Stats utter nonsense, says Bantams boss as figures show James Hanson is Football League’s ‘dirtiest’ player

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE: James Hanson jumps with his hands down – as pictured here against Gillingham at the weekend – but is regularly penalised by referees

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE: James Hanson jumps with his hands down – as pictured here against Gillingham at the weekend – but is regularly penalised by referees

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

Phil Parkinson has repeated his call for James Hanson to be given fairer treatment by referees.

The City striker is statistically the “dirtiest” player in the Football League after giving away more free-kicks than anyone else in the three divisions.

Hanson has conceded 78 fouls this season – the highest in the league and 15 more than his nearest League One rival, Port Vale’s midfield enforcer Anthony Griffith.

But Parkinson believes the figures are nonsense and the City targetman is being unfairly penalised.

He was unhappy that Saturday’s official Mike Bull frequently punished Hanson when Gillingham often had three men on him.

Parkinson said: “James is the fairest jumper I’ve ever seen. He never jumps with his arms and catches anybody.

“He’s different class at that but he gets too many fouls against him.

“He had (Amine) Linganzi on his toes, the full back right next to him and the centre half marking him. I asked the referee at half-time if he could explain how James could jump any fairer?

“With three players standing on him, what’s he meant to do? It’s absolutely ridiculous.

“But we’ve seen it time and time again. I’m not happy with the (lack of) protection he got, especially in the first half on Saturday.

“It was almost laughable that the ref was giving decisions against him when they were the other way.

"He gave away five free-kicks and there was only one, when he pushed their lad over, which was right. It’s commonsense. With all the people standing on him and pinning him in, at some point James has got to try and move and jump.

“With that movement, there is going to be a bit of contact. The ref then keeps blowing up.” Parkinson contacted Football League referees supremo David Allison earlier in the season, complaining that City’s flair players were not being looked after.

Now he feels that officials should cut Hanson more slack when it comes to aerial challenges.

He added: “We need to have a chat with the refs about that because I’m not happy. Teams do their homework on him.

“The good things from our point of view is that we can identify that on the pitch.

“Gillingham set up with the right back playing very narrow to stop (Rory) McArdle’s angled balls towards Hanson. But in turn that gave Adam Reach more space.

“The right-sided midfield player dropped in deep as well and that gave Adam Drury room to travel and he put some great deliveries in.

“Whatever the opposition do, they are having to think about things to stop us.”

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7:30am Wed 19 Mar 14

Bantamania says...

Agree entirely with Parky on this one. OK James Hanson is an 'awkward' player at best but he is certainly not a dirty player. He takes a lot of flak upfront with often two men at least on him, and he does get penalised far too often when opposition centre backs are pulling him around, so what can he do other than push back......then he gets pulled up for it. Referees in this division are blind to this therefore Hanson gets punished more than anyone, because he is a handful in the air. Teams will do anything to stop him jumping so yes, he will get frustrated at times.......but he is certainly not a dirty player at all.
Agree entirely with Parky on this one. OK James Hanson is an 'awkward' player at best but he is certainly not a dirty player. He takes a lot of flak upfront with often two men at least on him, and he does get penalised far too often when opposition centre backs are pulling him around, so what can he do other than push back......then he gets pulled up for it. Referees in this division are blind to this therefore Hanson gets punished more than anyone, because he is a handful in the air. Teams will do anything to stop him jumping so yes, he will get frustrated at times.......but he is certainly not a dirty player at all. Bantamania
  • Score: 52

7:54am Wed 19 Mar 14

Statler4 says...

