Browsing Referee controversy

Referee Dieter Van Esch With the Worst Decision of the Season

Posted on 2 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

It’s hard to believe how blind a refereeing crew can be, even when there’s no real need for a replay back at home to see what actually happened. In a match between Royal Antwerp and Geel (Belgian second division) referee Dieter Van Esch managed to completely blow a situation in which a dive by Marijn Steurs of Geel, which happened outside the box, turned into a penalty kick despite the non-foul. More

How Does Howard Webb Sleep at Night?

Posted on 7 Feb, 2012, by in Soccer

Howard Webb keeps messing up, and it keeps happening in favor of Manchester United. Alex Ferguson immediately went out on the attack, complaining the linesman screwed Manchester United in their 3-3 draw again Chelsea, but it was a poor attempt at deflecting the usual post-match criticism of the, currently, worst referee in the Premier League. More

Howard Webb’s Worst Decision Ever

Posted on 26 Dec, 2011, by in Soccer

Some calls are questionable, others controversial. What Howard Webb did in the Sunderland – Everton Match on Boxing day was a disgrace to himself and profession of soccer referees. Leon Osman did go down, but no one touched him. Even the Opposing manager, who benefited from the call, David Moyes, said it was a poor decision. More

It Happens to Women Too…

Posted on 22 Jul, 2010, by in Soccer

Germany enjoy another 4-1, this time over France, in the U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany. Remind you of something? France’s Lea Rubio sent a shot flying at the German goal, hitting the cross bar and bouncing across the goal line – should be a goal. Again, it was not counted. Deja Vu? More

2010 World Cup Diary – Day 17

Posted on 27 Jun, 2010, by in Soccer

Germany and Argentina advanced with some impressive displays but leave Mexico and England with bitter taste in their mouths after two huge mistakes by the referees, not seeing a Lampard goal and not seeing an offside when Tevez scored – Plus all the goals and best pics from today’s action. More

Justice Done? Depends Who’s Looking. Barca Qualify With Away Goal

Posted on 6 May, 2009, by in Soccer

Two Amazing goals… One huge controversy… The Final Everyone, or almost everyone who’s not a Chelsea fan wanted… Are the heads of European Football happy with the outcome of this one? I’m not so sure… More