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Match Review: Andre Marriner – Arsenal Vs West Ham United (5 – 1) [23/01/2013]

Match Review: Andre Marriner – Arsenal Vs West Ham United (5 – 1) [23/01/2013]

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Today’s referee is Andre Marriner

MATCH REVIEW DETAILS – Andre Marriner (2013-01-23)
Period 1
Min Type From On C/NC Reviewer Comment Weight
1 THROW IN ARS C Lukas Podolski concedes a throw in. 1
2 FOUL ARS C Aaron Ramsey Commits a Regular foul. 1
2 FREE KICK West Ham United C Joey O’Brien takes a direct free kick. 1
3 CORNER ARS C Lukas Podolski concedes a corner kick. 1
3 THROW IN West Ham United C Mark Noble concedes a throw in. 1
4 THROW IN ARS C Santiago Cazorla concedes a throw in. 1
5 FOUL West Ham United ARS NC Collison pushes the ball a bit far and Wilshere steps in, Collison plants his studs on the foot of Wilsere. Foul not given by the ref 3
5 YELLOW West Ham United NC Dangerous tackle can cause injuries, should have been booked 3
5 FREE KICK ARS NC For the foul on Wilshere 3
7 THROW IN ARS C Wojciech Szczesny concedes a throw in. 1
8 CORNER West Ham United C James Tomkins concedes a corner kick. 1
9 THROW IN ARS C Aaron Ramsey concedes a throw in. 1
9 THROW IN ARS C Aaron Ramsey concedes a throw in. 1
10 GOAL KICK West Ham United C Ricardo Vaz Te concedes a goal kick. 1
10 FOUL ARS C Olivier Giroud Commits a Regular foul. 1
10 FREE KICK West Ham United C Joey O’Brien takes a direct free kick. 1
11 THROW IN West Ham United C Winston Reid concedes a throw in. 1
12 GOAL KICK ARS C Santiago Cazorla concedes a goal kick. 1
12 FOUL West Ham United C Carlton Cole Commits a Regular foul. 1
12 FREE KICK ARS C Jack Wilshere takes a direct free kick. 1
13 THROW IN ARS C Santiago Cazorla concedes a throw in. 1
14 GOAL KICK ARS C Theo Walcott concedes a goal kick. 1
15 THROW IN ARS C Lukas Podolski concedes a throw in. 1
15 FOUL ARS C Kieran Gibbs Commits a Regular foul. 1
16 FREE KICK West Ham United C James Tomkins takes a direct free kick. 1
16 CORNER ARS C Thomas Vermaelen concedes a corner kick. 1
17 CORNER ARS C Olivier Giroud concedes a corner kick. Arsenal protest this corner but no evidence that it wasn’t a corner. So given as a correct decision. 1
17 GOAL West Ham United C Jack Collison scores a goal for West Ham United. 1
18 FOUL ARS NC I see no foul. Not from Sagna and not from Ramsey. 3
19 FREE KICK West Ham United NC No foul so should be no free kick 3
19 FOUL West Ham United C Carlton Cole Commits a Regular foul. 1
19 FREE KICK ARS C Wojciech Szczesny takes a direct free kick. 1
19 FOUL West Ham United C Kevin Nolan Commits a Regular foul. 1
19 FREE KICK ARS C Jack Wilshere takes a direct free kick. 1
20 THROW IN West Ham United C Ricardo Vaz Te concedes a throw in. 1
20 THROW IN West Ham United C James Tomkins concedes a throw in. 1
21 GOAL ARS C Lukas Podolski scores a goal for Arsenal. 1
22 OFFSIDE ARS C Thomas Vermaelen is played offside by James Tomkins from a ball by Santiago Cazorla 1
23 CORNER ARS C Jack Wilshere concedes a corner kick. 1
24 GOAL KICK West Ham United C Ricardo Vaz Te concedes a goal kick. 1
24 YELLOW West Ham United NC When the ball runs out of play Vaz Te gives a nasty kick on the Achilles of Per Mertesacker. Ball was out of play so no free kick but surely a booking 3
25 GOAL KICK ARS C Per Mertesacker concedes a goal kick. 1
