August 31, 2012

Skomina senses a big honour ahead Monte Carlo's final

Slovenian referee Damir Skomina continues to make excellent refereeing progress, with tonight's UEFA Super Cup contest between Chelsea FC and Club Atlético de Madrid at Monaco's Stade Louis II the latest addition to a top-notch career CV. Skomina, his assistants Primoz Arhar and Matej Žunič, fourth official Bojan Ul and additional assistant referees Matej Jug and Slavko Vincic, are looking forward to the showpiece occasion which heralds the start of the 2012/13 European club competition season.

The 36-year-old has been an international referee since 2003. He served as fourth official at two youth finals, beginning with the 2003 UEFA European Under-17 Championship showpiece between Portugal and Spain in Viseu and then exercising his duties at the U19 decider between England and France in Belfast in 2005.
Since then, he has gradually risen up the ladder, numbering the 2007 UEFA European U21 Championship final, various UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League encounters, and two matches at this summer's UEFA EURO 2012 tournament among his key assignments.
Last season, Skomina took charge of one UEFA Champions League play-off game, three group stage matches, one fixture in the round of 16 and the second leg of the quarter-final between Chelsea and SL Benfica.

fr.l.: Matej Jug, Matej Zunic, Damir Skomina and Slavko Vincic
He also officiated in two UEFA Europa League encounters, including the second leg of the semi-final between Valencia CF and Atlético. His UEFA EURO 2012 assignments were the group games between the Netherlands and Denmark, and Sweden and England, as well as Germany's quarter-final with Greece.
"It's a pleasure and a big honour for me," Skomina told UEFA.com after the announcement of his UEFA Super Cup appointment. "It's one of the highlights of my career, I'm very proud."
Skomina commenced refereeing in 1992 as a 16-year-old. "At the time I played football, but because of some health problems the doctors told me that it would be better to stop. When I was about 22, they told me I could play again but it was too late – I stayed as a referee!"
If Skomina refereed to remain loyal to football, he says he had no concrete goals to climb the refereeing ladder – yet it soon became apparent that his qualities were such that international recognition would beckon.
"The most important thing for me is that I'm in good shape," Skomina said ahead of tonight's big match. "Psychologically, it's very important for me to be focused, to be able to be calm for the whole 90 minutes so that I'm ready in my mind to take a decision. It's important for the referees to have the match in their hands all the time."
Skomina and his team will prepare in their own usual way for the game in Monaco. "We try to stay as relaxed as possible when we're in our dressing room – we have a choice of music which we like." Gathering mental strength through mutual motivation has Skomina and company fully focused on the task to come. "It's essential that our minds are clear," he explained.
The UEFA Super Cup is the latest step on a fine refereeing path for Damir Skomina, but he is keeping his feet firmly and modestly on the ground. "I must say that I only go year by year, I don't have any long projects," he said. "I just try to focus on the next match and try not to think too much about the longer future – because we never know what may happen."

source: UEFA.com

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  1. Missed penalty after only 4 minutes?
    What do you think?

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    1. Very irrelevant for that match ;)

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  3. I think it's another example of cunning. Of course one can whistle it but Skomina with Vinčič correctly solved this situation imho. In my feeling it's a great call as well as non-penalty call in 9' taken by Jug.

    Skomina with very lenient performancy considering fouls detection. Lenient and consistent, hence a good attitude. However, I think there was a foul on Ivanović preceeding the counter-attack by Atletico (28').

    Style of Skomina hasn't changed at all. Being too far away to the play is his biggest problem. Everything is OK when a call is obvious but if the players have a doubts his position only raises their. Physical condition was great. Some very good verbal warnings and one card to Ivanović for dissent. He could have booked Mikel in 82' for a something like reckless tackle/tactical foul but he qualified it as only careless and not so tactical foul. Probably correct. He was also late with a whistle when Torres fouled an opponent (30'). The one thing that annoyed me was added time to the first half. Three goals, medical treatment that take one minute and two-three longer pauses. Damir Skomina added only one minute, it should have been 3.

    Mixed bag but rather good performance of assistants. From the one hand, Primoz Arhar with excellent onside call leading to the 0-2 and with obvious Falcao offside missed leading to the dangerous situation. Matej Žunič with excellent onside call (83').

    Overall, a very good performance by Skomina and his team in a widely known style of them.

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  4. I do not see cunning in this situation (4'). The Atlético striker rounds David Luiz, who misses the ball with his slide (it was no real side, but a shoot-movement) and touches the striker's left leg, which then deviates and comes "angular" onto the ground, so that he falls. I think it was a penalty, not the clearest one, perhaps hidden for both officials who were responsible, let us see how I try to wrap it in the report.

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    1. The referees have seen it only once and it's not so clear penalty (imo 50% one). Therefore, a good call to do nothing. Maybe Skomina should have signaled something by his hands.

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    2. Maybe he should have positioned better to see it better, as mentioned in the report. No penalty acceptable in the end..

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    1. I agree with your report, the biggest problem with Skomina is that most of the times he is always far from actions, trusting his assistants and additional's.
      He should work in order to be more in the focus of the play, of course without interfering. Another question is the additional time, he is always reluctant in giving it. UEFA instructions are clear, a referee hasn't to consider the score, in order to give an adequate added time.
      So I hope that Skomina will fix all these small things, because it's clear that he is a very good referee with a clear line in foul detection, in every match he whistles.
      And... Monaco is not in Franco, Monaco is Monaco, a sovereign state ;)
      Regards

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    2. Right.
      2 minutes of added time did not harm the match..

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  6. Niclas, I have a solution to crucial mistake(s) in an excellent performance.
    7,8 - 7,9 - satisfactory performance with some areas for improvement OR one crucial mistake in a difficult situation otherwise at least 8,5 performance
    7,6 - 7,7 - acceptable performance with important areas for improvement OR more than one crucial mistake in difficult situations otherwise at least 8,5 performance

    Do you agree?

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  7. Niclas, I have a solution:

    7,8 - 7,9
    satisfactory performance with some areas for improvement OR one crucial situation misvalued otherwise at least 8,5

    7,6 - 7,7
    acceptable performance with important areas for improvement OR more than one crucial situation misvalued otherwise at least 8,5

    Do you agree?

