Martin Atkinson

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That was really poor today! He should have checked the pens the idiot
 

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I will celebrate the day he retires like us winning the league. Can he just follow Twattenburg and feck off to the Middle East?
 

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He's a fecking cnut, and VAR was a disgrace today too.

I can understand the first Ronaldo penalty being overlooked but you can't dive in like Zouma did and not get the ball.

Then to give that handball?! feck off you twat. Can't even get a proper hair transplant, let alone ref a football match fairly. Absolutely hate the man.
 

Hugh Jass

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Absolute cnut. Ole has to say something in the post match presser. terrible.
 

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I get that ronaldo dives but feck my life that last one was stonewall.
Var apparently on the take as well. Unbelievable
 

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I'm surprised an official with 15 games under his belt is expected to question Atkinson in the VAR room.

Atkinson was awful today, nothing new though.
 

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I am all for him calling the clear handball when it’s correct, even after dodging three calls for us… but yeah, that miss was sent from the gods.
 

Hugh Jass

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I am more fuming with the ref than i am delighted with the win. fecking bellend of a ref. Retire him for christs sake.
 

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Abysmal, but he always is. The fact VAR let him get away with it is a bigger concern, what's the point of it if not to correct the shiteness of the referee.
 

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WOW. TWO STONEWALL PENALTIES. NEVER EVEN TOUCHED THE BALL, AND TOOK THE MAN DOWN BOTH TIMES.

I AM ASTOUNDED, I THINK I MIGHT POST IN CAPITALS FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. WHAT IS THE BLOODY POINT OF VAR IF THEY CAN'T SEE A CLEAR FOUL IN THE BOX???

THEY BOTTLED IT.
 

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I'm always expecting the team to get screwed when Atkinson or Dean are in charge.
 

lex talionis

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Is there any accountability mechanism over referees? Or does the FA just congratulate themselves no matter what?
 

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Honestly Øvrebø levels of disgrace. I'm still riled up even though we won.
This worse because there was no VAR back then.
 

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Ole needs to make a point of that ABSOLUTE sh*t show from Atkinson, without getting himself in trouble.

If those aren’t penalties for Ronaldo they need to make fecking sure they aren’t penalties for ANYBODY else, that’s the line I would take if I were Ole.

Not because the rules are different for Ronaldo but to the contrary, if they aren’t pens today they need make sure they aren’t pens going forward (which they won’t because they are fecking stone wall!)
 

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Atkinson and United goes way back, up from 2003 when he was the linesman in the 2-2 draw at Arsenal allowing them two offside goals.
 

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I am not joking, such performances of refs really need to be scrutinized. It was quite clear to everyone what this twat was trying to do today.
 

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Still remains true what I thought years ago. Most refs are just incompetent when they make a mistake, this guy is biased. He's been at it for years and its always against or in favour of the same teams.
 

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I only recall 2 penalty shouts - the first one he dived into the guys leg, so I thought that was the right call. The Zouma one I thought was stonewall.
I don’t recall the 3rd one at all
 

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Every time there's a penalty shout, he just points to the corner. Even for our fairly obvious handball. What a guy.
 

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A compilation video of this guy through the years vs us would be genuinely shocking. The Gerrard red aside he's been like facing an extra opponent for 10 years
 

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1st penalty shout wasn't a pen IMO. You can see Ronaldo change direction to initiate contact instead of following the ball. The 2nd one was a much more solid shout. Zouma's caught him clearly and got nowhere near the ball, and Ronaldo hasn't tried to play for it. I really thought that would be given. It's a poor challenge.

The Shaw handball is silliness though. You can't make that kind of attempt to block a cross without your arms out. He didn't move hand to ball nor has he done it make himself bigger, they were in a natural position given the circumstances, and the ball was struck against his arm from less than a couple of yards. What is he supposed to do? You don't play football with your hands by your side, nor should you be expected to.
 

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The last foul on Ronaldo is very suspect. The rest you could argue about whatever but that last one was a clear cut pen
I don’t understand why VAR didn’t get him to look at it. Even Alan Smith who is ABU as they come couldn’t believe it.
 

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This dolloper of a referee is a fecking disgrace.. one of the worst officiating of a game i have witnessed in a very, very long time.. i'm still fuming.. good job we won to temper my mood.. :mad: