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    Does Thomson have a bias against Motherwell?

    I have always tried to give referees the benefit of the doubt as they have a very hard job. It is difficult to keep emotions and subjective views out of the equation when looking at events involving oneís own team, but letís do that. So, this season Motherwell have received five red cards. All of these have been flourished by Mr Thomson. This season Mr Thomson has shown a red card five times, all against Motherwell. No other referee has shown a Motherwell player a red card. Mr Thomson has not shown red cards against any other team. Statistically, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that Mr Thomson is biased against our team. Perhaps it is time for our CEO to have a polite discussion with the refereeing supervisor to ask why such a skewed series of decisions has been delivered by the one referee against the one football club.

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    Hmmmm...


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    Thomson is bizarre because when he started (I think 2006/7ish) he gave us a lot...lots of penalties in his early years and we had absolutely no cause for complaint with him - the reverse in fact. For a couple of years, however, every 50-50 he considers seems to have gone against us. That's probably not the case in reality of course but you remember the big ones and if he gets our semi-final with Aberdeen we can consider ourselves done before a ball is kicked.

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    Normally I'd say its odd, but probably not impossible, to dish out 5 red cards to us but its not just the number of red cards its the nature of them. Carson's card at Perth was debatable, Dunne's in the same match was blatantly wrong, as was Kipre's in the Hampden final and now this one today was downright wrong too.

    The correct decision today would have been 2 yellow cards for a low key incident. Once again Thomson has got it all wrong and ruined a match invovling us. Given Stepehn Robinson's post match comments the SFA will probably award him our semi final tie against Aberdeen....just to prove a point.

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    No he doesn't have a bias, he's just a rank rotten referee who gets it wrong far more often than not.

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    Apart from the Kipre incident, we had a strong shout for a penalty when Curtis Main was wrestled to the ground in the latter stages?
    Last edited by Wellup4it; 19-03-2018 at 08:31 AM.

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    Dive...no complaints about not getting it though it was in the 'seen them given' category.

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    It's official - we've submitted an appeal. Decision on Thursday.

    http://www.motherwellfc.co.uk/2018/0...ipre-red-card/

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    Suspect that's 500 quid down the drain but hope I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome_Devil View Post
    Suspect that's 500 quid down the drain but hope I'm wrong.
    Surely not. A blind man could see he made a complete c*** of it. If it is knocked back then somebody somewhere doesn't like us.

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    For the sending off to be rescinded the SFA would have to admit that their so called number 1 referee made a mistake again and Scott Brown was a ducking cheat don’t see it happening. Disgraceful right enough. Having watched the incident several times beginning to wonder if it’s just me but initially it appears to me Kipre has turned his back on Brown, and it is he Brown that slides and goes right through the back of Kipre can someone please tell me the saw the same thing ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellin View Post
    Surely not. A blind man could see he made a complete c*** of it. If it is knocked back then somebody somewhere doesn't like us.
    Prepare to be shocked.

    We're not Celtic, they are the only ones who can confidently say that they would get that type of decision overturned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellin View Post
    Surely not. A blind man could see he made a complete c*** of it. If it is knocked back then somebody somewhere doesn't like us.
    It comes down to what they review and - unless I'm mistaken - they don't review the whole situation. As you say, Stevie Wonder could look at the whole incident and see he made a mistake but the mistake wasn't sending off Kipre (harsh as it was), it was not treating the two players equally. If they look at Kipre's red card in isolation, he flicked out his foot in retaliation which will be enough for the SFA to justify the red.

    The other interesting question in the matter is how the compliance officer can justify not citing Brown.

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    It won't be rescinded. As said earlier by other folks ... the numbskulls of the Shocking Football Association will not tarnish their No. 1 official; especially as this is his retirement season. Bet your bottom dollar that useless fannie will get the Scottish Cup final too. So, if we get there we'd be as well planning to play with 10 men at the outset!

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    Thompson sent him off for stamping, You saw that by his miming skills on Sunday. If anyone can see a stamp on Brown then they are seeing something i can't see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sieb1886 View Post
    It won't be rescinded. As said earlier by other folks ... the numbskulls of the Shocking Football Association will not tarnish their No. 1 official; especially as this is his retirement season. Bet your bottom dollar that useless fannie will get the Scottish Cup final too. So, if we get there we'd be as well planning to play with 10 men at the outset!
    If we get there we would be as well leaving big Cedric in the dressing room. That useless c*** will send him packing for making a tackle.

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