PULIS WANTS DECISION REVIEWED
Tony Pulis has tried to get hold of the DVD footage of the game against Sunderland so that he can send it to the FA to review, and hopefully prove that the referee’s decision to send off Robert Huth with a red card was the wrong decision.
Robert was issued a red card despite the fact that he backed out of the tackle, which has angered the Stoke City boss enough to take this matter up to the governing body and authorities. TV replays seem to suggest that Pulis is right, and that the decision was very harsh given the amount of contact.
Pulis believes that referees should be consistent, which is his main gripe. Even throughout just the Sunderland match then the referee struggled to give the same punishement for similar offences – at one point the ref would come up with a certain decision and the very next moment they change it for something else.
Pulis believes that he needs to do something constructive to try and help referees become more consistent, and getting Robert Huth to be proved innocent by sending the footage to the higher officials is one way of doing this.
Pulis has mentioned that he will be putting together a compilation which will be sent to the FA and the Premier League to make them aware of the inconsistencies and also ensure that they get improved in due course.
It would be great if he got feedback regarding this incident as losing players like Robert Huth in the middle of a game for no reason whatsoever is quite a big injustice for the team as a whole.
Meanwhile, being left out of the hectic February schedule may pay dividends for Huth and the German national side. The Deutsche are one of the top Euro 2012 betting tips, and with key players like Robert Huth getting a bit of a break from the intense run of matches in the New Year, they may well be fresher at Euro 2012.
According to betfair.com, Germany are the second-favourites to win the tournament, which is being held in neighbouring Poland and Ukraine.