Bantamania wrote:
Agree entirely with Parky on this one. OK James Hanson is an 'awkward' player at best but he is certainly not a dirty player. He takes a lot of flak upfront with often two men at least on him, and he does get penalised far too often when opposition centre backs are pulling him around, so what can he do other than push back......then he gets pulled up for it. Referees in this division are blind to this therefore Hanson gets punished more than anyone, because he is a handful in the air. Teams will do anything to stop him jumping so yes, he will get frustrated at times.......but he is certainly not a dirty player at all.
Well said Bantamania, I entirely agree.
[quote][p][bold]Bantamania[/bold] wrote: Agree entirely with Parky on this one. OK James Hanson is an 'awkward' player at best but he is certainly not a dirty player. He takes a lot of flak upfront with often two men at least on him, and he does get penalised far too often when opposition centre backs are pulling him around, so what can he do other than push back......then he gets pulled up for it. Referees in this division are blind to this therefore Hanson gets punished more than anyone, because he is a handful in the air. Teams will do anything to stop him jumping so yes, he will get frustrated at times.......but he is certainly not a dirty player at all.[/p][/quote]Well said Bantamania, I entirely agree. Statler4
  • Score: 16

8:51am Wed 19 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

hard to see what he is doing wrong!
hard to see what he is doing wrong! Victor Clayton
  • Score: 14

9:07am Wed 19 Mar 14

normie says...

How many yellow cards has Hanson had compared to others?
How many yellow cards has Hanson had compared to others? normie
  • Score: 6

9:15am Wed 19 Mar 14

Plastic Bantam says...

There was one point on Saturday where the gillingham player baisically grabbed Hansons head and pulled him down... The ref played advantage... to THEM!?!?!? I couldn't believe what I was seeing.. If Hanson had somehow come out with the ball he was going to give them a free kick... I really don't know what some of these refs see, some of their decisions are so bad it's untrue... and the linesmen are a bigger waste of time and money than them.. All they do is wait for the ref to give a throw in and agree with him
There was one point on Saturday where the gillingham player baisically grabbed Hansons head and pulled him down... The ref played advantage... to THEM!?!?!? I couldn't believe what I was seeing.. If Hanson had somehow come out with the ball he was going to give them a free kick... I really don't know what some of these refs see, some of their decisions are so bad it's untrue... and the linesmen are a bigger waste of time and money than them.. All they do is wait for the ref to give a throw in and agree with him Plastic Bantam
  • Score: 21

9:21am Wed 19 Mar 14

Lynessman says...

it is a by product to his activity and involvement in the game. his overall game has improved along with his fitness.
He is the obvious outlet everyone passes to and this is why the stats are so high along with hiss strength and muscle..

If he was not involved in the game with lower stats would this be better for the FL ?

Dont Change Hanson !
it is a by product to his activity and involvement in the game. his overall game has improved along with his fitness. He is the obvious outlet everyone passes to and this is why the stats are so high along with hiss strength and muscle.. If he was not involved in the game with lower stats would this be better for the FL ? Dont Change Hanson ! Lynessman
  • Score: 11

9:26am Wed 19 Mar 14

Edinburgh -bantam says...

It is frustrating that referees are so inconsistent. On Saturday Akinfenwa bounced into our defenders and wasn't penalised until late in the game.

Last season when Premier League referees took charge of the cup matches James was allowed to play his natural game without being giving away free kicks.
It is frustrating that referees are so inconsistent. On Saturday Akinfenwa bounced into our defenders and wasn't penalised until late in the game. Last season when Premier League referees took charge of the cup matches James was allowed to play his natural game without being giving away free kicks. Edinburgh -bantam
  • Score: 16

9:33am Wed 19 Mar 14

minkiebantam says...

Maybe he is too honest? I know we should applaud his honesty and the fact i can count on 1 hand, how many times this year he has actually gone down after being man handled by three defenders, but if you cant beat em, Join em!!?
if he went down a bit more and rolled around like an Italian international, maybe he would get the decision from the Ref?
CTID!!
Maybe he is too honest? I know we should applaud his honesty and the fact i can count on 1 hand, how many times this year he has actually gone down after being man handled by three defenders, but if you cant beat em, Join em!!? if he went down a bit more and rolled around like an Italian international, maybe he would get the decision from the Ref? CTID!! minkiebantam
  • Score: 4

9:35am Wed 19 Mar 14

gman27 says...