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  8. Generally, yes. I think we should suggest that to the rest of the team.
    But does an excellent performance really exist if there are two crucial mistakes? I think the 7.8-7.9-suggestion is good, the 7.6-7.7 hmm, not sure. What do the others think?

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    1. I think that we have to give the needed importance to the crucial mistakes, the most important thing in a referee's performance.

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    2. Two crucial mistakes are two crucial mistakes, you can't say:
      "without those mistakes", because the mistakes must influence absolutely the final mark.

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    3. And what if there are 2 crucial mistakes and 3 crucial excellent calls? Giving 7,1 in this case is seeing only wrong calls. And the great are missed?

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    4. I recognize that giving a mark sometimes can be very difficult, one thing for sure: when a match offers so many difficult situations and many important calls to do, a referee observer has to take into account this thing, first of all.

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    5. The problem is these mistakes can destroy matches and refs are measured by their mistakes..it is like that. I will soon open a discussion..

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  9. I think yes. I have seen Clos Gómez in first SuperCup match and he was excellent but there were also two crucial mistakes. Taking into account the difficulty of that match and his very good manner of refereeing the 7,1 mark is too weak I think. Even at Marca.com site he got 7/10

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  10. Anonymous1/9/12 16:41

    Roger East has a debut in Premierleague and he is 47 years old in Swansea-Sunderland match. Kirkup and Garrat are assistants, Marriner fourth official. It seems like Mike Riley is looking for new Select Group Official. Maybe they need a replace for Peter Walton who retired or someone will retire (even nobody is 52 in England).

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    1. And it's amazing. I must say that am not a fan of such ultra-young policy like in UEFA with Collina. The "old" referees can be excellent refs and Phil Dowd, Chris Foy, Mark Halsey and in the past Roelof Luinge, Peter Walton, Alan Wiley etc only have shown it. And now Collina want to limit WC official to 38yo... Ridiculous.

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    2. Anonymous1/9/12 17:15

      Alan Wiley is the best English referee I've ever seen. At the moment Phil Dowd. Also, Halsey, Dean and Oliver.

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    3. Sorry, but Phil Dowd is weekly producing crucial mistakes, do not know where he has shown anything.
      (the most recent example is Chelsea-Newcastle, a ridiculous penalty)

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    4. Oh yeah, Wiley was great ref. I love him! The most important thing is that older referees (+40) have better charisma, personality. I think refereeing so long how it's possible and able would be good. 70yo referees would haven't a fitness so they would be out and what is wrong in a good 46-52 yo referee? I think he's even better than -35yo refs.

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    5. Anonymous2/9/12 06:48

      @ Yun Hyeon
      Where did you see that Collina wants to reduce the referees' age limit for WC from 45 to 38?

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    6. I somewhere read that too, but not Collina, Blatter wants to do that starting from Russia 2018 (do really not remember the article where I read it).

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  11. Faverani with a blatant and unexptectd mistake in Torino-Pescara, he missed a not difficult offside and Torino scored.

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  12. Ukrainian derby between Shakhtar and Dynamo will whistle Anatoliy Abdula with Oleksandr Korniyko and Volodymyr Volodin as assistant referees. Fourth official will be Andriy Kuzmin.

    Today, the match between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia will referee Sascha Kever with Rafael Zeder and Devis Dettamanti from Switzerland.

    Szymon Marciniak, the big UEFA talent from Poland has shown his fifth red card in third match in Ekstraklasa this season.

    CAF Champions League Appointments:
    01/09/2012, Cairo
    Zamalek (EGY) - Berekum Chelsea (GHA)
    Koman Coulibaly - Balla Diarra, Drissa Kamory Niaré - Ousmane Karembé (MLI)
    ***
    02/09/2012, Lubumbashi
    TP Mazembe (COD) - Al-Ahly (EGY)
    Néant Alioum - Évarist Menkouandé, Yanoussa Moussa - Christopher Ndé (CMR)
    ***
    02/09/2012, Radès
    Espérance ST (TUN) - Sunshine Stars (NGA)
    Khaled Abdel Rahman - Waleed Ahmed Ali, Mohammed Idam Hamid - Hashim Adam Ahmed (SDN)

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    1. The match Étoile du Sahel v Espérance ST on Matchday 4 was abandoned due to crowd disturbance. The CAF decided to disqualify Étoile du Sahel as a result and all results obtained previously by Étoile du Sahel within Group A were cancelled.

      http://www.goal.com/en/news/89/africa/2012/08/27/3334064/etoile-du-sahel-disqualified-from-caf-champions-league-due

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf-_MHER8lM

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    2. Interesting info, I read always with pleasure your posts, Yun, please don't stop ;)

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    3. Thank you very much for these nice words! It's nice to hear that. Finally it's my passion. Therefore, no problem :) Thanks a lot

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  13. Ale zato jedzie 11.09-2012 do Bragi na mecz wramach eliminacji MŚ PORTUGALIA & AZERBEJDRZAN chodzi mi o Marciniaka. Nowa lista polskich arbitrów kandydatów na mędzynarodowych dwaj amatorzy MAŁEK & LYCZMAŃSKI główni i jako ASSISTANT LIS równierz amator

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  14. Does anybody has a pic of FENERBACHE-SPARTAK MOSKVA offside by Sow AR2 Stephan Lupp?

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    1. http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3000/cfk28pgp_jpg.htm

      difficult to understand!

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    2. Sow's upper body seems to be offside, hard decision..

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  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlWSqYVEAm0
    Penalty given this evening by Tagliavento in Bologna-Milan.
    In my opinion, clear foul by Pazzini, before the slight pulling of his shirt by opponent.
    Wrong call.
    Another penalty given (correct this one) for the equalizer of Bologna (1-1).

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    1. Surely a foul but the pulling is too slight. Wrong call by Tagliavento.

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  16. Montenegro - Poland (07/09/2012, Podgorica)
    Kristinn Jakobsson - Sigurður Óli Þórleifsson, Jóhann Gunnar Guðmundsson - Þóroddur Hjaltalín (ISL)
    Observer: George Brian Smith (SCO)
    Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

    San Marino - Montenegro (11/09/2012, Serravalle)
    Neil Doyle - Ciaran Delaney, Mark Gavin - Robert Rogers (IRE)
    Observer: Claude Runavot (FRA)
    Delegate: Pjetur Sigurðsson (ISL)

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  17. Only see it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsxRp1O8KOw

    Rodgers Kola (KAA Gent) has been excluded in a match against Lokeren for a reckless tackle with both legs stretched on Laurens De Bock (who fortunately came from it without injury). Kola got 12 matches ban and 1.200 Euros fine. KNVB disciplinary committee called this act as "dangerous, aggressive, wild and reckless".


