Tag Archives: Matthew Campbell

Referee Watch: Manchester United vs. Chelsea

By Matthew Campbell Manchester United have all but retained the Premier League title after a fantastic attacking display against title rivals Chelsea in what was a pulsating encounter at Old Trafford. Man United took a 2-0 lead into the half time break after well taken goals from Javier Hernandez and Nemanja Vidic.  Frank Lampard set […]

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Referee watch: Arsenal vs. Manchester United

Contribution by Matthew Campbell This was a must win game for both sides as a victory for Arsenal would blow the title race wide open, whereas three points for Manchester United would all but secure them the Premier League title. Chris Foy was the man in black, well the man in blue for this game […]

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Former Premier League Referee Defends United Bans

By Matthew Campbell Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his star striker Wayne Rooney have both been involved in controversy over their distinguished careers and both recently were awarded bans by the Football Association which have now been completed, but my question is should those bans have been given in the first place? I […]

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Referee watch: Manchester United vs. Everton

By Matthew Campbell This was Peter Walton’s first visit to Old Trafford this season and he can be very pleased with his performance in what was, at times, a very one sided game. He had refereed Manchester United on two previous occasions this season and the Red Devils hadn’t lost in those two games so […]

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Referee Watch: Chelsea vs. Manchester United (Champions League)

By Matthew Campbell. Having criticised Lee Mason in my last article and having found out that tonight’s referee Alberto Mallenco was a disciplinarian I was worried that I would be writing a similar performance rating to the one from Saturday, but I am glad to say I am not going to. The Spanish official had […]

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Referee watch: West Ham United vs. Manchester United

by Matthew Campbell I don’t like to slate referees but I have to say that West Ham should be furious with the performance of Lee Mason this afternoon.  Now I am not saying that Manchester United didn’t deserve to win, because they undoubtedly did, but they can have at least two decisions to thank for […]

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Referee Watch: Manchester United vs. Bolton Wanderers

By Matthew Campbell Manchester United had to rely on the late late show from Dimitar Berbatov to secure all three points for the league leaders against Bolton Wanderers, a victory that extends their lead at the top of the table to four points. Bolton will feel hard done by not to get anything out of […]

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Referee Watch: Manchester United vs. Arsenal

By Matthew Campbell After two dismal refereeing performances from Martin Atkinson and Phil Dowd in the last two Manchester United games it was Chris Foy’s turn to take centre stage in United’s comfortable 2-0 victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter final. But after both managers criticised the standard of refereeing in recent games, […]

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