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Impact Substitute
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Rennie is a terrible referee and should not be officiating at that, or any other, level. His handling of games is regularly poor and there's no end to the mishaps. The incident at last season's Newcastle - West Ham game should have seen him struck off the elite list (refs at lower levels would have been demoted for good) yet he's still around.
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What is it about teams who cannot win away? I mean for fuck's sake, three away wins would have put us top. How can a coach journey make such a difference?
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The incident at last season's Newcastle - West Ham game should have seen him struck off the elite list (refs at lower levels would have been demoted for good) yet he's still around.

Why? Is it tokenism on the FA's part?

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I don't know why. Referees in the second and third tiers would not be able to make as many stupid mistakes and regularly underperform without suffering the consequences (promotion to top division halted and/or demotion to a lower level). Premiership referees don't appear to pay the price for mistakes, particularly Uriah Rennie. It took a number of major errors before Andy D'urso got demoted, and when Mark Clattenburg was dumped into the Championship last season for a number of poor performances, he had a howler at Cardiff - Leeds, only to swiftly return to the Premiership.

The top refs are untouchable it seems.

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Croute au fromage et oeuf au plat
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again watched by another 6000 travelling fans...

North Stand capacity is 5000 mate. It certainly felt like they were 6000 at my local before the game. A lot more quiet after the game mind you...
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Over 7,000 at the Abbey Janik?

A fairly good point for Wednesday at Turf Moor. We're pretty shit at the moment though. It's going to be a long last five months of the season, with loads of injuries and probably Whelan and Simek being sold off this month too.

Some good news around though in Peterboro' losing to the 92nd club in the league.

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The incident at last season's Newcastle - West Ham game should have seen him struck off the elite list (refs at lower levels would have been demoted for good) yet he's still around.

Demoting refs permanently doesn't happen often these days. Since Paul Taylor became the first ref to regain his place on the league list after being struck off in the nineties, the powers that be have realised that officials form can fluctuate as much as the players.

Why? Is it tokenism on the FA's part?

I don't think it is. Rennie earned his place on the Premier League list. On his way up the leagues, he was that good. The only ref I've seen on their way up who was better was Howard Webb. Rennie's problem was that he changed his style from what had earned his place on the list in the first place (a common sense style) to being card happy (which was how Philip Don tended to judge a performance on). He also let his Premier League status go to his head (by becoming the first ref to get himself an agent and endorsement contracts). As far as tokenism is concerned, I think he's just managed to deliver what the head of assessors wants in terms of number of cards. He dished out just over two per game the season Keith Hackett took over Don and told the elite list he wanted fewer cards.

If tokenism did exist, then Joe Ross (the other black official in recent times) wouldn't have been booted off the league list eighteen months ago for consistently poor games. Losing the race discrimination case against Gurnham Singh hurt the referee selectors badly, but they don't seem to be trying to over-compensate as a result. If anything, Jarnail Singh would probably be the used as a token if he joined the elite list, but he's moving as slowly as everyone else of his age and ability is (he's crap).

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What is it about teams who cannot win away? I mean for fuck's sake, three away wins would have put us top. How can a coach journey make such a difference?

I don't think it's the coach journey. There is a mental block somewhere. There's also the concern that Magilton hasn't got a clue when things are going wrong. Our home form is already showing signs of faltering, and with a lot of the top sides yet to visit Fortress Portman Road, I'm starting to think that the rest of the season could be very long indeed.

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We were shit again. Absolutely terrible and, sadly, I feel we're already doomed.
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Chorley beat Bamber Bridge 2-1 thanks to a last minute winner, and our goalie saved a penalty. The winner was a beauty - a long ball over the top which Burke nudged past the goalie and towards the net. A defender took a despairing swipe at it, only to smash the ball into the roof of the net. After jumping around for about half a minute, I looked over and saw that he still had his boot tangled up in the net. Merry Christmas indeed.

That was our first away win since Easter Monday, against a side who beat us 4-1 just three weeks ago and who lie second in the table, well above FCUM. More importantly, we have taken seven points from nine and are out of the bottom two for the first time in months. Looks like we might stay up this season.

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ashley cole and carvalho sent off. What the fuck happened?
You know what, I still have no idea.
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missed carvalho's two footed challenge then.

one to add to the dalliance hall of shame.

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Cole's will get rescinded on appeal, won't it?
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At first sight I thought it was handball.
looked pretty unlucky on slow motion.

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Rennie was teh ref for Scunthorpe - Hull, he was piss poor then as well.
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