Saturday, 18 February 2012

Howard Webb is a poor poor referee

It has been a decent game of football thus far, Sunderland have sneaked ahead but I hope we can show some character and turn things around in the second half.  Very hard luck for Francis Coquelin to pick up another hamstring injury.  I just had to comment on Howard Webb's generally low quality refereeing.

He failed to punish several poor Sunderland fouls in the first half hour, Gardner crunched Ramsey's ankle with his studs, no yellow, Cattermole nailed Song late well after ball had gone, no foul even given, Gardner then nailed Vermaelen late with no intention but to intimidate, add Turner's late cynical foul to this little collection.

Webb basically gave Sunderland a license to continue this tactic of deliberate intimidating fouls, shocking referee from an official I have never rated.  It is these kinds of decisions that can turn games, they give a team an unfair edge which allows them to bully the opposition.  Poor poor officiating.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

the only thing lacking severly in quality aint Howard Webb. Its the 10 guys wearing blue jerseys. Should have worn the yellow away kit, its more apt for this bunch.

Anonymous said...

what sane individual would put Flap-ianski, Skills-acci and doopey-ouru in the one defence, jesus is embarassing. Correction .... Disgusting

54GUNNER said...

I've seen better F*****g speedway tracks than that s**t hole of a pitch, Djourou in another dream world, bring on Arshavin that'll be two of em together, WE ARE SHIT again

Anonymous said...

toothless gutless overpaid primadonnas

Anonymous said...

load of rubbish

Anonymous said...

Howard Webb is a bias refee. Remember he awarded them 2 penalties? Obviously he want Sunderland to win tonight, no matter what, Arsenal wouldn't get a penalty

Anonymous said...

cant wait for his after match interview........ the pitch ??? tired from doing nothing wednesday night ?? they bullied us ...boo hoo ??

Anonymous said...

howard webb had nothing to do with that, cop on and open you eyes

Anonymous said...

Howard Webb is a shit referee and had another inept display, but he has not cost us this match. We should have had a penalty, but the overall performance was pathetic and the players deserved to lose. Most of the squad have no heart and character, which makes Wenger's repeated claims of mental strength all the more ridiculous.

Complete squad and management overall required in the summer. We have some of the worst players ever to wear the shirt at the club currently.

Anonymous said...

Please... We just didn't turn up today, we were horrid! The amount of passes that went sidewards n backwards were ridiculous! We looked lost for answers and I have to say we had no mettle in this game! None at all

enggunner said...

It's time Wenger leaves. Wenger should change his policy or walk away. I am tired of parading as a fan of a team that is "scalar" in nature.

Anonymous said...

Pathetic, . . .

Webb gave us virtually everything, we couldn't even dive our way to a win.

Anonymous said...

"We didn't turn up today!' WTF, Arsenal haven't turned up all week-thanks awfully for three hours of absolute bliss-Duh-duh-duh-da-da...I'm lovin' it!

PS When's St Tottingham's day?-we're already enjoying St Wingers over here

Anonymous said...

look what a change of manager has done for sunderland ?? Ahem ??

Alan said...

I am not an Arsene out every time person. But how can he still play Djouru and Scillachi. They would struggle in the championship. No offense to the Championship. I am tired of this team in general. And dont tell me to go watch spurs. But on that note, look where they have managed to go in the last 3 years compared to us? Sad. I feel utterly dejected now.

Anonymous said...

plaanother toothless performance... we can't complain about the referee. this team can't win shit!!! we are so predictable. Van Persie struggles all alone up front. It's like stealing candie from a baby for the other teams. they just man mark him and he is disappeared from the game. Damn this Ramsey. This center half don't have the edge. Jesus. We are like a fangless snake. Not to say about the defence and the constant injuries. Every year this time around we are empty handed. Good now we can fight for 4th place. Fuck you all, coaching stuff and the administration. You managed to turn this team into a bunch of pussies. Every teams looks to us in the eyes and knows they can beat us. No intimidation, no fear. I'm so disappointed. It's definitely the end of an era.

Anonymous said...

with a team like this, GOD help us, we'll never see anything close to a silverware... start from Fabianski, Squillaci, Djorou ( rubish all the way, but sign new contract :( ), Ramsey ( useless all season) , Arteta ( dont like him at all, no vision for the ball, no idea what to do with it), and Teo... oooo Teoooooo, what to say about him, speed is not enough, and honestly this is the best of him...
so, what we have in hands - Verminator, Sagna, Song, AOC, and Persie.... cool, less than half a team... so what we r expecting, doubt we'll get even the 4th place, i beg for it, and hopefully, Mr Wenger had enough with average players, and this summer he'll move the right direction...

BazookaJoe said...

