U13 - Undercover refs

dave_clark


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Do you see many referees who fit parts of that catalogue? I don't.

there are plenty at the younger youth age groups. at least there were when the team i coached were those age groups (no smart arse comment please) - club refs who had the primary goal of ensuring that their team won. far from the norm, but not unheard of.

i do not include society refs in the above.
 

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Do you see many referees who fit parts of that catalogue? I don't.

Fortunately no but then again I don't see much abuse from the touchline.

Anecdotally I suspect that there is a correlation between poor onfield officiating and impotent spectator frustration which can lead to verbals.
 

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Fortunately no but then again I don't see much abuse from the touchline.

Anecdotally I suspect that there is a correlation between poor onfield officiating and impotent spectator frustration which can lead to verbals.

I think you're right there. The worse instances of abuse I've seen have been when the ref is having a poor game. I'm not sure which comes first though - I'm sure some referees would lose confidence if they heard abuse coming from the sidelines, and so go on to have a poor game.
 

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I think we are pretty much in agreement, referee abuse is not widespread in the game of rugby, especially where a decent structure is in place. I think some of you are missing the point though, even when the club has a good structure verbal abuse of mini/midi\maxi kids is rife in every country on this planet.

No smoke without fire ; countries don't organize National campaigns to deal with non-problems.
 
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Dickie E


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I think some of you are missing the point though, even when the club has a good structure verbal abuse of mini/midi\maxi kids is rife in every country on this planet.

How do you say balderdash in French?
 

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I think you're right there. The worse instances of abuse I've seen have been when the ref is having a poor game. I'm not sure which comes first though - I'm sure some referees would lose confidence if they heard abuse coming from the sidelines, and so go on to have a poor game.

yep... I perceive there is a demographic that expect their games' ref to be poor, and they then find that (s)he is "as expected".

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How do you say balderdash in French?
absurdité, sottises, balivernes, inepties, idioties, fadaises, balivernes, bêtises, niaiseries, fariboles
(Google Translate is your friend)
 

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anybody here closer to that story than a newspaper based in London/Manchester? That's no to decry the grauniad, but the story smacks of something else if it is so limited to Northland, or even just Whangerai itself. No other areas/town in NZ have been fingered as havbing an issue in that article?

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