Writer: Mehzeb Chowdhury
Date:Sunday May 3 2009
Newcastle United fell to a strong, and determined Liverpool side on a day Phil Dowd, the referee officiating in the proceedings demonstrated the Football Association's lack of respect for players, or the fans.
How do referees like Phil Dowd, or Rob Styles even manage to come onto a football pitch is utterly questionable.
On this day, Dowd was shocking in his decisions throughout the match. He refused to give Newcastle United any free-kick no matter what happened on the edge of the Liverpool box. He allowed Liverpool's first goal which was miles offside, and later, sent off Joey Barton for good measure.
Bookings also came for United, but not for Liverpool, and in terms of offsides, the lines-men were quite rightly briefed beforehand to only keep out the Toon, and let everything slide for the Reds.
Granted, there was a gulf in class between the two sides, but who are any of the Pools, or Magpies kidding? It was a match exhibiting shocking refereeing.
The final score was 3-0, a respectable one, considering respect is a term one can stretch on Tyneside these days.
But one question, how does the FA expect players and the fans to respect referees, and succeed in their 'respect' campaign, with referees like these?
Date:Sunday May 3 2009
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