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News: Official View: Video referee dropped

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, May 2, 2011.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why was Manly’s Jamie Lyon ruled to have knocked-on by the video referee?
     



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  2. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    There now...didnt hurt a bit now did it.
     
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Doesn't change the result but at least shows it is taken seriously. Quite possibly cost us the 2 points.
     
  4. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Yes and what happens next time we get simpkins as the video ref, same old rubbish. Can anyone remember the last time he actually gave a call our way. He sits up in the box at Brookie laughing at the rubbish decisions he dishes out to us, thinks it is all a great joke.
     
  5. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So they've dropped the idiot. Does'nt give us the two points though. He's patently a cheat and should'nt be allowed anywhere near the video refs. box again.
     
  6. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He's only been stood down? I wonder if his pay will get docked for this? He should be made to apologise to Manly.
     
  7. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    I suppose that's as much as we could hope for.
     
  8. EagleRock40

    EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

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    he probably wouldnt have been offiaciating this week as there is only 4 or 5 games...he should have been stripped his pay cheque!
    On another note - should there be a Coaches Challenge system?
     
  9. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Isn't this always the same out come for the refs? They got dropped for a week and thats that. What do they have to fear if this is all that happens to them?
     
  10. Nthn NSW

    Nthn NSW Active Member

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    He gets a week off!!
    Manly go without the 2 points which may well decide a top 4 finish!!
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    He gets a week off in a week he's not needed as there's only 4 games. Oooh er. I bet he still gets paid.

    I'd prefer to see Manly get two competition points and this clown put in stocks in the Corso for half a day.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Stood down in a week he probably wouldnt have been working anyway.

    I would have preferred "won't be assigned to officiate a manly game again in 2011"
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Which only increases the chances of getting another incompetent clown.
     
  14. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Happy enough with the outright admission that he got it wrong. Wouldn't have seen that under Finch. Why he could be so stupid to get a call like that wrong in the first place is another matter.

    I've got to respect their candid and public post mortems on controversial decisions, at least it shows they have nothing to hide. I think this is a step forward on the head in the sand "deny everything" attitude we've had for the last few years.
     
  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it's like convicting people of a crime and releasing them to do it again. It's fantastic.
     
  16. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If the video ref gets calls like that wrong then why have them?
     
  17. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have to agree C&C.

    While it is really disappointing that such poor decisions are still being made, I think this approach is far more likely over the long term to improve refereeing performances than Finch's seige mentality approach, which just made the refs think they could do no wrong.

    I still hate Bill Harrigan though![hr]
    While I complimented him above, it looks like Harrigan is still finding new ways to demonstrate what a wanker he is:

    http://www.billharrigan.com.au/
     
  18. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Where are our bloody two points you incompetent fools. I do agree that it was handled correctly but such a bad decision should have the Ref dropped for more then 1 week.
     
  19. sydsider66

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    Man i thought Finch was bad.I didnt expect Cement truck to be much better and i was right.Heres one for tommorrows DT back page.Hollywood Cement Harrigan found delirious with hair gel around his anus and dumped naked in front of News Ltd headquarters with traitor tattooed on his forehead.NRL referees in CRISIS.This could easily be arranged.
     
  20. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The first step to fixing a problem is admitting you have one. Of course I'd rather see the numpty responsible sacked for outright gross incompetence, but that was never going to happen. Small steps on what seems the right path.
     

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