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Foreign Refs

Is it getting to the stage where we should ship in foreign refs to officiate Scottish football?

Between complete incompetents (Madden, Collum etc) to kids who are only there through nepotism (Dallas), is it worth importing referees who know what they are doing.. at least more so than our current crop who are awful?

I'm kinda hoping our lot do go on strike so our league can enjoy games that aren't compromised by terrible decisions.. might even realise it's a semi-permanent solution until our refs get their acts together.

Ideas?

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by Ibrox Elite (U5255)
posted 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
Does Tom, sorry juke want foreign refs or neutral refs?


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Eh?

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Nah Icany, the one official I won't slaughter is the linesman.. thankless task and I'd argue a near impossible job we ask of them. It's amazing they actually call so many offsides etc correctly.

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by My POV (U10636)
posted 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
comment by NNH (U10730)
posted 40 minutes ago
That offside decision in the Liverpool game was up there as bad as I've seen this season

Milner was easily 4 yards off
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Linesman was in a dreadful position to call that one.
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Great position! He HAD to primarily watch for the ball going out. Too short a distance to watch for the offside - did you want him to guess?

No help from his ref.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by JukeboxJunkie (U10162)
posted 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
comment by Ibrox Elite (U5255)
posted 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
Does Tom, sorry juke want foreign refs or neutral refs?


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Eh?
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Tom paranoiac Boyd was calling for “neutral” refs from abroad.

comment by My POV (U10636)

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Silver-he was in a terrible position to call the offside.

https://goo.gl/images/f1z11V

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by My POV (U10636)
posted 10 minutes ago
Silver-he was in a terrible position to call the offside.

https://goo.gl/images/f1z11V
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I agree! But he was doing the two more important tasks well...

- being in the right position to call a throw in - Lallana was twisting right on that touchline for a long time.
- not interfering with play.

Ref no where to be seen. To be fair he was in the normally right position too but presumably ball watching as well? Its unfortunate but VAR will fix these. Just do it!

comment by (U21986)

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

Ref's should be chosen in the same way as a jury for a trial. From a pool of ex pro's. Providing more numbers to draw from. Can only be admitted where qualified to do the job so will need to train for it. A minimum fitness should be a requirement of the job. AS should an eye test to prove they can see. The uniform has specsavers sponsorship logos ffs.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

we had refs from outside the country before

Celtic dropped 2 points due to a perfectly good goal being ruled out by a non scot non mason (he might have been a proddy though)

They lost the league marginally that season.

While 22 guys cheat refs will make mistakes

And it happens all over not just Scotland.

posted 1 week, 6 days ago

comment by (U21986)
posted 14 minutes ago
Ref's should be chosen in the same way as a jury for a trial. From a pool of ex pro's. Providing more numbers to draw from. Can only be admitted where qualified to do the job so will need to train for it. A minimum fitness should be a requirement of the job. AS should an eye test to prove they can see. The uniform has specsavers sponsorship logos ffs.
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And if you’re Wullie Collum you can also ‘hear’ things even if you are not looking in the same direction of play 😂

posted 1 week, 5 days ago

comment by Ibrox Elite (U5255)
posted 12 hours, 27 minutes ago
comment by JukeboxJunkie (U10162)
posted 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
comment by Ibrox Elite (U5255)
posted 1 hour, 7 minutes ago
Does Tom, sorry juke want foreign refs or neutral refs?


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Eh?
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Tom paranoiac Boyd was calling for “neutral” refs from abroad.


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I just want competent ones

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