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Who's To Blame?

An offside goal on Sunday, two penalty claims on Wednesday and we are out of two cups!

Yet the responsibility lies with the Arsenal management and it`s playing staff. WHY?

A Ref makes a bad decision and loses a team a game of football, which results in lost revenue, yet they can walk away without any real flack? Is this fair today? Had Arsenal had been given the penalty, we might of scored and gone onto win the game and then a home tie to Man City, more revenue and bonuses etc etc. Yet because Mr 3 Card Poll decided either claim was not a penalty when replays show how clear they were, we lose out and the Ref gets off scott free.

Now I know that they are only human, and mistakes happen, but it just seems in today`s game that more and more is at stake financially and the costs involved to losing out to poor decisions are worse today than when England scored against West Germany in 66.

Is Video replays needed? Do we need the Ref's to take more responsibility? Should we have games relayed or should the Ref's interviewed after the games? Should there be a public table of just how good or bad the Ref`s are.

If you worked for a company, how many bad errors would that company let you make before they sacked you? As a Ref you have cost someone the honour of winning something and also cost them money by your mistake.

It is time Referees are held more responsible for their careless actions.

PUREGOLD



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Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Friday March 2 2007
Time: 5:39PM

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For starters Poll should be made to pass a fitness test, and asked to answer the tricky question WHY this game is called FOOTball and not UPPERBODYball. Then they should fine him heftily for his ineptness, and make him referee a few months in League Two. Repercussions on a fellow colleague would scare the other refs $hitless, and than guess what? THEY will be asking for video technology to be introduced.
G4L
02/03/2007 17:45:00
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I don't agree with video technology.I do agree with microchip technology, easier.I do believe referees should be interviewed after the match.Why don't they have to give explanations?
k_chelski
02/03/2007 17:49:00
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set up a league table, similar to goal difference with a good call bad call ratio - the bottom 3 only get to ref championship games, the top 3 move up and so on
bootoo
02/03/2007 18:11:00
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It will never happen. Referee's feel like they can play god on the football pitch, however you have to lay some blame with the fans for not supporting each other. If all clubs & fans came together to make the FA show some transparency for their decisions then the powers that be would have to listen. I hate the spuds as much as any gooner but nobody can deny they were hard done by over the robbie keane red card on sunday. That decision could have affected our season, had bolton been able to get back in the game & maybe even win it they would have gone above us, all due to Poll. How many bad decisions does one man have to make before action is taken. The mere fact he issued 3 yellow cards to one player at the world cup is sheer incompetence, if a team played an ineligible player in a league or cup match (which did happen this season) then they can be thrown out the competition & they was. However a ref can make a very basic error like that & nothing happens.
Ashburton Gooner
02/03/2007 18:37:00
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K_chelski, I agree with you. They should be wearing recording equipment & should have to give an explanation to a player for any serious decision. That way it would stop any accusations of lies or bias. Webb refused to give Adebayor a reason on sunday, he simple told him to go away, which inflamed the situation & caused Ade to lose it. If he had recording equipment on we would all know now for certain what the reason was for Ade's red card, & the refs & linesman would not be able to get together at the end of the match & put a story together to cover themselves, because it would already be logged. This situation where a ref makes a decision without giving a reason is becoming more & more frequent.
Ashburton Gooner
02/03/2007 18:43:00
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I agree AG. After every booking, red card or major incident the reason behind the decision should be logged 'real time' whether that be through a microphone or via some form of wireless technology. It stops the obvious carve ups (sunday) and made up excuses (Poll on wednesday). Adebayor is looking at a 6 game ban, Dan Smith got a yellow card for breaking and dislocating Abou Diabys ankle, the system is wrong and i hope Wenger succeeds in his one man mission to kick the FA into the year 2007.
iceman10
02/03/2007 19:21:00
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Yup AG, and with microchips on the players boots, and on the ball, you can determine wether the ball realy crossed the goal line.if the player was offside or not, if there was intense contact with players, if the player is diving.I don't know why they refuse to use all of this available technology.
k_chelski
02/03/2007 19:58:00
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k_chelski, because they are lazy. They won't do anything until Murdoch tells them. The media don't want it because it takes controversy away from them and they can't blow up nothing events like Sunday to get more subscription money.
Little Dutch
02/03/2007 21:09:00
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How many matches are decided on poor decisions, I wonder if there is a statto who can enlighten us.
col8
02/03/2007 22:38:00
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Take the F.A. to court keep going to the appeals court and produce the evidence for all to see. It is not fair it is not justice it needs taking apart and putting back properly. Refs and Linesmen should be mic'd up the comments available for all to hear. Diving red carded when in the penalty area, players surrounding the ref yellow carded and the ball moved 5 meters forward. This is not brain surgery it must happen otherwise what’s the point of following and watching the game.
alwaysgunner
02/03/2007 23:05:00
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