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World Cup 2014

Top ten worst things of the World Cup

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I am back to my dull and boring life. Without anything useful to do besides changing a flat tire on my car, I have reflected on the top ten worst things of this world cup. There was a lot of shit to consider, from the social problems in Brazil that perhaps became more prominent during the World Cup. But more directly related to the tournament these are the ten worst (and believe me, it was not

Day 1 of the World Cup: Monrovia, Liberia

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It was a tough day. Not only for me, but also to a bunch of football players in Brazil. I was tired when the opening match started and so it seemed that 22 players from Brazil and Croatia were. It was a slow match, with only occasional outburst of class. Seen over the entire match Brazil's victory was well-deserved, but I think it left a bit of a sour taste for all the football fans who love

Major League Soccer

THE STARTING 11: Baldomero Toledo pastimes

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No two words strike fear into the hearts of MLS supporters more than: Baldomero Toledo. The name is whispered in terror across pre-match terraces; alerted across new media like an oncoming tornado warning... grown men have shed single dramatic tears of impending doom upon its utterance. He is but one man but if he has been selected to officiate your MLS match you can be sure of one thing.

Who Whistles the Whistlemen?

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[...] Abreu's friends and relatives immediately "rushed into the field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body.

Local news media say the spectators also decapitated Silva and stuck his head on a stake in the middle of the field.

While we just bitch about MLS refs on Twitter.

MLS Western Conference final

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The MLS Western conference second leg final yesterday saw the Seattle Sounders, in front of a great crowd in Seattle, win 2-1 over the LA Galaxy. However, this was not enough, as Galaxy had won a resounding 3-0 victory in the first leg that puts them in the National final to defend their title from last year against the same team as last year, Houston Dynamo.

The Lowry Lowdown: On Referees, Bad Calls and Mistakes

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David Junior Lopes #3 of the Los Angeles Galaxy receives a yellow card from referee Silviu Petrescu (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

It's happened before and it will happen again. Bad calls, missed calls and mistakes on the part of referees are as much a part of the game of soccer as is the ball being round.

Arsenal

Do Arsenal have to beat Man City AND officials to win title?

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Sin City by Big Gun Dear Arsenal fans, I was reading an interesting article earlier about how Man City are turning into the new Man United. Ever since the departure of Alex Ferguson, United seemed to have the odds stacked against them. Many are saying they have lost the fear factor they used to beat [.

Why this BPL title would be Wenger’s best Arsenal achievement

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Winning this title would be Wenger's greatest achievement. by NS Going a full league season unbeaten was an incredible feat for Arsenal back in the 2003/2004 season. Like many, I doubted that Arsenal, or any club for that matter, could surpass it. Since then, the football landscape has changed. Chelsea, a club that had offered [.

Oi Ref …. You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

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It is only fair to say from the outset that if you are not interested in the way we fans are involved in the running of our favourite sport, and the idiosyncrasies of referees — do not read on!

We have from time to time on AA discussed refereeing inconsistencies with heated debate frequently ensuing and the antics of the officials this week end should make them hang their heads in shame.

Oi Ref …. You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

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It is only fair to say from the outset that if you are not interested in the way we fans are involved in the running of our favourite sport, and the idiosyncrasies of referees — do not read on!

We have from time to time on AA discussed refereeing inconsistencies with heated debate frequently ensuing and the antics of the officials this week end should make them hang their heads in shame.

Arsenal rivals beware! Gunners’ luck is finally turning

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There have been a few signs recently that the football gods are finally starting to pick on someone else. Arsenal have been plagued with bad luck since before the start of the season, with injuries, illness, cup draws and bad refereeing decisions all conspiring to try and disturb the quest to end an eight year [.

Surely Arsenal MUST be due some GOOD luck soon FFS

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I know that I might be just a tiny bit biased towards Arsenal, but I was dismayed on Saturday when the Gunners were yet again the victims of a couple of poor decisions by the referee, Gnabry's penalty and Arteta's red card. It didn't cost us this time, apart from Mikel Arteta having to miss [...]

AFR Voice - Football is back and so are we The sweet smell of...

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AFR Voice - Football is back and so are we

The sweet smell of cut grass, the piercing sound of the referee's whistle and moans at Arsenal's transfer woes are in the air again...which can mean only one thing – football is back .

