palerider wrote:Whiskyman wrote:
Which is pretty much my point. And it's not unreasonable to expect the officials in the league that trumpets itself as the best in the world to at the very least understand the laws of the game they are in charge of.
I remember a saying once that went 'If he wasn't interfering with play, what was he doing on the pitch ?' and for me, although technically the Mane goal should have stood, it just looked wrong, and on this occasion the law is an ass.
First phase, second phase. All bollocks.
As for the other fuck-ups this weekend..... Diangana, as nailed-on a penalty as you'll ever see. The Wolves disallowed goal. Sol Bamba handling on the line.
Sky usually have Dermot Gallagher on today running the rule through contentious decisions. As an ex-ref, he's always an apologist for them.
It would be refreshing today if for once he admitted that the standard of officiating in this country, in the 'best league in the world' as we keep being told, has reached a new low, and for all the millions in the game has become an embarrassment.
Very true imo. I was pleased Sunday morning though. My Under 16's were reffed by a kid who looked younger than them. And he was bloody excellent. Must be very difficult for a kid his age refereeing his peers. I've written a brief letter to the Herts F A commending him and suggesting they encourage him to go further.
The first time I have ever had anything complementary to say about the F A that was. Sad thing is he'll probably get "promoted" into some crap Sunday pub league, get dog's abuse and think "fuck this for a game of soldiers", and take up another hobby.