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 17
Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 17

The weekend’s biggest and most controversial incident was at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon. I was fortunate enough to be at the game and thought the referee had a good game until just after Manchester United equalized. Gabby Agbonlahor was on a run when he slightly over-ran the ball. Ashley […]

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 16
Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 16

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 over Hull City was where the most debated incident occurred. […]

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 13
Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 13

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 game was a terrible decision. Marriner judged that Phil Jagielka […]

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 13
Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 13

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 decision was to punish Sergio Aguero for a dive, when […]

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 12
Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 12

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 card I felt. Wilshere then turned to Fellaini and leaned […]

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 11
Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 11

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, Mike Dean was positioned on the halfway line. Joe Hart […]

Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 10
Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 10

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 Hart’s kick, he then went flying into James Milner. Louis […]

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

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 goal line technology was crucial in the awarding of the […]

Reviewing The Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions From Week 7
Reviewing The Key Premier League Refereeing Decisions From Week 7

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 it was a red card offence. Arsene Wenger was clearly […]

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 6
Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 6

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 ‘tactical booking’. He misjudged his plan by a long way. […]

Reviewing The Premier League’s Key Decisions From Week 5
Reviewing The Premier League’s Key Decisions From Week 5

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 place. It was naive at the best of times, but […]

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

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 from numerous Manchester City players. Mark Clattenburg was in a […]

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

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 game: Brazil Brazil are under huge pressure from their own […]

Predicted Lineups for France vs Switzerland World Cup Game
Predicted Lineups for France vs Switzerland World Cup Game

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 in order to have a more attacking style and go […]

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 36
Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 36

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 have stood? The picture above shows that the Ivorian was […]

Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 35
Reviewing Premier League Refereeing Decisions: Gameweek 35

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 spot the clash as he had given advantage to Chelsea. […]