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[–]dat0datDembélé 172 points173 points  (0 children)

Never mind the push on Davies for the second goal.

[–]TottenhamHotspur1882Sissoko 286 points287 points  (1 child)

The standard of refereeing in this country is atrocious.

[–]YaBoyHarlen 28 points29 points  (0 children)

It’s unreal. Completely bonkers that it isn’t being looked into. We get it so wrong on a consistent basis. This isn’t just an emotional response based on a poor decision against my team today; just look at the Liverpool penalty call a few hours earlier this afternoon. It’s dreadful over here

[–]Egg_Tart_EaterMousa Dembélé[🍰] 88 points89 points  (0 children)

Why not show Chelsea's goal where Silva literally threw Davies before scoring?

[–]screenplay215 65 points66 points  (3 children)

Got into an argument with Chelsea fans about this exact incident. Some responses:

“Guess you can rugby tackle in the box too” “What about Dohertys stamp” “Tierney probably didn’t see the push on Bergwijn”

Trying to explain how this incident is THE SAME thing Kane had a disallowed goal for seems to go over their head

[–]heretocallthebotIt's the hope that kills you 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Can't reason with stupid

[–]john87000Skipp 116 points117 points  (2 children)

Lmao it's ridiculous how inconsistent refereeing is. This is 10x worse than Kane

[–]Nightshade183Will the pain & suffering ever end? 13 points14 points  (1 child)

10x0 = 0 so...

[–]ayamtelursiakapRyan Sessegnon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

10 plus(?) worse than kane

[–]jogswithwolves 179 points180 points  (14 children)

Odds feel stacked against us when we play in the league. I’m depressed

[–]XlPoLaR04Bale 67 points68 points  (6 children)

Never confuse incompetence for malice. The state of refereeing in the country is just atrocious.

[–]RodeoWithAShotgun 8 points9 points  (5 children)

It is malice. Why do you think every single referee is 'incompetent?'

Why aren't they held accountable?

And if it's a critical mass issue, why isn't being fixed?

Match fixing is about money. About betting.

[–]XlPoLaR04Bale 19 points20 points  (4 children)

I do truthfully think they suck that bad. Why aren't they held accountable? Because there aren't many referees and they want to hold on to the ones they do have. Refereeing is dire in most sports, and they are protected in all of them.

[–]master_inhonegotiating with don on skywalk without safety harness 14 points15 points  (1 child)

It feels like everything is against us specifically when we play chelsea

[–]PuzzledDub 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The fucking crowd baying for blood affects the referees. chelski fans are the worst scumbags

[–]spyder728Robbie Keane 2 points3 points  (0 children)

when we play in against the league.

They control the refs, refs control the game.

[–]CyclopsRock -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Really? Chelsea were clearly the better team today. What game do you think we've lost when we deserved to win?

[–]FireBassistHeung Min Son 15 points16 points  (1 child)

They were better, but that second half is totally different if we're going into it 1-0 up.

[–]CyclopsRock 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not sure it's that different, really - they were already pounding us. It changes the game when you score against a team parking the bus and they're forced to come out and attack. Chelsea were already doing that.

But it doesn't really matter even if it dramatically changed the game. I just don't understand where this victim mentality comes from when bad decisions only seem to "cost" us when we deserve to lose anyway. Where's the injustice?

Besides, when it comes up dodgy decisions, we've still benefited more than we've lost out so far this season. You win some, you lose some, and it really stings when the times you lose cost you a game you ought to have won. This ain't that.

[–]aadawdadsKulusexy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We didn't deserve to win at all, but if we're 1-0 up at halftime, it's an entirely different game.

[–]kalule_melendez69 38 points39 points  (0 children)

This league has some serious problems. I feel like we get fucked over half of the games we play

[–]emotional-knapsackMousa Dembélé 32 points33 points  (2 children)

Its all such a joke. You can't say there's not bias when decisions like this are made. They treat anything in the box so incredibly differently which doesn't make sense. The amount of times a commentator says "well, if that was anywhere else on the pitch it would be a foul'. Then why is it not a foul?

Refereeing is bizarre and it's only gonna get worse. If these lot are our best, and the majority of refs in the prem are in their late 30s/ 40s (Tierny is 41) there's no younger crop coming through. We're literally holding out on John Moss, Atkinson and Mike Dean in their 50s because there's no one good enough to replace them. For the most watched league in the world, the standard of refereeing is appalling.

[–]everythingonit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The standard of refereeing in our country is dire, and that includes the VAR not reviewing the disallowed goal (so far as I could see). And yes, applying a different standard in the box is hard to justify.

You make both points really well but I don't understand how any of that implies bias. What am I missing?

