Boyeson takes Brum trip - referee
Monday, 12th Oct 2015 23:09 by Clive Whittingham
East Yorkshire official Carl Boyeson is the man in the middle for Saturday's trip to Birmingham City.
Referee >>> Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire)
Assistants >>> Jonathan Hunt (Liverpool) and David Plowright (Notts)
Fourth Official >>> David Coote (West Yorkshire)
There were several reasons behind this lacklustre display from the home side. Initially the expensively laid new pitch seemed to be to blame – over enthusiastic use of the inbuilt sprinkler system before kick off saw the ball holding up in puddles in the centre of the field early in the first half on the hottest, driest day of the year so far. It slowed the game to a snail’s pace, which suited Pool just fine once they’d taken the lead. Former Rochdale midfielder David Perkins, who always has been a spikey, irritating little git, further disrupted the flow of the game, first deliberately hauling down Ravel Morrison after five minutes, then chopping down Karl Henry after a quarter of an hour – referee Carl Boyeson generously left his yellow card in his pocket on both occasions.
Morrison skipped past two tackles in the fifty fourth minute but shot straight at Gilks, then sent one straight at the Scottish keeper again five minutes later after widening the angle for himself, and later on curled one wide via a slight deflection. A weak penalty appeal just after the hour after he’d turned on the ball and hit the deck under little contact was rightly waved away by Boyeson.
QPR: Green; Hughes 5 (Simpson 39, 7), Dunne 6, Onuoha 6 (Hoilett 45, 6), Hill 6, Assou-Ekotto 5; Henry 6, Carroll 6; Morrison 7, Keane 5, Zamora 6 (Maiga 65, 5)
Subs not used: Suk-Young, Murphy, Petrasso, O’Neil
Goals: Hoilett 78 (unassisted)
Blackpool: Gilks 7; McMahon 6, Cathcart 6, Mackenzie 7, Robinson 6; Foley 5, Basham 5 (Bishop 55, 6), Perkins 6, Halliday 6 (Martinez 82, -); Goodwillie 6 Vellios 6 (Barkhuizen 67, 6)
Subs not used: Haroun, McGahey, Grandin, Earnshaw
Goals: Goodwillie 9 (assisted Halliday)
Bookings: Basham 34 (foul)
Referee – Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire) 8 Not a referee fondly remembered by many QPR fans from our previous time in this league, and somewhat generous with David Perkins during the first half, but overall he was fine with few major incidents or talking points to deal with.
There was also a change to the advertised match official with Cambridgeshire’s Kevin Wright replaced by Yorkshire’s Carl Boyeson – a man who infuriated QPR fans with his last display in one of our games at Barnsley a couple of seasons ago.
Lee Cook’s first involvement was rather more productive. A bad foul by Ashley Richards on Ramage wide on the right drew the first yellow card of the game from Carl Boyeson and gave Cook a chance to launch an inswinging free kick into the penalty area where Matt Connolly flicked it on towards goal but the ball flashed a yard or so wide of the far post.
Rangers had the perfect chance to win the game five minutes from time. Vine launched a speculative shot on goal from fully 25 yards which was clearly blocked right on the edge of the area by Ashley Williams with both hands up above his head. You don’t often see them given but Mr Boyeson blew straight away for the free kick and presented Adel Taarabt with a chance to continue his fine recent goal scoring form from the set piece. Swansea packed the penalty area, and QPR added Antonio German to the substantial eight man wall – it was German the ball hit on the feet on the way through, sending it spinning into the sky and onto the head of Matt Connolly who stuck the ball into the empty net only to turn in despair and see the linesman flagging for offside. The official on the Ellerslie Road side of the ground had given some odd decisions in the second half – two offside calls against German had to be seen to be believed – but I think he got that one right.
Swansea had been marginally the better side in the first half, and completely in control at the start of the second, but the accusations about Paulo Sousa’s negative tactics are bound to rise again across the QPR message boards in the wake of the last half an hour. Swansea went away from doing everything that got them into the winning position – Dyer stopped receiving the ball and hurting Hill, Kuqi, having been a clear and obvious man of the match for the first hour or so, totally disappeared from the game and the Swans retreated deeper and deeper, and engaged in increasingly blatant time wasting tactics. Williams, on a booking, was lucky to escape a sending off as he blatantly ran the clock down from numerous throw ins. Sousa spent much of his pre-match build up slating the tactics employed by Neil Warnock – it’s really hard to see how he can throw stones around in house as well glazed as his.
Referee Boyeson added four minutes to the end of the game, and infuriated the home side by pulling them back for a free kick in their own half when a basic advantage would have given Vine a chance to run one on one against Tate, but in fairness it was the only genuine mistake I could recall from the match official all day.
QPR: Ikeme 7, Ramage 6, Gorkss 5, Connolly 6, Hill 5, Ephraim 6 (Vine 72, 6),Faurlin 8, Leigertwood 7, Buzsaky 6 (Cook 58, 7), Taarabt 6, Priskin 4 (German 58, 7)
Subs Not Used: Cerny, Balanta, Brown, Oastler
Goals: German 76 (assisted Vine)
Swansea: De Vries 6, Rangel 6, Williams 6, Tate 7, Richards 6, Cotterill 6 (Van der Gun 66, 6), Gower 7 (Beattie 89, -), Britton 6, Bauza 6, Dyer 8 (Butler 84, -), Kuqi 7.
