For some reason I have been in e.mail correspondence with Keith Hacket, chief of the refs, ever since the Clattenburg debacle. He is kind enough to reply to my litany of complaints!
On yesterday's events I got this: "Andy Johnson should have got a penalty and the goal was not offside. David Moyes has every right to be annoyed, so am I when our officials make honest mistakes".
However Keith calls my conspiracy views about the Rich 4 "nonsense". Well you can't have everything. I suppose at least it means that the officials from yesterday might be getting a bit of an earful. Doesn't bring us the extra two points unfortunately.
Neil Pearse, Posted 03/02/2008 at 22:14:35
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1 Posted 04/02/2008 at 03:16:28
2 Posted 04/02/2008 at 04:27:24
2 nil should have been the score.
Bring on the Video Ref as they do in Rugby League. A quick 1 minute look at a replay and the officials could have got it right FFS.
Instead of praising the team and saying how well we played everyone is looking for answers as to why we haven?t scored many goals lately.
Why can?t we get the rub of the green for once. Poor Andy is being used as a crash test dummy by the opposition and the officials are having a laugh.
3 Posted 04/02/2008 at 05:06:43
4 Posted 04/02/2008 at 07:22:21
5 Posted 04/02/2008 at 07:12:20
6 Posted 04/02/2008 at 08:49:41
7 Posted 04/02/2008 at 09:01:54
8 Posted 04/02/2008 at 09:08:12
You should send it to the powers that be at Goodison and suggest that, on behalf of the people of the ?Peoples Club?, they should intelligently highlight our injustices in an open letter to the head of the FA, Premier League and FIFA. Something along the lines of:
In accordance with the numerous injustices that we have sufferred, which have cost us numerous points (and therefore possibly many millions in lost revenue from league placing and/or CL qualification), we have faith that in future the authorities will be sure to pay close attention to us not sufferring these grave injustices for the remainder of the season. Indeed, with only Everton and Aston Villa not having been awarded a penalty, plus other the incorrect ruled out certain or likely goals, we have faith that the ?luck? will even itself out from now on.
With all the money in the game now, I?m sure there is a legal case in forcing the powers that be to use video replay technology or make them pay compensation (or at least reply games) when the likes of Collina, Clattenburg and Wiley (and/or ?assistant referees?) get important decisions wrong.
9 Posted 04/02/2008 at 09:07:22
10 Posted 04/02/2008 at 09:23:02
11 Posted 04/02/2008 at 10:28:58
12 Posted 04/02/2008 at 10:36:13
The RS might be upset about the yankee owners of the club not being on their side, but at least they don?t have the refs against them ? that?s a point against them and now 2 more against Blackburn (other big rivals for Europe, I may add) that we have been robbed.
If it wasn?t for those 2 howlers we would have 4th spot sewn up by now!
13 Posted 04/02/2008 at 10:38:42
14 Posted 04/02/2008 at 10:37:01
15 Posted 04/02/2008 at 11:28:19
Blatant deliberate handball by Belletti inside the box - no penalty. Anelka - 5 yards "inactive" offside and then scores - goal given;
?Sky4? darlings are not favoured only by The Media but also from the referees. I am still mad about Saturday and the way we were robbed
16 Posted 04/02/2008 at 12:37:39
Other good points made, are about refs not speaking to the media. Managers and players do every week. People would have so much more respect for them if they came out, explained themselves and aplogised. But they don?t. Cowards
We expect a few mistakes, but some of them are so bad and they happen so frequently. It just makes everyone feel so frustrated!! This could cost us
As for Riley, he deserves any stick anyone throws at him; they?re all knobs!! Here?s hoping we get someone who knows what they?re doing on Sat!
17 Posted 04/02/2008 at 12:37:50
Notice that the Sky 4 have got 10 more points than they should have
18 Posted 04/02/2008 at 13:33:47
No points for guessing who are the big winners
19 Posted 04/02/2008 at 13:34:13
Personally I don’t agree with silly bookings for things like his deliberate handball but it the FA that comes up with these rules and those rules state that deliberate handball should be a booking.
Dunn went on to clear Jagielka’s effort of the line!
20 Posted 04/02/2008 at 13:35:55
I don?t buy the line that things even out over a season, there?s a more serious issue regarding the fallability of officials and football needs to come up with a solution, given how much is at stake financially. In the meantime, moaning gets us nowhere and simply reinforces the ?bitters? view, we should make sure these miscarraiges galvanises players, supporters and management to come back stronger. We shall prevail.
