Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Yet Another Refereeing Horror Show

Yet Another Refereeing Horror Show

When on earth will we get the chance to see modern technology used to help avoid such a horror show as that given tonight?

Mr E Ilderton was first called into a dispute when rhe ball struck a Norwich player on his arm in the box. At first the referee made what looked the right call.

However his linesman flagged and after confering with him the penalty was awarded. The referee was much closer to the incident and the ball though striking an arm was not in any way deserving of such a reward.

Tranmere duly scored with a well struck shot. Worse was to follow a mere three minutes later, as a poor back pass was picked up by captain Thomas-Moore. He ran on to the ball and flicked it past the keeper before being brought down.

This time there was no argument. The cameras clearly showing that the keeper had caught the Rovers captain albeit slightly. Being last man he was sent off and the second keeper had to come on from the bench.

Thomas-Moore again scored firing into the opposite side to the one his first shot had gone.

The next Tranmere goal was an even worse decision by the officials. Rovers had a corner and from the resulting play the ball fell to Curran who blatantly pulled the ball down with his hand/arm before smasshing it past the Norwich keeper Rudd.

Despite Norwich protestations the goal was allowed to stand. The game reached half time and 3-0 was not a fair reflection.

The second half started and the drama began yet again. First Martin a Norwich substitute did some good work which led to Grant Holt scoring his 29th goal of the season. This goal was strongly appealed against by Tranmere who said that the ball had crossed the bye line. It was hard for the linesman to tell, as he had not kept up with the play adequately.

Then a few minutes later more drama. Norwich were given a free kick after one of their players was fouled. The Tranmere player kicked the ball away and Lambert the Norwich manager went on to the pitch and kicked it to his player.

Lambert was sent to the stand for entering the field of play and kicking the ball and Gary Karsa Head Of Football Operations was sent with him for foul and abusive language.

The referee also waved away claims for a penalty from Norwich when a player was hacked down with no contact being made with the ball by the Tranmere defender. Again the incident clearly shown by the tv cameras.

The final whistle came and a highly controversial match was over. Paul Lambert when interviewed by Sky was visibly upset by the pathetically inept refereeing performance. He had to stop and think before giving his opinion of the refereeing performance. All he said in the end was that it was 'shocking.'

Yet another game completely ruined by the inadequate referee and his cohorts. Ruined because the authorities won't do something to help eradicate these errors. The technology is there so why on earth can't we use it?



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:SFC Forever
Date:Saturday April 3 2010
Time: 12:29AM

Comments

0
The Cricket and Rugby League authorities use the technology so why shouldn't the most popular game in the world? A lot of these decisions can be avoided with either more referees and linesman or increased use of the technology. In facy there could be more of both. With the extra money coming in some should be used for the bettern of the game rather than just lining the big fours pockets.
VSrednwhite
03/04/2010 08:40:00
0
The men in charge should step down and let us women run the show because the men are failing in their duty to maintain a fair and even playing field.
stellarnw
03/04/2010 12:43:00
0
Surprise, surprise Manchester United versus Chelsea and another dreadful mistake by the referee and his linesman. Didier Drogba was a clear two feet offside before scoring the second goal for Chelsea. There was no possible excuse for failing to see this and someone has got to do somerhing.
SFC Forever
03/04/2010 14:55:00
0
Dad has a thing about fair play. He has taught me to win by being better. I am glad that I am not a footballer because I would get very upset if I was to lose because of some idiotic fool ruining my game.
VSgirlT
03/04/2010 20:43:00
0
Everton v West Ham and guess what, more referee mistakes. This from Howard Webb supposedly a top quality ref.
VSrednwhite
04/04/2010 18:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

Koeman Talks Wanyama & Davis

Manager Ronald Koeman has spoken about Victor Wanyama and his five game ban, and also welcomed Steven Davis back to contention for the game against Swansea City.

The Southampton Injury Table Updated

Our weekly update looking at the injury table and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Match Day Officials v Swansea

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Swansea City this weekend.

Challenging For A Place At The Euros

The return to fitness of Forster is of course good for Southampton but also England too! Could he be back in Three Lions contention for the Euros this summer?

Archived Vital Saints Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
Profile
Vital Saint
Profile
Matt Gardner
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Forster17%
van Dijk62%
Fonte1%
Yoshida7%
Soares0%
Clasie9%
Wanyama1%
Bertrand0%
Mane0%
Pelle0%
Long3%
Sub - Romeu0%
Sub - Austin0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 3:00PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Southampton Results (view all)