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Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Great100000: 9:56pm On Aug 01
Chelsea did not lose the FA Cup because of abysmal refereeing. But they never had a chance to win it for the very same reason.

Chelsea knows the pain of a bad referee more than most. Tom Henning Ovrebo’s name is infamous in Blues lore. That game, not just a disgrace because Didier Drogba said so, is burned into the minds of many.

But Ovrebo is just one ref. Anthony Taylor is another. Allegedly. That was the name of the person who was allowed to officiate the FA Cup final against Arsenal at least. One would assume that he is fully qualified to perform the role. Of course, one would assume that about all of England’s referee’s but time and time again they raise doubts.

Back in 2018, when England, one of the world’s leaders in the sport, had zero referees invited to the World Cup, that should have been a warning sign. It was not. If anything, the Football Association looked inward and said “nope, everyone else must be wrong”. The standard, whatever that was before, has only gotten worse since. The inclusion of VAR only made it worse despite literally every other league and footballing pyramid figuring out how to at least make it passable.

Returning to the FA Cup, Mateo Kovacic was the early victim. Could his tackle have been a yellow? Sure, but the same can be said about Granit Xhaka’s against him. Both were reckless. If one got yellow, they both should have.

Kovacic’s victimization was completed when it was his foot brought under Xhaka’s later in the match. Who got the yellow (and thus the red card)? Why, Kovacic of course.

Oh, and apparently keepers can catch the ball outside the box now. As Emiliano Martinez came rushing out of the box to make a claim, it was clear that he was outside the box. Taylor waved it off. VAR was not consulted. Nothing was done at all. The rules apparently do not matter anymore.

The penalty could have gone either way but it is hard to deny that it was soft. The contact started outside the box and as soon as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang felt any contact inside the box, he dropped. Cesar Azpilicueta should have got his hands away but there was no pulling or holding. Taylor and VAR “reviewed” it and decided it should be a penalty.

They did not decide the same about dozens of other incidents by Arsenal players against Chelsea players. If only the Blues were so lucky. Chelsea had nine fouls at half time to Arsenal’s zero. The match ended at two and 14 fouls. It is nearly impossible to play over 100 minutes of football (thanks added time) and have just two fouls.

This has all been present all season. Ask Bournemouth how they feel about VAR looking back over the course of the season. Or Manchester United’s copious amounts of penalties given. Look at all the dubious calls throughout the season. Every sport and match has bad calls, but it has become the norm in England. The game becomes less about the two teams playing and more about who the ref fancies on the day. It is his show and everyone else is just invited.

Chelsea did not play well enough to win the FA Cup. This is not in denial of that. But in the FA Cup final, one of the most prestigious trophies in the world even if its luster has faded, is refereed like this? If the season of the best league in the world is refed like this? Something has to change. Because this cannot be acceptable.

https://theprideoflondon.com/2020/08/01/chelsea-arsenal-recurring-shame-english-refereeing/

Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Mintum: 9:58pm On Aug 01
The referee was a disgrace

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Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Great100000: 9:59pm On Aug 01
Mintum:
The referee was a disgrace
One of the worst Officiating ever
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by olaric(m): 10:03pm On Aug 01
Only the last paragraph made some sense; the others before it are just thrash apparently from a Chelsea FC fan. The link gave the OP away as a Chelsea FC fan, so no surprise because a sore loser is sighted.

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Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Nbotee: 10:04pm On Aug 01
Cry me a River, ooooo
Cry me a River ......

Sore Losers... I guess d Ref also injured Pulisic and Azpilicueta...

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Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Realadey(m): 10:07pm On Aug 01
Make una manage am like that,na so una dey take advantage over other teams sometimes
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Great100000: 10:08pm On Aug 01
olaric:
Only the last paragraph made some sense; the others before it are just thrash apparently from a Chelsea FC fan. The link gave the OP away as a Chelsea FC fan, so no surprise because a sore loser is sighted.
Sir, no need to abuse. read the article very well Sir, if you watch the Match you will see that officiating was very very poor and like i said Chelsea did not play well enough to win the FA Cup but the Officiating was very very poor and even one of the Retired Referee (check this link: https://www.caughtoffside.com/2020/08/01/dismissal-of-the-chelsea-player-was-wrong-keith-hackett-slates-ref-performance-in-arsenal-v-chelsea-game/) just made some comment about the officiating and he said he was so disappointed in Anthony Taylor Decisions. Yes Arsenal Won And Congratulation to them but we must also talk about the Officiating also, if it favour Chelsea i will say it also.

