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Independent refereeing body by Dr Errol

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Kimbori, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Kimbori

    Kimbori JF-Expert Member

    Oct 29, 2012
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    In my last blog “enough is enough” I suggested that there should be an
    independent refereeing organisation set
    up to control all matters refereeing. This
    organisation should also manage, train
    and promote refereeing in all its forms. It should be responsible for the
    recruitment, selection, and discipline of
    match officials for association football
    (soccer). It should also be free from all
    interference from “soccer politicians”
    who have their own agenda and are not
    thinking of the interests of men and
    women who go out week after week,
    sometimes at great cost and inconvenience to themselves and their
    families. I am overwhelmed by the response. I am
    amazed at the support shown for such an
    idea. I am equally pleasantly surprised
    how such an idea could arouse such
    debate among all and sundry. My motivation for such an idea, an idea
    I’ve had for some time now, is the
    complete lack of support for match
    officials when managers, club officials,
    and soccer politicians in general gang up
    together when they don’t agree with a decision by the referee. Law 5 (referees) of the Fifa Laws of the
    Game clearly states “the decisions of the
    referee regarding facts connected with
    play, including whether or not a goal is
    scored and the result of the match, are
    final.” Now what part of that don’t they understand? We now have a situation where we have
    a “review committee” who sit in
    judgement on decisions taken by the
    match officials (and I’m including
    assistant referees) some 24 or 48 hours
    later and decide if the referee made the correct decision or not. Well what about the Laws of the Game as
    stated in paragraph 5 above? Where does that leave the referee and
    “the refs decision is final”? What’s the point in having a referee on
    the field of play in the first place if his
    decision is going to be overturned by
    some committee sitting in an office? Let me state here and now that I am all
    for fair play and justice. Let me also say
    that I support structures to make match
    officiating more competent. And let me
    conclude this point by saying that
    referees will get it wrong. They are human – and humans make mistakes. If the controlling bodies of soccer want to
    change the current system then the law
    has to be changed. You cannot have civil politicians changing
    the constitution of a country as they go
    along just because they don’t like
    something in it. That’s called dictatorship
    and thankfully there aren’t many of those
    left in the world today. I know there will be strong opposition to
    this idea. I suspect there won’t be many
    in the corridors of power in football
    falling over themselves to embrace this
    change. I imagine there will be cringing
    among the hangers-on for fear they might lose their little privileges. Change is inevitable. I think it was the
    Greek philosopher who once said one
    thing is certain – things will change. Refereeing is a stressful job. Refereeing
    is a dangerous job (I once had a live
    bullet left in my hotel room). But
    refereeing can, and is, a most rewarding
    profession if we are allowed to do our
    job without interference, persuasion, or intimidation from anyone. As I mentioned earlier, referees do make
    mistakes and some have been found to
    be corrupt – thankfully not too many – so
    let us set up our own organisation with
    proper structures and check lists so as to
    avoid any perception that we are a law unto ourselves. We can then be seen to
    be what we are, guys who are fair, firm,
    and devoid of influence from whatever
    quarter. We are in it for the good of the game and
    have no axe to grind with anyone. We
    just want to do the job to the best of our
    ability and may the best team win. I’d love to hear your thoughts and
    comments so please keep them coming. Keep your comments and suggestions
    coming please. Happy Whistling
    Dr. Errol Sweeney
  2. Sita Sita

    Sita Sita JF-Expert Member

    Oct 29, 2012
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    its true
    you have firms bidding for each game
    a firm yenye controversy kwenye decision making looses inakosa business
    watakua very carefull, imagine Webb na Riley wangekua ni waajiriwa wa referring firm ya 'Colina' wangekua hawana kazi siku nyingi.
    hii italeta discipline sana

    good ideA and i support it.