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A-League video refs gets Holland support

AAP logoAAP 21/11/2016 Steve Larkin

Video referees in the A-League has won support from travelled Adelaide United midfielder James Holland.

Holland's Reds were among a host of clubs impacted by refereeing decisions in a controversial round seven of the A-League.

"Match officials are going to make mistakes, like footballers," Holland told reporters on Monday.

"Whether they are held accountable or not, that is up to the referees association.

"It's disappointing when those mistakes effect the outcome of a game."

Adelaide's loss to Perth was among four fixtures influenced by referee decisions.

"For us, we have had a few situations this season that have effected the outcome of the game, maybe it's time for a video referee for the big decisions," Holland said.

"Maybe that could be a possible solution to also help the referees and also help us.

"I felt like the referee was blowing for a lot of soft fouls on the weekend. It was how he decided to referee the game which is OK.

"But obviously potentially that built up frustration within the team and a few big decisions didn't go our way."

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