QPR V LIVERPOOL

QPR V LIVERPOOL

Commentary By: ANDY MARTIN

FINAL SCORE: 2 - 3



AM at 2014-10-19 15:33:07

My summary has to be brief and to the point as Mark Halsey is waiting to be with you for the next game 16.00hrs ko. Stoke City v Swansea City.

Phil Dowd has shown a very good overall management of this game. Good foul detection  and also he has correctly chosen his 5 yellow cards to aid his overall match control of this game. Teamwork has been good Assistant Scott Ledger correctly supported with a free kick which led to Liverpool`s first goal. This will be game when the Referee and his team will not be the main talking points, but more for their effective low key match control. The game with a great finish in which we saw 4 goals in 7 minutes will be the talked about and the winner for many years to come.

Many thanks for your interactive comments and company this afternoon at You-Are-The- Ref.com – Please stay with us for the 16.00hrs ko between Stoke City v Swansea City with Mark Halsey carrying out the analysis for REF CAM followed on Monday night for the 20.00hrs ko between West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United.

Have a Good Afternoon.

Regards

Andy Martin

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AM at 2014-10-19 15:23:48

Phil Dowd blows his whistle to signal then end of the game 2-3 what a fantastic finish to this game 2-3.

4 goals in the final 7 minutes!


AM at 2014-10-19 15:22:31

From a quick Liverpool break away Phil Dowd is working hard to keep in touch with play Liverpool score 4 QPR own goal to make it 2-3. Liverpool sub 31 off and 4 on


AM at 2014-10-19 15:20:46

With 4 minutes of added time we are now entering the 3rd minute and a QPR free kick in an attacking position is awarded.


AM at 2014-10-19 15:19:39

QPR corner kick and the ball is over the goal line and a score now of 2-2 goal line technology in use here to confirm that the whole of the ball has crossed over the  Liverpool defending goal line


AM at 2014-10-19 15:17:43

Liverpool quick counter attack and the ball is played to Coutinho to make the score 1-2


AM at 2014-10-19 15:15:58

QPR now pressing hard for a winner and then ball is then played out for a corner kick to QPR


AM at 2014-10-19 15:14:16

QPR EQUALISER 1-1 VARGAS SCORES


AM at 2014-10-19 15:12:51

Coutiniho Liverpool Yellow Cardfor delaying the restart of play to QPR


AM at 2014-10-19 15:11:25

Corner kick to QPR is then played back out for another corner kick to QPR


AM at 2014-10-19 15:09:22

As QPR press for an equaliser 37 Skirtel Liverpool yellow card reckless challenge on opponentYellow Card


AM at 2014-10-19 15:08:01

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AM at 2014-10-19 15:06:26

Henry of QPR is shown a yellow card for persistent misconductYellow Card


AM at 2014-10-19 15:05:13

QPR Sub 25 off 24 on for the final 12 minutes and added time.


AM at 2014-10-19 15:03:42

A double advantage signalled by Phil Dowd maybe the free kick award in the first instance would have been correct as there was little advantage to Liverpool.


AM at 2014-10-19 15:01:53

Throw in awarded by Richard West to QPR when the whole of the ball has not gone out of play and over the touchline


AM at 2014-10-19 15:00:42

Balotelli goes down in a challenge with 20 Dunne of QPR. Brief appeals but replays show no penalty is the correct decision


AM at 2014-10-19 14:59:23

Free kick awarded to Liverpool again after a slight delay, but correct to award.


AM at 2014-10-19 14:58:06

A goal can change the tempo of a game and with it a yellow card for Johnson 2 of Liverpool Yellow Card

Spray out again effective to give flair players the best angles to bend or place their free kicks


AM at 2014-10-19 14:56:23

Free kick to QPR following a foul by Balotelli inside QPR defending penalty area


AM at 2014-10-19 14:54:56

Free kick to Liverpool signalled by Assistant Scott Ledger and from a quickly taken free kick Richard Dunne scores an own goal to make the score 0-1


AM at 2014-10-19 14:53:42

No free kick awarded to Liverpool when Austin has clearly tripped Sterling


AM at 2014-10-19 14:52:21

Liverpool Subs 20 off 10 on & 23 off 24 on


AM at 2014-10-19 14:50:29

Phil Dowd has so far in this game achieved a good balance and is managing the game well overall, such is his control that neither Assistant has had the need to intervene with a free kick award.


