Date: 3rd October 2006 at 12:34pm
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Vital Villa asked, on behalf of equatorialvilla, whether referees gave preferential treatment to the ‘big four’ clubs (Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and lets all buy the league Chelsea).

The answer was a bit of a no brainer really with 93% saying yes. 6% said no and 1% were unsure.

Interestingly the Vital Chelsea site have a poll on referee Graham Poll after his ‘performance’ at the weekend. They asked their members view on the ‘ref’ and 12% said he was an absolute legend (showing at least some of the Chelsea fans realised we should have had a penalty and that their goal should never have stood!). 22% said he was a good referee (did they watch the World Cup?), 11% a poor ref and the majority – with 55% – saying he is a comedian.

Our latest poll asks your opinion on Milan Baros following a debate in our forum started by shirdi (Will Baros Cut It)


23 Replies to “Poll Is A Comedian?!”

  • I think Comedian is a bit harsh , lost the plot could be better !! , do agree with your poll though that the refs do show bias towards the bigger teams , right through the 90’s with Man Utd and now with Chelsea especially

  • If we went to our respective work places and constantly made mistakes of poor judgement we would be fired. Poll’s antics at the World Cup this summer should have made the Refereeing governing bodies take action. This man isn’t fit to ref a kids knock abou

  • The guy was a discrace on Saturday. All the pundits on skysports news agreed. He cost us potentially 3 points with 2 key decisions.
    1) Terry foul on Sorenson
    2) Makalele Last man fould on Angel.
    If jumping on someones back isn’t a foul then I don’t kno

  • I agree with you jono_forest. Not forgetting these guys are earning a fraction of the money that the supposed superstars are earning. If you think back to the big decisions of the weekend (Villa aside) you can see how hard the job is. The Gallas handball

  • The decisions Poll made were awful and I agree with Voiceoftheholte it is not a great job. But their has to be a happy medium. Who pays them now? Is there evaluations by the FA? I think they should be held accountable somehow, such as 10 obvious (ie p

  • What ever you may think of English referees you only have to look at foreign football to realise we are actually quite lucky. Some of the jokers that referee games in Spain and south america are absolutely laughable. Although of course they’ll be the same

  • Agree with that andrew144. The foreign refs fall for the diving antics much more than our refs do. That is still no excuse for Poll’s performance on Saturday. If I remember rightly, he favoured Chelsea in the cup final in 2000 and he’s got worse

  • We shouldnt forget that it was Poll that refereed our 1-0 win over blues last season. There were 3 penelty decisions that he had to make and he got them all spot on

  • I’m a ref guys and sometimes people can be a bit OTT on them I think. Have a go at it yourself and try and get everything spot on! In my eyes, the Chelsea goal was fine on Saturday, Sorenson wasn’t convincing enough. However, Angel was fouled and Makalele

  • poll is the joke, a shocking ref, makalele should have been gone and terry is a world class defender but a dirty one at that!! always fouling the keepers.

  • Graham Poll is a perfect example of why the fourth official should have TV replay access.

    Tierney, he should be spotting everything as he is a Premiership referee.

  • I notice the wire that goes into his ear.

    It gives him an electric shock every time he is about to make a good decission!!!

  • IMO Poll cost us the match, simple as that. no excuses, how bad foreign refs are, how hard the job is, what colour pants he had on, does not come into it, on sat he failed to do his job, one day the powers that be might actualy pull their collective finge

  • I refer back to my earlier point. Why is it that Angel on £40,000 a week can miss a sitter that cost us two points, but Poll on £40,000 makes a mistake and it is all the refs fault. Players make more mistakes than refs, that is a fact. Football is a game

  • VOTH agree about the support and the point, but IMHO there needs to be no doubt, lets just make the ref an on pitch representative of a team of experts watching video screens, or is that just too ******* simple? Villa till I die

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