People may not agree but I think Hanson could learn a thing or 2 by watching other similar type forwards. I'm no expert but I don't think Hanson is particularly clever when jumping and does look a bit clumsy at times - not having a dig at him or questioning his talent but you watch other big strikers and they seem to win the free kicks which he gives away by being more clever. Surely this is something that could be worked upon on the training ground. Winning more free kicks around the box could only help the team.
People may not agree but I think Hanson could learn a thing or 2 by watching other similar type forwards. I'm no expert but I don't think Hanson is particularly clever when jumping and does look a bit clumsy at times - not having a dig at him or questioning his talent but you watch other big strikers and they seem to win the free kicks which he gives away by being more clever. Surely this is something that could be worked upon on the training ground. Winning more free kicks around the box could only help the team. gman27
  • Score: -15

9:52am Wed 19 Mar 14

bcfc mad85 says...

Agree with this 110% the poor bloke can't even challenge for the ball without it been a foul it's been the same all season they may aswell turn it into a none contact sport if three-quarters of them have been called fouls
Agree with this 110% the poor bloke can't even challenge for the ball without it been a foul it's been the same all season they may aswell turn it into a none contact sport if three-quarters of them have been called fouls bcfc mad85
  • Score: 6

9:57am Wed 19 Mar 14

BigFigure says...

normie wrote:
How many yellow cards has Hanson had compared to others?
Hanson 78 fouls 4 yellows .......says a lot about the nature of the "fouls" he's conceding. On the other hand, Dickinson of Port Vale has 10 yellows from 23 fouls......
[quote][p][bold]normie[/bold] wrote: How many yellow cards has Hanson had compared to others?[/p][/quote]Hanson 78 fouls 4 yellows .......says a lot about the nature of the "fouls" he's conceding. On the other hand, Dickinson of Port Vale has 10 yellows from 23 fouls...... BigFigure
  • Score: 13

10:14am Wed 19 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

gman27 wrote:
People may not agree but I think Hanson could learn a thing or 2 by watching other similar type forwards. I'm no expert but I don't think Hanson is particularly clever when jumping and does look a bit clumsy at times - not having a dig at him or questioning his talent but you watch other big strikers and they seem to win the free kicks which he gives away by being more clever. Surely this is something that could be worked upon on the training ground. Winning more free kicks around the box could only help the team.
You are ignoring the free-kicks James wins. You are ignoring the free-kicks the other big strikers give away.
[quote][p][bold]gman27[/bold] wrote: People may not agree but I think Hanson could learn a thing or 2 by watching other similar type forwards. I'm no expert but I don't think Hanson is particularly clever when jumping and does look a bit clumsy at times - not having a dig at him or questioning his talent but you watch other big strikers and they seem to win the free kicks which he gives away by being more clever. Surely this is something that could be worked upon on the training ground. Winning more free kicks around the box could only help the team.[/p][/quote]You are ignoring the free-kicks James wins. You are ignoring the free-kicks the other big strikers give away. Peter300
  • Score: 0

10:15am Wed 19 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

Lies, **** lies and statistics.
Lies, **** lies and statistics. Peter300
  • Score: -3

10:22am Wed 19 Mar 14

bradvilla says...

The referee was particularly inept on Saturday and obviously didn't understand the game at all. Hanson was constantly fouled but he never spoke to their defenders once!
The referee was particularly inept on Saturday and obviously didn't understand the game at all. Hanson was constantly fouled but he never spoke to their defenders once! bradvilla
  • Score: 5

11:19am Wed 19 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

BigFigure wrote:
normie wrote: How many yellow cards has Hanson had compared to others?
Hanson 78 fouls 4 yellows .......says a lot about the nature of the "fouls" he's conceding. On the other hand, Dickinson of Port Vale has 10 yellows from 23 fouls......
It is a good point, he is not a dirty player and that is proven as he does not get bans.

