i must look closer lol, first time spoting itHave seen those guys a few times. Often wondered what they are doing. I've often thought they are the championship guys observing how the premier league differs in readiness for a step up , but reserve assistant is probably a better shout.
thats what i thought but he was wearing an identical tracksuit to the 4th official even down to the badges
I am surprised we are not talking about the biggest decision of the season for Liverpool and Arsenal. If Atkinson gives the pen against Lovren in the first half I think it changes everything. I think he could have easily given it and a RC. It's a push in the back, in the box. Would love to have been a fly on the wall for the AR conversation at half time.
It's also why Oliver is my prem ref of the season over Atkinson
Totally not a Liverpool fan but at match speed I didn't think it was a pen! It just looked like a coming together!!
Obviously when you slow these things down its a trip outside the box BUT I watched it and I wasn't shouting PENALTY when it happened!!!
Ironically I was calling for a penalty in the Sheffield Wed V Huddersfield game in the first half (granted it can be seen to be biased on that one) but the Huddersfield attacker definitely got there first and the Wendie keeper took him out!! Thoughts on that my porcine friends???
I wasn't going to offer an opinion, being a Boro fan born and bred (grew up within earshot of Ayresome Park) but since you've broken the ice, I thought it was a penalty as well, bias notwithstanding.