Refs under fire

Referees other than Graham Poll are making the news for all the wrong reasons of late.Blackburn and Tottenham are going to appeal against the red cards given out by ref Phil Dowd.The Tottenham manager Martin Jol was one of those who got a red card -the first red card of his managerial career.
Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd blames ref Chris Foy for not awarding them two penalties in their game against Portsmouth.Former leading English football ref David Elleray has warned the “game will die” if officials are not treated with more courtesy by players and managers.
The Premier League is moving to support its under-fire referees by submitting a paper to Fifa in January proposing the use of video technology.

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