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The Whole Issue About Referees Has To Be Looked At

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Tomsmith here

I was speaking to a Referee the other day about all the bad things that can happen to a Referee an d he laughted and said we do it for the enjoyment.
What enjoyment says I and he responded If you took it serious you woulf not put a whistle in your mouth.
Most or nearly all that is said to you is said in the heat of teh moment and sure nobody means it..
Now this what a Referee said, he also added that its a lovely thing to go out and be in control of the game.
What he dident like was when the game was over people alleging that you influenced a the result with some of ( his) decisions

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3827 - 05/07/2023 17:42:45    2492501

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Tomsmith here

What has happened i Cooketown away up in County Tyrone has surely crossed the line.
While I understand a person was arrested and caution has to be excised in relation to what is said, and the culprit has relations as has the victim its unfortunate that it happened.
I feel that underage games in general are a source of aggression towards Referees.
Most of the parents dont know one another and nobody wants to tell an offender to shut up.

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3827 - 08/07/2023 09:28:03    2493068

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