2010-10-20 by adir
Referee and assistants
Coming January Mr. collum will celebrate his 32nd birthday - a young lad indeed, compared to some veterans who haven`t yet experienced a CL match (it was Collum`s second this season). And as his looks are also of a youngster (though balding), it wasn`t easy for him to stamp his authority on the Schalke players. Sometimes players argued with him, he turned a blind eye to Raul blocking an Hapoel free kick while being much less than 9.15 m from the ball when the kick was taken (41`), etc. His foul calls and non-calls are also to be improved, Assistant referee, Mr. Drummond made some mistakes, especially not contributing to the flow of the game by raising his flag for fouls, thus prohibiting the player and team from getting an advantage without game stoppage (for instance minutes 67 and 72 - in the second case, Mr. Collum preferred the advantage rule and didn`t blow his whistle). No grudges about Mr Sorbie`s assistance.