a great article by Stuart Noel. Well worth a read.
If yesterday’s Premier League games tells us anything about the state of the game today its that referees get big decisions wrong from time to time. Spectacularly wrong in the instances at Swansea City v Burnley and Manchester United v Bournemouth where the decisions had a material impact on the game, if not the result. With great power comes great responsibility and whilst many of us will question their ability to handle the pressure of a billion pairs of eyes scrutinising any and every decision, it is something that they will have to live with.
The use of video replays would have made a massive difference yesterday. In the game at Swansea, Anthony Taylor blew his whistle to give a penalty to Burnley for handball. Play was halted by his whistle so if video technology was in use, he would have easily been told that it was the Burnley play…
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