Monday, 5 January 2015

ANTHONY TAYLOR IN CHARGE FOR LONDON DERBY


ANTHONY Taylor will be hoping to put a controversial festive period behind him when he takes charge of Saturday's London derby between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Premier League.

The 36-year-old, from Manchester, took flak from Chelsea when he cautioned  Cesc Fabregas for diving in the penalty box in the match at Southampton (December 28) which ended in a 1-1 draw.

The incident  prompted Blues boss Jose Mourinho -
miffed that his side had not been awarded a penalty - to claim that there was a "diving campaign" against his side.

Taylor also missed a handball by QPR 'keeper Robert Green outside the penalty box in the match with  Swansea (January 1) which also ended 1-1.

Former referee Graham Poll was subsequently quoted as describing Taylor as "a mid-range referee" - by comparison with Michael Oliver ("brilliant") and Mike Jones ("not brilliant"),

Poll believes referees' chief Mike Riley should hold a weekly press conference to explain how incorrect  decisions come to be made and what is being done by the PMOGL to reduce the frequency of errors.





Taylor has not been man in the middle for any of Palace's Premier League matches this season, but he has been in charge for two Spurs matches - the 4-0 home win over QPR ((August 24) and the 1-2 home defeat versus Newcastle.

The rest of this weekend's Barclays Premier League appointments are listed below



Saturday 10 January 2015
K.O. MATCHES REFEREE ASST. REF. 1 ASST. REF. 2 4TH OFFICIAL
12:45Sunderland v LiverpoolCraig PawsonD CannJ BrooksR Madley
15:00Burnley v QPRAndre MarrinerM PerryM SalisburyL Mason
15:00Chelsea v NewcastleRoger EastJ CollinM ScholesM Jones
15:00Everton v Man CityMartin AtkinsonS ChildH LennardP Dowd
15:00Leicester v Aston VillaMichael OliverS BennettA GarrattG Scott
15:00Swansea v West HamMike DeanS BurtE SmartJ Adcock
15:00West Brom v HullNeil SwarbrickS LongA NunnK Stroud
17:30Crystal Palace v SpursAnthony TaylorG BeswickS LedgerK Friend

Sunday 11 January 2015
K.O. MATCHES REFEREE ASST. REF. 1 ASST. REF. 2 4TH OFFICIAL
13:30Arsenal v StokeJonathan MossR WestA HallidayL Probert
16:00Man Utd v SouthamptonPhil DowdM MullarkeyD BryanM Oliver

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