Do you like the look of Michel Platini’s AARs?

New six-official system debuted last night

Additional Assistant Referees

Last night’s round of Europa League games saw two unfamiliar blokes cutting rather lonely figures beside each goal. Making its trial debut as part of Michel Platini’s grand plan to cut out diving, ghost goals and general tomfoolery, was [...]

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Is Rafa Benitez heading for a Keegan-style breakdown?

He would love it if Fergie stopped criticising refs! Love it!

Rafa Benitez and Alex Ferguson

Liverpool are sitting pretty three points clear of the table ahead of this weekend’s games, but the pressure to stay at the top seems to getting to Mr Benitez. We [...]

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Vote: Do Man Utd “always win the 50-50 decisions?”

Southampton gaffer reignites favouritism debate

Southampton boss Jan Poortvliet was outraged that his extremely average side were not able to beat Manchester Utd yesterday, complaining that Matt Paterson’s dreadful lunge shouldn’t have been a red card (judge [...]

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West Brom striker slams Premier League refereeing

It’s better in the Czech Republic, claims Roman Bednar

roman bednar

The FA and Premier League’s Respect campaign took another blow today when Czech forward Roman Bednar admitted that the standard of officiating in the top-flight was poorer than in his homeland.

The Baggies striker voiced his concerns after [...]

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