Atkinson – yet again!

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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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Jim Bennings
1 Posted 10/03/2020 at 07:14:54
Liverpool will have a field day against our defence, just like they did in December; anyone thinking otherwise needs to take off the comic 3D glasses.

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.

Tony Abrahams
2 Posted 10/03/2020 at 12:57:33
For anyone not from Liverpool, who has heard people going on about the Red Echo, this is a perfect example of why loads of Evertonians refuse to buy it anymore.

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!

Tony Abrahams
3 Posted 10/03/2020 at 13:15:38
They have now put another one up saying Blues won’t like the ref, but surely Mr Atkinson has got to be kind to us just once in his long and distinguished career!
Patrick McFarlane
4 Posted 10/03/2020 at 13:53:42
Tony I notice that Anthony Taylor is the VAR official for the derby, so no issues there then.
Tony Abrahams
5 Posted 10/03/2020 at 14:54:51
Anthony Taylor was the first ref to be over-ruled by the committee, when he said that he didn't believe Niasse dived. It's a conspiracy!

Don't let anyone be kidded by Atkinson's recent history with Liverpool, because they've had this planned for ages!

Jack Convery
6 Posted 10/03/2020 at 15:00:11
I see Martin Crapkinson is the ref for the derby - Fuck me!!!
Dave Abrahams
7 Posted 10/03/2020 at 15:11:12
Jack, it doesn’t get any better in the VAR room, Anthony Taylor is sitting there.
Nicholas Ryan
8 Posted 10/03/2020 at 18:47:16
Watford 3 Liverpool 0. Oh, Ye of little faith!!
Gordon Adie
9 Posted 10/03/2020 at 19:11:29
Jim, Liverpool have been off the boil for the last couple of months and are far from invincible at present. They are victims of their hard press, high octane style of play and I think that is the reason for their drop in form. They are well beatable Jim.
Stan Schofield
10 Posted 11/03/2020 at 09:04:33
Our main opposition isn't the referee or the opposing team, but ourselves. If we can stop pissing around and play more consistently, and stop the keystone cops errors in defence, we won't be worried about other factors that are beyond our control.
Mike Kehoe
11 Posted 11/03/2020 at 17:22:02
The thing to do is simply score a lot of goals and not concede any, that way the ref can be as awful as they like and it won't make a jot of difference.

You're welcome!

Andy Sommer
12 Posted 11/03/2020 at 20:03:02
I often wonder whether my view that we get a poor rub of the green with refs compared to other teams was down to my Everton bias but reading stuff like this makes me think again:

Every Premier League referee and the teams they penalise the most statistically

Derek Knox
13 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:18:07
David, spare a thought for our neighbours mate the poor things are currently losing to Atletico Madrid, I do feel sorry for them. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹
Mike Jones
14 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:20:20
Derek have you put the curse on. No one has spoken yet
Paul Birmingham
15 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:31:58
Well, a nice tonic and bonus tonight coming from our old ground.

Let’s hope Everton don’t standby and lie down like on Sunday.

Viva Atletico!

Mike Jones
16 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:37:46
You’re forgiven Derek!
Anthony Jones
17 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:39:02
Bitter blues, you bet!


Tony Hill
18 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:40:09
Plus, of course, a smattering of technique.
Derek Knox
19 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:41:56
Mike @ 18, I knew they were a spent force after Atletico scored, not once, not twice, but three times! :-)
Brian Williams
20 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:42:40
Who's gonna sign their petition in the morning to have Atletico thrown out of the competition for err, for err, for winning like?
Tony Abrahams
21 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:42:47
Michael Owen, is fuming, he's no doubt that Liverpool are the best team in Europe, must have lost a few quid, the absolute pony, he his coming out with.

β€œBottom corner virus” – you've got to smile, haven't yer!

Eddie Dunn
22 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:43:35
We should have a live forum...such a great night, then watching Owen trying to make out how marvellous they are. Rio must be laughing inside!
Kevin Molloy
23 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:44:10
if Liverpool have caught our shit goalie virus, I will never forgive myself.
Rob Halligan
24 Posted 11/03/2020 at 22:57:24
Brian, # 23, they will start a petition to have Atletico kicked out because they probably shouldn't have been here in the first place due to the coronavirus. Believe me, them bastards will do anything to overturn a result against them.


Derek Knox
25 Posted 11/03/2020 at 23:11:27
Let's hope this is the start of a long losing run, and Man City win it by one point at the season's end!
Dick Fearon
26 Posted 11/03/2020 at 00:11:54
Despite the result, if that other lot play half as good on Sunday as they did tonight and we perform anything like we did at Chelsea, I fear it will be a monumental slaughter. And God help us if Klopp puts out his youth side.
Brian Wilkinson
27 Posted 12/03/2020 at 01:22:13
In regards to the ref next Monday, and history of previous diabolical decisions, what a refreshing change to see that ref tonight in Liverpool's Champions League game.

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.

Graham Hammond
28 Posted 12/03/2020 at 03:04:28
Of course, it is not a coincidence that the 'referee' for the derby is one Martin Atkinson, how predictable and how corrupt, nothing changes, know your place.

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...'

Liam Reilly
29 Posted 12/03/2020 at 11:43:23
I dunno how Liverpool didn't win that game by 3 or 4 goals before extra time. The Atletico goalkeeper had a storming game and they missed a hatful of chances.

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.

Jay Wood

30 Posted 12/03/2020 at 12:09:04
I thought similar Liam.

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.

Mike Benjamin
31 Posted 12/03/2020 at 12:22:16
Klopp criticises Madrid for the way they played, defending deep and hitting them on the break. As with most Red Shites, he expects teams to open up, lie down and have their belly tickled, especially at Anfield.

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.

Patrick McFarlane
32 Posted 12/03/2020 at 12:26:07
Mike #31 Ungracious as ever is Herr Klopp. I've been in tears all morning, feeling very sorry that the 'Kings' didn't progress to their rightful place in the competition. Honestly there is more sympathy for the other lot when they lose on these pages than there is for Everton whenever we suffer a similar fate.
Chris Williams
33 Posted 12/03/2020 at 12:30:38
The illusion of invincibility only lasts until the first defeat. This is now 4 in a short space of time.

Get after these for once, take your chances and cut out the defensive errors.

Impose yourselves, Everton.

Kevin Prytherch
34 Posted 13/03/2020 at 09:18:44
Have a look at this and see how many refs punish Everton the most:

Every Premier League referee and the teams they penalise the most statistically

Surprisingly Atkinson isn't in there, but I guess it takes all games into account and not just derbies.

Tony Abrahams
35 Posted 16/03/2020 at 16:24:08
It’s a long time since I’ve seen Everton mentioned that much. In the top 3, for seven out of fourteen refs, for punishment, but not one referee has us in the top 3 for favourable decisions.

That is only on this season, so I’d 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 he’d refereed us more than once this season!

Brent Stephens
36 Posted 16/03/2020 at 16:46:29
Kevin #34 - and Liverpool one of the three least penalised by 5 of them.

Atkinson is there, and one of the teams he punishes the most is the other lot.

Charles Brewer
37 Posted 17/03/2020 at 18:30:05
The Everton score in that count is way out of line with everyone else. There are 7 'most penalised', 0 'least'.

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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