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I was going to start the official Final thread and put this there. But I think news of this magnitude deserves its own thread.
He could have sent them off. The lack of control Howard had was because he bottled doing his job.I don't entirely blame Howard Webb as his performance was sullied by the unexpected thuggery of the Dutch team. I do however believe that our referees are favoured out of sympathy to make us believe we still contribute to worldwide football.
Yes, so many substitutions and goals in stoppage time, which they're supposed to add another 30 seconds for and the whistle has gone on the dot of the originally allotted stoppage time.That's been a theme throughout. Whatever has gone up on the board seems to have been played regardless of events during injury time. Makes me think there was some sort of directive around it, which is odd.
But other than that, the officiating has been excellent.