When We Played Against Ajax at Stamford Bridge at this Season Champions League which ended 4-4, i told people that the Ref favoured Chelsea in that Match with some of his decisions.

Thanks.
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by BlackSpanner: 10:10pm On Aug 01
Op!!! Cry me a river. You can't win all the time

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Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Great100000: 10:12pm On Aug 01
Realadey:
Make una manage am like that,na so una dey take advantage over other teams sometimes
Thanks, that is what am trying to say Sir and you got my message. Congrats to Arsenal and Mikel Arteta

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Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Great100000: 10:13pm On Aug 01
BlackSpanner:
Op!!! Cry me a river. You can't win all the time
I know Sir, am just saying the fact, the best team won the match and Congrats to Arsenal and Mikel Arteta.
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by haiti007(m): 10:25pm On Aug 01
The op would have kept cool if he was an Arsenal fan.
But this is football, it goes either way. What you should be worried about is your injured players and not by gone.

Besides, similar happened against Arsenal in the Europa cup final.
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Great100000: 10:36pm On Aug 01
haiti007:
The op would have kept cool if he was an Arsenal fan.
But this is football, it goes either way. What you should be worried about is your injured players and not by gone.

Besides, similar happened against Arsenal in the Europa cup final.
No Sir i wont, am not the kind of person, it favoured Chelsea this season against Ajax and its against them now, so am just saying Sir that the Officiating was very very poor.
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Kallmerb: 10:55pm On Aug 01
Lol Chelshit fans always lamenting...now's it's ref fault you lost lol..thank God it was 2-1 already
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by haiti007(m): 11:31pm On Aug 01
Great100000:
No Sir i wont, am not the kind of person, it favoured Chelsea this season against Ajax and its against them now, so am just saying Sir that the Officiating was very very poor.
I understand, it's football
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Samunique(m): 11:54pm On Aug 01
This one weak me heh !!!

How can I tell my kids Kovakic was red-carded for something like this

undecided

Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by mooojy: 3:49am On Aug 02
Samunique:
This one weak me heh !!!

How can I tell my kids Kovakic was red-carded for something like this

undecided
He was not red carded for this but yellow carded. He got two yellow cards that resulted to red.
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by Vicky99(f): 8:03am On Aug 02
Chelsea and lamentation.
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by NewDelhi(m): 8:31am On Aug 02
Great100000:
Chelsea did not lose the FA Cup because of abysmal refereeing. But they never had a chance to win it for the very same reason.

Chelsea knows the pain of a bad referee more than most. Tom Henning Ovrebo’s name is infamous in Blues lore. That game, not just a disgrace because Didier Drogba said so, is burned into the minds of many.

But Ovrebo is just one ref. Anthony Taylor is another. Allegedly. That was the name of the person who was allowed to officiate the FA Cup final against Arsenal at least. One would assume that he is fully qualified to perform the role. Of course, one would assume that about all of England’s referee’s but time and time again they raise doubts.

Back in 2018, when England, one of the world’s leaders in the sport, had zero referees invited to the World Cup, that should have been a warning sign. It was not. If anything, the Football Association looked inward and said “nope, everyone else must be wrong”. The standard, whatever that was before, has only gotten worse since. The inclusion of VAR only made it worse despite literally every other league and footballing pyramid figuring out how to at least make it passable.

Returning to the FA Cup, Mateo Kovacic was the early victim. Could his tackle have been a yellow? Sure, but the same can be said about Granit Xhaka’s against him. Both were reckless. If one got yellow, they both should have.

Kovacic’s victimization was completed when it was his foot brought under Xhaka’s later in the match. Who got the yellow (and thus the red card)? Why, Kovacic of course.

Oh, and apparently keepers can catch the ball outside the box now. As Emiliano Martinez came rushing out of the box to make a claim, it was clear that he was outside the box. Taylor waved it off. VAR was not consulted. Nothing was done at all. The rules apparently do not matter anymore.

The penalty could have gone either way but it is hard to deny that it was soft. The contact started outside the box and as soon as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang felt any contact inside the box, he dropped. Cesar Azpilicueta should have got his hands away but there was no pulling or holding. Taylor and VAR “reviewed” it and decided it should be a penalty.

