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    Posted on November 21st, 2011

    Written by Simon G-Fear

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    Referee’s View – October 2011

    Referee’s View – October 2011

    Pro-qualified referee Simon gives his honest opinion on last month’s refereeing decisions, and how they affected Liverpool FC.

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    Posted on October 17th, 2011

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    September 2011 – Referee’s View

    September 2011 – Referee’s View

    Stoke – (A) Mark Clattenburg. This was the first time Liverpool have been refereed by Mr Clattenburg for some time and it was a welcome return to the middle for the County Durham man, who had a fine match and confirmed his position as one of the best referees currently officiating in the Premier League. [...]

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    Posted on September 7th, 2011

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    Referee’s View – August 2011.

    Referee’s View – August 2011.

    Simon Fear – pro-qualified referee and Tomkins Times member – takes an uncompromising and unbiased look at the officiating in games involving Liverpool in August 2011. Was luck for or against the Reds? Sunderland (H) – Phil Dowd Liverpool’s first home match of the season saw them face a new-look Sunderland side. Games between the [...]

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    Posted on May 12th, 2011

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    Referee’s View: April 2011

    Referee’s View: April 2011

    By pro-qualified referee, Simon Fear. Liverpool faced a full schedule in April with matches against WBA (A) Manchester City (H) Arsenal (A) and finally Birmingham City (H). WBA (A) – Martin Atkinson. This was a match that saw Liverpool reacquainted with ex-manager Roy Hodgson as well as referee Marin Atkinson.  Now in my opinion there [...]

  • Referee's View, Subscribers Only

    Posted on April 3rd, 2011

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    Referee’s View – March 2011.

    Referee’s View – March 2011.

    Pro-qualified ref Simon Fear takes a look at the Reds’ games from last month. How did the officials perform, and did their decisions affect the results? Liverpool faced a quiet March with just two premier League fixtures: a home match against Manchester United and a difficult away game against Sunderland. However, these were not quiet [...]

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    Posted on March 8th, 2011

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    Referee’s View, February 2011

    Referee’s View, February 2011

    Simon Fear – pro-qualified referee and Tomkins Times member – takes an uncompromising and unbiased look at the officiating in games involving Liverpool in February 2011. Was luck for or against the Reds? Note: Usually for Subscribers only, this month’s piece is free to all. Liverpool faced matches against Stoke (H), Chelsea (A), Wigan (H) [...]

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    Posted on February 6th, 2011

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    Referee’s View: January 2011

    Referee’s View: January 2011

    Simon Fear – pro-qualified referee and Tomkins Times member – takes an uncompromising and unbiased look at the officiating in games involving Liverpool in January 2011. Was luck for or against the Reds? Liverpool faced a congested fixture list in January 2011, with five premier League games and an away trip to Manchester Utd in [...]

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    Posted on January 1st, 2011

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    Referee’s View – December 2010.

    Referee’s View – December 2010.

    Liverpool headed into the festive season with a run of games that on paper should have presented a reasonable expectation of gaining some much needed points and the opportunity to move up the table. Liverpool faced Aston Villa (H), Newcastle (A), both Fulham and Blackpool were postponed due to the weather and ended the month against Wolves (H).

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    Posted on December 4th, 2010

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    Referee’s View – November 2010

    Referee’s View – November 2010

    Simon Fear – pro-qualified referee and Tomkins Times member – takes an uncompromising and unbiased look at the officiating in games involving Liverpool in November 2010. Was luck for or against the Reds?

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    Posted on November 10th, 2010

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    Referee’s View – October 2010

    Referee’s View – October 2010

    Liverpool faced a matches against Blackpool (H) Everton (A) Blackburn (H) and Bolton (A) in a series of games that they desperately needed to gain maximum points to lift themselves from the lower regions of the premier league.

  • Referee's View, Subscribers Only

    Posted on October 10th, 2010

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    Referee’s View – September 2010

    Referee’s View – September 2010

    Simon Fear – pro-qualified referee and Tomkins Times member – takes an uncompromising and unbiased look at the officiating in games involving Liverpool in September 2010. Was luck for or against the Reds?

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    Posted on August 31st, 2010

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    Referee’s View August 2010

    Referee’s View August 2010

    Simon Fear – pro-qualified referee and Tomkins Times member – takes an uncompromising look at the officiating in games involving Liverpool in August 2010, as the Reds faced a demanding start to the 2010/11 Premier League season.

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    Posted on May 1st, 2010

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    Referee’s View: April 2010

    Referee’s View: April 2010

    Simon Fear – top-qualified referee and Tomkins Times member – takes an uncompromising look at the officiating in games involving Liverpool in April.

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    Posted on April 2nd, 2010

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    Referee’s View – Benfica Special

    Referee’s View – Benfica Special

    The game was played with an imposing noisy home crowd and there were a large number of incidents which were resolved with decisions that on occasions were correct, on others were incorrect – some lenient, some harsh. However, it’s fair to say that the match officials were not helped by the home crowd who were throwing thunder flares onto the pitch and clearly intent on creating an environment of intimidation.

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    Posted on March 30th, 2010

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    Referee Review – March 2010

    Referee Review – March 2010

    Liverpool faced a testing fixture list in March with matches against Wigan, Lille (Home & Away), Portsmouth, Man Utd and Sunderland. It’s fair to say that Liverpool have not been blessed with many breaks this season from the men in black and have suffered a number of contentious decisions. So how would the men in the middle perform this month?

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    Posted on March 5th, 2010

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    Referee’s View – February 2010

    Referee’s View – February 2010

    Former Conference referee (Senior Class One qualified) and Tomkins Times subscriber Simon Guerri-Fear takes a look at the decisions affecting Liverpool in February, in the first of a new monthly feature. Suffice it to say, he wasn’t very impressed with the performances of the men in black, in what was yet another surreal month of decision making.