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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.

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 16

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Referee Foy reacts after being hit in the face by a football during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James' Park in Newcastle

Diving has been and continues to be a problem in the modern game and it was again brought to the media’s attention this weekend after there were six diving incidents, all of which led to differing outcomes. Chelsea’s 2-0 victory … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 13

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Referee Andre Marriner

Manchester City against Everton was packed with big decisions throughout. Andre Marriner was in charge and it’s fair to say he didn’t have the best game of his career. The penalty incident, which led to the only goal of the … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 13

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atkinson

Southampton against Manchester City was the showpiece game of the weekend, following the home side’s superb start to the season. Mike Jones was the man in charge at St Mary’s and had a strange first 45 minutes. The most bizarre … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 12

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lee mason

Jack Wilshere was lucky to escape a red card, let alone a yellow on Saturday against Manchester United at the weekend. The midfielder fouled Marouane Fellaini, then showed dissent towards Mike Dean, in an aggressive manner, which warranted a yellow … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 11

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mike dean

The evening game on Saturday between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City brought one of the most bizarre incidents of the season so far. City were awarded a free kick inside their own penalty area. The man in the middle, … Continue reading

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 10

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Manchester City v Arsenal - FA Community Shield

The biggest game of the weekend was of course the Manchester derby. Michael Oliver had a tough game and could have awarded three penalties in addition to Chris Smalling’s sending off, which was ridiculous. After being booked for blocking Joe … Continue reading

Reviewing The Premier League’s Key Refereeing Decisions From Week 9

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mick oliver

West Ham United continued their impressive form at the weekend. Diafra Sakho has been a key factor in the Hammers success and he scored the second goal in their 2-1 win over the reigning champions Manchester City. The use of … Continue reading

Reviewing The Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions From Week 7

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referee-mike-jones

Martin Atkinson had a very difficult afternoon at Stamford Bridge with numerous contentious decisions.  The first was a foul from Gary Cahill on Alexis Sanchez. It was a dangerous tackle in my view as he endangered Alexis’ safety, I think … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 6

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rooney idiot

The most controversial incident from the weekend came at Old Trafford, where Wayne Rooney was sent off for a high, and late challenge on Stewart Downing. Rooney was clearly trying to stop Downing’s progress, clip his ankles and get a … Continue reading

Reviewing The Premier League’s Key Decisions From Week 5

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Webb

The most entertaining game of the weekend came at the King Power Stadium, where Leicester came back from 3-1 down to win 5-3 at the expense of Manchester United. There is no escaping that United’s defense were all over the … Continue reading

Reviewing The Premier League’s Key Refereeing Decisions From Week 4

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Clattenburg

The Premier League returned this weekend after the international break, and there were plenty of talking points in terms of incidents and decisions. Starting at The Emirates in the early kick off, Jack Wilshere was involved in a handball claim … Continue reading

Reviewing the Key Refereeing Decisions From Opening Weekend of Premier League

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tottenham-hotspur

The start of the new Barclays Premier League season brought goals, shocks as well red cards, meaning that the officials were given no time to settle in and get used to their new vanishing spray. There were 3 red cards … Continue reading

Predicted Lineups for Brazil vs Cameroon; 4pm ET/1pm PT World Cup Game

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cameroon-brazil

Today marks the first day of the final round of Group Stage World Cup matches. Kicking off at 4pm ET/1pm PT today are Mexico versus Croatia, and Brazil against Croatia. Here are the predicted lineups for today’s Brazil vs Cameroon … Continue reading

Predicted Lineups for France vs Switzerland World Cup Game

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France vs Switzerland

France have made a great start to the tournament, in comparison to 2010, after beating Honduras 3-0. Didier Deschamps will deploy the same starting XI that convincingly won that match.There may be a alteration in formation from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3 … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 36

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swansea-aston-villa

Swansea cruised to a 4-1 victory against Aston Villa, ensuring the Swans’ Premier League status for another season, but the win put Villa into deep trouble with tough fixtures remaining against Tottenham and Manchester City. But should Wilfried Bony‘s opener … Continue reading

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 35

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ramires-elblow

Referee Mike Dean was kept very busy at Stamford Bridge on Saturday with two key incidents changing the course of the game. The first was an obvious elbow from Ramires on Sebastien Larsson (see photo above). Dean was perfectly placed, but didn’t … Continue reading

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

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luis-suarez-dive

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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epl-referee-decisions

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