I think the point that the manager is making is that it disrupts the flow of the game, when we are attacking and if the ref. gave it more evenly we would have more play in the final third.
[quote][p][bold]BigFigure[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]normie[/bold] wrote: How many yellow cards has Hanson had compared to others?[/p][/quote]Hanson 78 fouls 4 yellows .......says a lot about the nature of the "fouls" he's conceding. On the other hand, Dickinson of Port Vale has 10 yellows from 23 fouls......[/p][/quote]It is a good point, he is not a dirty player and that is proven as he does not get bans. I think the point that the manager is making is that it disrupts the flow of the game, when we are attacking and if the ref. gave it more evenly we would have more play in the final third. jamiejoe
  • Score: 5

11:25am Wed 19 Mar 14

pokertee says...

Bit of a oar in here. Although we have a right to complain about the refs and Parky does this when he feels he has to. I dont think it is very helpful really. Referees are never totally unbiased and (My friend was a referee for 15 years and says the same) im sure when they meet up they have their little chats about which clubs are moaning about them and probably in their opinion (as they obviously are not going to pull themselves down) Unfairly. this surely makes the refs make decisions more for the other team especially on 50/50 60/40 decisions. At the end of the day we are getting poor refs who i think will come to city thinking dont give me stick and im the ref i will as they do what they want in a game. there's no come back for them at all. They can give a stone wall dive as a penalty and also not give a stone wall penalty and they dont have anything happen to them or do they even get looked at by the refs association, mmm no. So i say lets throw flowers at the refs at city from now on and cheer them on and chant their names. Maybe then we will get more decisions for us that we should get and they MAY leave bIG Jim Alone
Bit of a oar in here. Although we have a right to complain about the refs and Parky does this when he feels he has to. I dont think it is very helpful really. Referees are never totally unbiased and (My friend was a referee for 15 years and says the same) im sure when they meet up they have their little chats about which clubs are moaning about them and probably in their opinion (as they obviously are not going to pull themselves down) Unfairly. this surely makes the refs make decisions more for the other team especially on 50/50 60/40 decisions. At the end of the day we are getting poor refs who i think will come to city thinking dont give me stick and im the ref i will as they do what they want in a game. there's no come back for them at all. They can give a stone wall dive as a penalty and also not give a stone wall penalty and they dont have anything happen to them or do they even get looked at by the refs association, mmm no. So i say lets throw flowers at the refs at city from now on and cheer them on and chant their names. Maybe then we will get more decisions for us that we should get and they MAY leave bIG Jim Alone pokertee
  • Score: -6

1:37pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

The conclusion I have made is that a lot of referees does not know how to read a game.

Generally, the ref will get off to a reasonable start. Then, at some point, the first contentious incident will occur. It is at that point it all starts to unravel. Players and fans bet the hump and the ref is reduced to calling it as he sees. .

There was one incident several weeks ago that sums it up. Hanson was being held back at an angle well beyond 90 degrees (to a point where he could have fallen backwards) . That was clear evidence of a referee unable to read the flight path of a ball. Foul given against of course!
The conclusion I have made is that a lot of referees does not know how to read a game. Generally, the ref will get off to a reasonable start. Then, at some point, the first contentious incident will occur. It is at that point it all starts to unravel. Players and fans bet the hump and the ref is reduced to calling it as he sees. . There was one incident several weeks ago that sums it up. Hanson was being held back at an angle well beyond 90 degrees (to a point where he could have fallen backwards) . That was clear evidence of a referee unable to read the flight path of a ball. Foul given against of course! Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

1:56pm Wed 19 Mar 14

basil fawlty says...

