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Fergie Time and the allocation of additional time: evidence from the English Premier League 2009 to 2013
Butler, Robert; Butler, David
This paper examines the impartiality of referee decision making when applying Law 7 of FIFA's Laws of the Game. We investigate decision making relating to the allocation of additional time for 1,515 English Premier League matches from 2009 to 2013. The research finds no evidence of home favoritism and limited evidence of a bias towards "big" clubs, a phenomenon commonly known as Fergie Time. However, an examination of close matches finds Fergie Time is not present, suggesting its ability to alter tight matches is negligible.
Keyword(s): Additional time; Favoritism; Referee decision making; Sports officials; Decision making; Favoritism (Personnel management); Time management; F.A. Premier League
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Cork
Citation(s): Butler, R. and Butler, D. (2017) 'Fergie Time and the Allocation of Additional Time: Evidence from the English Premier League 2009 to 2013', International Journal of Sport Finance, 12(3), pp. 185-203.
Publisher(s): Fitness Information Technology, FIT Publishing
File Format(s): application/pdf
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