AM at 2014-10-19 14:48:37

Balotelli has a great chance to make it 0-1but he puts the ball over the QPR bar


AM at 2014-10-19 14:47:20

Subs can change games and it will be interesting to see the outcome of the QPR sub with Sandro going off


AM at 2014-10-19 14:46:08

QPR sub 30 off 3 on


AM at 2014-10-19 14:45:40

Phil Dowd is showing some empathy here as Sandro is down injured on the field of play and the QPR physio is allowed onto the field of play to treat this player


AM at 2014-10-19 14:43:17

Phil Dowd at the opening of the 2nd half is showing a good movement and achieving good viewing angles


AM at 2014-10-19 14:41:29

The Uefa president, Michel Platini, has said he would like to see the introduction of a sin-bin for players who show dissent towards referees.

Platini, speaking at the launch of his book, Parlons Football, said he would like there to be a white card which would sideline players for 10 minutes if they have spoken back to the referee.

The Frenchman said dissent was a “veritable epidemic” in football but the white card “should not be confused in any way with the yellow card, which for its part is dedicated to fouls within the game”.

Platini also said he wanted to allow five substitutions in a match with “two changes at half-time while maintaining the possibility to make three more during the course of the match”.

One of the 59-year-old’s other ideas is to change the rules whereby players who concede a penalty for a professional foul are also sent off.

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AM at 2014-10-19 14:39:47

Free kick awarded to Liverpool after a slight delay 20 QPR late on Henderson Liverpool


AM at 2014-10-19 14:38:24

Fer QPR who has hit the bar twice shows some Dutch flair!


AM at 2014-10-19 14:37:24

Don’t forget to tune into the – The Ref Show – for the previous 7 issues and also for Don’t forget to look at Keith Hackett’s excellent daily Blog for an informative update. Key points covered recently are: The Managers Kenny Dalglish and Bob Paisley, Denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity – time for a change in the law. Grappling is back thanks to weak Refereeing, Using Excessive Force, Essential Requirements to be a Referee and Cure needed for yellow card fever.

Have a look at Alan Biggs Cards on the table it is a must recent key interviews include Matt Murray, Kevin Davies and Roger Dilkes in The Sheffield United Dug Out who discusses the birth of Ref Cam.


AM at 2014-10-19 14:36:39

Advantage played to Liverpool following a tug back by a QPR player


AM at 2014-10-19 14:34:15

Half time sub QPR


AM at 2014-10-19 14:33:34

Half time sub QPR


AM at 2014-10-19 14:31:42

The Match Referee Phil Dowd blows his whistle to signal the kick off to the 2nd half.


AM at 2014-10-19 14:28:23

Half Time Summary -

Phil Dowd has overall controlled this game by showing a good and consistent foul detection, a very good management of players and effective man management skills at set piece free kicks. Also he is showing a good pace and acceleration at quick breaks in play. Scott Ledger has judged his key area of offside well. Richard West has made just 1 poor offside decision in the 21st minute when he has flagged a Liverpool player offside when he is clearly onside. They have just reviewed on SKY a possible penalty appeal for QPR which is clearly not 100% clear for any match official and is shown from a camera angle behind the goal. Even with video technology I am not sure that this could be clearly given?

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AM at 2014-10-19 14:18:46

Phil Dowd blows his whistle for half time and the score 0-0


AM at 2014-10-19 14:18:16

22 Dunne QPR Yellow Cardreckless challenge on a Liverpool Player, advantage played to Liverpool as there was a clear advantage with the referee then coming back to show the yellow card to 22 of QPR


AM at 2014-10-19 14:15:49

No free kick awarded to QPR but the players have accepted this decision well such is the referee`s overall reading of play and some nudges and pushes of a minor nature have been allowed which has overall been to the benefit of this game.

