Michael Oliver

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

  1. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Sums him up. Even his wife is a referee.

    No doubt they’ll breed little referees.

    It’ll be an Oliver factory for officials, to inflict pain on fans for enternity.
     
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  2. Jumbolina

    Jumbolina Squad Player

    No good comes from twitter. A dumbed down platform for thick people. Just delete accounts. Simple.
     
  3. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    My favourite ever HB1 one post. Kudos sir, you had me laughing.
     
  4. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Raised this point earlier, our press are very quick to defend oliver (because he's English?) Yet I recall they sort of promoted hate mail in the scenario highlighted.

    I think Oliver is an awful referee but I'm trying to be impartial with my feelings on this incident. The decision he had to make on Wednesday was similar to ones he's given against us. It was soft and the attacker having chested it actually meant the chance had probably gone. Obviously having known that and feeling a touch from behind he went down. Not a dive. Defender was wrong side and asking for trouble. Oliver didn't have to give it (not clear cut) but I think he enjoys the drama of such a decision.

    In terms of sending off, I don't see where Buffon touches him, unless it's the bit where a juve player pushes him in to the back of Oliver. Obviously Buffon should have kept his cool, which to be fair he has for most of his career. He let himself down but I guess he knew it was his last shot at champions league.

    If pen had been against us we'd have been furious

    If tackle had been on our player and pen not given we'd be furious.

    Kind of sympathise with Oliver because it wasn't clear cut either way. Ultimately, as a player you have to respect the decision
     
  5. KelsoOrn

    KelsoOrn Squad Player

    A mob once gathered outside a house in Portsmouth because it was owned by a paediatrician. They thought it was occupied by a paedophile. The mob didn't understand the difference. Paedo was good enough for them. Just saying ...
     
  6. another_mrlizard

    another_mrlizard Squad Player

    No such incident ever happened, it's an urban myth.
     
  7. KelsoOrn

    KelsoOrn Squad Player

    I saw the pictures.
     
  8. Jossy

    Jossy First Year Pro

    A good article explaining the whole saga here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4719364.stm

    You're both right. Call it a draw:)
     
  9. another_mrlizard

    another_mrlizard Squad Player

    Of a completely different incident, which bore no resemblance to the one you described.

    Well done you.
     
  10. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    There are way worse anecdotes which have become "facts." Jesus for one. At least this one has a bit of the bantz about it.
     
  11. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  12. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Reservist

    Didn’t they gather because they all had problems with their feet?
     
  13. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Reservist

    If Buffon had kept his cool, he'd have made a double save, the ball would've been cleared high in the air by an absolute legend, somehow instantly controlled by the Juve player with the worst first touch in the whole squad, passed down the line to a loveable scamp who would've crossed it into the box to be headed back by a defensive midfielder who had somehow ended up near the six yard box and then slammed into the next by their lardiest player.

    Everyone knows that's how you should deal with a debatable Michael Oliver penalty award in injury time. Buffon just went off script.
     
  14. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Not sure a footballer would ever wear anything from NEXT, even if the lardiest player could find something that actually fit him.
     
  15. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Not saying he's their lardiest player but perhaps Buffon should have made the double save and then run up the pitch so the ball could be headed down to him...Buffoooooon, do not scratch you eyes

    If only carlsberg did the champions league...
     

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