25 FOUL West Ham United C Winston Reid Commits a Regular foul. 1
25 FREE KICK ARS C Aaron Ramsey takes a direct free kick. 1
27 THROW IN ARS C Lukas Podolski concedes a throw in. 1
29 THROW IN West Ham United C James Tomkins concedes a throw in. 1
30 THROW IN ARS C Aaron Ramsey concedes a throw in. 1
30 FOUL ARS NC Could not see Lukas Podolski committing any foul. 3
31 FREE KICK West Ham United NC Was no foul so no free kick 3
32 GOAL KICK West Ham United C Matthew Taylor concedes a goal kick. 1
32 CORNER West Ham United C Joey O’Brien concedes a corner kick. 1
33 THROW IN ARS C Jack Wilshere concedes a throw in. 1
34 THROW IN West Ham United C Ricardo Vaz Te concedes a throw in. 1
36 GOAL KICK ARS C Theo Walcott concedes a goal kick. 1
38 FOUL ARS West Ham United NC push not given 3
38 FREE KICK West Ham United NC for the previous foul 3
39 FOUL West Ham United C Ricardo Vaz Te Commits a Regular foul. 1
39 FREE KICK ARS C Bacary Sagna takes a direct free kick. 1
40 GOAL KICK ARS C Santiago Cazorla concedes a goal kick. 1
40 CORNER ARS C Aaron Ramsey concedes a corner kick. 1
41 OFFSIDE West Ham United NC Ricardo Vaz Te was level with last defender. 2
41 YELLOW West Ham United NC Ricardo Vaz Te recieves a YellowCard for the following reason: Dissent. It should have been his second as he should have been booked for the earlier kick against Mertesacker 3
41 2ND YELLOW West Ham United NC Ricardo Vaz Te recieves a YellowCard for the following reason: Dissent. It should have been his second as he should have been booked for the earlier kick against Mertesacker 4
43 THROW IN ARS C Bacary Sagna concedes a throw in. 1
43 THROW IN ARS C Bacary Sagna concedes a throw in. 1
43 OFFSIDE West Ham United C Carlton Cole is played offside by Kieran Gibbs from a ball by Joey O’Brien 1
44 THROW IN West Ham United C Winston Reid concedes a throw in. 1
46 FOUL West Ham United C Kevin Nolan Commits a Regular foul. Clear push don’t see why Nolan is protesting. 1
46 FREE KICK ARS C Santiago Cazorla takes a direct free kick. 1
47 CORNER West Ham United C Matthew Taylor concedes a corner kick. 1
47 FOUL ARS C Kieran Gibbs Commits a Regular foul. 1
48 FREE KICK West Ham United C Matthew Taylor takes a direct free kick. 1
Period 2
Min Type From On C/NC Reviewer Comment Weight
45 CORNER West Ham United C James Tomkins concedes a corner kick. 1
46 CORNER West Ham United C Kevin Nolan concedes a corner kick. 1
46 GOAL ARS C Olivier Giroud scores a goal for Arsenal. 1
49 FOUL West Ham United C Matthew Taylor Commits a Regular foul. 1
49 FREE KICK ARS C Jack Wilshere takes a direct free kick. 1
49 OFFSIDE ARS C Lukas Podolski is played offside by Guy Demel from a ball by Santiago Cazorla 1
49 FOUL West Ham United C Carlton Cole Commits a Regular foul. 1
50 FREE KICK ARS C Thomas Vermaelen takes a direct free kick. 1
50 THROW IN ARS C Santiago Cazorla concedes a throw in. 1
51 THROW IN ARS C Santiago Cazorla concedes a throw in. 1
52 GOAL ARS C Santiago Cazorla scores a goal for Arsenal. 1
53 THROW IN West Ham United C Mark Noble concedes a throw in. 1
53 GOAL ARS C Theo Walcott scores a goal for Arsenal. And excellent application of the wait and see instruction when it comes to the offside rule 1
56 GOAL ARS C Olivier Giroud scores a goal for Arsenal. 1
57 THROW IN ARS C Laurent Koscielny concedes a throw in. 1
