I despair in Main Discussion - Norwich City Posted February 20 3 hours ago, Chelm Canary said: The Alison incident suddenly chucking the ball when he was yards outside the box was laughable. Mike Dean wanted things to go to plan and that was a bigger club getting the decisions. A smaller club has less people to moan so best do what is expected. I was good friends a while back with the brother of a referee named Michael Ryan. He ref'd a game I went to at Bramall Lane in Feb 2003. In that game Norwich won 1-0 and he sent off two Blades players. There was carnage in the home stands towards him. My friend told me that afterwards, instead of being in the post-match lounge, referee Ryan was escorted by Police to his car promptly after full-time and immediately left. It's pretty unfair to accuse refs of conscious bias towards home teams.