    Again a card show in Poland. In I liga (second tier) in a match between Zawisza Bydgoszcz and Arka Gdynia, the referee Jarosław Rynkiewicz from Szczecin showed 10 yellow and 4 red cards.

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    1. Correct decision, but Wouters should have waited until the offender stands up.

      A comparable foul happened in Anderlecht-AEL, too, the did not touch his opponent. Nonetheless, should have been second yellow (Wierzbowski signalized it, pointed at his breast pocket but Borski ignored it). Borski's performance was not even on EL level, report will probably follow somewhen today, mark will be 6.7 (Wierzbowski 8.2, Listkiewicz 8.1).

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    2. Sry of course Rostkowski.

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    3. It's not good to hear that. A pity that Borski didn't win his chance. But we have Szymon Marciniak who is ready to be promoted. However, I got the info that Borski will referee CL group stage. I am curious about it...

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  18. Observer of Pol van Boekel in Moldavia - England will be Georgios Bikas (GRE), delegate will be Trygve Bornø (NOR)

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  19. Noi wyszło że Fischer w tym meczu sparingowym w którym to miałbyć brutalnie odepchnięty przez Luisao to tylko fikcja Fischer symulował!!!Bo już w dwóch kolejkach 1.Bundesligi asystował u Kinhofer'a, gdyby naprawde coś mu się stało to niepowinien sędziować a tu prosze biega z chorągiewką po lini. Widać wszystko ucichło bo sprawa chyba w ogóle do władz UEFA a dokłnniej do komisji dyscypliny tej federacji nie trafiła. Słowem nienieccy schiedsrichter ty symulanci, może nie wszyscy ale Fischer na 100%

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  20. Denmark-Czech Republic and Bosnia-Latvia will have German referees.
    My guess is Brych and Meyer, because Gräfe is injured and for Aytekin it probably is too much. Of course, Stark is possible, too.

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  21. I think Aytekin is very probable for Bosnia Latvia. It is the right format for him, as first group ref. If Mateu Lahoz can get RUS-NIR, he can get BIH LVA, too.

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  22. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7-0H6O2Tos

    Penalty given by the first additional assistant referee Nicola Rizzoli in Udinese-Juventus. Referee was Paolo Valeri but at first he had whistled nothing, then he was "helped". A red card was given to Udinese keeper. I think that it's a wrong decision, I can accept the penalty call, but for sure the foul was made by one of the two Udinese defenders and not by the keeper. Therefore, the red card (it was still the first half) appearead as a too harsh decision.

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  23. It was not the foul of the goalkeeper, but of Udine's #5 who pushed the striker into the goalkeeper who has no fault at all. Mistake.

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  24. Anonymous3/9/12 11:37

    http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/preliminaries/matches/index.html

    Officials are announced

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    1. Anonymous3/9/12 12:28

      Slovenia - Switzerland ( Tagliavento )
      Finland - France ( Thomson )
      Scotland - Serbia ( Eriksson )
      Denmark - Czech Replubic ( Stark )

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  25. Here is topic where I update it:
    http://s8.zetaboards.com/ratetheref/topic/8376801/1/

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  26. It is amazing that the last 3 Latvia - Greece games had First Category Referees:

    WC Qualif. 10 Sep. 2008

    Latvia - Greece: Tony Chapron (FRA)

    Euro 2012 Qualif. 11 Sep 2011

    Latvia - Greece: Stanislav Todorov (BUL)

    WC Qualif. 07 Sep. 2012

    Latvia - Greece: Ivan Bebek (CRO)

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  27. GROUP E:

    Cyprus - Iceland (11/09/2012, Larnaca)

    Sebastien Delferiere, Frank Bleyen, Yves De Neve, Wim Smet (BEL)

    UEFA Delegate: Alvaro Albino (POR)
    FIFA Referees Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)

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    1. Hugh Dallas... strange.
      I have seen Delferiere many times and he always (!) was just poor. I can't see a talent in him.

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  28. In this week (from today to wednesday there is the meeting of Elite, Elite development and First category referees in Nyon (Switzerland).
    Many important instructions to be given by UEFA, I guess.
    Here the news:
    http://www.uefa.com/uefa/footballfirst/matchorganisation/refereeing/news/newsid=1854907.html

    Furthermore, under 21 appointments for qualifying matches on 6 september are here:


    http://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2013/matches/index.html

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  29. F. Taveira4/9/12 18:16

    11 Sep


    Serbia-Wales
    Duarte Gomes-Venacio Tomé-Ricardo Santos-JOão Ferreira

    Hungary-Netherlands
    Pedro Proença-Bertino Miranda-Tiago Trigo-JOão Capela

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  30. Chefren, have you seen Juventus - Parma? What do you think about yellow card to Diabany in 4'. Shouldn't it have been red?

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    1. I haven't watched the whole match, I'm going to watch that situation.
      Do you mean Biabiany?

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    2. Here:
      http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3004/nvp62e25_jpg.htm
      it seems that he hits the ball, before... I would accept that yellow card

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    3. Thank you very much :) Yeah, Biabiany ;)

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  31. This may not be the proper place to post it but I wanted to share it. :)
    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    http://www.voetbalblog.nl/nieuws/belgische-scheidsrechters-afgebeuld-in-bos

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  32. Does anyone know why tomorrow in Germany-Far Oer, the fourth official is from Northern Ireland and not from Scotland, like referee and assistants?

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    1. Strange. Yesterday there was John Beaton from Scotland at FIFA site...

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    2. I have found the answer:

      "Just a quick note that Northern Irish referee Arnold Hunter will now be acting as fourth official to Scotland's Bobby Madden tomorrow night as Germany face the Faroe Islands. John Beaton, according to the SFA's website, was forced to withdraw from the appointment. "


      Source: ratetheref


      So, no other Scottish FIFA referees available, it's possible that there also other Scottish appointments for 11 september's matches.

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  33. Anonymous6/9/12 14:52

    No scotish for 11 september

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  34. Wow Antti Munukka for Italy-Malta, I'm very curios about the Finnish referee.
    A small report will follow next week!

