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For once I actually agree with the 'voyeur'. :mad:

From espnsoccernet.com

Arsene Wenger has launched a scathing attack on former referee Graham Poll and has described him as an embarrassment following comments made this week.

Speaking on Setanta Sports on their Football Matters, Poll backed up Howard Webb's decision to send off Emmanuel Adebayor against Liverpool - but it was his analysis of John Terry's red card at Everton that angered Arsenal manager Wenger.

Poll, a former FIFA referee who retired in 2007, suggested that referees could be influenced by the furore that comes with sending off the England captain.

"For me it was embarrassing when you listen to that," Wenger said. "They ask whether it was a sending off or not. He says you have to consider that you are sending off the captain of the national team.

"What has that got to do with the rulebook? The rulebook doesn't look at passports. When you listen to that it is embarrassing for the referees.

"Is it a sending off or not? Are you from England or not from England? Are you 17 or 30? It has nothing to do with that.

"It is a big concern when you here the national number one referee talk like that."

Wenger admits his faith in referees has been tested by Poll's comments.

"I do not think (they are taking reputations into account) but when I hear statements like that, it makes you change your mind," he added.
 

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I keep saying it. EPL = Best football, worst referees.

No consistency and no impartiality. A sorry bunch, who are an embarrassment to match officials everywhere.
 

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its not the first time that the 'big man' and 'england's lion'

got biasness frm the refs


if he is lion.put him in Zoo.....
 

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referees want to be in the limelight, they think they are football players.

Referees in my opinon should be non-existent. They are really the people that control how the match goes, and to be honest i see a lot of referees in the picture because they dilly dally with decisions, want to have a long talk with players, FFS just get on with the game, if its yellow take his number and quickly jot it down. And why is a lot of refs give freekicks wen it isnt and give no freekicks wen it is. Refs need to use more common sense.

Just let the game flow if a foul blow wistle, if not then let us watch the beautiful game.
 

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I always thought that with a reputation, like the one John Terry has, a ref would be more likely to send you packing.

I mean if I was a ref, maybe I'm biased, but with Terry's penchant for trying to kill people I'd be more harsh on him.

I'd give him a Yellow where others would've got a warning just to make sure he stays in line.
 

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terry must be the worst england captain ever hes a brain dead thug who bottles big games cant run and cant tackle keep up the good work jt.And as for poll he should have gone in hiding after some of his perfomances it goes to show he still craves the limelight
 

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poll is a former referee , he has nothing to do with the game apart from commenting for setanta, its his opinion , although it is up his arse, but why bother getting worked up by a no mark like poll, wenger should no better and not rise to it and give the plonker more press.
 

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Well, I agree with what tkf says ^.

But the decision should be given for the crime committed, not the player involved (whether talking about the culprit of the victim.)
 
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