7 responses

  1. Brad
    27 August 2021

    You really have got an agenda against refs.

    When you have so Called players like Holding, Chambers and Mari we will pick up yellow cards al day long.
    They can’t run and blatantly foul.


  2. mick shelley
    27 August 2021

    Re Brad’s comment
    What a well constructed counter argument from Brad, full of well researched, irrefutable facts and so well presented.


  3. Gareth
    27 August 2021

    Two games in it’s very difficult to assess tackles made to fouls to yellow cards between teams and referees. There are clearly differences between tackles and indeed fouls committed, so we would need a larger sample of games to give anywhere near a accurate picture of what is going on.
    Personally it seems to me that some referees are more quicker to produce a yellow card for fewer fouls than others. As you’ve discussed previously Arsenal only seem to get a few different officials over the season, and it could be that we tend to have those referees that use yellow cards earlier and more heavily.


  4. Jack
    27 August 2021

    Referees have different proclivity to issue cards. Laliga and Seria A have higher cards per game than EPL. When you look at their referee statistics you can clearly see some referees issue cards faster than others. Same with EPL just more pronounced with Seria A and Laliga.

    Southampton have played 2 games: Man U (Home) and Everton (Away). 5 cards were issued in Man U game. 3 Man U and 2 Southampton. 2 Cards were issued in Everton game both to Everton. Alleging conspiracy means Referees hate Man U and Everton but like Southampton, that doesn’t make sense.

    Arsenal have also played 2 games: Brentford (Away) and Chelsea (Home). 0 cards were issued in Brentford game. 3 cards were issued in Chelsea game, all to Arsenal. No pattern can be deduced.

    Football is a game run largely by humans so we can expect a few erratic decisions. That’s not news, everyone suffers from these.

    Context is important in understanding statistics. You are alleging conspiracy yet never highlighted a trend of biased decisions. Were the cards/fouls justified? If not, how many times have Arsenal suffered from erratic decisions? Do individual referees issue more cards/fouls against Arsenal than they do to other teams? If yes, how many times did they err? You haven’t offered context, instead highlighting statistics from 5/20 teams and deducing conclusions to suit your innuendo. Other conclusions can be drawn from the same set of statistics.

    I think what is biased is your interpretation.


  5. LE GALL
    27 August 2021

    U23 HT Young Guns 0 You-Know-Who(s) 0
    very pleasant half – i find it heartbraking that a majority of these talented lads won’t ever make it to a professional squad
    we started, and ended well, and should be ahead: Taylor-Hart (assist Ogungbo) and Biereth (assist ???° Hutchinson, I think) should have scored
    Taylor-Hart is a skilful, elegant, intelligent lad, but he’ll have to be much more lethal in the box
    I like Biereth a lot – i’ve enjoyed the way he has wrestled, stood his ground with his defender – but there’s been something ollie-esque about his finish in this half
    the outstanding lads are the youngest; hutchinson had one of his trademark runs at the beginning, which a spur lad blocked well eventually, there’s something magic about each and everyone of his touches
    patino has been truly impressive; my dear old youth coach used to tell me that there were two things to be watched about a young midfielder: his number of interceptions, and the number of times he gives the ball away; if the first is high and the second low, it means the lad is ahead of all the other players on the pitch. i’m not keeping tabs right now, but i know what chalie’s numbers will look like tonight
    eventually, there’s henry-francis, who brings back almost eery memories of dear ol’ kevin richardson – i.e., the embodiment of what right choices are (and there’s also somethign of a claf-biter in him) – something tells me that the herny-francis/patino partnership in midfield has a very bright future


  6. Menace
    27 August 2021

    The arguement that different referees give cards at different points for different reasons is just plain obvious bullshit. The PGMOL are not different referees but a select bunch of
    racially picked ‘not from London’ corrupt individuals led by Mike Riley (the cheating officially proved anti Arsenal) ex referee.

    This group of officials are not sportingly correct nor democratically elected. They are obviously above the Law and act outside sporting fairness. They have no diversity in selection (how could they) due to their make up.

    Until the PGMOL is thrown out of football the English game will be trapped in corruption.


  7. LE GALL
    27 August 2021

    You-Know-Who(s) 1 Young Guns 2
    well done lads, two wins were needed after wham’s thrashing, they’re in the bag now and in style too
    excellent 2nd half, we were surprised on a CK right after the start, probably as the defense was re-organizing after gabriel was taken out
    but then … it was all red and white
    hutchinson assisted both … taylor-hart goals (attaboy, if he can make it a scoring run, we do have one more infinity stone in store)
    tonight will be nightmare time for the spur defenders … nightmare on hale end street, with “will-o’-the-wisp” hutchinson playing the freddy part
    what a phenomenal lad: 2 assists, one spur sent off for mowing him down, one FK on the crossbar, i-don’t-know-how-many should-have-been-assists
    please arsenal bind him to a 15-year-contract at least


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