Give a dog a bad name and referees put their blinkers on and don't see what is really happening. Windass suffered the same way once he got a bad reputation for one or two incidents he never got fair treatment from refs.
Give a dog a bad name and referees put their blinkers on and don't see what is really happening. Windass suffered the same way once he got a bad reputation for one or two incidents he never got fair treatment from refs. basil fawlty
  • Score: 7

4:11pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Nevelhound says...

The linesman down the midland rd side was useless, he didn't spot or penalise the headlock against Hanson which was on his side of the pitch and had one difficult throw in to judge which he gave the wrong way and was over ruled by the ref!!
The linesman down the midland rd side was useless, he didn't spot or penalise the headlock against Hanson which was on his side of the pitch and had one difficult throw in to judge which he gave the wrong way and was over ruled by the ref!! Nevelhound
  • Score: 2

4:37pm Wed 19 Mar 14

audal says...

A task, if I am allowed to put forward to our resident know all PETER 300 is this, will you llst fom 1-11 (no subs) the team of teams from the very first game you actual saw until the last. This applys to all and sundrie. But I prefer Peter to start the ball rolling so to speak.
A task, if I am allowed to put forward to our resident know all PETER 300 is this, will you llst fom 1-11 (no subs) the team of teams from the very first game you actual saw until the last. This applys to all and sundrie. But I prefer Peter to start the ball rolling so to speak. audal
  • Score: -4

7:34pm Wed 19 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

Parkinson is spot on with this regarding Hanson. It's become a bit of a joke this season where it seems Hanson never gets fouled but is in the eyes of the officials constantly fouling the opposition. Lets be honest Hanson is an angel compared with forwards seen this and other seasons in both BCFC colours and opposition colours, this fact does beggar the question as to what exactly is going on regarding the officials and the targeting of Hanson. Strange officiating, like the odd labelling of 'free falling Bradford City' by some media when we had been flicking upwards and downwards between 11th and 13th for weeks.....the twilight zone comes to mind.
Parkinson is spot on with this regarding Hanson. It's become a bit of a joke this season where it seems Hanson never gets fouled but is in the eyes of the officials constantly fouling the opposition. Lets be honest Hanson is an angel compared with forwards seen this and other seasons in both BCFC colours and opposition colours, this fact does beggar the question as to what exactly is going on regarding the officials and the targeting of Hanson. Strange officiating, like the odd labelling of 'free falling Bradford City' by some media when we had been flicking upwards and downwards between 11th and 13th for weeks.....the twilight zone comes to mind. bcfc1903
  • Score: 3

8:55pm Wed 19 Mar 14

lawsonio123 says...

James Hanson is a big centre forward who puts himself about as a centre forward of his type should do The trouble is refs of today have this strange notion that our sport is non contact anymore thus James suffers .He is a type of player who can get above his opponent giving the impression of leaning on but this is normal movement when jumping and by no means a foal Parky Is correct our centre forward is dong a good job in a FAIR way
James Hanson is a big centre forward who puts himself about as a centre forward of his type should do The trouble is refs of today have this strange notion that our sport is non contact anymore thus James suffers .He is a type of player who can get above his opponent giving the impression of leaning on but this is normal movement when jumping and by no means a foal Parky Is correct our centre forward is dong a good job in a FAIR way lawsonio123
  • Score: 2

9:20pm Wed 19 Mar 14

pokertee says...

