Burnley v Crystal Palace


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AH at 2017-09-10 15:26:44

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AH at 2017-09-10 15:24:32

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In summary:

  • In the high-profile world of the Premier League, full marks to Michael Oliver for a sound and solid refereeing performance – once again, there was much to admire.
  • The referee’s decision to give Cork the benefit of the doubt when choosing not to caution worked well in terms of the referee’s overall match control. In addition, Benteke’s caution was ‘text-book’.
  • What is often forgotten post-match is the contribution of the Assistant Referees. Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett both gave credible displays to back up the referee and their low-key performances were a major plus.


AH at 2017-09-10 15:20:38

3 additional minutes to see the game safely home for the refereeing team …..


AH at 2017-09-10 15:19:11

Small technical point, but great attention to detail as Michael Oliver blows his whistle when awarding a corner-kick on a deflected shot towards goal – this draws the attention of the player’s to his decision and takes away any doubt.  Invaluable practice at all levels of refereeing.


AH at 2017-09-10 15:14:46

5 to go, Palace continue to push for an equaliser, it’s been a very entertaining game, well refereed I hasten to add ……


AH at 2017-09-10 15:12:56

@RedSteva comments on twitter that the caution of Benteke was “an easy yellow card”, whilst agreeing with you Ken, was it only “easy” because Michael Oliver had set-up the caution so well.


AH at 2017-09-10 15:09:38

10 to go – obviously the key stage of the game as Burnley push for the 2nd goal to seal the win, and Palace push for the goal to gain their first point of the season….. focus, focus, focus ……


AH at 2017-09-10 15:06:34

Yellow CardBenteke – penal offence – caution – put the last 10 minutes in the ‘How to Manage Players’ text-book ……..


AH at 2017-09-10 15:04:57

Once more, text book positioning from Michael Oliver as Benteke offend close to the touchline – the Palace striker has to be careful, having already received a warning ….


AH at 2017-09-10 15:00:12

20 minutes to go – and thanks to @RedSteva for his tweet, praising Michael Oliver’s performance so far – keep your comments coming to us here at @youaretheref


AH at 2017-09-10 14:55:03

How good an offside decision was that – great awareness once again by Stuart Burt as Lowton, almost inadvertantly, transgresses. One for the text-book I reckon.


AH at 2017-09-10 14:50:27

Good use of the Palace captain, under the ‘respect programme’, to calm down Benteke.  He has set-up the Palace striker for a caution if he continues to transgress…..


AH at 2017-09-10 14:47:45

Another tick in the positive column for Stuart Burt, with the ‘expert’ host broadcaster requiring the assistance of the video replay to conclude that Chris Wood was “half a yard offside”.  Well done Stuart.


AH at 2017-09-10 14:45:17

Focus, focus, focus – it’s so important when the game is going so well – no time to relax and think the game is done and dusted …  possibly a yellow card on the horizon just to cement his match control, not that I am recommending Michael goes looking for one ……


AH at 2017-09-10 14:39:16

An honourable mention for the Assistant Referees, Simon Bennett and Stuart Burt, who have been rock solid with their decision making so far and have kept an appropriate low-profile to compliment the referee’s involvement.


AH at 2017-09-10 14:35:33

Here we go for the the 2nd half – this is always the more challenging 45 minutes at whatever level, however Michael has set himself up well to bring the game to a safe and successful conclusion – let’s see what unfolds ….

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AH at 2017-09-10 14:27:45

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AH at 2017-09-10 14:25:41

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AH at 2017-09-10 14:23:52

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Some may argue that Jack Cork may have been fortunate to not receive a caution, but did the referee to the ‘temperature’ of the game into his decision making, applying the 18th law of common sense.  Let us know your thoughts by tweeting us here @youaretheref

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AH at 2017-09-10 14:20:35

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So far, good for Michael Oliver and his team – nothing for any of the players to get upset about – with his positioning and movement being the significant factor in the accuracy of his penal offence decisions.


