MassachusettsRef's Recent Activity

  1. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread 2019-2020 UEFA Referee Discussion [Rs].

    Outside everything else, this was the moment where Mane could have been sent off. Marciniak deemed it careless rather than reckless,...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 7:34 PM
  2. MassachusettsRef liked code1390's post in the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    When 31 states are larger than England, it seems pretty crazy to say someone from a specific city should be prevented from working...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 7:21 PM
  3. MassachusettsRef liked RefIADad's post in the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    I'm probably way off on this, but I thought the key issue was to avoid conflicts related to the teams referees have said they support....

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:42 PM
  4. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    This is more of a response than the "inquiry" deserved, but it's well-written and to my knowledge also accurate.

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:42 PM
  5. MassachusettsRef liked code1390's post in the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    IMO a better question is why shouldn't they be allowed to?

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:41 PM
  6. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    It's as though every time you read one of my posts, you choose to forget everything else I've ever written about VAR for four years now....

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:41 PM
  7. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    But this just isn't true at all. How many times has Atkinson been overruled? Dean? Even Taylor (with Son)? I also think you...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 2:16 PM
  8. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    Indeed it does. But from day one of the introduction of VAR, that's been advertised as a feature, not a bug. Right from the start,...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 1:54 PM
  9. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread 2019-2020 UEFA Referee Discussion [Rs].

    Obviously a very thorough and insightful post. I think you're dead-on with most everything you write. Again, I think it just comes...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:57 PM
  10. MassachusettsRef liked Mikael_Referee's post in the thread 2019-2020 UEFA Referee Discussion [Rs].

    I think there are three potential problem areas that could arise on Thursday: referees working with VAR procedure; VARs following UEFA...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 12:52 PM
  11. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread 2019-2020 UEFA Referee Discussion [Rs].

    We have different definitions of "substantial." I'm not saying all 16 matches will be nightmares. But you take out the German,...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 10:35 AM
  12. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread 2019-2020 UEFA Referee Discussion [Rs].

    UEL Knockout stages will have VAR for the first time. That means, of course, several referees either doing VAR for the first time...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 9:43 AM
  13. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    Whether it’s from Clattenburg or someone here, I’ll never understand this alleged logic. The issue isn’t, by itself, the lack of OFRs....

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:32 PM
  14. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    To be fair to Taylor, has anyone been that good this year? I totally agree with your point (Bennett and Dowd are two who I think always...

    Feb 17, 2020 at 6:34 PM
  15. MassachusettsRef liked Mikael_Referee's post in the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    No. He asked PGMOL to be demoted to the National List (Tier II, III, IV games in that time) or he would end his career. In England it's...

    Feb 17, 2020 at 6:27 PM
  16. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    I think all that is right @Mikael_Referee. I do think Taylor went from being a potential UCL semifinal referee to my middle of the pack...

    Feb 17, 2020 at 4:54 PM
  17. MassachusettsRef liked Mikael_Referee's post in the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    I was thinking about this too, I wonder if it is as clear cut as that. I don't think his way of refereeing changed in that time, I...

    Feb 17, 2020 at 4:53 PM
  18. MassachusettsRef liked Rufusabc's post in the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    This Chelsea v. MU has everything that is wrong with VAR. No OFR rules out a Chelsea equalizer, and United go 2-0 with a guy who should...

    Feb 17, 2020 at 4:31 PM
  19. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    It’s an off-site roulette table at this point. Broadcasters rarely stir the pot for the right reasons, but the comparison to Son is...

    Feb 17, 2020 at 4:31 PM
  20. MassachusettsRef replied to the thread Premier League 2019-20 Assignments and Discussion [Rs].

    This has been horrendous. And I can’t help but surmise that Taylor’s seeming decrease in confidence stems, in part, from VAR...

    Feb 17, 2020 at 4:27 PM