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Red Card or Not: Craig Pawson and Gaston Ramirez

Referee Craig Pawson didn’t have a cracker at Hull v. Tottenham today. I thought he was quite inconsistent, letting things go and then calling the same thing two plays later. The players were rightly frustrated with him. But I have to say, I think he got the Gaston Ramirez red card right. Basically, Ramirez was covering Big Jan Vertonghen (who is, admittedly,

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Penalty or Not: Mark Clattenburg and Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere Handball

There’s a lot of buzz about this supposed Jack Wilshere handball in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City  Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini thinks it should have been a penalty; referee Mark Clattenburg did not. Let’s be clear: This issue is not why Manchester City did not win this match, despite what Pellegrini wants you to believe. The two Arsenal goals happened

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