pokertee wrote:
Bit of a oar in here. Although we have a right to complain about the refs and Parky does this when he feels he has to. I dont think it is very helpful really. Referees are never totally unbiased and (My friend was a referee for 15 years and says the same) im sure when they meet up they have their little chats about which clubs are moaning about them and probably in their opinion (as they obviously are not going to pull themselves down) Unfairly. this surely makes the refs make decisions more for the other team especially on 50/50 60/40 decisions. At the end of the day we are getting poor refs who i think will come to city thinking dont give me stick and im the ref i will as they do what they want in a game. there's no come back for them at all. They can give a stone wall dive as a penalty and also not give a stone wall penalty and they dont have anything happen to them or do they even get looked at by the refs association, mmm no. So i say lets throw flowers at the refs at city from now on and cheer them on and chant their names. Maybe then we will get more decisions for us that we should get and they MAY leave bIG Jim Alone
minus 3 likes for my oar? whats going on ;-) dont you all like referees? me too. but hey dont shoot the messenger cos its true. give a ref **** at a game and he will become more biased and next time he will be even worse.
[quote][p][bold]pokertee[/bold] wrote: Bit of a oar in here. Although we have a right to complain about the refs and Parky does this when he feels he has to. I dont think it is very helpful really. Referees are never totally unbiased and (My friend was a referee for 15 years and says the same) im sure when they meet up they have their little chats about which clubs are moaning about them and probably in their opinion (as they obviously are not going to pull themselves down) Unfairly. this surely makes the refs make decisions more for the other team especially on 50/50 60/40 decisions. At the end of the day we are getting poor refs who i think will come to city thinking dont give me stick and im the ref i will as they do what they want in a game. there's no come back for them at all. They can give a stone wall dive as a penalty and also not give a stone wall penalty and they dont have anything happen to them or do they even get looked at by the refs association, mmm no. So i say lets throw flowers at the refs at city from now on and cheer them on and chant their names. Maybe then we will get more decisions for us that we should get and they MAY leave bIG Jim Alone[/p][/quote]minus 3 likes for my oar? whats going on ;-) dont you all like referees? me too. but hey dont shoot the messenger cos its true. give a ref **** at a game and he will become more biased and next time he will be even worse. pokertee
  • Score: -1

10:05pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Wrose bantam says...

i totally agree with Parky and other comments on here.

I am amazed. I think Hanson is too "nice" and never retaliates or "throw his weight around".

There are times defenders pull and push James. I have to admit if it was me, I would be tempted to "give it back" when the ref can not see what is going on.

Most refs are a joke, they see a 6ft 4 Centre forward and give the decisions against him.

Anybody who saw Bobby Campbell and players like him, must have a chortle. James puts up with a lot in my book
i totally agree with Parky and other comments on here. I am amazed. I think Hanson is too "nice" and never retaliates or "throw his weight around". There are times defenders pull and push James. I have to admit if it was me, I would be tempted to "give it back" when the ref can not see what is going on. Most refs are a joke, they see a 6ft 4 Centre forward and give the decisions against him. Anybody who saw Bobby Campbell and players like him, must have a chortle. James puts up with a lot in my book Wrose bantam
  • Score: 4

7:59am Thu 20 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

Wrose bantam wrote:
i totally agree with Parky and other comments on here. I am amazed. I think Hanson is too "nice" and never retaliates or "throw his weight around". There are times defenders pull and push James. I have to admit if it was me, I would be tempted to "give it back" when the ref can not see what is going on. Most refs are a joke, they see a 6ft 4 Centre forward and give the decisions against him. Anybody who saw Bobby Campbell and players like him, must have a chortle. James puts up with a lot in my book
How he keeps his cool I do not know. Not just the defenders pulling and pushing but the icing on the cake from the referee. What I can't understand is why the assistant referee (in the best position to view) does not seem to have any influence.
[quote][p][bold]Wrose bantam[/bold] wrote: i totally agree with Parky and other comments on here. I am amazed. I think Hanson is too "nice" and never retaliates or "throw his weight around". There are times defenders pull and push James. I have to admit if it was me, I would be tempted to "give it back" when the ref can not see what is going on. Most refs are a joke, they see a 6ft 4 Centre forward and give the decisions against him. Anybody who saw Bobby Campbell and players like him, must have a chortle. James puts up with a lot in my book[/p][/quote]How he keeps his cool I do not know. Not just the defenders pulling and pushing but the icing on the cake from the referee. What I can't understand is why the assistant referee (in the best position to view) does not seem to have any influence. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

