Southampton v Manchester City


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RCT at 2014-11-30 16:26:00

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RCT at 2014-11-30 16:24:58

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Full-time summary… A much better display by Mike Jones in the 2nd half, but his bosses at the PGMO cannot be pleased with his 1st half display, his 8th minute non-penalty award of the caution of Aguero was a joint decision not expected at this level.  It will be interesting to see if this error means a lack of an appointment in the next round of Premier League fixtures for the referee…..


RCT at 2014-11-30 16:23:54

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RCT at 2014-11-30 16:23:26

Closing stages – Ian Millar has described the sending off of Mangala as ‘Courageous’ , Jason Pettigrove quotes “There’s an endemic lack of confidence across a group of PL refs who are rapidly being eclipsed by our European colleagues..”


RCT at 2014-11-30 16:16:53

GOAL! That’s Cliched it ………


RCT at 2014-11-30 16:13:16

Aguero is human after all, he actually just missed a 1-1 against Fraser Forster ……


RCT at 2014-11-30 16:11:23

Yellow Card Kompany joins the list of cautions – for those of you of a certain age and who remember their 70′s music, was that ‘Bad Kompany’ …..



RCT at 2014-11-30 16:09:30

GOAL!Surely, game, set and match to City – even with 10 men ……



RCT at 2014-11-30 16:08:19

… we think no, and therefore the error was componded as the Referee should have allowed play to continue ….. let us know what you think on this, contact us on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at


RCT at 2014-11-30 16:06:31

I will pose a question to you ref’s out there, did you think the Southampton player was offending purely by being in that position …..


RCT at 2014-11-30 16:04:34

Interesting tweet from Ian Miller “can someone please explain why City were denied an advantage even though the Southampton player was in an offside position” following a first-half incident offside incident …..


RCT at 2014-11-30 16:03:58

Red Card 100% correct in terms of the sending off of Mangala – the referee had no choice, much stronger refereeing than in the first half …..


RCT at 2014-11-30 15:59:59

Leniency for Tadic, in the same way as Zabaleta got the benefit of the doubt with neither player receiving a caution …. consistent refereeing so far in the 2nd half …


RCT at 2014-11-30 15:55:49

Credit where credit is due to Mike Jones, half-way through the 2nd half and he has been much more consistent, possibly a yellow for Zabaleta a couple of minutes ago, but nothing apart from that in the 2nd half ….


RCT at 2014-11-30 15:53:43

Would you have issued a caution to Zabelata for his shirt pull, or has the game settled down that means that high profile management is not needed ……..

RCT at 2014-11-30 15:48:25

Ian Miller’s vote for the best referee this season goes to Craig Pawson – Let us know what you think on this, contact us on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at


RCT at 2014-11-30 15:46:59

Thank you to Ian Miller @miller408 and Billy Proudlock @BillyJP for your tweets, keep ‘em coming ….


RCT at 2014-11-30 15:43:08

The Saints will have to press forward, gaps will appear for the Champions to exploit, this will provide a good test for the officials – time to refocus Gents …..


RCT at 2014-11-30 15:40:01

GOAL!That should open the game up …..



RCT at 2014-11-30 15:35:24

Very important for Mike Jones that he makes a good start to the second 45 ….


RCT at 2014-11-30 15:34:15

To coin a phrase – “this needs a goal”

RCT at 2014-11-30 15:32:43

The major issue for Mike Jones now is that, whatever he does in the next 45 minutes, he, and others, will be remembered for the ‘double whammy’ of the missed penalty and the simulation call …

RCT at 2014-11-30 15:29:07

mmmmm – we thought not ……..

RCT at 2014-11-30 15:25:49

Anybody out there think that the 8th minute penalty decision was correct ?

Half Time

RCT at 2014-11-30 15:23:16

It would be interesting to hear the conversation in the Official’s dressing room at Half-time, hopefully encouragement is being offered ….

