Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal

Commentary By: Andy Martin

FINAL SCORE: 2 - 3



AM at 2015-01-25 19:15:51

Many thanks for your interactive comments and company this afternoon at You-Are-The- Ref.com – Please join us again on Saturday 31st January 2015 for the Hull City v Newcastle fixture which has a kick off time of 12.45pm and this is then followed by Chelsea v Manchester City kick off time of 5.30pm and then followed on Sunday 1st February with Arsenal v Aston Villa which has kick off time of 1.30pm. Followed by Southampton v Swansea City which has a kick off time of 4.00pm.

Have a good evening and week ahead and don’t forget to tune in next weekend as we return to FA Premier League action.

All the best

Andy Martin


AM at 2015-01-25 19:13:14

In summary after some recent difficult summaries to give it is pleasing to report that Michael Oliver has effectively and astutely controlled this game from start to finish. After a quiet first half and no yellow cards correctly shown. As goals change the game tempo. When Brighton pulled a goal back they sensed a chance of a comeback. Arsenal effectively ended this with their 3rd goal but again back came Brighton to make it 2-3 and the tempo remarkably changed. MO used his yellow cards effectively and correctly then showed to Brighton Players 4 yellow cards such was their commitment and desire to get back in the game. There was just the one yellow card which was missed for simulation by Brighton 14 Calderon and is as highlighted in my BLOG. All big key match decisions were called correct the game changing ones. No penalty kick to Brighton handball by Chambers 2nd half correct as mentioned in my BLOG. Excellent position adopted by MO to judge this no penalty kick.

Both Assistants supported MO in an effective manner, kept low key and effective with no offside flags given by either Assistant.

 

 


AM at 2015-01-25 18:55:42

Match Summary to follow……………..


AM at 2015-01-25 18:55:23

Full Time2-3 and a great cup tie, 2nd half was played with great pace and urgency as Brighton worked hard to get back in the game. Arsenal held on though to go through to the 5th round.

 


AM at 2015-01-25 18:53:25

Yellow Card5 Dunk Brighton handball correct from MO as Brighton defend their goal this is the 4th yellow card shown to a Brighton player as MO keeps the game in his control and uses his yellow cards effectively

 


AM at 2015-01-25 18:51:35

Good focus and non award of a free kick by MM in these situations it is easy to flag incorrectly, good concentration from MM


AM at 2015-01-25 18:49:59

MO moves in quickly to manage the situation and award a free kick to Arsenal good and preventative management by MO


AM at 2015-01-25 18:48:57

Additional time is shown as 4 minutes by SH


AM at 2015-01-25 18:48:14

Good positive signal from LB needed in a contested throw in – need to be positive which he was..


AM at 2015-01-25 18:46:39

Yellow CardGreer Brighton reckless challenge on Arsenal Player

 


AM at 2015-01-25 18:46:06

No penalty kick to Brighton correct ball played directly to Chambers arm in a natural position and from close range.


AM at 2015-01-25 18:44:51

Good position from MM no free kick and a quick movement to defuse any potential flare up from both players on the ground.


AM at 2015-01-25 18:43:53

Free kick to Arsenal given by MO good positive body language and clear signal with effective whistle used by MO spray out and the free kick is then deflected for a 6th Arsenal corner kick. Brighton have not as yet had a corner kick.


AM at 2015-01-25 18:40:38

Brighton sub 18 off 7 on


AM at 2015-01-25 18:40:00

MO is putting in a good dynamic sprint to keep in touch with an Arsenal breakaway


AM at 2015-01-25 18:38:53

Arsenal sub 11 off 34 on


AM at 2015-01-25 18:38:29

Yellow Card22 HOLLA Brighton reckless yellow card correct as MO manages the change in tempo following the 2nd Brighton goal


AM at 2015-01-25 18:36:49

Tempo up and MO NEEDS TO UP HIS TEMPO AS WELL. As players move in and a few mistimed challenges come in.


AM at 2015-01-25 18:34:44

GOAL! 9 Baldock Brighton scores just after his yellow card to make it 2-3 and an interesting final 15 minutes and added time to come


AM at 2015-01-25 18:32:58

Free kick to Arsenal awarded by MO.


