What do you make of this "Respect" Campaign for the Referees in EPL?

@ram_cv (16516)
India
September 28, 2008 12:18am CST
Given the horrendous decisions that these referees have dished out over the past few weeks, I think they need more a "Learn the Rules" campaign rather than the "Respect" Campaign. What is your opinion on the same? Cheers! Ram
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@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
28 Sep 08
the decisions that these referees are giving need to give a second thought like in the yesterday man utd game there was no penalty but he awarded it to them and no need for the fourth official. they should look into the use of technology to make better decisions and if they already have which i think they do they should kindly be taught how to use it!!
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@zatak07 (699)
• India
28 Sep 08
hi amlegend...You mention it rightly....
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
28 Sep 08
Yes... Besides that what is more appalling is the number of decisions that the assistant referees and linesmen get wrong. They are more or less, lightly loaded compared to the main referee and at least I expect them to get straight forward decisions correctly. Cheers! Ram
@mrtimharry (1182)
28 Sep 08
It is difficult for players to show respect for referees when they do make mistakes but at the same time it is a very difficult job to do with only a split second to decide on some vital decisions. Players shouldn't surround a referee and everyone should realise that they are human and will make mistakes
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@zatak07 (699)
• India
28 Sep 08
ya you're right it's is a very difficult job to decide within a second, right here in this situation i would like to incorporate technologies to replay for the right decision like in cricket for the fourth umpire
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
28 Sep 08
Yes, both of you are correct. When technology is available it can be very well used. But despite everything there have been some decisions which have been appalling to see. For e.g. the John Terry red card. The FA then got it overturned. I would like to see the referees themselves getting some fines or some kind of penalties for wrong decisions, so that they are also kept on their toes. Cheers! Ram
@lakantar (1575)
• Greece
30 Sep 08
Well I think in each country is the same... But after all Referees are people and mistakes are human... The only sollution for disicions like penalties or red cards is the Video help (allow the referee to watch it in video in critical desicions)... In Greece its the same... This weekend supporters were furious cause in all matches referees made critical mistakes (2 red cards weren't showed to 2 deadly tackles in which 2 players are off for about a couple of months, 2 goals were disallowed (one passed the line and the other as a foul that wasnt :P))
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
2 Oct 08
I think now that technology is so fast, it would not slow the game much if it is at least used for incidents in the box and penalties and cards. It might just make it easier on the referees and also make sure that match winning or loosing decisions are taken correctly. Cheers! Ram
@lakantar (1575)
• Greece
2 Oct 08
There is also one other thing (cause till now I haven't listen about video help for referee) that we supporters like to have incidents like these cause the football field is where people get rid off "barbarian" emotions and frustration... So if the referee was perfect maybe they'll turn the match into an opera :P no need for cursing the referees then :P
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
2 Oct 08
:) True very true... Cheers! Ram
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@zatak07 (699)
• India
28 Sep 08
But i would propose "No double Standards" Referee was in favor of Ronaldo for a penalty which was rightly defended by Bolton defender on Sat. 28th sept08 at Old Trafford.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
28 Sep 08
That's right. I think that was the theme of yesterday's match. It is said that Gary Megson said before the match itself that the referee is going to favor Man U!! Cheers! Ram