Post by apostropheman on May 4, 2010 9:45:21 GMT 10
A constructive comment...looking back at the records available, your 7 home games in 2009 had referees appointed to 4 of them and your 7 away games had 3. I'm afraid your recollection of the situation doesn't match the facts, unless every one of the referees at your home matches failed to turn up.
The following link is a screen shot taken from the Nepean District Soccer and Football Association 2009 Annual Report. People wonder why this district continues to flourish and grow, with numbers far exceeding that of GDSFA.
Saturday Referee Coverage: -Out of a total of 33 clubs only 6 clubs had an average of less than 75% of home games covered by an official NDSRA referee. -Of those bottom six clubs that fall below the 75% average; there was a referee present on average at 60% of their home games (a figure higher than the 50% apostropheman wants to bring forth as if it's something to be proud of)
Guilty's club as a whole had referees appointed to >70% of home games. Feel free to do a more thorough analysis of coverage, just like you did on the NDSRA data to support your argument! Across the whole Association, the average was 79%.
The 50% was not quoted as something to be proud of...it was just that Guilty claimed to have had only 1 referee at home games in the past 6 years, clearly not the case. The only published statistics are club-based, not team based.
Francesco Oval (Norwest) has games all day from 9.00am, including two Seniors game, and can't get one ref.... a bit dissappointing for the small club
Shake, I think they try to share the 'grief' so to speak, around a bit. North Rocks last week at 3 fields and 16 games had 5 refs all day. including no senior or o/35 games covered. This week we have 12/ out of 13 covered.
perhaps some people need to look in the mirror as well and think would I want to get paid to be abused. So far this year there have been several games abandoned including two in the 35/3's because of continual and sustained abuse of referees or their junior AR's. Okay one mans abuse is another's everyday language but when you go to work and and get paid do you get continual sledging, name calling and just general poor behaviour from your employer because when all is said and done that is what this is, you guys are the employers and the refs are being paid but why should they cop abuse, it doesn't happen in your workplace, there are laws against it, okay the red card is the "Law" in this case but there is better protection for people in the workplace than there is for referees so just think about it, more and more referees are quitting because of the continual foul and abusive language and in some cases attacks on referees so why should they put up with it, and before you say oh they get paid, think about it again, do you get abused and assaulted in your work place. The other week a player in an U9 match assaulted and abused the referee. U9 for crying out loud, and why, who knows but whose to say that he hasn't seen an older relative do it and think I'll do that so remember guys kids watch you play and emulate you so perhaps if your behaviour improves then refs might start coming back to you.
perhaps some people need to look in the mirror as well and think would I want to get paid to be abused. So far this year there have been several games abandoned including two in the 35/3's because of continual and sustained abuse of referees or their junior AR's.
I was at the Toonie v Greystanes (O35/3's) match which was abandoned - one person just losing the plot for unknown reasons. The other 21 players on the field were on their best behaviour. Can you shed light on the second match that was abandoned in that division? From what I can see all other results have been posted.
Agree there is no excuse for abusng a referee or AR. I myself don't get it - this is park football (at best) and these guys give up their time (and get paid) to do a thankless task. I wouldn't ref a game for fear of abuse - in fact if I am going to cop abuse I might as well stay at home with my wife!!
Hardwork - Not sure where your facts come from (obviously not by being out there) - last year we had referees for about 60%+ of our games but this year it is 40% - Can't see how we are better off this year... BTW - it's O35/1's...