Tottenham v Aston Villa


Full Time

RCT at 2015-11-02 23:03:58

Full Time

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Full Time

RCT at 2015-11-02 23:00:56

Full Time

“Did the referee have a good game”, we ask – the reply will be “did you see his goal celebration”, i.e. 89 minutes and 30 seconds of great work not recognised for 30 seconds of madness.

Full Time

RCT at 2015-11-02 22:58:04

Full Time

Mike Dean, as we would expect, brings the game to a safe and successful conclusion with his reading of the game, the accuracy of his penal offence decision making and his consistent use of yellow cards – but why or why the unwise excessive use of the advantage signal in the lead up to the first goal.  He almost joined in with the celebrating Spurs team !!!


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:53:21

GOAL! Game, set and match – Harry Kane scores from 12 meters to seal the deal for the Home Team


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:51:44

Yellow Cardconsistent application of law, Hutton can have no complaintsfollowing his reckless challenge


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:50:09

4 additional minutes – the local#s are not best pleased ………………


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:39:48

GOAL!  Ayew scores – cat – pigeons – here’s THE key 10 minutes for the referee’s team as Spurs come under pressure


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:36:38

More positvity from the refereeing team – a clear and correct indication by the Assistant of a goal-kick to Tottenham – things are not going Villa’s way


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:32:21

Have you also noticed how each and every decision is given from a credible position, leading to accuracy and therefore gaining the respect of the players ….


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:30:22

Did you also notice the delay in stopping play in case an advantage accrued – great refereeing ………….


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:28:58

Yellow CardRichardson, reckless, robust, ……


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:21:41

15 gone in the second half – keep focused out their


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:14:57

Look how close he was to correctly award that last hand-ball against Grealish!


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:13:40

His pitch movement is more Martin Atkinson than Mark Clattenburg, but he has missed nothing ……


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:11:29

MIke quickly into his stride in terms of retaining match control – no fuss, no bother,…..


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:09:00

Good alertness and awareness by Assistant Simon Bennett as the ball is fractionally out of play, great focus ….


RCT at 2015-11-02 22:04:35

Here we go for the second half, let’s hope it goes as well as the first ……

Half Time

RCT at 2015-11-02 22:01:43

Half Time

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Half Time

RCT at 2015-11-02 21:56:43

Half Time

So Mr Referee, would you have dismissed Liverpool’s Lucas for a second yellow, and did Kevin Friend make a mistake in allowing Arsenal’s second goal?

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Half Time

RCT at 2015-11-02 21:53:01

Half Time

No drama’s at all so far, just what the doctor ordered in terms of match control – 10 penal offences so far, the one which deserved a caution was duly administered!

Half Time

RCT at 2015-11-02 21:50:36

Half Time

A very composed and confident performance sp far by Mike Dean and his tream – the caution of Ayew was correct in terms of law application and key to retaining match control just before the interval


RCT at 2015-11-02 21:47:25

GOAL! That’s a confident strike by Alli, a great time to score and for the Home Team to double their lead ….


RCT at 2015-11-02 21:45:51

That was interesting, Grealish being called towards Mike Dean in a crowded area, surely best practice here is to call the player to a neatural area, away from other players who may wish to influence him?


RCT at 2015-11-02 21:43:37

Yellow CardAyew reckless, a great spot by Mike Dean, asserting his authority in teh closing stages of the 1st half with the game’s first caution.

RCT at 2015-11-02 21:41:04

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RCT at 2015-11-02 21:38:50

Keep your tweets coming, thanks to Northern Ireland based Stephen Wallace for his thoughts …..

RCT at 2015-11-02 21:36:54

Mike Dean is 100% correct in allowing Westwood as much time as possible to analyise the head injury, but should he have stopped play straight away ?


RCT at 2015-11-02 21:35:24

Mmmmm – another stoppage in play – it’s all a bit routine so far …..

RCT at 2015-11-02 21:26:32

Oh dear – a poor game so far, most play is very central with few goal scoring opportunities in open-play foe the Away Team

RCT at 2015-11-02 21:19:35

MIke’s advantage signal “classic Mike Dean advantage”, says one contributer .


RCT at 2015-11-02 21:17:45

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RCT at 2015-11-02 21:14:53

The build-up play is very slow and intentional, it’s not a great spectacle so far, but Mike and his team won’t mind at all.


RCT at 2015-11-02 21:11:20

10 gone – 1 shot on target and 2 penal offences, a quiet evening so far ….


RCT at 2015-11-02 21:06:53

Running into the penalty area with arms out wide for a prolonged period is highly low-profile, just let your accurate decision making do the talking!


RCT at 2015-11-02 21:05:18

GOAL! That was quick – Dembele opens the scoring- good advantage Mike, but did you really have to “milk” the advantage in such a show-biz manner ?

RCT at 2015-11-02 21:00:24

Mike Dean is in charge this evening, Simon Long and Simon Bennett are his assistant’s, Graham Scott is 4th man.

RCT at 2015-11-02 20:59:02

A new manager in charge at Villa in Remi Carde, hopefully the league’s bottom team can perform for him, although the Spurs faithful will of course think otherwise.

RCT at 2015-11-02 20:51:28

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RCT at 2015-11-02 20:46:44

Also on , we feature the rise of Paul Tierney and Craig Pawson who are starting to perform consistently well on the Premier League

RCT at 2015-11-02 20:44:17

Some great features for your pre-match consideration on our website, including the team of match officials locked in their dressing room for 4 hours by a Turkish club president !

RCT at 2015-11-02 20:38:32

Lot’s of derby matches been played recently – is this one the ‘Tim Sherwood’ derby I wonder ?

Pre Match

RCT at 2015-11-02 20:36:56

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