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Luke Patten, video ref.

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DSM5, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I read with some disbelief that Luke patten is to sit in on video ref decisions. Can this be true? Here he is in todays (27/2) SMH talking about the great things happening at the Bulldogs and that Greenturd is the best thing since sliced bread. Surely he's one person to close to a certain club to give completely unbiased decisions. Hopefully he'll stand down from officiating at our games.
     
  2. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Plus...he's cross eyed.
     
  3. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    They won't allow him to officiate games concerning the dogs.

    One of the English refs isn't allowed to officiate one of the Super League teams because of being a supporter of one of the clubs
     
  4. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    One form of bias is bias towards a team. Another is bias against a team.

    The overwhelming majority of biased people think they are unbiased.
     
  5. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    How bad can he be? Gotta be better than Harrigan
     
  6. ek999

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    Why shouldn't he be able to ref Manly matches? I'm not aware of him ever saying anything against Manly. Bulldogs (and Dragons possibly) I understand but not Manly. There should be more players becoming refs or video refs. He's not the only former player to become video ref this year either. Matt Rodwell and Justin Morgan have too
     
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  7. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I have no problem with him being a video ref and officiating on ANY game.

    It's such a public thing that IF he did the wrong thing and was demeed to have advantaged the Dogs he'd be sidelined promptly.

    I am ALL for past players being involved in all facets of the reffing side of the game, as they at least have some bloody ideas!!
     
  8. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Luke Phillips played at Manly & Rooster
    Paul Mellor at the Rabbits & Sharks
     
  9. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    Yes, throws up some interesting scenarios regarding offside play.;)
     
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  10. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    And obstruction plays :D
     

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