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18 yellows in his last 4. Hackett did a Telegraph piece end of last year questioning if he's fit to referee top level football. Should be fun
My goodness, Hackett is so past his sell by date. Jones did very well in the Championship last year. Let’s please revert to the time-honoured tradition of lambasting the referee after a game not before…
 

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Not impressed with Charles Breakspear on the Solihull Wigan FA Cup match.

Some odd decisions throughtout and after the punch up didn't give the straight red to the Wigan player he should have

Went to school with his dad who was a sh*te ref who never kicked a ball in anger. Booked me as an adult and asked my name and I told him a wrong one and he said “I know your name and it isn’t that “ I said “why asked me then ? No sense of humour and he threatened to send me off
 

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Went to school with his dad who was a sh*te ref who never kicked a ball in anger. Booked me as an adult and asked my name and I told him a wrong one and he said “I know your name and it isn’t that “ I said “why asked me then ? No sense of humour and he threatened to send me off
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Newcastle United FC (First Team) v Brentford FC (First Team)
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Referee: Jones, Robert
Assistant Referee: Smart, Edward
Assistant Referee: Beck, Simon
Fourth Official: Simpson, Jeremy
Video Assistant Referee: Friend, Kevin
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Ledger, Scott
Last time he refereed Brentford we beat Newcastle 1 - 0.
 

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My goodness, Hackett is so past his sell by date. Jones did very well in the Championship last year. Let’s please revert to the time-honoured tradition of lambasting the referee after a game not before…
I've got bad memories of Hackett reffing our Play Off Second Leg at Tranmere.
 

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Newcastle United FC (First Team) v Brentford FC (First Team)
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Referee: Jones, Robert
Assistant Referee: Smart, Edward
Assistant Referee: Beck, Simon
Fourth Official: Simpson, Jeremy
Video Assistant Referee: Friend, Kevin
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Ledger, Scott
Not Jones?!!! Please say it isn’t so🙏
 

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My goodness, Hackett is so past his sell by date. Jones did very well in the Championship last year. Let’s please revert to the time-honoured tradition of lambasting the referee after a game not before…
After the game? Have you never scrolled through the in-play match thread comments before?!
 

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My goodness, Hackett is so past his sell by date. Jones did very well in the Championship last year. Let’s please revert to the time-honoured tradition of lambasting the referee after a game not before…
He didn’t do very well when he reffed us, he runs like a man who who always got picked last at football, after the girls
 

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Well what a shambles of a decision to get to our penalty. Clear kick to the head, clear head injury, blood all over the place. No idea why VAR couldn't tell him that he needed to review his decision quicker and get treatment to a head injury quicker.
 

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Well what a shambles of a decision to get to our penalty. Clear kick to the head, clear head injury, blood all over the place. No idea why VAR couldn't tell him that he needed to review his decision quicker and get treatment to a head injury quicker.
If Frank wouldn't have stay down we would not have got VAR decision.
 

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Well what a shambles of a decision to get to our penalty. Clear kick to the head, clear head injury, blood all over the place. No idea why VAR couldn't tell him that he needed to review his decision quicker and get treatment to a head injury quicker.
It was the way it wasn't even a foul that got me.
It was so obvious it was obviously obvious except to the referee.
Even the Everton fans I spoke to on the way home agreed it was a penalty all week long.
 

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And we've got fatty Jon Moss to look forward to on Thursday. Can see a big club bias here.
especially as we are the culture club and they are the crazy gang, at the moment
 
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Michael Oliver in charge on Friday night.

He was the ref for our match v Arsenal.

He’s one of the best in the PL and will be streets ahead of the crap we had v Tottenham and Leeds.
 

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Andre Marriner for the Man Utd game.
 

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Michael Oliver in charge on Friday night.

He was the ref for our match v Arsenal.

He’s one of the best in the PL and will be streets ahead of the crap we had v Tottenham and Leeds.

Andre Marriner for the Man Utd game.
Surprised we haven't had Mike Dean yet.
 

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We will ...don't worry...probably Liverpool away as he likes to be near home (did Everton v Arsenal Monday night) and needs a big stage to get his man of the match award ! 🙄🙄
 

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Thought he had a very good game with one exception.
How did Watford end the game with zero cards?
They had a few naughty ones in the first half, similar to the ones we got cards for later, and even the penalty, surely that falls under reckless which is a yellow.
How did they arrive at one minute added at the end of the first half? There was at least 3 minutes when a Watford player was receiving treatment and a fair few players came over to the technical areas for drinks etc.
 

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I rate Michael Oliver to be the best referee in the UK and amongst the best in the world.

However! How he did not give any yellow cards, especially for the could leading to the penalty beats me!

Maybe he needs a carefree refreshed course
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I rate Michael Oliver to be the best referee in the UK and amongst the best in the world.

However! How he did not give any yellow cards, especially for the could leading to the penalty beats me!

Maybe he needs a carefree refreshed course
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He got the big decisions right but as you said it defies belief that Watford escaped that match without a card. They were rotating fouls in the midfield in the first half anytime we looked kike gaining any momentum. Only a 6/10 performance from Oliver last night.
 

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Michael Oliver vs Watford.

Got the Goode booking wrong.

In the first half as well he let a few bookable offences from Watford players go IMO, in particular letting Ngakia get away with persistent fouling. Also, only one minute added in the first half what was that all about? Dennis was down for about 2 minutes in one stoppage alone.
 

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I thought Oliver was calm and composed last night and taking the emotion out of what us Bees wanted and were shouting for at times he got every call spot on.

He was a class above any referee this season and it's easy to see why he is the best in England and one of the best in Europe.

