Media Bias

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Totti

Chess extraordinaire
Wasn't he also the ref that didn't give us a last minute penalty when Son got tripped in the final seconds of our match Vs Liverpool at Wembley earlier this year?
He was yeah.

Did give us a pen away at Burnley last year though, so who knows? Linesman in Liverpool and Chelsea games should have done his job for him.
 
He was yeah.

Did give us a pen away at Burnley last year though, so who knows? Linesman in Liverpool and Chelsea games should have done his job for him.
I know VAR has it set issues but it's things like this that mean it's an absolute must for the future of football. There's too much money and tribalism going on in the game for decisions like these to be left in the hand of a single persons opinion, an opinion that can easily be swayed by bias, hidden agendas or bribery.

Not saying he was bribed or anything but do you honestly think if a ref was offered £1m for a relegation survival game that would see a club go from being Park Lane to Brick Lane if they won/ lost he wouldn't get tempted? Too many risk factors involved with Premier League money these days to leave things in the hands of someone basing all of his decisions on opinion
 
April 2017 vs Woolwich.....33 home games ago

In the last two seasons we are the only PL team not to have a penalty at home, including all those who have been promoted or relegated

Palace - 10
Brighton - 9
City, Everton, Utd - 7
Woolwich, Leicester - 6
I know this lack of love for the club from the media is seen as a bit of a joke by us, and we like the underdog tag.

However is it possible given the general stupidity that seems to surround football (rival fans, managers such as Warnock, pundits like Sutton, refs such as yesterday) that the negative light and way we're talked about is manifesting itself in unfavourable decisions, circumstances, etc?
 
April 2017 vs Woolwich.....33 home games ago

In the last two seasons we are the only PL team not to have a penalty at home, including all those who have been promoted or relegated

Palace - 10
Brighton - 9
City, Everton, Utd - 7
Woolwich, Leicester - 6
Wow that is actually remarkable. I wonder if it's because of how we play, the lack of trickery like others have in the for, of Zaha etc or something deeper than that. Either way amazing stat thanks for sharing
 
Piss off. Who the fuck cares what Lineker, Caragher, Durham, Neville, Souness, etc. etc, think? We keep winning then so what the media think?

Like you (people on a forum), they don't affect the performance on the pitch. Shut the fuck up and support the team, forget the perceived shite/bias from outside!!
I think you're wrong here. The general media narrative and the perception of players and teams has a real-world affect.

If a team goes to Anfield, they're half beat before they step on the pitch because everyone keeps telling you how formidable they are.

As for referees we see the same; look at Bale for example. He would regularly get booked for diving when he'd clearly been clattered - the refs had the "Bale's a diver" rhetoric firmly in their minds. So they're calling Spurs divers recently... lo and behold, our guys are getting booked when tripped.

The game is played by, and officiated by, humans who are just as susceptible to media chatter as anyone's else; to dismiss that would be foolish.
 

Airfixx

Swollen Member
I think you're wrong here. The general media narrative and the perception of players and teams has a real-world affect.

If a team goes to Anfield, they're half beat before they step on the pitch because everyone keeps telling you how formidable they are.

As for referees we see the same; look at Bale for example. He would regularly get booked for diving when he'd clearly been clattered - the refs had the "Bale's a diver" rhetoric firmly in their minds. So they're calling Spurs divers recently... lo and behold, our guys are getting booked when tripped.

The game is played by, and officiated by, humans who are just as susceptible to media chatter as anyone's else; to dismiss that would be foolish.
Also see: Leicester 'Fairytale'.
 
I know this lack of love for the club from the media is seen as a bit of a joke by us, and we like the underdog tag.

However is it possible given the general stupidity that seems to surround football (rival fans, managers such as Warnock, pundits like Sutton, refs such as yesterday) that the negative light and way we're talked about is manifesting itself in unfavourable decisions, circumstances, etc?
That’s exactly what is happening and the media knows it works, hence why they do it.

Also, I do believe corruption exists as well, especially after that game yesterday with Oliver and the offside decision with Origi with Liverpool where the linesman is looking directly at it and he isn’t even close to being onside.

That is proof right there that either bias or corruption exists as far as I am concerned.
 
I think you're wrong here. The general media narrative and the perception of players and teams has a real-world affect.

If a team goes to Anfield, they're half beat before they step on the pitch because everyone keeps telling you how formidable they are.

As for referees we see the same; look at Bale for example. He would regularly get booked for diving when he'd clearly been clattered - the refs had the "Bale's a diver" rhetoric firmly in their minds. So they're calling Spurs divers recently... lo and behold, our guys are getting booked when tripped.

The game is played by, and officiated by, humans who are just as susceptible to media chatter as anyone's else; to dismiss that would be foolish.
There is a bloke over on that shithole spurscommunity, I forget his name but he is a mod but all he ever does is defend the media and tell everyone they are mad for believing that corruption exists in football or that bias exists.

Not sure if he himself is involved in the media in some way or if he is just an ignorant cock, probably the latter.
 
Here is my complaint to the BBC regarding their terrible MOTD 2 review of the Leicester match.
On Sunday 10th, Spurs had one of of the worst refereeing performances this season with again Tottenham getting players booked for simulation. BBC decided to agree with this even though in their replay it shows contact made. They then failed to look at Leicester's penalty which Madison clearly puts his leg out much further than where the ball was - by not analysing this they imply the referee was correct. Madison had been 'diving' all day which was shown in your brief highlights on 2 occasions before the penalty. None of what manager Pochettino said after this match was played, because the BBC are anti-Tottenham or their programme makers are. He said Oliver (the ref) had done this before vs Liverpool and he did not like how Spurs are being singled out for such punishment. The FA, PL, and Sky are against Tottenham but it shows so are the BBC in this type of disgraceful coverage. A few days before they failed to look at Kocieny's clear handball and then he pretended it hit him in the groin and started acting. I would suggest your programme makers support certain teams which are hostile to Spurs, and favourable to Woolwich. Whatever happened to the BBC's impartiality??
I think all Spurs fans who are bothered should also complain on BBC's website regarding their bias against Tottenham.
 
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