57 THROW IN ARS C Kieran Gibbs concedes a throw in. 1
58 THROW IN ARS C Kieran Gibbs concedes a throw in. 1
58 THROW IN ARS C Olivier Giroud concedes a throw in. 1
58 THROW IN ARS C Jack Wilshere concedes a throw in. 1
58 OFFSIDE West Ham United C Ricardo Vaz Te is played offside by Laurent Koscielny from a ball by Mark Noble 1
59 THROW IN West Ham United C Matthew Taylor concedes a throw in. 1
60 CORNER West Ham United C Joey O’Brien concedes a corner kick. 1
60 CORNER West Ham United C James Tomkins concedes a corner kick. 1
61 CORNER West Ham United C James Tomkins concedes a corner kick. 1
61 FOUL ARS C Laurent Koscielny Commits a Regular foul. 1
62 FREE KICK West Ham United C Jussi Jääskeläinen takes a direct free kick. 1
62 THROW IN ARS C Laurent Koscielny concedes a throw in. 1
63 THROW IN West Ham United C Daniel Potts concedes a throw in. 1
63 FOUL West Ham United C Mark Noble Commits a Regular foul. 1
63 FREE KICK ARS C Aaron Ramsey takes a direct free kick. 1
64 GOAL KICK West Ham United C Matthew Taylor concedes a goal kick. 1
64 THROW IN West Ham United C James Tomkins concedes a throw in. 1
64 FOUL West Ham United C Kevin Nolan Commits a Regular foul. 1
65 FREE KICK ARS C Theo Walcott takes a direct free kick. 1
66 CORNER West Ham United C James Tomkins concedes a corner kick. 1
67 FOUL ARS NC Olivier Giroud gets the ball away from the West Ham player. Ref standing with his back to it, so could not clearly see it. Was no foul 3
67 FREE KICK West Ham United NC was no foul so no free kick 3
70 THROW IN West Ham United C Ricardo Vaz Te concedes a throw in. 1
70 OFFSIDE West Ham United C Guy Demel is played offside by Laurent Koscielny from a ball by Matthew Taylor 1
71 NOTHING C Ref stops play when Potts collides in an aerial duel with Sagna and his head hits the body of the latter. After a long break to carry him off the players don’t feel up to the game any more and we get some kind of non-game after that. 1
82 THROW IN ARS C Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain concedes a throw in. 1
84 THROW IN ARS C Per Mertesacker concedes a throw in. 1
85 FOUL ARS C Laurent Koscielny Commits a Regular foul. 1
85 FREE KICK West Ham United C 1
86 OFFSIDE West Ham United C James Tomkins is played offside by André Clarindo dos Santos from a ball by Matthew Taylor 1
87 CORNER West Ham United C Matthew Taylor concedes a corner kick. 1
89 FOUL West Ham United C Mohamed Diamé Commits a Regular foul. 1
89 YELLOW West Ham United NC Plants his studs on the leg of Mertesacker. Always dangerous. Diamé acknowledges it straight away but should have been booked 3
90 FREE KICK ARS C Wojciech Szczesny takes a direct free kick. 1
90 CORNER West Ham United C James Tomkins concedes a corner kick. 1
95 GOAL KICK ARS C Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain concedes a goal kick. 1
96 CORNER West Ham United C Mark Noble concedes a corner kick. 1
97 CORNER West Ham United C Matthew Taylor concedes a corner kick. 1
98 GOAL KICK ARS C Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain concedes a goal kick. 1
98 THROW IN ARS C Kieran Gibbs concedes a throw in. 1
98 FOUL ARS West Ham United NC Push in the back not given 3
98 FREE KICK West Ham United NC For the previous foul 3
99 GOAL KICK West Ham United C Guy Demel concedes a goal kick. 1
101 GOAL KICK ARS C André Clarindo dos Santos concedes a goal kick. 1