I MINUTE ADDED TIME


AM at 2014-10-19 14:13:38

Phil Dowd has bossed the management of this free kick well good preventative strategies used here


AM at 2014-10-19 14:12:33

Free Kick to QPR correctly awarded and time to use the spray Phil for the first time in this game


AM at 2014-10-19 14:11:18

As we enter the final 5 minutes and added time the referee and his team will be using the comms system to ensure that matters are bought to a satisfactory conclusion and no risks are taken to affect their match control


AM at 2014-10-19 14:09:48

Free kick to Liverpool foul by Sandro, no offside flag correctly not given by Richard West as the Liverpool Player was not active


AM at 2014-10-19 14:07:47

Free kick to Liverpool given from a close and good viewing position by Phil Dowd


AM at 2014-10-19 14:06:15

Phil Dowd has so far shown a good judgement in his detection of free kicks he is well in control of this game with plenty of respect seen by both teams for his handling of this game


AM at 2014-10-19 14:04:14

Further free kick to QPR awarded and QPR hit the bar with Liverpool then clearing the ball


AM at 2014-10-19 14:02:49

Free kick awarded to Liverpool the safe option close to the Technical Areas


AM at 2014-10-19 14:01:52

What are your thoughts so far on the referee`s and his assistant`s performance?

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AM at 2014-10-19 14:00:22

Phil Dowd has again for a quick Liverpool break produced a dynamic burst of pace to remain with play and a corner kick to Liverpool


AM at 2014-10-19 13:58:45

Leroy Fer of QPR has a great chance to open the scoring for QPR with Phil Dowd getting into a great viewing position


AM at 2014-10-19 13:57:07

Offside Scott Ledger a twice taken free kick because the original free kick was not taken from the correct player position offence.


AM at 2014-10-19 13:55:57

Advantage played by Phil Dowd to Liverpool there was not a positive advantage signal seen here in this situation


AM at 2014-10-19 13:53:05

Offside from Richard West against Liverpool with replays clearly showing that the Liverpool Player was well on side this was not even a close decision to make and is a disappointing incorrect judgement at this or any level.


AM at 2014-10-19 13:51:24

Phil Dowd in the first 20 minutes in moving well and picking up the majority of the free kicks he appears to have lost some weight and this is aiding his game control and movement


AM at 2014-10-19 13:48:51

Lallana careless challenge and spoken to by Phil Dowd


AM at 2014-10-19 13:47:18

Throw in to QPR good view and focus from Richard West who kept his gaze as throw in decisions close to you can be more difficult to judge


AM at 2014-10-19 13:44:27

Good non offside flag by Richard West Assistant far touchline


AM at 2014-10-19 13:43:43

Zamora QPR quietly spoken to by the Referee following previous free kick award


AM at 2014-10-19 13:42:39

Advantage attempted by Phil Dowd close to the touchline. I feel that the award of a free kick to Liverpool here would have been the best option as Enrique was going no where but into QPR players.


AM at 2014-10-19 13:40:01

Good attempt from Austin QPR just goes wide of the Liverpool goal.


AM at 2014-10-19 13:39:15

QPR pressing hard in the first 10 minutes with Phil Dowd attempting to allow the game to flow


AM at 2014-10-19 13:37:53

Corner kick to QPR Scott Ledger again with his hand over his eye brow to shield the sun. This is certainly an added concentration factor


AM at 2014-10-19 13:35:53

Another free kick to QPR shows their early commitment and desire with Liverpool defending


AM at 2014-10-19 13:34:54

QPR is a tight and compact ground which generates a great atmosphere


AM at 2014-10-19 13:33:46

Free kick awarded to QPR Phil Dowd has the added factor of looking from sunlight to shade when awarding this free kick.


AM at 2014-10-19 13:32:11

Scott Ledger Assistant on the Technical Area touchline has the added concentration factor with the bright sunlight directly in his eyes .


AM at 2014-10-19 13:30:14

Referee Phil Dowd blows his whistle to signal the commencement of this game.