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  35. can someone tell me where to find the video with maribor-dinamo disallowed goal of maribor(no advantage),please?

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    1. http://max.tportal.hr/Maribor--Dinamo-01-sazetak-Video_13514_0__0.aspx

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    2. thanks a lot!

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    3. Anonymous7/9/12 09:37

      Is it offside if the forward was in offside position and defender score own goal?

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  36. WHAT THE INFO FOR POLISH REFEREEING!!!!

    Two referee teams will whistle in the first matchday of Champions League! Marcin Borski and unexpectedly Paweł Gil (18/19 September)!
    Szymon Marciniak will be the referee in the second matchday of Europa League.

    It's all because we had a new head of referees. Mr Przesmycki is amazing in contacts with UEFA :)

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    1. Very unexpected Gil!
      And after his Play Off, I think that Borski has to improve, and to do surely better in this group stage match.

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    2. Yes, it's so amazing with Gil. And Borski deserved it by his long and consistent career. However, he's a bit minimalistic with his style (card or nothing, strict official approach). And again it shows that friendships are really important in the world of refereeing :) Polish referees reach the group stage after Przesmycki became the head of Polish referees whilst Eksztajn was very poor diplomate and they haven't any chances to reach something.

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    3. Anyway, he has the needed experience to make his debut in Champions League group stage, considering also that last season he got a Europa League round of 32 match.
      He is 3 years younger thatn Borski, probably he could have an important future, too.
      Poland is an important country, and after Grzegorz Gilewski, there is again something important under the sky.
      By the way, just about Gilewsi, I would like to hear your opinion, Yun, as Polish... regards :)

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    4. Gilewski was excellent referee. Typical international level like now Tagliavento, Rocchi, even Skomina. He head the big chances to referee at 2010 World Cup, but then...

      From wikipedia:
      On 9 November 2008 Gilewski was detained by CBA in an investigation related to match-fixing in Polish football. He was charged the next day with three crimes: match-fixing, accepting bribes worth 120,000 PLN (ca. 30,000 EUR) and participation in an organised criminal group.

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  37. Full appointments:

    Marcin Borski - Rafał Rostkowski, Tomasz Listkiewicz - Maciej Wierzbowski - Dawid Piasecki, Daniel Stefański

    Paweł Gil - Marcin Borkowski, Piotr Sadczuk - Konrad Sapela - Robert Małek, Hubert Siejewicz

    Szymon Marciniak - Paweł Sokolnicki, Tomasz Listkiewicz - Radosław Siejka - Paweł Gil, Paweł Raczkowski

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  38. Also Spanish Referees in action.

    Velasco Carballo and Fernandez Borbalan both have games at CL Matchday 1.

    Undiano Mallenco has a match at CL Matchday 2.

    and Teixeira Vitientes and Mateu Lahoz both have games at EL Matchday 2.

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  39. German teams:
    CL:
    MD1: Stark/Salver/Pickel/Welz/Dingert
    MD2: Brych/Borsch/Lupp/Aytekin/Hartmann
    EL:
    MD1: Aytekin/Lupp/Walz/Fritz/Hartmann
    MD2: Meyer/Henschel/Bornhorst/Dingert/Welz
    MD2: Zwayer/Häcker/Scheppe/Fritz/Winkmann



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  40. Anonymous7/9/12 16:13

    I realy hope we'll se Fritz in EL, not only Zwayer. Seems like Meyer is first category for Colina and company.

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  41. Very good Bebek tonight at Riga. Correct penalty for Latvia and he proved to be more mature and maybe deserves another chance.

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    1. but he missed a couple of yellow card like in an action against Fortounis in first half,no?and it was an easy match...

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    2. Yes he missed 2-3 yellow cards but generally he was very good. I can't say it was an easy match especially talking into consideration the rain and the pitch. Report will follow by tomorrow.

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    3. ok if but if you miss 3 yellow cards,i am sorry but its not very good...

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    4. Many of us here have blamed Bebek at the past for throwing so easily his cards. In this particular match he should have kept his cards in his pocket mostly because of the rain and the horrible pitch. If you watch the whole match and not only the card management then you will agree that his performance was very good.

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  42. Anonymous7/9/12 23:21

    Tagvliavento with very hast yellow-red in Slovenia-Switzerland. Apart from this, he was good.

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    1. I saw the match for a few minutes and there was also a possible straight red card but Tagliavento gave a yellow, I don't know who was the player committing foul, it was very rude.


      Atkinson was good in Bulgaria-Italy, his card management was ok, but a crucial mistake came from Mullarkey, who missed a offside position in the action prior to the 2-2 and so the score was influenced. For the rest, in the other matches several red cards were directly issued by the referees: I watched the one given to Wales in first half by Johannesson, very correct call, terrible tackle with the ball away.
      And about Bebek: Edward is right, in the last times he showed poor performances, I remember a match in the last EL group stage one year ago, was shocking. Now it's a good thing if he is going to return on a acceptable level. Missed yellow are not a so big mistake, if aren't crucial for the match.

      I also saw (and here I ask for the opinion of Carlos) just a few minutes of Colombia-Uruguay, Heber Lopes seemed to be a very lenient referee, no cards in some situations in which it was needed, and overall a very lenient style.

      Correct penalty given by Mateu Lahoz in Russia - Northen Ireland.

      Today I will try to analyze other situations happened yesterday.

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    2. Furthermore, I'm not conviced by the penalty given to England in Moldova-England (Pol van Boekel) Handball? Yes, but please watch the situation.

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    3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAUkFpPFtGo
      Penalty given by Soto, this goal decided Ecuador-Bolivia.
      Doubts.

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    4. Nada...No penalty.
      Van Boekel's handball, the ball moves to the hand, small distance, but in the end, the hand prevents a shot on goal. Acceptable call I think, but the clearest penalty.

