Stoke City v Newcastle United


RC at 2014-09-29 22:01:59

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RC at 2014-09-29 21:58:04

There were a lot of positives to Craig Pawson’s performance – fitness, positioning, calm presence, accuracy of penal offence decisions – his evening will stand and fall on what the authorities thought of the first-half penalty appeal .


RC at 2014-09-29 21:54:58

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RC at 2014-09-29 21:54:30

So, what did you think of the Referee’s performance – putting on one side the ‘error’ for the first half penalty decision, he performed very well and was always in control of the game.  How did you rate his performance ?

RC at 2014-09-29 21:50:35

A good calming precence by the Referee ……


RC at 2014-09-29 21:41:36

10 minutes remaining – the Referee has had a good 2nd half, retained his focus in a game without patterns – let’s see if he can bring the game to a safe and successful conclusion …

RC at 2014-09-29 21:39:09

Great decision by the far side Assistant – made easier by the poor play of the Stoke attacker …..

RC at 2014-09-29 21:37:07

WWF wrestling again !!!!!

RC at 2014-09-29 21:33:50

15 minutes to go – keep focusing guys ….


RC at 2014-09-29 21:26:16

No questioning the referee fitness and movement during the game, he looks the part all right !!

RC at 2014-09-29 21:20:49

Yellow CardCorrect decision to caution Cisse then – important for his match control overall – we think he may have “found one”


RC at 2014-09-29 21:17:23

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RC at 2014-09-29 21:17:01

Was that the opportunity to caution Williamson – would you have done so ?

RC at 2014-09-29 21:12:46

That was a good rebuke for Bardlsey – one more offence and we’ll have a yellow

RC at 2014-09-29 21:11:21

The referee needs to seek out an incident to allow him to really assert his authority


RC at 2014-09-29 21:10:24

Same pattern so far, bits and pieces offences, no pattern to the game ….

RC at 2014-09-29 21:03:32

Just one card so far – for Colback – do you think that’s about right for the temperature of the game ?

RC at 2014-09-29 21:00:30

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RC at 2014-09-29 20:59:23

Do you think we should be able to be party to the conversations of the match officials – as in Rugby League ?


RC at 2014-09-29 20:57:04

The big discussion point for me is who gave the decision, Referee Pawson or Assistant Bryan ?


RC at 2014-09-29 20:55:48

The big discussion point for me is who gave the decision, Referee Pawson or Assistant Bryan ?


RC at 2014-09-29 20:51:45

So one miscalculation and the half-time result is turned ? Did you think that Gouffran’s challenge was penal offence.

RC at 2014-09-29 20:47:43

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RC at 2014-09-29 20:45:45

What advice would you give the referee team at half-time ?


RC at 2014-09-29 20:40:31

One yellow card here to each side would be useful in terms of match control, just a brief reminder of who is the boss…….


RC at 2014-09-29 20:33:06

30  minutes gone and the game is still disjointed – we feel a card around the corner soon – it’s been that sort of evening


RC at 2014-09-29 20:30:13

The signal from Dave Bryan there was definitely for a penal offence, not the offside – did you notice the flag agitation ?

RC at 2014-09-29 20:28:23

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RC at 2014-09-29 20:27:55

A question for you ? For free-kicks so close to the Assistant Referee, why does the Referee have to go to the precise point of the kick and leave the majority of players out of his range / view ?  Why not let the Assistant supervise the kick ?

RC at 2014-09-29 20:25:47

Did Craig Pawson and Dave Bryan talk down the comms equipment ?


RC at 2014-09-29 20:23:48

So – penalty or not – what do you think – here at You Are The Ref think that was a penalty kick, but – what was the view of the Referee and of the Assistant ? We wonder who gave the decision …


RC at 2014-09-29 20:20:49

A good public rebuke to Whelan, Referee Pawson calming the situation well ….


RC at 2014-09-29 20:19:57

Did you notice the Assistant Referee Dave Bryan move back down to the correct position in line with the offside position ?

RC at 2014-09-29 20:16:32

A goal can often act as a ‘trigger point’ in terms of raising the temperature and intensity of the game – let’s see what happens now …..


RC at 2014-09-29 20:15:14

Well – that will live things up ….


RC at 2014-09-29 20:10:38

No major test as yet – just a wise ‘watching brief’ from Referee Pawson …..

RC at 2014-09-29 20:08:41

But the officials must not jepordise the safety of the players

RC at 2014-09-29 20:07:27

Mmmm – at what point does ‘assessment’ become ‘treatment’  with the physio on the field of play ?


RC at 2014-09-29 20:04:57

The game has not settled yet – important it does for the referee so he can establish patterns of play


RC at 2014-09-29 20:01:57

Some ‘volatile’ characters on the field of play as well, important to keep a tight reign on proceedings for the opening exchanges

RC at 2014-09-29 19:56:55

Here we go – this one is going to be interesting ….

RC at 2014-09-29 19:53:07

Interesting 4th official appointment this evening, plenty of experience with Andre Marriner to look after what could be a volatile Technical Area, with the Away Team manager under pressure.

RC at 2014-09-29 19:51:01

Any thoughts on the refereeing over the weekend ?

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RC at 2014-09-29 19:42:53

Whoosh, look at the rain …. how does the weather effect the referee pre-match in terms of awareness to the pitch conditions.  Do you allow a degree of tolerance in the physical challenges?

RC at 2014-09-29 19:39:44

Our referee this evening is having a great season – Craig Pawson, assisted by the vastly experienced Dave Bryan, Con Hatzidakis, 4th official is recent FA Cup final referee Andre Marriner

RC at 2014-09-29 19:34:03

Both teams are under pressure – both teams need a win ……

Pre Match

RC at 2014-09-29 19:32:33

30 minutes to kick-off, welcome to our coverage of Stoke City v Newcastle United from the Britannia Stadium