Post by littlebird on May 18, 2009 16:29:32 GMT 10
Just found this from the GDSFA By-laws
12. Match Officials Where possible, referees shall be appointed to all fixtures of Associations competitions by the GDSRA. The Association Secretary/General Manager is entitled to query appointments which he/she considers may be detrimental to the cause of the game.
a. When an official referee is not in attendance by exactly five minutes before the kick-off time, the team managers or captains of the two teams must meet and mutually appoint a substitute.
b. Once appointed a referee must control the whole match. The Referee's decisions are final and binding. He/she has all the rights, powers and responsibilities of an official referee and shall be accorded the same respect by the teams as would an official referee
Last Edit: May 18, 2009 16:31:26 GMT 10 by littlebird
Post by tooniedemon33 on May 19, 2009 10:15:27 GMT 10
Does a referee need to tell the player they have been cautioned, if they don't have the cards to actually show it? Like do they need to actually say to the player "That is a yellow card" or "you have been cautioned"?
Also, if an official doesn't turn up, can teams agree to have a ref from one team first half, and a team from the other second half?
OKO, Please correct me if I’m wrong. Referees (official or unofficial) can be changed anytime during a gameif they are injured and can not continue.
Skyblue, While the bylaws state that the appointed referee has to control the whole match, there is no reason why you can not change your unofficial referee in the second half if he/she says that they can not physically continue (not because it was agree before the match).
Post by tooniedemon33 on May 19, 2009 12:33:10 GMT 10
I would just think that agreeing to have each team provide a ref for a half each would promote more fairness. If the ref in the first half knows that the other team will be providing one in the second, then surely would be more fair..
The flip side; if one knows that they are going to get an opposition referee on the second half they may think they should take advantage of the "home referee" in the first half. Also if the first half ref made any mistakes then there is a chance that the second half ref deliberately makes the wrong calls to make up for it.
I think the reason for one referee to control the whole match is consistency. Many decisions in a game are based on "in the opinion of the referee" and needless to say that different people interpret the same situation differently.
The only time a referee can be changed during a match is if they are injured, and then they can be only be replaced by a suitably qualified 'official' referee. So unoffical referees should not be replaced for any reason - if they can't continue, technically the game should be abandoned and a report submitted to the Association.