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  43. Yun i tu się mylisz jesliktoś ma najwieksze kontakty z ex POLISH-REFEREE to Przesmycki, a Mchał Liskiewicz, bo przecież syn "MISIA" TOMEK głównie dzięki znajomością ojca i poprzez układy dostał znaczek FIFA-ASSISTENT. Podobnie jest też w rumuni gdzie synowie skompromitowanego AVRAMAseniora MARIUS(FIFA-REFEREE)i VALENTIN(fifa-assistant) są na liscie FIFA dzięki układom. Wczoraj mecz POLSKA-CZARNOGURA 2 czerwone kartki i prawie bitka poprzez słabego KRISTTIN JAKOBSSON oglądałem 2 połowe i niemam pozytywnej oceny o nim

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  44. Penalty given in the first minutes of Montenegro - Poland:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVeQnJc1XGE

    Very difficult match to handle for Jakobsson, Montenegro fans tried to hit Polish players with firecrackers and other stuff... an example here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-bOy5CT670

    Furthermore, two straight red cards in second half, difficult to find video, if Yun Hyen has watched the match, he can explain it for us, anyway I think that it was a good choice to appoint an experienced referee for this match.


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    1. I watched only highlights... Can you imagine that match of Poland isn't broadcasted in Poland? Only Pay-per-View. I think Montenegro for all those incidents with firecracker should be strictly punished... Yesterday's match should have been abandoned. Jakobsson hadn't much control. He didn't want to abandone this match. But in example Germany or in every civilizated country such behaviour of fans should be punished by abandoning match, then wo, then strict fine. How does the ref continue game in which fans throw idiot stuff in direction of players?! Unbelievable. Two red cards was absolutely correct and were for hitting an opponent in the face. MNE player hit Lewandowski by elbow after receiving yellow card. And severe minutes later Obraniak 'hit' MNE player by head on head. Of course stupid behaviour and correct red card too.

      It's a pity but I must say that. Montenegro people are not in Europa, they are still in the war. The war with everyone.

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    2. I agree, I don't know, probably the referee had instructions from FIFA, to carry out at any rate the match, otherwise he was wrong in his behavior, the safety of Polish players was in danger.
      Anyway, FIFA now can act as needed, they could also invalidate the result of the game, giving a 3-0 win to Poland, but it's difficult. Probably a fine for Montenegro federation, and nothing more...

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  45. Anonymous8/9/12 14:02

    Yes Lopes hmm to describe him is difficult, he did not have a crucial call during the match, but overall was not a really good performance. He missed at least 2 or 3 YC, but as you say his approach was very leinet. He also had some problems with his gestures (if you watch the match you will understand what I mean). I dont liked his work, but at least he had no influence in the outcome, he was also reall tired at the end of the match (41 degrees and 90% of humedity, and he was in black) but he did a mistake that for me is important, he did not stopped the match for the players to hidratate, the weather conditions were terrible for them. I did not expected much of Lopes, but for this game there were not many options, Osses couldt because Colombia plays against Chile on tursday, Seneme had the last game of Colombia, Pezzotta was my choice, but he is not having much games, no Ecu ref possible since Uru plays against Ecu next week. Paraguay ref was possible but Col already had Amarilla and Uru already had Arias so it was difficult to sent a ref

    Soto's penalty is a joke, like it is a joke that he is on the pre-list, its only politics, but I hope they chanche him before takiing that plain to Zurich, he did a real mess in London, yesterday was a joker oin Quito and last week he messed one Sudamericana match, so I hope he will be out, we really have better refs.

    Seneme with a hard match, correct penalty, but I think he missed a 2nd YC for Braña, overall good work for him.

    I falled as sleep with Vazquez so im seeing it now, correct 2nd YC and excellent decision to repeat the free kick of the goal since the human wall moved from its position.

    Carlos

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    1. Thanks for you analysis, Carlos!
      Just a question: is there a reason for which Colombia and Uruguay played at that time in the afternoon under the sun and not in the evening or night, considering 41 degrees and a big humidity? It seems a nonsense.

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  46. Anonymous8/9/12 15:44

    Colombia wanted it, here it is the local team decision, and Colombia obviously knew how to take advantage of it...

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    1. The decision should be of CONMEBO or FIFA, not of the local federation... strange.
      As Bolivia is accostumed to play in a high altitude above sea level, Colombia is accostumed to play in the hot weather?
      The secrets of CONMEBOL ;)

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  47. Nie wiem o tym aby Collina proponował limit wieku w MŚ 38 lat ten pomysł poddał ale Sepp Blatter ale spotkał się ze sprzeciwem i pozostał piewotny pomysł szefa FIFA aby mecze MŚ i nietylko również MISTRZOSTWA na innych ontynentach czyli ME, MISTRZOSTWA OCEANI PUCHAR CONCACAF, AZJJI,AFRICAN-CAP-OF-NATION czy COPA-AMERICA sędziowali tylko i wyłącznie sędziowie zawodowi. I ten pomysł został oficjalnie przyjęty przez federacje

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  48. MNE - POL if someone wants to watch some situation like red cards. Red to Obraniak is harsh but still OK:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKLWC9nmjPM

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  49. Anonymous8/9/12 19:39

    Wales - Belgium... red card absolutely correct : Johanesson (SWE) was very good with this situation and good for the rest of the match

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  50. Terrible offside decision in Lithuania v Slovakia. Video available at 1:04 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC9eHekWCac

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  51. 2013 AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS Qualifying

    This match could become epical in the history of African football:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WoF4TZQf2s

    waiting for the return match on october, today also another match ended in a unexpected way: Mozambique - Morocco 2-0

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    1. I only have watched first minutes of Libya - Algeria. The referee was Badara Diatta from Senegal. Hi missed clear red card to Libya for two-legs tackle and then he should have booked three players for protests and one of them deserved red card for very very emotional shouting Diatta in the face from about 2cm. Ref only gave yellow to him and no card to the rest of players....

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  52. Kevin Blom fourth official of Danny Makkelie in Sweden - Ukraine under 21 EURO 2013 Qualifying.