AM at 2015-01-25 18:32:28

Yellow Card9 Brighton reckless correct. First yellow card shown in the game by MO

 


AM at 2015-01-25 18:30:18

Games all revolve around getting the key decisions correct and so far MO has achieved this. Just the one yellow for Calderon 14 of Brighton has been missed


AM at 2015-01-25 18:28:35

Free kick to Brighton and then Arsenal sub 12 off 38 on and 14 off 17 on


AM at 2015-01-25 18:27:37

Good position from MO no free kick correctly awarded


AM at 2015-01-25 18:26:40

Just going back to the simulation committed by 14 of Brighton in the Arsenal  penalty area, this is a clear case of deliberate diving and is when a yellow card should of been shown to the Brighton Player and a free kick awarded to Arsenal


AM at 2015-01-25 18:21:50

Interesting stat - as yet no offside flags.

Brighton sub 2 off 27 on


AM at 2015-01-25 18:18:22

GOAL! 1-3 good strike from Rosicky


AM at 2015-01-25 18:17:00

No penalty kick to Arsenal Giroud claiming a penalty kick. Not enough to award. Brighton then appealing for a penalty kick and it is a clear case of simulation by the Brighton player and it should have resulted in a yellow card for the Brighton Player.


AM at 2015-01-25 18:13:10

Good advantage to Arsenal played by MO and this then leads to a corner kick to Arsenal


at 2015-01-25 18:12:03

GOAL!1-2. Good non flag for offside from LB. Brighton player offside but in a non active offside position. Chambers of Arsenal appealing for a foul in the build up, MO in a good position to judge no foul and I agree.

 


at 2015-01-25 18:08:16

Free kick to Arsenal correctly awarded by MO, concentration and focus are key and important to ensure that the Officials don’t get caught up in the current quietness of the game.


at 2015-01-25 18:06:15

Good sideways in field movement from LB. Good body language seen


AM at 2015-01-25 18:03:42

MO blows his whistle to signal the start of the 2nd half. How will the game end? will Brighton make a comeback?

What are your thoughts? Contact us on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com

 

 

 


AM at 2015-01-25 18:01:46

You Are The Ref host Nigerian delegation

A delegation of match officials from Nigeria are to be hosted on a week-long visit to England by You Are The Ref.

From their arrival on Monday, January 26th, the Nigerians will be given an insight into refereeing in this country.

Specialist coaching routines and seminars are built into the programme, led by YATR’s team of experts.

The trip will also take in watching a live game for research purposes.

The Nigerian officials will have a further opportunity to study televised action and debrief on incidents in discussion afterwards.

YATR director Jock Waugh said: “We are trying to enrich the global community of refereeing. There is a lot of knowledge and expertise attached to our site.

“We are trying to pass it on if possible to help the development of younger referees.”

“Our training programme caters for technical and physical aspects of a referee’s job. We look forward to receiving our friends from Nigeria and hope they will gain a lot from this visit.”


AM at 2015-01-25 17:59:31

You Are The Ref will be giving away a number of priority tickets for the event on a first come first served basis. If you will be in London on February 26th and would like to apply email us now at jenny@you-are-the-ref.com


AM at 2015-01-25 17:56:31

Half time summary – Pleasing to report MO well in control of this game. Good management and movement seen. Players are being responsive and Player discipline has been good. Both ARs have displayed good judgements with Offside, Free Kicks and Throw ins / Corner/ Goal kicks. Interesting to see how Brighton come out in the 2nd half 0-2 down and they will need to improve and put in some passion for the sake of their home fans!


AM at 2015-01-25 17:48:06

Half time whistle blown by MO to signal the end of the first halfHalf Time

0-2


AM at 2015-01-25 17:47:04

As the Arsenal GK collects the ball close to the edge of his penalty area MM would have been in line to judge. I minute of added time shown by SH


AM at 2015-01-25 17:45:01

Good in field stance and view by LB throw in signal to Brighton good technique seen


AM at 2015-01-25 17:43:09

Firm and positive by MO free kick to Brighton. MO brings out spray for the first time. Good dynamic movement by MO for a Arsenal quick breakaway.


