Browsing Phil Dowd

Jose Mourinho, a Specialist in Whining & Blaming Referees For His Own Failures

Posted on 1 Jan, 2015, by in Soccer

How do you know Jose Mourinho is feeling the pressure? Chelsea losing has something to do with it, but when he starts complaining about the officials, this time Phil Dowd, and conjures conspiracy theories against his own team, you know it’s not so comfortable on the manager’s seat. More

Soccer Needs Video Technology – Kevin Mirallas and Wayne Rooney as Proof

Posted on 25 Nov, 2013, by in Featured, Soccer

Referees are human beings, and even five of them on one football pitch can’t see anything. Of course, some of them are actually terrible at their job, but get to keep it through the wrongdoings of FA’s and FIFA. Kevin Mirallas nearly ripping Luis Suarez to pieces and Wayne Rooney kicking violently at Jordon Mutch serve as another example of how the sport needs intervention involving video, replays and cameras. More

Premier League Referees Still Don’t Know What an Offside is (Arsenal vs Manchester United)

Posted on 28 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

In the end, it didn’t really matter. Manchester United equalized through Robin van Persie, but there wouldn’t have been a need for that if the opening Arsenal goal, scored by Theo Walcott, in a clear and blatant offside position, would have been disallowed, which was what Phil Dowd should have done. More