Let us have a look at his competence numbers in this game

COMPETENCY SUMMARY – Andre Marriner (2013-01-23)
Period 1 Called Total Correct %
2ND YELLOW 0 1 0.00
CORNER 8 8 100.00
FOUL 10 14 71.43
FREE KICK 10 14 71.43
GOAL 2 2 100.00
GOAL KICK 8 8 100.00
OFFSIDE 2 3 66.67
THROW IN 19 19 100.00
YELLOW 0 3 0.00
TOTAL 59 72 81.94
WEIGHTED 59 98 60.20
Period 2 Called Total Correct %
CORNER 10 10 100.00
FOUL 7 9 77.78
FREE KICK 7 9 77.78
GOAL 4 4 100.00
GOAL KICK 5 5 100.00
NOTHING 1 1 100.00
OFFSIDE 4 4 100.00
THROW IN 16 16 100.00
YELLOW 0 1 0.00
TOTAL 54 59 91.53
WEIGHTED 54 69 78.26
Totals Called Total Correct %
2ND YELLOW 0 1 0.00
CORNER 18 18 100.00
FOUL 17 23 73.91
FREE KICK 17 23 73.91
GOAL 6 6 100.00
GOAL KICK 13 13 100.00
NOTHING 1 1 100.00
OFFSIDE 6 7 85.71
THROW IN 35 35 100.00
YELLOW 0 4 0.00
TOTAL 113 131 86.26
WEIGHTED 113 167 67.66

Let us see if it evens out in this game and have a look at the bias numbers

BIAS SUMMARY – Andre Marriner (2013-01-23)
Period 1 Arsenal % West Ham United % Total
Correct For 27 45.76 32 54.24 59
Correct For Weighted 27 45.76 32 54.24 59
Incorrect Against 9 69.23 4 30.77 13
Incorrect Against Weighted 28 71.79 11 28.21 39
Fouls Commited 7 50.00 7 50.00 14
Fouls Penalised 4 57.14 6 85.71 10
Period 2 Arsenal % West Ham United % Total
Correct For 34 64.15 19 35.85 53
Correct For Weighted 34 64.15 19 35.85 53
Incorrect Against 3 60.00 2 40.00 5
Incorrect Against Weighted 9 60.00 6 40.00 15
Fouls Commited 4 44.44 5 55.56 9
Fouls Penalised 2 50.00 5 100.00 7
Totals Arsenal % West Ham United % Total
Correct For 61 54.46 51 45.54 112
Correct For Weighted 61 54.46 51 45.54 112
Incorrect Against 12 66.67 6 33.33 18
Incorrect Against Weighted 37 68.52 17 31.48 54
Fouls Commited 11 47.83 12 52.17 23
Fouls Penalised 6 54.55 11 91.67 17

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FFP and Chelsea – a conspiracy theory


FFP  and  Chelsea – a conspiracy theory.

By Inside Right

Following Tony’s piece on FFP within the EPL there seemed to be some confusion as to why Chelsea should want to support it – other than for reasons of the common good to all clubs.

Try this theory for size.

In Chelsea’s original business plan, outlined in the London Evening Standard by their then Chief Executive Peter Kenyon (who left the Club sometime later to spend more time with his ego) it was stated that by 2010 Chelsea would be ‘financially self sufficient’ mainly thanks to moving to a much bigger stadium which they would sell out for every game (at top dollar prices) because they were going to win everything in sight.

On two very public occasions Chelsea have failed to buy a relatively nearby piece of land on which to build that new stadium and, because of those failures, also failed to persuade the Chelsea Pitch Owners to sell the Stamford Bridge pitch back to the Club so that they could redevelop the land for other purposes.

The other piece of ‘vacant’ property which might suit Chelsea sits in West London – at White City – currently hosting redundant BBC buildings. Unfortunately this is very adjacent to QPR and the rules (as Tottenham found out to their cost) state that one club can’t move into another’s territory. Ironically, I dare say, Tottenham insisted on that following their (now) 100 year old grievance related to Arsenal’s move from Plumstead.

This leaves Chelsea needing QPR to either move to a new stadium somewhere else (perhaps as a ground share) or to go out of business completely.