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  53. SEPTEMBER APPOINTMENTS FROM 1st TO TODAY:

    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Barbados (01/09/2012, Kingstown)
    Collingham Delves - Kevin Michael, Salavos Samuel Jack - Caswell Peter Cambridge (VCT)

    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Barbados (02/09/2012, Kingstown)
    Caswell Peter Cambridge - Salavos Samuel Jack, Kevin Michael - Collingham Delves (VCT)

    Liberia - Malawi (04/09/2012, Monrovia)
    Emmanuel Neewon - Elisha Johnson, Anthony Dopoh - Jerry Yekeh (LBR)

    Cambodia - Philippines (05/09/2012, Phnom Penh)
    Virak Khuon (CAM)

    Jordan - Iran (05/09/2012, Amman)
    Ammar Ali Al-Junaibi - Yousif Idriss, Muhammad Bakr (UAE) - Muhammad Al-Zawairi (JOR)

    Japan - United Arab Emirates (06/09/2012, Niigata)
    Ma Ning (CHN)

    Lebanon - Australia (06/09/2012, Beirut)
    Christos Nikolaidis - Sotiris Viktoros, Georgios Papathomas (CYP)

    Qatar - Tajikistan (06/09/2012, Ingolstadt)
    Michael Weiner - Christoph Bornhorst, Holger Henschel (AUT) - Oliver Drachta (AUT)

    Sweden - China PR (06/09/2012, Helsingborg)
    Mattias Gestranius - Mikko Alakare, Marko Hänninen (FIN) - Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)

    Brazil - South Africa (07/09/2012, São Paulo)
    Néstor Fabián Pitana - Diego Yamil Bonfá, Gustavo Fabián Rossi Fagivoli (ARG)

    Singapore - Philippines (07/09/2012, Singapore)
    Suhaizi Shukri (MAS)

    Spain - Saudi Arabia (07/09/2012, Pontevedra)
    Anar Salmanov - Mübariz Haşımov, Yaşar Abbasov (AZE) - João Francisco Lopes Ferreira (POR)

    Uzbekistan - Kuwait (07/09/2012, Tashkent)
    Ravshan Irmatov - Jakhongir Saidov, Abdukhamidullo Rasulov - Valentin Kovalenko (UZB)

    Brazil - China PR (10/09/2012, São Paulo)
    Roberto Silvera Carlos Calcerrada - Miguel Ángel Nievas Acosta, Nicolás Alfredo Tarán Méndez (URU)

    Indonesia - Korea DPR (10/09/2012, Jakarta)
    Suhaizi Shukri (MAS)

    Czech Republic - Finland (11/09/2012, Teplice)
    Hubert Siejewicz - Konrad Sapela, Marcin Lis (POL)

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  54. Critical decisions from Marcin Borski in the first half of Turkey-Estonia game, i.e. a possible penalty-red card situation for Estonia, red card for Estonian player, disallowed goal for Turkey.

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  55. Bulgaria-Armenia (Studer): 8 yellow cards and 3 red.
    Match to be downloaded.

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    1. Can you please tell me from where i can download matches,please?

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    2. I'm still looking for it, too.
      If I'm able to find the whole match, I will add the link here

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    3. Here a small youtube video, but we can't understand so much of the given cards:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMe08BOm8mA

      It seems that a very big riot happened.

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  56. Anonymous11/9/12 22:07

    Penalty awarded by Aydinus for Norway in the last second of the match. Only saw it on TV, however yery, very doubtful... Please take a look.

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  57. Kuipers with expected level. Missed elbow of Klose, which deserved at least yellow card. Booking to Prodl was also on the borderline of red card but yellow card is good too (even more). Consistent, self-confident, official but not arrogant.
    Assistants with some doutful offsides, many times there weren't replays.
    Very good prseence of Liesveld who was active and helpfull all the time.

    Kuipers - 8,2
    van Roekel - 7,9
    Zeinstra - 8,2
    Liesveld - 8,2

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  58. Kuipers with expected level. Missed elbow of Klose, which deserved at least yellow card. Booking to Prodl was also on the borderline of red card but yellow card is good too (even more). Consistent, self-confident, official but not arrogant.
    Assistants with some doutful offsides, many times there weren't replays.
    Very good prseence of Liesveld who was active and helpfull all the time.

    Kuipers - 8,2
    van Roekel - 7,9
    Zeinstra - 8,2
    Liesveld - 8,2

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  59. Republic of Ireland - Oman (11/09/2012, London, England)
    Andre Marriner - Darren Cann, Stuart Burt - Lee Probert (ENG)

    Saudi Arabia - Gabon (11/09/2012, Beauvais, France)
    Ruddy Buquet - Cyril Gringore, Fredji Harchay - Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA)

    South Africa - Mozambique (11/09/2012, Nelspruit)
    Mbongiseni Elliot Fakudze - Thulani Sibandze, Bhekisizwe Isaiah Mkhabela - Simanga Pritchard Nhleko (SWZ)

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  60. Amarilla (PAR) with card for a dive in Ecuador v Uruguay. Looked to be a clear penalty and red card. 4:30 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDCSipO5naU

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    1. petschovschi12/9/12 09:38

      I agree. It was penalty. Red card is discutable.

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    2. I agree with petschovschi, in case of penalty (it seemed such) a yellow card would have been appropriate, considering the other defender, ready to take part in the action. Anyway, I can't explain the card for dive, it's a clear contact with the keeper.

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    3. Anonymous12/9/12 11:18

      In both the situations regarding penalties or not it should be a penalty and red card. First one it is very difficult to evaluate because there is another player and also goalkeeper is going to the ball, but if we stop video in the moment of the foul is clear that without a foul player is coming in clear goal scoring opportunity and that is why RED card. Second is much easyer if you stop the situation in the moment of contact is clear that is going for clear goal scoring opportunity even more because whitout a goalkepeer on the goal remaining player can defend a goal only by legs and whitout hands, that is why clear RED.

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    4. Why without hands? The remaining player can use his hands and he can get a red card for that.
      We have to read every possible situation.

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    5. Anonymous12/9/12 14:38

      Chefren tell me how many times except Suarez have you seen a player defending his goal with hands? Realysticli this happen 1 of 100% so put your self on the pitch and dont be referee in front of computer.I can see that you can be maybe good in theory but experience is more important.

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    6. I have never understood the argument that a player behind the goalkeeper would stop a referee from showing the red card.

      When we red card a defender as the last man, and the goalkeeper is left, we do not excuse the red card!!!

      So when it is the goalkeeper who commits the foul and a defender is behind him, why should we excuse that? It has to be a red card. The obvious goal-scoring opportunity is even more likely at that point.

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    7. I understand what you mean and under this aspect you are right.
      I haven't experience on the pitch, so I have to trust you.
      Waiting for a decision by IFAB, I want anyway to say that when it's possible to give yellow instead of red, it should be done, because we must see only a very clear goal-scoring opportunity, in order to give red.
      In the past it was also different, red cards were issued in many situations, correct me if I'm wrong.
      Finally, I want to post a video, as example.
      Here a decision by Daniele Orsato, Italian referee, 1 year and half ago, the match was Bologna-Napoli, Italian serie A.
      The 0-2 penalty is a correct decision, but many people were shocked by the yellow card (insted of red) given to Viviano (Bologna keeper) for his foul on Lavezzi.
      I think that it was a good decision, because another defender was running in the middle of the area and the position of the foul was not directly in front of the goal line.


