nottsblue wrote:I have big concerns about the refereeing. We have had shocking decisions in major games and leg breakers go unpunished over the last few seasons now. Can’t see that suddenly changing now. And TB’s quote from the PL chief executive, Scudamore, is very telling.
Just hope we play like last season and make it irrelevant what they do.
Of course it's right to be concerned about the officiating for the season ahead.
Only a complete fuckwit would think all is well after the last 6 or 7 years in particular - right up until about 5 games in last season was disgraceful with the penos for, not given against, sending offs etc. Even after that, as mentioned, there was this weird run where we were fair game for leg breaking tackles and that went on for quite a while.
Let's face it, there's no way the standard of officiating is going to dramatically improve this season, so the best we can hope for is that we perform like the greatest team the premier league has ever seen... again. That's obviously not going to be easy, but it's easier than expecting help from officials. I don't want help from the officials and never will... which is probably just as well, because I can't ever see that assisting us in winning the league