2:01pm Thu 20 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Wrose bantam wrote:
i totally agree with Parky and other comments on here. I am amazed. I think Hanson is too "nice" and never retaliates or "throw his weight around". There are times defenders pull and push James. I have to admit if it was me, I would be tempted to "give it back" when the ref can not see what is going on. Most refs are a joke, they see a 6ft 4 Centre forward and give the decisions against him. Anybody who saw Bobby Campbell and players like him, must have a chortle. James puts up with a lot in my book
How he keeps his cool I do not know. Not just the defenders pulling and pushing but the icing on the cake from the referee. What I can't understand is why the assistant referee (in the best position to view) does not seem to have any influence.
Yes Victor, he's a cool customer, I know for a fact that most folk would be dishing it just to even the score. Hanson seems to rise above it all just like he does when heading the ball!!! Well done James, you are one tough fella!!!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wrose bantam[/bold] wrote: i totally agree with Parky and other comments on here. I am amazed. I think Hanson is too "nice" and never retaliates or "throw his weight around". There are times defenders pull and push James. I have to admit if it was me, I would be tempted to "give it back" when the ref can not see what is going on. Most refs are a joke, they see a 6ft 4 Centre forward and give the decisions against him. Anybody who saw Bobby Campbell and players like him, must have a chortle. James puts up with a lot in my book[/p][/quote]How he keeps his cool I do not know. Not just the defenders pulling and pushing but the icing on the cake from the referee. What I can't understand is why the assistant referee (in the best position to view) does not seem to have any influence.[/p][/quote]Yes Victor, he's a cool customer, I know for a fact that most folk would be dishing it just to even the score. Hanson seems to rise above it all just like he does when heading the ball!!! Well done James, you are one tough fella!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 1

4:48pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

pokertee wrote:
Bit of a oar in here. Although we have a right to complain about the refs and Parky does this when he feels he has to. I dont think it is very helpful really. Referees are never totally unbiased and (My friend was a referee for 15 years and says the same) im sure when they meet up they have their little chats about which clubs are moaning about them and probably in their opinion (as they obviously are not going to pull themselves down) Unfairly. this surely makes the refs make decisions more for the other team especially on 50/50 60/40 decisions. At the end of the day we are getting poor refs who i think will come to city thinking dont give me stick and im the ref i will as they do what they want in a game. there's no come back for them at all. They can give a stone wall dive as a penalty and also not give a stone wall penalty and they dont have anything happen to them or do they even get looked at by the refs association, mmm no. So i say lets throw flowers at the refs at city from now on and cheer them on and chant their names. Maybe then we will get more decisions for us that we should get and they MAY leave bIG Jim Alone
Your friend, like many of the current crop of officials obviously wasn't fit to officiate if he couldn't remain impartial at all times.

The only way refs will understand the game properly is if they have played it and at a professional level. So much goes on in a game that is not just technically based that they must know how to read this as well as know the rules and how/when to apply them. Until this happens we will continue to have idiots running the game from The FA right down to the men in black/purple/green/y
ellow.
[quote][p][bold]pokertee[/bold] wrote: Bit of a oar in here. Although we have a right to complain about the refs and Parky does this when he feels he has to. I dont think it is very helpful really. Referees are never totally unbiased and (My friend was a referee for 15 years and says the same) im sure when they meet up they have their little chats about which clubs are moaning about them and probably in their opinion (as they obviously are not going to pull themselves down) Unfairly. this surely makes the refs make decisions more for the other team especially on 50/50 60/40 decisions. At the end of the day we are getting poor refs who i think will come to city thinking dont give me stick and im the ref i will as they do what they want in a game. there's no come back for them at all. They can give a stone wall dive as a penalty and also not give a stone wall penalty and they dont have anything happen to them or do they even get looked at by the refs association, mmm no. So i say lets throw flowers at the refs at city from now on and cheer them on and chant their names. Maybe then we will get more decisions for us that we should get and they MAY leave bIG Jim Alone[/p][/quote]Your friend, like many of the current crop of officials obviously wasn't fit to officiate if he couldn't remain impartial at all times. The only way refs will understand the game properly is if they have played it and at a professional level. So much goes on in a game that is not just technically based that they must know how to read this as well as know the rules and how/when to apply them. Until this happens we will continue to have idiots running the game from The FA right down to the men in black/purple/green/y ellow. Prisoner Cell Block A
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6:37pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Colin Allcars says...

