Originally posted by blade68thats why they should have video playback like rugby.
I feel sorry for the buggers... every decision scrutinised from 14 different camera angles.
I know there's a lot of money at stake in football and a wrong decision can cost millions - but they're only human... we all make mistakes...
Originally posted by ElleEffSeeeIts a pain that they dont raise the flag until the offended has touched the ball! I think thats why (recently) some complain about the late raise.
I've never been able to understand the mentality behind people complaining about a 'late' decision, e.g. "that linesman's flag was late!" So what if it's late? What's the difference? What are people implying when they question a delay in a decision?
Originally posted by ElleEffSeeeInteresting, but they're unbelievably crap. The only explanation is that they're not really being chosen on their capability.
Premiership referees are professional and easily earn over 40 000 quid a year.
Originally posted by PalynkaIf someone watched you on 14 different camera angles do your job for 100 minutes would there be any inperfections?
Interesting, but they're unbelievably crap. The only explanation is that they're not really being chosen on their capability.
Maybe better selection systems (and more transparent) would help.
Originally posted by invigorateAnd? That makes it easy to see how crap they are. Do you really think Graham Poll is as good as it gets?
If someone watched you on 14 different camera angles do your job for 100 minutes would there be any inperfections?
Refs are assessed internally and through the media. Hardly any other job is analysed so thoroughly.
Originally posted by PalynkaGrahm Poll obviously thinks he's the best, which is half the problem.
And? That makes it easy to see how crap they are. Do you really think Graham Poll is as good as it gets?
Originally posted by blade68They already book people for giving too much backchat though don't they? Like you say it's the whole attitude towards referees that needs to change - the players aren't going to give them more respect if the media and fans don't.
As well as being over analysed, many of the players have little or no respect for the referees. That's a problem that needs stamping out sooner rather than later.
How many times do we see referees surrounded and hounded by players... if the refs were given a directive to book players who over-react to decisions we'd probably see the game running a lot smoother...