The AFR Voice squad are changing up their style of play this season, with a greater emphasis on ‘voice' than ever before.

Our Destiny Lies In The Hands Of One Man

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Something very important for Arsenal takes place tonight. Coupled with our remaining two games, this is perhaps what our season comes down to. No trophies again (8 years!!), and fighting for a top 4 finish.

One man will have a huge level of influence in determining the outcome of this fight.

Our Destiny Lies In The Hands Of One Man

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Something very important for Arsenal takes place tonight. Coupled with our remaining two games, this is perhaps what our season comes down to. No trophies again (8 years!!), and fighting for a top 4 finish.

One man will have a huge level of influence in determining the outcome of this fight.

Referees in the PL: How are they doing (and time for MOTD commentators to learn the rules)

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By Walter Broeckx

If the time allows me to work on this I thought the moment appropriate to give you a small update on a few things I have remarked during the reviewing of the referees this season.

First of all those who are following our reviews on referee decisions and the Arsenal games also [.

REFEREE REVIEW 2012: Phil Dowd – you simply will not believe this

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By DogFace and Walter Broeckx Untold Arsenal has a team of qualified referees who have reviewed more than 40% of the EPL games from last season.

REFEREE REVIEW 2012: Howard Webb – great first half, but…

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By DogFace and Walter Broeckx Untold Arsenal has a team of qualified referees who have reviewed more than 40% of the EPL games from last season.

REFEREE REVIEW 2012: Michael Jones – double the normal negative away bias! Shame!

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The club that changed football Making the Arsenal

By DogFace and Walter Broeckx Untold Arsenal has a team of qualified referees who have reviewed more than 40% of the EPL games from last season.

Ref Review: Martin Atkinson. Poor on goals, ok elsewhere (unless you are Everton)

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The club that changed football Making the Arsenal

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By DogFace and Walter Broeckx

Untold Arsenal has a team of qualified referees who have reviewed more than 40% of the EPL games from last season.

REF REVIEW 2012: Mark Halsey – simply not good enough

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By DogFace and Walter Broeckx

Untold Arsenal has a team of qualified referees who have reviewed more than 40% of the EPL games from last season.

REF REVIEW 2012: Mark Clattenburg – did Man U say “not again”?

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By DogFace and Walter Broeckx

Untold Arsenal has a team of qualified referees who have reviewed more than 40% of the EPL games from last season. The reviews themselves were based on full match video footage with the advantage of video technology features such as slow motion and pause.

By reviewing those 155 games [.

Ref Review: Arsenal vs Sunderland (0 – 0) [18/08/2012]

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- Woolwich Arsenal: the club that changed football

For two years now we have been reviewing the performances of referees in matches involving Arsenal. Last year we introduced reviews of non-Arsenal matches.

Now we have once again expanded, and we have set up a separate site to review the non-Arsenal games: Referee Decisions.

Facts and stats

This ridiculous Cisse farce has gone on for too long now

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In case you missed it, Papiss Cisse had yet another perfectly good goal ruled out as offside against Norwich on Saturday, yet another linesman seemingly judging Cisse on his reputation, rather than what he could actually see. Luckily for Newcastle United, they still won 2-1 and got the three points so all was well that [.

Maritimo vs Newcastle United full match video, highlights and interviews

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Maritimo vs Newcastle United full match video and interviews (opens in new window) Highlights Highlights(?) from this evening's Europa League game between C.S. Maritimo and Newcastle United at the Estádio dos Barreiros, Funchal, Madeira. There are some highlights from ESPN here too. A disappointing stalemate.

Maritimo vs Newcastle United match highlights

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Highlights(?) from this evening's Europa League game between C.S. Maritimo and Newcastle United at the Estádio dos Barreiros, Funchal, Madeira. There are some better highlights from ESPN here too. As usual though, I will keep trying to update them with better ones when they become available. A disappointing stalemate.

Everton vs Newcastle United full match video, highlights, interviews and report

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Everton vs Newcastle United full match video (opens in new window) with Demba Ba post match interview. Match highlights Highlights of this evening's game between the Toffees and the Magpies at Goodison Park. It was something of a "game of two halves" this evening, with Everton completely dominating the first 45 minutes with some excellent [.

