Referees in Scotland
- Aug 21, 2012
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I've noticed there's quite a few posts on here about coaches entering the field of play and talking / complaining to refs.
I just find it strange that it happens in your code when you guys have the high ground on dissent and respect.
I think and I may be proven wrong but in my experience it is personality driven as regards the referee and the way he deals with certain situations, if you have a new younger more inexperienced official with little life experience he may well react differently to the 45+ year old referee who has been around since 4 point tries and who manages 10+ people in his day to day working life.
Some people are not used to conflict, I have served 16 years in the Army this year and due to work commitments have on occasion had to go direct to grounds from work still wearing my uniform. Delivering pre match briefs whilst still in uniform I find that very little dissent is heard throughout the game........................:shrug: lol :wink::wink:
Staring down a suicide bomber means I am well capable of dealing with over exuberant coaches and players.
Funny you should bring that up, my assessor from Saturday has said he will (going forward) refuse to assess any ref where one of the teams from my match is playing :wow: In my game on Saturday and at previous matches he's had a constant barrage of what starts out as "banter" become abuse as the game and alcohol in take goes on!
My coach this season, Tony, has found himself in the similar situation a number of times, and has found cause to speak to members of the Committee to get it sorted out short shift on the threat of a complaint into the Union, he has only had to follow that threat up once this season caused by non regular supporters getting a wee bit too boisterous pitch side after a few too many beers.