Author Archives: Andy Turnbull

About Andy Turnbull

Hi, I am Andy Turnbull from the UK. I am 19 years of age and a football enthusiast. I will be covering a range of subjects, specialising in key refereeing decisions from the Premier League. I am a referee myself at amateur level, so I hope you enjoy my articles. Follow me on twitter @AJT_1994.

Reviewing Mark Clattenburg’s Refereeing Decisions in the Liverpool-Man City Match

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Referee Mark Clattenburg was kept very busy during Liverpool’s 3-2 victory over Manchester City, in what was a huge game in the race for the title. There were several key incidents, which could have benefitted both teams. Firstly, Edin Dzeko … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 33

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There were three major talking points from Liverpool’s 2-1 win over West Ham at Upton Park. Referee Anthony Taylor was kept very busy all afternoon and didn’t have a great game in my opinion. Here’s why. The first controversy was … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 32

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This weekend’s Premier League fixtures had the least amount of controversial refereeing decisions for a very long time. A good weekend for the officials in that respect, but there were still a few incidents where further punishment could have been … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 31

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chelsea-arsenal-incident

By far the biggest talking point from the weekend’s soccer matches was the decision from referee Andre Marriner to send off the wrong player during Arsenal’s humiliating 6-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain clearly saved a shot from … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 30

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A superb weekend of Premier League soccer had many talking points, with a huge number of contentious decisions. Here’s what was called correctly or incorrectly by the referees and the reasons why. Starting with the early kick off at the … Continue reading

Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 29

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Even with just five Premier League games this week, there were plenty of talking points to pick out from the referee’s performances. Starting at Stamford Bridge, Spurs conceded four second half goals in a 4-0 defeat. However, at 1-0 to … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 28

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Referees were kept busy this weekend with red cards, contentious penalty decisions and even a headbutt. Here’s what the officials called correctly and what they might regret. The most bizarre incident of the season by far was Newcastle boss Alan Pardew‘s … Continue reading

Manchester City vs Sunderland, Capital One Cup Final Preview

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The 53rd League Cup final will take place at Wembley this Sunday, with Manchester City taking on Sunderland. Manchester City have had a relatively straight forward route to the final, with their 2-0 win away at Newcastle the toughest test … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 27

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After another eventful Premier League weekend where Chelsea continued their dominance at the top of the table, and both Liverpool and Arsenal scored four goals, there were quite a few key refereeing decisions that changed the results of games, which … Continue reading

Analysis of Howard Webb’s Refereeing of Arsenal-Liverpool FA Cup Match

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Sunday’s FA Cup match between Arsenal against Liverpool was superb. A classic cup tie with end-to-end goalmouth action resulted in a 2-1 victory for the Gunners, against an in-form Liverpool looking to build on a 5-1 demolition of Arsenal, only … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 26

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goal-line-technology

The introduction of goal line technology this season has resulted in key decisions being made correctly through the use of the referee’s watch, which beeps whenever the whole of the ball crosses the goal line. During Tuesday’s game at the … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Referee Decisions: Gameweek 25

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Here are the key refereeing decisions from this past weekend’s Premier League matches: Eden Hazard starred in a 3-0 victory for Chelsea against Newcastle, with the third goal coming from the penalty spot after Samuel Eto’o was wrestled to the … Continue reading

Reviewing Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 24

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Rather bizarrely, it was a quiet weekend in terms of controversial refereeing decisions. I have picked out three that are the most talked about following Gameweek 24. During Chelsea‘s superb performance in a 1-0 win against Manchester City, there was an incident … Continue reading

Reviewing Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 23

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Better late than never, here’s a review of the key refereeing decisions from the mid-week Premier League matches — and what the match officials got right and wrong. Beginning at White Hart Lane, the home side were 1-0 down and … Continue reading

Luis Suarez Penalty Incident Raises Diving Issue Again; Reviewing Premier League Referee Decisions

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In the review of this past weekend’s refereeing decisions in the Premier League, there’s only one place to start and thats at Anfield where Luis Suarez was judged to be brought down by Aston Villa keeper Brad Guzan. The score was … Continue reading

A Bad Weekend For Match Officials: Reviewing the Premier League Referee Decisions, Gameweek 21

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Starting at St James’ Park, where the most controversial decision of the weekend took place. Newcastle’s Cheick Tiote hit a superb strike, which flew into the net, following a corner. There were three Newcastle players in an offside position as … Continue reading

Howard Webb Continues to Make Poor Referee Decisions: Reviewing the Premier League Referee Decisions, Gameweek 20

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From the Premier League matches on New Year’s Day, we saw that referee Howard Webb had a poor game in Manchester Utd’s fourth home defeat of the season, but it couldn’t mask the huge problems the Champions have. Manchester United … Continue reading

Fouls By Defenders On Corners And Free Kicks Have Gone Too Far: Premier League Referee Decisions, Gameweek 18

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Boxing Day saw all 20 Premier League teams play, producing some very interesting results and a number of goalkeeping howlers. As ever, the referees were kept very busy with red cards, penalties and goal line decisions. Fouls inside the box … Continue reading