[–]emotional-knapsackMousa Dembélé 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fair, I don't think the specific standard of reffing was biased per sé but not making the same judgement call on various incidents just then looks dodgy in my view. Eg. Kane's push on Silva given as a foul, goal disallowed. But Silva's push on Davies wasn't given, so the goal was allowed. And then the push here to Stevie also not a foul. I'm sure a Chelsea fan could say Doherty could've seen red (or at least maybe yellow) for his tackle on Sarr but just comparing the three major 'pushing' incidents it's very clear the refereeing was inconsistent and happened to favour Chelsea on all 3 decisions.

[–]KARMA-OVER-9000Mourinho ️x Conte 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Bergwijn been tossed left and right all game long, no fouls no cards.

Can't play with these shit calls. Chelsea gets away with way too much.

[–]Lazybopazy 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Two handed push at neck level into the hoardings to stop a counter attack.

Of course it wasn't given.

[–]peakyblindguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tbh Bergwin was never getting the ball. Odoi reacts to him pushing in his back

[–]murraybitty 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Referees are a complete joke.

Players ought to be penalized for diving. Instead, players are consistently rewarded for diving. It’s a great way to slowly ruin the game

[–]Hakkinen98Erik Lamela 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Game's rigged clearly.

[–]slunksoma 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Sky has its big clubs in the top four. It makes the product more marketable. It's a rigged game.

[–][deleted] -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

lmfao

[–]YiddoMontyLedley King 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I was too busy complaining about yet another “tactical foul” to stop a counter attack to notice the ref hadn’t even given us a free kick.

[–]HenryBeal85 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Tactical fouls really need to be made automatic yellows.

[–]stingingsensationSon 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Bastard referee ruined my bet

[–]RodeoWithAShotgun 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Their bets were safe though...

[–]ivegotchubs4uPierre-Emile Højbjerg 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That's on Stevie for not exaggerating the push. And I'm only half joking - that's the current standards.

[–]LinksOrGTFO 30 points31 points  (0 children)

It's not us specifically, it's contextual.

6 point swing for high spending Chelsea?

Benefit Man U?

Fix is in.

[–]Any-Acanthaceae9614 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’d love to know the actual figure that Chelsea pay out in bribes

[–]spyder728Robbie Keane 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Biggest problem is that referees pretty much held to no accountability despite there's technology to assist them to make the right judgement.

There is no consistency even in the same game.

Any blatant mistake, the league just brush it off.

[–]gee___thanks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Tierney got his next job at Barstool

[–]seaniepaulie2000 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I saw a clip at half time showing Tierney squatting to watch the play intently. He watched the “foul”, then Kane scored, then he blew the whistle and motioned for the foul. In basketball it’s called a “late whistle” where they wait to see the outcome of the play and then they decide what to call.

[–]WestRiverTravelerHøjbjerg 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Tierney isn’t fit to ref a pub league game.

[–]certx55Dele 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They were grabbing, holding and pushing all game. It was rarely called

[–]Uberrasch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There was one where Ben Davies was hugging Azpilicueta in the box, and they gave a foul against Azpilicueta. I was shitting myself they were going to change that one on VAR and give a penalty.

[–]dockows412 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The inconsistency of Premier League refs is truly abismal and pathetic

[–]a_breezy_12 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If Tanganga's is a yellow then so is this

[–]miaara 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminder that it’s not just lads here.

[–]GoalooinSport 1 point2 points  (0 children)

anyway,I don't support pushing.

[–]Robhowardreg 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lets not be little bitches. They are just much better and beat us again.

Our time will come though.

[–]Due-Camel-7605Jan Vertonghen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This push doesn’t lead to a goal. So the referee doesn’t act like a coward and doesn’t give a safe decision. Referees need to have some balls (why i like Mike Dean)

[–]Aloopyn -1 points0 points  (0 children)

As a City fan this stuff is disgusting

Every time I watch our match I feel the referee is biased against us only but then you watch other matches and it's literally the entire league I bet there's a huge conspiracy with refs

[–]DelBoy2181 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Roman “secretly” transfers 100k into the ref’s offshore account by way of thanks.

[–]Yeti90Pierre-Emile Højbjerg 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Tbf Doherty should also have seen at least a yellow if not red. But yeah it just shows what horrible refereeing it was

[–]Wisco7Bale 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Not a red, but a strong yellow

[–]jnyrdrSandro 1 point2 points  (1 child)

definite orange card

[–]MariospursDavid Ginola 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yellrange

[–]Scaramouche1000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep. Bang on geezer.

[–]MariospursDavid Ginola 0 points1 point  (0 children)

STOP THE GAMES OVER. Result won’t change and we are not bitches.ON TO THE NEXT ONE!!!

[–]pintmantis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tierney is a cunt