Howard-the-coward is a famous Arsenal hater. Consistency is clearly not his forte.
Surely this must be the LAST nail in Wengers coffin! How long is this slow torture supoosed to last?
The board, Kroenke, Gazidis and Wenger should be flogged out of the Emirates! They've ruined a great football club!

Anonymous said...

In wenger we rust! Useless crap as always, building a team for the future? My arse, sack wenger or we will be playing championship football in 2013/2014 season, this team is clueless, I've seen better pub teams then this crap. WENGER OUT NOWWWWWWWW!!!

kevin mc said...

poor poor result from a team lacking in every department.... theo walcott a shit player. rosicky is long past his best who offers nothing for the team going forward and is the worst at helping the defence... a summer transfer window couldnt fix this team unless you plan on buying 7 or 8 established quality players... wenger has to leave. simples as that. love him as a manager but he has lost all control. No manager should be untouchable or have this much power to do as he pleases...

Anonymous said...

I think we should stop blaming referees whenever we lose a match and face the fact that the present crops of Arsenal players are probably the worst in history thanks to Mr Wenger who pragmatically assembled this set of mediocres.my advice; "massive clear out in the summer, bring back Devid dein,and tell Wenger to resign

Anonymous said...

Apart from Wilshere, Kos, Santos and Szezny(fabianski couldn't do anything about the goals though)this was probably our best team possible. Most of them is in defence so we had a pretty good offensive side on today, still we managed nothing up front. I dont want Wenger to leave but something has to happen in the summer... I hope this gets the wheels rolling and Wenger to dip into the transfermarket and get rid of these so called footballers like Walcott, Squill and so on. Really scared of the spud with this kind of display and the injuries mounting up.

Anonymous said...

Wonder whether wenger is taking all the flak. Unfairly. He has won us trophies in his time . But what the fuck has gazidis contributed. Answer FUCK ALL the best transfer we can do is that clown for David dein get some order back in board then maybe we can judge wenger fairly .

Morbid said...

Enough is enough, I'm considering not watching football until Wenger and every player in this team is gone.
Don't get a new manager, do away with Arsenal FC and sell the Emirites to Barnet. Otherwise we'll be shedding eternal tears of sorrow.

Anonymous said...

Howard Webb dint buy Flappy Djourou Squillaci Arteta Gervinho and Ramsey did he?
We will never win another trophy while Wenger Kroenke and Gazidis are running our club.An utter disgrace

Anonymous said...

Apart from the 12th player(Webb) The Sunderland players turned the match into a rugby match, and Webb also giving them the licence to bully the Arsenal players. Aside that the Arsenal boys should have become physical too,they should also have change their style of play by trying shots from outside the box.

Anonymous said...

Howard Webb did not put up a hundred percent performers. However,that should not be use yo judge the performers of this shit arsenal team. total overhauling is urgently needed in the sumer. Jorou is a passenger in that team.Squilasi is a dead wood. Walcolt is minus one. Rosisky is a warnout engine. Arteta is not rising up to the occation. Ramsey only can perform for twenty minutes. Don't 4get the locomotive Arshavin. All this players need to be shown the exit door.

Anonymous said...

TAXi for chamahk, park, djourou,squillaci,arsharvin,
rosicky,Walcott,benayoun,
Gazidis, hill-wood and silent stan,
ANY TAKERS

Anonymous said...

Why even talk about the ref? Song handballed in the box - clear as day, why don't you mention that. You're being a fucking arsehole. Focus on this SHIT team and SHIT manager dragging this great club into mediocrity you buffoon.

Anonymous said...

Men against boys. Totally outplayed in all departments. Sack the board. Bring back the high bury. The emirates is dead with no good memories. March arshavin back to Siberia! Send chacrack, roshitscky, walcock, dourou and banayoun to the transfer market and rescue our beloved arsenal.

Anonymous said...

I think most of you lot watch on telly. Webb was very economical with the fairness. Have a look at the Untold Arsenal report when it comes out. Sunderland had a licence to push, pull and kick off the ball and on. Gardner and Catermole should have been off by 60 mins. The penalties were stone cold. You tell me how the Boys could have won today with two forced subs, DJ in defence and a dodgy ref. No team can cope with that! We are always going to be struggling with Rosicky and Arteta because they can't run and they can't fight, tackle or close down either but the rest put a shift in. Arsenal were the better team but you have to be brilliant to beat the ref and ---we wern't!

Anonymous said...

Still on about the ref ?? We still conceded 2 goals you fool. Song handball arguably a penalty, worst tackle of the game Djouru ... straight red any day of the week. We are losing games because of what we are doing. Our problem is within arsenal not the referee, not the oppositon. Its 11 v 11 men, man up and deal with it.

Anonymous said...

Get a grip,Morbid ! !

Anonymous said...

Wake up ! !