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    8. Here the link of the video, sorry I forgot it:


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myz6XDpKOoc

      usaref, I'm interested also in your opinion abut that, if you can give it... Italian referee committee stated that this decision was correct

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    9. This situation puzzled me as well. One thing is sure. It is different to watch something like this inside the pitch and from your TV or from a video.

      Truth be told I can't blame any referee who would give a red card at this situation. I would probably have done myself. After all it is a matter of interpretation. Watching it from here I would go for the Yellow Card (mostly because of the defender). But inside the pitch where it happens in real time then the Red Card would probably be my choise.

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    10. Chefren - in the Bologna/Napoli situation, I agree with the yellow card. But not because of the defender in the center of the field. I think the ball has been played too far away from goal and too far from the attacker. By the time he would be able to re-collect possession, he would not have a good angle to score. So the opportunity would not be obvious.

      So I agree with the yellow, but I think it's much different than the Ecuador/Uruguay situation.

      These situations are debatable, of course. But I am still amazed that Amarilla decided to call this a dive and give a yellow card to the attacker.

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    11. Ok, and about the mistake of Amarilla we totally agree...

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  61. Aydinus penalty:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqW6ZjOI25U

    Impossible to understand, there aren't other videos, at least for now.

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    1. Anonymous12/9/12 20:55

      I saw at least a dozen replays yesterday. Maybe there had been a slight contact, but the fall had been theatralic. IMO no penalty, but difficult to evaluate on spot, Aydinus had to make a call (we cannot ignore the fact that the penalty was for the home team). It would be a decision to make by the AAR if there was one.

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  62. Jordan - Australia 2-1 Yesterday

    Referee was: Abdullah BALIDEH (QAT)

    I want your opinions on the penalty he gave

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDfuDNNYEfc

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    1. Jordan player was able to hide the ball from the opponent with a sudden movement of his body, that was an excellent action. The Australian player was a bit naive: at first, a late attempt with his leg, and after that, also the hands on the body of the opponent.
      The doubts probably come from the fall of the opponent: it seems incosistent with what happened before.
      Therefore, in my opinion what we can say is that Jordan player was able to get the most from that situation.
      We can also wonder if Joran player had a reason to fall instead of going on with the ball, having overcome the opponent.

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    2. Anonymous13/9/12 07:57

      Wrong call by the referee : for me it's clearly a dive

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  63. I just want to emphasize Kuipers' very good performance yesterday. Good feeling for the game, brave penalty call, correct bookings and only missed a few tackles in the midfield (respectively evaluated their seriousness wrongly). Assistants top.

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    1. OK, but missed Klose's elbow was not such minor mistake. Overall, very good performance. Assistants - hmmm. Many situations to solve, but we must remember 10cm offside that is signaled by assistant is wrong call. Head of Polish referees said that in this case assistant mustn't raise his flag because it would be only his feeling, no more. And assistant must raise his flag when he's 100% sure it's offside. In sum, offside call from the finish when Austria player was about 10 cm (half foot) offside is wrong. Many situations weren't replayed so we can't check them.

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  64. Post for Kika and all other people interested.

    http://barevhayer.com/sport/19565-bulgaria-armenia-full-match

    Here you can find the full match Bulgaria-Armenia, two videos on youtube, one for the first and one for second half.

    I'm going to download it.

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  65. thanks a lot chefren but i meant where i could generally download matches and not particular this one.if you can help me...
    BTW congratulations on your attitude in your previous conversation with anonymous and your low profile...

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    1. There is one site with many matches to download:
      www.rojadirecta.me
      I think it would be helpful to you.

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    2. Thanks for your congratulations to me.

      I use rojadirecta, the site that Yun Hyeon already posted.

      Here the exact link of the forum for full matches download:

      http://forum.rojadirecta.es/forumdisplay.php?15-Partidos-en-descarga-%28Full-matches%29

      Furthermore, I can add a site thank to a suggestion by Niclas:

      http://www.fullmatches.net/


      and finally, sometimes also on youtube you can also find some full matches...



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    3. ok thanks a lot guys

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  66. Armenia have decided to complain against the result of the match in Bulgaria due to those episodes in the game where - according to the laws of the game - protests can be posed. They probably mean the sending offs Studer issued.

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  67. News from Russia:

    Roberto Rosetti has suspended the referee Vitalij Anisimov for an indefinite time, due to many complaints received after the match Spartak Nalchik – Torpedo Moskva (1-2), played one week ago (6 September). Many strange things, according to several sources, happened in this game. The crucial episode was the decision to give an inexistent penalty in the NINTH minute of added time (4 minutes given, but referee let the game go on other 5 minutes without reason) in second half, to the away team.
    Roberto Rosetti has also stated that the suspension was a decision on his own initiative, and he wants to make everything clear as soon as possible.

    I'm going to look for the full match.


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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtHRaFtA-nI

      Here the penalty given in the 90'+8

      no comment

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    2. Ok now I have seen everything. Where on earth he saw that penalty? I can't imagine what would have happened if such a penalty would be given in Champions League or Europa League or even worst World Cup.

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  68. 2 Greek appointments for EL

    20-9-2012

    Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
    Assistants: Dimitrios Saraidaris, Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
    Additional Assistants: Stavros Tritsonis, Anastasios Kakos (GRE)
    Fourth Official: Ilias Alexeas (GRE)

    04/10/2012

    Referee: Anastasios Kakos (GRE)
    Assistants: Christos Akrivos, Dimitrios Tatsis (GRE)
    Additional Assistants: Michael Koukoulakis, Ilias Spathas (GRE)
    Fourth Official: Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)

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    1. Anonymous15/9/12 00:13

      MD1 CL
      Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
      AR: Milovan Ristić (SRB) , Igor Radojčić (SRB)
      AAR: Milenko Vukadinović , Miodrag Gogić (SRB)
      Fourth Official: Vladimir Jovanovic (SRB)

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  69. U21 Play Off draw.

    Spain - Denmark
    Italy - Sweden
    Czech Republic - Russia
    Slovakia - Netherlands
    Germany - Switzerland
    England - Serbia
    France - Norway

    First teams will be host at 12 Oct.