Half Time

RCT at 2014-11-30 15:18:42

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Half Time

RCT at 2014-11-30 15:17:42

Half Time

Half-time, and there have been several one line descriptions of Mike Jones’s performance here at You Are The Ref, including “inconsistent” and “sloppy”.  He appears to lack confidence with his decision making and we believe that the 8th minute incorrect decision has affected him.


RCT at 2014-11-30 15:14:47

Quick straw poll on the amount of additional time, the consensus days 2 minutes …


RCT at 2014-11-30 15:13:17

stay with us and we’ll continue to provide you with our analysis, however poor the game is …..


RCT at 2014-11-30 15:12:13

5 to go , is this really of the standard we expect from 2nd verses 3rd in the Premier League – it’s enough to make you WANT to go out and do the Christmas shopping ….. well perhaps not ,,,,,,,,


RCT at 2014-11-30 15:05:41

10 minutes to go and it’s important that the Assistant’s remain focused, even if ‘The Boss’ is not having the best of games, here’s hoping that they are encouraging him via the Comms Equipment …


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:56:01

Sorry, but that was poor Mr Jones, Adam Dunn’s offside indication was correct, Mike Jones could have played on, and why has he gone over the Technical Area when he has the experienced Phil Dowd as 4th man ?


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:53:32

Yellow Card

That was a more solid piece of Refereeing, Mangala;s challenge was reckless and deserved the yellow card ….


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:52:31

Well – how quickly can things turn – Hart called into action almost immediately with a quality save ……


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:49:52

It’s all Manchester City so far, Joe Hart, and his crazy Mo-Jo of a moustache, have had nothing to do, it’s important that near-side Assistant Adam Dunn keeps his focus ….


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:46:31

It appears that Mike Jones might just be reflecting on the penalty call as he has just made another poor call by not allowing a distinct advantage to the Home Team ……


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:44:49

Here at You- Are-The-Ref we are at a loss to explain that decision, …….. What do you think, contact us on Twitter @youaretheref or email us at


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:41:48

Fonte even ‘admitted’ that he had committed the offence by pointing outside the penalty area …..


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:40:39

Yellow Card– oh wow – that is a poor call from Mike Jones – a double whammy for Manchester City as a stonewall penalty becomes a yellow card for simulation


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:38:18

Yellow CardGood call from Mike Jones – a solid early match caution for Wanyama



RCT at 2014-11-30 14:37:14

Unfortunate ‘disagreement’ between Referee and Assistant Richard West, we think that Richard was too close to make the call and a movement a metre or two away from the incident would have allowed him to see the penal offence


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:33:16

Usual cat and mouse start to a Premier League match ……


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:30:27

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

RCT at 2014-11-30 14:29:31

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RCT at 2014-11-30 14:26:58

The match officials for this game are led by Mike Jones, now in his 10th season on the Premier League, who will be supported by Richard West and Adam Dunn, with the experienced Phil Dowd on 4th official duties.    Mike has officiated in 7 matches on the Premier League this season, showing just 1 red card so far.

Pre – match

RCT at 2014-11-30 14:26:04

Nice tache Mr Hart – that has to be a “Mo Jo” !!!

RCT at 2014-11-30 14:19:02

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RCT at 2014-11-30 14:15:48

Interested to read BBCs’ website that, according to the Chelsea boss “Clever Defending” gets Cotsa booked.  Do you agree ?

RCT at 2014-11-30 14:12:20

You would have got very long odds back in August if you had predicted that Southampton would be above Manchester City by this stage of the season – but fair play to them.  They are 2nd on merit, and it will be fascinating to see how this afternoon’s game pans out.

RCT at 2014-11-30 14:10:38

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RCT at 2014-11-30 14:07:09

Whilst waiting for kick off, why not visit YATR TV to watch a great interview with sports journalist Henry Winter – it’s a great watch !!


RCT at 2014-11-30 14:05:49

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