This is part of my post on 2 March, VAR the Truth:
'In 2011, Atkinson sends Rodwell off for a perfect tackle on Suarez. Not only is there no action taken against Suarez, the prick Atkinson has been allowed to referee 4 more derby games since which have been littered with dodgy decisions.
You would think, after all the Clattenburg injustice, Poll injustice, or as far back as that other corrupt prick, Clive Thomas, the club would have something to say.
With Moss, the villain of yesterday with the red-card trigger happy Manchester born Kavanagh, Atkinson and others knocking about the club should be doing everything they can to ensure we have an impartial ref for the Goodison derby. But no doubt they will say nothing.
The FA have been taking the piss out of Everton for years and the club have allowed it.
And here we go again: Atkinson is announced as referee for the Goodison derby onf Monday. Out of all the refs the FA could select, and after the Man Utd fiasco, it's that biased twat yet again.
No conspiracy? ... My arse!
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1 Posted 10/03/2020 at 07:14:54
We haven't properly competed in derby matches since the 1990s; we never feared them or showed them any respect back then, we used to just revel in embarrassing them home and away.
This team hasn't got the guts or willpower; sure enough, one of our players will start doing stupid over-the-top tackles when we are 2-0 or 3-0 down and get sent off, that's the sum total of us in derbies usually.
2 Posted 10/03/2020 at 12:57:33
The headline says: "Derby referee has recent history with Liverpool" – and then gave us the name of the man, who has never given Everton anything since he started referring way too many years ago.
Martin Atkinson, Martin fucking Atkinson... but don't worry folks, he's got recent history with the Reds!
3 Posted 10/03/2020 at 13:15:38
4 Posted 10/03/2020 at 13:53:42
5 Posted 10/03/2020 at 14:54:51
Don't let anyone be kidded by Atkinson's recent history with Liverpool, because they've had this planned for ages!
6 Posted 10/03/2020 at 15:00:11
7 Posted 10/03/2020 at 15:11:12
8 Posted 10/03/2020 at 18:47:16
9 Posted 10/03/2020 at 19:11:29
10 Posted 11/03/2020 at 09:04:33
11 Posted 11/03/2020 at 17:22:02
12 Posted 11/03/2020 at 20:03:02
13 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:18:07
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15 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:31:58
Lets hope Everton dont standby and lie down like on Sunday.
16 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:37:46
17 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:39:02
18 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:40:09
19 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:41:56
20 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:42:40
21 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:42:47
“Bottom corner virus” – you've got to smile, haven't yer!
22 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:43:35
23 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:44:10
24 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:57:24
25 Posted 11/03/2020 at 23:11:27
26 Posted 11/03/2020 at 00:11:54
27 Posted 12/03/2020 at 01:22:13
He did not fall for the dives for penalties or free kicks our neighbours tried to get, or the intimidation from the crowd.
How I wish we could for once have a ref like him, going into a Merseyside derby.
28 Posted 12/03/2020 at 03:04:28
Keep up the great work Jim Wilson, keep shouting the real message and the real truth, only the thick, deluded and naive cannot see the big picture and what is and has been going on.
The only three songs that should be sung at Goodison should be:
'How much have they paid you, Mister Atkinson?'
'Bent Referee, Bent Referee, Bent Referee, Bent Referee'
'The Referee's a Red, The Referee's a Red, e I adio...'
29 Posted 12/03/2020 at 11:43:23
Noticeable for me was, that when Atletico went forward they went quickly and occupied the empty space in between the pressing full-back and the center-backs.
Because Liverpool press so high, there's plenty of space in behind; once the opposition get the ball (not easy). But every time Atletico went forward with purpose, they looked a threat.
Something for our coaches to be looking at.
30 Posted 12/03/2020 at 12:09:04
Not that the 'bours should have won by 3-4 goals, but how well Atletico Madrid exploited their back line.
The Spaniards did so in the opening 2 minutes and - yes - they were under the cosh for most of the game, but when they got on the ball, there were numerous times a runner between the lines was played in with a ball in behind Liverpool's backline.
We have the players who can do likewise. Whether they can pull it off is another question, but it was clearly something Atletico Madrid planned for and targeted.
31 Posted 12/03/2020 at 12:22:16
The reasons Liverpool lost were bad finishing, an outstanding goalkeeper, clinical finishing from Madrid and most of all, shit defending. They have had things go their way far too often this season so it is about time it went the other way.
32 Posted 12/03/2020 at 12:26:07
33 Posted 12/03/2020 at 12:30:38
Get after these for once, take your chances and cut out the defensive errors.
Impose yourselves, Everton.
34 Posted 13/03/2020 at 09:18:44
Surprisingly Atkinson isn't in there, but I guess it takes all games into account and not just derbies.
35 Posted 16/03/2020 at 16:24:08
That is only on this season, so Id love to see a longer list, and would be surprised if there has been much difference over the last 20 years!
How many times have we had Atkinson this season, because we would be in both lists if hed refereed us more than once this season!
36 Posted 16/03/2020 at 16:46:29
Atkinson is there, and one of the teams he punishes the most is the other lot.
37 Posted 17/03/2020 at 18:30:05
The next highest "most penalised" score is 3 which 4 teams have, 7 teams have 2, another 7 have 1. This is a very abnormal distribution, and you would have to be something like Leeds of the 70s or have players like Souness, Case, Yeats, Ruddock or Gerrard (not that they ever seemed to get much attention) and even with my bluest glasses on I don't think anyone regards Everton as a dirty or even "hard" team.
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