Craig Thomson matches

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Date
2007-06-13
Match
Israel u21-Belgium u21
 
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Result
0 - 1
Referee decisions
Yellow
3 - 7
Red
0 - 1
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
5
6.8
Members:
4.5
6.2
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
5.0
Control: He lost it with his first booking: it was not the right moment yet
5.0
Calls: Propably only the second booking of Fellaini was incorrect, but the impact was too big.
4.0
Neutrality: There was only one team getting advantage of Thomsons decisions.
6.0
Style: The good thing: If he was nervous, he didn't show it
5.0
General assessment
He made some unlucky decisions with too much impact, because it almost sent the Belgians home. But let's be fair on him and let's give him another chance. 
Reports for this match (1)
1) report by eugene
4.0
Control: no control
4.0
Calls: bad bad bad. pulled 11 cards out of his bottomless pocket.
6.0
Neutrality: bad both ways
4.0
Style: no style
4.5
General assessment
sent a player off for nothing. made a mess. no benefit of no doubt for this guy. don't want to see him again
Craig Thomson matches
'17-09-04 Montenegro - Romania (1 - 0)'17-08-17 Ajax - Rosenborg (0 - 1)'17-06-04 Ireland - Uruguay (3 - 1)'17-03-09 Celta de Vigo - Kuban Krasnodar (2 - 1)'16-12-06 Dynamo Kyiv - Besiktas (6 - 0)'16-11-01 Atlético de Madrid - Rostov (2 - 1)'16-10-07 Netherlands - Belarus (4 - 1)'16-09-27 Kobenhavn - Club Brugge (4 - 0)'16-08-24 Salzburg - Dinamo Zagreb (1 - 2)'16-03-29 France - Russia (4 - 2)'16-02-18 Marseille - Athletic Bilbao (0 - 1)'15-12-08 Galatasaray - Astana (1 - 1)'15-10-21 Juventus - Borussia Mönchengladbach (0 - 0)'15-10-08 Romania - Finland (1 - 1)'15-09-16 Valencia - Zenit (2 - 3)'15-08-18 BATE - Partizan (1 - 0)'15-06-14 Lithuania - Switzerland (1 - 2)'15-03-12 Club Brugge - Besiktas (2 - 1)'14-11-25 Sporting - Maribor (3 - 1)'14-11-06 Feyenoord - Rijeka (2 - 0)'14-10-01 Ludogorets Razgrad - Real Madrid (1 - 2)'14-09-08 Ukraine - Slovakia (0 - 1)'14-08-20 Standard - Zenit (0 - 1)'14-03-20 Anzhi - AZ (0 - 0)'14-02-20 Chornomorets - Lyon (0 - 0)'13-11-27 PSG - Olympiakos (2 - 1)'13-11-08 Nigeria u17 - Mexico u17 (3 - 0)'13-10-29 Morocco u17 - Cote d'Ivoire u17 (1 - 2)'13-10-20 Uruguay u17 - Cote d'Ivoire u17 (1 - 1)'13-09-18 Austria Wien - Porto (0 - 1)'13-08-29 Pasching - Estoril (1 - 2)'13-08-14 Belgium - France (0 - 0)'13-04-09 Dortmund - Malaga (3 - 2)'13-02-20 AC Milan - Barcelona (2 - 0)'12-12-04 PSG - Porto (2 - 1)'12-11-08 Kobenhavn - VfB Stuttgart (0 - 2)'12-10-23 BATE - Valencia (0 - 3)'12-10-16 Romania - Netherlands (1 - 4)'12-09-07 Finland - France (0 - 1)'12-08-29 Dynamo Kyiv - Borussia Mönchengladbach (1 - 2)'12-06-16 Czech Republic - Poland (1 - 0)'12-06-13 Denmark - Portugal (2 - 3)'12-04-19 Atlético de Madrid - Valencia (4 - 2)'12-03-08 Twente - Schalke 04 (1 - 0)'12-02-14 Leverkusen - Barcelona (1 - 3)'11-11-23 Shakhtar - Porto (0 - 2)'11-10-19 Leverkusen - Valencia (2 - 1)'11-10-11 France - Bosnia-Herzegovina (1 - 1)'11-09-27 CSKA Moskva - Internazionale (2 - 3)'11-09-02 Israel - Greece (0 - 1)'11-08-23 Villarreal - OB (3 - 0)'11-05-25 Wales - Scotland (1 - 3)'11-05-24 Ireland - Northern Ireland (5 - 0)'11-04-28 Benfica - Braga (2 - 1)'11-04-06 Barcelona - Shakhtar (5 - 1)'11-03-26 Armenia - Russia (0 - 0)'11-03-20 Celtic - Glasgow Rangers (1 - 2)'11-02-17 Sevilla FC - Porto (1 - 2)'11-01-02 Glasgow Rangers - Celtic (0 - 2)'10-11-23 Ajax - Real Madrid (0 - 4)'10-11-02 Benfica - Lyon (4 - 3)'10-10-12 Italy - Serbia (- - -)'10-09-28 Basel - Bayern Munich (1 - 2)'10-08-24 Anderlecht - Partizan (2 - 2)'10-04-01 Valencia - Atlético de Madrid (2 - 2)'10-03-11 Panathinaikos - Standard (1 - 3)'10-03-03 France - Spain (0 - 2)'09-11-25 Bayern Munich - Maccabi Haifa (1 - 0)'09-11-03 Marseille - Zurich (6 - 1)'09-10-20 Debrecen - Fiorentina (3 - 4)'09-10-14 Andorra - Ukraine (0 - 6)'09-10-04 Glasgow Rangers - Celtic (2 - 1)'09-09-15 Atlético de Madrid - APOEL (0 - 0)'09-08-27 Villarreal - NAC (6 - 1)'09-07-28 Anderlecht - Sivasspor (5 - 0)'09-04-01 Austria - Romania (2 - 1)'09-03-19 Braga - PSG (0 - 1)'09-02-26 Galatasaray - Bordeaux (4 - 3)'08-12-04 Lech Poznan - Deportivo La Coruna (1 - 1)'08-10-23 Kobenhavn - Saint-Etienne (1 - 3)'08-09-16 Werder Bremen - Anorthosis (0 - 0)'08-09-06 Spain - Bosnia-Herzegovina (1 - 0)'08-08-13 Partizan - Fenerbahce SK (2 - 2)'08-03-06 Leverkusen - Hamburger SV (1 - 0)'07-11-29 AEK - Fiorentina (1 - 1)'07-10-24 Rosenborg - Valencia (2 - 0)'07-10-04 Standard - Zenit (1 - 1)'07-08-30 Germany u17 - USA u17 (2 - 1)'07-08-26 Colombia u17 - Ghana u17 (1 - 2)'07-08-22 Syria u17 - Spain u17 (1 - 2)'07-08-19 Nigeria u17 - France u17 (2 - 1)'07-06-17 Italy u21 - Czech Republic u21 (3 - 1)• '07-06-13 Israel u21 - Belgium u21 (0 - 1)'07-06-02 Latvia - Spain (0 - 2)'07-02-14 AEK - PSG (0 - 2)'06-12-13 Palermo - Celta de Vigo (1 - 1)'06-10-15 Finland - Armenia (1 - 0)'06-10-07 Belgium u21 - Bulgaria u21 (1 - 1)'06-09-14 Liberec - Crvena Zvezda (2 - 0)'06-09-05 Portugal u21 - Poland u21 (2 - 0)'06-08-02 Vålerenga - Mlada Boleslav (2 - 2)'06-03-01 France - Slovakia (1 - 2)'05-10-22 Ukraine u19 - Serbia u19 (0 - 2)'05-07-27 Dudelange F91 - Rapid Wien (1 - 6)'05-07-16 Young Boys - Marseille (2 - 3)'04-10-08 Israel u21 - Switzerland u21 (1 - 1)'04-09-08 Faroe Islands - France (0 - 2)'04-07-24 Spartak Moskva - Villarreal (2 - 2)'04-07-14 Flora Tallinn - Gorica (2 - 4)'04-02-18 Northern Ireland - Norway (1 - 4)'03-09-09 Luxembourg u21 - Bosnia-Herzegovina u21 (0 - 1)
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Dating

