🎙ToffeeWeb Podcast: “Holding Out for a Hero”

Wednesday, 27 April, 2022 3comments  |  Jump to last

Adam, Paul and Lyndon look back at the derby and its infuriating refereeing injustices, chat about the upcoming game vs Chelsea and select a player from Everton's past they would want in the side right now for the run-in.

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Ben King
1 Posted 27/04/2022 at 15:51:04
Super pod as ever - thank you gents

The refereeing IS infuriating. It’s either

1) Corrupt - supports the big clubs to remain where they are (at the top) to enhance the brand


2) it’s Inept - the decisions appear completely arbitrary.

Mane raises his hand and it’s a yellow card; Richarlison goes head to head v Bournemouth (not a head butt) and it’s a red card.

John Joe Shelvey can chop down Gordon for a yellow whilst Allan gets a red on ASM for grazing him.

Gordon gets tripped in the area: nothing. Michael Keane steps on Bournemouth player (similar to Matip on Gordon) and it’s a pen.

The rules and the application of them are arbitrary AT BEST.

I would support Everton taking legal action against the PGMOL - these non decisions are costing us week in week out (Rondon held against Brentford: nothing; Jota held against Watford and it’s a pen). Is it an offence or not?

We should by now be able to look at incidents and KNOW whether they merit a foul, a card, penalty etc and largely agree (at least 80%) because there should be uniform rules applied consistently.

The current situation is that you can watch 2 similar matches with similar incidents and the ref disproportionately impacts them for no explicable reason.

PGMOL need to be accountable and need to apply standardised rules across the board consistently. They have VAR now so there’s no excuse

Given all that then, then it would appear that football IS corrupt in favour of brand building

(As an aside, how is that that no footballers are EVER found guilty of taking performance enhancing drugs? Are we really to believe it only goes on in athletics and cycling despite the huge fortunes in football…..not ONE footballer takes drugs in the EPL???)

Jack Convery
2 Posted 27/04/2022 at 16:46:02
Great pod with great points made about the lousiness of the SKY EPL Show.

Remember Sherlock Holmes - he once said - I don't believe in coincidences.

Moshiri's statement following the Big 6 (aka shits ) announcing the Euro Super League in April 2021, almost certainly to be a SKY Product in my opinion. His statement was Damning and scathing of them and absolutely bang on the money. They didn't like it upem did they ? I would imagine they were livid. Who are this little club telling us what we can and can't do ? Don't they realise it's all about the money and f*ck the fans !

I would say that since then there has been an agenda against EFC. The City and LFC non penalty decisions are nothing else but corrupt. Nothing else makes sense. The Big 6 would like nothing better then to see EFC relegated, particularly the RS, as they would love nothing better than, Merseyside to become a one team region. Burnley and Leeds are not a threat at present, A club with the potential and a state of the art Iconic new Stadium to significantly boost revenue is a real threat.( and yes, I realise, we would need a total sea change to release that potential ). It could be done.

Stuart Attwell will be taken off the EPL Refs list at the end of the season. No way should he have been given the Derby last Sunday or maybe that was why he was given the job. Afterall he's never done us any favours as he - Allan sending off for instance.

If we are relegated I fully expect a witch hunt to have points deducted from us before a ball is kicked. They won't want us back any time soon. Good Luck EFC I expect you will need it.

Coincidences ? I don't believe in them.

Paul Smith
3 Posted 27/04/2022 at 18:42:58
Poor pod this week. We're not victims, we got what we deserved. No corners, no shots on target, the worst possession stats ever for any team in the Premier league and players diving. Lyndon called it better. Allan 2 touches, let that sink in.

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