Here’s a crack at keeping a running tally. I’m open to persuasion (and for that matter bribery) but please be advised this is a kangaroo court in which I’m the (hanging) judge and jury. Everyone: have I missed any wrong decisions that would have affected outcomes, or failed to keep a fair tally in other ways? Depending on how this goes, I may just limit the gift tracker to the top six or so as I’m unlikely to watch other games. THROUGH WEEK 7: Man U +5 Liverpool +3 Chelsea +2 West Brom +2 Arsenal +1 Aston Villa -1 West Ham -1 Palace -1 Sunderland -1 Southampton -2 Bournemouth -3 SUMMARY: Week 9: "Southampton's first goal was offside, so their draw should go to Leicester. West Brom's goal against Sunderland was at least two fouls, if not also a handball, so the 1-0 should become a 0-0." PNP's quote Week 7: Three goals that should have been disallowed would not have affected Spurs win against City. There aren’t any other gifts I’m aware of. Week 6: Man U’s first goal in a 3-2 win versus Southampton was offsides. Southampton should have had a pen. So the officials gave Man U all three points that should have been Southampton’s. Diego Costa should have been sent off versus Arsenal for a slap to the face. It seems to me a 10 vs. 10 game was likeliest to end in a draw, so I say Chelsea got a two point gift. Week 4-5: No gifts I saw. Week 3: The refs had a good week, or a lucky one. Two razor thin offsides calls were correct and a confusing foulfest in Spurs’ box seems not to have been a pen by rule. Week 2: Liverpool got a wrongly allowed goal from Bentecke. Bournemouth had a legitimate goal chalked off and got the short end of a number of other decisions. Coquelin should have been sent off for a second yellow card for a clear pullback of a player on his way to racing past him. Without Coquelin, it’s unlikely Arsenal would have gotten the winner. I didn’t see it, but BlueandWhite says Kasper should have been sent off before Leicester scored the winner against West Ham. I also didn’t see it, but PNP says Aston Villa were denied a clear pen against Man U. Week 1: No wrong calls affecting points, I think. PROCEDURES, CAVEATS, ETC. (ALSO DEBATABLE) The idea is to post when you think officials have gifted teams points. Ideally, posters will either name the number of points the officials have gifted a particular team, and why you think that is, or discuss someone else’s opinion. The idea is to have some sort of record of how officials’ bad decisions affect teams’ fortunes this year. *** Incidentally, to avoid what I’ve found to be rather tiresome rehashing of certain points. I think everyone understands: Opinions are subjective (but debates on substance, in other words whether decisions are right or wrong, and how corrected calls would have affected outcomes, are welcome) We’ll all tend to have our club lenses on The Time Machine thing--you can only say, at best, what seems the most likely outcome if a decision were corrected. It may very well be that Arsenal would have scored with ten men, likelier that Palace would have grabbed the winner, but likeliest, IMO, it would have ended 1-1.