Bumbling referee Andre Marriner dropped from Week 16 Premier League Matches

After his nightmare performance in last weekend’s 1-0 victory by Manchester City over Everton, referee Andre Marriner has been dropped from this weekend’s Premier League referee appointments. Marriner will instead referee Saturday’s League One contest between Sheffield United and Fleetwood. Among other errors, The 43-year-old match official from Sheldon, West Midlands, … Continue reading

Kick Them Out! When slogans wear thin, the proper way to deal with racists, sexists and xenophobes in English football

Forget about Kick It Out, the new slogan for English soccer’s anti-racism and sexism campaign needs to be: Kick Them Out. “Them” being the racists, sexists, xenophobes and homophobes that plague the Football Association, its teams, fans, players, referees, coaches and ownership groups that continue to give the beautiful game a black … Continue reading

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