if Hanson has three men on him, is it beyond Parky to realise that means that city have at least two players un-marked. Why not try something different than hoof-ball?
if Hanson has three men on him, is it beyond Parky to realise that means that city have at least two players un-marked. Why not try something different than hoof-ball? Colin Allcars
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7:00pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Boing-Boing says...

Colin Allcars wrote:
if Hanson has three men on him, is it beyond Parky to realise that means that city have at least two players un-marked. Why not try something different than hoof-ball?
Is that not exactly what parky is saying in the article ??
[quote][p][bold]Colin Allcars[/bold] wrote: if Hanson has three men on him, is it beyond Parky to realise that means that city have at least two players un-marked. Why not try something different than hoof-ball?[/p][/quote]Is that not exactly what parky is saying in the article ?? Boing-Boing
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1:16am Fri 21 Mar 14

Waynus1971 says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
James Hanson is a big centre forward who puts himself about as a centre forward of his type should do The trouble is refs of today have this strange notion that our sport is non contact anymore thus James suffers .He is a type of player who can get above his opponent giving the impression of leaning on but this is normal movement when jumping and by no means a foal Parky Is correct our centre forward is dong a good job in a FAIR way
If only it was that simple. You say refs think it is no longer a contact sport, but yet when defending set pieces, many teams get away with murder. How some players can grab hold of an opponent and almost wrestle them to the ground often go unpunished, but JH gets free-kicks given against him for simply jumping upright, is beyond me....!
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: James Hanson is a big centre forward who puts himself about as a centre forward of his type should do The trouble is refs of today have this strange notion that our sport is non contact anymore thus James suffers .He is a type of player who can get above his opponent giving the impression of leaning on but this is normal movement when jumping and by no means a foal Parky Is correct our centre forward is dong a good job in a FAIR way[/p][/quote]If only it was that simple. You say refs think it is no longer a contact sport, but yet when defending set pieces, many teams get away with murder. How some players can grab hold of an opponent and almost wrestle them to the ground often go unpunished, but JH gets free-kicks given against him for simply jumping upright, is beyond me....! Waynus1971
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4:21pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
James Hanson is a big centre forward who puts himself about as a centre forward of his type should do The trouble is refs of today have this strange notion that our sport is non contact anymore thus James suffers .He is a type of player who can get above his opponent giving the impression of leaning on but this is normal movement when jumping and by no means a foal Parky Is correct our centre forward is dong a good job in a FAIR way
If only it was that simple. You say refs think it is no longer a contact sport, but yet when defending set pieces, many teams get away with murder. How some players can grab hold of an opponent and almost wrestle them to the ground often go unpunished, but JH gets free-kicks given against him for simply jumping upright, is beyond me....!
Good point well made.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: James Hanson is a big centre forward who puts himself about as a centre forward of his type should do The trouble is refs of today have this strange notion that our sport is non contact anymore thus James suffers .He is a type of player who can get above his opponent giving the impression of leaning on but this is normal movement when jumping and by no means a foal Parky Is correct our centre forward is dong a good job in a FAIR way[/p][/quote]If only it was that simple. You say refs think it is no longer a contact sport, but yet when defending set pieces, many teams get away with murder. How some players can grab hold of an opponent and almost wrestle them to the ground often go unpunished, but JH gets free-kicks given against him for simply jumping upright, is beyond me....![/p][/quote]Good point well made. Prisoner Cell Block A
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