not able to cope with a different kind of play

UEFA EURO 2007 U21 group stage:
Israel u21 - Belgium u21, 0 - 1. Abe Lenstra, Heerenveen, Netherlands, 2007-06-13

There were two different kinds of teams in the field, showing two different kinds of play during this match. Most of the Belgians were two meters high with long legs and in a big hurry to score a goal. The Israeli's in general were one head shorter, they had shorter legs and were often a little bit too slow. From the beginning this resulted in a lot of tumbling and half fouls.

why
In the tenth minute Thomson decided it was time for a mark. He booked the Belgian player Fellanini for a foul already made a couple of times by other players. Instead of bringing control this booking made the game more restless. A lot of players wanting to make a mark as well. A nice base for a refereeing disaster. More shouting and more useless jumping occured. More fouls were made and although most of these fouls were correctly noticed most of the bookings were for Belgians. All in all it slowed the game down favoring the Israelis. In the twenty first minute Thomson saw a second foul by Fellanini. I don't think it was a foul, but it occurred right in front of Thomson. Thomson didn't think twice and decided to give Fellaini his second booking. A wrong decision. If it was a foul, it was not worth a booking and certainly not a red card. It spoilt the game. Thomson tried to repair it a couple of times by trying to favour the Belgians. They didn't allow it, they were mad and acting like little red devils, frustrated youngsters not able to cope with a setback.

devils
It was a terrible match to watch. You almost start believing in little devils, because the Belgians scored just before closing time.

From our reporter: Karl Muller