June 17, 2016

Refereeing Analyses for Matches 13-15 (Skomina RUS-SVK, Karasev ROU-SUI, Collum FRA-ALB)

A bit later and shorter than usual: Our analyses for Damir Skomina's, Sergei Karasev's and William Collum's debuts at EURO 2016.


Damir Skomina's Team in Russia vs Slovakia

Slovenia's referee team headed by Damir Skomina showed one of the most uncomplicated performances of the tournament so far. This easy-going match without many highlights save some beautiful goals and more exciting last 10 minutes was definitely no big test for the EURO referee with the highest number of international matches. Good performances of his teammates as well except 1 missed corner (AAR1 Jug's responsibility) and a slightly exaggerated reaction to a very light contact by AR2 Vukan who very heavily raised his flag (for almost nothing). AR1 with many good and close calls.


Positive Points:

1| Match Control and Acceptance: No problems. Full acceptance, convincing control level.

2| Disciplinary Control. His line suited to the game. In 7', he sent a subtle signal by the first more intense whistle and showing presence at a foul. Correct YC in 46' for a reckless tackle. It stayed the only card of the match. Well done.

3| Foul detection. No real mistake. Just be more careful for incidents after the ball has already crossed the sideline.


Points for Improvement:

1| At times, better whistle a free-kick in 50:50 situations. Examples are 38' or a foul on the goalkeeper at the end of the game.

2| Skomina could think about adapting his mood to the fair and easy character of the game. Here and there, a small smile does not harm. He stayed very focussed and humorless during the 90 minutes. No problem with that, as it was a sign of full concentration.


Our Observers' Mark Proposals



Ø
Artur (SUI)
Carter (AUS)
Chefren (ITA)
Detelin (BUL)
Edward (GRE)
Harry
(ENG)
Niclas
(GER)
RayHD (POL)
Rik (NED)
Maxi (GER)
Ref: Skomina
8.40
n.a.
n.a.
8.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8.4
8.4
8.4
n.a.
AR1: Praprotnik
8.45


8.5

8.4

AR2: Vukan
8.40


8.4


8.4

AAR1: Jug
8.30


8.3

8.3

AAR2: Vinčić
8.40


8.4


8.4

4OF: Eriksson
8.40


8.4


8.4












TEAM AVERAGE
8.39









 


Sergei Karasev's Team in Russia vs Slovakia

One of the more unknown referees at this tournament gave his debut: Russian Sergei Karasev. Along with his teammates, he showed one of the best performances so far. Apart from some points for improvement with regard to basics like card showing procedure or prevention, he had a uniform line and stayed consistent and concentrated for the entire 90 minutes. And: He awarded a correct, but definitely extra-ordinary penalty kick.

Important Situation:

The key decision of the match was the penalty given in 1



That surely was the key decision of the match. The penalty in 18' resulted from an unfair and equally stupid action by SUI #2. While ROU #7 enters the penalty area and fights himself through the Suisse defensive row - as replays show he shortly pulled a Suisse player's jersey which was not visible for Karasev - #2 clearly holds and pulls his kit for several seconds. 

Absolutely correct decision. As said, Switzerland have some reasons to protest as there was a holding from ROU #7 earlier. But that happened in a dead angle for both referee and AAR2, so no complaint.

Karasev well communicates his decision by imitating the shirt pulling with a gesture. Quick acceptance is ensured by that. He well keeps away protests which nonetheless crop up then - but maybe, the intensity with which he does that is a bit exaggerated. He should also refrain from making several steps back as this can be read like stepping back from the decision he has just taken. He should better stand there, rooted to the ground signalling: This is my decision, I don't move away from it.". 

Before the penalty kick execution, he just turns a lap of honour...well. Prevention is good, but looks a bit artificial here and...of course very amusing :)

Positive Points:

1| Consistent Line: Clear approach, clear foul selection, absolutely predictable and consistent. Almost faultless.

2| Courage to take a massive key decision which itself is 100% correct, but is nonetheless everything but a decision that you take every day.

3| Fitness, Positioning, Movement.


Points for Improvement:

1| Card-showing procedure: Take the whistle out of your mouth, isolate players, raise cards from a social distance, raise them in a determined way.

2| Adequate reaction to light protests that are normal after penalty kick decisions.

3| Pay more attention to your body language and to what signals you send via your body and behaviour prior to penalty kicks.


Our Observers' Mark Proposals



Ø
Artur (SUI)
Carter (AUS)
Chefren (ITA)
Detelin (BUL)
Edward (GRE)
Harry
(ENG)
Niclas
(GER)
RayHD (POL)
Rik (NED)
Maxi (GER)
Ref: Karasev
8.47
n.a.
n.a.
8.5
n.a.
n.a.
8.5
8.4
8.4
n.a.
8.5
AR1: Golubev
8.40



8.4
8.4

AR2: Kalugin
8.35




8.4
8.3

AAR1: Lapochkin
8.40



8.4
8.4

AAR2: Ivanov
8.40




8.4 8.4

4OF: Kulbakov
8.40



8.4 8.4












TEAM AVERAGE
8.43









 


William Collum's Team in France vs Albania

Scottish William Collum completed a very decent day for UEFA's Referee Team. In France's late but deserved 2:0 win over Albania, the 37-year old teacher convinced with a very lenient but consistent application of the Laws of the Game. No big decisions to take - his teammates weren't that busy either, AR2 with 2 offside mistakes and 1 missed corner (also AAR2 responsibility) did not have his best evening though - despite a very good onside in 40'.


Positive Points:

1| Allowed the play to flow and prosper. He refrained from evitable stoppages. Very tolerant and consistent foul selection that kept speed in the match. Good teamwork in terms of that as well (e.g. a deliberate handball close to AR1 / AAR1 which was not visible for Collum).

2| Modest and respectul personality. Very concentrated and eager impression.

3| Sprinting Abilities and Positioning.


Points for Improvement:

1| Collum must be aware of the limitations of the leniency. In several occasions, a free-kick would have been a better decision. It is good to keep speed in the game - sometimes it is even better to take some speed out of it to prevent things nobody wants to see (e.g. retaliation). Keep control. And 1-2 situations were simply missed fouls.

2| Punish dangerous play (high legs) appropiately. In 42', I would have strongly appreciated a yellow card for the way too high leg of Evra. A good moment for the first yellow card that would have been accepted by everyone was thus missed. Later in the game, there was another high leg which he identified correctly though.


Our Observers' Mark Proposals



Ø
Artur (SUI)
Carter (AUS)
Chefren (ITA)
Detelin (BUL)
Edward (GRE)
Harry
(ENG)
Niclas
(GER)
RayHD (POL)
Rik (NED)
Maxi (GER)
Ref: Collum
8.30
n.a.
8.3
8.3
n.a.
8.3
n.a.
8.3
8.3
n.a.
8.3
AR1: Macgraith
8.40

8.4
8.4



AR2: Connor
8.25

8.2
8.3



AAR1: Madden
8.40

8.4
8.4



AAR2: Beaton
8.35

8.4
8.3



4OF: Oliver
8.35

8.3
8.4














TEAM AVERAGE
8.33



4 Comments:

  1. Shouldn't be Jug's average mark - 8,35?

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    1. No: (8.30 + 8.30)/2 = 8.30. ;-)

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    2. He was right, I wrongly inserted an 8.4 by Chefren instead of the 8.3 given by him. Now it should be correct.

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  2. "nice" advantage though before 2-0 for Collum:
    7.20 here http://livetv.sx/en/showvideo/357305_france_albania/ (6.20 live)

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