This specifically concerns Leeds United, however officiating problems have been on the up since last season. Anyone who looks at the table can see what a dire position Leeds are in, and with our current financial situation, we'll be facing extinction if we go down to the First Diivision and finish badly there. If that happens, I guess I'll have to become a Man Utd fan like virtually every other American football fan I've ever met. Anyway, Peter Reid held talks with the Chief of the referees about the string of bad decisions that have Befallen us this season, and all of which the game's refs have defended. Taken from lufc.com: "- Lamine Sakho's goal against Southampton ruled out for offside - it wasn't. - Birmingham being allowed to retake their penalty after Paul Robinson judged to have come off his line early - he didn't. - Danny Murphy's free-kick being allowed to stand despite three Liverpool players were offside. - No penalty given after Cyril Chapuis was brought down in the area on Tuesday night. A clear penalty. - Diego Forlan's goal fo Man Utd was offside." All of these wre refuted later via video evidence, yet it was still after the fact. The results stand, and the refs defend their decisions. The most outrageous case of this was after the Liverpool match, when the ref said that he KNEW the players were offside, but allowed the goal to stand because "it was going in anyway" and it would've been "unfair" to the players if he ruled it out. What about it being unfair to the Leeds players when you let it stand? Yes, the game ended with a two goal margin, but everyone here knows that even a single goal - especially one that stands when it shouldn't have - can be a blow to morale. And, most recently, Forlan's goal was CLEARLY offside. If it didn't count, then the match could've ended 1-0, and we could've been in the 4th round of the Carling Cup instead of Man Utd. It's not just Leeds. I've seen it in the Champion's League as well. Tackles go uncarded. The now-infamous Man Utd - Arsenal match. I just hope this is a temporary blip and doesn't continue. All we need is another handball to be judged a header and go in as a goal.