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[Albion] Chelsea vs Brighton & Hove Albion *** Official Match Thread ***


Well-known member
Apr 13, 2016
The FA and officials have completely ruined fans enjoyment of games. This afternoon has been atrocious. If we are going by the rules laid out Caicedo goes for a 2nd yellow, there's no penalty as no clear and obvious error & we get a corner for the Colwill incident. We had a cracking second half and have been robbed once again. I really feel for the players and fans who went through that in person.
It's really is hard to believe there is no corruption, there is certainly a bias towards the teams with the money. I think it is only a matter if time until a fan loses it, jumps the barriers and gives these corrupt officials a piece of their mind.
Everyone knows there has always been a bias, but this season has shown it more than ever. Its so hard to take when we've watched this club grow from nothing.
Thanks for taking the enjoyment out of football the FA, you really are a bunch of self-righteous twunts. Webb can save his voice, it's all bloody meaningless.
I think if Roberto leaves us, it will be down to the corruption that exists within the league. It makes me sick.


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NSC Licker Extraordinaire
Aug 25, 2011
Withdean area
There are about 5 people who post on NSC who do that.

For the rest of us we shrug and move on :shrug:

The NSC anti-ref/VAR cohort after a loss is vast and it drags on for a week.

Luckily I'm with you. The Ignore Thread facility is a :rave:Godsend:rave: , thank you @Bozza, a click swipes the new threads out of sight ad infinitum.

Joey Jo Jo Jr. Shabadoo

Waxing chumps like candles since ‘75
Oct 4, 2003
No thats wrong surley.
The game stops at the penalty incident, in this case the "handball" by Levi. As the game has stopped what happened to the ball after it hit Colwill is no longer relevant. Once the ref over-turns his penalty decision (not that anyone seems to have seen him give it, but that is another argument all together) then the game has to re-start with a drop ball.


Well-known member
Dec 15, 2018
I sometimes find it comical when people say the Premier League is the "best league in the world" when the refereeing is so, so bad.
I think it's the best, and most competitive top flight league. But the current referees are atrocious and shouldn't be anywhere near this league.

The leagues call for respect, but at some point they need to understand, you cant respect incompetence.

Garry Nelson's Left Foot

Well-known member
Jul 7, 2003
Didn’t see the incident properly. Did the ref award a penalty and then VAR overturn it? If so, did the ref really award the penalty quickly enough that the ball hadn’t gone out for a corner by the time he blew his whistle?

If the above is how it happened, I get that the rules have been followed properly but still it seems massively unfair to not get the corner.
Apparently if VAR overturn a refs onfield decision the game has to be restarted with a drop ball so although he gave the penalty after the ball had gone off the pitch we couldn't get the corner. So the ref f***ed us over with his shit penalty call! Sometimes you just cant get a break...


Well-known member
Dec 18, 2017
Spank the Manc
f***ed up refereeing is so much the norm now that I just feel apathetic at this point to it. Nothing ever changes.

Went into the match expecting a loss given how few players are left and how knackered they must be.

And it was a loss, but with a brave performance and more threat going forward than we've shown for a while.

That's the best Mitoma's played for months, João Pedro was a threat and Baleba played well in the middle. Ferguson still in a bit of a dip though and someone needs to give Adingra the instruction that he can take a shot on rather than squaring it every time.

Harry Wilson's tackle

Harry Wilson's Tackle
NSC Licker Extraordinaire
Oct 8, 2003
The NSC anti-ref/VAR cohort after a loss is vast and it drags on for a week.

Luckily I'm with you. The Ignore Thread facility is a :rave:Godsend:rave: , thank you @Bozza, a click swipes the new threads out of sight ad infinitum.
Well....I don't see it, so perhaps the Great Conspiracy theorists are already on my little list. ???

The bottom line is that we were given a lifeline ( at 2 -0) by a valid sending-off, yet we failed to capitalise on it for an entire 45 mins.
Their iffy penalty was the nail in the coffin, as I couldn't really see us coming back to score a further 2 goals.
At least it wasn't the thumping than many here expected, but we certainly had a chance to salvage a point....possibly more.
Errr. we did come back and score 2 goals...


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Feb 12, 2005
Was the decision changed? Pawson said no handball. VAR said check it, which he did, but confirmed it wasn’t a handball.
According to Warren he was pointing to the spot

Paulie Gualtieri

Bada Bing
NSC Licker Extraordinaire
May 8, 2018
Let’s be honest, it was a lot closer than most of us thought pre match

Thursday night hang over as seen elsewhere in the league today with the exception of a late Liverpool winner.

On to Brentford


Well-known member
Apr 19, 2023
We cannot let Brentford overtake us on Wednesday, really need to win against them to separate the gap again.

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