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Re: Neutral Referees
Post Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:21 am
Posted by Bent&Bongser on Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:21 am
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Is it not also conceivable that a non-neutral referee, for the sake of his reputation on a 50/50 or close) call, could err in favour of the team that he is least perceived to have allegiance to?

That aside, think that Phil B is right out of the top drawer and can't recall too many favours being doled out to Leigh, nor should they be expected But we're speaking of an Aussie reffing Oz.

Anyone recall the story of Athers declining to "walk" in a Test Match down under? Accused of being a f***ing cheatin' ****, his reply (in that nasal Manc accent of his) was said to be "When in Rome, dear boy, when in Rome......"
Re: Neutral Referees
Post Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:52 am
Posted by Anthony Jones on Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:52 am
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What's happened to the Welsh referee James Jones?
Is he still on the scene?
Not that he's very high up, but if he's still about, he should be encouraged to set his sights as high as he can.
Re: Neutral Referees
Post Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:54 am
Posted by Grimmy on Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:54 am
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Anthony Jones wrote:
What's happened to the Welsh referee James Jones?
Is he still on the scene?
Not that he's very high up, but if he's still about, he should be encouraged to set his sights as high as he can.

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Re: Neutral Referees
Post Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:08 am
Posted by HXSparky on Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:08 am
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I think this year's competition proved that "home" referees are very competent and capable of officiating regardless of who's playing (as do cricket umpires).
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