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho criticises Spurs ‘special guy’ Jan Vertonghen

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Jose Mourinho has branded Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen as the 'special guy' for his apparent ability to influence referees. The Chelsea boss was infuriated by the Belgian's role in Fernando Torres' red card, which came in the same week that he had managed to avoid conceding a penalty despite pulling down the shorts of Aston [.

Former Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson was on texting terms with ref Mark Halsey

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Opposition fans have always felt that referees didn't do them any favours at Old Trafford, so you can understand the controversy surrounding the revelations that Sir Alex Ferguson used to text referee Hark Halsey. The details are revealed in Halsey's new book in which the ref admits texting Fergie, including to get his support for [.

Careful, the referee has a camera and can capture your every...

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Careful, the referee has a camera and can capture your every move

As common as the notion of an All Star Game is in American sports, it remains a novelty in football. And because of the sheer global nature of the game that makes it impossible to truly get the world's best players together, the MLS All Star Game always seems to be a great midsummer event when the world is only consumed by (other) meaningless friendlies.

South African pitch invader smacks referee with a vuvuzela

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Throughout the 2010 World Cup in South Africa there were calls to ban the vuvuzela, primarily because of the ear drum-persecuting drone that they insist upon. Now there's an even more pressing reason to cork the plastic horns one has been used to assault a match official! The sour note happened in the first [.

Do you know more than the referee? Take the referee theory test

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From Maradona's 'Hand of God' to the two-footed tackle, match officials can make or break a team's season with their decision making and interpretation of events. Every weekend, football fans across the world leave football grounds disgruntled at the perceived injustice their team has received at the hands of the ref.

The Rest

Video: RKC Waalwijk’s Jeff Stan catches ref with nasty two-footed lunge

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Two-footed tackles are a sure-fire way to get yourself into trouble with referees, especially if it's the ref who's on the receiving end of your lunge. That's exactly what RKC Waalwijk's Jeff Stan did during their match against NEC. The officially didn't give in to the temptation to give Stan his marching orders.

Advice to New Referees: After the Game

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It’s time to change how we think about and react to officiating

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Originally published on SBNation.com

Hi. My name is Zach Woosley, and I'm a serial referee complainer.

Over the years I've raised more hell about referees and officials that work soccer matches than your average fan. I've gotten frustrated, I've yelled at inanimate and animate objects, I've even hit a linesman with an empty water bottle (I'm not proud of that and I'm lucky I wasn't arrested).

10 Amazing Stories About Referees

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10 Amazing Stories About Referees - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Referees get the stick for the smallest mistakes they make. It makes their job a lot more difficult and stressful than it actually is. Here are some of the most bizarre and amazing stories about referees from around the world:

Blood on the field

A match in South Africa in 1999 saw referee Lebogang Petrus Mokgethi, 34, shoot a player dead as that player approached him with a knife.

Angel Di Maria has a roundabout way of saying referees have it out for Real Madrid

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In the lastest of his sporadic appearances for Real Madrid, Kaka was booked twice and sent off just 18 minutes after coming on in the second half of Saturday's 0-0 draw against last-place Osasuna. He was first booked for an elbow and his second was for impeding Osasuna's attempt at a quick free kick in the 75th minute.

British Players Given Preferential Treatment by Referees Says Sergio Aguero: The Daily EPL

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says that British players are given preferential treatment by Premier League referees.

"There is a little bit of privilege with players who come from [Britain], but that is normal.We just play our game, and the referee's job is to know who is tricking him and who is not.

ASA Youth Referee Training September 10-11

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FALL 2012 ASA YOUTH REFEREE CLASS will be held September 10 and 11 in the Black Box Theater in Kenmore Middle School 630-915pm.

This class is ONLY for:
1. Arlington & Falls Church Youth at least 13 years of age as of September 15, 2012
2. All registrants must submit completed W-9 form, including Social Security number, before completing the course.

Poetry Corner Kicks: D.C. United 1 - Union 1

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Let's say this from the start: referees are only human. Unfortunately, some are more human than others. I hadn't seen this much yellow and red since my toddler poured ketchup and mustard all over our floor. I was going to title this article something snarky with the words "Geiger Counter" in it, but decided that the officiating mistakes made in this game, while unfortunate and troublesome, didn't warrant a comparison with something as serious as a radiation detection device.