Scottish Referees to Strike

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#4
Celtic FC have apparently welcomed the strike as they say it will mean an enquiry by EUFA. What a joke, one of the drivers for this is Celtic FC writing to anyone that will listen and complaining about every decision that goes against them. As for Lennon - ban the cnut for a whole season - if he can't show any respect for authority, treat him like any other hooligan and ban from the ground.
 
#5
The simple solution to the abuse the ref gets lies in his back pocket.

Send players off for dissent and teams will rapidly wise up and shut up.

They have the power. Use it.
 
#6
The simple fact of the matter is that Lennon was the 984th choice for the cellick job.

Therefore he cannot handle the magnitude of the role and his response to things not going his way is to lash out and blame officialdom.
 
#8
It never fails to amaze,go to Twickenham watch a 5 foot **** all referee control 2 teams of 'knuckle draggers' partaking in 'the hooligans game played by gentlemen',his word is final,yes there is dissent,there may even be a discussion between the ref,and a player,but you never get the whole team around the ref doing an 'italian'.

Go and watch any Football match,and you can guarantee that 80% of all decisions taken by the referee will be greeted with shouting and arm waving,by at least half the players in the team,WTF.

The answer is simple,football referees tend to interpret the rule book,to keep the game 'flowing',rugby referees tend not to interpret,but to abide by the rule book,which means that when a decision is made,the players who know the rules,can accept the decision,end off.

So get footy refs to abide by the rules,without any interpretation,see how the poofy little prima donnas like that,eh?;-)
 
#9
Lennon needs to grow the F... up

It's bad enough we have prima donna players without the Managers causing hassle,

Hissy fits aside who does he think he is Fergie?
 
#12
At the professional end of football (feeder leagues into country league upwards)there are still the same amount of laws that you get on Sunday pub football, but what you do not get is a mini encyclopaedia Britannica on "instructions" that each league/cup/whatever committee have decided needs to be followed.

Things like avoid sending off players, the public pay to see them play so do all that you can to keep them on the field of play, things like that, don't follow the "instructions" you can bet you will not be invited back to ref in that league/cup again, it's all politics and money, not got a great deal to do with the laws of football really
 
#13
The answer is simple,football referees tend to interpret the rule book,to keep the game 'flowing',rugby referees tend not to interpret,but to abide by the rule book,which means that when a decision is made,the players who know the rules,can accept the decision,end off.

So get footy refs to abide by the rules,without any interpretation,see how the poofy little prima donnas like that,eh?;-)

In rugby we have 22 laws, a number of age and gender variations, experimental law variations, specific competition variations, and then application guidelines. As a referee as long as you are consistent and your man management is good enough you'll get to the end of the game and both teams should buy you a pint. You can apply your own interpretation on the day, but given there is a specific offence of dissent complete with it's own signal, IRB Laws of Rugby Union 2010, it does make life a little easier.

Football is a little simpler with fewer and more basic rules however according to an international referee I listened to last week there are other things that make life a little more difficult. The players are pretty dense, the managers are not as in control as their title might suggest, they have no meaningful sanctions apart from a red card, and they have clowns like Lennon picking fights as part of an off-pitch agenda. They have virtually no discretion as to how they referee and when they decide to play advantage it can be a double edged sword that will be used to smite them.
 
#14
Going by your avatar I take it you don't support Hibs either :)
AY: Without avoiding the question too much however the 'Old Firm' manages after all the years of History it's had to contend with,

It'll be interesting how this revolves,

Your right I don't follow the Easter Road groupies either & besides i'm more a Rugby fan...
 
#15
Whats it got to do with rugby fans?

The referees in that sport are not much cop either (and theyre wearing all the latest comms and have big screens to help).... I watched a wee bit of the England rugby at the weekend and if the Samoan prop collapsed the scrum once he did it 15 times. Even the commentators were screaming for the ref to take action.

At the end of the day refs in all sports are only human... and we all love to offer our opinions on their decisions.

However, your average Virginia Slim really does believe that the whole world is out to get cellick and thats the problem.
 
#16
The referees are also miked up in football for all the use it does from what i can see.

The players from both sports are also also different in their attitude towards the match officials, in football they challenge almost every decision, right or wrong, in rugby they do not.
 
#17
]Whats it got to do with rugby fans?[/U]
The referees in that sport are not much cop either (and theyre wearing all the latest comms and have big screens to help).... I watched a wee bit of the England rugby at the weekend and if the Samoan prop collapsed the scrum once he did it 15 times. Even the commentators were screaming for the ref to take action.

At the end of the day refs in all sports are only human... and we all love to offer our opinions on their decisions.

However, your average Virginia Slim really does believe that the whole world is out to get cellick and thats the problem.
I tend to follow 'Both' sometimes & as a general Sports fan last time I looked it's allowed!
 
#18
I see they are probably going to bring in referees from foreign countries for the weekend if their is not resolution. I can see it now, all the players being goody two shoes then when the dispute is sorted it will be back to normal players running at and surrounding the refs, managers and fans giving all them loads of abuse and smashing their windows of their houses.
 
#19
I see they are probably going to bring in referees from foreign countries for the weekend if their is not resolution. I can see it now, all the players being goody two shoes then when the dispute is sorted it will be back to normal players running at and surrounding the refs, managers and fans giving all them loads of abuse and smashing their windows of their houses.
A bit closer to home JB

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