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The second Limerick goal with the 9 steps was very interesting, why did the ref. let it stand? Maybe it is time to scrap the solo rule.

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 813 - 21/08/2018 11:49:10    2135195

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Replying To maroondiesel:  "The second Limerick goal with the 9 steps was very interesting, why did the ref. let it stand? Maybe it is time to scrap the solo rule."
Players get away with steps all the time. A player has to take a minimum of 15 before they are blown!

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 191 - 21/08/2018 13:51:48    2135264

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Morrissey took 9/10 steps, but he also struck the ball out of mcinerneys hand, which is also a foul

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 988 - 21/08/2018 14:03:37    2135270

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Players get away with steps all the time. A player has to take a minimum of 15 before they are blown!"
agreed.....therefore the solo should be abolished based on this, refs do not count steps

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 813 - 21/08/2018 14:45:31    2135295

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To be honest I thought Owens was brutal yesterday but then I think in general he is a poor ref.......doesn't apply the rules consistently and that is the key word consistently.......he was giving frees 30 seconds later for the exact same things he had just let go......one free he gave against Glynn in first half was comical .........I'm all for letting the game flow but nowhere in the rules does it say that hauling and dragging your man before the ball even arrives is allowed yet the full back lines on both sides particularly Limerick were at it the whole game.......

PaudieSull1 (Down) - Posts: 634 - 21/08/2018 16:44:42    2135350

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Paid particular attention to refereeing with an open mind this year. That is easy to do when your team is not involved. I thought both semi finals were well refereed. Gave one an A and the other an A+. If you are looking for zero mistakes you are living in cuckoo land and never going to be satisfied. I do not believe that those minor mistakes caused any team to lose. Bad mistakes that cause this I hope are dealt with in reviews. Every coach would love for his players to make zero errors. Some chance of that.
My assessment of Owens in the final would be a B. Did nothing to cause either team to win or lose. However did seem a little uncertain as to how he wanted to ref.
Sometimes I notice that a certain game can make a good ref look bad. He starts out leaving a little tug go and then these tugs and pulls are longer because he let it go.He is bedevilled by people if he blows for every thing and others if he lets it flow. A term used by those with that approach. Usually may I add they only mean it for their own team. Not applying the rules is a risky business and may come back to haunt a ref.
There is no doubt in my mind that it is a job for two. However be under no illusion but that takes a lot of skill and understanding to make it work.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 407 - 23/08/2018 22:43:04    2136129

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There is no doubt in my mind that it is a job for two. However be under no illusion but that takes a lot of skill and understanding to make it work.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 310 - 23/08/2018 22:43:04 2136129

Agree with you Canuck. The game is too fast now for 1 man.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 191 - 26/08/2018 13:06:08    2136617

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