December 2, 2016

Referee Advent Calendar - Door 2: Information on UEFA Refereeing on Matchday 6

Door 2 is opened - below you find all relevant information on next week's UEFA club competitions including referee observers and delegates for Champions and Europa League as well as the match officials for Youth League.


> Observers and Delegates for UCL & UEL

> Youth League Appointments

29 Comments:

  1. So we have Batta in Lisbon for Benfica - Napoli.
    A very important test for the referee appointed for this game...

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    1. Hm, Marciniak does not really need that.
      So maybe rather Eriksson, also already looking towards the CL final.
      It should not be a match for experiments due to the standings.

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    2. I agree with you. Marciniak wouldn't suit so much with a committee member, no need. In addition to Eriksson, I think we can consider Mateu Lahoz. He experienced some problems in recent times and perhaps committee wants to check if he is back at the top of reliability after the injury...

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  2. My turn to go off topic: two extremely interesting situations from the MLS semi-final, two days ago. Can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f35_KxPueB4
    The first one starts at 1:00. Either the referee had bionic eyes, or he was lucky...
    The second starts at 1:44. significant controversy has arisen over what should have been the correct punishment (it's astonishing, even with the referee being in a bad angle, that no card was given). I personally vote for YC. Jonathan Jonson, one of PRO's assistant referees, said on twitter it was "close to red." THoughts?

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  3. Marciniak will get Real Madrid v Dortmund IMO as Rizzoli is ruled out from that game as Trentalange is the observer... Rizzoli might be a favourite for Bayern Munich v Atletico Madrid??

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    1. I agree on Marciniak.
      Bayern vs Atletico is sonorous, but they are playing for nothing, so I don't expect Rizzoli there.
      I think he will be at a less sonorous, but important match, maybe in Eindhoven or Tottenham.

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    2. Trentalage with Marciniak would be indeed a logical choice: observation on the road to WC 2018, as it happened for Sidiropoulos in Celtic - Borussia M.
      I think the only other option for this game, given Trentalange as observer, is Turpin.

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    3. Turpin for Real Madrid v Dortmund is way too unlikely IMO...
      By the way is there any chance that some experienced Elite referee might end up with 4 games like Çakır and Rizzoli did last year?? Maybe Brych, Mazic or Kuipers this time??

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  4. Interesting appointment in czech league. Kralovec has match with Nadvornik and Slysko. So another match MD6? Difficult question

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    1. Thanks for this news, I checked now all the games assigned to Roman Slyško in Czech major league, he is indeed very rarely appointed. Do you know if there is a cooperation between the two federations?
      The last game of Roman Slyško in Czech Republic was 4 days before the very important Roma - Real Madrid in Champions League (13 - 17/02/16).
      Very particular...

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    2. Slysko is appointed in czech league only rarely, once or twice in season. If he is appointed, it is always before matchin champions league.

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    3. And probably no cooperation, no other slovak referee in czech major league and probably no czech referes in slovak league.

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  5. Thus week in Eredivisie, Kuipers, Nijhuis and Makkelie are all without appointments... Can we expect them in Europe this MD (although Kuipers and Nijhuis are done with 3 group games)??

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    1. Makkelie is in Japan for Club World Cup as VAR.

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    2. Oops sorry... I totally forgot that.. What about Kuipers and Nijhuis??

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    3. I don't know: it is possible that some top ranked Elite officials could get the fourth game, however one year ago with Rizzoli and Çakır it was something extra-ordinary. Now the number of Elite referees has increased.
      We will see...

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  6. OT:What do you guys think about Carlos Glos Gomez appointment for El Clasico?

    There has been many complains coming from Madrid fans,hopefully Clos Gomez manages to handle Clasico well..

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    1. For me it is a good choice. I have always considered him one of the best referees in LaLiga.

      Many of those complaints come from the newspaper MARCA, which started some kind of pressure on the referee campaign a few days (or even maybe hours) after the appointment was released. It is a really biased newspaper (they're even asking if the tournament could be already decided if Madrid wins), and of course many supporters read it and then start blaming Clos Gómez on twitter because of statistics (number of Barcelona wins with him as a referee, matches lost by Madrid, some previous mistakes which may have had a positive outcome for Barcelona, and even the results of previous matches between both teams, and also because after one match, Mourinho appeared in a press conference with a list of 13 mistakes that he thought Clos Gómez had made).

      Another reason is that this season, there have been some mistakes which have benefited Barcelona. For instance, the match in Mestalla against Valencia or the wrongly disallowed goal for Real Sociedad in Anoeta last week that you posted.

      I don't know in other countries, but here in Spain, unfortunately, there is a lot of noisy people who think that every mistake is made in order to damage their teams, and that there is a campaign by the RFEF against them. And that happens with Madrid fans, Barcelona fans, Atlético fans, Sevilla fans, Valencia fans, Deportivo fans, and so on. The worrying bit is that it also reaches the media and is treated as a fact by some important newspapers.

      So my point (after all this text, sorry) is that this criticism BEFORE the match is common in Spain, for all the referees.

      Good luck for Carlos Clos Gómez tomorrow, and I wish he enjoys his last season.

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    2. Well,to me for sure he cant be any worse than the one ref who was last in charge of El Clasico,Mr. Alejandro Hernández who didnt have the same criterium and consistency in his decisions for whole match.

      Hopefully Clos Gomez has a great match tomorrow.

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  7. A warning for our readers: Please don't reveal confidential appointments for CL / EL if the info comes from internal sources. This could cause troubles to the involved officials. Thanks.

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  8. Without saying too much, we are having at least 2 UCL debuts next week. Balticum and Eastern Europe involved.

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    1. Mažeika and Kružliak?

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    2. After a long while, I should note this: CL debut for Huseyin Gocek should have come at some point. He is a high standard referee with strong performances for years at international level.

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    3. Well, I don't think Gocek will be appointed in CL. Mazeika should be clear as he's the only referee from Balticum, who comes into question for a CL match. Another candidates are, in my view, Kruzliak (maybe the most likely one), Raczkowski (would be quite surprising) and Vad (depends on how you define 'debut';) )

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  9. Balticum is for sure Mazeika, and Eastern Europe depends how far east you go ;) My guess: Kruzliak, Liany, Vincic, Gocek. In that order.

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  10. @Niclas and Chefren
    Please drop a hint or two on whether any experienced Elite referee will be ending the group stage with 4 matches ?? 😉

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    1. We don't know that. We don't know the names!

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    2. Another day of eagerly waiting 😋

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