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Proving unconscious bias by referees is rife in the Premier League: penalties

By Tony Attwood

If you have been following this series, you’ll know that it has been shown, through research undertaken at London School of Economics (part of the University of London) that referees are clearly influenced by the crowd. This in turn explains why the bias towards there being more home wins than away wins […]

How clubs manipulate referees through their tactics

by Tony Attwood

When I started the articles this season that compared tackles, fouls, yellow cards and penalties between the clubs I wasn’t sure what I was going to find. And it has taken a while to work out what is going on, but I think we’re getting there, and I think it is weird.

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