ACA wrote:Not entirely sure why there was so much of an anti-ref vibe around the ground. The moment he awarded the first free-kick against Aldershot there people around me shouting that he was a joke, he didn't know what he was doing etc and it just carried on from there. The first half we conceded plenty of needless fouls around our own penalty box (not sure the ref can be blamed for that) and he warned Benny about his dissent (I think he thought he'd been fouled on the edge of the box, but it looked like the Sutton defender won the ball pretty cleanly). So having been warned about his dissent, I fail to see why Benny can then have any complaints that he got booked for sarcastically applauding the ref. He also ruled out a well-taken Sutton goal for a foul on one of our defenders.
Personally, I thought the ref had a perfectly average game. Not the best official I've ever seen, but certainly not the worst... and certainly not "biased" or "crooked". I know that football fans will naturally think the referee is against their team every time he gives a decision against them, but there's no need to get hysterical.
Think you are on your own on this one ACA.
You have always liked the alternative view, and of course are entitled to your opinion, but look around and you seem to be the only person to see it as you did.
He was truely awful. Maybe not the worst, but not good enough.