AM at 2014-10-19 13:27:21

As the players enter the field of play final preparations are complete and a great atmosphere greets both teams.


AM at 2014-10-19 13:25:24

We wish all today`s match official`s the best of luck in a game at this early stage of the season a must win for both teams for differing reasons.

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AM at 2014-10-19 13:23:05

Onto today`s game the match officials are:

Referee is Phil Dowd one of the most experienced referees on The FA Premier League and he has been refereeing at this level since 2001. He is assisted by Scott Ledger & Richard West and the 4th Official is Neil Swarbrick.

Stats so far this season Phil Dowd has refereed 4 FA Premier League games to date and he has issued a total of 13 yellow and 0 red cards and his average per game is 3.2 yellow cards to games and 0 red cards to games.

Profile of Phil Dowd

Phil Dowd started refereeing at the age of 21 and has enjoyed a lengthy career at the top level of English football since being promoted to the Premier League list in 2001.

He was first appointed as a Football League official in 1997 and quickly progressed. Four years later, he was promoted to the Select Group of referees and took charge of his first Premier League match when Fulham met Everton in December of that year.

Arguably his two biggest honours on the national stage came in major cup finals. Dowd officiated the 2010 League Cup showdown between Manchester United and Aston Villa, then two years later he was in charge as Chelsea defeated Liverpool in the 2012 FA Cup Final. The match came in his 11th consecutive season as a referee in the top flight of English football.

 

 

 


AM at 2014-10-19 13:19:15

Don’t forget to look at Keith Hackett’s excellent daily Blog for an informative update. Key points covered recently are: Denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity – time for a change in the law. Grappling is back thanks to weak Refereeing, Using Excessive Force, Essential Requirements to be a Referee and Cure needed for yellow card fever. The Managers Kenny Dalglish and Bob Paisley,

Have a look at Alan Biggs Cards on the table it is a must recent key interviews include Matt Murray, Kevin Davies and Roger Dilkes in The Sheffield United Dug Out who discusses the birth of Ref Cam.


AM at 2014-10-19 13:14:45

  • Don’t forget to tune into the – The Ref Show – for the previous 7 issues and also for this week`s show in which Alan Biggs, Keith Hackett and Guest will be discussing key refereeing / assistant refereeing / 4th official key moments both GOOD and BAD together with the latest discussion points of this weekend’s games.

AM at 2014-10-19 13:13:18

Take a look at you-are-the-ref.com for all the latest news, views and comment.

  • Alan Biggs reports – Refs must “know the game, not just the rules”: FIFA boss.
  • An essential article and a must read for involved in the game especially referees!
  • A key sentance from this article is:

 

  • “It is essential that the referee has a football mentality; that he really knows the game and not just the rules; that he understands what happens, why it happens and how it happens; that he can interpret every action of the game.
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AM at 2014-10-19 13:09:30

Here are some match facts for you to consider.

Head-to-head

  • Liverpool have won nine out of 12 Premier League games against QPR (D1, L2), including five of their last six.
  • These sides have not played out a goalless draw since Boxing Day 1991.

Queens Park Rangers

  • QPR have lost five of their opening seven top-flight matches for the third time in their history. They did likewise in the 2012-13 and 1995-96 seasons, both of which ended in relegation.
  • They have committed fewer fouls (60) and amassed fewer yellow cards (eight) than any other Premier League side.
  • The Hoops have kept just two clean sheets in their last 20 Premier League games.

Liverpool

  • The Reds have kept just one clean sheet in their last 16 matches in all competitions (including 13 Premier League games).
  • Liverpool have scored in 14 of their last 15 Premier League away trips to London.
  • Mario Balotelli has scored one goal in his last 21 Premier League appearances, despite attempting 66 shots (including blocked efforts) in those games.

 

 


AM at 2014-10-19 13:05:13

Good Afternoon and welcome to this live REF CAM game which is being played at Loftus Road London the home of QPR currently lying bottom of the table and this is a must win game for them at this stage of the season. Liverpool will see this as an opportunity to gain ground on the  front runners in the Premiership so an interesting game awaits us all.