Subs Not Used: Cornell, Pratley, Pintado, Trundle
Booked: Richards (foul)
Goals: Dyer 57 (assisted Bauzer)
Referee: Carl Boyeson (E Yorkshire) 7 Hard to think of a decision he got wrong apart from the failure to play a clear advantage in stoppage time. Points come off for failing to clamp down on blatant time wasting from Swansea that actually started before half time with the score still 0-0, and for the performance of the linesman on the Ellerslie Road side who seemed to get the disallowed goal decision right, but gave some really perplexing offsides against both teams apart from that.
The first ten minutes of the game resembled a set piece training session with local boy Carl Boyeson awarding Barnsley eight free kicks in and around the penalty area one after the other. As soon as QPR cleared the ball he had the whistle back in his mouth. Of course some of the decisions were correct but I'd say half or more were soft, Barnsley players hitting the deck very easily, or just plain wrong.
Richards was also on the end of two nasty fouls from Bolder and Timoska, Brian Howard also felt the tough side of Bolder's studs early on. It seemed like Rangers were keen to stamp their mark on the game but with Mr Boyeson keen to massage his ego and sense of self importance by awarding as many free kicks as he could manage without running out of breath that wasn't the best ploy. After 15 minutes of persecuting QPR he then set about redressing the balance with numerous questionable decisions in our favour including a number of free kicks in favour of Blackstock when it appeared from our vantage point that Dexter had often gone down rather too easily under minimal contact.
It seemed as though a first half with plenty of endeavour but a distinct lack of quality would get the half time deadlock it deserved but deep into added time a cross from Hassell found Richards all alone in the penalty area. The linesman kept his flag down and Richards had all the time he needed to finish the chance.
He looked offside to me, and to be frank the linesman's judgement seemed about as reliable as those rope bridges that Indiana Jones always ends up stuck on two thirds of the way through the film. One memorable moment in the first half saw a mishit cross from Hassell fly so far out of play that Royce had to turn around and look towards the away end to keep his eye on it and yet when it curled back and landed on the byline he just shook his head and waved play on.
The linesman was left in no doubt of the visiting supporters' feelings as he left the pitch by the tunnel right next to the away end at half time.
QPR continued to press and seemed to step up a gear when Gregory switched Cook to the right and Smith to the left. Barnsley's first booking came when Paul Furlong turned his man on the halfway line and raced towards the goal with little opposition between him and Colgan and plenty of support. He made it to the edge of the area before being chopped down by Togwell, the former Crystal Palace man, who was booked. From the free kick the ball was shifted for Furlong but there were too many red shirts between him and the goal and the ball was blocked away.
Dexter Blackstock headed a cross from Timoska straight at Colgan but the key moment of the second half came just past the hour mark. A deep cross to the back post from Cook looked to have too much purchase on it but Blackstock made it his and headed the ball down into the six yard box. With Smith and Furlong waiting for the tap in Kay stuck out an arm and blocked the ball in the goalmouth before clearing. The players, bench and supporters appealed as one, it was blatant, and yet Mr Boyeson just waved it away. Moments like this in games like these decide seasons - I was going to say he might have worried about his car's safety in the face of 400 irate QPR fans but he probably walked to the ground from his house anyway.
Barnsley: Colgan 7, Hassell 6, Reid 6, Togwell 6, Richards 7, Howard, 8, Kay 6 (K Reid 74, 7), Eckersley 6, Nardiello 6, Devaney 7, McCann 6
Subs: Lucas, Coulson, Atkinson, Mattis
Scorers: Richards 45, Howard 90
Bookings: Togwell (foul), Richards (time wasting)
QPR: Royce 6, Rehman 5 (Nygaard 85, -), Bolder 6, Lomas 6 (Ainsworth 74, 5), Cook 7, Stewart 6, Timoska 6, Furlong 5 (Jones 70, 5), Blackstock 7, Smith 5, Mancienne 6
Subs not used: Cole, Kanyuka
Bookings: Timoska (shirt pulling), Mancienne (foul)
Ref: C Boyeson (Yorkshire) 2 - And they just keep coming - tin pot official for two tin pot teams. Criminally bad at his job. Assisted by some fat bloke seemingly dragged in off the street at a moment's notice and handed a flag with no knowledge of the rules at all.
Prior to that he was in charge of a 4-2 home defeat by Ipswich in December 2004 when Paul Furlong scored two exceptional goals.
Boyeson has had nine appointments so far this season, producing his first red card so far at Sheff Utd 5 Notts County 1 last time out. He’s shown 20 yellow cards so far, with 11 of them coming in two games – Bolton v Forest and Rochdale v Burton.
Last season he refereed 33 games with a standard five red cards, and below-average 93 yellows shown. His biggest haul in a single game was six yellows at Brentford v Bolton towards the end of the season – perhaps he just doesn’t like Bolton much.
His last Birmingham match was certainly eventful. Trailing 2-1 at Middlesbrough in April 2014, the Blues found themselves facing nine men after two quick-fire red cards in the final ten minutes for the hosts. Remarkably, the nine men added a third goal and won 3-1.
Championship >>> Lee Mason’s weekly escape from Theme Hospital is taking him to the Championship more than the Premier League of late, and he’s at Bristol City v Forest on Friday night this week. Stuart Attwell has Preston v Coventry.
League Two >>> Trevor Kettle has Wimbledon v Morecambe.
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