Why over-reliance on Michael Oliver shows lack of quality among Premier League...

Why over-reliance on Michael Oliver shows lack of quality among Premier League referees

    Michael Oliver

    Keith Hacket, in his his latest Daily Telegraph column, has been discussing the lack of quality Premier League referees which has been exposed by an analysis of this season's official appointments. The team of You Are The Ref officials have carried out a detailed analysis of the Referee appointments this season which show a heavy reliance on Michael Oliver.

    For Hackett, this showed that the management team that make the appointments do not believe they have enough quality referees to share the burden equally.

    "The major highlight for me is the exposure of Michael Oliver with regard to Liverpool and Tottenham, where he will complete his season's appointments having officiated these two teams seven times."

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