Tag: Referees

Match Referee Jonathan Moss gestures during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Arsenal PGMOL referee selection machine breaks down

Against Manchester City on Wednesday, Arsenal will get a set of match officials that does not involve Martin Atkinson, Mike Dean, nor Chris Kavanagh in what almost feels like a minor miracle.
Referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on November 03, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

How is this fair? 3 referees get 50% of Arsenal games, 1 involved in...

Martin Atkinson took charge of his sixth Arsenal game this season as the Premier League and FA continue to give this man more Arsenal matches than any other but even he couldn't stop Arsenal beating West Ham.
The Big screen shows the VAR check for a possible offside during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Sheffield United at Etihad Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Daily Mail claim clubs NOT PGMOL at fault for VAR farce

The Daily Mail today reported that PGMOL are not responsible for the fact that referees do not use pitchside monitors because that was the decision of Premier League clubs in at least four meetings.
Lee mason

Arsenal get their best referee for Newcastle United match

Lee Mason will take charge of Arsenal's game against Newcastle this weekend and, despite being viewed as a widely incompetent ref, he's actually one we do really well under.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Referee Robert Madley gestures during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Sacked referee to return despite being sacked for mocking disabled person

Bobby Madley is set for a return to refereeing in England, despite being sacked by PGMOL for mocking a disabled person.

Beth Mead hits out at poor refereeing standards in league

Beth Mead has retweeted a message from Reading women's captain Natasha Harding that hits out at the standard of refereeing in the English women's game.
Mike Dean

Just 3 referees in charge of 60% of Arsenal Premier League games this season

Mike Dean will take charge of our trip to West Ham on Monday night as we move back into our rotation of regular refs with just three taking charge of 60% of Arsenal's games this season.

Wenger: The penalty decision was farcical

Arsene Wenger says the penalty decision was 'farcical', and he's fed up of the media letting referees off the hook no matter what happens.

Wenger will contest FA charge

Arsene Wenger has said he intends to contest his FA charge, and doesn't regret his comments made at referee Mike Dean.

Awful refereeing, leaky defence + more: What we learned from Arsenal’s collapse at Manchester...

Here are the key things we learned from the 5-2 defeat away to City on Saturday lunchtime that leaves the team struggling in the title race after just two games.

Why officials deserve better than they get from many ‘fans’

The Guardian recently published a story about a Non-League game referee stopping a match after 13 minutes and abandoning it because a fan was moaning and questioning his decisions too much.

IFAB open roads to video refereeing

The International Football Association Board has opened the door to video refereeing by allowing experiments to start soon. This is a big step forward for...

Why teams like Arsenal need video technology

While it was obvious that the Arsenal gave us a subpar performance and got deservedly beat 4-0 by Southampton, the game offered a clear...

Why Lee Mason was right not to send Coquelin off against Crystal Palace

Lee Mason, a referee Arsenal fans have had little cause to celebrate down the years, was at the centre of things again yesterday afternoon. Only,...

The man in the middle – Arsenal v Villa ref review

Anthony Taylor took charge of Arsenal v Aston Villa on Sunday at the Emirates, so how did the man in the middle get on?

Arsenal v Stoke – The man in the middle

Ahead of Arsenal’s game against Stoke on Sunday, we look at the man charged with refereeing the game. Referee: Jonathan Moss Assistants: R West, A Halliday Fourth...