Top class shit house tactics from Preston tonight, I thought Refs were supposed to book players for this behaviour, we were weak in front of goal and masters of our own downfall but this grips my shit!
Dont know how many times I shouted for the ref to get a grip tonight.. The surrounding of the ref was disgraceful & exactly what used to happen in the Man Utd, Chelsea & Arsenal dominant days. Certainly havent seen it that bad for a while as it was tonight.
The ref seemed happy to just let them do it which was certainly the opposite that would happen should it of been red & white shirts constantly gathering round him!
Just watched the highlights of Millwall v Fulham. Millwalls equaliser was clearly offside but the way the players surrounded the ref was ridiculous. One of the Fulham players even chest bumped the ref and got away without any card. The governing bodies need to have a good look at this
The surrounding of the ref both when their player was booked and in the next break in play well afterwards was very intimidating and all the ref did was back away which in itself looked as if he was being cowed. What happened to only the captain approaching the ref? If he'd just flashed a yellow at them they wouldn't do it again. I half suspect it was another of their time wasting/interrupting Stoke's impetus as it was about a perceived injustice. Although having seen it on replay I don't feel it was an obvious booking for either player you just get on with it.
If players got cards for berating the ref McClean would be sent off most matches
I think that he would learn/be taught by the manager not to.
He also does it from a distance not in the face of the ref which three of their players were doing, forcing him to back away from them. I think refs accept that McLean is frustrated not intimidating. But sure if he thought he was going to be booked he would stop.
I thought it interesting that in the end it was Powell who went to see what was going on rather than our captain. The one thing Shawcross is great at is talking to the ref and he doesn't let of the opposition talk to the ref without being there listening in.
During the 2nd half we just sat back and allowed their players to practically referee the game.
I think we are too passive for our own good mostly.
Spot on. Preston played the ref like a fiddle last night. It was beautiful to watch, albeit frustrating. It brought back memories of Jon Walters and how he would work players to death.
The oldest trick in the book was played last night. First 30 minutes stick the boot in to wind our lot up before switching to diving when they start giving it back, and our gallon load of goons lapped it up before slowly working it out. The only player who was wise enough to ride it out and give a bit back was Chester, who got away with murder in the first half.
The time wasting after the melee was text book. Goalkeeper flapping about for 5 minutes whilst two players chase the ref and take the attention away. The sloppy ref lapped it up.
Post by somersetstokie on Feb 14, 2020 18:55:46 GMT
I thought the rule was that only a team Captain can approach the refereee to seek clarification of a disputed decision. Therefore this propensity to mob the referee must be a multi card situation.
When I was playing 40 years ago we used to complain and argue, but we would certainly not crowd and jostle the referee whatever the situation. Whatever people think the referee does a very difficult and unenviable job.