AM at 2015-01-25 17:41:07

The early goal from Arsenal has been key so far in this game followed by their 2nd goal. Brighton are working hard to get back in the game. No penalty kick to Arsenal for handball replays show that this is correct MO has a good position to view and judge.


AM at 2015-01-25 17:36:36

As we move towards half time it is important that the officials keep their focus and concentration.


AM at 2015-01-25 17:32:12

When you get the opportunity keep an eye on MM and his position in line with the 2nd rear most defender. His positioning is superb to make the key offside judgements.


AM at 2015-01-25 17:29:53

MO is showing a good anticipation of play and keeping to a good proximity to play 20 metre optimum position


AM at 2015-01-25 17:27:24

Advantage to Arsenal tight and did not turn out to be. Award the free kick would be the better option.


AM at 2015-01-25 17:26:07

GOAL!Arsenal score a further goal to lead 0-2 with a good non offside flag from LB

 


AM at 2015-01-25 17:24:45

Gibbs makes a fair but firm challenge for the ball. Advantage to Arsenal good signal from MO.


AM at 2015-01-25 17:23:20

MO`s body language appeared to give the throw to Brighton with MM correctly awarding to Arsenal, good delay in signal by MO


AM at 2015-01-25 17:21:01

Advantage to Arsenal good signal by MO after a slight delay to be sure that there is a clear advantage for the offended side Arsenal


AM at 2015-01-25 17:19:42

Good sharp and positive throw in signal to Brighton by Lee Betts


AM at 2015-01-25 17:17:41

Looking at replays of the Arsenal goal there is a bit of a jerk arm reaction by Lee Betts (as if to flag for a Arsenal free kick) it would have been better if he could have just continued his motion with the flag down by his side.


AM at 2015-01-25 17:14:37

MO is keeping a low profile a the moment just what is required as Arsenal press for a further goal.


AM at 2015-01-25 17:12:33

Good spot by Referee MO corner kick to Arsenal, good viewing position to detect


AM at 2015-01-25 17:11:10

Throw in to Brighton good flag technique and body language seen from Mike Mullarkey. Keep a close view on his technique today


AM at 2015-01-25 17:09:19

A further corner kick to Arsenal with a good position taken up by the Referee MO to view player movement in the penalty area.


AM at 2015-01-25 17:06:53

Arsenal starting strong and a corner for Arsenal is given


AM at 2015-01-25 17:06:17

Going back to the Arsenal goal there was a good non flag from Lee Betts in the build up close to his position on the touchline.


AM at 2015-01-25 17:04:14

GOAL!Well what a start for Arsenal as they go 0-1. Good focus and concentration from Lee Betts


AM at 2015-01-25 17:01:44

Referee Michael Oliver blows his whistle to signal the kick off.

Assistants Mike Mullarkey is on the nearside touchline and Lee Betts is on the far touchline


AM at 2015-01-25 16:58:50

Michael Oliver leads out the teams for the customary handshakes.


AM at 2015-01-25 16:57:36

As we prepare for kick off, West Ham have just beaten Bristol City 0-1.


AM at 2015-01-25 16:56:22

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal Sunday 25 January (4pm) Referee Michael Oliver – FIFA Referee Assistant Referees Michael Mullarkey & Lee Betts Fourth Official Simon Hooper

 Michael Oliver
Year of birth 1985
County FA Northumberland FA
First Premier League Match 21 August 2010: Birmingham City v Blackburn Rovers

Profile

At just 25 years of age, Michael Oliver became the youngest referee in Premier League history when he took charge of Birmingham City’s clash with Blackburn Rovers in August 2010, and he has remained a top flight official ever since.

Oliver’s rapid rise up the Football League ladder culminated in being added to the Select Group of referees for the 2010/11 season. Prior to his time in the Premier League, Oliver was a Football League referee for three years after learning his trade with four years at non-league level.

In 2012, his quick progress was rewarded as he was elevated to the FIFA list of referees, making him now eligible to take charge of fixtures in the Champions League and Europa League, as well as UEFA internationals.

His father, Clive, was a former Football League referee.

