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The Emirates FA Cup - Final (SAT 15th MAY 2021)
« on: Tue 20 Apr 2021 14:02 »
Chelsea vs Leicester City

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistant Referees: Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett
Fourth Official: Paul Tierney Stuart Attwell
Reserve Assistant Referee: Dan Cook
VAR: Chris Kavanagh
AVAR: Sian Massey-Ellis

https://www.thefa.com/news/2021/apr/20/michael-oliver-to-referee-emirates-fa-cup-final-20210420

Oliver previously officiated the FA Cup Final in 2018.
« Last Edit: Tue 11 May 2021 12:51 by aaa »

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ajb95

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Hardly surprising and probably makes sense with Taylor getting a second last year.

Definitely be Pawson next year 😁

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Excellent appointment. Look forward to seeing a Final masterclass after last years diabolical refereeing performance

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If it were to be a second timer then I support the appointment of Michael Oliver. However his, and Taylor's appointment last year, means that ultimately two senior referees who might have been awarded the FA Cup Final are going to miss out. Not a happy state of affairs. I wonder if any of the SG1, not already having the honour, were canvassed about whether they wished to be considered for appointment this year or wait until their was a capacity crowd at Wembley once more.

I also wonder, precedent now having been set and followed, whether this marks the end of the ' once only rule' for the FA Cup Final and they turn to the Scottish model where I believe a different criterion is employed about repeat appointments to Finals.
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Congratulations to all, well deserved, hope you all have a good day.
Without a capacity crowd, it seems right to follow with last years example, however agree that unfortunately some senior officials may miss out on a final because of this.
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 Pawson won't be happy

I'm starting to worry for him now he hasn't got either of the finals. Kavanagh and Tierney look to be his threats for next year

Oliver the best option though for a 2nd timer
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Pawson won't be happy

I'm starting to worry for him now he hasn't got either of the finals. Kavanagh and Tierney look to be his threats for next year

Oliver the best option though for a 2nd timer

Lord Elleray made the decision....

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Just wonder if they will change the policyí from referees only officiating one FA Cup Final from now? Iím not sure if there is a merit table/ranking system but, maybe, the cup final should be awarded on merit rather than the next on list who hasnít had it a cup final?
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Pawson has already had League Cup final. It makes sense to delay him getting the FA Cup final for a year or two until full crowds are back.

Oliver a fair appointment given Taylor had it again last year. Presumably Paul Tierney's 4th officila appointment is in some doubt due to his injury. Has Attwell been FO yet?

I guess Pawson, Kavanagh, Tierney and Attwell will all get the cup fial soon barring unexpected events, quite possibly over the next four years, and would probably rather wait. Most of the other SG1 officials are too young/inexperienced and have time on their side if they've not had it so far. The only real more experienced candidates would be Scott or Mason I think but don't think either are deserving of it this season really. Giving it to Lee Mason when he's not had a PL game for two and a half months would devalue it just as much as giving it to someone twice I think.

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I wonder could Tierney and Kavanagh potentially swap roles if Tierney's calf is as bad as feared..

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Just wonder if they will change the policyí from referees only officiating one FA Cup Final from now? Iím not sure if there is a merit table/ranking system but, maybe, the cup final should be awarded on merit rather than the next on list who hasnít had it a cup final?
I absolutely agree.  Disqualifying top referees because they have had the final before is ridiculous.  It needs to be a reward for performance, not time-served endurance.  This is a major fixture and teams deserve the best officials for it.  Giving it to the 'next cab off the rank' makes no sense, especially when there are so few new faces coming to SG1, which would eventually mean the weakest would get the final.  The old policy made as much sense as saying previous finalist teams could not play in the final again.
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