Given that QPR’s survival at Loftus Road is best served by financial doping it becomes obvious that Chelsea’s support of FFP fits that particular long term aim.

Given that QPR are hardly likely to go out of business completely – even Portsmouth haven’t done that (yet) a ground share becomes the only option. Craven Cottage would be the obvious location – Fulham having ground shared at QPR some years ago while their ground was being ‘redeveloped’. But Fulham’s owner doesn’t support FFP because he knows that with it his ability to bankroll his Club is severely hampered.

So where could QPR go? The only other club that’s close enough for their fans to get to readily is Brentford but that is far too small and ramshackled for a Premiership club to consider, surely. Well it just so happens that the aforesaid Brentford (where Chelsea play some of their reserve games and with whom they presumably have a good relationship) are now trying to move to a bigger and much swankier ground. Not only is it a touch closer to Shepherds Bush (where QPR currently play) but it is also planned to have a capacity much closer to that of Loftus Rd. On the face of it this capacity is somewhat greater than Brentford are, maybe ever, likely to need.

Maybe I’m making two and two make nine but, having failed twice at Chelsea Barracks and at Battersea Power Station what else is left for Chelsea to do other than to support FFP, hobble Man City and  perhaps open up the only opportunity they have left to deliver the business plan that otherwise looks in tatters?

Editorial Note:  Quite often when Untold publishes an article that is primarily about a club other than Arsenal we receive a fair number of comments from supporters of that club telling us to mind our own business and only comment on Arsenal.  The variation is that we are only commenting on the other club because Arsenal are so awful.  The fact is, as our home page clearly says, we deal in “Football news from a positive Arsenal perspective”.  That’s why we are here.  Sorry if you don’t like it, but there it is.

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by Tony Attwood (king of the cock-ups)

This article has now been moved to http://www.blog.woolwicharsenal.co.uk/archives/5352

My mistake; I posted it on Untold, when it was intended for the Arsenal History Society blog.

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Premier League Financial Fair Play should be agreed today

by Tony Attwood

Today is the day when the Premier League try and sort out their own new set of regulations to control wage inflation and endless investment by Qatar.  Chelsea, who despite their richess know they ultimately cannot match the state backed Manchester City have agreed to go along with a cap on wages and a  financial fair play deal.

Roman Abramovich has always claimed to be an instigator of FFP with Uefa, but then seemed to shy away from the approach as Chelsea failed to get a stranglehold on the Premier League and Champions League.  But according to the inside word they are now back onside.

Only 14 votes are needed to bring in new regulations, and with Chelsea voting in favour of proposals put forward by Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool and Man U, it looks like change will happen.

The Famous Four have had to compromise of course, now allowing losses of £35m a season averaged over three years to go through.  The belief at the Emirates Stadium is that this deal is better than no deal.  Manchester City, Fulham, West Brom and Aston Villa are all still against the move.  The first two because they are utterly dependent on investment and the last two because they are looking for buyers, who will be put off by the fact that they can’t do what Man City has done in recent years.

The wages increase regulations will also be changed so that it does not apply to any club that has a wages bill of under £50 million or so.  The prime benefit here is that newly promoted sides will have a chance to build a squad that can stand a chance of maintaining Premier League status.

The agreement doesn’t go as far as Uefa’s agreement, but it is going to make it harder for Uefa to back out of their deal by giving paltry fines to clubs who fail to abide by the regulations.  If the Premier League make their rules stick, and Uefa will be very embarrassed if they fail to make change happen.

Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool have also put forward one new rallying call.  They claim that if wholesale change does not happen soon then England will end up like Scotland was (until this season) and Spain still is – a two team league (although Real Madrid’s collapse this year might mean we have to re-write that bit).

If you are a regular reader you’ll know Untold has been arguing in favour of FFP for over two years.  There have been many correspondents who have said that it simply will not happen, but this sudden move to bring it into the Premier League, is a major step forward.

Of course if it doesn’t happen on Thursday I’ll look even more stupid than usual – but at least I can blame the Press Association for some of this.

But let’s hope it does.

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