"There were a few turning points in Sunday's game... We feel we scored a regular goal through Robin van Persie and that the referee made a very bad decision ... Other decisions went against us too. Michael Essien's challenge was a straight red in my opinion, it was right in front of the dugout. You want the referees to make the right decision and I just feel that in our last two games we were hard done by with these types of decisions... " Arsene Wenger How could Arsene be more correct? 20 points out because of Stiles and Gallagher. Lets face it - if you ride high enough, long enough, refs know that the calls don't have to be spot on. I have played this game at every level (but pro), reffed in grass roots and competitive, am an Officer for PA Youth Soccer and a Delegate of the US Soccer Federation, and at every level we all agree that refs should not effect the outcome of the game. Yet -in the most competitive league in the World, the referres are allowed to get away with consistently poor showings and, singlehandedly changing the outcome of games. Stiles would have been run off on an U12 8 v. 8 with the Sisters of Poverty playing St. Mary of the Handicapped. Gallagher would have been the bain of every father on a U6 sideline and -probably - had the snot beat from him by Gilberto's old man in the parking lot post match. By no means do I condone ref abuse - quite the opposite. Refs are there to be listened to and respected. But this is a FA problem that - to large extent - they simply ignore. No doubt, the FA have quality refs, but refs, like players, gaffers, adminstrators, and owners have good days and bad days and certainly should be subject to the same punishment for poor or offensive performance. Bringing the game in disrepute should be an offense that the FA should consider if a ref misses obvious, blatant calls. They should be subject to financial penalty - as one bad call can cause a club Millions. Imagine if the Arse miss Champions League play next season by 3 points - what will we look to? But the FA will forget it. Simply - its unacceptable. Arsene has gained an undeserved whiner reputation. He is a savvy football man who speaks the truth. "Hard done?" An understatement. The FA, Mr. Stiles, and Mr. Gallagher should apologize to Arsenal and, if there is no Europe at the new Emerites - the FA should acknowledge the inequity caused by its failure to properly sanction poor reffing.