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I'm writing to ask if there are any qualified football referees here?

The reason I ask is that we are appealing for help with a ref review where a qualified ref reviews Premier League referee performances and scores them overall on key factors. This season just gone, we managed to review 155 (40%) games but we'd like to make that 100% with your help.

Did you know, based on the reviews we carried out, 70% of Penalty decisions and 50% of Red card decisions in Fulham games were incorrect?

Over the course of the season, our refs have watched games for all teams in the Premier League and scored the ref on each incident assessing four main factors. Decisions could be one of the following:-
• Awarded correctly
• Awarded incorrectly
• Correctly not awarded
• Incorrectly not awarded

Another factor also considered was the type of decision and the effect (weight) it had on the game. For example, the ref not awarding a penalty carries far more weight than the ref awarding a throw in to the wrong team in the middle of the park.

The format used to review the refs is an open database, you can see minute by minute assessments and challenge any part of the reviews. Our refs will re-look at the video and amend if appropriate.

Ps, if a decision cannot be confirmed from TV footage as right or wrong, we give the ref the benefit of the doubt so you could say our data is on the conservative side.

More information on how to get involved and links to the individual ref reviews for Fulham can be found here :

1. The ref appeal : http://www.refereedecisions.co.uk/
2. The reviews : http://blog.emiratesstadium.info/archives/23030

We would really appreciate your help.




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Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday September 5 2012

Time: 4:59PM

Your Comments

Sounds like a interesting project, can’t help I’m afraid as I’m an armchair ref only so I already know that every decision given against Fulham is wrong and every one for Fulham is right ;)
Oldwolf
I've been in charge of couple of our Sunday League matches here in Russia, so you can count on my REFEREEING EXPERIENCE.
artilleria pesada
I play rugby so as far as im concerned everybody dives and argues with refs too much.....of course like old wolf i too am biased towards fulham ha ha especially when it comes to that lot up the road, after i have had a few beers too!!
Leonestar
Qualified refs can register here : http://www.refereedecisions.co.uk/
stuart29
 

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