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Author Topic: Peter Bankes Leeds v Birmingham  (Read 262 times)

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Peter Bankes Leeds v Birmingham
« on: Mon 24 Sep 2018 13:05 »
Not impressed with Mr Bankes on Saturday. His foul detection throughout the game was inconsistent, both ways, and many times it was unclear why free kicks had been given. There was a great deal of time wasting and injury feigning by Birmingham, particularly in the second half, which was not handled very well. Yes 8 additional minutes were added at the end of the game, my watch had 11. This was testimony to the amount of time wasting. It disrupted the flow of play and was a clear tactic by Birmingham which the referee let them get away with. All he did to manage it was raise his hand in the air pointing to his watch. It was very late in the game when a Birmingham player was finally booked for delaying a throw in.
There were two specific points in the game. The law state " An indirect free kick is awarded if a goalkeeper controls the ball with his hands for more than 6 seconds before releasing it." There were numerous occasions when the Birmingham keeper had the ball for well over 10 seconds. However, most referees seem to ignore this rule. The law also states " Any number of players may contest a dropped ball, the referee cannot decide who may contest a dropped ball or its outcome. The ball is dropped again if it touches a player before it touches the ground." There was an instance where a Birmingham player cleared the ball from  his own penalty area to the halfway line giving Leeds possession. The Birmingham player went to the ground appearing to feign injury the referee stopped the game and the Birmingham player immediately got to his feet appearing none the worse. The referee restarted the game with a dropped ball which a Leeds player contested much to the Birmingham keepers annoyance . The referee dropped the ball away from the Leeds player and the Birmingham keeper caught the ball before it touched the ground. Birmingham had regained possession of the ball.
A very weak performance from Mr Bankes. Although he had a decent game in the match at Derby earlier in the season.
After seeing 11 live Leeds games this season either at the ground or on TV and have not been overly impressed by the general standard of refereeing, with the clear exception of Robert Jones, and the team I support are top of the League. No sour grapes, just an honest opinion.
« Last Edit: Mon 24 Sep 2018 13:11 by sastley »

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