Andre Marriner to referee Southampton vs Newcastle a week after sending off the wrong player

Basingstoke Gazette: Andre Marriner to referee Saints Andre Marriner to referee Saints

Andre Marriner will referee Saturday’s match between Saints and Newcastle, just a week after making a high-profile blunder by sending off the wrong player.

The official incorrectly dismissed Kieran Gibbs, instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, during Chelsea’s 6-0 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Oxlade-Chamberlain had handled in the area, as he dived to keep out an Eden Hazard shot, but Marriner identified the wrong player and instead showed a red card to Gibbs.

Despite the mistake, Marriner has not been dropped for this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures, and will take charge of the clash between Saints and Newcastle, at St Mary’s.

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4:16pm Mon 24 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

lol you couldn't make it up.
lol you couldn't make it up. OSPREYSAINT
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4:32pm Mon 24 Mar 14

killared says...

Clattenburg then Marriner the FA really hate us !
Clattenburg then Marriner the FA really hate us ! killared
  • Score: 4

4:45pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Shrewdsaint says...

O no, a lot of our guys look very similar with their trendy beards and their red kit. I suggest they put numbers and names on the shirts.
O no, a lot of our guys look very similar with their trendy beards and their red kit. I suggest they put numbers and names on the shirts. Shrewdsaint
  • Score: 13

5:21pm Mon 24 Mar 14

St Merrow says...

I trust Specsavers are currently negotiating taking-over the perimeter boards for the match
I trust Specsavers are currently negotiating taking-over the perimeter boards for the match St Merrow
  • Score: 1

5:48pm Mon 24 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

St Merrow wrote:
I trust Specsavers are currently negotiating taking-over the perimeter boards for the match
Did you know that Specsavers sponsor Scottish Referees, I kid you not. Andre Marriner isn't as bad as most Premier Officials, but he will be under the spotlight on Saturday, hopefully that will work in our favour but I won't hold my breath.
[quote][p][bold]St Merrow[/bold] wrote: I trust Specsavers are currently negotiating taking-over the perimeter boards for the match[/p][/quote]Did you know that Specsavers sponsor Scottish Referees, I kid you not. Andre Marriner isn't as bad as most Premier Officials, but he will be under the spotlight on Saturday, hopefully that will work in our favour but I won't hold my breath. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 2

6:08pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Clever Dick says...

Yes I think this could cause us a severe problem. As MoPo has told us all of our players are so good looking that it's difficult to tell them apart. Anyway putting that aside it's probably better that we are getting a ref who can't see what plainly happens in front of him rather than Clutterbrain who doesn't want to see what's happening in front of him, especially where Saints are concerned.
Yes I think this could cause us a severe problem. As MoPo has told us all of our players are so good looking that it's difficult to tell them apart. Anyway putting that aside it's probably better that we are getting a ref who can't see what plainly happens in front of him rather than Clutterbrain who doesn't want to see what's happening in front of him, especially where Saints are concerned. Clever Dick
  • Score: 3

8:01pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Sheffieldsaint says...

Does anyone really think that just because Marriner made a monumental **** up in the Arsenal game, its going to make any difference to how he referees Saturday's game, strewth!!!
Does anyone really think that just because Marriner made a monumental **** up in the Arsenal game, its going to make any difference to how he referees Saturday's game, strewth!!! Sheffieldsaint
  • Score: 2

9:01pm Mon 24 Mar 14

hedge end bob says...

Sheffieldsaint wrote:
Does anyone really think that just because Marriner made a monumental **** up in the Arsenal game, its going to make any difference to how he referees Saturday's game, strewth!!!
NOPE NONE AT ALL. HE WILL STILL BE CR@P!!!
When a player tells the ref his mistake with a sending off, the ref should be able to reverse his mistake after checking with the fourth official . if the player saying it was him and it tuens out he is telling porkies, then he should be sent off as well.
[quote][p][bold]Sheffieldsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone really think that just because Marriner made a monumental **** up in the Arsenal game, its going to make any difference to how he referees Saturday's game, strewth!!![/p][/quote]NOPE NONE AT ALL. HE WILL STILL BE CR@P!!! When a player tells the ref his mistake with a sending off, the ref should be able to reverse his mistake after checking with the fourth official . if the player saying it was him and it tuens out he is telling porkies, then he should be sent off as well. hedge end bob
  • Score: 1

