Woodcote RoyalHound The ref was pretty average to poor until about 60 odd mins when he picked up what Cardiff were up to and started pulling them up for their multiple fouls
Joao did fall over too easily, but he was still being constantly kicked, pulled and wrestled before the ball came to him. You're not actually allowed to do that and could easily have been a foul to him on numerous occasions
I agree apart from the fact I think you're being too kind to yet another sh+t official, the likes of whom are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Why did it take him an hour to spot what had been obvious to most since kick off?
As you suggest, on at least 4 or 5 occasions it had been obvious that Joao was being fouled long before he hit the deck and all occasions this week's twat gave nothing, in one case leading to a period of sustained pressure when we came close to conceding.
These incompetents are having an adverse effect on too many games and something needs to be done
Think they are bad now, wait a few years - the number of people becoming refs is dropping alarmingly due to the levels of abuse refs get and people just not seeing the point in putting up with that. We could well soon be in a position where we see refs promoted way above their level simply because the numbers aren't there.
There needs to be more thought given to how they attract and retain young refs and punishments at all levels for ref abuse have to be severe enough to make it stop. Think we may well see more refs "shipped in" like Jarred Gillett to fill gaps.