21 Posted 04/02/2008 at 13:49:13
22 Posted 04/02/2008 at 14:27:36
23 Posted 04/02/2008 at 17:46:07
But was this injustice deemed a story on sky or bbc?? No, cos we are unfashionable and our players dont chase referees 50 yards to get in thier face or our manager is not spitting venom from the touchline. We just get on with it, well screw that from now on, I want that mentality from the players & club where if we dont get a decision we should piss & moan about it till we get one (probably) that we dont deserve a la Man U/Liverpool/Arsenal/Chelsea who are all part of the Sky4.......I’m not shouting conspiracy, it more transparent than that. Its plain old poor refereeing & the assistant should never be involved again as he doesnt know the ONE rule he is there to uphold.
Fucking shite, again. Its hard enough trying to break this shitty monolpoly that these bastards have imposed on our fucking game but without an even playing field what chance do we have.
Would that goal of stood at Anfield, Old Trafford, Emirates or even johnny come latelys home stamford shithole bridge?? You know it would.
Can the person corresponding with Keith Hackett tell him to stop fucking patronising us & DO SOMETHING to improve the standards of the officials & the law they are meant to uphold on the pitch, the stupid old cunt.
24 Posted 04/02/2008 at 18:40:43
Otherwise, we’d all be out of work next week, having been the subject of whinging when we made a mistake in the work place.
Just imagine, if there was an adjudicating panel on us;
"Billy the plumber should be sacked - that dripping tap STILL isn’t fixed. Everyone could see its the washer"
"Silly mare sent the invoice to the wrong fax number. I hope she isnt going to be doing that job for the next 3 weeks"
I think people need to lighten up. Mistakes happen. Only complain if you are completely 100% perfect, and never make a mistake. And in that case, you’d be a liar.
Imagine how you would feel if the referee in question decided to complain to your employer that you spend too much time posting on a fan site... ;)
"I am sick to the back teeth of you getting the direc
25 Posted 04/02/2008 at 18:56:57
It seems that EU refs have to sit an exam/technical assessement each year to ensure they are up to speed on the laws of the game and are making the right decisions.
Guess which country doesn’t have such thing?!!
26 Posted 04/02/2008 at 20:08:54
27 Posted 04/02/2008 at 20:02:57
28 Posted 04/02/2008 at 21:16:46
But now there is undoubtedly a gut wrenching bias against Everton and any
decent side outside the supposed big four.
Yes it was a goal and yes it was a penalty and by my reckoning thats at least 3 points lost to incompetent cheating officials(including the Liverpool debacle.
The sooner we get a fourth official in the video room like cricket, the better.
Still there will be no excuses if we don’t beat Reading on Saturday.
Up the Toffees!
Phil: Barry, South Wales
29 Posted 04/02/2008 at 22:49:08
In Mark Hughes’s post match interview he said the Referre was poor all afternoon but one decision he did get correct was the disallowed goal!!! To me, this kind of response is just as unhelpful for the game and managers and clubs need to unite to put pressure on the FA to come up with a solution to the current offside rule problem.
30 Posted 05/02/2008 at 00:39:17
Although I would avoid getting a load of norwegian refs as we all know who they would favour!
In all seriousness though we do need to criticise them a bit more to put pressure on them! I remember a certain Manager (think it was Jewell or Souness) saying they didnt care about slagging the referee off because they could afford any fine the FA imposed!
The one time Moyesey actually went for it against a ref was Clattenburg and we seem to have been rewarded by this as I dont think he’s reffed another of our games since which is strange. Surely the FA have took notice!
We need to do the same with Wiley now! This Ref is another that seems to have an agenda against Everton! He should have sent Paul Scholes off against Utd early in the season but decided not to and now this! He was also the same referee that told his Linesman to "keep an eye" on Duncan Ferguson when he came on as a sub one game! This was actually on TV and even Andy Gray had something to say about it!
It’s almost a guarantee we’ll get Clattenburg or this joker refereeing the Derby which could decide 4th place one way or the other!
31 Posted 05/02/2008 at 17:49:49
First off, its not a mistake that the referee’s assistant made on sat. It was a bad decision, he has looked at it, seeing what we saw & has disallowed it. That is a bad decision not a mistake you patronising tosser
32 Posted 05/02/2008 at 20:23:47