10:24pm Mon 24 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

I hope Wanyama doesn't make a over the top tackle if hes back, we don't need lalla banned for three games!
god this could go on and on.
Newcastle must be carping themselves with all their French players, at least pardew will be in the stands it will stop MP getting sent off!
I hope Wanyama doesn't make a over the top tackle if hes back, we don't need lalla banned for three games! god this could go on and on. Newcastle must be carping themselves with all their French players, at least pardew will be in the stands it will stop MP getting sent off! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 3

5:44am Tue 25 Mar 14

derek james says...

clive thomas (a proper former referee) has called for him to be banned for the rest of the season.
clive thomas (a proper former referee) has called for him to be banned for the rest of the season. derek james
  • Score: 1

9:22am Tue 25 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

We should be saying Mr Marriner is an excellent Referee, did you know that Newcastle fans think he is rubbish and he couldn't referee a Tiddly Wink contest.
We should be saying Mr Marriner is an excellent Referee, did you know that Newcastle fans think he is rubbish and he couldn't referee a Tiddly Wink contest. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:50am Tue 25 Mar 14

el caballo santos101 says...

I cant believe that although they transfered the red from Gibbs to Ox they then reduced the red to a yellow by saying je didn't stop a goal scoring opportunity. Ox thought the ball was going in when he stuck his hand out and so deliberately tried to cheat. The FA look as though their frightened of arsenil and have given in to them completely, they haven't even punished the ref, why? Is because if they punish him they are admitting he made a big mistake and arsenil will then claim he affected the result?
As much as I don't like hoof or donkey surely they now must be fuming and feel even harder done by when the FA refused to overturn his red. Of the two mistakes I would have thought that donkeys had the better chance if being overturned. What was excuse the FA gave for not overturning donkeys, it has to be clear that the ref made an obvious mistake, was it clear that the ref was wrong to think the ball was going in? No from his angle and the way the ball bends in the air nowadays he had every right to think that the ball was going in.
I cant believe that although they transfered the red from Gibbs to Ox they then reduced the red to a yellow by saying je didn't stop a goal scoring opportunity. Ox thought the ball was going in when he stuck his hand out and so deliberately tried to cheat. The FA look as though their frightened of arsenil and have given in to them completely, they haven't even punished the ref, why? Is because if they punish him they are admitting he made a big mistake and arsenil will then claim he affected the result? As much as I don't like hoof or donkey surely they now must be fuming and feel even harder done by when the FA refused to overturn his red. Of the two mistakes I would have thought that donkeys had the better chance if being overturned. What was excuse the FA gave for not overturning donkeys, it has to be clear that the ref made an obvious mistake, was it clear that the ref was wrong to think the ball was going in? No from his angle and the way the ball bends in the air nowadays he had every right to think that the ball was going in. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

9:50am Tue 25 Mar 14

Jesus_02 says...

Sheffieldsaint wrote:
Does anyone really think that just because Marriner made a monumental **** up in the Arsenal game, its going to make any difference to how he referees Saturday's game, strewth!!!
I dont think that they do... I do think however that its pretty uncanny that its saints at home that he has been given.

Could have given him Arsenal v Man City ... That would have really shown trust in him...watch the weeks/ months/ years tick by until he refs Arsenal again.
[quote][p][bold]Sheffieldsaint[/bold] wrote: Does anyone really think that just because Marriner made a monumental **** up in the Arsenal game, its going to make any difference to how he referees Saturday's game, strewth!!![/p][/quote]I dont think that they do... I do think however that its pretty uncanny that its saints at home that he has been given. Could have given him Arsenal v Man City ... That would have really shown trust in him...watch the weeks/ months/ years tick by until he refs Arsenal again. Jesus_02
  • Score: 0

