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There has been a change to the identity of the referee who will take charge of Newcastle v Manchester City on Tuesday.
Former top referee Dermot Gallagher has reviewed two contentious decisions during the Norwich v Newcastle match.
You could almost flip a coin to decide if a referee will give a penalty or not.,,
St James Park has been named as one of the best stadiums in the world by former referee Keith Hackett.
Man of the match Newcastle v Stoke was complicated by the addition of referee Martin Atkinson, he was though a distant second to the superb Hatem Ben Arfa.
Despite reporting under these new stringent restrictions we can still exclusively reveal that the manager is talking utter rubbish.
Even if it wasn’t a free-kick, the mackems getting possession on the touchline halfway up the pitch doesn’t then equal gifting Sunderland the winner.
We have professional referees and when they get match changing decision badly wrong the punishment is usually demotion to the Football League.
Mike Dean was as bad as it gets in the Chelsea match yet carries on in the Premier League unlike Steven Taylor, Danny Guthrie and possibly Fabricio Coloccini. Justice?
If you had any doubts about who controls the football press then they should have been answered over the last week.
One law for Man.U., Chelsea etc. and another for likes of us.
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