“The balance between physicality and player protection is right,” said Riley. “Fewer free-kicks result in things such as an increase in average goals per game and average shots in the game."
This is Mike Riley's opinion and I doubt many objective observers would agree with this propaganda. It is also abundantly clear that not much Mike Riley says can be trusted, the PGMOL claim that referees only made 36 'key errors' in PL games last season. Untold Arsenal didn't review all the PL games but found about 6 times as many errors in only 40% of the total games! This demonstrates that the PGMOL are only noticing about 5% of their errors, this is utterly shameful.
It is abundantly clear the the PGMOL are a completely useless organisation that has very little independence from the Premier League. Mike Riley is simply a compliant yes-man who generally hides from the media and simply spouts made up propaganda when he does come out of his corrupt little hole. I have no faith in the PL refereeing and these statistics are yet more evidence that Mike Riley and the PGMOL cannot be trusted one inch. Shameful stuff.