They did not decide the same about dozens of other incidents by Arsenal players against Chelsea players. If only the Blues were so lucky. Chelsea had nine fouls at half time to Arsenal’s zero. The match ended at two and 14 fouls. It is nearly impossible to play over 100 minutes of football (thanks added time) and have just two fouls.

This has all been present all season. Ask Bournemouth how they feel about VAR looking back over the course of the season. Or Manchester United’s copious amounts of penalties given. Look at all the dubious calls throughout the season. Every sport and match has bad calls, but it has become the norm in England. The game becomes less about the two teams playing and more about who the ref fancies on the day. It is his show and everyone else is just invited.

Chelsea did not play well enough to win the FA Cup. This is not in denial of that. But in the FA Cup final, one of the most prestigious trophies in the world even if its luster has faded, is refereed like this? If the season of the best league in the world is refed like this? Something has to change. Because this cannot be acceptable.

https://theprideoflondon.com/2020/08/01/chelsea-arsenal-recurring-shame-english-refereeing/
At a point , even the commentators said no disrespect to Taylor but there were more senior referees more suitable for this job.
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by festacman(m): 8:52am On Aug 02
The only way the referee could have been the best in the world is if Chelsea FC won. Hahahahaa!
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by paulolee(m): 9:30am On Aug 02
nice..
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by MorataFC: 12:59pm On Aug 02
Hmmmm, I won't say a word
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by MorataFC: 1:01pm On Aug 02
mooojy:

He was not red carded for this but yellow carded. He got two yellow cards that resulted to red.
So a player deserves yellow card for tackle received?

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Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by mooojy: 1:36pm On Aug 02
MorataFC:
So a player deserves yellow card for tackle received?
Don't try to change the narrative, the person I quoted said he got red card for the tackle and I said NO, it was yellow card.
So don't jump on my mention to spin the contents.
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by mooojy: 5:35pm On Aug 02
Sweetveek
Happy New Month
Would have called you since but no card now but will do that 2moro.
Things remain the same from this side. Hope you saw my earlier mention yesterday.
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by sweetveek(m): 9:47pm On Aug 02
mooojy:
Sweetveek
Happy New Month
Would have called you since but no card now but will do that 2moro.
Things remain the same from this side. Hope you saw my earlier mention yesterday.
same here..still trying to recover from the 1xb.e.t issue o.. lets just hope they release your account first
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by mooojy: 11:55am On Aug 07
sweetveek:
same here..still trying to recover from the 1xb.e.t issue o.. lets just hope they release your account first


Manchester United - Roma
Total: Under 3.5 1.795 (FIFA 20 Europa)
Colorado Avalanche - Boston
Bruins (Esport Ice hockey NHL20smiley
Total: Under 4.5 1.6
Eibar - Granada
Total: Under 4.5 1.416 (Fifa20 Spain Champion)

All under live
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by sweetveek(m): 11:57am On Aug 07
mooojy:



Manchester United - Roma
Total: Under 3.5 1.795 (FIFA 20 Europa)
Colorado Avalanche - Boston
Bruins (Esport Ice hockey NHL20smiley
Total: Under 4.5 1.6
Eibar - Granada
Total: Under 4.5 1.416 (Fifa20 Spain Champion)
alrighty
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by mooojy: 12:04pm On Aug 07
sweetveek:
alrighty
Seems Colorado avalanche has started, you can take the next game: Pitburg Penguin Under 4.5 @ 1.43
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by sweetveek(m): 12:05pm On Aug 07
mooojy:

Seems Colorado avalanche has started, you can take the next game: Pitburg Penguin Under 4.5 @ 1.43
i cant even find the games self...ive seen only roma and united
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by sweetveek(m): 12:15pm On Aug 07
mooojy:

Seems Colorado avalanche has started, you can take the next game: Pitburg Penguin Under 4.5 @ 1.43
can't find tgis game

Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by mooojy: 12:17pm On Aug 07
sweetveek:
can't find tgis game
Nooo not esport It's written as esport Ice hockey on its own not under esport
Re: Chelsea, Arsenal, And The Recurring Shame Of English Refereeing by sweetveek(m): 12:20pm On Aug 07
mooojy:

Nooo not esport
It's written as esport Ice hockey on its own not under esport
done tnkx

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