Fergie wouldn't have been moaning about lack of injury time if they were clinging to a 1 goal advantage. Statistically there's not that much injury time at Old Trafford we're told. But statistically, how often are United desperately in search of a goal in the dying seconds? And when they are, there's always more injury time than the "average" of 3 minutes on a premiership match.
If Mr Ferguson wish the time keeping to be removed from the referee and wishes for it to be more accurate based on the game then why not go all out, why not stop the clock every time the ball is not in play? As soon as the match it stopped, be it a foul, throw, goal kick, stop the clock.
I'm sure Mr Tyler could tell is what the average "ball in play" time is this season. I should imagine no more than 35 minutes per half of a match on average.
So each match ends up taking 55 minutes to complete 45 minutes of play. A match goes from 1 hour 45 minutes (including the 15 minute interval) to 2 hours 5 minutes.
Have to say, I love football, but even I would be getting bored by that point.
Posted 13:46 1st October 2012
Alex Dawit (Newcastle United fan) says...
What always surprises me is behavior of Sir Alex when he loss always points his finger towards referee he again and again.... get trophies with the help of referees does he forget what happened to liver pool ? He has great team great coach but trophies are married by the help of English referees I don't know why it might be by the command of FA
Posted 13:18 1st October 2012
Ron Innes (Manchester United fan) says...
It not only the ref who should spot these handballs but there is a linesman, sorry I cannot call them assistant refs, who should be up with play and have spotted this and flagged it.
These officials really are not up to the job
Posted 13:05 1st October 2012
Julian Wainwright (Chelsea fan) says...
Top praise to Roberto di Matteo, since he has been in charge Chelsea have been coming out on top against the top sides, last week Luiz and Ivanovic were slaughtered in the press for simulation yet Jenkins dive against Chelsea on saturday was awful and he got the free kick in a dangerous area, either come down hard on it with every player, including the young English lads,or unfortunately take it as part of the game nowdays.