Manchester United locked horns with Liverpool on March 17 for a UEFA Europa league match and the final scoreboard displayed 1-1 but there was something that occurred in the match that still continues being talked about and it involves an elbow blow from MarouaneFellaini.
Liverpool came out on top with the victory as they had an aggregate advantage of 3-1 but it’s Fellaini who is receiving the attention from the media and has been placed in the headlines of football websites due to a few actions that he made during the game.
At the 9th minute of the match, Fellaini elbowed Firmino. The Belgian player did not receive an infraction or anything as the referee decided to keep hold of his yellow and red cards instead of displaying them to Fellaini.
In the 2nd half of the match, Fellaini did a similar thing but this time to Liverpool’s Lovren and the referee M.Mazic gave a yellow card to the Belgian but Howard Webb believes that the Belgian player deserved a red card.
Former referee Howard Webb said: “It’s one thing imposing yourself on the game, but another thing being a thug on the pitch. Fellaini can’t play without throwing his elbows around. I think he should have been suspended for the incident in the first leg but UEFA never looked at it. This ongoing battle with Can continues, he throws an arm reckless in my opinion, not violent, worth a yellow card. Continue reading Former referee Howard Webb believes Fellaini is a cheater
Former England referee Howard Webb has finally admitted that he may have made a big error in the final of the World Cup 2010. The match witnessed one of the poor refereeing decisions at a major tournament. Holland were up against Spain in the final of the competition in South Africa. Spain were the clear favourites for a victory and this forced Netherlands into adopting dirty tactics as far as ending their trophy drought was concerned. Even though Netherlands had possessed some of the best players in the world, they have not been successful in a World Cup.
Keen to change this fact, Netherlands resorted to playing the hardway in order to stop Spain from playing their natural game of passing football. Up until that point, Spain had been comfortably cruising past big teams by playing a beautiful brand of football that had captivated the world. The biggest talking point in the final came when former Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong made a clear stamp on the chest of Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso. The challenge was worthy of receiving a red card in any match, butWebb appeared to go by the spirit of not sending off players in a big match. Continue reading Howard Webb has finally admitted that he may have made a big error
In August of 2014, Howard Webb decided to step down from refereeing as he ended his career which extended past 20 years of being in charge of matches as the referee.
After stepping down as coach, Howard Webb opted to initiate a new career as he took up a role of technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials Board.
The Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOB) is an association of football referees which has the objective of providing match officials for all games that are played in the Premier League of England.
This assignment of selecting match officials for the upcoming season of the Premier League has now been given to Howard Webb.
The general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) is Mike Riley and he has praised Howard Webb as he said that this new role that Webb has taken up has allowed him of having a better understanding of the organization and he has what it takes to fulfill these new tasks and assignments which are being given to him. Continue reading Howard Webb has the task of selecting the officials for the Premier League
Howard Webb believes that the referees, these days, get criticized a bit too much for their mistakes and it hurts them.
Webb himself had been a high class referee for a number of years before quitting the job following the last World Cup.
Webb says that referees are also human beings and thus, it’s just not possible that they keep making right decisions every day. They are surely going to be making the wrong calls at some point of time, but, that doesn’t mean they should just be slammed.
There have been big mistakes committed by a couple of Elite referees in the English top division off late and the teams, that have fallen victim to those mistakes, have been very critical in the media.
According to Webb, excessive criticism sometimes causes the referees to doubt themselves and their abilities. They start thinking that they are not good enough anymore.
Webb remains in touch with the English referees and he has helped quite a few of them in terms of getting on with the job and not sort of worrying about what is being said about them or their decisions in the outside world. Continue reading Howard Webb believes that the referees, these days, get criticized a bit too much
Former Premier League referee Howard Webb has rejected suggestions that the issue of diving is getting worse with every season. A number of players have already been booked for simulation in the first half of the season.
Chelsea have especially been found wanting in this department, as players like Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas have been cautioned for this reason. Many managers have tried to defend their players while there have also been cases of referees making a mistake.Webb is the technical director of the Professional Game Match Officials – a group that is in charge of the referees. Continue reading Howard Webb says Diving is getting worse every Season