I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to regular readers of my weekly blog as I am back reffing which has clashed with Swans games. My analysis cab only based on extended highlights of the game.
This is a bit unfair on the referee as they often over highlight areas of contention and miss the good aspects of game
For the Wycombe game there are 3 talking points and the 3 penalty calls.
1st the one against the Swans, this was correctly not awarded, this is based on the updated law of the ball hitting player in hand from less than a metre. However, despite what drivel we hear on Match of the Day etc, handball is some times subjective.
The penalty awarded for is for certain non subjective, player tried to control with his hand. The Wycombe’s players reaction gave everything with their reaction as well.
Last the call not to award a penalty for Swans
For me, this was a stonewall push in the back The referee was well positioned and the only reason I can think he didn’t give it was because he had given one earlier
However, being back reffing the last week, I truly appreciate that being a ref is the hardest job on the pitch, especially at local level where you don’t have linesman
But I genuinely love it