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Swansea vs Hull

Martin Atkinson Helps Swansea & Chico Flores Cheat

Posted on 10 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

Flowers? Hallmark thank you card? Money? Swansea need to be very thankful that Martin Atkinson was the referee in their 1-1 draw against Hull City, saving them from a loss by allowing Chico Flores to score with his hand, and not seeing another handball, this time by Dwight Tiendalli, stopping an Alex Bruce header which should have given the Tigers a penalty kick. More

Ashley Young Dive

Premier League Referees At Their Absolute Worst

Posted on 15 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Two figures; Jonathan Moss and Martin Atkinson stand out as the worst of the bunch in another terrible day for refereeing in the Premier League, with the former allowing Manchester United a breezy win against Crystal Palace with an invented penalty kick and red card, while the latter made mistakes on both sides in the Arsenal – Sunderland match. More

Chelsea Humiliate Tottenham; Goal Line Technology Was Needed Again

Posted on 15 Apr, 2012, by in Soccer

Chelsea did crush Tottenham 5-1, so there’s no doubt about who was the better team in the London fight to see who gets to meet Liverpool in the FA Cup Final. But English football this season is filled with refereeing controverseyes, and the FA Cup Semi Final couldn’t be any different. This time? A phantom goal by Chelsea, which could have been denied if only we’d have goal line technology. More

English Premier League Referees at an All-Time Low

Posted on 9 Apr, 2012, by in Soccer

Mario Balotelli should have been sent off for his disgusting challenge on Alex Song, although he did get what he deserved much later. Ashley Young was offside but won a penalty through an embarrassing dive against QPR while Branislav Ivanovic was simply offside when scored for Chelsea against Wigan. More