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Steve Clarke on Scottish Refs

#SteveClarke: "You sit here on a Monday after a weekend where everyone talks about referees. Consistency of refereeing. One player runs to the crowd yesterday to celebrate a goal and gets a yellow card. One player runs to the crowd to celebrate a goal and doesn't get a yellow card. Five penalty decisions in one game... one correct, four wrong. There was an offside decision in our game on Friday night. Insignificant. It wasn't in a dangerous position, it was given offside by the East Stand linesman. Three metres onside. Three metres. That's the side of this desk or more. Has he been pulled up about it? Has he been shown it? Has he been told that it was wrong? Probably not. He probably doesn't even know it's a mistake. It has to be sorted. [Exasperated is] a good word. I think I find myself increasingly disappointed. Nothing's being done to address it. Nothing. One of our players was suspended for two games for going to ground too easily earlier in the season. There was a media furore. A witch hunt against the player. Nothing on the same scale from Saturday's game between Rangers and St Mirren. Nothing. Hopefully the compliance officer will do her job. It doesn't affect us. I'm not particularly advocating but i just want consistency. So if our player gets a two week ban then I look forward to seeing what happens this week."

Well said Steve Clarke. Backing up his club and Scottish football in general 👏

comment by Magnum (U16400)

posted on 5/2/19

comment by The Mighty Quinn (U4099)
posted 2 hours ago

<It’s in the hands of the authorities to fix the cheating but they won’t without a major sea change. Players blocking free kicks? Yellow card. Talking back, surrounding the ref, yellow card. Contesting a shy that Stevie wonder could see came off you, yellow card. Etc.It would soon stop.>



As I posted earlier, I find it hard to take coaches seriously when the only

time they issue an 'edict' is when they think their team has lost out.


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Quinny agree. And so did Bob Kelly.

It was his complaints about the coin-toss that lead to the introduction of matches being settled by penalty shoot out.

He complained on behalf of benfica when Celtic had benefitted.

posted on 5/2/19

comment by The Mighty Quinn (U4099)
posted 8 hours, 16 minutes ago

Early bed for me noo - sleep deprived since Saturday.

Nice wee walk tomorrow with mates of 55+ years along the

River Ayr walkway - ascent nearly zero & great pub at the end.

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Don`t you get looked at like a weirdo when you go out with a group of younger folk like that?

posted on 5/2/19



Aye cheers pallaver.

We actually did a tally on a beer mat at the end.

4 of us had 267 years between us.

I'll have ye know as 2nd youngest I brought the average down.


posted on 5/2/19



< And so did Bob Kelly. >

Not the man's greatest fan Magnum.

But he was roundly mocked in the early 70's when he warned that TV

would end up ruling football, and that Scottish teams would be asked to

play Friday evenings, Sunday afternoons etc just to please the

TV companies.

He was laughed at and ridiculed.

As Bob Monkhouse would say - they're not laughing now.


comment by Magnum (U16400)

posted on 5/2/19

comment by The Mighty Quinn (U4099)
posted 1 minute ago


< And so did Bob Kelly. >

Not the man's greatest fan Magnum.

But he was roundly mocked in the early 70's when he warned that TV

would end up ruling football, and that Scottish teams would be asked to

play Friday evenings, Sunday afternoons etc just to please the

TV companies.

He was laughed at and ridiculed.

As Bob Monkhouse would say - they're not laughing now.



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Nor me mate...but he understood the principle you were outlining. That was my point.

posted on 5/2/19




posted on 5/2/19


Kelly also said that the big English clubs would then have an

insurmountable advantage & become an exclusive er ...can I say the

word 'Clique' on here after 9pm?



comment by Magnum (U16400)

posted on 5/2/19

comment by The Mighty Quinn (U4099)
posted 4 minutes ago

Kelly also said that the big English clubs would then have an

insurmountable advantage & become an exclusive er ...can I say the

word 'Clique' on here after 9pm?




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He called a lot of things mate. I just didn't like his creepy grin. Or his relatives.

posted on 5/2/19

Aye.

He was like Alec Douglas Hume.

Face like a skull as they say.

comment by Magnum (U16400)

posted on 5/2/19

comment by The Mighty Quinn (U4099)
posted 47 seconds ago
Aye.

He was like Alec Douglas Hume.

Face like a skull as they say.


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