For Matchday 18 we are arguably only missing Mike Dean and Neil Swarbrick from a full-strength SG1 line-up, although a fit and in-form Bobby Madley also shares the natural ability to make himself undroppable by now, too.
Mike Jones misses … Continue
Space dictates we can’t go relitigating all of Matchday 16’s incidents, however “harsh, harsh, harsh, harsh” they seem in the cold light of day.
Always good to see Chris Kavanagh and Paul Tierney getting top flight games, even if they … Continue
The PGMO Ltd cannot be accused of failing to spread the festive cheer around: there’s at least a game for everybody in SG1 on Matchdays 16 and 17. The only two men given two matches next week, in fact, are … Continue
This week YATR’s Dean Mohareb called for more appointments for Messrs Tierney, Kavanagh and Attwell, and at least that call has been answered for the first two, while Neil Swarbrick misses Matchday 15 along with Attwell, Mason and Jones and … Continue
You don’t have to look too far for contested decisions from Matchday 13, be it a Southampton penalty appeal denied by Kevin Friend, which had no effect on the outcome of the game, Rajiv van La Parra’s latest indiscretion or … Continue
Matchday 12 may well go down in PL history for the debut of the FA’s retrospective panel on simulation, following Oumar Niasse’s successful deception of Anthony Taylor at Selhurst Park, a unanimous verdict and ban.
With its simultaneous announcement of … Continue
Now we know who will be participating in Russia and none of them under the watchful eye of an English referee next summer, it’s back to the cut and thrust of Premier League action.
Arsene Wenger’s words may once again … Continue
Anthony Taylor and his regular team are back from India and Greece as the jockeying for a possible UEFA play-off appointment continues. Missing from this weekend’s Premier League refereeing roster, meanwhile, are big guns Andre Marriner, Martin Atkinson, Craig Pawson … Continue
Another week and no FA panel verdict on a Premier League incident, while Carlisle’s Shaun Miller takes the booby prize of a two-match ban for his ‘successful’ dive against Wycombe in League Two.
Roger East awarded a penalty for Nick … Continue
With the word “scandalous” ringing in the ears of Neil Swarbrick after what was a borderline Bellarin penalty, in the words of Keith Hackett the FA “ducked” a gift-wrapped first Premier League roll-out of the retrospective simulation punishment protocol, or … Continue