Michael Oliver

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by hornetboy1, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    what a total **** you really are.
  2. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Says the Barca fan.
  3. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  4. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    Penalty all day long. Thank god VAR wasn't there to kill the moment. That's why I love football.
  5. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Unfortunately it was a pen. Was enjoying Real making a pigs ear of it.
  6. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Unusual to see anyone high profile even booked for dissent let along sent off - what did Buffon do?

    Only surprise to me is that it took so long for Madrid to get a penalty...
  7. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Almost identical to the Leicester one. Dive by the attacker and the theatrical point to the spot. I'm surprised Buffon didn't just end the **** there and then.
  8. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It was on the soft side, which tends to sum up all the dramatic last minute penalties Michael Oliver gives. It was so predictable. As I said on the other thread, the commentator says you can't write the script. Yeah, you can.

    I think Buffon was sent off for getting hands on too.
  9. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    Very soft. Oliver loves it doesn’t he?
  10. Jossy

    Jossy Reservist

    Would he have given it at the other end?? Not so sure. Whether it was or wasn't, there's something deeply unlikeable about Oliver. Seems like he can't wait to be involved in something controversial, and the bigger the fixture, the more he loves it.
  11. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Pen all day.
  12. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    The guy just plays the occasion and loves the drama of it all. I’ve said it before and it’s occurred again.

    He’s a dangerous official and should never be given these important games.

    Now he’s done it on a massive stage, instead of just a play off semi final, I hope the world sees him for what he is.
  13. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Dangerous official? It was a definite pen.

    Also, Roma 3 Barcelona 0

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  14. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    You’re just weird.

    Wolves 2 Derby 0

    Ho ho ho
  15. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    What? Why would I care about wolves or derby?

    You meanwhile are sobbing into your paella.
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  16. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    He gave us one of the most memorable moments in our clubs history. You should love the bloke.
  17. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Like I said. You’re just weird.
  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    True enough.

    He played a bigger part than Almoo, Cassetti & the others.

    He’s what god would be like if he wore black shorts.

    Btw, if Deeney has a need for attention (see other thread), maybe he should take up reffing.
  19. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Was a pen. Oliver got it right this time.
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  20. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I dislike Oliver but Juve have had their fair share of questionable decisions over the years.
    Ask Fiorentina fans.
  21. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    It was debatable and extremely soft. But look how Oliver dramatically points to the spot. You can tell he loves the drama of it all. To send off Buffon, for telling him a few homes truths, in his last ever CL game. What a ****
  22. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Once the score went to 3-0, I said this referee will want to make a dramatic statement in the last minute. I didn't know which way he would go, but I felt confident he would do it. It's all about him and he HAS to be the main event. Once to score made the game an "event" it turned him on. The bigger the stage, the more likely he will do it. This is why he should never be allowed to officiate any game of significance.

    The thing is, he fools everyone by running the game quite well. This allows him to have his moment, to make the big last minute call. He loves making big game changing decisions, and looks for the opportunity to do it.
  23. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    That decision was spot on and completely in line with the laws of the game. Impending retirement doesn't give Buffon a free pass to be a prat. It'd be interesting to find out what Oliver sent him off for. I doubt it was simple swearing as he'll face that every week in England anyway.
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  24. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    You say the decision was spot on, yet admit you don't know what he got sent off for!!
  25. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Of course for there to be a decision to be made there has to be some sort of incident to occur no matter how soft it may have been - these guys just don't make things up out of thin air.

    As for Buffon - well if you start pushing the ref around then your asking for trouble - and it shouldn't matter who you are.

    Although I accept it seems to sometimes - otherwise Wayne Rooney would probably be sent off each week for dissent.
  26. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    OK, fair comment, well it looked to be spot on. The body language and actions of Buffon were completely unprofessional and out of control. it also looked like he was shoving Oliver. And English referees aren't known to be on a hair trigger for dissent red cards, so if it was for something said I expect he crossed the line. It also had the desired effect of immediately stopping the rest of the mob.
  27. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard Squad Player

    Just re-watched it, looked like a penalty to me and a deserved red card.

    Sour grapes etc.
  28. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Where can you see a replay? I usually boycott CL viewing but am intrigued
  29. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo First Year Pro

    Oliver couldn't wait to give the penalty just like he did with us. However, this time the decision was correct. Juventus made a defensive error by pushing out and Vasquez was all alone. I think he was waiting for the ball and made a meal of the contact, but it was a push from behind and a penalty.
  30. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Buffon was sent off for grabbing, bumping and hounding the referee. Absolutely the correct decision.

    You are REALLY hurting about Barcelona's utter humiliation and Madrid's triumph aren't you. It's a joy to witness.
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    I have never understood why it seems ok on the football pitch to run around screaming and trying to abuse a bloke just for doing his job - and its clear this was hardly a grave error of justice.

    I mean if you did that in the local supermarket or doctors you'd be kicked out and probably arrested!

    Guess you cannot write a letter of complaint afterwards or speak to the manager!

    BTW reckon if that was Deeney/Okaka etc doing down like the Madrid guy did we'd all be calling for a penalty.
  32. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    He’s a complete and utter **** and overly dramatic. But his dramatics shouldn’t mask the fact that the penalty decision was correct. Given the period of the game it was given in, the red card really made no difference at all.
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  33. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    If that brings joy to your life, then I'm happy for you.
  34. Grrwood

    Grrwood Reservist

    I don't like him but the decision was correct. Picking on the way he pointed to the spot - really??
  35. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Im looking forward to a fresh, renewed, HB1 lead attack via a new thread on Michael Oliver and referees in general.
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