Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Deeney's Elbow, Jan 11, 2019.


Who is the least worst premier league ref? ie: vote who you think is best

Poll closed Mar 15, 2019.
  1. A Taylor

  2. M Atkinson

  3. M Oliver

  4. M Dean

  5. K Friend

  6. A Marriner

  7. J Moss

  8. C Pawson

  9. C Kavangh

  10. P Tierney

  11. L Mason

  12. S Attwell

  13. L Probert

  14. G Scott

    0 vote(s)
  15. D Coote

    0 vote(s)
  16. R East

  17. S Hooper

    0 vote(s)
  18. R East

    0 vote(s)
  19. A Madley

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Might be worth uploading the still of the Chelsea equaliser yesterday.

    At first I thought the attacker was clearly onside because the two defenders are clearly playing him on. But then I realised that Chelsea were playing in light blue.

    It's absolutely staggering how it wasn't given. Perhaps as bad as City's goal vs us.
  2. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Seems to be a distinct lack of comment from a certain someone regarding Michael Oliver having been appointed to our semi-final....
  3. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Lengthy, fact-based analysis can sometimes take a number of days. Patience, grasshopper.
  4. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    So, looking ahead to cup final, if the FA stick to their policy of only giving it to each referee once then it's not going to be Oliver, Taylor, Moss, Probert, Marriner, Atkinson or Dean. For me that's most of the better ones gone. Probably mean Pawson, Mason, Tierney or Friend. Eeep.
  5. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    It wont be Jon Moss, thank god, as he did the Carabao Cup final.

    Probably wont be Michael Last Minute Penalty Oliver or Taylor as they did the semi's, but I wouldn't mind Mariner or Atkinson. Both are a safe pair of hands. Dean would be decent, as he tends to favour the smaller club.
  6. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    As they've already had an FA Cup Final each previously it's unlikely they'll get picked again. It's very much the second tier officials left now.
  7. Watford Gav

    Watford Gav Academy Graduate

    Tierney please
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  8. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow Academy Graduate

    There hasn't been a referee who's taken two F.A. Cup Finals since 1901, so it's very much a once in a career honour for the referees.

    Roger East could be another one to throw into the mix (not particularly keen on him, but I thought he handled the Fulham game nicely the other night). He's been on the PL list for a good few years

    My gauge has always been "do you notice the ref during a match", i.e, how much is he getting on your bloody nerves. (Oliver has always been one of the "look at me, look at how important I am" brigade, though it worked in our favour for once yesterday).

    I would also be happy to see Tierney take the Final.
  9. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    East started the season by failing his fitness test and being out of action until September, and has only had 8 PL appointments since, so I'd be surprised if he was rewarded with the FA Cup Final.
  10. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow Academy Graduate

    Hadn't realised that - as the old saying goes "If he's been out all season, he'd be fit enough at the end", lol.

    Anyway, as per previous comment, fingers crossed it'll be Tierney.
  11. Hornpete

    Hornpete Reservist

    Just going to throw the name Atwell into the mix...
  12. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    The word I heard is it will be Lee Mason.
  13. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    That’s two words.
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  14. Warrington Hornet

    Warrington Hornet Reservist

    I've heard that too

    Blue Moon Forum suggests it's him too.
  15. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    Bring Collina out of retirement.
  16. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Michael Oliver has given another penalty in the Valencia game (to Valencia)

    Was it one HB1....?
  17. With A Smile

    With A Smile First Team

    Kavanagh is the best outside Oliver

    City could still be trying to be the first club to complete the domestic treble, therefore it's likely to be Mike Dean.

    No way will he miss the opportunity of stealing the limelight and headlines
  18. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Actually, the one he gave Valencia I would say probably was a penalty, although a little soft, a bit like Deeney's on Sunday.

    He gave another as well, this time to Villareal. That was a terrible decision. Never a penalty.

    Valencia eventually won 3-1 with two classic breakaway goals in the 90th minute. It was a good game.
  19. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I could think of some more.....
  20. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Who voted Pawson? They should be banned.
  21. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Some said before the game he might be the Cup final ref !

    That jinxed it ..
  22. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Even funnier considering the thread was started by "Deeney's Elbow".
  23. Nuandy

    Nuandy Academy Graduate

    after last night can i change my vote to
  24. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    There s a lot to choose from but surely Jon Moss is the worst.

    Dont get the Oliver votes, surely we ve forgiven him for Leicester 2013 now, especially after he gave us a pen against Wolves on Sunday.
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  25. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Can we have a vote on the referee you hate the most based mainly on their face ?

    Im going for assistant from last night ( not the one who gave the red) Gary Beswick
  26. NemoNemo

    NemoNemo First Year Pro

    Just watching Man City v Tottenham. It’s been said loads on here about the amount of added time at the end of the game depending on the games outcome and low and behold there’s 5 mins added on with Man City chasing the game. What a load of ****, no where near 5 mins should be added, if it was Watford you would be lucky to get 3
  27. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    It was so crystal clear that Spurs were playing the Watford role.

    Ref 60:40 Citeh & hopeless hoofing from Spurs.

    Note perfect.

    Maybe VAR is good.
  28. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    As many have said on Twitter, it's ruined that game completely. You shouldn't be able to disallow a goal like that after your coach has run off up the touchline celebrating.

    I'm sure all Spurs will feel the same when sadly discussing the death of football in the pub after the game.
  29. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Well, to what extent has that ****** our chances?

    ‘Pep’, preening & primping over the CL final, might possibly have forgotten about the FA Cup.

    But now it’s the Season Finale.

    The full force of the Citeh warriors will be unleashed upon Unsuspecting of Hertfordshire. The full intellect of the Bald Spaniard will be deployed to Nagasaki effect.

    Except, I don’t think it will.

    Monumental to beat them but, even if our players cost less, we have a cleverer manager.

    Pep is a one club golfer with fabulous pr support.

    Javi, who chooses not to behave like a spoilt adolescent at the first, tiny reversal & is not dressed for him by his other half, is a humble, admirable adult.

    We stand a chance!
  30. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Is the CL thread?

    Who knows?

    For the second night running, the good guys have triumphed in adversity.

    All things are relative.

    But Spurs are the Watford of the top 6. Low wages & skinny squad. Sans Kane, this was a very familiar battle against the big boys.

    Poch is fantastic & is rather similar to Javi.

    Insisting the squad grows stronger through weakness of missing players & super adaptable during the game.

    Pep is the perfect fit with the Plastic Entitled People.
  31. Deeney's Elbow

    Deeney's Elbow Academy Graduate

    thoughts on Friend? I think a good choice. & of course not surprised to see that weasel Scott involved with another game of ours.
  32. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow Academy Graduate

    Yep, not bad, could have been worse.

    All Scott will be is timekeeper.
  33. USAHornet

    USAHornet Academy Graduate

    Late in the Leicester title season, Friend was removed from a Spurs match because he's known to support Leicester.

    So if Leicester finish seventh in the table and a Watford win would deny them Europe, will the FA or PGMOL do the same again?
  34. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

  35. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Can I ask what it is specifically you have against Graham Scott? Every time he’s appointed in any capacity to our games you make a point of it - yet I really can’t remember him being any worse than any other official.

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