Sympathy for the Red Devils: Hart boils over while City denied five clear penalties by awful Oliver in Manchester derby

For most of Sunday’s Manchester derby it looked as though referee Michael Oliver felt sorry for slumping and short-handed Manchester United. Oliver quickly lost the plot in the much-anticipated English Premier League clash after correctly dismissing United defender Chris Smalling in the 38th minute for his reckless tackle to the … Continue reading

Group Hex: A six pack of World Cup referee bloopers

Six memorable refereeing blunders at the 2014 FIFA World Cup after completion of the group stage:   #1 MAZIC WORKS HIS HACK MAGIC FOR UNPARALLELED RAGE BY IRAN JUNE 21, MATCH 27, MILORAD MAZIC (SERBIA), ARGENTINA 1, IRAN 0:  Iran’s manager Carlos Queiroz couldn’t believe it, neither could striker Ashkan Dejagah after he was tripped … Continue reading

Marriner’s bewildering injury time PK call torpedos West Brom victory at Stamford Bridge

A highly suspect refereeing decision has again detracted from English Premier League action with the latest incident again raising the recurring question by the beautiful game’s have-nots of referee favouritism for the EPL’s big-money clubs. The latest boost to these arguments occurred on Saturday at Stamford Bridge as West Bromwich … Continue reading