Shake hands?Did any City player shake hands with that cheating prick yesterday? I'm pretty sure Eerson just had words and walked off to give his shirt away.
I was surprised when they got the first yellow. I honestly though it would go to us.Yesterday's performance was one of the worst this season. It has already been mentioned on here about Southampton time wasting and the 'soft' free kicks given to them but also every free kick we got Southampton were allowed to line up on the 'wrong' side if the line and he allowed players on the side who were not 10m away.
He is not alone though. We are not the only club to feel aggrieved at the standard of referees. I have said for a while that whilst we have Old Mother Riley at the top nothing will change. We need someone like Collina (who was probably the best ref I have ever seen) to come in and clean up the mess. He was a wonderful ref who was always alert and up with play. Time for a clear out and it should start at the top. The only problem is the person taking over would probably be one of the other incompetent wankers beneath him.
Not only did he move the back to about two yards inside the area he then is unable to perform simple maths for where the wall should be. 16 - 10 = 6. Wall was about seven yards away at best but he didn’t appear to care. That said instead of playing the ball sideways we should have played it backwards to give KDB a little more space. I only hope the club put in a written report and ensure the powers that be know that we know.
The problem is, they DO know the LOTG, and how interpret them.. They wouldn't have got as far as they have without that knowledge.I was surprised when they got the first yellow. I honestly though it would go to us.
Mind you, we had 75% possession, yet received 75% of the yellow cards (including the bulls*it card for timewasting. Eddie was booked for holding on to the ball for way less time than their keeper was getting away with from minute 1 of the game). That just highlights the blatant disparity of the referees 'interpretation' of the laws of the game.
The problem is, they DO know the LOTG, and how interpret them.. They wouldn't have got as far as they have without that knowledge.
However, when they get to the elite level, football politics become involved. To remain in the top tier of the game, THEY HAVE TO OBEY ORDERS. The Nuremburg Defence would most definitely be used if the corruption we all suspect is endemic in the game was exposed, and they were in the Dock at the Football Crimes Commission (to continue the analogy). They are just the pawns, nothing more. The corruption goes right to the top, and I, for one, am sick of it.
On Saturday, at 5;30 pm, I will not be at the game. I will be at a function to commemorate the 10th anniversary of a very good friend's death. Normally, all present would expect me to arrive after the match, having changed in the car. The events of the past few matches have served to remind me of what is actually important in life.
For Burnley : Referee: Jonathan Moss. Assistants: Marc Perry, Eddie Smart. Fourth official: Martin Atkinson. VAR: Graham Scott. Assistant VAR: Andy Halliday.
Scott at VAR, remember the Tottenham game.
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