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Thoughts on the Premier League Referees, Matchweek 4: Clattenburg, Pawson and Mason.

Here are some thoughts I had watching a few of today’s Premier League referees in action. These are just my general impressions; they’re not scientific, and I don’t try and nitpick every single decision. But, as always, if you saw something I didn’t, let us know in comments below. Mark Clattenburg, Arsenal v. Manchester City Clatts was in rare form

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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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English Premier League Referees, Matchweek 3 (August 30 & 31)

Light week this week, and we’re seeing a couple of new referee faces. Or, at least, new to this season’s matches. It’s great to see Phil Dowd (above) in action again, and with a big one, too: Tottenham v. Liverpool. Dude’s what? 51? He’s the poster boy for eliminating refereeing age limits. (There are rumors that even FIFA plans to do away with

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English Premier League Referees: Match Week 2 (August 23-25)

The big match this week is undoubtedly on Monday, between last year’s first and third place teams, Manchester City and Liverpool. Michael Oliver gets the nod in that match. Oliver (above) is clearly working his way up the ranks. Mark Clattenburg is still England’s undisputed number one, and he’s at Crystal Palace v. West Ham. Martin Atkinson, another top ref, will take Sunderland v. Manchester

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Referees for English Premier League, Matchweek 1

Well, it’s finally time again! The referees for Matchweek 1 (Saturday, August 16 through Monday, August 18)  in the English Premier League have been announced and we’re off to the proverbial races! Mark Clattenburg (above) starts his reign as England’s top referee with two teams who don’t like him: Liverpool and Southampton. (Though, to be fair, it’s not hard to find

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