AH at 2017-09-10 14:18:02

3 additional minutes at the end of the first half ….


AH at 2017-09-10 14:16:08

The penal offence count has risen from 2 to 10 in the last 15 minutes – just showing how patterns of play can change.  To his credit, Michael remains consistent – significantly no complaints from the players


AH at 2017-09-10 14:12:43

5 to go to half-time – keep focused gents, see the first 45 safely home …..


AH at 2017-09-10 14:09:00

Yellow CardRobbie Brady is correctly cautioned, the referee having applied advantage as Palace attacked and Brady transgressed. One again, a solid piece of refereeing my Michael Oliver.


AH at 2017-09-10 14:06:13

Heaton lands uncomfortably, following a good advantage applied by the referee, and the referee does well to stop play as the Burnley keeper is clearly in some discomfort.


AH at 2017-09-10 14:04:16

No apologies for repeating myself – but Michael Oliver could not have been better placed to detect the penal offence by Tarowski on Cabaye – watch and learn ……


AH at 2017-09-10 14:00:40

Michael Oliver gives Jack Cork the benefit of the doubt when he could have issued the first yellow card of the game.  Do you think his leniency was the correct course or action?  We welcome your comments on this, and any other refereeing talking points, tweet us @youaretheref, it will be great to hear from you.


AH at 2017-09-10 13:57:22

Once again Michael Oliver is excellently positioned to detect a panel offence by Chris Woods.  The locals were restless and didn’t like the decision, significantly, no objections from the Burnley striker,


AH at 2017-09-10 13:55:00

Half way through the first half and just 2 penal offence committed, that tells it’s own story – but it’s essential that the refereeing team remain focused on the job in hand


AH at 2017-09-10 13:52:33

Spurious hand-ball appeals be the Away Team attackers, just note the positional play of the referee as he correctly allows play to continue.  He is equally well positioned 1 minute later to detect a penal offence by Scott Dann


AH at 2017-09-10 13:47:24

It’s been a relatively quiet opening 15 minutes for the refereeing team, just what they would have wanted to happen – they have not as yet been tested, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time ……


AH at 2017-09-10 13:44:54

Good non-offside call by Stuart Burt, Palace correctly allowed to develop a promising attack and move into the penalty area.


AH at 2017-09-10 13:42:25

As the game gets starts to develop into a pattern, for you young aspiring referees tuning in to watch the game, just keep an eye on Michael’s movement around the field of play and watch how he always seems to be well positioned through a combination of a high level of fitness and an uncanny ability to read the game.


AH at 2017-09-10 13:41:23

This is a belter of a game already – chances at both ends – anyone got a bet on a 5-5 draw?


AH at 2017-09-10 13:39:50

Unbelievable – Chris Woods 1-0 – poorest of back passes to gift the new Burnley striker a gift of a goal


AH at 2017-09-10 13:31:28

Here we go – good luck to the Refereeing Team …..


AH at 2017-09-10 13:29:05

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AH at 2017-09-10 13:27:13

#BURCRY One major ta;king point so far this weekend, Jon Moss’s decision to dismiss Mane of Liverpool.  Some are doubting the validity of the decision – back to law – did his challenge ‘endanger the safety of his opponent’ – undoubtedly YES.  So, fair play to the referee, correct decision in my book.


AH at 2017-09-10 13:22:38

#BURCRY Michael Oliver is the man in charge today, a sure sign from the Premier League of the importance of this game to both teams.  Michael has the experience of Simon Bennett and Stuart Burt as his wingmen today, with Craig Pawson on 4th official duties


AH at 2017-09-10 13:17:57

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AH at 2017-09-10 13:16:16

Without having the glamour and prestige of Manchester City v Liverpool, it’s the same 3 points on offer this lunchtime and there will be no less passion and commitment on show from both teams.


AH at 2017-09-10 13:12:33

#BURCRY Welcome to Turf Moor for the first of today’s RefCam games as Crystal Palace visit heartland Lancashire for what is sure to be a keenly contested Premier League fixture