cousin wrote:How can referees moan when the so called top ones let the likes of rooney and co get away with calling them f**king wa**ers and nothing is done(as seen on tv and in the papers) these refs need to set the example
the-bear-man wrote:Please can we all stop talking about consistency....no two matches are ever the same....players are not consistent, coaches are not consistent, the weather is not consistent, passages of play are not consistent and referees will not be, and do not need to be, consistent in anything else than the one game they officiate in....and even then players/coaches/supporters need to wake up and understand what the word actually means. This is the ultimate cliche in football, and there's many of them. As soon as every player plays the same pass to the same player and runs the same distance over the same track and the scores remain the same, come back and talk about consistency.
As for abusive language - there is only one way you will stop it - red card for everyone who swears(!) - likely to come in? Only if we get ready for 7 v 9 at the end of most games.....might work but I have my doubts. I'm all for giving it a go....but we need to start at the top and until they are punished those who follow, watch and mimic are going to consider this acceptable behaviour. It's amazing to think that managers and players feel it is acceptable to fling obscenities at the direction of a referee at his/her place of work and worse still to wish them dying of cancer as happened to one official last weekend - I hope the player in question is never allowed to play football again. Dispicable!
schmicles wrote:i think that reffs should go into each teams changing room before a game and explain to the teams that he wants respect and he will not take any back chat or verball abuse from any player or manager and what he says goes,even on sundays games and would nice to sea teams on sundays shake hands before a game moore respect.