9:59am Tue 25 Mar 14

Jesus_02 says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
I cant believe that although they transfered the red from Gibbs to Ox they then reduced the red to a yellow by saying je didn't stop a goal scoring opportunity. Ox thought the ball was going in when he stuck his hand out and so deliberately tried to cheat. The FA look as though their frightened of arsenil and have given in to them completely, they haven't even punished the ref, why? Is because if they punish him they are admitting he made a big mistake and arsenil will then claim he affected the result? As much as I don't like hoof or donkey surely they now must be fuming and feel even harder done by when the FA refused to overturn his red. Of the two mistakes I would have thought that donkeys had the better chance if being overturned. What was excuse the FA gave for not overturning donkeys, it has to be clear that the ref made an obvious mistake, was it clear that the ref was wrong to think the ball was going in? No from his angle and the way the ball bends in the air nowadays he had every right to think that the ball was going in.
I am not really sure about Hoof and Donkey... but I have to agree that its preposterous that the red was overturned.

The reason that the FA have given is that there is nothing in the laws of the game that prescribe a red on the basis of intent. Deliberate hand ball being a yellow and only a red if it denies a goal scoring opportunity.

At the end of the day the Ref has made the same decision as Ox did - they both thought the ball was going in. Unless the FA where to get Hawkeye in (ala LBW) how could the ref reasonably decide otherwise.

They have hung Marinar out to dry with this decision.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: I cant believe that although they transfered the red from Gibbs to Ox they then reduced the red to a yellow by saying je didn't stop a goal scoring opportunity. Ox thought the ball was going in when he stuck his hand out and so deliberately tried to cheat. The FA look as though their frightened of arsenil and have given in to them completely, they haven't even punished the ref, why? Is because if they punish him they are admitting he made a big mistake and arsenil will then claim he affected the result? As much as I don't like hoof or donkey surely they now must be fuming and feel even harder done by when the FA refused to overturn his red. Of the two mistakes I would have thought that donkeys had the better chance if being overturned. What was excuse the FA gave for not overturning donkeys, it has to be clear that the ref made an obvious mistake, was it clear that the ref was wrong to think the ball was going in? No from his angle and the way the ball bends in the air nowadays he had every right to think that the ball was going in.[/p][/quote]I am not really sure about Hoof and Donkey... but I have to agree that its preposterous that the red was overturned. The reason that the FA have given is that there is nothing in the laws of the game that prescribe a red on the basis of intent. Deliberate hand ball being a yellow and only a red if it denies a goal scoring opportunity. At the end of the day the Ref has made the same decision as Ox did - they both thought the ball was going in. Unless the FA where to get Hawkeye in (ala LBW) how could the ref reasonably decide otherwise. They have hung Marinar out to dry with this decision. Jesus_02
  • Score: 1

10:13am Tue 25 Mar 14

Beer Monster says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
St Merrow wrote:
I trust Specsavers are currently negotiating taking-over the perimeter boards for the match
Did you know that Specsavers sponsor Scottish Referees, I kid you not. Andre Marriner isn't as bad as most Premier Officials, but he will be under the spotlight on Saturday, hopefully that will work in our favour but I won't hold my breath.
Absolutely true - try the SpecSavers challenge...

http://www.scottishf
a.co.uk/scottish_foo
tball.cfm?page=3156

To be fair, the officiating up here north of the border is actually pretty good compared to what we usually get down south.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Merrow[/bold] wrote: I trust Specsavers are currently negotiating taking-over the perimeter boards for the match[/p][/quote]Did you know that Specsavers sponsor Scottish Referees, I kid you not. Andre Marriner isn't as bad as most Premier Officials, but he will be under the spotlight on Saturday, hopefully that will work in our favour but I won't hold my breath.[/p][/quote]Absolutely true - try the SpecSavers challenge... http://www.scottishf a.co.uk/scottish_foo tball.cfm?page=3156 To be fair, the officiating up here north of the border is actually pretty good compared to what we usually get down south. Beer Monster
  • Score: 0

4:57pm Tue 25 Mar 14

There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire says...

I've put a fiver on Remy falling over watching from the stands and Sammy Saint getting sending off
Unfortunately Betfair have only given it as 3 to 1
I've put a fiver on Remy falling over watching from the stands and Sammy Saint getting sending off Unfortunately Betfair have only given it as 3 to 1 There's only one 'H' in 'Ampshire
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