mark Clattenburg
    10 Andre Marriner
    11 Craig Pawson

    # Statistics experts please correct me.

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