Having watched our match on Sunday against Man City, I strongly believe that the call for video technology should be heard, as the standards of refereeing in the premier league has fallen over the last few years.
The fact that the speed of the game has increased dramatically, the majority of referees are having trouble keeping up with the pace. The same applies to the referee’s assistants as well. Prime example was the off-side indicated by the assistant referee in the game with Wolves against Aydebayor. Is it because he has been off-side so many times that the assistants give an automatic decision?
As for the decisions that were not given by the referee/referee’s assistants, they made me jump up from my seat several times in despair! Lescott’s elbow must be hurting this morning as it was head-butted by JD and Parker should have had a red card for facing off against Balotelli causing a injury to his foot! So I ask you what is the Premier League coming to? Where are the standards? Where are the good referees?