 

Michael has refereed the highest number of FA Premier League games so far this season. He has refereed 17 games and shown 68 yellow cards with an average of 4.0 per game and 4 red cards with an average of 0.2 red cards per games.


AM at 2015-01-25 16:53:52

You Are The Ref host Nigerian delegation

A delegation of match officials from Nigeria are to be hosted on a week-long visit to England by You Are The Ref.

From their arrival on Monday, January 26th, the Nigerians will be given an insight into refereeing in this country.

Specialist coaching routines and seminars are built into the programme, led by YATR’s team of experts.

The trip will also take in watching a live game for research purposes.

The Nigerian officials will have a further opportunity to study televised action and debrief on incidents in discussion afterwards.

YATR director Jock Waugh said: “We are trying to enrich the global community of refereeing. There is a lot of knowledge and expertise attached to our site.

“We are trying to pass it on if possible to help the development of younger referees.”

“Our training programme caters for technical and physical aspects of a referee’s job. We look forward to receiving our friends from Nigeria and hope they will gain a lot from this visit.”


AM at 2015-01-25 16:51:05

Top pundit joins our panel

Celebrated football journalist Guillem Balagué is joining You Are The Ref’s panel for a Question Time event in London.

Balagué, a Spanish writer and broadcaster, brings vast knowledge of La Liga as a regular pundit on Sky Sports.

Writing for newspapers in Spain and Britain, he has broken major transfer stories involving the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Fernando Torres.

Balagué strengthens a star-studded panel including West Ham manager Sam Allardyce and talkSPORT presenter Alan Brazil.

YATR experts Keith Hackett and Mark Halsey complete the line-up.

The show, chaired by Alan Biggs, is to be filmed in front of a live audience on February 26th.

* You Are There Ref will be hosting a live panel event in Central London on Feb 26th with special guests Sam Allardye, Alan Brazil and Guillem Balagué. If you would like to apply for a priority ticket email us now at jenny@you-are-the-ref.com

Big Sam and Big Al sign up for live event – apply here for free tickets

Celebrated football journalist Guillem Balagué is also joining You Are The Ref’s panel for a Question Time event in London with West Ham manager Sam Allardyce and talkSport presenter Alan Brazil.

Balagué, a Spanish writer and broadcaster, brings vast knowledge of La Liga as a regular pundit on Sky Sports.

Writing for newspapers in Spain and Britain, he has broken major transfer stories involving the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and Fernando Torres.

Joining them on the Question Time panel will be Keith Hackett and Mark Halsey.

The show, chaired by Alan Biggs, is to be filmed for transmission on this site and various other outlets.

You Are The Ref will be giving away a number of priority tickets for the event on a first come first served basis. If you will be in London on February 26th and would like to apply email us now at jenny@you-are-the-ref.com 


AM at 2015-01-25 16:49:51

What are your thoughts regarding yesterday`s games? plenty of shocks in The FA Cup with the top 3 teams in the Premier League all going out. What are your thoughts on the decisions given by the referees both good and bad? let us know…

What are your thoughts? Contact us on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at Info@you-are-the-ref.com


AM at 2015-01-25 16:43:46

 

You are the ref show coverage from last weekend’s games is reviewed by Mark Halsey and Brian Deane with Alan Biggs in the Chair –this show looks at the good refereeing decisions and there was certainly an improvement from last weekend games and also discussing in the main 3 major error talking points. Burnley`s 2nd goal. Spurs 3rd goal which was disallowed because offside was then subsequently given when the Spurs player who received the ball was still in his own team`s half of the field of play!. Also the Newcastle penalty which should have been given following Fonte`s handball in the 90+2 minutes with Southampton leading 1-2 key and crucial decisions.


AM at 2015-01-25 16:41:02

Wake up to Hackett’s BLOG as a must to start off your day. Be up to date with all the latest talking points to make your day. Latest BLOGS include:

Iconic Stadiums – Hampden Park and Estadio Azteca

 

Take a look at Cards on the table

Alan Biggs interviews Right Hon David Blunkett MP

Trevor Simpson and also Tony Gale


AM at 2015-01-25 16:38:12

Welcome to today`s live REFCAM game which is between Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal at The Amex Stadium Brighton in this 4th round FA Cup Tie.