Category Archives: Red Card or Not

Red Card or Not: Mike Dean and Pablo Zabaleta

Listen. Diego Costa is an ass, and he’s always going to be bad mouthing someone and starting fights. He just seems like a jerk. But Pablo Zabaleta has been around long enough to know better. Zabaleta was skating on thin ice, anyway. Referee Mike Dean had spent the first half of the game handing out yellow cards like it was

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Red Card or Not: Jon Moss and Tim Howard

Poor old Jon Moss. He’s not the strongest referee in the league, but he didn’t deserve this. Not only was he run ragged trying to keep up with Everton and Chelsea’s nine-goal marathon (ending 6-3 in Chelsea’s favour), but his assistant referees let him down something awful. This definitely was the worst refereeing team performance we’ve seen yet this season

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Red Card or Not: Serie A

This first Italian edition of Red Card or Not is kind of anti-climactic. It’s a red card. AC Milan, who are just struggling right now, took on Parma and former Milan player Antonio Cassano (above). Five minutes in, Ezequiel Schelotto took a beauty of a Cassano pass and was clear on goal. Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati bulldozed him. Period. It

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Red Card or Not: Chelsea Edition

Fake League Leaders Chelsea were shockingly upended by Aston Villa today 1-0. That would be a big enough headline most weekends. But Chelsea ended the game down two players and one manager. Referee Chris Foy sent Willian (or, as my friends and I like to call him, off at around the 68th minute on a second yellow card. He

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News: Andy Carroll Gets His Way

FA have granted Andy Carroll and West Ham an ‘arbitration hearing‘ before their fixture with Aston Villa. This will presumably happen today, since it’s the last business day before the weekend’s matches. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock: Carroll was red carded by Howard Webb last weekend for hitting Chico Flores in the head with his arm. Flores overacted,

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