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ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 678 - 12/08/2018 12:47:41 2132180Link 0 0
i defend all referees on here (just look at the "why did the ref") thread.
it is a thankless job,one i have never had the chance to try as i work weekends/evenings.
even if i could,i am not sure i would.
forgetting about real time,the first criticism of a referee is generally "the replay clearly showed....." - what about the real time,which is what the referee is going by?
if you asked me about 10 decisions and you about 10 decisions a referee makes,there is a good chance we would agree on 5 of them,debate 3 of them and flatly dispute 2 of them.
we need to stop using the one resource the games cant go on without,as a stick to blame when our team lose a game.
rugby has just as many,if not more,borderline calls,yet i never hear people in the bar after a match saying "oh the ref,he was why we lost".
i dont care if the all-ireland final is reffed by a man from wexford or a man from donegal,they all deserve our respect.
perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 2783 - 13/08/2018 08:35:26 2132523Link 0 0
I really think that James McGrath has done himself no favours nor has the Westmeath county board.
locklanegale (Wexford) - Posts: 6 - 15/08/2018 16:43:09 2133653Link 1 0