Watford rotated the players who fouled and were smart but none of the challenges were yellow cards in my opinion; our few yellows if we're honest probably were although the Goode one could be debated but I see why he give the booking.

I wouldn't mind him being the ref in all our games; excellent ref.
 

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Absolute shocker from the ref and the person doing VAR today

Kane non red card and Jota non penalty, two of the clearest things you would need referred by VAR you could possibly imagine.
 

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Shocking officiating all round Tierney acted like a real whimp not wanting to upset Harry "Captain of England " Kane and the FA's darlings Spurs with his tackle and the foul on Jota and going along with Chris Kavanagh's views from the comfort of his studio in St George's Park. BTW really dislike Spurs and Liverpool a lot less and Roberstson deserved his red.
 

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Absolute shocker from the ref and the person doing VAR today

Kane non red card and Jota non penalty, two of the clearest things you would need referred by VAR you could possibly imagine.
I have only just seen this clip on the BBC website.

I am not one of those that hammers the referee retrospectively like most pundits and lots of fans seem to these days.

However, having watched both those incidents you describe, I simply don't understand what the chap in the VAR box is doing there. The ref can always be excused, as he gets one split second to see an incident once. But that is the point of VAR to shout in his ear and invite him to take another look.

Even Mark Clattenburg has weighed in today, specifically about the Kane challenge. If Robertson had left his leg in the same position, it would have been broken.
 
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I have only just seen this clip on the BBC website.

I am not one of those that hammers the referee retrospectively like most pundits and lots of fans seem to these days.

However, having watched both those incidents you describe, I simply don't understand what the chap in the VAR box is doing there. The ref can always be excused, as he gets one split second to see an incident once. But that is the point of VAR to shout in his ear and invite him to take another look.

Even Mark Clattenburg has weighed in today, specifically about the Kane challenge. If Robertson had left his leg in the same position, it would have been broken.
It was Chris Kavanagh on VAR. He was the referee for the play off final and is easily one of the better PL referees which makes it more baffling that there was no VAR intervention for Kane’s studs into the shin foul.
 
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Last couple weeks I've been rather bemused about the officiating in the PL.
Always thought it would improve with promotion. Technically better officials, back up with VAR. Last season, despite some groans about the system (mostly about offside), I always felt it had covered the middle man's back with fouls.
Started well. But I'd argue since beginning of this month it's gone downhill, more so in last 10 days.
The Kane incident.
Inconsistent in the same game with Robertson (deserved the red, but so did Kane).
The non penalty in the Newcastle game (v Man City).
The handball where it hit the armpit (Wolves v Man City).
 

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Andy Madley in charge of the Brighton match with Andre Marriner in the VAR truck.

David Coote takes charge of the Man City game, with the Aussie Jared Gillett in charge of VAR.

Craig Pawson takes charge of the New Years Day game v Aston Villa. Michael Oliver is VAR.

Sian Massey is Asst VAR for all 3 matches.

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Andy Madley has yet to take charge of a Bees game this season, but has done 2 Norwich fixtures, his most recent being the 1-1 away draw with Newcastle where Ciaran Clark was sent off in the 9th minute. His other game was the Chelsea 7-0 home win.
Appears his last Brentford game was in March 2019, the 1-0 home defeat to West Brom. Previous to that, he was in charge of the Barnet away FA Cup game where I believe Watkins was accused of cheating/diving.
Only 23 yellows this season so far, less than 2 a game.

David Coote, in charge of the Man City game, is someone we've seen recently. He was in charge v Leeds away. 8 yellows in the game.
58 yellows this season, average of 4 cards a game.

Finally, Craig Pawson is in town for our visit of Aston Villa. Yet to do a Brentford game this season he has, however, been to the BCS before for a Brentford game. He done our first league game at the new ground last season v Huddersfield, a 3-0 win. He has done an Aston Villa game, well 2 actually, this season. Arsenal is the most recent, 3-1 defeat. The other was a 3-0 win against Everton. He cautioned 5 Villa players in the Arsenal game, including Watkins.
He is very card happy. 62 yellows in 15 games, 7 in 2 games, 8 in another. In fact, it's 15 in his last 3. So maybe some need to be careful.
 

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Last couple weeks I've been rather bemused about the officiating in the PL.
Always thought it would improve with promotion. Technically better officials, back up with VAR. Last season, despite some groans about the system (mostly about offside), I always felt it had covered the middle man's back with fouls.
Started well. But I'd argue since beginning of this month it's gone downhill, more so in last 10 days.
The Kane incident.
I wrongly assumed that the referees in the Prem would be better than the Championship but not so.

They seem to be overawed by the 'big' clubs and not want to offend those managers by giving contentious decisions. Plus, they rely on VAR to give decisions rather than making them themselves, thus they can blame the 'other bloke'.

After all, VAR is still only one man's decision even though he has the benefit of slow-motion tv.
 
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Now Andre Marriner as the ref tonight.
 

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Not enough focus on Mike Dean, for Mike Dean’s liking
I don't slag referees off.

But I really don't like the way Mike Dean books players.
Shows the yellow and looks the other way at the same time. There's no respect there.
 
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David Elleray stepping down as chair of FA’s referees committee.

There are some allegations of racism.

Please see Twitter for further information.

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David Elleray stepping down as chair of FA’s referees committee.

There are some allegations of racism.

Please see Twitter for further information.

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And him an MBE and educated at Oxford University....always was a pompous individual when reffing...I remember when he was miked up for a game at Millwall and came across just like an old school teacher.... 🙄
 

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And him an MBE and educated at Oxford University....always was a pompous individual when reffing...I remember when he was miked up for a game at Millwall and came across just like an old school teacher.... 🙄
He was a teacher at Harrow School, met him many times on the Hill and actually found him a very pleasant individual
 
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