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    1. I think that Elite referees are needed there

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  70. F. Taveira14/9/12 15:07

    Luisão with a 2 month suspension + 2550 euro fine. FPF decision about Fisher episode.

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    1. Anonymous14/9/12 15:08

      http://www.fpf.pt/portal/page/portal/PORTAL_FUTEBOL/FEDERACAO/NOTICIA?notid=13168518

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  71. petschovschi14/9/12 15:45

    "Laurent Duhamel dirigera son tout premier match de la saison ce vendredi à 18h45 à l'occasion du sommet de la 7e journée de Ligue 2 entre l'ASM Fc et Dijon FCO. Agé de 43 ans, celui-ci va ainsi démarrer sa quinzième saison dans l'arbitrage de haut niveau !"

    Tonight, at Monte Carlo, will be 1st game of the season for Duhamel.

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  72. Ten nice photos from Turkey - Estonia with Borski
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.462200373824135.114028.200321686678673&type=1

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    1. Interesting, observer was Karlsson, another big name after Vassaras.
      And now, his CL debut with Collina?

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    2. His CL debut (Play-Offs) was big crap to be honest and I am stunned that he gets the chance at all in group stage. A phenomenon at all that guys like Aydinus and Borski are in ED, Aydinus is surely only there as he is along with Cakir the only Turkish professional ref, have a look at his palmarès, many interruptions and actually only low profile matches. And then there is also Uilenberg's influence - maybe.

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    3. Borski is also professional referee.

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  73. Referee is Roberto Garcia

    Leon vs. Chivas

    1st red card 1:10-1:22(including replays). Player gets ball, but follows through with spikes high, and trailing second leg.

    Penalty Decision given 2:17-2:29 seems very theatrical by the attacker, but the defender seems to definitely catch him going through.

    2nd Red Card 3:01-3:17 Players hits a shot that is blocked and then appears to stomp the defender.

    I think these 3 decisions are spot on, and think Garcia has refereed a fine game. Opinions? Also, I think some referees might view one or 2 of these decisions differently at speed. Also, for the 2nd red card Magallon is a former Chivas player does this play into Garcia's mind at all during this decision?(I really do not know for sure if Magallon left on bad terms, but just a general question). As always thanks!

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    1. You forgot the link...

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    2. Here:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qacv8RjpBFc

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    3. Brave decisions, I agree. The red cards are correct, but (as you said, too) we are accostumed to see lenient referees, in these situations. The problem is always this: we should have the same consistency but it's impossible.
      About the penalty: theatrical fall, but the decision seems correct.

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  74. Just found out that Georgios Bikas (GRE) will be referee's observer at Montpellier - Arsenal. The strange thing is that Olympiakos participates in this Group.

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  75. Deniz Aytekin sent off a player today with two immediate yellow cards for his goal celebration. The player took off his shirt AND climbed the fence. Correct decision after the rulebook, but an absurd rule, which nearly nobody understood (surprisingly the player's coach did).
    Aytekin said: "It pains you a little, but I had no choice. As the executive, I had to carry it out."
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xn2UjvyEc8 (from 1:30)

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  76. UEFA does not care whether the observer's nationality is in the same group, that happened sometimes last season as well.
    I can understand Aytekin and am still wondering how long it will take the players' brains to recognize that they should not do that.

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  78. Aytekin took the correct decisions, also here in Italy one year ago a player was booked due to climbing on the fence. At first, it seemed a strange booking because it rarely happened here, but after that, it was explained. Luckily for the player, in that case he didn't take off his shirt.

    By the way Niclas, I think that we can understand and "forgive" the behavior of the player, he scored the 3-2 goal in the last minute of the game, if he has accepted the decision of the referee being aware of his faults, we should not blame him :D

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  79. Yes, right ;)
    Anyway, UEFA takes its time with the appointments, normally they should have been out a few minutes ago.

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  80. My guess for Real Madrid - Mancherster City is Cakir.

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    1. I hope so, but I think it'll be Rizzoli.

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    2. Someone posted at Ratetheref that Proenca has this match. Can't be sure if it is true.

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    3. I told it Chefren in a mail, Rizzoli or Proenca should get this match, I think both would fit to the character of the match. If it's true, UEFA has made a good appt to my mind.

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    4. *I told Philipp, not Chefren

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  81. Rizzoli has a game (Chievo-Lazio) today at 12:30 pm, I think that it's difficult to see him again on the pitch tuesday.
    Probably, he has a match on wednesday.
    And I think that Orsato is also ready to make his debut, according to some rumors.

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  82. Orsato could have Olympiacos Schalke I think - if the rumours are true.

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  83. Confirmed by Dutch FA:

    Paris Saint-Germain (Fra) - Dynamo Kyiv (Ukr)
    Referee: Björn Kuipers (Ned)
    AR: Van Roekel - Zeinstra
    4O: Simons
    AAR: Liesveld - Janssen

    Link: http://knvb.nl/nieuws/24417/kuipers-aangesteld-voor-duel-champions-league

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  84. Anonymous16/9/12 12:34

    Skomina for Real - City!

    Dortmund - Ajax ; Tagliavento
    Milan - Anderlech ; Collum
    Malaga - Zenit ; Clattenburg
    Olympiacos - Schalke ; Borbalan
    Montpellier - Arsenal ; Velasco Carballo
    PSG - Kiev ; Kuipers
    Zagreb - Porto ; Orsato

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  85. Dinamo Zagreb - Porto: Orsato
    Paris Saint Germain - Dynamo: Kuipers
    Montpellier - Arsenal: Velasco Carballo
    Olympiakos - Schalke: Fernandez Borbalan
    Malaga - Zenit: Clattenburg
    Milan - Anderlecht: Collum
    Dortmund - Ajax: Tagliavento
    Real - City: Skomina

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  86. Champions League, Matchday 1, 18 September 2012
    Group A: Dinamo Zagreb-Porto
    Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
    Group A: PSG-Dynamo Kyiv
    Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
    Group B: Montpellier-Arsenal
    Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
    Group B: Olympiacos-Schalke 04
    Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
    Group C: Málaga-Zenit
    Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
    Group C: Milan-Anderlecht
    Referee: William Collum (SCO)
    Group D: Dortmund-Ajax
    Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
    Group D: Real Madrid-Man. City
    Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)

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