I have been watching Manchester United matches for many years and this guy is pretty much the only referee I can confidently say 'yeah, he's clearly biased against us' It's a feeling Ferguson had with him too. Forget about the big decisions (although he's called many of those against us), there's an accumulation of small subtle calls that always seem to go against us with him. In the first half last night in particular, there was 3 or 4 occasions where City blatantly and illegally shut down our counter with hacks and barges but there wasn't one hint of a card and on many occasions no foul was called. But this isn't just about one game, there is a clear pattern here over many years. I read before that Atkinson is a Leeds fan. That'd go a long way to explaining his performances against us.