Rate The Ref: Anthony Backhouse V Halifax
After the success of the first 'Rate The Ref' V Grimsby Town we decided to run it for the 5-1 defeat away at FC Halifax Town too.The referee for this game was Anthony Backhouse.
The lowest rating he received was 2/10 and this was given to him by BrownImp and here's what he said: 'Probably a penalty, but I've seen players get away with tackles like that loads of times. I don't see how he can justify the red-card - it wasn't a clear goal scoring opportunity, and it wasn't violent or using excessive force.'
The highest rating was 9/10 and this was given to him by Kingearls and this is what he said: 'for me he was spot on with the red and I thought he got the rest right. You can't two foot someone, and for the record I was in line with his block so couldn't have had a better view'
The average rating for Anthony Backhouse was 5.17.Here's some more of the comments:JT_LCFC:
'Fans I have spoken too have said Power flew in two footed - sounds awfully risky.'CrazyTuba:
'I will give 3/10...thought it was a penalty but was never a red card...killed the game'BongoChrist:
'Defo red, two footed studs showing lunge.
The ref wanted to even it up but couldn't because we were so abysmal.
'Don't agree with the comments with regard to the challenge. Nothing dangerous in it in my view. Both Skeggyimp and I commented "Great tackle" when Power went in. It was a hard challenge but a fair one. So no, shouldn't have been a penalty and therefore the red card was just stabbing the corpse. Apart from that thought the ref had a reasonable game. Having said that this one really poor decision put the game to bed to be honest. So 5/10.'joshimp7:
'I think 5/10 too because he did make some good calls and some not so good.'impsimps:
'Never a pen or a red card - end of.'Rate The Ref - Chris Kavanagh V Grimsby.