Our victory over Man City was a very hard fought victory, especially when we were once again playing against 12 men (11 City players plus 1 Referee).
Once again we had a totally inept performance from the so called top premiership referees, this time Lee Mason, and my big worry is that these ‘little jobsworths’ could scupper our chances of a Champions League spot – if we ourselves are good enough to do it.
As those of you who read my blogs on a regular basis, it is not the first time i have had a ‘Rant’ at referee’s and i doubt it will be the last. This time around, Samir Nasri should have been SENT OFF for his diabolical challenge on Walker, let alone the other 6 or 7 fouls he committed, yet he did not even receive a yellow card in the whole game. Lee Mason didn’t give us a thing all game which led of course to all the ironic cheers when we did get a free kick along with a 30,000 rendition of ‘Can We Have A Referee’.
I will make the point again that Referee’s are so awful, not solely their fault but the system, because they have never played the game themselves. They have absolutely no idea of whether a player is fouling deliberately or if it’s an accidental challenge (which would then not be a foul). And of course as we know to our cost, there is one rule for the so called top clubs and one for the rest. It is not just Lee Mason, but EVERY single referee in the premiership. Even ex crap referee Graeme Poll said on the radio the other week that the Referees generally will not give decisions too early against the so called top clubs because of retribution.
My argument, is that ALL referee’s should have played the game of Football for a minimum of 10 Years (even playing in local leagues) before being allowed to become a referee. In this way, they will get a ‘feel’ for the game, they would understand what tackling was, and would also understand what diving and obstruction is. Until we get that in our game, all teams (apart from the so called top 4) will struggle to get into that elite position.
We (Tottenham) generally get rough decisions against us – lets face it, we haven’t had a ‘penalty’ in the league all season, and haven’t had a penalty at WHL for 2 years. Just look at how many penalties Man U, the Scum and Chelsea have had over that time.
The time has come for the F.A. (yes the F*****g A******s) to sort the refereeing out in this country so that All teams play on a level playing field. As for this season as I said before, i really feel our chances of making the Top 4 could be scuppered by the inept and pathetic performances of referee’s.
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